According to the representative of the NASA Aerospace Safety Advisory Council, David West, quoted by the editor of the Space Policy Online portal, Marcia Smith, there is no risk to the safety of the crew.
Russian and American crews of the International Space Station have repaired three potential air leak sites. This was announced on Twitter by the editor of the Space Policy Online portal, Marcia Smith.
She quotes the words of the representative of the NASA Aerospace Safety Advisory Council, David West, who spoke at the meeting, held on July 15 in an online format. “Patches and sealant were applied in three places, but the leakage level did not completely decrease,” he said.
There is no risk to the safety of the crew, but the advisory board wants to be constantly aware of the situation, West additionally stressed.
In March, cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov carried out repair and restoration work on the body of the Zvezda module, where a crack and some possible leaky places were found. All actions were performed by the Russian crew members under the guidance of the Main Operational Control Group of the Russian Segment of the ISS and RSC Energia engineers. The work was coordinated with NASA specialists.