Author Topic: Expedition 38 U.S. Spacewalk (EVA-24) - December 21, 2013  (Read 96025 times)

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M2 SPD spacer removed, now doing the same for M1

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First SPD is removed, arm being re-positioned for the others.

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M1 SPD spacer removed as well, small GCA needed to reach M4.

1:30h into the spacewalk

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All four SPD spacers removed.

Online Chris Bergin

No sign of any repeat of the Luca situation, not that it was expected. Good news all the same.
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M4 SPD removed.
« Last Edit: 12/21/2013 12:37 pm by Artyom. »

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Wheelock advising Rick that the zenith and Nadir lines - M1 and M4 can't handle non-axial loads.
Rick's now setting the PGT..

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Releasing the P-clamp on the M4 line.

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Just paused on that.
Rick's cautioning them that the bolt on the P-clamp is quite long (>3/4"), and that removing it might apply some non-axial loads.
Wheelock says that the line (M4) is at vacuum, and advises Rick to be ginger with it.

And now done. Removed bolt.
« Last Edit: 12/21/2013 12:44 pm by AJA »

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M4 valve closed and QD demated

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Well under two hours to get the first line disconnected!
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M4 is closed.

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QD looks good, no FOD or ammonia

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Just got back. Was any briefing/eva pdf materials released publicly so I could link to my friends?

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Small amounts of ammonia visible during closing of the valve of M3 QD, might have hit Mastracchio's suit.
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Some snow hit suit...
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M3 QD demated, some more ammonia coming out of it..

Female connector seems to have some ice on it

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M3 now demated. Some flakes of ammonia...

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