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Saturday, January 20, 2018

The head of NPO Avtomatiki Shalimov dismissed for failure to “East”

Relieved the General Director of NPO Avtomatiki, Leonid Shalimov. This occurred against the backdrop of a failed first launch of the Soyuz rocket with three satellites at the cosmodrome “East”. It later turned out that all the fault of a defective cable that caused the automation to stop the missile launch. Then Salimova was issued about incomplete official correspondence, and he wrote a letter of resignation

Photo: Roscosmos.

That Leonid Shalimov has left his post, said General Director of “RKTs-Progress” Sergey Kirilin. It is reported that was conducted by the Board of Directors, which decided to adopt a statement of resignation Shalimov. The new head of NPO Avtomatiki will be assigned after the competition, reports RIA “Novosti”.

Recall that the failure to launch of the carrier rocket “Soyuz-2.1 a” from the cosmodrome “East” took place on 27 April. At the launch site was attended by President of Russia Vladimir Putin. Specialists figured out the problem and replaced the defective cable. The next day, April 28, the rocket was successfully launched, and President Vladimir Putin reprimanded Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and head of Roscosmos Igor Komarov, and Salimova was issued about incomplete official compliance.

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