NASA will provide live coverage beginning at 10:15 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 9, as two Roscosmos cosmonauts conduct a spacewalk to upgrade the International Space Station. The spacewalk is expected to begin about 10:45 a.m., and last up to seven hours.Coverage will air on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.Expedition 69 crewmates Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin will venture outside the station’s Poisk airlock to attach three debris shields to the Rassvet module. They also will test the sturdiness of a work platform that will be affixed to the end of the European robotic arm attached to the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module.The spacewalk will be the eighth for Prokopyev, who will wear an Orlan spacesuit with red stripes, and the sixth for Petelin, who will wear a spacesuit with blue stripes.
Yep, there's the third MMOD panel. I'd be interested to see the risk-mitigation math that calls for adding such a small piece of shielding!
The radiator and SrK provides the MMOD and thermal protection while they were stowed on Rassvet.
NASA TV coverage has wrapped up, but we've still got the audio feed over on the Live Video from the ISS stream.
Prokopyev is back out of the portable work station, and the spacewalkers will start heading back up towards Poisk.Quote from: russianhalo117 on 08/09/2023 08:04 pmThe radiator and SrK provides the MMOD and thermal protection while they were stowed on Rassvet.What I was more curious about was the size - the new MMOD shield covers a much smaller area than the radiator did.
Translating along Nauka.Does anyone happen to know - I'd assume the PRM would get in the way for certain ERA operations if it were left attached. Can it be stored back in that spot on Rassvet when it's not being used, or does it go somewhere on Nauka?
The PRM Adapter was installed on Nauka's UFP2 Passive Attachment Pointby during an earlier spacewalk is also PRM's operational stowage location.
An object released from ISS and cataloged as 1998-067VY / 57599 is probably the RSPI-M cover bundle jettisoned during the VKD-60 spacewalk on Aug 9. The towel bundle jettisoned during the same EVA has not been cataloged.