NASA images show a series of snowflake-like particles emerging from the rear of the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft.
Two Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station ISS canceled their spacewalk after noticing issue “significant leak” of the Soyuz spacecraftThéo Guɑrdian.
The substance that escaped is believed to be coolant from the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft.
The substance that escaped is believed to be coolant from the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft. (Photo: NASA TV).
A “a flood of seeds like snowflakes” leak was first observed on December 15, forcing Russian astronauts to cancel the spacewalk mission, recorded by NASA’s live feed.
“The spacewalk was canceled due to a leak. The substance that escaped is believed to be coolant from the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft.said NASA commentator Rob Navias in a broadcast from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, United States.
“We could see steam coming from the rear of the Soyuz, near the instrumentation and propulsion module, which was a sign of a leak.”he added.
The recorded images show a series of snowflake-like particles coming out of the back of the spacecraft.
Astronauts will conduct a spacewalk in November 2022.
Astronauts carry out a spacewalk in November 2022. (Photo: Roscosmos).
This incident occurred just before two of the Russian Space Agency’s cosmonauts, including crew commander Sergei Prokopyev and engineer Dmitry Petelin, were preparing for a planned spacewalk to move the radiator from one module to another on the Russian segment of the ISS.
A Russian mission control operations official was heard telling the two men over the radio that their spacewalk had been canceled, while engineers worked to confirm the nature of the problem.
Experts in Moscow are assessing the leaked substance and its impact on the integrity of the Soyuz spacecraft, a NASA statement said.
NASA also announced that none of the seven ISS crew members were in danger because of the incident, Reuters reported.
Mr Navias said it was too early to know the impact of the leak and whether it would cause difficulties in returning the crew to Earth at the end of the mission.
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NASA images show a series of snowflake-like particles coming out of the back of the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft. Two Russian cosmonauts on…