For second time in one week oxygen generation system breaks down in Russian module of International Space Station

The Electron-VM Oxygen Generation System was shut down in the Russian module of the International Space Station (ISS), reported RIA Novosti.

On January 20, it was also reported that the air conditioning system stopped working in the Russian module Zvezda. Cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov said that the mechanism will be fixed soon and that the crew is not in danger.

The Electron-VM system broke down six times from October to December. A few days ago, the system broke down once again. The crew members tried to fix it, but it didn’t help.

The situation is aggravated by an air leak in the same module which was discovered in August 2020. Since then, Russian cosmonauts have been trying to find a crack. Last week, the search stopped.

Oxygen is scheduled to be delivered in February by the Russian cargo ship Progress. Astronauts in the American segment of the ISS said they are ready to help the Russian crew by providing the an oxygen generating system.

Russians Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, Americans Kathleen Rubins, Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, as well as Japanese Soichi Noguchi are currently working on the ISS.

NASA has named two likely air leakage spots in the ISS module. Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin said the crew was able to locate the place of the air leak using a tea bag.

(c) UAWire

9 comments

  • Yesterday it was food they run out of, today it’s oxygen. I hope the US astronauts tell them we only have enough for us.

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    • They had an oxygen leak several months ago too. Remember they tried to blame the Americans of sabotage? They should just close down the Lada portion of the ISS. Karma for the ruSSo-invaders for taking the oxygen out of Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

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      • This isn’t the first leak found on the space station’s Russian side, nor the most frightening.
        In August 2018, crew members discovered a 2-millimeter drill hole in part of a Russian Soyuz MS-09 spaceship that was docked to the station at the time.
        That hole seemed to indicate a manufacturing defect — it appeared that someone on Earth had attempted to plug the hole with paint, but that paint broke off after the Soyuz reached the space station.
        So in December 2018, two cosmonauts donned spacesuits and floated to the outside of the Soyuz ship to study the hole in detail. They spent nearly eight hours hacking away at the insulation with a knife to find and document it.Roscosmos has stayed fairly quiet about that incident ever since.
        We know exactly what happened, but we will not tell you anything,” the head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, said at a youth science conference in September 2019, according to the Russian state news agency Ria Novosti.

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  • Tea bag techno from the Russia,……

    Liked by 4 people

  • Putin’s RuSSia is a never-ending comedy. Stay tuned. 😀

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  • Oh, brother! Send the Ruskies home, then fix and sweep out the space station and spray some Lysol.

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