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On the American segment of the ISS half of the equipment does not work

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PE in the US segment of the International Space Station (ISS). After the cooling system failed here, the astronauts had to turn off half of their service and scientific equipment. According to Interfax, the specialists of the Houston Mission Control Center cannot close the valve in circuit "A" on command from Earth.


Since the circuit through which ammonia circulates began to freeze, it was turned off, and only the circuit “B” remained to cool all systems and modules. But he can not cope with such a load. As a result, the Americans were forced to turn off half of the systems in the Japanese Kibo module, the European Columbus module and the American Harmony module.

As stated by NASA, to correct problems in the cooling system may require a spacewalk. The agency also stressed that the life of the crew - and these are three Russians, two Americans and a Japanese - are not in danger.

"For the crew members there was no danger. They tried to restore the cooling system. In the short term, they are not in danger," NASA spokesman Josh Beyrle told reporters.

Meanwhile, on December 18 on the ISS are preparing to meet the first "regular" flight of the new American cargo ship Cygnus ("Swan"). The launch of the Antares launch vehicle will be carried out from the spaceport on Wallops Island.

The ship should deliver to the crew of the ISS more than 1300 kilograms of cargo: water, food, spare parts, materials and equipment for scientific experiments that are devoted to different topics - "from the reproduction of amoebas to the deposition of calcium in bone tissues," told NASA. On the way back, the Swan will take the garbage from the station, which will burn with it in the dense layers of the atmosphere.
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  1. Same lech
    Same lech 12 December 2013 10: 08 New
    +6
    It seems that American advanced developments did not pass the test in space.
    Another argument is that you need to develop your space industry without regard to the WEST.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 12 December 2013 10: 18 New
      14
      On the American segment of the ISS half of the equipment does not work
      The question is why? -Answered in China laughing
      1. avt
        avt 12 December 2013 10: 33 New
        +7
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        On the American segment of the ISS half of the equipment does not work
        The question is why? -Answered in China

        Give them a hat with earflaps and a sledgehammer and hang an inscription on the transition hatch in their segment - filming the movie Armageddon 2 ", Bruce got out and returns to Willis"
        1. velikoros-xnumx
          velikoros-xnumx 12 December 2013 11: 14 New
          +8
          Quote: avt
          Give them a hat with earflaps and a sledgehammer and hang an inscription on the transition hatch in their segment - filming the movie Armageddon 2 ", Bruce got out and returns to Willis"

          good This "movie masterpiece" at one time infuriated me. angry
          1. Thunderbolt
            Thunderbolt 12 December 2013 11: 21 New
            +7
            the Americans were forced to turn off half of the systems in the Japanese Kibo module, the European Columbus module and the American Harmony module.
            Shoot emergency modules hi
            1. Bober
              Bober 12 December 2013 15: 58 New
              0
              Shoot emergency modules

              Otherwise, shoot the Americans themselves. At the same time, the Japanese are thoughtful. Maybe Hokkaido will be shot to us.
              1. Genur
                Genur 12 December 2013 16: 42 New
                +2
                But with their equipment gathered Mars to conquer! Ours are carriers, theirs is the filling ...
                I wonder what is the "MTBF" of the vaunted American technology?
          2. VADEL
            VADEL 12 December 2013 13: 49 New
            0
            And I laughed at the stupidity of amers. Observe, then envy. hi
        2. Aleks tv
          Aleks tv 12 December 2013 13: 54 New
          +1
          Quote: avt
          Give them earflaps and a sledgehammer

          yes
          They lack Leonov.
          At one time, astronauts joked:
          - Let Arkhipich into outer space with a screwdriver and give him free rein - in a moment the whole ship will unscrew.
      2. AVV
        AVV 12 December 2013 13: 26 New
        +1
        The most important thing is that in the American segment Sartir would not freeze, otherwise the problems will be much sadder !!! lol And so everything is fixable and not critical !!!
      3. Tambov we ...
        Tambov we ... 12 December 2013 14: 09 New
        0
        Most likely, such failures are a one-sided, narrowly targeted training of developers of their equipment. The education system in general. And they decided to dismantle our education system ...
      4. alone
        alone 12 December 2013 20: 33 New
        0
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        On the American segment of the ISS half of the equipment does not work
        The question is why? -Answered in China


        what about the emergency in Russian spacecraft? also made in China or is the West to blame again? wink
    2. tomket
      tomket 12 December 2013 13: 24 New
      +1
      The film "Gravity" should start differently.
  2. Simon
    Simon 12 December 2013 10: 20 New
    0
    It is necessary to completely "privatize" the ISS in favor of Russia, and then there will be order there. soldier
  3. ImPerts
    ImPerts 12 December 2013 10: 21 New
    +2
    Quote: Alexander Romanov
    Made in China

    For America with love fellow
  4. major071
    major071 12 December 2013 10: 26 New
    +7
    Mowgli froze in their "advanced" segment, probably in our "backward" they are sitting - warming up.
    1. nik6006
      nik6006 12 December 2013 10: 31 New
      +6
      They will not be allowed to see ours, they will not let Russians into their block, and only they themselves go to the toilet, lock them with a key, these are the "partners".
  5. makarov
    makarov 12 December 2013 10: 30 New
    +7
    "According to NASA, a spacewalk may be required to fix cooling problems."

