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"Albert Einstein" ran into disagreements

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"Albert Einstein" ran into disagreementsThe hatches of the European space truck ATV-4 ("Albert Einstein") have remained closed since Saturday, when the unit docked with the International Space Station (ISS). The reason for the delay was not technical problems, but disagreements between experts from NASA and Roskosmos: experts assess the danger of the cargo arriving at the station in different ways.


"The condition of the ATV is good. However, the opening of the hatches scheduled for the morning was postponed due to the ongoing discussion between the Russian side and NASA about the exact content of the upcoming operations involving the crew at the entrance to the ship. The hatch opening schedule is being revised, which should be carried out within a few days "- quotes Redorbit mission leader Alberto Novelli.

Specialists from the Russian Mission Control Center, who were concerned about possible bacterial contamination or fungal contamination of part of the ATV-4 cargo, asked not to open the hatch. They do not consider the level of pollution dangerous for the crew, but nevertheless insisted on revising the procedure for entering the truck, including the use of antifungal agents. It is planned that the hatches will be open on Tuesday.

ATV is an automatic truck designed to deliver fuel, scientific equipment, products, air and water to the ISS. With the help of ATV engines, the station’s orbit is being corrected, which, without a periodic repetition of this procedure, would have long since entered the atmosphere.

ATV-4 "Albert Einstein" docked to the ISS 15 June, delivering more than 6,5 tons of cargo to the station: fuel, water, oxygen, products, experimental equipment, facilities. In October, the ship will be undocked and flooded in the Pacific Ocean.

Recall that on board the ISS colonies of microorganisms actively reproduce. At the beginning of the year, a number of publications appeared in the press, in which it was suggested that the ISS would soon be destroyed due to biological hazards. A representative of the Institute of Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences at the end of January reported that the ISS crews treat the internal surfaces of the station with bactericidal agents to prevent such problems. In total, more than 250 species of microorganisms were found on board, which the crew takes a large amount of time to fight.
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  1. experienced
    experienced 18 June 2013 11: 44 New
    14
    Monopoly makes a profit smile
    Hatches will certainly open, but everyone will understand who is in charge
  2. pensioner
    pensioner 18 June 2013 11: 45 New
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    In total, more than 250 species of microorganisms were found on board.

    Wait. Soon the “Aliens” will come. Not in our segment naturally ...
    1. Santa bear
      Santa bear 18 June 2013 12: 32 New
      +3
      but only in our ISS segment have weapons laughing
  3. il grand casino
    il grand casino 18 June 2013 11: 46 New
    +3
    "In total, more than 250 species of microorganisms were found on board, which the crew takes a lot of time to deal with." - Star Wars. But not funny at all. It’s a pity if, because of this, it’s really necessary to close the station
    1. Rus2012
      Rus2012 18 June 2013 12: 02 New
      +4
      Quote: il grand casino
      It’s a pity if because of this, it’s really necessary to close the station

      ... The station will have to be closed for other reasons ...
      Including political ones.
      And Russia itself already needs a sovereign orbiter. :)
      And the Chinese are on their way, asking ...
      1. il grand casino
        il grand casino 18 June 2013 12: 38 New
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        Need of course. But the station is a lot of money. Who agrees to build it only at the expense of their budget? With this money you can build as many summer cottages (you can also buy a medel there)!
    2. Constantine
      Constantine 18 June 2013 12: 36 New
      +3
      It is possible that the infection was intentional because Amers are not going to extend the life of the ISS, and ours, judging by long-standing statements, were going to extend for themselves. In any case, in space, security measures are not superfluous.
  4. hrych
    hrych 18 June 2013 11: 56 New
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    The Western European module is infected with the bacilli of tolerance, liberalism and пиother pathogens of decomposition.
  5. fisherman
    fisherman 18 June 2013 12: 00 New
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    1. The ISS commander is the representative of Russia at the moment. On the ship - his order is law. Who does not agree is a riot. Rebels are hung out on the yard. Deliver yards on the next flight of Progress.
    2. urgently run Onishchenko there!
    1. Manager
      Manager 18 June 2013 12: 02 New
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      Quote: fisherman
      Deliver yards on the next flight of Progress.

      In a state of zero gravity, the idea is futile!
      1. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets 18 June 2013 12: 07 New
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        Quote: Manager
        In a state of zero gravity, the idea is futile!

        Well, why, you just have to tie your legs to undocking ships. wink
      2. pensioner
        pensioner 18 June 2013 12: 25 New
        +1
        Quote: Manager
        In a state of zero gravity, the idea is futile!

