KOMPAS.com – Oxygen supply system in modules in the Russian segment of the International Space Station ( ISS) failed to operate, lucky you all are safe.
This was reported by the Russian space agency Roscosmos Thursday (15/10/2020).
According to a spokesman for Roscosmos, the oxygen supply system on the Zvezda module in the orbital laboratory failed on Wednesday (14/10/2020) night. At the same time, systems in America’s segment are operating normally.
“Nothing threatens the safety of the crew and the ISS,” the spokesman said AFP, Friday (16/10/2020).
Roscosmos spokesman said that currently his party is fixing this problem.
Problems arise after three new crew, two cosmonaut Russia and an American astronaut reached the ISS on Wednesday (14/10/2020), bringing the current crew to six.
The problem is that the latest incident on the ISS comes after the crew detected an air leak on the plane last August.
Roscosmos stressed at the time that the leaks had no significant impact and were harmless. However, the source of the problem remains to be explored.
The crew believes they have found the source of the leak.
A Roscosmos spokesman said they would receive precise instructions from mission control to undertake future work on the matter.
Cited by the news agency RIA Novosti, veteran Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka said that Russian equipment on the ISS is past its use date.
“All the modules in the Russian segment are exhausted,” said Padalka, who holds the world record for days spent in space.
He added that the equipment should only be used for 15 years, even though it is now two decades old.