Cosmonauts Confirm Leak in Soyuz MS-22 Cooling System After Visual Inspection

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International Space Station - Sputnik International, 1920, 15.12.2022
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The crew of the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft confirmed a leak in the cooling system after a visual inspection, Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Thursday.

"According to preliminary information, on Thursday, December 15, damage occurred to the outer skin of the instrument-assembly module of the Soyuz MS-22 transport manned spacecraft," the agency said in a statement, adding that "a visual inspection confirmed the leak."

The crew reported that the warning device of the ship's diagnostic system went off, showing a pressure drop in the cooling system, the statement read.

"At the moment, all systems of the ISS [the International Space Station] and the spacecraft are operating normally, the crew is safe. After analyzing the situation, a decision will be made on further actions for both specialists on Earth and crew members of the ISS Russian segment," the agency added.

Earlier in the day, a depressurization of the cooling system of the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft docked to the station was discovered, according to a live broadcast of radio chatter between cosmonauts and ground specialists.
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