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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #240 on: 12/11/2018 09:29 pm »
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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #241 on: 12/11/2018 09:30 pm »
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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #242 on: 12/11/2018 09:31 pm »
start tidying-up
Might be a little late for that now!
How do you tidy up the entire orbital plane now with all this debris?  Yes, I know some of the debris will decay orbit in a number of months/years... but still.  I'm sorry, but this whole thing just did not sit well with me.  What was the gain for exposing spacewalkers to knife blades and sharp edges, and creating a year-long cloud of debris in that orbital plane?  The NASA Safety Department must be in defibrillation.

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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #243 on: 12/11/2018 09:32 pm »
Oleg already egressing from foot restraint

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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #244 on: 12/11/2018 09:33 pm »
"Please avoid contact with anything..."

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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #245 on: 12/11/2018 09:34 pm »

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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #246 on: 12/11/2018 09:35 pm »

Re: Tidying
Rob Navias reports that, contrary to the original plan, Russian experts determined that the EVA team will not need to re-cover the work-site with thermal blanketing.


Called it  ;D


I'm gonna call it that they won't repair the gash, just leave it as is.
« Last Edit: 12/11/2018 09:36 pm by eeergo »
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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #247 on: 12/11/2018 09:35 pm »
The NASA Safety Department must be in defibrillation.
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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #248 on: 12/11/2018 09:37 pm »

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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #249 on: 12/11/2018 09:37 pm »
How do you tidy up the entire orbital plane now with all this debris?  Yes, I know some of the debris will decay orbit in a number of months/years... but still.

Try *most* of it (whatever didn't get lodged in the ISS structure) in *weeks*.
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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #250 on: 12/11/2018 09:38 pm »
start tidying-up
Might be a little late for that now!
How do you tidy up the entire orbital plane now with all this debris?  Yes, I know some of the debris will decay orbit in a number of months/years... but still.  I'm sorry, but this whole thing just did not sit well with me.  What was the gain for exposing spacewalkers to knife blades and sharp edges, and creating a year-long cloud of debris in that orbital plane?  The NASA Safety Department must be in defibrillation. (Strike-through by zubenelgenubi)

Seeking correction from our forum experts:

The debris has low density and high surface area/mass ratio.  Such debris will decay well below ISS altitude in hours or days, and decay out of orbit in weeks or months.

That may be a rationalization, but it may serve as justification, too.

As to the sharp, pointy tools and sharp edges: that's a Russian decision on how to use their cosmonauts.

That also may be a rationalization, but it may serve as justification.

I'm sure JSC and NASA HQ had adequate staffing trained in auto-defibrillator use on-site during the EVA. :)
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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #251 on: 12/11/2018 09:41 pm »
They had a space dagger so of course they would have... space duct tape!
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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #252 on: 12/11/2018 09:42 pm »
The thermal cover dropped on STS-88 decayed within a week but ISS was a lot lower.

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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #253 on: 12/11/2018 09:44 pm »
I'm sorry, but this whole thing just did not sit well with me.  What was the gain for exposing spacewalkers to knife blades and sharp edges, and creating a year-long cloud of debris in that orbital plane?  The NASA Safety Department must be in defibrillation.

Collecting a sample of the epoxy used on the original repair helps them determine when this non-standard repair was made. If everyone is clammed up out of fear of retribution this information might get someone to speak up so it can actuall Be addressed.

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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #254 on: 12/11/2018 09:44 pm »
Is that piece of insulation lodged in front of a sensor?
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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #255 on: 12/11/2018 09:44 pm »
My contribution
(also to say that with all this insulation, it brings back bad memories, and my hands are itchy again!)

Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our rights & freedoms, and for those injured, visible or otherwise, in that fight.

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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #256 on: 12/11/2018 09:45 pm »
« Last Edit: 12/11/2018 09:46 pm by robertross »
Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our rights & freedoms, and for those injured, visible or otherwise, in that fight.

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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #257 on: 12/11/2018 09:47 pm »
Going back to GStM #1.
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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #258 on: 12/11/2018 09:47 pm »
Is that piece of insulation lodged in front of a sensor?
External TV camera, I think...

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Re: VKD-45a Russian Spacewalk (Dec 11th, 2018)
« Reply #259 on: 12/11/2018 09:48 pm »
... it brings back bad memories, and my hands are itchy again!
How funny you say that, because that is exactly how I was feeling!  :D

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