MOSCOW, December 14. /TASS/. Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin will spend six and a half hours outside the International Space Station (ISS) during their spacewalk on December 15, the Russian space agency announced on Wednesday."The spacewalk is scheduled to last six hours and 37 minutes," Roscosmos said in a statement.As Roscosmos specified, the cosmonauts are scheduled to open the hatch of the Poisk mini-research module at 5:20 a.m. Moscow time. The teammates will control the transfer of a heat exchanger from the Rassvet mini-research module to the Nauka multipurpose lab on the ISS Russian segment. Roscosmos female cosmonaut Anna Kikina who will stay inside the orbital outpost will handle the radiator’s transfer with the help of the ERA robotic arm. Following this operation, cosmonauts Prokopyev and Petelin will take care of the radiator’s mechanical docking with the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module.This work was expected to be carried out on November 25 but was postponed over a malfunction of pumps in the cooling system of one of the cosmonauts’ spacesuits.
Feb. 19 • Falcon 9Crew 6Launch time: TBDLaunch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, FloridaA SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on the program’s ninth flight with astronauts. The Falcon 9’s first stage booster will land on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen, Warren “Woody” Hoburg, UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi, and Russian cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev will launch on the Crew Dragon spacecraft to begin a six-month expedition on the International Space Station. The Crew Dragon will return to a splashdown at sea.
NASA and Roscosmos continue to evaluate an external leak that occurred Dec. 14, from the Roscosmos Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft docked to the Rassvet module of the International Space Station. Roscosmos has identified the source of the leak as the external cooling loop of the Soyuz.As part of the ongoing evaluation and investigation, Roscosmos flight controllers conducted a successful test of the Soyuz MS-22 thrusters at 3:08 a.m. EST Friday, Dec. 16. The systems that were tested were nominal, and Roscosmos assessments of additional Soyuz systems continue. Temperatures and humidity within the Soyuz spacecraft, which remains docked to the Rassvet module, are within acceptable limits.NASA is supporting the ongoing investigation with the use of the Canadarm2 robotic arm to provide additional viewing of the Soyuz exterior on Sunday, Dec. 18. To accommodate this change in plans, NASA has determined a new target date for the upcoming U.S. spacewalk to install an International Space Station Roll-Out Solar Array (iROSA), which was originally scheduled for Monday, Dec. 19. The spacewalk will take place Wednesday, Dec. 21.
Wedneday Dec. 216:30 p.m. – Coverage of U.S. Spacewalk 83 to Install the ISS Roll Out Solar Array on the Port 4 Truss to Augment Electrical Capability for the 4A Power Channel (Rubio and Cassada; spacewalk is scheduled to begin at approximately 7:45 a.m. EST and will last around 7 hours) – Johnson Space Center (All Channels)
CRS SpX-27Launch TimeNET February, 2023
Thursday, Dec. 227 a.m. – Coverage of U.S. Spacewalk 83 to Install the ISS Roll Out Solar Array on the Port 4 Truss to Augment Electrical Capability for the 4A Power Channel (Rubio and Cassada; spacewalk is scheduled to begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. EST and will last around 7 hours) – Johnson Space Center (All Channels)
MOSCOW, December 21. /TASS/. The International Space Station orbit was altered in order to avoid collision with space debris, Roscosmos said in a statement Wednesday."Russia’s Progress spacecraft moved the ISS away from space debris. Engines of the Progress MS-20 cargo spacecraft were engaged at 16:42 Moscow time: they worked for 620.6 second, providing a 1 m/s impulse, resulting in the station’s orbit altitude changed to 417.97 km," the statement says.According to Roscosmos, the ISS orbit has been altered for 330 times during its operation, with 179 corrections performed via Russia’s Progress spacecraft.
Montalbano: SpX-26 returns January 9.
Repressurization has begun, concluding the spacewalk at 3:27 pm Eastern Time / 2027 UTC for a duration of 7 hours 8 minutes.
Expedition 68 Flight Engineers Josh Cassada and Frank Rubio of NASA began a spacewalk at 8:19 a.m. EST to install an International Space Station Roll-Out Solar Array (iROSA) to augment power generation for the 4A power channel on the station’s port truss structure.
