Author Topic: RS EVA VKD-60 - Workpost transfer, MMOD shielding - Aug 9 (Prokopyev, Petelin)  (Read 12320 times)

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Here are the shrouds and launch restraint poles that are to be jettisoned. Sounds like the cosmonauts want to wait for an orbital day for the toss, but they've just gone into a night pass.

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And... toss!

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Now that they're using foot restraints, the boots become part of the pre-entry contamination check.

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No video, but one of the cosmonauts reports that he just jettisoned a bundle of towels.
« Last Edit: 08/09/2023 08:56 pm by Yellowstone10 »

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Tools and tethers inventory underway.

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Prokopyev is in the airlock, Petelin's still finishing up. Seems a lot roomier than Quest, that's for sure...

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Cosmonauts have removed and stowed the protective ring (that guards the hatch seal).

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Hatch is closed at 6 hours 35 minutes of elapsed time on the EVA.

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200 millibars of pressure.

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Around 260 millibars, and they're into a 10-minute stabilization period.

The obligatory "Spacewalk By The Numbers" slide.

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NASA TV coverage has wrapped up, but we've still got the audio feed over on the Live Video from the ISS stream. (Edit - but unfortunately, it's untranslated.)
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NASA TV coverage has wrapped up, but we've still got the audio feed over on the Live Video from the ISS stream.

And thanks Yellowstone10 for your awesome coverage !
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Prokopyev is back out of the portable work station, and the spacewalkers will start heading back up towards Poisk.

The 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.
They are installed only where the previously stowed elements physically touched the Rassvet module itself. The areas where they touched are the same size as the MMOD panels installed today.
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.
« Last Edit: 08/09/2023 10:10 pm by russianhalo117 »

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The PRM Adapter was installed on Nauka's UFP2 Passive Attachment Pointby during an earlier spacewalk is also PRM's operational stowage location.

Ah, I see my error - I was assuming the adapter was something attached to the side of the ERA end effector (like the mounting points for an APFR on the Canadarm2 LEEs), but it's actually a totally separate unit that the ERA grapples when needed, and that's left on the UFP2 point when not in use.

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NASA ISS EVAs stats:
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NASA photos.

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https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1690132164023586816

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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.

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