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January 14, 2015
Space Station Update
Posted on January 14, 2015 at 7:48 am by dhuot.
The Expedition 42 crew members are safe and in good shape inside the Russian segment of the International Space Station following an alarm in the U.S. segment at about 4 a.m. EST.
Flight controllers in Mission Control at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston saw an increase in pressure in the station’s water loop for thermal control system B then later saw a cabin pressure increase that could be indicative of an ammonia leak in the worst case scenario. Acting conservatively to protect for the worst case scenario, the crew was directed to isolate themselves in the Russian segment while the teams are evaluating the situation. Non-essential equipment in the U.S. segment of the station was also powered down per the procedures.
In an exchange at 7:02 a.m. with Expedition 42 Commander Barry Wilmore of NASA, spacecraft communicator James Kelly said flight controllers were analyzing their data but said it is not yet known if the alarm was actually
triggered by a leak
or whether the situation was caused by a faulty sensor
or by a problem in a computer relay box that sends data and commands to various systems on the station.
NASA TV will provide a live update at 7:45 a.m. ET at http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv
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