Russia blames Progress leak on ‘external influences’ as new Soyuz preps for launch

Published by Spaceflight Now on 02/21/2023 UTC

Russia’s space agency said Tuesday that preliminary data suggest a coolant leak on a Progress cargo freighter docked at the International Space Station earlier this month was caused by “external influences” — possibly something that occurred during its launch last year, according to a senior NASA space station manager.

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