2 weeks ago
The mystery of the air leak on the Russian Soyuz module currently held at the International Space Station remains unsolved, as Russian officials are considering both productions defects and outright sabotage as possible causes. According to a story in The Guardian, the Russian space agency Rosmocos has launched an investigation.
The hole appears to be the work of a drill, and the head of Rosmocos, Dmitry Rogozin, has stated that “there were several attempts at drilling.” When the non-life threatening hole was detected last Thursday, the astronauts onboard sealed the leak with tape.
The investigation covers both possible explanations: that the drilling error took place at Energiya, the company that makes the module, or that the drilling was done in space as an act of sabotage.Read the full story at The Guardian