The ISS crew feared three new leaks. A special microscope was taken into space for an area that was difficult to reach.
Moscow (dpa) – When further leaks were discovered at the International Space Station ISS, the crew carefully made it clear to everyone.
Initially, astronauts feared at least three new leaks. They have now been investigated. The result: “There is a scratch in one place, in another dent,” said Cosmonaut Sergei Raisikko of the Russian agency Interfax.
The result of the ordeal to reach the place under a pipe is still pending. As can be seen from radio messages from the crew to the flight control center, recordings from a specialized microscope are now to be evaluated. The microscope was brought to the ISS in a space freezer from the Baconur Spaceport in Kazakhstan last week.
In the autumn, the crew held the opening 4.5 cm long and temporarily sealed it. It is expected to be sealed again next Monday. Astronauts have to be trained for this over the weekend.
There are currently seven astronauts at the outpost of humanity, about 400 kilometers above Earth – two in addition to Russian, four American and one Japanese.
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