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Cosmonauts found new cracks in the Russian segment of the ISS

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The cosmonauts found new non-penetrating cracks in the Russian segment of the International Space Station, they appeared on the oldest, the first of the Zarya module put into operation. This was announced by the general designer of the Rocket and Space Corporation (RSC) Energia, the head of the flight of the Russian segment of the ISS, twice hero of the USSR Vladimir Solovyov, RIA Novosti reports .

"Several such places with non-penetrating cracks were found in the Zarya module," Solovyov noted and added that he did not like the current situation.

The general designer noted that through cracks were already detected in the module, he did not rule out that over time, non-through damage will also begin to spread.

The hole in the ISS body was formed at the end of December 2020. An air leak in the Russian module at the station was discovered in September. In March, a continuation of air leaks was recorded in the Russian Zvezda module after sealing two cracks. For 11 and a half hours, the pressure in the chamber decreased by 52 millimeters.

On March 10, it was reported that [...] a new crack was found on the ISS. Cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov applied a second layer of sealant to it. At the same time, it was located near the pipeline of the heat supply system.


Marina Sovina

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