One other Russian spacecraft docked to the area station is leaking

A Progress spacecraft is seen departing the space station earlier this month.

Enlarge / A Progress spacecraft is seen departing the area station earlier this month. (credit score: NASA)

Russia’s state-owned area company, Roscosmos, reported Saturday {that a} Progress provide ship connected to the Worldwide Area Station has misplaced strain in its exterior cooling system.

In its assertion, Roscosmos mentioned there was no risk to the seven crew members on board the orbiting laboratory. NASA, too, mentioned the hatch between the Progress MS-21 car and the area station was open. Notably, the incident with the provision ship got here inside hours of the protected docking of one other Progress ship, MS-22, which is in good well being.

Though the preliminary Roscosmos assertion was imprecise concerning the depressurization occasion, Dmitry Strugovets, a former head of area company Roscosmos’ press service, later clarified it was a coolant leak. “All the coolant has leaked out,” he mentioned through Telegram.

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