Smoke Detected In Russian Module On Worldwide House Station

Smoke Detected In Russian Module On International Space Station

The Worldwide House Station photographed from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking. (File)


A smoke alarm was activated in a Russian service module on the Worldwide House Station (ISS), the Russian house company Roscosmos mentioned on Thursday, and Russian information companies reported that cosmonauts had smelled burning plastic.

The RIA information company quoted Roscosmos as saying all techniques had been later working correctly. Plans for an area stroll afterward Thursday had been nonetheless in power, the house company mentioned.

Roscosmos mentioned a smoke detector and an alarm had been set off on the Zvezda service module, which gives dwelling quarters for crew members on the ISS, when batteries had been being recharged in a single day.

RIA, citing audio communications broadcast by the U.S. house company NASA, reported that Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky had seen and smelled smoke and that French astronaut Thomas Pesquet mentioned the odor of burnt plastic or electronics had unfold from the Russian phase to the U.S. part.

The house station has suffered plenty of current mishaps.

Russian house officers mentioned a software program glitch and a doable human consideration lapse triggered the whole house station to pitch out of its regular flight place 250 miles (400 km)above Earth with seven crew members aboard in July.

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