Author Topic: LIVE: Expedition 36 Russian Spacewalk (EVA-35) - August 22, 2013  (Read 29687 times)

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I have no idea what's happening, but there seem to be some comm issues?

Indeed, ground can't hear?

Another question, whats the metal plate with the 4 "umbrella" pins on it?

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Fyodor is still tightening the WAL antenna covers

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All three covers at the back and one at the front have been looked at, so the missing one must be one of the remaining two at the front
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Sounds like someone's boiling one of those old-style kettles.

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I take it this PAO likes to talk over the loop a lot.

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No KU for another 10 mins, but the communications seem to be reasonable now.

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Ku is back, but they are in darkness.

A very weird sound over the loop. Sounds like a song?

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There's the antenna in question.

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Foot restraint task removed, as a result of the previous task cancellation noted earlier in the thread (EVA work station).

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EVA expected to last only about 5 hours now.

PET 2hrs 49mins.


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Now at the forward end of Zvezda.

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That hardware reminds me a little bit of those ammonia valves.

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Fyodor and Aleksandr again installed VRM+DPN onto URM-D and now connecting cables.

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Fyodor and Aleksandr again installed VRM+DPN onto URM-D and now connecting cables.

So they figured out what the problem was??
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Apparently the base plate was improperly aligned, but apparently - and much to the surprise of us and the NASA TV PAO - they have gone ahead and installed it, as it's only out of misalignment in the yaw position - which can be corrected mechanically.

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So they figured out what the problem was??

I have not heard due to bad communication. But I think that they installed VRM+DPN now in incorrect position with aim to check their functionality. Maybe I am wrong.


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So they figured out what the problem was??

I have not heard due to bad communication. But I think that they installed VRM+DPN now in incorrect position with aim to check their functionality. Maybe I am wrong.

So PAO said, if I understood correctly, that there's a yaw joint which gives
the necessary degree of freedom to correct the misalignment, so they can just use it as is
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Now connecting power and telemetry cables.

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