Station’s Oxygen Generator Breaks Down

Article written: 10 Sep , 2004
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A generator that supplies oxygen to the International Space Station has broken down, and it could cause a delay for the upcoming crew transfer scheduled for next month. The Russian-built Elekton generator uses electrolysis to separate oxygen out of waste water, and without it, the two-man crew of the station will need to get their oxygen from the Progress cargo ship currently docked. They’ll attempt repairs to the unit on Friday.


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