MOSCOW, 26 December. /TASS/. Experts came to the conclusion that the coolant spill from the radiator of the Soyuz MS-22 manned spacecraft docked to the International Space Station (ISS) will not affect the safety of work in space. This was announced by the executive director of Roscosmos for manned space programs Sergey Krikalev on Monday."The ship is not used in any way even as a safety net during the spacewalk, the work was suspended. The analysis showed that the spill of the component does not affect the safety of the work, so the planning of work on the exits will continue," Krikalev said, without specifying new spacewalk dates.
ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/27/2022Bill Keeter Posted on December 27, 2022...NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer Mission-24 (NRCSD-24): NRCSD-24 deployers were installed on the JEMAL Slide Table (ST). NRCSD-24 Is an external deployer that is installed in the JEM airlock and robotically placed in the deploy configuration using the JEMRMS. NRCSD-24 will be deploying eight different satellites: DanteSat which is a deorbiting drag sail study; TJREVERB, developed by Thomas Jefferson High school will measure the strength of iridium signals; MARIO is a Macro-Fiber Composite Actuator experiment; NUTSat uses an ADS-B receiver to demonstrate and enhance commercial aviation safety technology; LORIS will provide detailed views of the Nova Scotia peninsula and its surrounding shorelines; ORCASat will demonstrate technology to calibrate optical telescopes; SPORT will study the effects of space weather in the upper atmosphere and its effects on communication; PetitSat will study local plasma density enhancements and buoyancy waves in the 380-420 km altitude....
Thursday, December 29 (GMT 363)Payloads: NRCSD-24 Deploy Imagery (NASA)
After replacing the batteries, the AMS-02 and installing the 6 iRosa panels, are there any other series of EVA planned?
Nanoracks @Nanoracks · Dec 29, 2022DEPLOY#1TJREVERB a 2U from @TJHSST_Official and DanteSat a 3U from @NSpacemind were deployed at 12:05:00 UTC. 🧑🔬(2/?)Nanoracks @NanoracksMARIO a 3U from @UMich and NUTSat a 2U from National Formosa University and Gran Systems was deployed at 12:15:00 UTC. ⛅️(3/?)
Nanoracks @Nanoracks · Dec 29, 2022DEPLOY#3LORIS, a 2U from @DalhousieU, and ORCASat, a 2U from @uvic, were successfully deployed at 13:45:00 UTC. Bravo to both teams! 🇨🇦🛰️ (5/?)Nanoracks @NanoracksDEPLOY#4SPORT, a 6U from Brazil, and petitSat, a 6U from @NASAGoddard, were successfully deployed at 13:55:00 UTC. 🇧🇷☄️ (6/?)
NASA update from 12/26/2022:COMMENT | EVENT | TIG | ORB | DV | HA | HP |COMMENT | | GMT | | M/S | KM | KM |COMMENT | | | | (F/S) | (NM) | (NM) |COMMENT =============================================================================COMMENT SpX-26 Undock 009:22:00:00.000 0.0 419.6 413.4COMMENT (0.0) (226.6) (223.2)COMMENT COMMENT =============================================================================
COMMENT | EVENT | TIG | ORB | DV | HA | HP |COMMENT | | GMT | | M/S | KM | KM |COMMENT | | | | (F/S) | (NM) | (NM) |COMMENT =============================================================================COMMENT SpX-26 Undock 009:22:00:00.000 0.0 419.6 413.4COMMENT (0.0) (226.6) (223.2)COMMENT COMMENT =============================================================================
Monday, Jan. 94:45 p.m. - Coverage of the Undocking of the SpaceX Cargo Dragon Resupply Craft from the International Space Station (undocking is scheduled at 5:05 p.m. EST; splashdown is currently targeted for Jan. 11 but will not be broadcast on NASA TV) – Johnson Space Center (All Channels)
https://twitter.com/spaceoffshore/status/1608537790807150593QuoteDeparture! Megan is underway and heading to Tampa to support CRS-26 Dragon splashdown locations in the Gulf of Mexico.Live from nsf.live/spacecoast
Departure! Megan is underway and heading to Tampa to support CRS-26 Dragon splashdown locations in the Gulf of Mexico.Live from nsf.live/spacecoast