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Failed at start “Progress” on February 11 the unit was removed and sent to the company

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NIZHNY NOVGOROD, February 14. /TASS./ Failed during startup “Progress” on February 11, the device is removed and sent to the enterprise established the Commission on investigating the cause of the failure. This was reported to journalists by the Executive Director of the state Corporation “Roscosmos” Andrew Kalinowski.

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“Now a Commission is created, the device, which was refused, was removed, he was sent to the company, will analyze and be clear why and what to do with it. We, when we know the cause, then we will develop the actions to be taken. Now is a planned work”, – he told, answering a question of the correspondent of TASS in the course of scientific and practical forum “the quality of products of organizations of the military-industrial complex.”

Kalinowski said that the automatic control system of the launch complex revealed a failure to start due to the multi-stage verification system.

Sunday, February 11, when starting from the Baikonur cosmodrome “Soyuz-2.1 a” with 2.5 tons of various cargoes, including fuel, water, scientific equipment and food for the ISS crew entered the command for auto shutdown of engines, with the result that it was cancelled. The launch vehicle with transport cargo vehicle “Progress MS-08” was held on the backup date on February 13.

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