According to the Russian Space Agency, there are no threats to “the crew and the station.” There are currently seven people aboard the International Space Station: three Russians, two Americans, a Dane and a Japanese man.
The Russian Space Agency confirmed on Monday that the crew of the International Space Station is not in danger, despite a new coolant leak, which is the third accident of its kind in less than a year.
“The Nauka unit of the Russian part of EEI suffered a coolant leak from the external circuit [de emergência] “From the radiator installed at the station in 2012,” Roscosmos said on the social network Telegram.
According to the Russian agency, there are no threats to “the crew and the station.”
“The unit’s main thermal control circuit is operating normally and ensuring comfortable conditions in the unit’s living area,” he confirmed.
There are currently seven people on board the EEI: three Russians, two Americans, one Dane and one Japanese.
Transmissions with EEI are partly broadcast live over the Internet, and at the end of the day, an operator from the control center on Earth asked part of the crew to go to the observation dome that allows the astronauts to see outside.
“There is a leak from the MLM coolant.” [Módulo de Laboratório Multiuso, outro nome para o segmento Nauka]Astronaut Yasmine Moghbeli later said.
NASA did not immediately issue an official statement about the incident, which has been repeatedly reported recently.
In December, the Soyuz MS-22 space capsule attached to the International Space Station suffered a coolant leak due to a small meteorite impact, according to Moscow, which decided to send MS-22 as a replacement.
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