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Russia is developing a space washing machine

JSC “Scientific Research and Design Institute of Chemical Engineering” (JSC “NIIKhimmash”) is working on the creation of facilities for water procedures and a washing machine for use in space. This was reported at the institute itself.

Work on the development of washing facilities and a washing machine is at an early stage and is carried out on an initiative basis. Prototypes of units of the regeneration system have been made, design and development tests of mock-ups are being carried out. A full-fledged development work in the prescribed manner is possible with the allocation of funding and with the participation of a potential customer represented by RSC Energia“, – said in “NIIKhimmash”.

The decision to develop a sanitary and hygienic complex for use in space was announced in 2021. It was reported that the complex should include equipment for conducting water procedures for washing the face, head, body, as well as washing and sanitizing clothes.

NIIkhimmash is the leading institute in Russia for the creation of life support systems for spacecraft crews, the development of equipment for the chemical, petrochemical industry and environmental protection.

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