On the ship «Union» is not found new traces of the drill, the source said

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Astronauts on the International space station (ISS) not found new traces of drilling into the hull of a spacecraft «Soyuz MS-09», told RIA Novosti source in the space industry.

«No new traces of the drill bit neither the ISS nor in the docked Soyuz spacecraft there. However, in the course of works on 30 August with the help of an endoscope it was found that the hole the drill does not pass through — up to open space and passed fully two-millimeter aluminum case household compartment and rested in protivometeoritnoy protection and screen-vacuum insulation, which is at a distance of fifteen inches from it,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

«It’s all the same hole as before and not some new tracks,» he added.

Air leaks on the ISS found almost two weeks ago, on 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 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.