Russian cosmonauts discover possible latest ISS air leak

In the Star module the International Space Station (ISS) could have the last air leak. The damage was discovered by Russian cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrovnik and Anton Shkaplerov. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the Roskosmos press service.

The report states that the last possible air leak is in the intermediate chamber of the Zvezda service module. Funds to repair the damage will be delivered to the nearest Progress freighter, Roskosmos noted. After that, the astronauts will begin the final elimination of the leak.

It should be noted that we are not talking about new faults at the station. Previously, the head of the state-owned company Dmitry Rogozin had announced problems with the building and equipment. He clarified that Russian cosmonauts know how to solve them.

Dmitry Rogozin previously announced the start of a 'launch boom', which is expected in 2025-2026.


Japan to start preparations for launching wooden satellite in 2022

Japanese researchers will begin preparations for the launch of the world's first wooden satellite early next year. This is reported by the Kyodo agency.

According to the source, in February, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Takao Doi will install wood panels on the exterior of the research module at the International Space Station (MSC). They plan to use magnolia, a mountain variety of Sakura Yamazakura, and a stone birch to make them.

These items will be in the open space for nine months. After that, the experts will determine the best wood for making the satellite.

It should be noted that Japanese specialists from Kyoto University and Sumitomo Forestry, with support from JAXA, will build a satellite in the form of a 10cm cube. Solar cells will be installed there outside. and inside there will be electronic equipment.

Through this experiment, Japanese scientists intend to prove the suitability of wood as an environmentally friendly material for the production of spacecraft .

The satellite launch is scheduled for 2023.

Earlier, Japanese space tourist Yusaku Maezawa & nbsp; said he gradually adapted to weightlessness, and the sensations in microgravity struck him as strange.


WWF warns of most massive extinction of one species since dinosaur era

Over the next decade, the planet & nbsp; might experience the greatest & nbsp; mass extinction animals & nbsp; since the era of dinosaurs, writes & nbsp; Daily Mail & nbsp; with reference to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

About 40,000 species are on the brink of extinction. Under attack – & nbsp; African elephants, polar bears, some sharks, frogs and fish.

Over the past 30 years, as reported in the & nbsp; WWF, Africa's forest elephant population has declined by 86%. Polar bears are threatened by the massive melting of Arctic glaciers, and a number of marine life will be lost due to overfishing, ocean pollution and shrinking reefs. & Nbsp;

Earlier, geophysicists from the University of Connecticut expressed the opinion that & nbsp; cause & nbsp; the extinction of the dinosaurs on Earth could not have been the cold, but an acute lack of sunlight.


Rogozin announced the start of a “start-up boom” in the world in 2025-2026

Roscosmos leader Dmitry Rogozin said that the` `launch boom & # 39; & # 39; worldwide is expected in 2025-2026. He spoke about it in the process of communicating with the International Space Station (ISS) crew members, TASS reports.

According to Rogozin, the number of launches will increase by two to three times when Russia begins to launch a multi-satellite orbital constellation.

The head of the state-owned company has said Roscosmos must and will be ready for a 'launch boom'. This is necessary in order to deliver the required number of rockets to the market, he explained.

Rogozin said that flights on a one-turn scheme on a spacecraft to the ISS will begin soon. He noted that today the flight time of the Soyuz MS spacecraft takes three hours.

“ Soon we will be flying for 1.5-2 hours, using a shorter pattern. It is a normal ship that will serve for several years, “he said.

The Roscosmos chief added that cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Peter Dubrovnik, who are on board the ship ISS, encountered problems on board. At the same time, Rogozin clarified that the Russian crew members of the station know how to solve them. He wished the astronauts to solve the problems in terms of the station. Equipment and hull.

Earlier it was reported that Anton Shkaplerov and Peter Dubrov congratulated the inhabitants of Earth on the coming New Year.


Emergency ministry warned of drought in southern Russia in 2022

Low water and drought are likely in the New Year in a number of regions of the Russian Federation, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the press service of the Russian Federation. EMERCOM of Russia.

The contact person for the agency clarified that unfavorable conditions are expected for the southern European region of the country.

Earlier, scientist Peter Gleick said that global warming on Earth is causing severe damage to the water cycle in nature and could trigger devastating drought in the years to come.

