The Russian Prime Minister has given the Russian launch industry until September to figure out how to improve its quality control.


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The Russian Prime Minister has given the Russian launch industry until September to figure out how to improve its quality control.

It also appears from the above article that there is some confusion about whether the head of the company that built the failed upper stage to the Proton rocket has resigned, as reported here and here.

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  • Kelly Starks

    “… improve its quality control” Hell, not big surprise here. The folks that keep the Russian space industry runing, are old and literally dieing and taking their skills with them. They can’t hire new folks and train them in time, because they don’t pay them much of everything, and the old guys are afraid they’ll be fired if anyone else knows enough to replace them.

    Soon both ex-superpower, could be ex spacefaring nations.

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