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LIVE: US EVA 32 - October 28, 2015
« on: 10/11/2015 02:17 PM »
Master article - by Pete Harding:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/10/astronauts-housekeeping-eva-32-outside-iss/

Kjell Lindgren ‏@astro_kjell

Marvelous miniature spaceship! A huge thanks to all the engineers, instructors, & divers who trained me to use this.

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@StationCDRKelly and I in the airlock assembling our spacesuits. Our first #spacewalk is scheduled for Oct 28th.

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« Last Edit: 10/28/2015 10:36 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: US EVA 32 - October 28, 2015
« Reply #1 on: 10/17/2015 12:31 PM »
October 15, 2015
MEDIA ADVISORY M15-151

NASA TV to Air Briefing on Two Upcoming Spacewalks by U.S. Astronauts

NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston will host a briefing at 2 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. CDT), Thursday, Oct. 22 to preview the tasks and preparation for two upcoming spacewalks by U.S. astronauts living aboard the International Space Station.

The briefing and spacewalks will air on NASA Television, and will be streamed live on NASA’s website.

Two U.S. astronauts will venture outside the space station’s Quest airlock on Wednesday, Oct. 28, and Friday, Nov. 6, to perform a pair of spacewalks in support of space station assembly and maintenance. Expedition 45 commander Scott Kelly and flight engineer Kjell Lindgren of NASA will conduct both spacewalks, the first of their careers, and the 189th and 190th of the space station.

The spacewalks flank the 15th anniversary of continuous human presence aboard the space station, which is Nov. 2.

The participants for the Oct. 22 briefing will include:

•Kenneth Todd, International Space Station operations integration manager
•Michael Lammers, lead Expedition 45 flight director
•Grant Slusser, lead U.S. 32 spacewalk officer
•Arthur Thomason, lead U.S. 33 spacewalk officer

Reporters may attend the briefing at Johnson and other participating NASA centers, or ask questions by calling the Johnson newsroom at 281-483-5111 no later than 1:45 p.m.

The first spacewalk on Oct. 28 is the 32nd U.S. spacewalk, and will focus on station upgrades and maintenance tasks, including installing a thermal cover on the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, which is a state-of-the-art particle physics detector that has been attached to the station since 2011. NASA TV coverage will begin at 6:45 a.m., with the spacewalk scheduled to begin at 8:10 a.m.

The second spacewalk on Nov. 6 is the 33rd U.S. spacewalk, and will attempt to restore the port truss ammonia cooling system to its original configuration. A spacewalk conducted in November 2012 tried to isolate a leak in the truss’ cooling supply, but the leak was subsequently traced to a different component. NASA TV coverage will begin at 5:45 a.m., with the spacewalk scheduled to begin at 7:10 a.m.

For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and to view the news briefing, visit: 

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

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

http://www.nasa.gov/station

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Re: US EVA 32 - October 28, 2015
« Reply #2 on: 10/22/2015 08:42 PM »

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Re: US EVA 32 - October 28, 2015
« Reply #3 on: 10/22/2015 08:51 PM »
Great briefing, almost missed it totally. Things to note from the QA-session, a replay of which I just happened to catch.

Q: Pearlman: Why a thermal cover is needed for AMS
A: Seen a bit of degradation in pumps
Q: Second EVA: Bakeout needed?
A: Yes, a bingo time is there at the end to protect for the bakeout procedure.

Q: Aviation Week: Dragon is the only way to get IDA to ISS? CRS-8 in January? Status of crew rotation flights?
A: IDA is flying next. Dragon is the only way. IDA-2 is flying on CRS-9, going on PMA-2. Redundant IDA is being built, flying spring 2017 maybe. Confident of flying an IDA in 2016 and PMA-3 move from Node3 Port to Node2 Zenith, and then IDA-3. 1st Commercial Crew flight will expect 2 IDAs available.
Q: Some IDA cables are being laid during these EVAs?
A: Yes, some extensions, and some are still getaheads.
« Last Edit: 10/22/2015 09:01 PM by mtakala24 »

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Re: US EVA 32 - October 28, 2015
« Reply #4 on: 10/22/2015 10:15 PM »
So they are going to fly a 3rd, spare IDA to the ISS? I wonder where it will be stored?
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Re: US EVA 32 - October 28, 2015
« Reply #5 on: 10/22/2015 10:33 PM »
So they are going to fly a 3rd, spare IDA to the ISS? I wonder where it will be stored?

