Author Topic: VKD-55 RS EVA (9/13? Nauka outfitting): Nov 17, 2022 [Prokopiev, Petelin?]  (Read 20904 times)

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After the last two Russian EVAs departed from the sequential order (Cristoforetti's VKD-ESA and the wrapping-up VKD-54A), we should be back to it with this upcoming spacewalk. The objectives for it appear to be different from what was expected before, featuring preparations of the radiator that is to be installed on Nauka at a later date, as soon as the subsequent VDK-56 a week later (Nov 25th). In particular, it seems the main objective is the draining of nitrogen from the radiator:
https://www.russianspaceweb.com/iss-fgb2-mlm-integration.html#eva
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https://tass.com/science/1530331
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ISS, October 31. Russian cosmonauts will spend about seven hours outside the International Space Station (ISS) during their spacewalk under the national space program scheduled for November 17, TASS special reporter, Roscosmos cosmonaut Dmitry Petelin said on Monday.

Petelin and his teammate Sergey Prokopyev will spend six hours and 50 minutes in their extra-vehicular activity. Female cosmonaut Anna Kikina will render them support from aboard the orbital station. The cosmonauts are scheduled to open ISS hatches at 5:20 p.m. Moscow time on November 17, Petelin said.
https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/schedule.html#.V9B_0DXTt1o
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Thursday, Nov. 17
9 a.m. – Coverage of Russian Spacewalk 55 to prepare a radiator on the Rassvet module for its transfer to the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module at the International Space Station (spacewalk scheduled to begin at 9:20 a.m. EST and will last around 7 hours) (All Channels)
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Meanwhile, ERA is being put through its paces prior to its first truly operational workload:
https://twitter.com/Eurekablog/status/1591094901499838464
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November 15, 2022
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NASA Plans Coverage of Roscosmos Spacewalks at Space Station

NASA will provide coverage as two Roscosmos cosmonauts conduct a series of spacewalks in November and December outside the International Space Station to prepare hardware on the Rassvet module for installation on the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module.

Watch live coverage of each spacewalk on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website at:

https://www.nasa.gov/live

During the spacewalks, Expedition 68’s Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin will venture outside of the Poisk module to oversee the transfer of a radiator, an airlock, and to make electrical and hydraulic connections. Inside the orbital complex, cosmonaut Anna Kikina will control the ESA (European Space Agency) European robotic arm on Nauka to move the radiator and the airlock into position for the spacewalkers.

The content and coverage times of the spacewalks are (all times EST):

Thursday, Nov. 17

9 a.m. – NASA TV coverage begins for spacewalk to prepare the radiator on Rassvet for the move to Nauka.

Friday, Nov. 25

6 a.m. – NASA TV coverage begins for spacewalk to move the radiator from Rassvet to Nauka using ESA’s robotic arm, and make electrical and hydraulic connections.

Tuesday, Dec. 6

2 a.m. – NASA TV coverage begins for spacewalk to move the Rassvet airlock from Rassvet to Nauka and install it using ESA’s robotic arm.

Thursday, Dec. 21

6:30 p.m. - NASA TV coverage begins to deploy newly relocated radiator on Nauka.

The spacewalk scheduled for Nov. 17 will be the third for Prokopyev, who will wear the Orlan spacesuit with the red stripes for all spacewalks. It will be the first spacewalk for Petelin, who will wear the spacesuit with the blue stripes.

Learn more about the International Space Station and its crew at:

https://www.nasa.gov/station
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Just noted thanks to the ISS EVA statistics posted after yesterday's US EVA 81 that tomorrow's will mark the most ever Russian EVAs from ISS in a calendar year (though not ever, as Mir had several years of 10 EVAs). If plans hold until the end of the year though, they will tie in with Mir's record.
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Unfortunately, the DOUG file was never released publicly (my request to the PAO has been shuffled around for about 6 weeks now) so no written EVA steps.


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The list of today’s tasks:
1. Installation of the ERA adapter on the airlock at the Rassvet module;
2. Venting of nitrogen conservation pressure and vacuuming of the radiator hydraulic circuits;
3. Dismantling of 6 fasteners of the radiator
4. Installation of the blocker at Strela-2;
5. Installation of the bulky cargo securing device on Nauka module.



https://twitter.com/katlinegrey/status/1593130101981741056?cxt=HHwWgIDUmeLY95ssAAAA

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Today is an EVA day. During the #VKD55 Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin and Anna Kikina will prepare the radiator for transfer from the Rassvet to the Nauka module. Dmitry and Sergey will egress the #Poisk module at 14:20 UTC while Anna will operate the #ERA robotic arm.

https://twitter.com/katlinegrey/status/1593137813230596096?cxt=HHwWgMDRvc-Z-5ssAAAA
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Sergey Prokopyev EV-1 with RED stripes
Dimtri Petelin EV-2 with BLUE stripes
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Rob is our PAO today.
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They are right in the timeline.
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Final leak check in progress.
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NASA: Cosmonauts Sergei Prokopiev and Dmitry Petelin perform final checks inside the Poisk module before opening the hatch to begin the VKD-55 spacewalk...

https://twitter.com/RussianSpaceWeb/status/1593247799554224133?cxt=HHwWisDRudWbrZwsAAAA
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Mission control communications with the crew indicate that spacwalkers are ready to switch their suits to autonomous power supply (marking start of spacewalk in NASA tradition)...

https://twitter.com/RussianSpaceWeb/status/1593248364384382978?cxt=HHwWhMDT4cW8rZwsAAAA
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Ready for opening the hatch.
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EV2 Open MRM-2 EV Hatch 1 marking the start of the VKD at 14:39 UTC.
And then install protective ring.
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Some debris (looked like a rectangular package or blanket), hand-sized, was ejected from the hatch, appeared to rebound against a Strela, and went forward towards Zarya.

EDIT: It has remained floating almost still in Poisk's front side, going slightly up from the camera's perspective.
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Egress MRM2, now.

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Petelin (blue stripes on his Orlan suit) is seen outside Poisk:

https://twitter.com/RussianSpaceWeb/status/1593255627966451712?cxt=HHwWgMCo1avjsJwsAAAA
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