Soyuz Launch Abort Traced To Damaged Sensor

Credit: Soyuz landing: NASA/Bill Ingalls
CAPE CANAVERAL—The launch abort experienced by a Soyuz crew last year—the first in 35 years—has been traced to mechanical damage to a sensor that prevented pressurized gas from separating one of the vehicle’s strap-on boosters, which impacted the core second stage and triggered the automated abort...

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