According to him, the capacitor-type sensors themselves are two isolated plates about a meter by a meter.

They fix breakdowns.

“When I flew in 1984, we recorded five or six breakdowns per day, now it is significant, orders of magnitude more.

We are polluting orbital space with terrible force, ”TASS quotes Solovyov.

Earlier, the transport cargo ship Progress MS-21 undocked from the Russian segment of the ISS.

The cause of malfunctions in the thermal control system on the ship could be an external influence - for example, damage to the skin by a meteorite or space debris, said the head of Roscosmos, Yuri Borisov.