The US space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its Russian counterpart Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities,or Roscosmos have repaired a minute pressure leak on the International Space Station, which resulted in a minor loss of cabin pressure.
“After a morning of investigations, the crew reported that the leak was isolated to a hole about two millimeters in diameter in the orbital compartment, or upper section, of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft attached to the Rassvet module of the Russian segment of the station,” the NASA blog reads.
However, the cabin crew wasn’t in any kind of danger.
Cabin pressure on @Space_Station is holding steady after the crew conducted repair work on one of two Russian Soyuz spacecraft attached to the complex. The repair was made to address a leak that had caused a minor reduction of pressure. Details: https://t.co/bCgcvz8bTb pic.twitter.com/PRGN1d94gw
— NASA (@NASA) August 30, 2018
The Roscosmos has convened a commission to conduct further analysis of the possible reason behind the leak. In the wake of the repair, flight controllers in Houston are monitoring station’s cabin pressure.