About 80 percent of the systems in the Russian section of the station are said to have reached the end of their service period.
Russian the space authority has warned of the danger posed by obsolete parts of the International Space Station ISS.
In recent years, the Russian section of the space station has suffered from many problems, such as air leaks caused by cracks. This has raised concerns about the safety of the station’s staff.
“About 80 percent of the systems in the Russian section have reached the end of their service period. This means that, in practice, a day after the systems are completely depleted, irreparable faults can occur, ”said the air traffic controller in charge of the Russian section of the space station. Vladimir Solovyov said Russian news agency Ria.
In addition to the Russian media, the news agency Reuters and BBC.
Solovyov warned last year that much of the station’s equipment had begun to become obsolete and would require immediate replacement.
In addition, the former cosmonaut has reported that “cosmetic” cracks have been found in Russia’s Zarya cargo module. Launched in 1998, the Zarya is one of the oldest in the ISS and is used primarily as a warehouse.
“This is a bad thing, and suggests that cracks will spread over time,” Solovyov told Riia.
Russia has repeatedly raised concerns about hardware safety.
Last April, Russia’s deputy prime minister Yuri Borisov told Russian state media that aging metal on the space station could lead to “irreversible consequences – even catastrophe.
“We must not let that happen,” Borisov told state television.
According to him, the Russian administration would warn of the departure in 2025. At the same time, the Russian space administration Roscosmos said the first module on Russia’s own space station was underway.
Roscosmos also noted last year that due to structural wear and tear, the ISS could no longer function after 2030.
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