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PROKHOROVKA (Belgorod region), July 12 (Itar-Tass) - Russian Vice-Premier Dmitry Rogozin has denied that human factor was behind the Proton carrier rocket’s crash at Baikonur space launch site. According to one version, a technical worker had allegedly connected wrong wires (mixed up “minus” with the “plus”).
"A version that someone has mixed up the “plus” with “minus” is annoying and makes experts shrug their shoulders,” the vice-premier told journalists.
He explained that the technology of making such systems is “meant for fools”. “First, one has to be color-blind to make a mistake in connecting the wires because the wires which need to be connected have one color,” Rogozin said.
“Second, one of the wires is short in order to have access to a connection. The second wire is long in order to have access to another tab,” Rogozin said. He added that the technology had been tested for decades.
The Russian vice-premier concluded that since investigators were not considering a subversive act as a possible version, then the outpour of that kind of information was nothing more than “red herring”.