Author Topic: VKD-55 RS EVA (9/13? Nauka outfitting): Nov 17, 2022 [Prokopiev, Petelin?]  (Read 20946 times)

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They are ahead of the timeline with this 1st task complete.
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First restraint now released and in the process of being unscrewed, after tying it to tethers. Very little effort reported as required for release (not a given after 11 years in space).

EDIT: And released. Has a long metal bar that probably is used to keep the folding radiator panels in place. Reporting the restraint looks brand new. On to the second one - and removed as well.
« Last Edit: 11/17/2022 02:57 pm by eeergo »
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Second task in progress...
Dismantling of 6 restraints (numbers 5, 6, 7 and 8 in first) of the radiator.
« Last Edit: 11/17/2022 02:56 pm by centaurinasa »
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Another restraint being undone now. One last one should remain.
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Talking about the weather... in space :)
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Nice overview of the worksite. Soyuz MS-22 (K. Tsiolkovsky) visible at the top of the image. Working on the last restraint now.
« Last Edit: 11/17/2022 03:09 pm by eeergo »
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Approaching 1,5 hour in the spacewalk.
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All restraints have been removed. Looks like the only two remaining are at the bottom (as seen on the images) of the panel.
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"Take a break, you've been working hard enough".

And they break out some moves :)
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An amazing view of BEAM (Bigelow Expandable Activity Module) !  8)
30 mn ahead of the timeline.
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Some great helmetcam views too. 30 mins ahead of the timeline. Moving along to the radiator's hydraulic circuit venting.
« Last Edit: 11/17/2022 03:19 pm by eeergo »
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Working on the venting valves.
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https://twitter.com/space_station/status/1593277776995487748

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Cosmonauts work at the Rassvet module on the Earth-facing side of the station with the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft seen at the top of the screen. They are currently identifying and releasing launch restraints for the radiator that will be relocated on the next spacewalk on Nov. 25.

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Opening valves now. Will take about 7 turns on each (1KR-1, 1KR-2, 2KR-1, 2KR-2), better to operate them manually. Both spacewalkers cooperating.
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MCC-M looking at a pressure drop in the telemetry. They're seeing it - all four valves opened nominally.
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Taking some photographs and installing MLI over them. Meanwhile stowing the tethered restraints they've been carrying around. Will also take pictures of the radiator without restraints, and of the airlock.
« Last Edit: 11/17/2022 03:38 pm by eeergo »
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Cosmonauts greeting what looks like IV crewmembers who're probably taking pictures of them.
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Translating onto Strela - probably to install the blocker (Task#4).
1h ahead of the timeline.
« Last Edit: 11/17/2022 03:49 pm by eeergo »
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Cosmonauts now completed main task of the spacewalk draining nitrogen gas from the radiator system to be installed on the Nauka module later this month...

https://twitter.com/RussianSpaceWeb/status/1593282420438073345?cxt=HHwWgoCwke_6vJwsAAAA

Next: Installation of a retainer at the end of Strela-2.
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About one hour ahead of the timeline.
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