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Rocket and space Corporation (RSC) Energia has completed an internal investigation into the facts of the appearance of the hole in the hull of the spacecraft “Soyuz MS-09” and denied the theory that it appeared in the Assembly at the plant in the Queen. It is reported RIA Novosti source in the rocket and space industry.
“The last photo of the plating of the spacecraft “Soyuz MS-09” was made in the workshop of the 45 experimental machine-building Plant of Rocket-space Corporation “Energy”. Photographic images were made before and after the installation of the screens meteoroid bumper. Photos no holes on the body not revealed”, — he said.
After that, the ship closed the screen-vacuum insulation and sent to the final Assembly shop, then moved to the test station on the territory of RSC “Energy”, and then delivered to the Baikonur cosmodrome.
“So, unless you consider the version of the drilling ship in space, a hole was done in those 180 days meanwhile, as [the ship] left the shop in RKK “Energy” and launch into orbit,” — said the Agency interlocutor.
On 14 September it was reported that the mission control centres in Moscow and Houston have data on gradually, increasing over several days, before the discovery of the hole in the “Union”, an air leak on the ISS. This makes it impossible for the version of “the astronauts-the saboteurs.” However, the same day it became known that the hull of a ship found new traces of drills on the external screen meteoroid bumper.
About air leak on the ISS said the head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, August 30. The cause of the problem was a hole with a diameter of about two millimeters in the skin of manned spacecraft “Soyuz”, docked to the Russian segment of the station, the astronauts managed to plug it.
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