Roscosmos admitted the future consequences of the incident with the module “Science” on the ISS

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The abnormal activation of the engines of the multipurpose laboratory module (MLM) “Nauka” on the International Space Station (ISS) was caused by the activation of the MLM security system, Roscosmos reported. According to him, due to the incident, the ISS was not damaged, but the consequences may appear in the future.

A special commission has already been formed to investigate the incident, said Sergei Krikalev, executive director of Roskosmos for manned space programs. According to him, Nauka's engines turned on because the module's safety system considered the MLM to be in free flight.

“There are probably no damages … Nothing broke off from the station, I can reassure you, but how much we loaded the station, what consequences, will be assessed by experts,” a representative of Roscosmos said in an interview with the Russia 24 TV channel (quote according to “Interfax”).

Module “Science” docked to the ISS on July 29. After docking, MLM spontaneously turned on the engines, which caused the ISS to “spin” by 540 degrees. The reason for the abnormal situation was called a program failure, the crew was not injured. On July 31, MLM was integrated into the ISS.

Details of the incident – in the material “Kommersant FM” “ISS corrected the orbit.”

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