The state Commission on investigation of causes of failure of the first launch from Vostochny is established that the problem arose due to the faulty cable. This is reported by “Izvestia”, citing a source in the leadership of the state Corporation “Roscosmos”.
“The situation in the NPO (Scientific-production Association of automatics named after academician Semikhatova modeled, saw the results firsthand and approved”, — said the interlocutor of the edition.
He said that the missile installed in the cable did not meet the requirements of the design documentation and were without a few essential jumpers.
Earlier, the head of Roscosmos Igor Komarov suggested that the reason for the failure of start could be the lack of work one of the cables in the control system.
The launch of the carrier rocket with three spacecraft was scheduled for 05:01 GMT 27 APR 2016. Watching the first launch from the East came the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. However, a minute before the start it was canceled. A failure of the head of state made reprimands Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and Igor Komarov.
In the end, the launch of the carrier rocket Soyuz 2.1 a was held in reserve the date — April 28.