An anonymous reader writes: The online version of the San Francisco Chronicle sfgate reports the cause of the loss of a Soyuz rocket in August to a manufacturing flaw, announced by the official Russian Space Agency, ROSCOSMOS. The manufacturing flaw led to the failure of a gas generator. This is an update from the earlier story on slashdot, slashdot the story is also on a Russian news website in English: rian.ru
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