        If you don’t pull on your legs, then yes ...
    2. Tao
      Tao 18 June 2013 12: 24 New
      +4
      The most difficult thing is to hang it in space at the bar, and by the neck :) Heh :) But, knowing our ...
    3. BARKAS
      BARKAS 18 June 2013 12: 52 New
      +2
      Quote: fisherman
      Rebels are hung out on the yard.

      There is another option to land somewhere you can even shrug your hands and say lost repeat
    4. Georgs
      Georgs 18 June 2013 14: 20 New
      +1
      Quote: fisherman
      Deliver yards on the next flight of Progress.

      Yes, fig! Still dragging into orbit for high price. Are these rails sticking out of the ISS in all directions? Tie a sling by the leg, and push Vasya the cat out of the hatch. The oxygen current should be left a bit, so that, therefore, not immediately ...
    5. Black
      Black 18 June 2013 16: 38 New
      +1
      Quote: fisherman
      Rebels are hung out on the yard.

      Zero gravity however ..... it is simpler - in a bag - and at will ....
  6. Bort radist
    Bort radist 18 June 2013 12: 08 New
    +5
    "In total, more than 250 species of microorganisms were found on board, which the crew takes a lot of time to deal with." brush your teeth and even wash.
    Of neither dangerous? !! Microorganisms are present everywhere, there are pathogens, there are natural companions of man, ....... Some kind of games, most likely not biological, but political
  7. Dimani
    Dimani 18 June 2013 12: 12 New
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    colonies of microorganisms actively propagate onboard the ISS


    so what are they? would open the "window" and ventilated the room .... first in the US segment laughing
  8. KazaK Bo
    KazaK Bo 18 June 2013 12: 19 New
    0
    ... maybe Onishchenko is already there ?! After the MIR-2 ISS was flooded by 90% for biological reasons, I won’t be surprised at anything ....
  9. Lech from ZATULINKI
    Lech from ZATULINKI 18 June 2013 12: 21 New
    +2
    Hmm how tenacious life in space.
    The absence of gravity can play a trick on bacteria and viruses; it is not known with what properties a new organism can appear and whether there is an antidote to it.
    1. Bort radist
      Bort radist 18 June 2013 12: 35 New
      +1
      Quote: Lech from ZATULINKI
      The absence of gravity can play a trick on bacteria and viruses; it is not known with what properties a new organism can appear and whether there is an antidote to it.

      Correct, with your permission, presence radiation and natural enemies.
  10. pensioner
    pensioner 18 June 2013 12: 23 New
    +1
    Quote: fisherman
    2. urgently run Onishchenko there!

    Opp-pa !. So then finally nobody will reach there! They will die in orbit, but they won’t get inside!
  11. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil 18 June 2013 12: 39 New
    +3
    Quote: fisherman
    1. The ISS commander is the representative of Russia at the moment. On the ship - his order is law. Who does not agree is a riot. Rebels are hung out on the yard. Deliver yards on the next flight of Progress.
    2. urgently run Onishchenko there!

    You don’t have to hang anyone, it’s inhumane, just give a spacesuit and drop it on the moon. Onishchenko is also not necessary, it is inhumane in relation to bacteria.
  12. individual
    individual 18 June 2013 13: 16 New
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    The surest way to clean the space truck and the International Space Station from bacteria I admit fishing method - send for the prevention of Onishchenko. hi
  13. Ilyas
    Ilyas 18 June 2013 13: 22 New
    +3
    How little we know :(, I recently read (unfortunately I didn’t find a source) about bacteria found in sewers. They do not survive in any standard biological nutrient medium — they die out. The question is, what do they eat then?

    And a man imagines himself the king of nature ... and there are still those who produce pseudoscience and pseudo-theories, deny modern science (which has more questions than answers), denies the scientific method of cognition, approaches and methods, and sits and clicks on the computer keys, successfully so .. uses the product of scientific achievements :(

    God is merciful, gave people a bit of reason, so that they could know and understand at least a hundredth of his universe, his laws of the universe. A herd eats (consumes), shaves, cuts to dryness the green meadows (resources) of the earth, and does not even want to come off, raise its head, and look at the sky.
  14. Vtel
    Vtel 18 June 2013 13: 31 New
    0
    Yes, in the light of the events taking place in the world, there is no confidence in Western bullshit, which you can pick up from them, and then you can be healed all your life. Bleeding their truck with natol.
  15. rpek32
    rpek32 18 June 2013 13: 45 New
    +1
    Quote: fisherman
    Rebels hang in the yard

