The problem on the MKC30 on August 30 was that.
On August 30, 2018, the astronauts learned about the depressurization of the station when there was an air leak. Meteor attack? Alas. It can
be concluded that the cause of this was likely to be the human factor.
It was when everyone was asleep the sensor indicating the pressure drop on the International space station went off.
The exclusion method was used in other to find the place of air leakage: as a substitute sealed
compartments and checked whether the pressure drop stopped. After some time the etching compartment which was found turned out to be a bulwarked spacecraft “Soyuz MS-09” — began a careful inspection.
A special ultrasonic sensor was used in other to clarify the place, this sensor helps to quickly and accurately locate the site of damage.
An anonymous source wrote that the hole was made by a drill and most likely when assembling
a spacecraft on Earth, RSC Energia began to discuss this version. In the evening, according to
the comment given by the head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin. He said that it was not a
meteorite, as the hole was made from the inside. The head of the space state Corporation
added that the “earth” version is being tested, but the “deliberate impact in space”is not being
swept aside. One can conclude that the impact was an uncertain hand… it’s just some kind of
technological error of some specialist, the impact was a hand, there is a sliding of the drill on the surface.
The former cosmonaut and now state Duma Deputy Maxim Surayev disagreed with the
comment made by the head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin and suggested that the presence of a mentally unstable cosmonaut on the ISS: “We are all living people, everyone can want to go home, but this method is quite unworthy. If the cosmonaut did it, and this can not be excluded, then this is quite bad. So, the filter that worked on the Ground doesn’t work. Some other psychologists made some weighty conclusions. This made the level of the service to slightly decrease.
It would seem, why to astronauts to saw a bough on which they sit, or rather, to drill the station?
Former cosmonaut and now state Duma Deputy Maxim Surayev added fuel to the fire,
suggesting the presence of a mentally unstable cosmonaut on the ISS: “We are all living
people, everyone can want to go home, but this method is quite unworthy. If the cosmonaut did
it, and this cannot be excluded, then this is quite bad. So, the filter that worked on the Ground
doesn’t work. There was the most severe psychological selection, there were psychologists whose conclusions are very weighty. Now the level of this service has slightly decreased.”
Which of these comments is still closer to reality? damage to the spacecraft on Earth, by
mistake, or the presence of a crazy space saboteur with a drill at the station? That is up for you to decide. Roscomos are still investigating this problem and they have asked for refrain from publishing unverified information received from anonymous sources.
But as next ( still in translation ) the former spaceship engineer of the Roscosmos, currently in retirement, will comment on how this really happened.
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