In the last period, the media and the ongoing discussions on Earth in the middle of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and NASA. a subject of blood pressure. The source of the controversy and tension lies in an event that took place on the International Space Station (ISS) in the past weeks.
During the docking of the Nauka module, one of the heaviest modules of the ISS and docking to the station in the past weeks an unlucky accident happened. The entire ISS turned a period and a half after the thrusters fired unexpectedly during docking. Upon this incident, Roscosmos faced significant criticism and deep discussions were ignited until the necessity of continuing the cooperation between NASA and Roscosmos.
Russia has taken an aggressive turn to the debates and arguments:
NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor on the ISS
While all these bets were being discussed, the return from Russia, which followed the pronunciations about Roscosmos, was not delayed. TASS, Russia’s largest and one of the world’s four largest agencies, has published an article that responds to all discussions and arguments about Roscosmos and Russian space studies. In the article, the competence of Roscosmos, its contributions to science and space studies, engineering skills explanations were given for each of the subject headings. The most interesting point was an important argument that brought us back to an event that took place in 2018.
Revealed aboard the Soyuz spacecraft on the ISS in 2018 ‘mysterious’ holes, was quite talked about in that period. Roscosmos cosmonauts went on a spacewalk that took hours to understand the cause of the hole, but despite all this time, the cause of the holes could not be fully explained.
Now, Russia, which is exposed to various criticisms and is at the center of discussions, returns to 2018 about the holes that occurred in the Soyuz. NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor points. According to the thesis, the astronaut is on the ISS is having a border crisis and is reaching the point where it will waste ISS equipment in order to return to Earth early.
No evidence, both sides accuse each other:
There is no random proof presented for the argument. Only in both Russian and American sources at the time of the incident ‘strangely’ cameras not working
There is a research on the discourse and the effects of astronauts’ long stay in a zero-gravity environment.
In the article, contrary to the Roscosmos team of NASA astronauts, refuses to pass the bragging machine test information was also included. TSS also stated that Roscosmos did not have the opportunity to examine the metal powders related to Soyuz in the instruments on the ISS at that time. This means a kind of ‘evidence blackout’ thesis.
While Russia made these arguments as an aggressive attack in an article in which it defended itself, the American press also used accusatory phrases in its articles describing the event as ‘holes’. From the incompetence of Russian engineers‘. Amid the war between the two sides, the only argument that seems plausible is that small chunks of space debris may have crashed into the Soyuz.