Date: 10 months ago   Category: Space

Roskosmos has found a trace of the USA. Who has pierced the Union at the ISS


The American astronauts could drill purposely an opening in the spaceship, consider in the Russian department. By the Russian spaceship the Union, пристыковавшемя to the International Space Station, have found an opening which has led to depressurization of the device. On September 12 it became known that the priority version of Roskosmos is that Americans could drill purposely a hole in the case. Корреспондент.net tells details. A hole in the Union on August 30 when all who were onboard the ISS slept, dispatchers on Earth have noticed that the air pressure upon stations has a little decreased because of leak. NASA didn't begin to awake the astronauts because change of pressure was too small to constitute for them danger. When they have woken up, it was ordered to all six (three Americans, two Russians and one German) to search the station in search of a leak source. The Union which brings people to the ISS and back have found a two-millimetric hole in the capsule case. The capsule has arrived in June, having brought the Russian astronaut, the American astronaut and the astronaut of the European Space Agency. The return flight was planned in December. America doesn't want to contain the ISS. The future of the station as a protective measure the Russian dispatchers have increased supply of oxygen by the Union. Astronauts have closed an opening a sticky film which remains sticky at extreme temperatures. Later on the same day the Russian astronauts have stopped up an opening with sealant and a gauze. Pressure in the ISS was stabilized over time. A hole on ISS / NASA As representatives of Roskosmos told to define from where there is a leak, all astronauts and astronauts have gathered in the Russian segment. "Further serially there was an overlapping of compartments to understand where it is real and that has occurred. As a result we have contained a problem. It appears, all this on the Russian segment, but not on American, and not on a segment, and by the ship the Union of MS", - the head of department Dmitry Rogozin told. Roskosmos has said that the commander of crew the astronaut of NASA Andrew Foystel, in turn, during negotiations with Houston and Moscow has suggested to wait 24 more hours to discuss other options of elimination of a problem as the threat of life of crew wasn't. But in the evening on the same Thursday the Russian astronauts, having received team from Earth, have closed up an opening special sealant. Who has pierced the ISS on September 12 the Kommersant newspaper with reference to the high-ranking interlocutor in Roskosmos has reported that the commission of department which investigates the reasons of depressurization of the spaceship in a priority order considers the version that the hole in a covering of the Union was drilled by the American astronauts. Experts who have undertaken investigation of an incident at first assumed that the covering of the Union was damaged by a micrometeorite. But this version was rejected when it has become clear that the opening has been made from within the ship - a drill. Sources of RIA Novosti reported that the hole was drilled at assembly of the Union; it was supposed that it was it is made

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