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On the ISS refused oxygen generator.. / April 15, 2010 /

In the Russian segment of ISS refused oxygen generator «Elektron-VM», Interfax reports with reference to a report on the website NASA. The astronauts were trying to find and correct the fault, but they failed to do so.

The immediate threat to the life of the crew there, as the American segment of the station operates similar device OGS. In addition, the oxygen supply is docked to the station on shuttle «Discovery». Another way to get O2 — burning of solid sources of oxygen available at the station.

The system is currently receiving oxygen by electrolysis of water "Elektron-VM is disabled. The specialists of RSC Energia, near Moscow Mission Control Center are trying to assess which of the possible scenarios would be more appropriate: the repair of the oxygen generator or its replacement by a new device.

In addition, it is reported that the station has a problem with thermoregulation. The problem is connected with the new tank with ammonia, which was installed by astronauts space shuttle «Discovery». It is specified that the lives of the inhabitants of the station, this failure does not threaten.

Breakdown of any vehicle on the International Space Station is not out of the ordinary events (although they are quite rare). Thus, in early 2010 broke down a new system for producing potable water from urine and fumes, established in the American segment of station for

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