Mobile service tower launch vehicle “Soyuz-2.1 a” with the Russian spacecraft “Lomonosov, AIST-2D” and nanosatellite SamSat-218 at the cosmodrome East
“According to preliminary data, the first launch of “Soyuz-2.1 a” has been moved from April 27 to reserve a date could not take place on the 28th of April,” said a source “RIA Novosti”. According to him, to postpone the start indefinitely would signal the decision to discharge the fuel components of the rocket. Official confirmation of this information “RIA Novosti does not have.
“The state Commission has not yet adopted 28 April as the date for launch of the carrier rocket “Soyuz 2.1 a” from the cosmodrome “East”, — said the source “Interfax”.
On the night of 27 April at the Vostochny space centre being built in the Amur region, was held the first launch. However, a few minutes before the start, he was moved on April 28 to back date the start.
In honor of the first launch from the East to the launch site was attended by President of Russia Vladimir Putin. As reported by his press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov, the head of state will remain on the East to clarify the prospects of the launch.
On the night of 27 April, the East was to be launched rocket “Soyuz 2.1 a”. But for 1.5 minutes before the start of the automation gave a bounce of a missile launch. Now with the failure of the special Commission understands.
In the “Roskosmos” has refused to consider an emergency with the first missile launch. “It should be noted that such things happen quite often. <…> In General, technology is a very serious thing, even iron sometimes breaks, and if you talk about a missile, it’s far more complicated mechanism”, — said “Kommersant FM” the official representative of Corporation Igor Burenkov.