MCC have data on the gradual formation of a hole on the ISS, the source said

© Photo : Roscosmos/Oleg Artemievskoye spacecraft Soyuz on the background of the Earth. Archive photoMCC have data on the gradual formation of a hole on the ISS, the source said© Photo : Roscosmos/Oleg Artemides to daily updates RIA Science

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The mission control centres in Moscow and Houston have data on gradually, increasing over several days, even before the discovery of the hole in the ship «Soyuz MS-09», an air leak on the International space station (ISS) that puts the kibosh on a version of «the astronauts-the saboteurs», told RIA Novosti source in the space industry.

«The sensors of the International space station recorded a small drop in pressure even for a few days before the discovery of the hole in the ship «Soyuz MS-09″. However, before it exceeds the threshold of 0.5 millimeter of mercury per hour, he did not respond, because such a drop is considered acceptable,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

According to him, the pressure fell on the rise for two to three days until the night of 30 August, when the astronauts slept, was not fixed a leak in 0.8 millimeter of mercury. Only after this it was decided to respond, said the Agency interlocutor. According to him, the data of the Russian MCC on the rate of leakage was handed over to the American side.

He noted that if the hole was made by the crew, the internal sensor ISS has recorded a sharp drop in pressure after the drill bit passed the wall of the ship and the air began to go into space.

«More plausible based on available data, see a version that sealant from sealed still on Earth hole began to suck in space, while hole is not completely opened», — said the Agency interlocutor.

Earlier it was reported that internal Commission RSC Energia submitted its report to the head of the Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin. Because there is no accurate reasons and not found guilty, «Roskosmos» has created its own Commission.

Earlier in mass media and Telegram channels appeared information about the possible involvement of American astronauts to drill the holes in the «Union». Rogozin refused to comment on this version, although on 3 September said that the hole could be made in the space someone of the crew members. Wednesday about the version of the involvement of American astronauts, as a priority, wrote the newspaper «Kommersant». Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said that such communications are inadmissible and called to wait for completion of the investigation. After that, Rogozin also wrote that it is necessary to complete the investigation before making conclusions.

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