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The first launch at Russia’s new Vostochny spaceport yesterday was aborted by its computers at T-1.5 minutes.
The head of Russia’s Roscosmos, Igor Komarov, said the launch was halted automatically due to the glitches of the automated control system. He said the system may be restored in a day. “As usual, the responsibility for what is happening in the space sector rests with those people who are in charge of it and head it,” Komarov added.
I love how governments and their minions always use the word “glitch” when the really haven’t the slightest idea what went wrong.
Regardless, based on their plans to try again tomorrow, I suspect that the problem was relatively simple, related to the computer sensing some parameter that was outside expected tolerances, and easily fixed.