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US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« on: 05/26/2023 04:44 pm »
May 26, 2023
MEDIA ADVISORY M23-067

NASA to Provide Briefing, Coverage of Spacewalks for Station Upgrades


Two NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station will conduct a pair of spacewalks Friday, June 9, and Thursday, June 15, to install two new solar arrays.

NASA will discuss the upcoming spacewalks during a news conference at 12 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 1. Live coverage of the news conference and spacewalks will air on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.

News conference participants are:

    Dina Contella, operations integration manager, International Space Station Program, NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston
    Diane Dailey, spacewalk flight director, NASA Johnson
    Megan Shutilka, spacewalk officer, NASA Johnson

U.S. media interested in participating in person must contact the Johnson newsroom no later than 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 31, by calling 281-483-5111 or emailing [email protected]. To ask questions, reporters must dial into the news conference no later than 11:45 a.m., June 1. Questions also may be submitted on social media using #AskNASA.

Each spacewalk is scheduled to begin at 9:15 a.m. and last about six-and-a-half hours with NASA coverage beginning at 7:45 a.m.

On June 9, NASA astronauts Steve Bowen and Woody Hoburg will exit the station’s Quest airlock to install an upgraded IROSA (International Space Station Roll-Out Solar Array) on the 1A power channel on the starboard truss of the station.

Bowen will serve as extravehicular activity (EVA) crew member 1 and will wear a suit with red stripes. Hoburg will serve as extravehicular crew member 2 and will wear an unmarked suit. U.S. EVA 87 will be the ninth spacewalk for Bowen and the first for Hoburg.

On June 15, the same pair of astronauts will install an IROSA on the 1B power channel on the starboard truss. Assignments for U.S. EVA 88 will be determined at a later date.

The spacewalks will see the fifth and sixth IROSAs mounted to the existing station solar arrays. The new arrays are 60 feet long by 20 feet wide (18.2 meters by 6 meters) and will shade a little more than half of the original arrays, which are 112 feet long by 39 feet wide. The seventh and eighth IROSAs will be installed on future spacewalks. Each new IROSA will produce more than 20 kilowatts of electricity, and once all eight are installed, will enable a 30% increase in power production over the station’s current arrays.

Get breaking news, images and features from the space station on the station blog, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Learn more about International Space Station research and operations at:

https://www.nasa.gov/station
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #1 on: 05/26/2023 08:33 pm »
The seventh and eighth IROSAs will be installed on future spacewalks. Each new IROSA will produce more than 20 kilowatts of electricity, and once all eight are installed, will enable a 30% increase in power production over the station’s current arrays.

I know it had been discussed, but is this the first official confirmation that they'll be installing iROSAs on all 8 power channels?

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #2 on: 05/26/2023 09:39 pm »
The seventh and eighth IROSAs will be installed on future spacewalks. Each new IROSA will produce more than 20 kilowatts of electricity, and once all eight are installed, will enable a 30% increase in power production over the station’s current arrays.

I know it had been discussed, but is this the first official confirmation that they'll be installing iROSAs on all 8 power channels?
Imformally yes, it was pending the Russian extension decision. These were formerly to be ground stored flight spares.
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #3 on: 05/31/2023 11:04 am »
During maintenance in the airlock, the EMUs were ID'd as 3004 and 3013
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #4 on: 06/01/2023 11:20 am »
During maintenance in the airlock, the EMUs were ID'd as 3004 and 3013

Who will wear 3004 and who 3013?

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« Reply #5 on: 06/01/2023 11:46 am »
During maintenance in the airlock, the EMUs were ID'd as 3004 and 3013

Who will wear 3004 and who 3013?

3004 for Hoburg and 3013 for Bowen. 3004 is with an M HUT and an XL for 3013

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #7 on: 06/05/2023 09:31 pm »
https://twitter.com/astro_woody/status/1665803123963883520

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #8 on: 06/07/2023 05:18 pm »
The SSRMS is moving towards Dragon to extract the IROSAs. 
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #9 on: 06/08/2023 08:25 am »
The SSRMS is in a semi-stowed position near Dragon and it did not remove the IROSAs as far as I can tell.  With the EVA tomorrow, I wonder if something went wrong during the removal process...
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #10 on: 06/08/2023 08:41 am »
The SSRMS is in a semi-stowed position near Dragon and it did not remove the IROSAs as far as I can tell.  With the EVA tomorrow, I wonder if something went wrong during the removal process...

I think there were removed from the trunk today.  See this thread and the post going forward>

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=54081.msg2495138#msg2495138

Picture of IROSA on the Mobile Transporter.
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #11 on: 06/09/2023 11:49 am »
NASA TV coverage has begun! Bowen and Hoburg are currently doing the mandatory in-suit light exercise to help purge dissolved nitrogen from their blood.

