MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) has repaired the Electron-VM oxygen supply system, a representative of Russia’s state space agency, Roscosmos, told Sputnik on Saturday.
The system failed on Thursday. On Friday, cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin informed the Moscow-based Mission Control Centre that the pressure in the compartment had declined by 52 mm Hg to 681 mm Hg over 11.5 hours, while the leak rate had fallen to 4 mm per hour from 7-9 mm per hour.
The cosmonaut noted that the pressure continued to fall, but at a slower pace. He also suggested trying US patches to seal the crack.
Russian space agency Roscosmos previously said that the air leak posed no threat to the crew.