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TsUP has revealed leak of air at the ISS before detection of an opening in "Union" — Rambler News Service


Photo: Maxim of Pancakes/RIA Novosti Mission control centers in Moscow and Houston have data about gradually accruing within several days, even before detection of an opening in the Union of MS-09 ship, leak of air on the International Space Station (ISS). "Sensors of the International Space Station fixed small pressure drop several days prior to detection of an opening in the Union of MS-09 ship. However before she has exceeded threshold value in 0,5 millimeters of mercury column an hour, didn't react to it as such falling is considered admissible" — I have told a source of RIA Novosti. According to him, pressure fell on accruing within two-three days while at night on August 30 when astronauts slept, leak in 0,8 millimeters of mercury column hasn't been recorded. Only after that it has been decided to react, the interlocutor of the agency has told. According to him, given to the Russian TsUP about the speed of leak have been transferred by the American side. He has noted that if the opening has been made crew, internal ISS sensors would record sharp pressure drop after the drill has passed a wall of the ship and air has begun to come out in space. "More plausible, on the basis of the available data, the version seems that has begun to exhaust sealant from the opening which is closed up on Earth gradually in space until the opening has completely opened" — he has told. 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 the head of Roskosmos Dmitry Rogozin called the main versions of depressurization at the ISS. According to him, influence of a drill became the cause of the incident. Roskosmos has created the special commission on investigation of the emergency situation connected with air leak.

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