Edit - added an overview image showing where the two new iROSA solar arrays are going. 1A is being installed on this spacewalk, 1B on the next.
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #12 on: 06/09/2023 11:56 am »
Frank Rubio helping the spacewalkers step through some checklists on his iPad.

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #13 on: 06/09/2023 12:01 pm »
Sultan al Neyadi is also in the airlock, helping the crew strap on the tools they'll need during today's spacewalk - including everyone's favorite electric screwdriver, the Pistol Grip Tool (PGT). (I still think Home Depot should sell a mock-up for space nerd DIY types...)

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #14 on: 06/09/2023 12:26 pm »
A note about those IPads being used.  Ground controllers originally intended to load patches/updates Wednesday night to both the primary (duty) and backup (personal use) Ipads for the entire crew.  The US crew strongly requested that the updates be delayed until after the EVA because recent updates invariably lead to inoperative/degraded functionality.  A compromise was reached where the backup IPads were updated yesterday and the primaries (in use right now) will be updated tonight, after the EVA
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #15 on: 06/09/2023 12:27 pm »
Getting the SAFERs installed. Good view of the red stripes on EV-1, Steve Bowen's, EMU.

(Edit - SAFER 15 for Bowen, SAFER 13 for Hoburg.)
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #16 on: 06/09/2023 12:34 pm »
ISS Youtube feed shows SSRMS and IROSAs at the work site, as expected :)
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #17 on: 06/09/2023 12:43 pm »
Finishing up with Hoburg and getting him stationed in the crew lock along with Bowen. (Random question - I wonder when the MLI came off that one bare metal part on Hoburg's helmet lights?)

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #18 on: 06/09/2023 12:52 pm »
Crew lock hatch closed at about 1250 UTC, just as they go into a ~12 minute Ku-band LOS.

(and on my end - expected loss of signal, my apartment)

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #19 on: 06/09/2023 12:52 pm »
TDRS-8 (Z) continues communicating through the Canberra DSN site since the Typhoon strike on Guam.  Frequent 10-14 minute LOS' during what would normally be TDRS-Z passes should probably be expected.
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #20 on: 06/09/2023 01:33 pm »
(acquisition of signal, my office)

Steve Bowen is out the hatch as of 1332 UTC. (0.5 psi time on the depress was 1325 UTC, I think?)

Edit - Woody Hoburg is also out the hatch as of 1335 UTC.
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #21 on: 06/09/2023 01:47 pm »
Our first helmet-cam view from Hoburg as he gets to the port CETA cart to stow some tools and grab an APFR.

Edit - took some elbow grease but Hoburg finally got the APFR off its mounting point.
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #22 on: 06/09/2023 01:55 pm »
Helmet-cam and station cam views of the initial worksite.

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #23 on: 06/09/2023 01:56 pm »
The trunk of Dragon looks like it's in stealth mode--must a lighting quirk :)
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #24 on: 06/09/2023 02:00 pm »
Some personnel notes - Sultan al Neyadi is on SSRMS duty, and Canadian astronaut Jenni Sidey-Gibbons is the ground IV.

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #25 on: 06/09/2023 02:17 pm »
A PAO switch, interesting
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #26 on: 06/09/2023 02:30 pm »
Another TDRS-Z gap
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #27 on: 06/09/2023 02:37 pm »
TDRS-8 is active at Canberra, but not passing EVA comms...  https://eyes.nasa.gov/dsn/dsn.html
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #28 on: 06/09/2023 02:53 pm »
1 hour ahead of the timeline
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #29 on: 06/09/2023 02:54 pm »
Wrapped up my Friday morning meetings, so pictures can resume...  ;D

They're just about to remove the last couple of bolts holding the iROSA onto the flight support equipment.

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #30 on: 06/09/2023 02:58 pm »
apparently we are the only two watching...
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #31 on: 06/09/2023 03:03 pm »
Ah well, this is the fifth time they've done an iROSA install spacewalk, maybe the novelty's worn off.

Hoburg is being flown over to the 1A mod kit worksite.

Edit - good view of both spacewalkers in this angle.
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #32 on: 06/09/2023 03:17 pm »
I think John Kraus probably wins for the coolest photography of this morning's spacewalk.

https://twitter.com/johnkrausphotos/status/1667187452937633794

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #33 on: 06/09/2023 03:20 pm »
Ground IV had them pause the SSRMS motion, since they're ahead of schedule and need to make sure everyone's synced up.

Bowen: "Told you you'd be waiting on me!"

Hoburg: "Thanks for doing all the work while I just ride the arm."

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #34 on: 06/09/2023 03:29 pm »
Great view from Bowen's helmet cam of Hoburg inbound with the iROSA, with ESP-3 and the S4 IEA in the background.

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #35 on: 06/09/2023 03:35 pm »
Working to get the first half of the iROSA soft-docked on the mod kit.

