Fire Alarm Sounds at ISS

The fire alarm has rung out at the Russian segment of the ISS during recharging operations.

Russian space agency Roscosmos reported that the incident happened at 01:55 GMT in the Zvezda module while the station’s batteries were being recharged.

“After cleaning the atmosphere, the crew continued the night rest mode. According to the Main Operational Control Group of the Russian segment of the station, all systems are operating normally, the composition of the air onboard the station corresponds to the standard parameters,” said Roscosmos.

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet claimed that he smelled burning plastic or electronic equipment from the US module.

Roscosmos said that the crew of the ISS-65 expedition continued their evening rest before continuing with their spacewalk.

Roskosmos head Dmitry Rogozin reported last year that about 80% of the equipment of the Russian segment of the ISS has degraded and further maintenance after 2025 will cost the same as building a new station.

Leaks have already been discovered in August 2020, October 2020, and March 2021 while more were suspected after the three were sealed off.


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