Re: Shuttle water dump while attached to ISS

Date: Wed Aug 15 2001 - 15:12:42 PDT

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    In a message dated 8/15/01 4:24:16 PM Central Daylight Time, 
    << I don't see how the ISS is going to generate any excess water with the
     Space Shuttle gone.  It's a closed system, and I don't think the ISS has
     any fuel cells. >>
    In theory, exactly right. But the ISS recovers water from both cabin air (for 
    more drinking/washing) and from urine (for electrolysis into oxygen), and 
    there's some excess of the latter. PLUS the humidity recovered in the US 
    segment cannot be transferred to the Russian segment's equipment for 
    re-purification, there are some equipment problems, and there's also problems 
    with the dump valve. So they throw away water now as a fairly temporary 
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