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A Russian cosmonaut has made an emergency return to the ISS due to a problem with his space suit

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Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemiyev has reportedly had to “emergently” end his spacewalk on the International Space Station due to problems with his spacesuit. Tas.

Oleg Artemiev during space flightPhoto: NASA/AP/ProfiMedia Images

“Oleg, this is a very low power level, you need to go back urgently, because if the battery is completely depleted, it will not only lose a pump or a fan, but also communication,” relayed the engineer responsible for monitoring the space exit. to him

Dmitry Ahmerov, chief engineer of the Extravehicular Activities Department at the Russian Space Rocket Corporation, later said that a decision on whether to continue the mission would be made once Artemiyev was in the airlock compartment.

“We will wait until Oleg gets to Poot. There the final decision will be made about the extension of the EVA (no vehicle operations) or its termination. The Mission Control Center will decide,” the Russian engineer told TASS.

Roscosmos said that Artemiyev’s health is not in danger.

Russian cosmonauts went into space to work on ERA

The cosmonaut went into space with another Russian cosmonaut, Denis Matveev, to install cameras that could provide a wide view of the European Robotic Arm (ERA) and connect to its external control panel.

Russian cosmonauts finally decided To use ERA Although the former head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, He had forbidden them This is in retaliation for the European Space Agency’s decision to end cooperation with the Russian space agency for the ExoMars mission, which aims to send a new rover to Mars by the end of 2022.

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Rogosin He was removed from office President Vladimir Putin in mid-July.

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