    I give free and cheap advice in application: - let the Americans eject, and then the basic law will work: - fewer people, more oxygen
  6. morpogr
    morpogr 12 December 2013 11: 20 New
    0
    Our need to bill Americans for renting a bed in the Russian segment. And for communal water, heating, etc.
  7. pensioner
    pensioner 12 December 2013 11: 49 New
    +1
    On the American segment of the ISS half of the equipment does not work
    They will knock on ours - do not let us in! "Mine is yours not to understand!" - all business ... Che, thought ... And there it is chilly, actually. In space ...
  8. mountain
    mountain 12 December 2013 11: 53 New
    +1
    Ah, there was no need for a sailor to buy cheap electronics from the Chinese. The inspectors are in shock, in almost all boards there are Chinese non-working chips. China is in full growth, we are clothing and toys life-threatening, and they have a surprise in the form of electronics. Two, one, what's next?
  9. spirit
    spirit 12 December 2013 13: 45 New
    +1
    And this low Earth orbit !! and you say the flight to Mars. I would not envy the Astronauts if they fly there in the future on a ship with the inscription made in China
  10. VADEL
    VADEL 12 December 2013 13: 56 New
    +3
    Utilities on the ISS sucks. The management company is on the "bump". laughing
    1. Aleks tv
      Aleks tv 12 December 2013 14: 04 New
      +2
      Quote: VADEL
      Housing and communal services on the ISS sucks.

      yes
      Yes, they simply do not have an intelligent Elder who will drive them in the tail and mane of the ship.

      Amer - two outfits in a queue for the joint on the segment. Let the glasses scuff and stick out on the nightstand in front of the station entrance (all of a sudden a check will come or the Martians will visit you).
  11. Artyom
    Artyom 12 December 2013 15: 39 New
    +3
    a few years ago there was information that the Americans said that the ISS had already exhausted all resources and it was time to flood it! to which our responded - no problem, even though tomorrow we will disconnect and flood your modules, there were no more such proposals. I think the Americans have a small resource of equipment, they never flew into space for a long time, they go on a shuttle for a couple of weeks and go home. And they made their blocks according to the old technology, as if they were launching for a month wassat
    1. Sterlya
      Sterlya 12 December 2013 16: 22 New
      0
      rather, their modules will soon be flooded. they have such a trend with spacecraft. starts with little things. ends with an explosion. As was the case with the shuttles. before each run two months on my ears went
  12. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 12 December 2013 16: 15 New
    0
    Quote: The same Lech
    It seems that American advanced developments did not pass the test in space. ...

    Possible.
    Quote: Alexander Romanov
    On the American segment of the ISS half of the equipment does not work
    The question is why? -Answered in China laughing

    But I think that it is not.

    Quote: Artyom
    I think the Americans have a small resource of equipment, they never flew into space for a long time, they go on a shuttle for a couple of weeks and go home. And they made their blocks according to the old technology, as if they were launching for a month wassat

    It is also possible.
    And now the "gag". At work, I deal with IBM - large computers. While maintaining the specified operating conditions, they work stably.
    But in space conditions are unstable and can affect the performance of all equipment.
    On the issue of restoring bad blocks - with American equipment, all control is CHIPED, i.e. A failed unit with a similar one DO NOT REPLACE, only with the original! We can’t even put on our old IBM another fan to replace the failed one due to deterioration, only a native one is needed, and their price is unreasonable!
    This is the case with imported equipment ...
  13. APASUS
    APASUS 12 December 2013 20: 00 New
    0
    Imagine the face of American astronauts when they read Made in China on the back of a newly arrived valve. laughing laughing laughing
  14. studentmati
    studentmati 12 December 2013 22: 25 New
    +1
    Each technique has its own resource, and it is not infinite. Problems on Mir began at about the same “age”. Let's go further: "Mir" was drowned, "ISS" was created on the basis of "Mira-2". Today the time of the ISS funeral is approaching, however sad it may sound. Let's go further: Russia is "puffing" with all its might over the East, Angara, Rus, and other projects ... Successes are still in the project. At the same time, America continues to consistently move in this direction: the X-37B flies and is very successful; "trucks" are being built; RD-180 successfully help to display the "payload", etc ...

    I’m not observing anything joyful in this news ...
  15. nik6006
    nik6006 12 December 2013 22: 33 New
    0
    I can imagine what smell is there ..... No.
  16. 12571752dima
    12571752dima 12 December 2013 22: 46 New
    +1
    We are happy when the neighbor’s bathhouse lights up. After all, they already burned their own.
  17. Bersaglieri
    Bersaglieri 13 December 2013 00: 34 New
    0
    Quote: velikoros-xnumx
    Quote: avt
    Give them a hat with earflaps and a sledgehammer and hang an inscription on the transition hatch in their segment - filming the movie Armageddon 2 ", Bruce got out and returns to Willis"

    good This "movie masterpiece" at one time infuriated me. angry

    Are you 88 years old, young man? If you recall that the Russian astronaut saved everyone in the end, you could include brains to evaluate humor :)
    1. velikoros-xnumx
      velikoros-xnumx 13 December 2013 13: 26 New
      +1
      Quote: Bersaglieri
      Are you 88 years old, young man? If you recall that the Russian astronaut saved everyone in the end, you could include brains to evaluate humor :)

      A bit older than the years by ten. To appreciate that humor, brains are not needed, you need a complete absence of a sense of humor and elementary taste.
  18. not main
    not main 13 December 2013 00: 57 New
    0
    Quote: nik6006
    They will not be allowed to see ours, they will not let Russians into their block, and only they themselves go to the toilet, lock them with a key, these are the "partners".

    Where did the information come from? He knocked or could not break the door?
  19. duchy
    duchy 13 December 2013 06: 18 New
    0
    It happens. what They don't have a reserve just in case. And ours always have a "golden spare parts" with them, a hammer, a chisel and magic help from the mother. He served, always helped. laughing