Official Kosmotras Update:
Update from ISC Kosmotras
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Delivered by First Deputy Director General
At approximately 3:00 AM, at Baikonur Base, Kazakhstan
"The State Launch Committee continues their work to investigate
what happened. We have some preliminary information of the cause
[of the failure]. They have an idea of what might have happened.
They know the location of where the rocket fell. They are performing
the debris recovery plan. [They] always have that plan for such cases.
As soon as tomorrow morning, the rescue team will be in the debris
area... We will have more feedback from [them], but I'm not sure that
it will be at exactly 10 o'clock [Thursday morning] when they'll tell
us something. We'll do our best to keep you updated as much as possible
as soon as possible. As soon as we have any specific information of
when the debriefing will take place, we will inform you immediately.
All we can say right now is that it's a pity, and we're really sorry."