Soyuz Rocket’s Malfunction Will Be Eliminated in Two Weeks

The launch was cancelled over a problem with the booster’s electrical equipment. one of the sources told TASS.

Another source confirmed the electrical equipment’s malfunction. noting that the rocket has been taken off the launch pad and it is expected that an effort to eliminate the malfunction will take one or two weeks.

The mishap was detected at around 9 a.m. Moscow time on Friday before the rocket was fueled. According to Spaceflight now portal. the Soyuz 2.1a launch with Meridian-M satellite was scheduled for 2 p.m. Moscow time on January 24.

The rocket was installed on a modernized launch pad number 3 at Plesetsk spaceport. The first launch from this pad after reconstruction works was carried out on December 11. 2019.

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