The way I read that is that IDA-3 is the spare IDA.  IDA-1 is at the bottom of the Atlantic, IDA-2 will be on PMA-2 at N2F, and IDA-3 will be on PMA-3 at N2Z.

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Re: US EVA 32 - October 28, 2015
« Reply #6 on: 10/23/2015 08:04 AM »
So they are going to fly a 3rd, spare IDA to the ISS? I wonder where it will be stored?

The way I read that is that IDA-3 is the spare IDA.  IDA-1 is at the bottom of the Atlantic, IDA-2 will be on PMA-2 at N2F, and IDA-3 will be on PMA-3 at N2Z.

Yes, that's how it was explained in the Q/A.

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Re: US EVA 32 - October 28, 2015
« Reply #7 on: 10/23/2015 09:42 AM »

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Re: US EVA 32 - October 28, 2015
« Reply #8 on: 10/26/2015 11:26 PM »
3D Animation of Oct. 28 Spacewalk Activities
Published on 26 Oct 2015

This 3D animation depicts the activities spacewalkers Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren will perform Oct. 28. The duo will service the Canadarm2 robotic arm, route cables for a future docking port and place a thermal cover over a dark matter detection experiment. More info... http://go.nasa.gov/1jEN4NL

[youtube]uezBWff0wK8[/youtube]

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Re: US EVA 32 - October 28, 2015
« Reply #9 on: 10/27/2015 11:41 AM »
Station Spacewalk Includes Preps for Commercial Crew Vehicles
October 27, ‎2015 - ‏‎Steven Siceloff

International Space Station astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren will don spacesuits and traverse the outside of the orbiting laboratory’s structure on Wednesday during a spacewalk that will take six-and-a-half hours and cover a number of important tasks. The two, each making the first spacewalks of their careers, will connect power system cables on the station so spacecraft from NASA partners Boeing and SpaceX can dock with the station during flights for the Commercial Crew Program.

The future missions are slated to carry up to four new crew members to the station in the near future in order to allow more research to be performed in orbit and to return American launch capabilities for its astronauts. The spacewalk will begin at 8:10 a.m. EDT. You can watch it live on NASA TV and streaming on www.nasa.gov/ntv beginning at 6:45 a.m. The astronauts will return to the station’s interior at about 2:40 p.m.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/commercialcrew/2015/10/27/station-spacewalk-includes-preps-for-commercial-crew-vehicles/

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Re: US EVA 32 - October 28, 2015
« Reply #10 on: 10/28/2015 05:55 AM »
sounds like the crew is up and EVA preps are underway
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: US EVA 32 - October 28, 2015
« Reply #11 on: 10/28/2015 06:10 AM »
Russian crew wants to take care of their DPC before Comms are reconfigured for the EVA. They were reminded to minimize calls to Moscow for the rest of the day.
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Re: US EVA 32 - October 28, 2015
« Reply #12 on: 10/28/2015 06:23 AM »
And of course Moscow and the Cosmonauts are stepping on the EVA prep comms discussing some experiment...
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Re: US EVA 32 - October 28, 2015
« Reply #13 on: 10/28/2015 06:25 AM »
I think I heard the hatch is closed...
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Re: US EVA 32 - October 28, 2015
« Reply #14 on: 10/28/2015 06:36 AM »
Airlock depress is ongoing with pressure at 620
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Re: US EVA 32 - October 28, 2015
« Reply #15 on: 10/28/2015 06:51 AM »
pressure is 524, cleared to continue
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Re: US EVA 32 - October 28, 2015
« Reply #16 on: 10/28/2015 06:52 AM »
go to doff (remove) the pre-breathe masks
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Re: US EVA 32 - October 28, 2015
« Reply #17 on: 10/28/2015 07:00 AM »
no success on the first comm check, nothing heard on the ground
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Re: US EVA 32 - October 28, 2015
« Reply #18 on: 10/28/2015 07:02 AM »
after ground reconfigure good comm checks.  Good suit and bio-med data confirmed
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Re: US EVA 32 - October 28, 2015
« Reply #19 on: 10/28/2015 07:13 AM »
the ground is adding more O2 to the airlock
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