Rogozin said about air leak on the ISS

Rogozin said about air leak on the ISS

MOSCOW, 30 Jul — RIA Novosti. The Russian Soyuz spacecraft leaked air, said the head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin.


He noted that the emergency situation on the ship docked to the Russian segment of the ISS occurred last night. According to Rogozin, had taken all necessary measures to identify the location of the leak.

The head of Roscosmos said that all six cosmonauts, including American crew, were in the Russian segment.

“Then alternately place the overlap of the compartments, to understand where really what happened,” — said Rogozin.

Appropriate action, he said, helped to locate the leak and isolate the problem. The head of Roscosmos said that in a vehicle compartment detected a hairline crack the size of a half millimeter. According to the designers, it could be due to the impact of a micrometeor.

There is no threat

Rogozin also said that the ship contains the kit. Now the decision, how and in what time frame to use it, said the head of Roscosmos.

He also noted that the ship will be preserved after applying the repair kit, while the life and health of the ISS crew is not in danger.

Later, Rogozin said that a special Commission will investigate the situation with the appearance of cracks in the side compartment of the “Union”.