Developer of Russian Space Robot Dismisses ‘Absurd’ Claims His Creation Caused Fissure on ISS

In September 2019, a minor air leak was found on the ISS that intensified fivefold this 12 months, forcing the crew to shut the house station modules’ hatches twice. In October, the crew fastened a crack on the Zvezda module that might have been the supply of the air leak.

Humanoid robotic FEDOR, often known as Skybot F-850, couldn’t have prompted a crack on the International Space Station because the cosmonauts had rehearsed their interactions with the robotic dozens of instances at a coaching centre again on Earth, its developer, Android Technics head Evgeny Dudorov, advised RIA.

According to Dudorov, through the coaching, the cosmonauts transported FEDOR by means of two switch hatches whose width exceeds that of the robotic.

A member of the Cosmonautics Federation of Russia, Alexander Khokhlov, earlier urged that the fissure on the ISS might have appeared when FEDOR was being loaded into the Zvezda module.

The robotic was dispatched to the International Space Station on 22 August 2019 for cosmonaut-controlled trials earlier than returning again to Earth in September.

The Russian Zvezda module of the ISS has been experiencing an air leak since September 2019. In October of this 12 months, cosmonauts detected and patched a crack that’s believed to have been the supply of the leak.

However, a brand new air leak has been reported within the module, which at current will not be deemed important.


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