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depressurization-in-the-international-space-station-possibly-caused-by-a-micrometeorite-impact

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posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 02:54 AM
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There's a theory now that the hole wasn't caused by a micrometeorite, but is rather a manufacturing defect that was quietly patched up while still on earth, and had come loose while in space.

Go figure!

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posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 03:02 AM
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a reply to: wildespace

so why is there spall inside the hole ?



posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 05:58 AM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

When they were designing the Apollo capsule in `62 they let the Chi bring their guns.
Russian hackers were given Laika back in 1957.



posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 08:49 AM
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originally posted by: schuyler
Duct tape, just like Apollo 13. No, that's not a permanent fix. Just enough until they can get the high-tech up and going. That's what they used: Look here

Kapton tape was used for this hole. That's the same tape used on outside of the Apollo LM to hold the insulation, und kapton film is used in other space/satellite applications. Kapton film can withstand extreme temperatures and extreme swings of temperatures.

Kapton - Wikipedia

Having said that, I bet a 2 mm hole on the inside could potentially be patched with duct tape, but why not use Kapton if it's available, although the Kapton film's thermal properties are probably an overkill for interior spacecraft use.


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posted on Sep, 3 2018 @ 01:11 PM
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a reply to: wildespace

Indeed!

www.rt.com...



posted on Sep, 3 2018 @ 03:41 PM
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a reply to: OneBigMonkeyToo

Looks like some town in Siberia going to get new resident



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 03:05 AM
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originally posted by: OneBigMonkeyToo
a reply to: wildespace

Indeed!

www.rt.com...

That is a major "oopsie!" for Energia (the manufacturer of Russian rockets and spacecraft), and it comes on the heels of a recent spying scandal in Roscosmos.



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 03:10 AM
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originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People

originally posted by: schuyler
Duct tape, just like Apollo 13. No, that's not a permanent fix. Just enough until they can get the high-tech up and going. That's what they used: Look here

Kapton tape was used for this hole.

I had never heard of Kapton tape, looks like a really impressive material. Looking at the photos on Google, I just suddenly realised this is that very "yellow tape" that I use at work! (I deal with chips that go into plastic cards). Kinda cool to realise you're dealing with Apollo and other spacecraft material on a daily basis.



posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 03:33 AM
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This is just in from "Russian Space News":


According to information from RIA NOVOSTI (ITAR-TASS) - The Space Corporation “Energia”, after a state of emergency with an air leak at the International Space Station (ISS), will check for the presence of traces of the drill all the spacecrafts “ Soyuz” and “Progress”, that are in storage at the Baikonur Cosmodrome and the” Soyuz” and “Progress” spacecrafts, that are in storage near Moscow.

RIA NOVOSTI received this information from a source in the rocket and space industry.

According to the source, the investigation will be carried out as part of an investigation into the causes of the emergency on the ISS-docked spacecraft "Soyuz MS-09."

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posted on Sep, 4 2018 @ 06:48 AM
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Earlier ISS-related pressurization events

web.archive.org...://msnbc.msn.com/id/3882962
web.archive.org...://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9888881/
www.thespacereview.com...




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