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Media have told about emergence of a hole in "Union" at assembly in the Queen — Rambler News Service


Photo: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters/RIA Novosti the Opening from a drill in the Union of MS-09 spaceship which has led to leak of air on the International Space Station (ISS), has appeared in the shop of the general assembly in situated near Moscow to the Queen. The commission of RSC Energia has come to such conclusion, RIA Novosti with reference to three sources in space-rocket branch writes. One of interlocutors of the agency has told that the internal commission studies the book with remarks which is available on each released ship. In such book there is a leaf with all the violations revealed during production or tests and also documents on their elimination. Other source has reported that some staff of RSC Energia knew about an opening as they tried to close up it on Earth. According to him, the opening was filled with special glue when the ship was at a final stage of assembly. He hasn't specified whether these works were brought in a leaf of remarks. The third source has declared impossibility to drill any opening on Baikonur. According to him, it isn't provided by documentation as on the spaceport the rocket has to arrive in the ready and completed look, and there it is only tested. "To assume that someone not regularly drilled the ship on Baikonur, of course, it is possible, but it is difficult to make it in reality as the single has to do it, and there the ship without supervision never remains" — he has told, having added that during any work with the ship there is a crowd of experts of providing and controllers around. Besides, all three interlocutors of the agency have rejected the version of the fact that astronauts as improbable could make an opening. Leak of air has happened on the ISS on the night of August 30. As a result of check astronauts have found a microcrack in a household compartment of the Russian ship. Earlier possible reason of emergence of an opening called hit of a micrometeorite. Days later the crew of the ISS managed to close a microcrack sealant. On September 3 the head of Roskosmos state corporation Dmitry Rogozin has told about the possible causes of the incident at the ISS. According to him, influence of a drill became the cause of the incident. On September 4 the astronaut, the deputy of the State Duma Maxim Surayev has assumed that mentally unstable crew member could drill a hole.

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