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News Archive / Tagged: coolant loop

  • The Space Station’s new lease on life

    Josh TallisJanuary 12th, 2014

    The United States committed itself this past Thursday at the International Space Exploration Forum to extending the shelf life of the International Space Station (ISS) until at least 2024. Speaking in front of ministerial-level delegates from almost every space-faring country on the planet, the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology, John […]

  • The “Best Christmas ever” onboard the Space Station

    Josh TallisDecember 25th, 2013

    NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins completed their second spacewalk yesterday, Dec. 24, 2013 – in a successful attempt to repair the malfunctioning coolant Loop A onboard the International Space Station (ISS). The rare Christmas Eve Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA), only the second in history, negated the need for yet another history-making EVA on Christmas Day to be […]

  • Space station crew performs first successful spacewalk to remove ammonia pump

    Britt RawcliffeDecember 22nd, 2013

    Expedition 38 astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) successfully preformed the first in a series of extra-vehicular activities(EVAs) to replace a faulty ammonia pump on Saturday, December 21. This was the first of three spacewalks scheduled to fix a coolant loop issue which cropped up earlier this month on December 11.

  • Possible Christmas Day EVA planned to correct ISS coolant malfunction

    Josh TallisDecember 20th, 2013

    A failure in the International Space Station’s (ISS) Loop-A coolant system last week has had impacts as NASA and its partners continue to troubleshoot a problem they categorize as “urgent.” As reported in Spaceflight Insider, the ISS’ ammonia coolant loops used to maintain safe operating temperatures for on-orbit equipment have been a source of concern for […]