Author Topic: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)  (Read 46001 times)

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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #180 on: 12/11/2018 07:30 pm »
(Half)-kidding they need a third person (Serena?) while trying to proceed with the shears without floating away from the worksite. The small leverage they have thanks to the tether attached to the tear will be gone once they make the flap.
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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #181 on: 12/11/2018 07:36 pm »
Some more hacking action with the dagger. Remember Orlans are easier to get to space with because of their higher pressure, but that's the very reason why they're less plastic, and consequently much harder on the hands and muscles. Oleg's hands must really be hurting by now.
« Last Edit: 12/11/2018 07:37 pm by eeergo »
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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #182 on: 12/11/2018 07:37 pm »
Maybe already asked up thread: where the hell did they find that dagger?

Overview video by Energia showing the training (not in the neutral buoyancy pool, is it still not operational?) for tomorrow's EVA.

It will involve major MMOD cutting, so expect lots of small debris flying out in this EVA. Note the "space dagger", "space scissors" and "oversized space shear cutter"  ;D :o

When delivered, and if this is "standard" equipment: IDK
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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #183 on: 12/11/2018 07:38 pm »
The Soyuz capsules can even have a hole but indubitably are very well packed.
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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #184 on: 12/11/2018 07:41 pm »
I know I am just being picky, but one side of my brain keeps thinking “how in the world was this purposeful debris-generation procedure ever approved by ISS managers?”  Did you see the size of some of that stuff being hacked off, now dispersing in orbit.

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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #185 on: 12/11/2018 07:42 pm »
Cutting across to open the flap.
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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #186 on: 12/11/2018 07:43 pm »
Sergey having a go at stabbing.
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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #187 on: 12/11/2018 07:44 pm »
Flap open, seeing the MMOD shielding.
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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #188 on: 12/11/2018 07:46 pm »
I know I am just being picky, but one side of my brain keeps thinking “how in the world was this purposeful debris-generation procedure ever approved by ISS managers?”  Did you see the size of some of that stuff being hacked off, now dispersing in orbit.

Not to mention knife-wielding close to space suits! I doubt the NASA folks are happy with this.

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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #189 on: 12/11/2018 07:47 pm »
This is a mess.
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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #190 on: 12/11/2018 07:48 pm »
Releasing tether from flap. Dagger and shears floating around the cosmonauts unsheathed. This is wild.
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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #191 on: 12/11/2018 07:49 pm »
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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #192 on: 12/11/2018 07:51 pm »
Releasing tether from flap. Dagger and shears floating around the cosmonauts unsheathed. This is wild.

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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #193 on: 12/11/2018 07:52 pm »
Metal MMOD shield clearly visible now (not the pressure vessel hull yet).

I'm gonna call it that they won't repair the gash, just leave it as is.
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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #194 on: 12/11/2018 07:53 pm »
Moscow saying there's too much "fray", but if they're able to cut the MMOD shield while the "fray" is being kept down by someone's hand, they can still complete the primary objective of reaching the hull.
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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #195 on: 12/11/2018 07:54 pm »
Is that the hole I see there?
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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #196 on: 12/11/2018 07:56 pm »
"Hello, anybody there?"  ;D

Navias, seeing the turn of events, prefers to keep quiet.
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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #197 on: 12/11/2018 07:56 pm »
Cutting the MMOD shield without leaving razor sharp edges to avoid will be interesting.

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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #198 on: 12/11/2018 07:57 pm »
MMOD shield cutting
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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #199 on: 12/11/2018 07:59 pm »
Is that the hole I see there?
I think it's made by knife...
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