Failed European space launch blamed on faulty Ukrainian-made part

The European

A key engine component of a Vega-C rocket suffered “thermo-mechanical over-erosion” during a botched launch.

The European Space Agency (ESA) has blamed the recent loss of its main small rocket, the Vega-C, on a faulty Ukrainian-supplied engine part. The results of an independent inquiry into the failed launch were published by the agency on Friday.

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