[sarex] Oxygen Generation System Producing Oxygen
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Fri Jul 13 18:12:24 PDT 2007
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*Oxygen Generation System Producing Oxygen*
ISS015-E-15680 --- Clay Anderson with a spacesuit in the Quest Airlock
of the ISS
image above: Astronaut Clay Anderson, Expedition 15 flight engineer,
poses with an Extravehicular Mobility Unit spacesuit in the Quest
Airlock of the International Space Station. Image credit: NASA TO VIEW
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The U.S. Oxygen Generation System (OGS) is up and running and producing
oxygen. After a day of fits and starts with the new system Thursday,
environmental systems officers spent Thursday night resetting software
system limits on fluid flow and sensor readings that caused multiple
shutdowns of the OGS Thursday. Perseverance paid off Friday morning when
the ECLSS console reported that the OGS had passed all of its tests and
was producing oxygen as planned. The OGS is running in a "test mode." It
is expected to be shut off over the weekend. Flight controllers plan to
turn the OGS on periodically, probably once a month, until the point two
years from now when it will be turned on to support a six-person crew.
The crew is also continuing preparations for the spacewalk on July 23 by
Flight Engineer Clay Anderson and Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin.
The three crew members performed calf volume and body mass measurements.
These tests provide a rough index of body deconditioning in zero-gravity
and the effectiveness of countermeasures.
An error condition in the EarthKAM camera required early termination of
the current session.
Yurchikhin continued work on the Russian computers, while Flight
Engineer Oleg Kotov continued gathering and transferring excess
equipment and trash to the ISS Progress 24.
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