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Officials at Russia’s house company, Roscosmos, have opted to delay the launch of a spacecraft meant to switch one deemed not secure sufficient to move astronauts after a second car — a cargo ship — sprang a leak on Saturday, in line with NASA.

Once cleared, the alternative spacecraft, Soyuz MS-23, will transport three astronauts at the moment stationed on the International Space Station again to Earth. The car initially assigned to the mission, Soyuz MS-22, was present in December to be leaking coolant.

Roscosmos was aiming to launch the MS-23 alternative capsule this month and return cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dimitri Petelin and NASA astronaut Frank Rubio house.

The rescue car will now launch in March, in line with a put up from the official Roscosmos Telegram account.

The choice to delay was made after NASA confirmed {that a} separate Russian car, a Progress spacecraft designed to hold cargo that had docked with the house station on February 11, had an analogous coolant leak.

“The reason for the loss of coolant in the Progress 82 spacecraft is being investigated,” NASA stated in a Saturday assertion on its web site. “The hatches between the Progress 82 and the station are open, and temperatures and pressures aboard the station are all normal. The crew, which was informed of the cooling loop leak, is in no danger and continuing with normal space station operations.”

Roscosmos stated in its Telegram put up that it might delay the Soyuz MS-23 launch whereas the company investigated the reason for the Progress car’s coolant leak.

Russia’s house company didn’t, nonetheless, counsel the problems had been associated. Rather, Roscosmos reiterated that the leak on the Soyuz MS-22 car occurred when it was dinged by an object in house, which officers beforehand decided was a micrometeroid.

Roscosmos additionally shared new photographs of the MS-22 car, which it stated was proof that the spacecraft sustained exterior harm that prompted the coolant leak.

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