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The signal to destroy the Antares rocket was sent by the operators themselves

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Specialists of Orbital Sciences Corporation, the developer and operator of the Antares launch vehicle, had to launch a spacecraft self-destruct system, reports RIA "News" with reference to the American TV channel CNN.

The signal to destroy the Antares rocket was sent by the operators themselves


The American Antares rocket, which was supposed to deliver a space Cygnus truck with two tons of cargo for the ISS, into orbit exploded during launch from the Vallops space center Tuesday.

The vice president of the company, Barron Benesky, said that the operators had to activate the self-destruct system when it became clear that the launch had failed.

"They resorted to a system of self-destruction, to be sure that the rocket will not fall in populated areas, because they realized that it will not be able to go into orbit," said the former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly.

The US space agency also reported that the disaster destroyed scientific equipment and spare parts for the station. There were no casualties in the accident; at the moment, its causes are being investigated. According to representatives of NASA, emergency will not affect the health of astronauts on the ISS, as they will have enough water and food for at least until the end of March.
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  1. venzim
    venzim 31 October 2014 06: 33
    +20
    Well, excuses rained down, like it’s not a rocket launcher, it’s a normal failure, I wonder how much more ukrov incompetence will be covered in any matter
    1. Oleg NSK
      Oleg NSK 31 October 2014 06: 40
      +27
      Well done ... that's "sculpted a goose" ... well, exactly, the operators came up with the idea, to smash it to the HERAM ... the cosmodrome ...
      ... hope taxpayers believe?
      1. Revolver
        Revolver 31 October 2014 06: 48
        +3
        What do you think that some "Protons" can explode at the start?
        1. Oleg NSK
          Oleg NSK 31 October 2014 06: 57
          +22
          What do you think that some "Protons" can explode at the start?

          ... the matter is not in the very fact of the explosion of the carrier ... but in the lies ... lies in everything ...
          ... otherwise the existence of the United States, it simply will not be possible ... to stop lying, for the United States it is to press the self-destruct button
          1. HAM
            HAM 31 October 2014 07: 36
            +8
            Yes, you’re right, what kind of head you need to have in order to calculate in 6 seconds of the flight that the rocket will not go on the given trajectory! Geniuses, however.
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              1. dzvero
                dzvero 31 October 2014 09: 14
                +1
                most likely, according to telemetry data, the computer issued a warning, and the operator acted according to the instructions.
          2. Erg
            Erg 31 October 2014 08: 54
            0
            I agree with you. "Nagant", I see, is a fan of American crap. Let him say in front of everyone here that the towers were brought down by "terrorists".
          3. Fregate
            Fregate 31 October 2014 09: 40
            +1
            Quote: Oleg NSK
            . The point is not in the fact of the explosion of the carrier ... but in a lie

            And most importantly, this does not change. The rocket it turns out was faulty.
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        3. andrejwz
          andrejwz 31 October 2014 09: 05
          +4
          Quote: Nagan
          What do you think that some "Protons" can explode at the start?

          At least we are not lying, that for 6 seconds. they managed to fix the failure, not understanding its reasons and in what unit, to predict the behavior of the rocket and come to the conclusion that the launch pad is a worthy goal.
      2. Sunjar
        Sunjar 31 October 2014 06: 48
        +6
        Sharp however operators. The rocket almost immediately caught up ... The guys knew that it won’t fly into orbit before launch.

        One hundred pounds Vovka Putin worked.
        1. podpolkovnik
          podpolkovnik 31 October 2014 09: 20
          +1
          Quote: Sunjar
          One hundred pounds Vovka Putin worked.
        2. tkhonov66
          tkhonov66 31 October 2014 11: 44
          0
          "...
          One hundred pounds Vovka Putin worked.
          ..."
          .
          If there is no water in the house ... - Vovka Putin drank the water ...
          8-))
      3. Oleg14774
        Oleg14774 31 October 2014 08: 43
        +4
        Quote: Oleg NSK
        spread to h.ep.a.m

        Quote: Oleg NSK
        spread to h.ep.a.m

        If they "self-destructed" seconds, let's say in 5-7 and the cosmodrome would be intact and settlements would not suffer. And so false words. Well, you can add those who are not competent.
        1. Cynic
          Cynic 31 October 2014 11: 01
          +1
          Quote: Oleg147741
          and settlements were not affected.

