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Russians investigate cause of Soyuz leak, focus on human error


Russians investigate cause of Soyuz leak, focus on human error Ruling out a strike by space debris or a micrometeoroid, Russian engineers say a small now-plugged leak in a Soyuz crew ferry ship docked to the International Space Station was the result of a hole drilled into the wall of the spacecraft’s upper compartment, an apparent case of human error. According to Russian media accounts, Dmitry Rogozin, director general of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, told reporters Monday the hole was drilled “by a human hand” and that he was not ruling out any theories, saying it could have happened on the ground before launch or after the spacecraft reached orbit June 6.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Sep 6)

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