ISS Has Another Coolant Loop Problem, Crew OK

ISS Has Another Coolant Loop Problem, Crew OK

The International Space Station (ISS) has encountered another problem with one of its coolant pumps.  The 6-person crew is fine according to the agency.

In a statement, NASA said the pump on one of the two coolant loops shut down and flight controllers suspect a flow control valve malfunctioned.  Some non-critical systems in Node 2 (Harmony), Japan’s Kibo laboratory and Europe’s Columbus laboratory were powered down.

NASA’s Johnson Space Center (@NASA_Johnson) tweeted that one of the two external cooling loops automatically shut today because it got too cold.

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