Ovchinin said that will be released in the open space Prokopyeva

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Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin announced that it will be released in the open space together with his colleague Sergey Prokopyeva who is already on the International space station.

«Not yet specified date… We will go with Sergey Prokopyeva», — told reporters Ovchinin before training examination at the cosmonaut training Center (CTC) named after Gagarin. Previously, he has reported that his spacewalk, in particular, will be associated with recently discovered in the hull of the ship «Soyuz MS-09» hole.

For Prokop during his stay on the ISS it will be the second spacewalk after August 15, when he worked in pair with Oleg Artemyev. Artemyev will return to Earth before the launch of Ovchinin.

On Friday, a source in the rocket and space industry told RIA Novosti that the Russian astronauts in November and December can make two unscheduled spacewalk, to find out if on the surface of the spacecraft «Soyuz MS-09» through hole.

Alex Ovchinin will travel to the International space station along with NASA astronaut Nick Hague on 11 October on the ship «Soyuz MS-10». Sergey Prokopiev arrived on the ISS on 8 June 2018 on «Soyuz MS-09» astronaut of the European space Agency (ESA) German Alexander Gershom and American the the up a major Augen.

Air leaks on the ISS found two weeks ago, on the night of August 30. The crew checked all compartments and found, according to the head of 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.

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