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ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« on: 02/05/2022 09:11 am »
ISS Expedition 66 crew, during the January 19, 2022 EVA (spacewalk) Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov probably wore a PANERAI Radiomir wristwatch strapped pver the lefthand Orlan spacesuit glove...
Bringing the number of wrist watch makes directly exposed to outer space to 8 different wrist watch brands:
(Omega, Glycine, Bulova, Fortis, Fiyta, Seiko and Panerai):
An overview ( on Voskhod 2 the Strela chronograph was worn undeneath Leonov's Berkut space suit)
1965, June 03 Omega Speedmaster 105.003-63 ( Gemini IV - Ed white )
1966, Sept 13 Glycine Airman automatic ( Gemini XI - Charles Conrad )
1971, Aug 02 Bulova 88510 chronograph ( Apollo 15 - David Scott )
1994, Sept 09 Fortis Official Cosmonauts ( TM-19 Mir-16 - Yuri Malenchenko )
2008, Sept 27 Fiyta chronograph ( Shenzhou 7 - Zhai Zhigang )
2008, December 23 Seiko Spacewalk Springdrive ( ISS Exp 18 Yuri Lonchakov )
2021, September 3  black chronograph ? ? ? ( ISS Exp 65 Oleg Novitsky )
2022, January 19  Panerai Radiomir PAM210 ( ISS Exp 66 Anton Shkaplerov )
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Still trying to identify the large size black chronograph worn during both 3th & 9th September 2021 EVA's by russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky , strapped & taped to his red-striped Orlan MKS n 5 space suit !
Also trying to find out what the little box underneath was used for ?
A few photos added:

Thx in advance...

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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #1 on: 02/05/2022 09:38 am »
Just replying to self as I wanted to add a print-screen of the ISS-65 EVA - spacewalk.
In this screenshot we see the large size chronograph on Oleg Novitsky's lefthand wrist while on the righthand wrist he was wearing the NASA-issued manual winding Omega Speedmaster chronograph...
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For Your Info: also adding a weblink to MoonwatchUniverse, a blog on wristwatches used in spaceflight:
https://moonwatchuniverse.tumblr.com/archive

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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #2 on: 02/05/2022 04:18 pm »
a well-taped wrist watch chronograph... also note the red cover over the rectangular box beneath the wrist watch
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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #3 on: 02/05/2022 04:33 pm »
The tiny box reminds us of the little box ( with an image of Snoopy dressed as a pilot wearing a cape) strapped to the wrist velcro of the Omega Speedmaster of the Skylab astronauts.
It was a passive radiation dosimeter used during the 28 days long SL2 mission aboard Skylab space station...
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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #4 on: 02/10/2022 07:01 am »
We'll have to check return images of Oleg Novitsky ( 17 October 2021 ) and check if Shkaplerov will be wearing the PANERAI watch over his Sokol space suit upon return by the end of March 2022... 
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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #6 on: 02/17/2022 04:54 pm »
We got the answer via the SWFG and confirmation by the cosmonauts: Konstantin Chaykin chronograph
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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #7 on: 04/25/2022 11:05 am »
For those interested, it looks like the Russian EVA on April 18, 2022 brought a new record
Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev achieved a record of wearing 3 wrist watches strapped over his red-striped Orlan MKS N 5 space suit.
Live spacewalk footage showed what looks like a blue hands PANERAI Submersible on his righthand wrist and two blue dial wrist watches at his left forearm.
Fellow spacewalker cosmonaut Denis Matveyev also wore a personal watch strapped over his blue-striped Orlan MKS N 4 space suit.
So remarkably these cosmonauts didn't choose for the regular Swiss-made Omega Speedmaster chronograph ?
(Screenshot: Roscosmos)
« Last Edit: 04/29/2022 12:25 pm by LtCmdr »

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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #8 on: 04/25/2022 03:54 pm »
For those interested, it looks like the Russian EVA on April 18, 2022 brought a new record
Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev achieved a record of wearing 3 wrist watches strapped over his red-striped Orlan MKS N 4 space suit.
Live spacewalk footage showed what looks like a blue hands PANERAI Submersible on his righthand wrist and two blue dial wrist watches at his left forearm.
Three wristwatches at once? :) Methinks someone has spotted an opportunity to sell some very pricey souvenirs on Earth...

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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #9 on: 04/25/2022 04:05 pm »
Spacefarers are sometimes asked to wear a wristwatch (or little jewelry item) by family and/or friends...
(Examples are Mark Kelly for his best friend and Nicole Stott for her son)

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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #10 on: 04/29/2022 12:27 pm »
Here's an April 18, 2022 view of Oleg Artemyev during Russian EVA-51 wearing the red-striped Orlan MKS n 5 spacesuit with clearly 2 wristwatches on his left forearm (Photo: Roscosmos/NASA)
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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #11 on: 04/30/2022 11:22 am »
Some more background about the time pieces used by spacefarers:
The first photo shows that at least since August 2021, there were no Omega Speedmaster chronographs continuously strapped over the Orlan MKS spacesuits. (although Oleg Novitsky used one during both September 2021 EVAs).
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The 2014 photo shows how Orlan MK spacesuits used to be stored with an Omega Speedmaster continuously strapped on the right forearm. Between 2001-2019 these were stored in the Pirs airlock, nowadays in the Poisk airlock.
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And the other spacesuits ( SpaceX and Russian Sokol worn during launch & re-entry or during emergencies)
The IVA Sokol spacesuits are usually stored in the same way, with watches attached, but we know that the MS-21 crew didn't wear any Speedmaster chronographs on launchday 18 March 2022...
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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #12 on: 05/09/2022 04:25 pm »
Today, during a short May 9th celebration, we got a better view of the "Gold-orange" foil bracelet with large black chronograph, which was probably used during the 18th & 28th April spacewalks by Oleg Artemyev.
(Screenshot Roscosmos)  #MoonwatchUniverse #ISS67
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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #13 on: 07/05/2022 08:30 am »
Has any quartz watch ever been flown on an EVA?

