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The astronauts of Discovery, "put" patches "to the ISS

July 30 2005

Working in space, astronauts of Discovery began to reconfigure a faulty power supply Gyro International Space Station (ISS) is number two.

Electrical power control unit of the American force gyroscope number two was established July 1, 2004 the previous ISS crew - Gennady Padalka and Michael Fink. Then, for the replacement of the failed component Russian TsUPu required to arrange unscheduled spacewalk. Now, to maintain the balance of deposits in the Russian Federal Space Agency and NASA ISS maintenance and shutdown work behind the shuttle astronauts, reports RIA Novosti.

"Broke not the gyroscope, and the power supply, which was successfully replaced, resulting in a restored original and proper functioning of the gyroscope. But eight months later mounted unit suddenly shut off the gyro. This device operates on the principle of machines in the electrical panel in homes - when there is a sharp power surge, it disables all electrical appliances to prevent them from spoiling, "- said the representative of the MCC.

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