Did Soyuz TMA-11’s equipment module not separate?

by | May 7, 2008 | Russia | 0 comments

There appears to be growing evidence that TMA-11 suffered a repeat of an incident known to have occured in 1969 with the descent of Soyuz 5

Former Flight International contributor James Oberg has had an article published on IEEE Spectrum online that has information from an internal NASA report that indicates a fault with the separation of TMA-11’s descent and equipment modules

Flight is also investigating sources that suggest that TMA-11 is not the only recent repeat of the Soyuz 5 equipment module problem

I already have specifics on changes apparently approved by the Russian Federal Space Agency to counter the problem

I hope to provide more factual information soon

 

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