MOSCOW: The Russian Space Agency Roscosmos said on Thursday that smoke alarms were activated in the Russian service module on the International Space Station (ISS).
RIA News Agency quoted Roscosmos as saying all systems later worked commonly. The space agency said the spacewalk plan for late Thursday is still valid.
According to Roscosmos, Zvezda’s service module activates smoke detectors and alarms, providing a living quarter for the ISS crew when the battery is charged overnight.
RIA reported that Russian astronaut Oleg Novitsky saw and smelled smoke, citing voice communications broadcast by the US space agency NASA, and French astronaut Thomas Pesquet said burnt plastic. And the smell of electronic equipment spread from the Russian segment to the U.S. section, he said.
The space station has suffered several accidents recently.
Russian space officials said seven crew members were aboard the entire space station in July from its normal flight position 250 miles (400 km) above Earth due to software defects and loss of human attention.
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