Author Topic: RS EVA VKD-61 - Nauka outfitting/RTOd leak tasks - Oct 25 2023 (Kononenko, Chub)  (Read 12866 times)

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Mission Control views. David Saint-Jacques of CSA is the USOS capcom.

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Hatch is open, EVA has officially begun - 12:49 pm Central, 1:49 pm Eastern.
« Last Edit: 10/25/2023 05:51 pm by Yellowstone10 »

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Navias reports that the first 3 hours or so of the EVA will be dedicated to radiator ops.

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Protective ring has been installed, hatch is secured open. Nikolai Chub will be the first one out the hatch so he can start acclimating himself to movement in the suit (this being his first EVA).

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Cosmonauts are bringing a couple of equipment bundles outside the airlock. No video coverage at the moment, they're in that Ku-band dead spot over the Indian Ocean.

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snrk:

One cosmonaut, presumably Chub: "This is not really convenient."

The other, presumably Kononenko: "Better get used to it."

(also inconvenient, the lack of video coverage)

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One cosmonaut reports that he's feeling warm in his suit. The other (given that they're in an orbital night) quips that it must be the moonlight heating him up.

(25 minutes into this EVA and still audio-only. Is this what it was like to follow EVAs back in the Shuttle era?)

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A helmet camera view! Although I'm not sure who or of what.

Edit - there's a view of the SAR antenna that will be deployed with the Napor-miniRSA experiment, from Chub's helmet.
« Last Edit: 10/25/2023 06:19 pm by Yellowstone10 »

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Napor antenna is also outside the airlock - that's the last of it, they'll now move those down to Nauka.
« Last Edit: 10/25/2023 06:22 pm by Yellowstone10 »

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Chub is by the operator station of Strela, to start moving stuff down from Poisk down to the worksite.

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Looking forward towards the back side of the truss - with a small cameo by Crew Dragon.

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Still trying to work out the best way to tether everything to the movable ring on Strela. The object Chub is holding is the mount on which they'll affix the radar antenna.

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Actually I think we had the cosmonauts backwards - we can now see the blue stripes on the other one's suit, so that's Chub, and the camera must be on Kononenko.

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The cosmonauts have the radiator in view - one of them mentioned not seeing any obvious defects, at least from this angle.

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The blocky thing is the dispenser for the Parus satellite they'll deploy later in the spacewalk.

First-time spacewalker Chub notes that the sun is really quite bright.

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A great view down of Baja California. MCC-Moscow reports having issues receiving both cosmonauts' helmet cam views, which must be referring to the standard-definition older cameras (rather than the HECA on Kononenko).

Edit - also, our first view from a station camera, of some feet.
« Last Edit: 10/25/2023 06:49 pm by Yellowstone10 »

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Lots and lots of tethers.

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Still more discussion of tethers, but they're finally translating down toward Nauka (over an hour into the EVA).
« Last Edit: 10/25/2023 07:05 pm by Yellowstone10 »

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Now getting things tethered / secured to Nauka, near the base of the radiator.

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Kononenko has translated down to the ERA operator post, below the radiator. Lots of flakes as he went by, but I suspect that's his helmet knocking off paint chips.

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