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LIVE: US EVA 35 - January 15, 2016
« on: 12/30/2015 09:41 AM »
Live coverage of EVA-35.

Feature Article - By Pete Harding:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/01/astronauts-iss-power-channel-first-spacewalk-uk/

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Overview:

NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston will host a briefing at 2 p.m. EST (1 p.m. CST) on Tuesday, Jan. 12, to preview the tasks and preparation for a spacewalk by astronauts living aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

The spacewalk will air live on NASA Television, and be streamed on NASA’s website. Coverage of the spacewalk will begin at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, with the spacewalk scheduled to begin at 7:55 a.m.

Expedition 46 flight engineers Tim Kopra of NASA and Tim Peake of ESA (European Space Agency) will venture outside the space station’s Quest airlock to replace a failed voltage regulator that compromised one of the station’s eight power channels last November. The Jan. 15 spacewalk will be the third in Kopra’s career and the first for Peake, and the 192nd for maintenance of the space station.


This will be the 35th spacewalk using the U.S. Quest airlock, and will focus on replacing a voltage regulator called a Sequential Shunt Unit that failed Nov. 13, 2015. Additional tasks include deploying cables for the future installation of an International Docking Adapter that will accommodate U.S. commercial crew vehicles, and retrieving a broken light from a truss camera.

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Lead in:

ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/28/15

Posted on December 28, 2015

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparation:  Kelly configured a lithium-ion battery charger and initiated an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Long Life Battery (LLB) charge cycle.  The activity was performed in preparation for the Sequential Shunt Unit (SSU) EVA planned for January 15th.
« Last Edit: 01/15/2016 10:52 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: US EVA 35 - January 15, 2016
« Reply #1 on: 12/31/2015 04:38 AM »
From the recent in-flight interviews it sounds like it'll be Kopra and Peake on the EVA.  Kopra - "Tim Peake and I will be preparing for another spacewalk coming up here in another couple weeks."  Apologies if this is old news.

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Re: US EVA 35 - January 15, 2016
« Reply #2 on: 12/31/2015 12:26 PM »
From the recent in-flight interviews it sounds like it'll be Kopra and Peake on the EVA.  Kopra - "Tim Peake and I will be preparing for another spacewalk coming up here in another couple weeks."  Apologies if this is old news.

It's absolutely worth posting. The excitement of Tim Peake heading out of the door means I'll be strapped to my seat from depress onwards for that one! ;D

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Re: US EVA 35 - January 15, 2016
« Reply #3 on: 12/31/2015 01:23 PM »
From the recent in-flight interviews it sounds like it'll be Kopra and Peake on the EVA.  Kopra - "Tim Peake and I will be preparing for another spacewalk coming up here in another couple weeks."  Apologies if this is old news.

That's awesome news! First ever UK national to do an EVA - such a massive event for us!
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Re: US EVA 35 - January 15, 2016
« Reply #4 on: 01/01/2016 03:14 PM »
From the recent in-flight interviews it sounds like it'll be Kopra and Peake on the EVA.  Kopra - "Tim Peake and I will be preparing for another spacewalk coming up here in another couple weeks."  Apologies if this is old news.

That's awesome news! First ever UK national to do an EVA - such a massive event for us!

Was training for this EVA done on earth?  Might be some decent material in there.
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Re: US EVA 35 - January 15, 2016
« Reply #5 on: 01/01/2016 03:29 PM »
The NASA TV schedule is now showing:

January 12, Tuesday
1:15 p.m. - ISS Expedition 46 Interview with BBC’s “Stargazing” Program for ESA and Flight
Engineer Tim Peake of the European Space Agency - JSC (All Channels)
2 p.m. – ISS Expedition 46 Spacewalk Preview Briefing – JSC (All Channels)
 
January 15, Friday
6:30 a.m. – ISS Expedition 46 Spacewalk Coverage (Spacewalk scheduled to begin at
approximately. 7:55 a.m. ET) – JSC (All Channels)

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Re: US EVA 35 - January 15, 2016
« Reply #6 on: 01/01/2016 05:58 PM »
Well, it also might be that Kopra and Peake are preparing for spacewalks - Kopra as the EV and Peake in IV role. Spacewalkers haven't been verified officially via that PAO event. But, Kelly has gotten quite a few EVAs now, Kopra has now experience, and Peake did spacewalk training, so it looks good for him.

I doubt any of the current crew had time to train for SSU R&R except if, by luck, it was some skill-based EVA task that they trained for. All EVAs are being trained on the ground and procedures then generated and verified based on the results of that training by other astronauts in NBL and VR lab. By doing it that way the best possible EVA can be designed.


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Re: US EVA 35 - January 15, 2016
« Reply #7 on: 01/02/2016 05:51 PM »
From the recent in-flight interviews it sounds like it'll be Kopra and Peake on the EVA.  Kopra - "Tim Peake and I will be preparing for another spacewalk coming up here in another couple weeks."  Apologies if this is old news.

That's awesome news! First ever UK national to do an EVA - such a massive event for us!

...and most likely the first time two "Tim's" spacewalking together.
Will look great to see the U.K. flag on an EVA suit!
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Re: US EVA 35 - January 15, 2016
« Reply #8 on: 01/05/2016 02:51 PM »
https://blogs.nasa.gov/stationreport/author/cosbourn
Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) 3008 Checkout:  Kopra performed a checkout of EMU 3008 in order to verify all systems on the suit were functioning properly after its launch on OA-4.  During the activity, Ground teams monitored EMU telemetry and performed successful communication checks with the suit’s UHF Radios and hardline audio system. This EMU is planned for use during the Sequential Shunt Unit (SSU) EVA currently scheduled for January 15th.


