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Rogozin and the head of NASA have discussed a situation with leak of air at the ISS — Rambler News Service


The head of Roskosmos Dmitry Rogozin has carried out on September 12 telephone conversation with the head of the American space agency NASA Jim Braydenstayn during which the parties have discussed a situation with leak of air on the International Space Station (ISS). "The parties have confirmed need of further close interaction between technical experts of Roskosmos and NASA on identification and elimination of the reasons of leak of air and also continuation of planned works at the ISS and constant assistance from NASA to investigation of a situation by Roskosmos by the ship & #39; & #39; Union МС-09' & #39;" — it is said in the statement of Roskosmos. Rogozin and Braydenstayn have confirmed aiming of all crew at safe operation of the station and the ships docked to her for successful performance of objectives. "Interlocutors have noted the speculation circulating in media concerning the possible reasons of this incident and have agreed to abstain from any preliminary conclusions and granting any explanations before final completion of investigation" — it is specified in the message. Heads of Roskosmos and NASA have also agreed to hold the first personal meeting at Baikonur Cosmodrome on October 10, 2018 during Braydenstayn's visit to Russia and Kazakhstan. On August 30 at the ISS have found leak of air in a household compartment of the Union of MS-09 ship docked to the station. Later Rogozin called the main versions of depressurization at the ISS. According to him, influence of a drill became the cause of the incident. Earlier it was reported that in the Union spaceship the American astronauts specially could drill an opening to accelerate delivery to Earth of the sick colleague. Such version is considered as priority by the commission of Roskosmos, Kommersant with reference to sources has written. One more source of the edition has reported that the experts who are involved in investigation consider improbable the version that the opening in a design has appeared as a result of a manufacturing defect or from behind a mistake at assembly; the nature of damage demonstrates emergence of an opening already in space. Also it was reported that Roskosmos has created the special commission on investigation of the emergency situation connected with the leak of air which has arisen onboard the transport piloted Union of MS-09 ship which is in structure of the ISS.

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