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Progress MS-04 space freighter crash likely caused ‘by opening tank of 3rd stage’
 
Kazakhstan. 11 january
The likely cause of the Progress MS-04 space freighter’s crash on December 1 was the opening of the third stage’s tank, experts of the special investigation commission said Wednesday. The tank was affected by elements that emerged after the destruction of the 11D55 engine due to ignition and further destruction of the oxidizer’s pump, according to the experts. It was reported earlier that the investigation into the accident was being conducted by specialists both from the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, and from NASA. The loss of the space freighter came after a faulty launch from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.
 
 
 
 
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