"Roskosmos" has not yet been established the cause of the hole in the casing of the "Union"

The expert commission of the state corporation "Roscosmos" has still not established the cause of the hole in the spacecraft "Soyuz-09 MS", discovered by the crew of the International Space Station August 30, 2018. Recall that at the time was set air leak in one of the modules of the ISS. Inspect all stations revealed the presence of the Russian spacecraft hole arising from any external mechanical impact is likely to drill (the first assumption). Needless hole discovered German astronaut Alexander Gerst.

Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergei Prokopiev December 11 went into space to take sample materials from the surface of the orbital module "Union". It took more than seven hours. The astronauts had a knife and scissors to open the metal hull of a ship. A little later, when changing the ISS crew, samples were taken to earth on the same ship, after which they were submitted for analysis investigators.

According to recent data, the state corporation "Roscosmos" has not yet applied to the competent authorities for criminal prosecution in connection with the advent of the drill holes in the living compartment of the spacecraft "Soyuz-09 MS", she told the director general of "Roscosmos" Dmitry Rogozin. According to the head of state corporation, this is still very little evidence.

"for the final conclusions of evidence is not enough, even those that were collected at the exit astronauts into space. May require additional experiments in orbit "- quoted Rogozin" Interfax ".

As it appeared a hole in the Russian module - a mystery. Among the versions appearing on the "Soyuz" put forward a manufacturing defect, intentional damage to skin the American astronaut, a collision with micrometeorites and space debris (the latter is unlikely because the kind of holes indicates that it was done from the inside).

Internal Commission RKK "Energy" (the company where "Soyuz" are made) could not establish the cause in the process chain in the world, so in mid-September, "Roscosmos" has formed a special commission.

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