The russians have a spaceship “leaking” again. This time it’s Progress MS-21
You won’t believe it, but another russian spaceship docked to the International Space Station is leaking. This time it is Progress MS-21.
Progress MS-21 arrived at the ISS back in October 2022, and it seems to have jinxed everything. Two months after its arrival, a coolant leak occurred on the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft. On February 11, 2023, the new Progress MS-22 docked with the ISS, and about half an hour later, the radiator leaked on the previous Progress…
That is, the Soyuz MS-22 in emergency condition, Progress MS-21 in emergency condition, and the not-yet-emergency Progress MC-22 are currently docked to the ISS, but… it is docked to the emergency transit chamber of the Zvezda service module. The ships are unloaded at Zvezda as follows: equalize the pressure, depressurize the chamber, work quickly, and repressurize. Triple facepalm!
The russians attributed the leak on the Soyuz MS-22 to a micrometeorite impact. Now they are trying to do the same, but it seems that no one believes them anymore. Russian space is coming to an end. And that’s good.