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Sunday, March 18, 2018

The system of recycling water on the ISS is out of order

One of the systems of the International space station, responsible for the processing of water, out of order. According to the data lead of the media, to restore the operation of this system fails for a few days.

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As reports “Interfax” with reference to own source in the space industry and the mission of NASA in the Mission control center , the fault was two days ago recorded in the block water treatment WPA that meets non-potable water and technical liquids. Currently, work is underway on the restoration of the system.

In mid-may, the media reported another failure in the us segment of the international space station: then according to spread information, from failed system of recycling of urine, forcing the astronauts for five days had urine stored in special containers. However, later the information was partly denied by the Russian office of NASA, explaining, first, that it is not about failure, but about modernization, and secondly, that it lasted not five days, but only six hours. The purpose of modernization was to increase the number obtained after processing of pure water.

However, sometimes information about the various breakdowns is true and even becomes the reason for unplanned spacewalks. For example, in late 2013 in the U.S. segment of the ISS has stopped working about half equipment. Later it turned out that the reason was the malfunction of the cooling system. In order to resolve the emergency situation in the thermal control system of the American astronauts had to go into space to replace the unit pumps.

Also in recent years on the ISS at different times failed controller fan motor on the system removal of carbon dioxide CDRA and channel power.

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