Afaik most watches worn by Nasa astronauts are basic Casio g shock models, but those aren't worn on EVAs. In theory a quartz should be perfectly possible to make work in vacuum if given a safe power supply.
For a variable Isp spacecraft running at constant power and constant acceleration, the mass ratio is linear in delta-v.   Δv = ve0(MR-1). Or equivalently: Δv = vef PMF. Also, this is energy-optimal for a fixed delta-v and mass ratio.

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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #14 on: 07/05/2022 08:46 am »
No quartz watches on an EVA AFAIK, but during the 250th ISS EVA 4 watches were worn, most unidentified so far.
The EVA norm for watches has been mechanical chronographs or pilot watches
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https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/think-you-can-name-every-single-watch-thats-ever-gone-to-space

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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #15 on: 07/05/2022 02:02 pm »
I suppose the Seiko spring drive could counts as (mechanically powered) quartz. It's still mostly mechanical but the escape wheel is replaced with a quartz oscillator that looks more like old school tuning fork watches. I wasn't aware that Seikos spring drive movements had been used on an EVA, that is really cool.
« Last Edit: 07/05/2022 02:03 pm by Nilof »
For a variable Isp spacecraft running at constant power and constant acceleration, the mass ratio is linear in delta-v.   Δv = ve0(MR-1). Or equivalently: Δv = vef PMF. Also, this is energy-optimal for a fixed delta-v and mass ratio.

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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #16 on: 07/22/2022 09:42 am »
First quartz wrist watch in space worn by ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti
The July 21, 2022 Russian & European EVA was the 251st EVA - Extra Vehicular Activity aka spacewalk outside the ISS - International Space Station.
Thursday, July 21, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev wore a record of 4 different wristwatches strapped over his red-striped Orlan MKS N 5 spacesuit. Two closely together on the lefthand forearm and one on his right forearm, with one partially tucked away under the righthand glove.
Colleague spacewalker, Italian ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti in the blue-striped Orlan MKS n 4 spacesuit, wore an Omega Speedmaster on the lefthand and a quartz-movement Orient wrist watch on het righthand forearm.
(Screenshot: Roscosmos/NASA/ESA)
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« Last Edit: 07/22/2022 10:20 am by LtCmdr »

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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #17 on: 08/18/2022 07:58 am »
Again both cosmonauts wore more than two wristwatches of which each had goldish kapton foil wrapped straps.
Besides a few unidentified wrist watches, MoonwatchUniverse noticed an Omega Speedmaster X-33 analog-digital chronograph on Artemyev's right forearm.
Thus far, besides the unidentified chronographs, 8 different brands have been exposed directly to outer space during EVAs:
1965, June 03 Omega Speedmaster 105.003-63 ( Gemini IV - Ed white )
1966, Sept 13 Glycine Airman automatic ( Gemini XI - Charles Conrad )
1971, Aug 02 Bulova 88510 chronograph ( Apollo 15 - David Scott )
1994, Sept 09 Fortis Official Cosmonauts ( TM-19 Mir-16 - Yuri Malenchenko )
2008, Sept 27 Fiyta chronograph ( Shenzhou 7 - Zhai Zhigang )
2008, December 23 Seiko Spacewalk Springdrive ( ISS Exp 18 Yuri Lonchakov )
2021, September 3 Konstantin Chaykin chronograph (ISS Exp 65 Oleg Novitsky)
2022, January 19 Panerai Radiomir PAM210 ( ISS Exp 66 Anton Shkaplerov )
2022 : unidentified watches worn during 28th April, 21st July & 17th August 2022 spacewalks...

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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #18 on: 08/18/2022 06:27 pm »
Both cosmonauts, Oleg Artemyev (Red Orlan-MKS) and Denis Matveev (Blue Orlan-MKS) wore an Omega Speedmaster X-33 analog-digital chronograph on their right forearm.
Besides a few mission patches, cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev's rectangular toolbox had a personal photograph (female posing with Soyuz launch poster in the background) and an extra black wrist watch attached to it !
Photo 1: Lower left attached on the stang (note 3 watches on right arm, and at least 1 left forearm)
Photo 2: Lower right in the photo as Artemyev was already in Poisk airlock.
4:23:44 onwards in the EVA video !    #MoonwatchUniverse

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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #19 on: 08/18/2022 09:19 pm »
Meanwhile we've seen some great photographs of the July 21, 2022 ISS EVA 53, during which Italian ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti became the first European female to make a spacewalk.
It looks like she wore a space agency-issued manual winding Omega Speedmaster chronograph on her left forearm and an "Orient" chronograph on the right forearm of her blue-striped Orlan MKS space suit.
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Although her toolbox had some personal items, no watches (as seen during Aug 17, 2022 EVA by Artemeyev), I have included a photo of her ESA EVA-toolbox for future reference  #MoonwatchUniverse

 

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