More on the Soyuz TMA-11 rough landing:
- “Possible Soyuz separation problem under scrutiny”, Spaceflight Now, 22/4. The Instrument Assembly Module (the rear section, PAO) may have been attached longer than intended when beginning descent, forcing the Descent Module (SA) into a ballistic profile. The previous Soyuz landing also had separation problems.
- “The Real Soyuz Problem – Looking Past the Smoke and Flames”, James Oberg for NASASpaceflight.com, 27/4. This article is more critical of Russian space officials who have a habit of downplaying or covering up safety issues. (Relevant thread at NSF.)