          Purely rhetorically _
          The US Wallops Cosmodrome was established in 1945 by the Langley Research Center - the National Aviation Advisory Committee and is currently one of the main NASA research and test bases for the development and launch of research rockets and small artificial Earth satellites launched by the Scout carrier rocket ". Located in part on the east coast of Virginia and on Wallops Island (37 ° 50'N and 75 ° 30'W) 260 km from the capital of the United States. The proving ground in 1974 was renamed NASA's Wallops Space Flight Center.

          и
          The flight path of the launch vehicles runs in the direction of Bermuda and is equipped with the necessary measuring tools and telemetry stations. The permissible starting sector is limited by angles from 67 ° to 145 °.
          ...
          During the year, up to 400 research launches are made at the Wallops Cosmodrome with the goal of testing the components and components of rocket structures under NASA programs.

          This excuse is pure psakism!
          wink
      4. Cynic
        Cynic 31 October 2014 10: 53
        0
        Quote: Oleg NSK
        Well done ...

        And then, at the sixth second to understand that the focus failed, what qualifications have!
        You can only envy!
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    3. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 31 October 2014 06: 45
      +11
      The signal for the destruction of the Antares rocket was sent by the operators themselves !!!- To the specialists of Orbital Sciences Corporation, the developer and operator of the Antares carrier rocket, for how much, will you agree to do this systematically? wink
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    5. siberalt
      siberalt 31 October 2014 07: 00
      +1
      Well, is Putin again to blame?
      1. tkhonov66
        tkhonov66 31 October 2014 11: 46
        0
        "...
        Well, is Putin again to blame?
        ..."
        .
        Well, of course!
        .
        Bo today in the country of 3.14-ddosii V. Putin - is guilty of everything.
        8-))
    6. Kostyar
      Kostyar 31 October 2014 08: 03
      0
      This is not an excuse, it's like: we always have everything under control ......
    7. Mahmut
      Mahmut 31 October 2014 08: 43
      +2
      Old Soviet joke.
      At the same time, two meetings are held at the CIA and the KGB.
      On the agenda of the first meeting, the question "Why did the second solid fuel accelerator explode?"
      On the agenda of the second meeting "Why did only the second solid fuel booster explode?"
    8. 11 black
      11 black 31 October 2014 09: 01
      +1
      Yeah, of course, in 6 seconds they managed to analyze the situation, figure out what was the matter, and when they concluded
      Quote: venzim
      realized that she could not enter orbit

      they didn’t find anything better than to launch a rocket at the launch complex ... freshly giving as they say, okay at least this time they won’t tell about Pu with a grenade launcher laughing
  2. RusDV
    RusDV 31 October 2014 06: 33
    +3
    They resorted to a self-destruction system to make sure that the rocket didn’t fall in populated areas,

    ABOUT! This is a thought ... it is necessary in advance, before their launches, to dig their codes on the SL ... So that their population certainly will not be hurt ... otherwise they themselves will blink ... smile
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  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 31 October 2014 06: 37
    +11
    It’s quite a noble excuse. She would have flown, but we decided that she would not fly, and ... killed her. We’ve dropped it right at the start, so that it would be more painful for us. This is straight masochists.
  5. kenig1
    kenig1 31 October 2014 06: 40
    +6
    Of course, specifically over the launch pad destroyed.
  6. Balamyt
    Balamyt 31 October 2014 06: 40
    +3
    Most likely this is an attempt to save "face" in this situation. Like, and in extreme situations, we keep everything under control. There is no way to check this.
    And they can say that a missile explosion was planned, you can expect everything from the Americans! wassat
    1. tungus
      tungus 31 October 2014 06: 55
      +13
      US intelligence agencies are investigating why the right rocket engine exploded. And the FSB is investigating why the left did not explode. (C)
      1. podpolkovnik
        podpolkovnik 31 October 2014 09: 26
        +6
        Quote: tungus
        US intelligence agencies are investigating why the right rocket engine exploded. And the FSB is investigating why the left did not explode. (C)
  7. Nayhas
    Nayhas 31 October 2014 06: 41
    +6
    And I personally am glad that the Orbital Sciences Corporation was so politely involved. I hope NASA will decide on further cooperation with this corporation. Well, Elon Mask does not need to click the jaw, but to act, act, act ...
    PS: whatever you say, the Americans’ cosmodromes are located in good places ...
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 31 October 2014 06: 48
      +4
      Quote: Nayhas
      PS: whatever you say, the Americans’ cosmodromes are located in good places ...

