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Re: LIVE: US EVA 40 - March 24, 2017
« Reply #140 on: 03/28/2017 03:06 PM »
Hanging with Dextre
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet completed his second spacewalk on Friday, 24 March 2017 along with NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough. NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson remained inside to help the duo suit up, exit and reenter the Station.
Spacewalks often include routine maintenance of the International Space Station. The to-do list this time included disconnecting cables from a docking adapter, lubricating the Dextre robotic hand, inspecting a radiator, and replacing cameras.
In this photo, Thomas is working on the Canadian robotic arm. Standing on a foot restraint, he is using a lubrication tool (it resembles a selfie stick) to oil Dextre.
Thomas is scheduled to complete one of the two remaining spacewalks for Expedition 50. He will next venture out with Peggy, bringing his spacewalk total up to three on his first mission.
The spacewalk lasted 6 h 34 min.

Credit: ESA/NASA

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 41 - March 30, 2017
« Reply #141 on: 04/01/2017 11:57 PM »
Station spacewalk (GoPro footage hyperlapse)

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Published on Mar 31, 2017
GoPro footage of ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet working outside the International Space Station during a spacewalk on 24 March 2017.

Thomas is seen performing his spacewalk tasks. Firstly he inspected the Station’s cooling system for leaks. He took photos and recorded video images as he patted and prodded the cooling pipes to see if any coolant leaked out. No leak was found, but ground control can now analyse the images in detail.

Thomas’ second task was to maintain the multipurpose robotic hand Dextre – he had the laborious job of applying lubricant. The footage concludes when he has set up a foot restraint and is preparing to start work on Dextre - backdropped by a spectactular view of our planet.

For this spacewalk, Thomas and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough spent six hours and 34 minutes outside the Station.

Thomas is spending six months on the International Space Station as part of his Proxima mission. During Proxima, Thomas will perform around 50 scientific experiments for ESA and France’s space agency CNES as well as take part in many research activities for the other Station partners.

The mission is part of ESA’s vision to use Earth-orbiting spacecraft as a place to live and work for the benefit of European society while using the experience to prepare for future voyages of exploration further into the Solar System.

More about the Proxima mission:
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Credit: ESA/NASA

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 40 - March 24, 2017
« Reply #142 on: 04/04/2017 08:32 PM »
ESA has also released the full GoPro footage on Youtube:

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Re: LIVE: US EVA 40 - March 24, 2017
« Reply #143 on: 04/13/2017 07:34 AM »
The ACBM shield that was dropped on last EVA is now in a 396 x 405 km orbit, dropping more slowly than I expected -will stay up for months