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Toilet and oxygen supply system in the Russian part of the ISS malfunctioned

In the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS) the toilet and oxygen supply system “E-VM” have gone out of construction last night, but all systems on board a station are working normally, TASS reported, as quoted by BTA.
Nothing jeopardizes the safety of the crew and the flight of the ISS, Roscosmos assured.

The faults that occurred on board on the night of November 20 were removed operationally and in full volume by the crew, specified by the Russian state corporation, BTA reported.

On board the ISS there are two toilets. One is in the American part, it went out in November last year. The second is on the Russian side of the station. Another toilet will have on the ISS after docking the Science Multipurpose Laboratory Module, the launch of which is planned for this year. Toilets are also available in the domestic part of the manned ship “Soyuz MS-16", docked with ISS.

The station has oxygen reserves and the US Tranquility module has its own oxygen generation system.

Earlier today, TASS announced that the ISS crew will finally repair the air leak site from the intermediate chamber of the “Zvezda” module after landing on Earth on Soyuz MS-16. The agency cited its own source in the rocket-space industry. The decision was made because the repair was related to the need to conduct a series of measurements with closed hatches.

Another source confirmed the information to TASS and added that specialists are already discussing how best to fix the damage. According to him, “for this on the ISS there are all the necessary materials.”

The landing of the Soyuz MS-16 descent lander with three crew - cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Wagner and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, is scheduled for 22 October in Kazakhstan.


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