Date: 6 days ago   Category: Space

Spacewalk for survey of "hole" in "Union" will last more than six hours - RIA Novosti, 05.12.2018


MOSCOW, 5 Dec — RIA Novosti. Spacewalk of the Russian astronauts for survey of an opening in a household compartment of the Union of MS-09 spaceship docked to the ISS will last more than six hours, it is said in the statement of the press service of leading scientific research institute of Roskosmos of TsNIIMash which came to RIA Novosti. © to Pass RIA Novosti / Evgeny Novozhenin into an image bank In Roskosmos confirmed information on the new name of a rocket "Union-5" "the Beginning of an exit on December 11 19:05 Moscow time. End of an exit on December 12 01:15 Moscow time" — it is said in the statement. In space there will be Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev. At the end of August of the ISS system recorded air leak, and the crew found an opening in a covering of the Union of MS-09 ship which was docked to the station on June 8. In the evening of the same day on the advice of Mission control center the Russian astronauts filled in an opening with sealant. The internal commission of RSC Energia (the producer of the spaceship) excluded the version of a manufacturing defect. The commission of Roskosmos was engaged in investigation.

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