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Russian space capsule leak — Here’s what happened

Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, faced an untoward situation at the International Space Station last week when a space capsule that was supposed to take cosmonauts on a spacewalk started Dys functioning. The space organization clarified on Monday that a leak occurred in the space capsule’s coolant, but it does not require the evacuation of its crew members. The agency noted that it could launch a replacement capsule if necessary.

The Soyuz MS-22A capsule is also scheduled to crew members on ISS to Earth. After the liquid leak incident, the panel of experts will meet later this month to determine the future of the Soyuz MS-22. The next scheduled launch of the Soyuz is in March, but can be cancelled if required, the Indian Express reported.