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Re: US EVA 35 - January 15, 2016
« Reply #9 on: 01/05/2016 02:52 PM »
BBC report says NASA has confirmed Tim Peake will do EVA 35:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35236442

Go Tim!  :D

Edit: here's NASA press release https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-tv-to-air-news-briefing-on-upcoming-spacewalk
« Last Edit: 01/05/2016 02:55 PM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: US EVA 35 - January 15, 2016
« Reply #11 on: 01/05/2016 03:13 PM »
Awesome! I suspected Tim would get an EVA at some point, but I didn't think it would be within a month of launching!

It looks like the EVA tasks will be:
. SSU-1B R&R
. IDA cable routing
. Node 3 NPV re-install
. Truss CLPA light removal

Surprised that they haven't elected to retract the TTCR as well, since it will be very close to the SSU worksite. Maybe it will be a get-ahead.
« Last Edit: 01/05/2016 03:15 PM by Space Pete »
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Re: US EVA 35 - January 15, 2016
« Reply #12 on: 01/05/2016 06:16 PM »
Do we have a good image looking back at the station from the approximate SSU worksite? I couldn't find one. It must be a great view.

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US EVA 35 - January 15, 2016
« Reply #13 on: 01/05/2016 06:40 PM »
Unfortunately this just misses his coverage on Stargazing Live from the BBC which runs the 12-14.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019h4g8
« Last Edit: 01/05/2016 06:41 PM by Star One »

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Re: US EVA 35 - January 15, 2016
« Reply #14 on: 01/05/2016 07:55 PM »
For those who didn't listen :) there's a good discussion of the EVA tool build in today's DPC. http://issaudio.byethost7.com/iss/2016-01-05-Tue-1415_trim.mp3

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Re: US EVA 35 - January 15, 2016
« Reply #15 on: 01/06/2016 05:37 AM »
January 05, 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY M16-001

NASA TV to Air News Briefing on Upcoming Spacewalk

NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston will host a briefing at 2 p.m. EST (1 p.m. CST) on Tuesday, Jan. 12, to preview the tasks and preparation for a spacewalk by astronauts living aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

The briefing and spacewalk will air live on NASA Television, and be streamed on NASA’s website. Coverage of the spacewalk will begin at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, with the spacewalk scheduled to begin at 7:55 a.m.

Expedition 46 flight engineers Tim Kopra of NASA and Tim Peake of ESA (European Space Agency) will venture outside the space station’s Quest airlock to replace a failed voltage regulator that compromised one of the station’s eight power channels last November. The Jan. 15 spacewalk will be the third in Kopra’s career and the first for Peake, and the 192nd for maintenance of the space station.

The participants for the Jan. 12 briefing will include:
•Kenneth Todd, ISS operations integration manager
•Royce Renfrew, ISS spacewalk flight director
•Paul Dum, lead spacewalk officer

Reporters may attend the briefing at Johnson and other participating NASA centers. Reporters interested in attending by phone must call the Johnson newsroom at 281-483-5111 no later than 1:45 p.m. on the day of the briefing.

This will be the 35th spacewalk using the U.S. Quest airlock, and will focus on replacing a voltage regulator called a Sequential Shunt Unit that failed Nov. 13, 2015. Additional tasks include deploying cables for the future installation of an International Docking Adapter that will accommodate U.S. commercial crew vehicles, and retrieving a broken light from a truss camera.

For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and to view the news briefing, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

For more information about the International Space Station, its research and crew, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Re: US EVA 35 - January 15, 2016
« Reply #16 on: 01/06/2016 05:41 AM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/4/16

Posted on January 4, 2016


Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) 3008 Checkout:  Kopra performed a checkout of EMU 3008 in order to verify all systems on the suit were functioning properly after its launch on OA-4.  During the activity, Ground teams monitored EMU telemetry and performed successful communication checks with the suit’s UHF Radios and hardline audio system. This EMU is planned for use during the Sequential Shunt Unit (SSU) EVA currently scheduled for January 15th.

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Re: US EVA 35 - January 15, 2016
« Reply #17 on: 01/06/2016 02:05 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/5/16

Posted on January 5, 2016


Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) Review:  Peake and Kopra performed a review of DOUG Software in order to study translation and robotics operation paths for the upcoming Sequential Shunt Unit (SSU) Extravehicular Activity (EVA), which is scheduled to occur on January 15th.

Enhanced Caution and Warning System (ECWS) Onboard Training:  Kopra reviewed ECWS operations then practiced EVA Cuff Checklist procedures.

EVA Tool Build:  Peake built two separate brush tools in order to assist in cleaning and lubricating threads during the upcoming EVA.

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Re: US EVA 35 - January 15, 2016
« Reply #18 on: 01/06/2016 06:58 PM »
Tim Peake:

We 'built' my spacesuit today - sized to perfection and looking good! Fit check early next week.



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Re: US EVA 35 - January 15, 2016
« Reply #19 on: 01/06/2016 10:21 PM »
Quick question for the hive-mind: is this the first spacewalk with two same-first-name participants? Any clues as to what their callsigns (for want of a better word) will be?

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