All manned missions were put on hold until investigations behind the launch failure were completed.
The next human space flight via the Russian Soyuz spacecraft is expected to launch on December 3, the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, announced on Thursday.
The launch date of the Soyuz MS-11 mission was revealed during a press conference held by Roscosmos, where they also disclosed the reason behind why their Soyuz MS-10 mission had to do an emergency landing on October 11 - causing the astronauts to carry out a ballistic re-entry back into Earth.
All manned missions were put on hold until investigations behind the launch failure were completed - which put UAE's mission to send its first Emirati astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS) onboard the Soyuz MS-12 mission on April 5 into question as well. The Soyuz is currently the only rocket that is capable of sending humans to the ISS and a launch failure hasn't happened since 1983.
The investigation by Roscosmos revealed that a damaged sensor during the rocket's assembly at the cosmodrome in Kazakhstan caused the rocket failure.
The chief investigator at Roscosmos, Igor Skorobogatov, said during the press briefing that two other Soyuz rockets could possibly have the same defect and that more checks have been introduced during the assembly process.
Khaleej Times reported previously that the UAE was still hoping for a timely liftoff of its astronaut on April 5.
Adnan Al Rais, Mars 2117 Programme manager at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), had told Khaleej Times on the sidelines of Gitex Technology Week that they are still targeting April 5 for the launch date. When asked if there will be a delay on the launch, he said: "We don't have any confirmation as of yet. We know that the launch is in April, 2019, and there's no further information right now. We don't have information for a delay right now, so, we are still targeting April 5."
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