Smoke detected in Russian module of space station – Roscosmos

File photo: International Space Station (ISS) taken from the Soyuz spacecraft after undocking on October 4, 2018. Distributions / file photos via NASA / Roscosmos / REUTERS

September 9, 2021

Moscow (Reuters) -Smoke detectors have been activated in the Russian service module of the International Space Station (ISS), the Russian space agency Roscosmos said Thursday, and the Russian communications company said that astronauts would burn plastic Reported that it smelled.

The RIA news agency states that Roscosmos later stated that all systems were functioning properly. Plans for extravehicular activity were still underway later Thursday, according to the space agency.

Roscosmos said smoke detectors and alarms were activated on the Zvezda service module, which provides a living quarter for the ISS crew, while the battery was being charged overnight.

RIA reported that Russian astronaut Oleg Novitsky saw and smelled smoke, citing voice communications broadcast by the US space agency NASA, and French astronaut Thomas Pesquet said burnt plastic. And the smell of electronic equipment spread from the Russian segment to the US section, he said.

The space station has recently been hit by many accidents.

Russian space officials said seven crew members were on board in July due to software glitches and possible loss of human attention, with the entire space station from its normal flight position 250 miles (400 km) above Earth. He said he had pitched out.

(Report by Maxim Rodionov, Written by Alexander Mallow, Edited by Timothy Heritage)

Smoke detected in Russian module of space station – Roscosmos

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