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ISS U.S. EVA-50 - May 16, 2018
« on: 05/01/2018 03:57 PM »
https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/schedule.html
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2 p.m., Tuesday, May 8 - U.S. Spacewalk Briefing
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6:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 16 - U.S. Spacewalk # 50 Coverage (Feustel and Arnold; spacewalk begins at 8:10 a.m. EDT, scheduled to last appx. 6 ½ hours)
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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-50 - May 16, 2018
« Reply #1 on: 05/01/2018 03:58 PM »
https://blogs.nasa.gov/stationreport/2018/04/
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Today the crew initiated a Metox canister regeneration cycle in preparation for the upcoming US EVA Pump Flow Control System (PFCS) Relocate currently planned on May 16th. 

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-50 - May 16, 2018
« Reply #2 on: 05/02/2018 08:54 PM »
May 02, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY M18-072

NASA to Preview Pair of Upcoming US Spacewalks, Provide Live Coverage


Two NASA astronauts are scheduled to venture outside the International Space Stationfor a pair of six-and-a-half-hour spacewalks May 16 and 30. Experts from NASA will preview the work to be done during the spacewalks in a briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, May 8, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Live coverage of the briefing and spacewalks will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Expedition 55 Flight Engineers Drew Feusteland Ricky Arnoldwill put on spacesuits for what will be the 210th and 211th spacewalks in support of station assembly, maintenance and upgrades. These spacewalks will be the eighth and ninth of Feustel’s career, and the fourth and fifth of Arnold’s. The primary objectives are to finish upgrading cooling system hardware and install new and updated communications equipment for future dockings of commercial crew spacecraft.

Media wishing to participate in the May 8 briefing in person must request credentials from the Johnson newsroom no later than 4 p.m. Monday, May 7. Media interested in participating by phone must contact the newsroom by 1:45 p.m. May 8.

Participating in the briefing are:

Kenneth Todd, NASA’s International Space Station Operations integration manager
Anthony Vareha, NASA spacewalk flight director
Jordan Lindsey, U.S. spacewalk 50 officer at NASA
Keith Johnson, U.S. spacewalk 51 officer at NASA

The first spacewalk will begin about 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, May 16. NASA TV coverage will begin at 6:30 a.m. Feustel and Arnold will move a component called a Pump Flow Control Subassembly (PFCS) from a spare parts platform on the station’s truss “backbone” to the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (Dextre) robotic arm. The PFCS drives and controls the flow of ammonia through the exterior portions of the station’s cooling system. Robotics controllers on Earth will use Canadarm2 and Dextre to perform final installation on the port-side truss for checkout. The spacewalkers will remove a failed PFCS and return it to the spare parts depot. They’ll also replace a camera system on the Destiny Laboratory and a communications receiver. This also be the 50th spacewalk originating from the station’s Quest airlock. Other assembly and maintenance spacewalks have begun from space shuttle and Russian airlocks.

The second spacewalk is planned for Wednesday, May 30, but the exact timing is dependent on the anticipated May 24 arrival of the Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo resupply spacecraft. The ninth Cygnus cargo mission is scheduled to launch May 20 from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

During the May 30 spacewalk, Arnold and Feustel will install a pair of brackets and high-definition cameras on the Harmony module that will help commercial crew vehicles align with the international docking adapter the forward end of Harmony. The cameras also will provide wireless data network access for experiments and facilities mounted on the ESA (European Space Agency) Columbus laboratory and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Kibo laboratory. The crew also will replace a camera on the station’s starboard truss.

For more information about the International Space Station, its research and crew, visit:

https://www.nasa.gov/station

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Tony De La Rosa

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-50 - May 16, 2018
« Reply #3 on: 05/04/2018 01:58 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/03/2018

Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Loop Scrub and Conductivity Test:  As part of the preparation activities needed to support the upcoming US EVA Pump Flow Control System (PFCS) Relocate currently planned on May 16th, the crew performed EMU water loop scrubs and tested water samples for conductivity.  During the maintenance activities, the crew noted that EMU 3006 was making an unexpected noise.  While suit telemetry appeared nominal, and no hardware issues were noted throughout the activities, a recording of the anomalous sound was provided to engineering teams for review.

External TV Camera Group (ETVCG) Assembly: Today the crew completed assembly of an ETVCG for use in the upcoming US EVA on 16-May. This new ETVCG was constructed using the Light Assembly that was recently repaired by the crew on-orbit.  Despite multiple attempts, the crew was unable to confirm full engagement of the locking mechanism that holds the External High Definition Camera (EHDC) onto the Color TV Camera (CTVC). Engineering teams are currently reviewing photos and ground test data to determine whether or not additional action is required prior to the EVA.


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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-50 - May 16, 2018
« Reply #4 on: 05/07/2018 06:12 AM »
Which EMU will Feustel and Arnold wear?

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-50 - May 16, 2018
« Reply #5 on: 05/07/2018 04:10 PM »
The space-walkers are in the airlock testing the suits now with help from Neemo
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-50 - May 16, 2018
« Reply #6 on: 05/07/2018 11:01 PM »
The space-walkers are in the airlock testing the suits now with help from Neemo
Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel with assistance from Norishige Kanai, conducted an EMU OFV "On-Orbit Fit Verification" to confirm the correct sizing of suits.
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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-50 - May 16, 2018
« Reply #7 on: 05/07/2018 11:07 PM »
Seems that Arnold is doing a second check...
« Last Edit: 05/07/2018 11:10 PM by centaurinasa »

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-50 - May 16, 2018
« Reply #8 on: 05/08/2018 03:24 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/07/2018

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparations:  Today the crew initiated a charge of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Long Life Batteries (LLB) and also initiated an automated Charge-Discharge-Charge cycle on the EVA batteries in the Battery Stowage Assembly (BSA) using the Battery Charger Assembly.  After preparing the Equipment Lock and EMUs for suit donning, the crew completed an On-Orbit Fitcheck Verification (OFV) to verify correct EMU sizing for the upcoming US EVA Pump Flow Control System (PFCS) relocate EVA, currently planned on 16-May.

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-50 - May 16, 2018
« Reply #9 on: 05/08/2018 05:56 PM »

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-50 - May 16, 2018
« Reply #10 on: 05/08/2018 06:03 PM »

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-50 - May 16, 2018
« Reply #11 on: 05/08/2018 06:03 PM »
« Last Edit: 05/08/2018 06:05 PM by centaurinasa »

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-50 - May 16, 2018
« Reply #12 on: 05/08/2018 06:05 PM »
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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-50 - May 16, 2018
« Reply #13 on: 05/08/2018 06:07 PM »
Do we know the EMU No now?

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-50 - May 16, 2018
« Reply #14 on: 05/08/2018 06:10 PM »
Not yet....

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-50 - May 16, 2018
« Reply #15 on: 05/08/2018 06:16 PM »

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-50 - May 16, 2018
« Reply #16 on: 05/08/2018 06:19 PM »

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-50 - May 16, 2018
« Reply #17 on: 05/08/2018 06:20 PM »
Time to EVA-50's animation, now

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-50 - May 16, 2018
« Reply #18 on: 05/08/2018 06:33 PM »
Various PFCS "Pump Flow Control Subassembly"  Nicknames  :)

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Re: ISS U.S. EVA-50 - May 16, 2018
« Reply #19 on: 05/08/2018 06:36 PM »
Ammonia jumper

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