The drill reached a meteoroid bumper.
Experts have discovered new traces of drill in the hull of a manned spacecraft “Soyuz MS-09”, hairline fracture which led to a slight loss of pressure aboard the International space station, reported the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference to zn.ua. According to the interlocutor of the Agency, before you plug the hole in the hull of the Soyuz, the ISS crew held a photo and video holes using an endoscope. In these pictures they found new damage.
“The traces of the drill is not only inside the household section of the ship, but on the screen meteoroid bumper, which covers the ship from the outside and installed at 15 mm from the sealed housing,” – said the Agency interlocutor. “The one who drilled the enclosure, passing it through, put his head drill into external leaky defense,” he added.
Another source stated that the installation of leaky meteoroid bumper – “the penultimate stage of assembling of a ship, hereinafter “the Union” sent to the final Assembly shop”. “When “Soyuz MS-09″ only brought to final Assembly shop, he was photographed in detail, and no holes as well as traces of the touch of the drill on the hull from the inside compartment was not – the ship was later drilled, fully assembled,” said the source. He added that the screen itself meteoroid bumper also photographed prior to installation and was “clean”.
According to him, in the final Assembly shop the vehicle was about two weeks, and then was sent to 90 days on a test stand (KIS), where “the photographs has not provided”. “Thus, the ship could drill on the very last stage works in the shop of final Assembly or the CIS”, – said the source.
A small air leak was discovered by the mission control Center on August 29. The following day the ISS crew found a hairline fracture in the casing of the orbital module of the spacecraft “Soyuz MS-09”. Hole patched with sealant.
In photos crack, you notice a lot of damage with a drill and a small hole that was patched by the crew.reports the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference to