NASA reported that the malfunction does not pose a threat to the life of the crew.
The Water Processor Assembly (WPA) system installed on the American residential module of the International Space Station (ISS) tranquility was disconnected from the power supply due to a possible leak. The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced this on its website.
The report notes that the resulting malfunction does not pose a threat to the life of the crew and will be eliminated in the coming days.
“The crew is out of danger and has various spare parts on board [the station] to begin repairs, which are expected to be completed early next week,” the statement said. It also states that the ISS has a sufficient supply of water, allowing, if necessary, to meet the needs of the crew “for several months.” The WPA system, the report says, is used to “recycle water from multiple sources into clean drinking water for ISS crew members.”