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Russian segment of International Space Station facing 'irreparable failures'

02/09/2021 03:33 PM | Click to read full article

The segment of the International Space Station belonging to Russia is facing "irreparable failures" due to out-of-date hardware.

According to Vladimir Solovyov, chief engineer of the Energia rocket and space corporation, "Around 80 percent of the inflight systems on Russia's segment have reached the end of their service period." "This means that literally a day after the systems are fully exhausted, irreparable failures may begin," Solovyov added.