The staff from Russia’s ISS module observed smoke and the burnt plastic smell when smoke detectors began to ring. The event took happened at 01:55 GMT in the Zvezda module on Thursday at Roscosmos Space Agency, where the batteries of this facility are replenished. The Russia ISS module staff observed smoke and the burnt plastic smell when smoke detectors began to ring. The event took happened at 01:55 GMT in the Zvezda module on Thursday at Roscosmos Space Agency, where the batteries of this facility are replenished.
“A smoke detector was triggered in the Zvezda service module of the Russian segment of the International Space Station during automatic battery charging, and an alarm went off,” Roscosmos declared. Roscosmos said that when the air quality returned to normal, the staff turned on air filters and resumed their sleep. The team will proceed on Thursday as planned, the organization said.
The event is the newest in a series of difficulties identified in the Russian station. The Russian ISS section has recently had several issues, and one space official last month worried about unfixable faults in outdated software. A number of air leakings have taken place in the Zvezda crew capsule, part of the Russian section, both previously this year and in 2019.
Russia has already stated its plans to depart the ISS beyond 2025 and start its own orbiting station, referring to issues arising from aging gear. According to Russian space authorities, after many hours of docking, the complete ISS slowed off the orbit in July, with software error being at fault for the unfortunate occurrence.
An estimated 80% of the Russian section in-flight technologies had expired. In addition, tiny fractures have been found on Russia’s Zarya freight section, and they may grow with time. The ISS was erected in 1998 as part of a cooperative effort involving Russia, the United States, Canada, Japan, and many European nations.