First Deputy Rogozin will head the Commission of «Roscosmos» on state of emergency on the ISS

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First Deputy General Director of «Rosatom» Nikolai Sevastyanov will head the state Corporation Commission on investigation of causes of air leaks on the ISS.

«The Commission formed by order of the General Director of state Corporation «Rosatom» Dmitry Rogozin. It will be headed by acting first Deputy General Director of the Corporation Nikolai Sevastyanov,» — said in a statement on the website of Roskosmos.

Air leaks on the ISS found a week and a half ago, on the night of August 30. The crew checked all compartments and found, according to Rogozin, the «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 leak was probably 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.

An internal investigation of RSC Energia, the manufacturer of the ship, admitted the premeditation and man-made holes from the drill, but was unable to find the culprits, pointed out another source of the Agency.

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