ISS oxygen supply system fails in Russian module, but NASA and Roscosmos crew is OK

The ISS is dealing with a couple of points with an ongoing air leak and issues with an oxygen provide system within the station’s Zvezda module. 


The Worldwide House Station is all about redundancy. There’s multiple toilet on the ISS, and there is multiple oxygen provide system that gives treasured air for the crew in orbit. It is nonetheless not nice when a type of programs fails.

 An oxygen provide system within the Russian-built Zvezda module of the station failed Wednesday, according to an AFP report. It is not the only oxygen generation system on board, so the crew of six — which incorporates three new arrivals from NASA and Roscosmos — shouldn’t be at risk.

A Roscosmos spokesperson instructed AFP that the crew will work to restore the difficulty this week.

Zvezda has been in orbit for 20 years. NASA describes it as “the early cornerstone for the primary human habitation of the station.” It incorporates dwelling quarters, flight programs and life help programs. 

That is the newest in a sequence of air-related points on the ISS. The crew and floor controllers have been making an attempt to trace down a lingering air leak that was recently traced to the Zvezda module. There is not any indication but if there is a connection between the leak and the oxygen system. 

PJDM reached out to NASA, however did not instantly hear again.

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Amanda Kooser