[amsat-bb] Soyuz-U - Progress M-12M
lucleblanc6 at videotron.ca
Wed Aug 24 07:41:14 PDT 2011
excerpt from SPACEFLIGHT NOW
An "emergency situation" occurred during today's launch of a robotic Russian resupply ship headed for the International Space Station,
preventing the Soyuz rocket from placing the freighter into orbit.
Liftoff of the Soyuz booster carrying the Progress vessel from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan occurred at 9:00 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT),
beginning Russia's 44th such cargo delivery mission to the space station.
But the Russian space agency says a problem with the upper stage propulsion system caused a premature shutdown and the vehicle's
Heard that the remains crashed about 300KM from launc pad?
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