Russian space agency Roscosmos has published footage, captured by the Soyuz-FG carrier rocket’s on-board cameras, showing the moment the rocket fails mid-air, forcing the crew to make an emergency landing. The video, released on Thursday, confirms that the dramatic mid-air failure was caused by a malfunction in the detector that signals separation of the rocket’s first and second stages. The footage first shows the vehicle’s regular flight. However, about 2 minutes after takeoff, the rocket spins out of control. This exact moment is seen in the video.
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