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #36 on: 06/09/2023 03:48 pm »
Hoburg is out of the APFR. (It would seem that not getting vertigo is an important quality for an astronaut!)

Also, a neat "Thank You, First Responders" message in Hoburg's wrist checklists.

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #37 on: 06/09/2023 03:57 pm »
Photography time for Woody (including a space selfie - looking forward to seeing that one on Twitter soon!)

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #38 on: 06/09/2023 04:10 pm »
Hoburg takes over holding iROSA closed for a sec so that Bowen can re-install a grounding pin on the mounting bracket that had come loose (and presumably to stretch his arms for a bit).

Heading into an area of ratty comms / LOS for the next 6 minutes, still go to unfold the iROSA.

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #39 on: 06/09/2023 04:27 pm »
Ground reported they had "spotty shah SS" during the TDRS gap.  I've heard several references to tests of this and my guess is it's VHF coverage through Russian ground sites that are in the TDRS-Z gap coverage footprint
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #40 on: 06/09/2023 04:29 pm »
Some ground team shots while we wait for video footage to return. In the first picture we've got Flight Director Diane Dailey and ground IV / CSA astronaut Jenni Gibbons, and in the second, EVA flight controller Megan Shutilka and many monitors.

Hooking up the cables while they're in eclipse - one eclipse earlier than expected!

(Edit - fixed name spelling.)
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #41 on: 06/09/2023 04:37 pm »
Woody's cable mating went nominally, Steve had one troublesome connector, but it seems like everything is hooked up as expected now. All actions that needed to be completed in eclipse to avoid shock hazard are now done.

(heh, Jenni keeps calling them N Zed G L connectors...)

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #42 on: 06/09/2023 04:43 pm »
Hinge bolts R7 and R8 have been driven - first with the PGT, then finger tightening them with "the AMS knob" - wonder if that's a repurposed tool from the AMS renovation EVAs? (and why the bolts need to be only finger tight?)

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #43 on: 06/09/2023 04:52 pm »
Bowen is driving the 8 bolts (M31 through M38) that secure the iROSA to the mounting bracket. Also, a good view of the electrical cable connections to the new array.

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #44 on: 06/09/2023 04:57 pm »
Swapping the PGT to let Hoburg get a couple of bolts that he's closer to. (Mostly I'm posting this one because you don't often get such a clear view of an astronaut's face during these spacewalk broadcasts.)

Edit - and last M-bolt is done - now to release the array and let it unroll!
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #45 on: 06/09/2023 04:58 pm »
Woody's cable mating went nominally, Steve had one troublesome connector, but it seems like everything is hooked up as expected now. All actions that needed to be completed in eclipse to avoid shock hazard are now done.

(heh, Jenni keeps calling them N Zed G L connectors...)

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #46 on: 06/09/2023 05:07 pm »
iROSA is deploying!... straight into a handover.

Edit - there we go, video's back.
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #47 on: 06/09/2023 05:11 pm »
Station cameras are watching the deployment...

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #48 on: 06/09/2023 05:21 pm »
Deployment appears to be complete, but they need Hoburg to get eyes on the first 5 magnets on each side to make sure they've snapped together. (Just got that confirmation - deployment is succesful!)

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #49 on: 06/09/2023 05:26 pm »
Hoburg has released the R11 and R12 bolts to allow the tensioners to release and tighten the solar array blanket. Meanwhile, Bowen is over at the iROSA flight support equipment working to release bolts so they can rotate the beams that held the top iROSA out of the way, to access the lower iROSA on next week's spacewalk.

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #50 on: 06/09/2023 05:44 pm »
First FSE beam is free and will be tethered in place while the other support beam is removed.

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #51 on: 06/09/2023 05:56 pm »
Little hard to see due to the night pass, but they've rotated the nadir support beam to run parallel to the lower iROSAs.

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #52 on: 06/09/2023 06:18 pm »
Hoburg and Bowen are now working through some of the steps that would have been done at the start of EVA-88 to begin releasing the other iROSA. Hoburg has discussed removing anti-rotation devices (ARDs), but I'm not quite sure what those are. Meanwhile Bowen is going to release one of the boom end bolts (which will take quite a lot of turns - 245, more or less).

Edit - ooh, sunrise.
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #53 on: 06/09/2023 06:26 pm »
Wider-angle daytime shot of the two spacewalkers working on get-aheads, now that the sun is up.

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #54 on: 06/09/2023 06:31 pm »
audiio conversations between the Mission Director and various specialists at MCC-H are bleeding through onto the live feed
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #55 on: 06/09/2023 06:33 pm »
Hoburg has discussed removing anti-rotation devices (ARDs), but I'm not quite sure what those are.

They cover the C2 & C1 bolts and, as named, prevent them from rotating accidentally.


