It became known the exact date of the first launch of the rocket after the accident "Union"

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It became known the exact date of the first launch of the rocket after the accident "Union"

The journalists contacted a reliable source in the rocket and space sphere to find out the situation with the launch of rockets after the accident shocked the whole world, in which two cosmonauts did not die. The launch of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle will take place again from the Baikonur cosmodrome site next month.

Within the framework of this mission, the Progress MS-10 space transport cargo vehicle will be launched into orbit to deliver cargo to the International Space Station.

November 16 – the exact date of the first launch after the collapse of the "Union", which occurred in mid-October. According to preliminary data, the launch will take place at 21:14 Moscow time.

As for manned launches, this task is being solved now more than intensively. Start may take place in early December. The Soyuz will deliver a new crew to the ISS, and the old one must return to Earth, according to the plan, on December 20.

October 11, 2018, the first accident in the history of Russian manned cosmonautics occurred. The Soyuz FG carrier rocket with the Soyuz MS-10 transport ship, carrying the Russian Alexei Ovchinin and the American Nick Haig, started from the Baikonur cosmodrome, but after the second minute of the flight an accident occurred. The emergency system of the aircraft worked in normal mode, so that the astronauts were able to land successfully in the rescue capsule. No damage was identified. The next flight of Ovchinin and Haig into orbit is scheduled for the spring of 2019, but for now they need to have a good rest and recover.