      Is it on Cape Kanavuryl? lol
      1. Nayhas
        Nayhas 31 October 2014 07: 09
        0
        Quote: Andrey Yurievich
        Is it on Cape Kanavuryl?

        Not, Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia ...


        Well, this is before the disaster ...
        1. Andrey Yuryevich
          Andrey Yuryevich 31 October 2014 07: 20
          +2
          Quote: Nayhas
          Not, Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia ...

          I'm aware of Zhen, so ... I'm kidding ... winkand then, what a disaster? its operators themselves ... that is, everything is standard ... laughing
          1. Nayhas
            Nayhas 31 October 2014 07: 36
            +1
            Quote: Andrey Yurievich
            and then, what a disaster? its operators themselves ...

            Well, yes ... fireworks for July 4 ... sorry the date did not match ...
          2. patap
            patap 31 October 2014 08: 58
            0
            well yes ... the wall fell exactly on schedule
        2. Cynic
          Cynic 31 October 2014 11: 05
          0
          Quote: Nayhas
          Well, this is before the disaster ...

          And this is after _
    2. Sly
      Sly 31 October 2014 07: 15
      +1
      Quote: Nayhas
      PS: whatever you say, the Americans’ cosmodromes are located in good places ...

      not a spaceport, but some kind of eatery on the sidelines ....
    3. Pathfinder_II
      Pathfinder_II 31 October 2014 09: 02
      0
      judging by the photographs, they got off easily - even the nearby tanks are not damaged. the launch pad is like some kind of eatery. wassat
      Antares urgently needs to be renamed to Point (point) - from where it started, there it landed with an accuracy of several meters. High-precision missile weapons of the American-Ukrainian development. lol
      1. Nayhas
        Nayhas 31 October 2014 10: 00
        -1
        Quote: PathFinder_II
        High-precision missile weapons of the American-Ukrainian development. lol

        Why are you so modest then? Like Russia did not participate and about domestic engines "calendars all lie"?
  8. San_aa
    San_aa 31 October 2014 06: 43
    +2
    It is interesting to know how much and in which company were insured: a spaceship and cargo? Whoever receives the insurance is the person concerned (presumably).
  9. Koronik
    Koronik 31 October 2014 06: 44
    +1
    It will be interesting whether a signal will be given on self-destruction, in case of a missile launch failure with a nuclear warhead?
  10. Styx
    Styx 31 October 2014 06: 48
    +8
    The Lord God Himself sent this signal to the US in order to indicate their place to them: For a nefik, a trampoline - this is your destiny! laughing
    1. Erg
      Erg 31 October 2014 09: 00
      0
      And ours, handsome. After the Yankees "self-destructed" (clowns, what can I say), they immediately took off so calmly. Not comradely it wassat
  11. explorer
    explorer 31 October 2014 06: 48
    +4
    And they rule the world and the rocket could explode only by their DESIRE. laughing
    and as soon as the journalists were not killed.
  12. inkass_98
    inkass_98 31 October 2014 06: 49
    +3
    Apparently, everything was planned in advance, including the fall of the launch vehicle with full tanks to its own spaceport. Wouldn’t it be more logical to give the order for self-destruction at the 10-15 second, when the launch vehicle would have already left the launch, but had not yet reached the settlements? Or sneaky Putin and then reached for bloody hands? laughing
    1. siberalt
      siberalt 31 October 2014 08: 07
      0
      It seems that if this happened on the 10-15th second of the flight, then the rocket would fall on the operators themselves laughing And so, they themselves poheril their take-off complex, and will look for extreme laughing
    2. tkhonov66
      tkhonov66 31 October 2014 11: 51
      0
      "...
      Would it not be more logical to give the order for self-destruction at the 10-15th second, when the launch vehicle would have already left the launch, but had not yet reached the settlements?
      ..."
      .
      no...
      It wouldn’t be kosher ...
      8-)
  13. Ivan79
    Ivan79 31 October 2014 06: 51
    0
    It’s odd how ridiculous their launch pad is ... Do not compare with our Unions, for example ... Ah, well, yes, the rocket is light ...
    1. SSR
      SSR 31 October 2014 08: 19
      0
      Quote: Ivan79
      It’s odd how ridiculous their launch pad is ... Do not compare with our Unions, for example ... Ah, well, yes, the rocket is light ...

