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Air leak on the ISS will try to eliminate with the help of plasticine

The Moscow Region Mission Control Center, according to RIA Novosti, suggests trying to seal the gap in the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS) using plasticine.

Photos of Roscosmos

Photos of Roscosmos

The orbital complex is currently continuing to lose its atmosphere. A series of checks made it possible to establish that the problem affects the Zvezda module, which is part of the Russian segment.

The leak is located in the intermediate chamber of the Zvezda block. The cosmonauts have already tried twice to seal up possible problem areas with adhesive tape, but this did not bring any results.

Now experts are proposing a new way to solve the problem. The astronauts will try to fix the problem with an American sealant similar in properties to plasticine. It is noted that two places are to be repaired in the intermediate chamber of the Zvezda module – in the area of ​​the thermal control system pipelines and in the area of ​​the sealed board with waveguides of the broadband communication system.

It should be noted that the leak in its current form does not pose a threat to the crew of the International Space Station. However, if the astronauts are not able to eliminate the leak for a long time, it is likely that additional volumes of oxygen will have to be delivered to orbit.

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