Soyuz spacecraft docked to ISS springs coolant leak


A deliberate spacewalk by the Russian house company Roscosmos has been referred to as off following the invention of a coolant leak coming from the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft, which is at present docked to the Worldwide Area Station.

NASA’s Rob Navias, talking on the NASA TV broadcast, referred to as it a “fairly significant” leak. Dwell photographs through the broadcast confirmed liquid spewing out from the Soyuz. Navias mentioned the leak was first noticed round 7:45 p.m. ET Wednesday.

The Soyuz spacecraft is docked to the Russian phase of the house station.

The crew is protected, and all programs of the house station and the ship are working usually, in keeping with Roscosmos, in an announcement in Russian launched Thursday morning on Twitter. (CNN translated the assertion.)

“The crew reported that the warning device of the ship’s diagnostic system went off, indicating a pressure drop in the cooling system,” in keeping with Roscosmos. “A visual inspection confirmed the leak, after which it was decided to interrupt the planned extravehicular activities by the crew members of the ISS Russian Segment Sergey Prokopiev and Dmitry Petelin.”

Navias mentioned the reason for the coolant leak is “unknown and the effect at this point unknown as Russian managers continue to look over the data and consult with both NASA managers and engineers” and outdoors specialists. He mentioned the astronauts contained in the house station have been “never in any danger.”

Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina, utilizing the digicam on Russia’s Nauka module on the house station, “photographed and filmed the outer surface of the ship,” in keeping with Roscosmos. “The data was transmitted to Earth, and the specialists have already begun to study the images.”

“No decisions have been made regarding the integrity of the Soyuz MS-22 or what the next course of action will be,” Navias added, wrapping up NASA-TV protection of the canceled spacewalk.

Roscosmos added that the scenario can be analyzed earlier than a call is made about what comes subsequent.

NASA took the same tone in a Thursday assertion: “NASA and Roscosmos will continue to work together to determine the next course of action following the ongoing analysis.”

The Soyuz MS-22 ferried NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and two Russian cosmonauts to the house station on September 21 and is scheduled to deliver them again to Earth in late March.