Examination of Soyuz Rockets Finds No Flaws

The crash of a Soyuz, rocket powered, unmanned Russian cargo ship in August has caused some concern since the Soyuz is now the only way to reach the International Space Station with cargo and astronauts. But today (10/07) the head of the Russian Space Agency confirmed that 18 rocket engines from the same batch that caused the crash have been checked and they do not contain the same flaw. The August crash has been blamed on an isolated and "accidental" manufacturing flaw.

Source: planetdata.net

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