In addition, the experts & nbsp; have warned & nbsp; against the onset of unbearable heat on Earth. High temperatures will lead to persistent droughts, forest fires, storms and flooding.


End of autumn conscription in Russia

En & nbsp; Russia & nbsp; ended the fall army conscription, more than 127,000 people were sent to military formations and corps, the RF Ministry of Defense reported. & nbsp;

The dispatch of conscripts from the assembly points began on October 20. & nbsp; Particular attention has been paid to the recruitment of scientific, scientific-production and sports companies. & Nbsp;

Thus, more than 320 people were sent to scientific societies and scientific production, more than 200 people were sent to sports societies. & nbsp;

The Defense Ministry added that the military enlistment offices are enforcing enhanced sanitary measures, including, the required amount of personal protective equipment, non-contact thermometers, disinfectants and rapid testing for the coronavirus has been provided.

Previously, it was reported that in Russia in 2022-2024, it was planned to increase the number of military personnel under contract, for which 73 billion rubles were allocated in the federal budget, while in 2021 the number of contract servicemen exceeded the number of conscripts.


Patriarch Kirill's older brother, Archpriest Nikolai Gundyaev, dies

At the age of 81, the older brother of Patriarch Kirill, Archpriest Nikolai Gundyaev, has passed away, according to the Russian Orthodox Church website.

St. Petersburg has become a serious long-term illness.

The farewell ceremony will take place on January 2 at the Nikolskoye Alexander Nevsky Lavra Cemetery.

The older brother of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia was born in 1940 in Leningrad. In 1963 he graduated from the Leningrad Theological Seminary, in 1967 & mdash; Leningrad Theological Academy with a doctorate in theology. & Nbsp;

From 1986 to 1987 the priest was Rector of the Theological Academy and Seminary of Leningrad (LDA). In 2014, Gundyaev was awarded the title of Honorary Rector of the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of St. Petersburg.

Previously, the sudden death of former priest Timofei Podobedov, who baptized the daughter of Philip Kirkorov, was reported.


VKS RF develops new generation measurement systems

To re-equip the individual command and measurement complexes of the Main Space Test Center (GIKT) named after GS Titova, a new generation of command and measurement systems are underway development, reports the Ministry of Defense. & Nbsp;

It is clarified that the contribution of these funds will make it possible to switch to new technologies for the control of spacecraft. & Nbsp;

The department also noted that the Russian orbital constellation includes more than 160 satellites. The Ministry of Defense.

Previously the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces & nbsp; Andrey Yudin said that in 2021, around 3,400 foreign military aircraft were discovered near Russian borders and more than 110 ballistic missile and space rocket launches.


Snow and ice are expected in Moscow on December 31

Cloudy weather, light snow and ice are forecast in Moscow on Friday, December 31, according to the website of the Russian Hydrometeorological Center.

According to forecasters, from one to three days in the capital are expected degrees of freezing.

A southerly wind will blow over the city with gusts of 2-7 meters per second, the atmospheric pressure will be about 742 mm Hg.

In the Moscow region, thermometers will rise to minus one degree. On New Years Eve in the area it will be colder to minus six degrees.

Earlier it was known & nbsp; on the weather & nbsp; in the Moscow region during the New Year holidays.


Gunzburg urged Russians not to call Santa at their house

Trace of a novel coronavirus pandemic that has spread from China

Center manager. Gamalei Alexander Gintsburg urged Russians not to call Santa Claus home during the coronavirus pandemic, TASS reports.

“ I wouldn't invite Santa right now, but if I were my parents, I would buy a beard and praise him so I don't cancel or spoiling the child's vacation, but at the same time arranging them for yourself & # 39; & # 39 ;, & mdash; did he declare.

Gunzburg also noted that children today are very susceptible to coronavirus infection and so you should be careful when attending public events.

At the end of last week Gunzburg & nbsp; said the search for a coronavirus vaccine for children aged 6 to 11 will take about three months. He specified that this drug could receive the name of Sputnik 2M.

Previously Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova & nbsp; said that the level of herd immunity against the coronavirus in Russia had increased to 60.4%.

The head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova also said that the post-vaccination immunity after the Sputnik V vaccine is sufficient to contain the spread of omicron. She explained that it was possible to find out during independent research by two research organizations.