Coolant leaks in Russian module on space station

Coolant leaks in Russian module on space station

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Russia’s space agency says a backup cooling system used to control onboard temperatures for astronauts in its Multipurpose Nauka module attached to the International Space Station has developed a leak.

Russian space agency Roscosmos said in a statement posted on Telegram that the crew and the station “are not in danger” as astronauts assessed the leak.

It is the latest such leak that Russian crews have had to deal with in space recently, after a leak in the Soyuz crew capsule late last year forced the spacecraft to be replaced and delayed the trip home for its crew. .

A Russian Progress cargo spacecraft leaked coolant months later.

NASA, which manages the ISS with Russia, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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