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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #561 on: 09/17/2022 11:19 am »
According to the China Manned Space Engineering Office, at 13:35 Beijing time (05:35 UTC) on September 17, 2022, astronaut Cai Xuzhe successfully opened the hatch of the Wentian ECM airlock

https://twitter.com/nkknspace/status/1571063991493066755

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #562 on: 09/17/2022 11:59 am »
CCTV: astronauts CHEN Dong and CAI Xuzhe in Wentian airlock waiting for the cabin to be repressurized.

https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1571082579536912385

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #563 on: 09/17/2022 12:00 pm »
CMSA says in the official release that Shenzhou-14's 2nd spacewalk lasted for ~5 hours instead of 4. Probably, it included the preparation work in the airlock.

https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1571081100272996353

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #564 on: 09/17/2022 12:01 pm »
Here comes the footage of astronaut CAI Xuzhe exits Wentian airlock at ~05:35 UTC on Sep. 17. The spacewalk will last for ~6 hours, according to CCTV News.

https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1571026955742629889

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #565 on: 09/17/2022 12:02 pm »
The moment of hatch opening from camera on astronaut CAI Xuzhe's space suit..

https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1571028316949479427

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #566 on: 09/17/2022 12:03 pm »
India and Sri Lanka in camera of astronaut CHEN Dong's space suit..

https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1571076651639009283

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #567 on: 09/17/2022 12:04 pm »
Astronaut CAI Xuzhe returned to Wentian airlock..

https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1571075276553203714

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« Reply #568 on: 09/17/2022 12:04 pm »
China Space Station: Shenzhou-14 crew completes second spacewalk

https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-09-17/China-Space-Station-Shenzhou-14-crew-begins-second-spacewalk-1doOB1xqu4M/index.html

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China's Shenzhou-14 astronauts, or taikonauts, began their second extravehicular activities (EVAs) on Saturday, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMS).

Cai Xuzhe, the taikonaut who stayed inside the core module for support during the last EVAs, opened the airlock cabin of the Wentian lab module of the China Space Station at 1:35 p.m. Beijing Time. As of 3:33 p.m., Cai and Cheng Dong of the Shenzhou-14 crew successfully exited the cabin.

At 5:47 p.m., the Shenzhou-14 crew successfully completed the second EVAs, which lasted about five hours, CMS announced.

During the EVAs, the crew carried out operations including installing a foot-stop, which is used for fixing astronauts' feet on the robotic arm, and an assist handle, which can help astronauts open the hatch door from outside in an emergency.

The taikonauts also installed additional pumps, the core equipment of the space station's thermal control system, and carried out the most challenging task of extravehicular rescue for the first time.


EVA duration : 4 hours 12 minutes

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #569 on: 09/17/2022 12:05 pm »
Mission control just congratulated Shenzhou-14 crew for completing their 2nd spacewalk, which was planned for 6 hours but now it's only 4 hours after hatch opening.

https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1571071617794703363

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #570 on: 09/17/2022 12:06 pm »
In task 3, astronaut CAI Xuzhe will be the one who "loses consciousness" and CHEN Dong will "rescue" him..

https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1571070111347511297

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #571 on: 09/17/2022 12:07 pm »
Before CMSA releasing HD photos of the spacewalk, snapshots from CCTV News..

https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1571055610858471424

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #572 on: 09/17/2022 12:08 pm »
Astronaut CHEN Dong in Wentian airlock now and CAI Xuzhe prepares to get off from the robotic arm. According to CCTV, the spacewalk proceeds so well that it's ~1 hour ahead of the schedule..

https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1571052638866898944

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #573 on: 09/17/2022 12:09 pm »
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In task 3, astronaut CAI Xuzhe will be the one who "loses consciousness" and CHEN Dong will "rescue" him


https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1571046159128629249

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #574 on: 09/17/2022 12:12 pm »
CCTV: Wentian robotic arm is sending astronaut CAI Xuzhe to certain position for task 1 operation..

https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1571024323116433408

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #575 on: 09/17/2022 12:13 pm »
Waiting for CCTV to announce the 2nd spacewalk of Shenzhou-14, but only heard that CMSA has tested connecting the big and small robotic arm together, which actually happened ~2 weeks ago. The 15m ultra-long robotic arm on #Tiangong.

https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1570993866769313793

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #576 on: 09/17/2022 01:49 pm »
China's Shenzhou-14 astronauts complete 2nd spacewalk - See highlights!


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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #578 on: 09/23/2022 01:42 am »
Envisioned future application of the robotic arms on China Space Station..

https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1573095413858828288

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Re: Tiangong - Chinese Space Station
« Reply #579 on: 09/23/2022 01:27 pm »
A snapshot of the Tianhe restroom at the end of this simulator tour..

https://twitter.com/CNSpaceflight/status/1573297326449463297

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