The International Space Station is about redundancy. There is more than one, and there is more than one oxygen supply system that provides vital air for personnel in orbit. It still does not work well when one of the systems fails.
An oxygen supply system failed in the Russian-built module Zvezda station on Wednesday, according to an AFP report. This is1; included , so the staff of six ̵ – is not in danger.
A Roscosmos spokesman told AFP the staff would work to resolve the issue this week.
Zvezda has been in orbit for 20 years. NASA described it as “the first part of the title for the first human habitation at the station.” It contains accommodation, flight systems and life support systems.
This is the latest in a series of air-related issues with the ISS. Crew and ground managers try to monitor a. There is no indication yet if there is a connection between the leak and the oxygen system.
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