Rogozin: the Soyuz rescue system for ships has proven to be extremely reliable

MOSCOW, October 11. / Tass /. The emergency rescue system of the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft showed exceptional reliability. This was announced on Thursday, the head of the state company "Roscosmos" Dmitry Rogozin, according to RT channel on Twitter.

"The emergency rescue system has proven its exceptional reliability, but what is the cause of the accident – let's figure it out," he said.

The Soyuz FG take-off vehicle with the Soyuz MS-10 manned vehicle launched on October 11 from the first launch base of Baikonur (Gagarinsky launch), the launch was carried out at 11:40 Moscow. The cosmonaut of Roscosmos Alexei Ovchinin (commander of the Union MS-10) and NASA astronaut Nick Haig were aboard the ship on their way to the international space station ISS.

During the flight of the Soyuz rocket a carrier collapsed, after which the crew switched to the ballistic descent mode. Soyuz MS-10 after the accident of the Soyuz FG rocket was in the steppe of Kazakhstan. According to the press service of the Central Military District, rescue workers evacuate the crew from the rescue capsule, the condition of the astronauts is assessed as satisfactory.