Russians Claim Hole Found in Spacecraft Was Sabotage, Launch Investigation

10 September, 2018, 08:08 | Author: Sherry Houston
  • Russia isn't ruling out the possibility of sabotage on the ISS

The hole, a 2-millimeter breach in the Soyuz MS-09, was discovered as the spacecraft docked in the Russian sector of the ISS.

Dmitry Rogozin, space agency chief of Russia's space agency, said that the hole in the space station-which caused an air leak-wasn't of natural causes.

The International Space Station is leaking, and Russian Federation knows what happened.

The incident may have occurred during the final assembly or testing of the Soyuz, according to the new report, published today (Sept. 6) by the Russian news agency TASS.

"There is another version that we are not ruling out; that this was done deliberately in space", Russian news agency RIA Novosti quoted Rogozin saying. Fortune reported Rogozin said that the person responsible for the hole had a "wavering hand" and had attempted drilling a few times. The current crew, consisting of three USA astronauts, two Russians and one German, were never in any danger, officials said. NASA issued photos of the so-called "impact" but after detailed analysis Roscomos admitted that an external impact had been ruled out.

Soyuz spacecraft - which have been astronauts' only ride to and from the ISS since NASA's space shuttle program retired in 2011 - launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan. But unbelievably, that theory was thrown out this week when the Russian Space Agency realized that the hole was made from inside the capsule.

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"Why would cosmonauts do it?" he asked.

However, they were told to look for the source of the leak as soon as they woke up, and on inspection, astronauts found a tiny hole in the Russian-made Soyuz capsule which is used to transport astronauts to and from earth. The hole was plugged up, but the material that was used to do so was suddenly dislodged. "What is this: a production defect or some premeditated actions?", he asked. After two months in orbit, the sealant could have dried out and been expelled by cabin air pressure, causing the leak.

The leaking Soyuz - one of two now docked - arrived at the orbiting lab in June with three astronauts.

Former cosmonaut Maxim Surayev speculated that the hole was drilled by a crew member who "might want to go home".

The cause of the hole was initially thought to be impact from a micrometeorite or other flying space debris.



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