RIA Novosti: investigation of the “hole” in the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft has been sent to law enforcement officers about the “hole” in the hull of the Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-09. RIA Novosti reports this with reference to the statement of the state corporation.
“All the results of the investigation regarding the hole in the utility compartment of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft were transferred to law enforcement agencies,” Roscosmos said.
In August, the general director of the state corporation Dmitry Rogozin said on the air of Echo of Moscow that the truth about what happened could damage bilateral relations in space. “Was there really a medical history?” – the editor-in-chief of the radio station Alexei Venediktov asked him. “Well, yes, but it’s better not to comment,” the head of Roscosmos replied.
In the same month, the American publication ArsTechnica, citing a source at NASA, wrote that allegations that the hole in the Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-09 drilled by American astronaut Serina Aunyen-Chancellor, meaningless. The publication claimed that the American space agency knew the location of its astronauts at the moment when the pressure began to drop on the International Space Station (ISS).
In August 2018, it became known about an air leak on the ISS, the source of which there was a hole in the Soyuz MS-09, docked to the station in June of the same year. Visual examination showed that the hole was caused by the deliberate impact of the drill on the hull of the ship. The Russian cosmonauts managed to quickly close the hole, and in December – to make a spacewalk for external examination.