Author Topic: RS EVA VKD-60 - Workpost transfer, MMOD shielding - Aug 9 (Prokopyev, Petelin)  (Read 12305 times)

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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!

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Now at the portable workstation worksite.

Also, a couple views of the cosmonauts from each other's helmetcams.

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Removing some launch restraint bars that were on the portable workstation.

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Restraints have been removed, and Petelin is going to stash them somewhere temporarily. Now entering an orbital daytime.

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Space knife time! (They're cutting the locking wires that ensured the latches holding the portable work platform remained closed.)

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Opening the locks...

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The portable workstation is now up and off of Rassvet. It's a bit spindly, but you can see it in the external camera view.

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Fedyaev sent commands to the ERA to move the end closer to Rassvet - the adapter to which they'll attach the work platform is visible at left.

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Still getting things lined up with the arm.

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Working to get the platform lined up and installed on the adapter, but apparently the labeling is not particularly clear on how exactly to do that.

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Seems to be more or less connected, but they're now working to get it rotated into the proper orientation.

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There's the alignment they were looking for.

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Incidentally, per Anatoly Zak, the Russian term for the portable work platform (which the Russian translator keeps calling the PRM) is Переносное Рабочее Место, or ПРМ. (Perenosnoye Rabocheye Mesto, to transliterate.)

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Debating tether placement.

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Back from an extended LOS as they reach 3 hours 0 minutes of elapsed time on the EVA.

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Still waiting to get everyone in position to move the ERA to its next location. Interestingly, they mentioned closing their visors as a precaution against some laser equipment on the ERA.

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The cosmonauts are now heading back zenith on Rassvet to retrieve the PRM launch restraints and eventually head over to Nauka for the PRM testing component of the spacewalk.

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Back to the Strela translation ring to head towards Poisk.
« Last Edit: 08/09/2023 06:08 pm by Yellowstone10 »

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Launch restraint bundle has been stowed at the Strela operator's post.

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