      You actually found something to compare. -
      Remember how a couple of years ago the squibs did not fire in the Soyuz descent modules! I already started to stutter then and you compare the cargo "finger". Well, or it is necessary to be more precise.
  14. vdtomsk
    vdtomsk 31 October 2014 06: 53
    0
    What they will not justify themselves now, if only they would not look like losers in the space sphere!
  15. Ivan_ich
    Ivan_ich 31 October 2014 06: 54
    +5
    about the Boeing MH-17, they also decided to see what would not fly ...
  16. Corsair5912
    Corsair5912 31 October 2014 07: 00
    +1
    According to NASA, the state of emergency will not affect the health of astronauts on the ISS in any way, since they will have enough water and food, at least until the end of March.


    That's good.
    Until March, you can safely eliminate more than one Antares, a trifle, and the operators are pleased.
  17. bytkeev
    bytkeev 31 October 2014 07: 04
    +2
    One thing is clear ... they didn’t want people to think that they did it
  18. coffee
    coffee 31 October 2014 07: 07
    +1
    The needle in the stack fell, write disappeared angry .
    1. coffee
      coffee 31 October 2014 07: 17
      +2
      The ruble at the auction on Thursday strengthened at the fastest pace in recent years.
      RESULT OF THE DAY.
  19. pvv113
    pvv113 31 October 2014 07: 10
    +11
    Spaceport at Cape Canaveral, 1986. Preparing for the start of the Challenger. And there are two crows sitting on the fence and conducting a dialogue:
    -Takes off
    -Do not take off
    -Takes off
    -Do not take off
    Then the Challenger began to take off and exploded. The first crow is the second:
    -Well, got it?
    The second:
    -I will serve the Soviet Union !!! wink
  20. HAPPY
    HAPPY 31 October 2014 07: 15
    +1
    Quote: venzim
    Well, excuses rained down, like it’s not a rocket launcher, it’s a normal failure, I wonder how much more ukrov incompetence will be covered in any matter

    You overestimate the importance of Ukraine for the United States.
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 31 October 2014 07: 54
      +3
      Quote: HAPPY
      You overestimate the importance of Ukraine for the United States.

      Ukraine too overestimates itself for civilization.
  21. A1L9E4K9S
    A1L9E4K9S 31 October 2014 07: 19
    +1
    It’s easy now that the Khokhlov’s invoice will not be frail for the restoration of the cosmodrome, they also took part in the manufacture of engines, but how they boasted that they take part in space exploration together with the USA.
    1. VNP1958PVN
      VNP1958PVN 31 October 2014 07: 31
      0
      You don’t have to wait from kaklov-evropeytsi request
    2. ermolai
      ermolai 31 October 2014 08: 32
      0
      the bill will not be a question, the question will be received from dill, then the mattress covers have hit, 5 lards for the Crimea have spoiled, for Novorossiu they have not yet voiced a rocket now, well, stupid, what are you going to do in dill?
  22. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 31 October 2014 07: 29
    0
    An attempt to set up Russian engines is expensive for them.
    1. coffee
      coffee 31 October 2014 07: 34
      +1
      Enough money for a new trampoline.
    2. Cynic
      Cynic 31 October 2014 11: 18
      0
      Quote: VNP1958PVN
      An attempt to set up Russian engines is expensive for them.