    Pull under the keel of the station. No spacesuit laughing
  16. Averias
    Averias 18 June 2013 13: 49 New
    0
    ISS - this is not for you. There was a case, back at the MIR station, when bacteria got into the duct. The problems began, the climax was that this infection began to "eat" the porthole (it began to grow cloudy). And our astronaut felt bad. Upon returning to earth, an entire institute examined him. The analysis showed that a yeast bacterium was found in the stomach (do not judge strictly, I do not know how to, not a biochemist). But we don’t know how to treat, she underwent mutations at the station. So, it’s better to keep up than not to watch.
    1. Bort radist
      Bort radist 18 June 2013 15: 38 New
      0
      Quote: Averias
      But we don’t know how to treat, she underwent mutations at the station. So, it’s better to keep up than not to watch.

      In general, the real problem is a mutation in space radiation and then return to earth.
    2. RDS-1
      RDS-1 18 June 2013 17: 19 New
      +1
      Here is this "horror" in detail:

      "The flight engineer of the MIR orbital station, Alexander Serebrov, was supposed to prepare equipment for going into outer space. When Serebrov opened one of the spacesuits, a wave of green dust poured on him. Dust settles on Earth, and in space, in zero gravity, it is simply elusive. Inside the spacesuit, several layers of mold formed - the team had to clean it with improvised means. Mold and dust were collected and sent to a dust collector. A few days later they noticed that the water at the station had an unpleasant aftertaste. e a week later a sharp smell appeared in the compartments.

      Hero of the Soviet Union, Alexander Serebrov: “We asked to change the column. We were not allowed. Then we noticed that our condensate pump stops every half an hour. A siren buzzes, something stops there and stops pumping. ”

      Then the astronauts dismantled the column and determined that it was necessary to replace the pump, but this did not help. And soon, Serebrov noticed that the entire column filter was clogged with poisonous yellow crumbs.

      Hero of the Soviet Union, Alexander Serebrov: “At the entrance there is a net, I look, it is clogged with some kind of crumbs. Such semi-rubber semi-plastic yellowish. Such cubes. ”

      The granules of unknown origin were again shaken off in a dust collector - they decided to sort it out on Earth. The crew was about to return home, but the flight was extended for 2 months. The astronauts had no choice but to fix the problems themselves. Then Serebrov decided to make out the column.

      Hero of the Soviet Union, Alexander Serebrov: “I discovered, I look there too, some pieces at the ends. I put a wire in there and pull out a XNUMX meter worm from there. He was flexible, yellow, with dark brown spots. Like a snake like that. ”

      The astronauts experienced a severe shock from what they saw. How could this creature end up in an airtight orbital water system? The team reported the incident to the flight control center. The expedition was urgently prepared for return to Earth, but the astronauts did not have much time. One micro-bacterium, in space, mutated so that it could degenerate into a whole slug. Under the influence of cosmic radiation, viruses began to slowly destroy the MIR station. One after the other, the most important devices went out of order, in particular, the fire detector failed. The astronauts ceased to control the situation, a fire could occur at MIR at any moment. Without a fire detector and smoke detector, such a situation could lead to disaster.

      Alexander Serebrov sent his dangerous find on a cargo spaceship to Earth. The crew had to spend a few more days in space. Already at the station, Serebrov felt unwell: he was constantly dizzy, nauseous, for several days the astronaut lay with temperature.

      After the return of Alexander Serebrov to Earth, the symptoms of a strange disease began to intensify. Extreme pain in the abdomen, nausea and constant weakness did not allow normal life. Alexander Serebrov turned to the Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology for help, but the doctors could not make an accurate diagnosis.

      Hero of the Soviet Union, Alexander Serebrov: “They say: Well, you have a yeast bacterium in the intestine, but we have no analogues on Earth - this is a mutant, so we don’t know how to treat it.” Alexander Serebrov understands that most likely he will never recover. The astronaut can only hope that the virus will not manifest new symptoms. "
  17. CrazyMishka
    CrazyMishka 18 June 2013 14: 49 New
    +2
    About microorganisms, many think I remember the ending of the film "War of the Worlds", let them live. In the medicine cabinet, I think there are antibiotics.
    ps I hope to launch our "MIR-2", and our science will move on without regard to the Tolerast :)
  18. ocvbc
    ocvbc 19 June 2013 12: 02 New
    -1
    The people in the network leaked the entire database about us all! Now you can watch any information about everyone who interests you! Use until you close! Here's the link - clck.ru/8hBBA