The oxygen generation system (OGS) has failed in the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS), according to the crew’s talks with the Earth, broadcast by NASA.
Oxygen generation system failures happen on the ISS, but the station has oxygen reserves.
A Russian cosmonaut told a specialist from the Mission Control Centre in the Moscow Region that the Electron-VM OGS installed in the Russian Zvezda module had failed.
As if an air leak wasn't enough. Russian media reports that the oxygen production system, Electron-VM, failed in the #Zvezda module. There is no reason to be worry yet, such things happen from time to time, and are usually being successfully fixed. https://t.co/IWhHNpoFPO pic.twitter.com/No7xkHaVPP
— Katya Pavlushchenko (@katlinegrey) October 14, 2020
The American segment of the space station has its own oxygen generation system.
Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin, Ivan Vagner, Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, as well as NASA astronauts Christopher Cassidy and Kathleen Rubins, are currently working on the ISS.