The Russian crew of the International Space Station (ISS), the third day trying to fix a faulty generator is indoors orbital complex produces oxygen. Vital instrument gave out on Friday, but the immediate danger, experts say threaten the astronauts. On board a sufficient supply of oxygen, another function generator is also in the American section of the ISS.
The Russian Elektron generator on Friday spontaneously yet unclear reasons, the off. The device operates on the principle of electrolysis of water and oxygen deletion secreted into the air. Generator for several months in a makeshift system worked, because last year he broke down the pump.
According to the Agency RIA Novosti is an extremely complicated device, because electrolysis in orbit is much more difficult than on Earth.
Oxygen should be enough
Supplies oxygen to the ISS delivers cargo spacecraft European ATV and Japanese HTV 2. Separate facilities for the production of oxygen in addition to the transport spacecraft Soyuz and Discovery, which are currently attached to the ISS.
The ISS is a twelve astronauts - except for long-term ISS crew of six members and six other astronauts, who arrived at the ISS with the shuttle Discovery. He has to return trip to Earth from the ISS on Monday after separate noon CET.