Progress transport spacecraft from Russia fell after the launch of International Space Station (ISS) on 24 / 8. According to the experts first, the accident occurred due to a problem inside the Soyuz rocket.
The New York Times reported that investigators found a tube of rocket fuel fouling. The tube to the fuel to power generators, not missile engines. If the generator stops working, the pumps can not push the fuel and oxygen into the engine.
The experts said the fuel pipes in Soyuz rocket due to a wrong principle in the production process.
In a sense this is good news, because this conclusion means that the basic design of the Soyuz rocket is not the cause of the accident. If problems arise because the design of the rocket, it will need a lot of time to overcome.
But many fear the rule of the fuel pipe can also occur in other Soyuz rocket.
Joshua Buck, a spokesman for the Office of Aerospace America (NASA) confirmed that Russian investigators found the cause of the explosion spacecraft. But he added that American experts still reviewing data submitted by the Russian side.
Spaceship blast was the biggest shock for Russia's space industry for over a decade. NASA hopes the Russian problem will be solved in time in two months to ISS does not fall into abandoned. Russia has decided to take three astronauts on the ISS to return on 16 / 9, but has no plans to send a man to replace.