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  1. I would like to know more
  2. @Scotius, I know the feeling. Anyway, spoiler, it was a glitch. https://ria.ru/20210730/sboy-1743626955.html Apparently it went into the docking abort mode.
  3. Don't get cocky. I jinxed Nauka by joking about how the insurer will rest easy once the hatch is open... even though I saw the initial errant thruster firings after docking.
  4. Those tanks are supposed to be reused over the module's lifetime. Merely storing the fuel without cycling the delicate membranes shouldn't be a problem.
  5. Again a rather weak statement: there are cases of vaccinated COVID deaths. With underlying conditioms, of course, but still - I've got one inveterate anti-jab guy in my family, and every bit of news like this is reinforcing his opposition. Assuming it's legal.
  6. Whoa whoa whoa. I don't have clearance, and probably neither do you, so it's not "everyone". In fact, data acquired from satellites is so notoriously difficult to declassify before sharing that the major boon of the Open Skies Treaty was that the US acquired non-classified reconnaissance footage that it could (indeed, had to by treaty) promptly share with its allies. So we can't make use of the data - whereas people who can may (or may not) know a lot more than we do anyway. When it comes to obfuscation, it's always a question of whom exactly you're looking to fool.
  7. Let's put it this way: at the very least, it shouldn't be a mechanical problem like a leak. I don't think it's possible for a bipropellant thruster to malfunction in a manner that would result in a firing. I think they just gave up on the propellant system after a decade of mucking about with it. Anyway, on to the next adventure
  8. Hm... check out this timestamp. Also, apparently, And to steal this quip, Nauka wants to become a free-flying laboratory module.
  9. Dammit. I thought the RCS continuing to fire right after contact was odd.
  10. AlfaInsurance can't exhale until hatch opening.
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