A day earlier, Sergei Krikalyov, a senior Roscosmos official, told reporters a malfunction of a sensor that signals the jettisoning one of the rocket's four side boosters caused the booster to collide with the second stage of the rocket.
A Russian cosmonaut and USA astronaut were forced to abort their mission on October 11 after a rocket bound for the International Space Station failed, sending them plunging back to Earth in an emergency landing.
The Soyuz is now the only rocket that is capable of sending humans to the ISS and a launch failure hasn't happened since 1983.
Russian officials believe the component was damaged during assembly.
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Russian rockets are manufactured in Russia and then transported by rail to the Russia-leased Baikonur cosmodrome.
The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft is launched at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, October 11, 2018.
They warned that two other Soyuz rockets could be defective, and said additional checks have been introduced.
Also Thursday, the Kremlin confirmed that Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin has kept the president up to date on the situation surrounding the Soyuz-FG incident, and will do so again during his next working meeting with Vladimir Putin. The problems with the Soyuz rocket, he said, will be fixed.
The accident was the first serious launch problem experienced by a manned Soyuz space mission since 1983 when a crew narrowly escaped before a launchpad explosion.
Krikalev said the next launch will now be moved forward to December 3, and will carry the same crew as originally intended on this mission, MS-11: Russian Oleg Kononenko, American Anne McClain, and Canadian David Saint-Jacques. They have been driven to do this because, at present, the Soyuz spacecraft is the only means by which NASA, Russia, and their worldwide partners have of getting people to and from the station. The U.S. companies SpaceX and Boeing are developing astronaut taxis under multibillion-dollar NASA contracts, and both vehicles are scheduled to make their first crewed test flights in the middle of next year.