Roskosmos about the leak at Progress: decisions have been made
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The Progress MS-21 spacecraft, on which a coolant leak occurred, will be deorbited on February 19.
Roskosmos reports. with reference to the decision of the main operational control group of RSC Energia.
“After undocking Progress MS-21” from the ISS, a survey of its outer surface was carried out to determine the cause of the depressurization of the thermal control system. deceleration for deorbiting is scheduled for February 19 at 06:15 Moscow time. As a result, the spacecraft will enter the atmosphere and break up,” the statement said.
According to Roscosmos experts, unburned elements are expected to fall in the non-navigable area of the South Pacific Ocean. Later, a comment was also provided regarding the advice of the chief designers before the launch of the Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft. to the ISS.
“After the depressurization of the thermal control system of the cargo ship Progress MS-21″ specialists from Roscosmos enterprises carefully analyzed the received telemetry information and images of the outer surface of the spacecraft. They examined in detail the radiator on the Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft, which was located in the assembly and test building of the 254th site of Baikonur, and did not reveal any damage on it,” the Roscosmos added.
It is specified that the council recommended the state commission to appoint the launch of the Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft launch vehicle “Soyuz-2.1a” from Baikonur on February 24.
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