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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #56 on: 06/09/2023 06:44 pm »
Good view from Bowen's worksite of the boom end of the iROSAs with the deployment system rollers, with Crew Dragon Endeavour off to the left along with the Columbus module and Bartolomeo, and the SSRMS off to the right.

Also, Hoburg performed a get-ahead to retrieve a small piece of FOD off one of the magnets using the needle-nose pliers - he commented that the magnets are quite strong.

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #57 on: 06/09/2023 07:01 pm »
Hoburg is translating towards the airlock and cleaning up safety tethers.

(And now back starboard to make sure he double-tapped the CETA cart brake release.)

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #58 on: 06/09/2023 07:04 pm »
Both astronauts back at the airlock and preparing to ingress.

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« Reply #59 on: 06/09/2023 07:11 pm »
Bowen is also just about to ingress the airlock.

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #60 on: 06/09/2023 07:17 pm »
Thermal cover is closed, spacewalkers are hooking up their Service and Cooling Umbilicals.

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #61 on: 06/09/2023 07:23 pm »
Hatch is closed and locked.

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #62 on: 06/09/2023 07:29 pm »
Pressurization in progress. Now (as of edit time) at 5 psi and holding for leak check.

Official start time given as 9:25 am Eastern, end time 3:28 pm Eastern, total spacewalk duration of 6 hours and 3 minutes.
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #63 on: 06/09/2023 07:36 pm »
The obligatory "Spacewalk By the Numbers" post.

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #64 on: 06/09/2023 07:43 pm »
Hatch is open, and Rubio and al Neyadi are shepherding Hoburg and Bowen back inside. (And someone needs to adjust the focus on this camera...)

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #65 on: 06/09/2023 07:53 pm »
Suit doffing in progress.

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #66 on: 06/09/2023 07:58 pm »
Helmets are off, Hoburg looks very excited about the whole experience.

NASA TV coverage has wrapped up.

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #67 on: 06/10/2023 01:35 am »
A huge thanks to Yellowstone10 and Targeteer for their coverage. I try to watch all the EVA’s but almost never have 8 hours available in real time so your written record really helps me catch up later. Very much appreciated.

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #68 on: 06/10/2023 06:54 pm »
Good view from Bowen's worksite of the boom end of the iROSAs with the deployment system rollers, with Crew Dragon Endeavour off to the left along with the Columbus module and Bartolomeo, and the SSRMS off to the right.

Also, Hoburg performed a get-ahead to retrieve a small piece of FOD off one of the magnets using the needle-nose pliers - he commented that the magnets are quite strong.

Do we know what this piece of FOD is and where it came from?
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #69 on: 06/11/2023 03:53 am »
NASA ISS EVAs stats:
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #70 on: 06/11/2023 12:23 pm »
A huge thanks to Yellowstone10 and Targeteer for their coverage. I try to watch all the EVA’s but almost never have 8 hours available in real time so your written record really helps me catch up later. Very much appreciated.

Very much seconded! I love following live events here (and learning from them: there are so many little yet extremely interesting things that run-of-the-mill press releases and news summaries don't catch, but awesome posters like the above catch and expand upon with their inquisitiveness), but my life has gained complexity lately and can't devote as much time to these pleasures as before... contributions such as these make up for it a fair amount though :) Thanks a lot!

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« Reply #71 on: 06/11/2023 05:48 pm »
A huge thanks to Yellowstone10 and Targeteer for their coverage. I try to watch all the EVA’s but almost never have 8 hours available in real time so your written record really helps me catch up later. Very much appreciated.

Very much seconded! I love following live events here (and learning from them: there are so many little yet extremely interesting things that run-of-the-mill press releases and news summaries don't catch, but awesome posters like the above catch and expand upon with their inquisitiveness), but my life has gained complexity lately and can't devote as much time to these pleasures as before... contributions such as these make up for it a fair amount though :) Thanks a lot!

Thanks - it's appreciated! If anyone wants to catch up after the fact, NASA's been pretty good about saving the streams on YouTube - here's the link for Friday's EVA:



Do we know what this piece of FOD is and where it came from?

I heard Houston talking to al Neyadi after the EVA, and they asked him to bag up the FOD and take pictures to send down for review. So I don't think they know quite yet - sounded like it was something small and metallic that got stuck to the magnet.

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #72 on: 06/12/2023 07:48 pm »
NASA photos.

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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
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Re: US EVA 87 - Jun 09, 2023 (Hoburg, Bowen)
« Reply #74 on: 06/14/2023 06:18 am »
https://twitter.com/astro_woody/status/1668791327679475713

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My first EVA (Extravehicular Activity) was an incredible life experience. The team in mission control @NASA_Johnson was superb. The 1A power channel is now 10kW more powerful. Looking forward to doing it again this week.

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