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Soyuz crew safely lands after Rocket launch failure, Commission opens probe

ANI  |  Moscow [Russia] 

A occurred during the launch of the Russian MS-10 manned from the Baikonur space center to the (ISS) on Thursday, which made the capsule with the return to Earth in a ballistic descent mode.

The safely landed in and got in touch with rescue teams. members, Russian and NASA are in good condition.

The launch failure was announced during live stream by the Roscosmos.

According to a source, the capsule with the crew was jettisoned from the carrier automatically by the emergency system.

Russia's Central Military District announced that military paratroopers parachuted from an aircraft to the scene, where the MS-10 crew members were found after the failure of carrier rocket, to facilitate the evacuation.

Oleg Orlov, the of the of the Russian Academy of Sciences, confirmed that the condition of the crew was assessed as good.

The program of manned and cargo launches to the ISS would be revised, with all Russian manned launches suspended until clarification of the causes.

"In connection with the incident, the Roscosmos emergency commission made the decision to suspend all launches of Soyuz-FG rockets, which are used to take astronauts to the ISS, until the causes are found out," the source said.

The source added that a launch scheduled for December could be similarly delayed.

Roscosmos established an emergency commission after the launch incident.

"A state commission was formed by my decision to determine the cause of the Soyuz-FG accident. It has already begun work. Telemetry is being studied. have been working from the first second of the accident. The Soyuz-MS emergency rescue system worked properly. The crew was rescued," wrote on

himself departed for the site of the emergency landing of the crew.

Meanwhile, a source told that the commission would carry out an inspection at Space Rocket Centre Progress where Soyuz-FG rocket was produced.

Commenting on the situation, Kremlin said that would be provided with all the necessary information about the launch incident.

"Of course, the will be provided with all the necessary information," Peskov told reporters.

He noted that, according to the information at his disposal, the and the crew of the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft worked properly.

Russian Yury Borisov, in turn, said that preliminary data showed that the Soyuz failure took place when the first stage was separating from the second stage.

"The situation is certainly unpleasant, but, as you know, there have already been such cases in the history of astronautics. On the other hand, the efficiency of the emergency rescue system has been confirmed, which is very important," Borisov told reporters.

He said personnel changes in the were possible once causes of the Soyuz accident and those guilty were established.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 21:20 IST