[FPSPACE] Progress launch failure (1st in history)
James E Oberg
jameseoberg at comcast.net
Fri Aug 26 16:19:02 EDT 2011
This message was stuck for two days, just as well -- the
'shattered' glass was a mistranslation, the guy actually
said the blast NEARLY (chout nye) blew out the windows.
----- Original Message -----
From: "James E Oberg" <jameseoberg at comcast.net>
To: "Chris Jones" <clj at panix.com>; "FPSpace" <fpspace at friends-partners.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 11:11 AM
Subject: Re: [FPSPACE] Progress launch failure (1st in history)
> From Altay Region -- reports of an explosion...
> "Explosion was of such force that for 100 kilometers nearly all glass
> shattered from the windows. I live here 40 years, we became accustomed to
> the fact that fall the steps (carrier rockets), but there was no such
> explosion, not once", said Borisov.
> According to him, there is no information about the victims as yet "and
> there couldn't be", since it's already night and this locality is almost
> inaccessible. The data about that, are whether there are victims, there
> be any earlier than 11.00 AM local time (8.00 msk), since to reach them
> be either on helicopters or on the tankettes, he noted.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chris Jones" <clj at panix.com>
> To: "FPSpace" <fpspace at friends-partners.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 10:05 AM
> Subject: [FPSPACE] Progress launch failure (1st in history)
>> For the first time ever, a Progress launch failed today.
>> Communications was lost during the 3rd stage burn and the spacecraft
>> failed to reach orbit.
>> Given that this is the same launcher used to launch crews to ISS, and
>> there's no current alternative, any interruption in future flights is
>> very bad news for ISS.
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