25 Jun 2019 10:53

Roscosmos denies contingency in Soyuz MS-11 landing

MOSCOW. June 25 (Interfax) - A check has not confirmed a contingency during landing of the Soyuz MS-11 capsule, Roscosmos said in a statement on Tuesday.

"An analysis of telemetric information showed that all systems and units of Soyuz MS-11 (including the integrated propulsion system) functioned normally and in strict compliance with the flight sequence during landing. No corrective actions needed," the corporation said.

A reserve manifold (the duct of the integrated propulsion system's pneumatic hydro-system) was prepared for being used (if necessary) after upon completion of the landing sequence, it said.

"So reports of certain media outlets alleging landing 'contingencies' are untrue," Roscosmos said.

The media said, citing the NASA live feed, the principal manifold of the Soyuz MS-11 integrated propulsion system failed in the course of de-orbiting, and the reserve manifold was enabled.