June 17, 2014

ISS crew replaced food heating block that caused smoke pollution onboard the ISS on June 10, RSC Energia representative reported.

On Tuesday last week cosmonaut Oleg Skvortsov discovered a small smoke pollution onboard Russian ISS segment in water recovery system of water and food heating block.

The smoke was discharged by the fan in Zvezda service module.  The block was deenergized and the decision was made to demount it.

“We successfully replaced the block with the spare one, everything work nominally”, – the spokesman stated.

At the present time the ISS crew comprises 6 cosmonauts: ISS-40 commander Steven Swanson (USA), ISS-40 flight engineers Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev (Russia), ISS-40 flight engineer, ISS-41 commander Maksim Surayev (Russia), ISS- 40/41 flight engineers Reid Wiseman (USA) and Alexander Gerst (ESA).

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