Cosmonauts will install highly sensitive vibration sensors inside Russian segments at the International Space station in the hope of finding the cause of air leaks, a designer general at the state space firm Energia told Sputnik.
Vladimir Solovyov said the "scientific research" would seek to identify "vibration nodes" to see if they coincide with welding seams. He told Sputnik earlier that persistent air leaks were a likely result of welding errors made inside the Zarya and Zvezda modules three decades ago.
Cosmonauts were first alerted to a tiny crack inside the Zvezda module at the ISS in 2019 when a drop in air pressure was recorded. Two cracks have been identified and sealed off but air is still escaping the space outpost, albeit at a slower pace. The leak poses no danger to the crew.
Source: RIA Novosti
Space Tourism, Space Transport and Space Exploration News
Film and cultures fly on SpaceX CR23 cargo resupply mission
Thanks for being there;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.
With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.
Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.
If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5+ Billed Monthly
$5 Billed Once
credit card or paypal
Paris (ESA) Aug 26, 2021
Samples of the Biofilms experiment are headed to the International Space Station on the SpaceX CR23 cargo resupply mission this weekend to help maintain astronaut and material safety in space.
A common piece of advice of the past 18 months has been to make sure you wash your hands thoroughly. This is because microorganisms are easily spread across common surfaces like door handles and light switches, and it is no less true in space. The Space Station is, after all, a lab as well as a home to astro ... read more