Russian Space Lab Leaks Toxic Coolant From Radiator

A Russian lab at the International Space Station reported yet another leak, and this time, the Nauka module.

This has been the third coolant leak reported on a Russian spacecraft in a single year.

NASA said in a statement that the crewmembers were safe, and the situation was under control.

Russia’s Third Coolant Leak

The recent leak became the third of its type on the Russian side of the International Space Station.

The Russian Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module released toxic Ammonia, according to the Russian space agency Roscosmos.

The leak was first discovered by NASA on cameras in the orbiting laboratory. 

What Caused The Leak?

The Russian space Agency didn’t confirm what caused the leak but experts suggest technical problems.

Space analyst Jonathan McDowell said it is unlikely the leak was caused by micrometeoroids.

“One is whatever, two is a coincidence, three is something systemic,” he said referring to the number of leaks that took place on Russian spacecraft. 

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