Short circuit cause of Soyuz scrub

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The Russians revealed today that the reason they are delaying Friday’s manned Soyuz mission is because they detected a short circuit in the Soyuz capsule during a test.

One more detail that needs mention: This will only be the second manned flight of this version of the Soyuz capsule, officially dubbed Soyuz-MS.


One comment

  • Edward

    This is why pre-flight tests are performed. For the Russians, their most recent test resulted in a delay that hardly anyone knows about. For SpaceX, their most recent test resulted in a spectacle seen around the world.

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