Today, 1 December 2016, at 17:51 on Moscow time from the platform №1 ( “Gagarin’s start”) the Baikonur cosmodrome launch vehicle “Soyuz-U” with transport cargo ship “Progress MS-04.” Alas, the launch went according to plan, and now the fate of the unit in question.
reported that after six minutes with a little after launching with the ship was lost link in the laconic comment of Roskosmos on the matter reads as follows:. “ inform you that today after the launch of the carrier rocket” Soyuz-U “with transport cargo ship” Progress MS-04 ” 383 seconds lost telemetry. currently Roscosmos specialists find out the situation of . “
How TASS, citing sources in the space industry, an emergency situation has occurred on stage, the third stage of the engine. The ship is likely went to neraschёtnuyu orbit and will not be able to fly to the ISS.
“Progress MS-04” was supposed to deliver to the ISS for about 2 5 tons of various cargoes, including “dry” cargo, fuel tanks combined propulsion system and the refueling system, water and compressed gases. In addition, the ISS crew had to get scientific equipment and components for life-support systems, as well as containers with food, clothing, medicines and personal care products.
It should be noted that “Progress MS” – is a new modification of the device, created as a result of deep modernization of the ship “Progress M”. The ship has a new command and telemetry system retrofit onboard radio system convergence “Kurs-NA” and digital blocks berthing and orientation control.
Updated. Roscosmos later confirmed the ship wreck. “December 1, 2016 launch of LV” was carried out from Baikonur Soyuz-U “with the transport cargo vehicle (THC)« Progress MS-04. ” Up to 382 seconds of flight of the launch vehicle took place normally. After 382 seconds of flight telemetry data reception ended. Established controls are not recorded on the functioning of the ship’s estimated orbit.
According to preliminary information, as a result of the loss contingency TGC occurred at an altitude of about 190 kilometers above the rugged uninhabited mountainous territory of the Republic of Tyva, and most of the fragments were burned in the dense layers of the atmosphere. The State Commission analyzes the current emergency. The loss of the cargo ship will not affect the normal operation of the ISS systems and waste station crew “