Soyuz Launch Failure remains Mysterious One Week after Loss of Progress MS-04 Mission

One week has passed since the failure of Russia’s Soyuz U Rocket transporting the Progress MS-04 cargo craft, but a clear version of what caused the the mishap two and a half-minutes prior to the vehicle’s planned arrival in orbit has yet to emerge.

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Fate of Russian Progress Cargo Ship unknown after suspected In-Flight Anomaly

The fate of Russia’s Progress MS-04 cargo spaceship is uncertain after an apparent in-flight anomaly occurred while the spacecraft was riding atop the third stage of its Soyuz U rocket following an on-time blastoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday.

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Soyuz Rocket rolls out at Sunrise for Thursday Liftoff with ISS Resupply Craft

A Russian Soyuz U rocket topped with a Progress cargo resupply craft was moved to its Launch Pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the early hours on Tuesday to enter final preparations for a Thursday liftoff on a two-day chase of the International Space Station to keep up a steady supply of cargo for the six crew members in orbit.

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