Let's not forget of course that someone who has been up there has not been averse to drilling a hole or two. Not that we will ever know what was going through their head when they did that.
The International Space Station just sprung another leak. And you can give yourself a pat on the back if your first guess at the source was the Russian Nauka module. The leak appears to be coolant from a backup radiator on Nauka. Flight controllers spotted flakes from one of the Nauka radiators thanks to cameras on the …
Tuesday 10th October 2023 14:46 GMT Andy The Hat
Tuesday 10th October 2023 15:19 GMT Gene Cash
Re: "delivered in 2010"
Well, it was supposed to be launched in 2007, and actually the rated lifetimes on some of the components are expired.
You don't want coolant coming in with the astronauts or anything else, because it's 100% ammonia. Pretty toxic.
Another problem is that it'll coat optics, which is why they've closed part of the cupola and other windows.
Tuesday 10th October 2023 16:14 GMT TVU