      Actually, European, then Ukrainian engines _
      1. tkhonov66
        tkhonov66 31 October 2014 11: 53
        0
        Back to the UKROPITEC.
        - Back - the dawn of (humanity) towards.
        1. Cynic
          Cynic 31 October 2014 12: 12
          +1
          Quote: tkhonov66
          Back to the UKROPITEC.

          It's time to stop hiding the truth-uterus _
  23. vlade99
    vlade99 31 October 2014 07: 37
    0
    Have operators been given the Order of Lenin?
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 31 October 2014 08: 08
      +1
      Quote: vlade99
      Have operators been given the Order of Lenin?

      and why Lenin? (just wondering) ours in the Second World War for the downed plane, for example, received the Order of the Patriotic War 2st, and the American captain of the missile cruiser for the downed A-300 (it seems there were 290 passengers) was presented to the Order of the Legion of Honor wassat
  24. Alex Nick
    Alex Nick 31 October 2014 07: 38
    +2
    There are still our people in Ukraine. Not everything is lost.
  25. hard
    hard 31 October 2014 08: 23
    +2
    Oh, these tales ... Next time, give a command for self-destruction right in the assembly shop, otherwise you never know what.
  26. INF
    INF 31 October 2014 08: 37
    0
    Now a movie will be shot about it, and when you watch it, everyone will cry in pink scarves.
  27. Alexander
    Alexander 31 October 2014 08: 42
    -1
    What did they understand there in those seconds? Yes, and the decision was made. Lie
  28. Wedmak
    Wedmak 31 October 2014 08: 56
    0
    They’re lying, just peep ... t on black! What did they understand there in 5-7 seconds from rocket detachment? Even if they understood, it made sense to take the rocket a little further from the launch pad. So don’t give up, the obloms has come out. And now also repair the starting structures.
    1. Cynic
      Cynic 31 October 2014 11: 16
      0
      Quote: Wedmak
      What did they understand there in 5-7 seconds from the separation of the rocket?

      It’s just that the rocket did NOT go THERE out of sin, they immediately sent a command for self-destruction, and suddenly it doesn’t work, it’s better to find out right away.
      wink
  29. Locksmith
    Locksmith 31 October 2014 08: 58
    0
    Quote: Nagan
    What do you think that some "Protons" can explode at the start?

    in general, this is probably already bad manners, the rocket should go away from the start and away, the proton absolutely worked out the program of leaving the launch pad - this is the regular work of the "self-destruction system", and not like the amers - they just have a refusal of something global -type the bellows of the fuel-oxidizer supply, there on the video you can see a flash then the rocket settled.
  30. Erg
    Erg 31 October 2014 09: 07
    0
    Can anyone give information? Does this "kirdyk" system actually exist? And how does it work? hi
  31. sever.56
    sever.56 31 October 2014 10: 33
    +1
    http://topwar.ru/uploads/images/2014/584/ubbi325.jpg
  32. Prager
    Prager 31 October 2014 10: 49
    0
    not only our rockets explode at the start ...
    1. Cynic
      Cynic 31 October 2014 11: 11
      +1
      Quote: Prager
      not only our rockets explode at the start ...

      Explosion at start characteristic of raw products _
  33. Severomor
    Severomor 31 October 2014 11: 55
    0
    --- from the Center
    - The operation to liquidate the facility is completed. The facility is closed until June.
    Center ---- sous
    - Command thanks for the successful operation. You are presented to the Order of Courage
  34. Ze Kot
    Ze Kot 31 October 2014 12: 23
    0
    Yes, someone just set the coffee unsuccessfully ...