Roscosmos Head Reveals Likely Cause of Crack in ISS Hull

While the crack has already been positioned and patched up by the area station’s crew, a extra everlasting answer is predicted as soon as particular restore tools reaches the ISS in February.

The crack found in the hull of the Russian phase of the International Space Station (ISS) in October might need been attributable to a micrometeorite affect, head of Russia’s area company Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin stated.

During an interview on Rossiya 24 TV channel, he instructed that the injury might also be “technological” in nature, although he didn’t elaborate on this. 

The ISS’s Russian phase – the Zvezda module – has been leaking air since September 2019.

In October, the crack was found in the intermediate chamber of the module and patched up by cosmonauts stationed on the ISS.

Special restore tools is predicted to be delivered to the ISS in February to restore the injury completely. Sergei Krikalev, Roscosmos’ government director for manned programmes, stated the crew is presently trying to find one other potential air leak in the module.


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