A quick update this morning from our ATV-5 Mission Manager, Massimo Cislaghi.

On Friday evening, 17 January, the ISS crew noticed a bad smell inside the ATV cabin. The crew ‘closed the door’ (shut the ATV hatch, which normally remains open) as one would do at home, waiting for instructions from ground. It is virtually certain that the source of the odour is some trash cargo.

Yesterday, it was decided that an inspection will be carried out today to try and identify the stinking cargo bag and eliminate the smell.

The only (modest) effect on attached phase operations is that the water transfer planned for today has been postponed.