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LIVE: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« on: 12/16/2016 06:38 PM »
Pete Harding Article:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/01/spacewalkers-upgrading-iss-batteries/

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Proxima/Spacewalk_for_Thomas_Pesquet

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SPACEWALK FOR THOMAS PESQUET
16 December 2016

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will be the 11th European to perform a spacewalk when he ventures outside the International Space Station next month.

Lasting up to seven hours on 13 January, its goal is to ensure the power supply of the International Space Station from the 2500 sq m of solar panels.

The Station commander, Shane Kimbrough, will lead the spacewalk, accompanied by Thomas.

At NASA’s mission control in Houston, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano will direct the duo as lead communicator – a recognition of ESA’s expertise in Station operations.

Luca is an experienced spacewalker himself, undertaking two sorties during his six-month mission in 2013.

Luca will guide the pair in space through their complex tasks, offering radio support.

Two January spacewalks are needed as part of an upgrade to replace older-technology batteries with newer lithium-ion designs. Batteries store power for supplying the Station as it flies through Earth’s shadow.

Adapter plates that arrived on Japan’s HTV cargo ferry this week will be moved to an external platform by the Station’s robotic arm before the spacewalk.

When Shane and Thomas head outside, they will collect the adapters, install them, and reattach the batteries.

Preparations for these complex operations started well in advance, Thomas noted on his Facebook page: “We have started well in advance to prepare for the spacewalks of January. It is a lot of work to service the suits and get them ready, get familiar with the choreography and prepare the tools and equipment. Not even mentioning the thousands of hours of work for all the personnel on the ground.”

More detailed information about the spacewalk will be provided on the Proxima mission blog and in a NASA media conference on 4 January.
« Last Edit: 01/13/2017 11:48 AM by Chris Bergin »
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #1 on: 01/05/2017 02:59 PM »
NASA Previews Spacewalks to Upgrade ISS Power System

Published on Jan 4, 2017
On Jan. 4, NASA held a press briefing at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston to preview a pair of planned spacewalks to perform a complex upgrade to the International Space Station’s power system. NASA’s Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson will conduct the spacewalk on Jan. 6. The second spacewalk, on Jan. 13, will be performed by Kimbrough and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency). Working on the right side truss of the space station, the crew members will install adapter plates and hook up electrical connections for six new lithium-ion batteries that were delivered to the station in December.


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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #2 on: 01/09/2017 04:57 PM »
SPDM battery work being broadcast on: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-iss-stream

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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #3 on: 01/10/2017 09:24 PM »
Channel 1A EVR ops progressing very well. In fact almost ready for the EVA at this point.

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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #4 on: 01/13/2017 09:54 AM »
Depress started at 10:46 GMT.

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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #5 on: 01/13/2017 10:22 AM »
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #6 on: 01/13/2017 10:23 AM »
Thermal hatch open!
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #7 on: 01/13/2017 10:25 AM »
EVA START 1122UTC.
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #8 on: 01/13/2017 10:26 AM »
EVA start time (battery power on): 6:22 am EST
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #9 on: 01/13/2017 10:28 AM »
Exterior view.
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #10 on: 01/13/2017 10:30 AM »
Shane out!
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #11 on: 01/13/2017 10:34 AM »
Taking stuff out, Thomas about to egress too.
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #12 on: 01/13/2017 10:34 AM »
Blimey, they got out early!

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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #13 on: 01/13/2017 10:35 AM »
Space feet for Chris :)
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #14 on: 01/13/2017 10:37 AM »
Thermal hatch closed. Body checks next, once Thomas sets himself up.
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #15 on: 01/13/2017 10:39 AM »
Hats dry, storing bundle (I assume the get-ahead thermal covers) next to the airlock and the MISSE experiment - which presents a hazard, so they should not touch it.


EDIT: Yes, they are the thermal shields for the Node3 CBM, to be installed in a future EVA.
« Last Edit: 01/13/2017 10:40 AM by eeergo »
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #16 on: 01/13/2017 10:42 AM »
Securing the bundle to Quest's port stanchion of handrail 0153.
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #17 on: 01/13/2017 10:44 AM »
Translating to the worksite for the first battery task, after Luca Parmitano told them about the hazards from his ground support role.
« Last Edit: 01/13/2017 10:45 AM by eeergo »
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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #18 on: 01/13/2017 10:46 AM »
Pete's updated article with another 1000 words to cover the interim and this EVA:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/01/spacewalkers-upgrading-iss-batteries/

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Re: US EVA 39 - January 13, 2017
« Reply #19 on: 01/13/2017 10:46 AM »
Crawling along the starboard truss :)
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