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Failure with the Proton - M has occurred from - for defect of a cable

the Reason of unsuccessful start of the rocket the Proton - M with communication satellites the Express train - 2 and Telcom - 3, possibly, became small mechanical damage of the main cable of giving of fuel. Engine failure razgonnogo the block the Breeze - M from - for which carrier rocket start the Proton - M with two communication satellites has passed unsuccessfully, has happened on the night of August, 7th.

has the day before passed the second session of the commission on finding-out of supernumerary work razgonnogo the block the Breeze - M . It was possible to establish that after the second inclusion of impellent installation pressure in a fuel tank has sharply fallen. It has led to that nominal draught has not been reached. In this connection electronics has automatically given out a command on engine switching-off - quotes the Businessman Sources in the interdepartmental commission.

As to pressure drop it, according to interlocutors of the newspaper, could be caused several factors - or presence of extraneous subjects in a fuel tank which could become the reason zasora the main cable, or its mechanical damage. several weeks ago it was necessary to lay a cable anew from - for the arisen malfunctions. Therefore start should be transferred on two weeks - marks a source in Federal space agency (Russian Space Department).

Unsuccessful start of the rocket the Proton - M has taken place on the night of Tuesday, on August, 7th. Russian Space Department later officially recognised that companions the Express train - 2 and Telkom - 3 are lost. Thus in department have informed that companions will fly in an orbit some more years. Actually it means that they have turned to space garbage.