International Space Station (ISS) Responses to Rapid Depressurization 2002-01-2493
Detection and response to a rapid depressurization is executed by software on-board the International Space Station. The safety of the crew during a depress scenario is insured by the automatic software along with planned crew reactions. If time allows, the crew may attempt to find and isolate the leak. Improvements to response software and leak repair equipment are in development.