30 Aug 2018 20:00

Roscosmos commission to investigate air leak from Soyuz MS-09

MOSCOW. Aug 30 (Interfax) - Roscosmos has set up a commission to investigate the air leak from the Russian Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft, which is currently docked to the International Space Station (ISS).

On Thursday, a drop in air pressure inside the ISS was registered, the state corporation said.

"A special commission of specialists from Roscosmos, Energia, and TsNIImash has been formed to examine the abnormal situation," Roscosmos said in a statement seen by Interfax.

The crew's life and health are not threatened, it said.

The crew has examined all the modules and found a microcrack in the ship's household compartment, and it is now being fixed.

Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin, who is currently at TsNIImash's Mission Control Center, is taking part in the ground control team's repair efforts, the statement said.