Space crime!

 
Topic moved from The Lounge by bevans on 02 Dec 2021 07:49
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
This is really odd - 'someone' drilled a hole in weightlessness into the cabin of the Soyuz part of the International Space Station sometime in 2018: TASS;

MOSCOW, November 26. /TASS/. Russia’s Roscosmos state space agency has handed the results of an investigation into a hole in the habitation compartment of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft over to law enforcement agencies, the corporation said in a statement on Friday.

"All results of the investigation regarding the hole in the habitation compartment of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft have been handed over to law enforcement agencies," the statement reads.

The Izvestia newspaper reported earlier on Friday, citing sources, that the reason behind the hole could have been NASA astronaut Serena Maria Aunon-Chancellor’s desire to return to Earth because of a blood clot or a fight with her boyfriend onboard the International Space Station (ISS).

A source told TASS earlier that the hole had been drilled in weightlessness by a person not acquainted with the spaceship’s design.

NASA denies that it was their astronaut that did the damage - The Daily Mail;

Bill Nelson, head of NASA posted on Twitter in August: 'I fully support Serena.'

However, the latest development now opens the door for Russia’s Roscosmos to press charges against Auñón-Chancellor.

NASA claimed the astronauts on board were never in danger of suffocation due to the 'lifeboat' spacecraft attached to the station to provide a return to Earth.

Later, images and further investigation revealed the hole had been made from the inside, ruling out space debris as the cause.

Sergey Prokopyev and two other astronauts, Auñón-Chancellor of NASA and Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency, were on board when it as detected.

The allegation against Auñón-Chancellor was made in an article published by TASS claiming to 'debunk' 12 things America claims about the Russian space agency.

They report it would not have been possible for the damage to happen on Earth as the ship would never pass vacuum chamber tests, essential to be flight ready.

'If there were any holes in it, then the pressure in this ship would immediately drop and it would not pass the appropriate tests. Thus, Roscosmos immediately ruled out the version of damage to Soyuz-MS-09 on Earth,' TASS reported.

It then goes on to discuss the mental health of Auñón-Chancellor, suggesting she took drastic action to 'speed up her return to Earth'.

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  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat Line
I was waiting for some RWNJ comment in the article about Pres. Biden being the instigator.

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  wobert Chief Commissioner

Location: Half way between Propodolla and Kinimakatka
Or Dan Andrews
  DCook Chief Train Controller

Location: The standard state
All jokes aside, this is an incredibly strange situation. Fragments of sealant were found around the edges of the hole, the general opinion of most people involved (including the cosmonauts onboard at the same time) is that a hole was accidentally drilled during manufacture, then sealed up on the ground. It is theorised that the sealant came out during the mission.

It is almost appearing as if Roscosmos (or more likely Rozogin) is trying to make people hate the Russian space program. In just 2021 alone there have been all the allegations for this situation, the Nauka thruster incident, the Soyuz thruster incident, the film project and now the satellite destruction incident.
  8502 Chief Train Controller

I did read about this earlier in the year including how the leak was found. The Russians as just as entitled to be on the station as the Europeans and the Americans. Was China ever invited to join the ISS with a module?
  DCook Chief Train Controller

Location: The standard state
I did read about this earlier in the year including how the leak was found. The Russians as just as entitled to be on the station as the Europeans and the Americans. Was China ever invited to join the ISS with a module?
8502
They were not. Some legislation exists in the US preventing US-China cooperation in space.
China actually invited the US to potentially contribute to their new space station.

Russia are completely entitled to be on the station, however many of their recent actions have raised plenty of eyebrows (especially the anti-satellite test.)
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Some video of the Chinese Station



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSx_XQcBnfg
  viaprojects Chief Train Controller

Some video of the Chinese Station

bevans

updated Russian module with current nasa ( fit out ) / iss systems ..
  ssaunders Chief Train Controller

I did read about this earlier in the year including how the leak was found. The Russians as just as entitled to be on the station as the Europeans and the Americans. Was China ever invited to join the ISS with a module?
8502


Except everyone else (Mainly NASA) appears to have covered the cost to have Russia involved.

International Space Station Costs (NASA) Total: $54 to 59 billion
  • 1994 – 2005 – $26 billion
  • 2006 – 2007 – $4 billion
  • 2008 – 2016 – $24 to 29 billion (projected)
Space Shuttle Program: $38 billion for lifting modules into space

Total estimated costs:
  • U.S.: $100 billion
  • Europe: $14 billion
  • Japan: $10 billion
  • Russia: Unknown
  • Canada: $2 billion

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