Latest International Space Station maintenance Stories
Following two spacewalks to replace a degraded pump module on the truss, or backbone, of the International Space Station, flight controllers in the Mission Control Center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston successfully restarted the new pump Tuesday night.
The crew of Expedition 38 were busy on Sunday preparing their spacesuits for a possible extra-vehicular activity (EVA) mission to fix a failing coolant system that was first discovered last Wednesday outside the International Space Station.
NASA is still evaluating the International Space Station (ISS) cooling issue that forced a partial shutdown of the facility, but officials with the agency told reporters Friday that a faulty valve in an external pump is the most likely culprit.
A malfunction and potential coolant link on the International Space Station (ISS) forced the crew to disable some non-critical systems.
NASA confirmed on Thursday that the ammonia leak its astronauts fixed on the International Space Station last week is officially plugged up.
A pump controller box on the International Space Station’s far port truss (P6) believed to have been leaking ammonia coolant was inspected and replaced during a five-hour, 30-minute spacewalk on Saturday afternoon.
An ammonia leak has been found in the external cooling system on the International Space Station, according to NASA. The leak was discovered by Expedition 35 crew members on Thursday at about 10:30 a.m. CDT, after they reported seeing white flakes floating away from the station’s P6 truss structure.
Expedition 33 Commander Sunita Williams and Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide completed a scheduled spacewalk on Thursday (Nov. 1).
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