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Re: Russian spacewalk (EVA-43) - August 17, 2017
« Reply #40 on: 08/17/2017 04:21 PM »
It's all become rather subdued since the sat deploys.

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Re: Russian spacewalk (EVA-43) - August 17, 2017
« Reply #41 on: 08/17/2017 04:31 PM »
Sample board will be installed during daylight, expected in seven minutes.

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Re: Russian spacewalk (EVA-43) - August 17, 2017
« Reply #42 on: 08/17/2017 04:38 PM »
Here comes the sun.

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Re: Russian spacewalk (EVA-43) - August 17, 2017
« Reply #43 on: 08/17/2017 04:40 PM »
Here they are working at Zvezda
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Re: Russian spacewalk (EVA-43) - August 17, 2017
« Reply #44 on: 08/17/2017 04:40 PM »
Those thrusters look well used.


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Re: Russian spacewalk (EVA-43) - August 17, 2017
« Reply #46 on: 08/17/2017 04:44 PM »
Discoloration near the thrusters is evident
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Online Chris Bergin

Re: Russian spacewalk (EVA-43) - August 17, 2017
« Reply #47 on: 08/17/2017 04:50 PM »
Installing the package.


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Re: Russian spacewalk (EVA-43) - August 17, 2017
« Reply #49 on: 08/17/2017 05:15 PM »
This translator is amazing ;D

Anyway...taking photos of the boom assembly.

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Re: Russian spacewalk (EVA-43) - August 17, 2017
« Reply #50 on: 08/17/2017 05:25 PM »
Best one of the thrusters.

If someone can keep this going as I can't sit down for more than three hours at a time without having a mental breakdown ;D - and that's nearly three hours.

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Re: Russian spacewalk (EVA-43) - August 17, 2017
« Reply #51 on: 08/17/2017 05:41 PM »
(I don't really have time for coverage but... maybe one or two posts)

Fyodor is back to Pirs module, and both of the cosmonauts will head to install handrails around Pirs and on the other side (is it Poisk?). When asked about his new EVA suit, he responded
"I'm really fine, this is OK. Maybe a little warm, we're moving a lot". The heating was then reduced.

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Re: Russian spacewalk (EVA-43) - August 17, 2017
« Reply #52 on: 08/17/2017 05:43 PM »
I have to be out for the next half hour or so but will try and jump in after that.
At some point they are going to decontam themselves by wiping with towels and then jettisoning the towels - if someone can
get the towel jettison time that would be ace!
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Re: Russian spacewalk (EVA-43) - August 17, 2017
« Reply #53 on: 08/17/2017 05:48 PM »
Both Cosmonauts at Pirs airlock now.
Sounding tired to me. 3h15 EVA time.

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Re: Russian spacewalk (EVA-43) - August 17, 2017
« Reply #54 on: 08/17/2017 06:00 PM »
(I don't really have time for coverage but... maybe one or two posts)

Many thanks. I'll go for a walk, back in an hour for the final two of the EVA.

Normally we'd have people chipping in all the time, but there's a strange lack of interest in this EVA for some reason.

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Re: Russian spacewalk (EVA-43) - August 17, 2017
« Reply #55 on: 08/17/2017 06:06 PM »
(Well, I'm trying, who needs to eat anyway)

Not an easy time: a lot of material to transfer to the other side around Poisk. Both cosmonauts are at it. For obscure reasons, no one is using bags and since it's night time it seems probably a lot more messy than it is for real, but right now they are trying to move handrails and experiments.


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Re: Russian spacewalk (EVA-43) - August 17, 2017
« Reply #56 on: 08/17/2017 06:17 PM »
At the Zvezda/Poisk, both cosmonauts installing sample plates

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Re: Russian spacewalk (EVA-43) - August 17, 2017
« Reply #57 on: 08/17/2017 06:21 PM »
They're messing about with this metal widget with three side bars, don't know what it is? [Edit: it's a new handrail of some kind]
Outside Poisk, near a part marked Klest-M (which is a camera)
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Re: Russian spacewalk (EVA-43) - August 17, 2017
« Reply #58 on: 08/17/2017 06:24 PM »
Images are beautiful, but the task is far from easy. Both cosmonauts trying to attach this handrail/support. Heavy breathing and taking turns.

In the end Fyodor got it the russian way, by hitting it with its (brand new suit) glove.

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Re: Russian spacewalk (EVA-43) - August 17, 2017
« Reply #59 on: 08/17/2017 06:30 PM »
Nice view of the Poisk EV hatch (VL-1) - never yet used for a spacewalk!
Taking a sample (Test No. 11) from perimeter and surface of window
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