About the causes of the hole in the hull of the «Union» to speak before, said Rogozin

© Photo : Roscosmos / Oleg Artemievskoye Union MS-09 c members of the ISS-56/57About the causes of the hole in the hull of the «Union» to speak before, said Rogozin© Photo : Roscosmos / Oleg Artemides to daily updates RIA Science

Thank you for subscribing

Please check your e-mail to confirm your subscription

The head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin told RIA Novosti that the reasons for the appearance of the hole in the hull of the spacecraft «Soyuz MS-09» while early to speak.

«While early to speak», — he told RIA Novosti on the sidelines of the Eastern economic forum.

Air leaks on the ISS found in the night of August 30. The crew checked all compartments and found, according to the head of the Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, «hairline fracture» in the spacecraft «Soyuz MS-09». It was located in the living compartment, not in the descent module, so do not threaten the return of the spacecraft to the Ground.

Subsequently, two source RIA Novosti reported that the reason for the seal failure was a manufacturing defect — drilled on the Earth hole in the inner hull. While earlier it was believed that the crack formed due to the penetration of the micrometeoroid. August 30 in the course of negotiations of crew of the ISS mission control Center, the astronauts reported to the Ground that at the location of the «cracks» that turned out to be traces of the drill, neobichnie discovered traces of glue. The evening of the same day, the Russian cosmonauts closed the hole with a special sealant.

Later Rogozin said that the Commission «Roscosmos» checks the version of deliberate exposure by the drill on the hull of a ship «Soyuz», which was discovered an air leak in the production or in space.

Fourth Eastern economic forum will be held at the site of the far Eastern Federal University campus on the Russian island on September 11-13. MIA «Russia today» is the General information partner of the WEF.

About the causes of the hole in the hull of the «Union» to speak before, said RogozinIV international economic forum

Source