Date: 3 months ago   Category: Space

The source called the reason of leak of air at the ISS ‍ - RIA Novosti, 9/3/2018


The ship the Union of MS-09 with crew members of the ISS-56/57
MOSCOW, 3 Sep — RIA Novosti. Depressurization of the Union of MS-09 ship has happened because of a manufacturing defect, has told RIA Novosti the source in space-rocket branch familiar with Foto's situation.©: Roskosmos/Oleg Artemyev the Drama at the ISS: between Americans and Russians the crack "has run the Reason of emergence of an opening is installed in the internal case of a household compartment of the Union of MS-09 ship. She has arisen on Earth. Responsible for negligence it is established" — the interlocutor of the agency has noted. According to other source, the employee, most likely, after has realized a mistake, has closed up a crack special glue therefore she hasn't been found during check of the spaceship on tightness before start and hadn't an effect the first two months of orbital flight. "However further glue has dried up and has been squeezed out, having opened an opening" — the second interlocutor.© Foto has told: Roskosmos / Oleg Artemyev Crew of the ISS was ready to elimination of cracks in a covering the air korablyautechka at the ISS was found on Wednesday night, on August 30. The crew has checked all compartments and has found a microcrack in the Union of MS-09 spaceship. She settled down in a household compartment, but not in the lander therefore didn't threaten return of the spaceship to Earth. Originally was considered that the crack was formed because of hit of a micrometeorite. In the evening of the next day the Russian astronauts have closed an opening special sealant. The Energiya rocket and space corporation has begun internal investigation. Besides, the emergency situation is investigated by special commission of the staff of Roskosmos, RSC Energia and leading scientific research institute of space-rocket branch TsNIIMash.

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