The head of “Roscosmos” Dmitry Rogozin believes that Russian missiles are very reliable, and accidents are inevitable with any kind of technology
Speaking in the program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin ”, Rogozin shared his opinion on the reliability of Russian missiles. According to him, “Soyuz” is a very reliable rocket, ”but there is not a single sample of equipment that has 100% reliability. “The reliability coefficient of a technique is, say, 99 – and some percent more after the comma. These percentages – those cases that sooner or later happen “- quoted Rogozin agency ” RIA Novosti ” .
The head of “Roskosmos” also offered to take into account the fact that the current “Union” – one of the modifications of the rocket, which was created by Sergei Korolev. “The accidents corresponded to the very statistics of the reliability of this rocket,” Rogozin stressed.
Commenting on the Soyuz FG carrier rocket crash in mid-October, the head of Roskosmos noted the fact that the crew had escaped. “Americans in such situations killed people, a large number of people. We did not allow this, ”Rogozin said.
The head of “Roscosmos” stressed that the causes of the accident found and completely eliminated.
On October 11, during the dispatch of cosmonaut Oleg Ovchinin and American astronaut Nick Haig an accident of the Soyuz FG launch vehicle occurred on the ISS. The crew managed to evacuate. Later it turned out that the cause of the accident was the deformation of the separation sensor of the first and second stages of the rocket.
In early December, Rogozin said that Ovchinin and Haig will be sent to the ISS on March 1.