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Russian EVA VKD-46 on May 29, 2019
« on: 05/08/2019 06:14 am »
Which tasks are planned for the upcoming Russian EVA by Kononenko and Ovchinin?
« Last Edit: 05/14/2019 01:37 pm by eeergo »

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Re: Russian EVA VKD-46 on May 29, 2019
« Reply #1 on: 05/13/2019 05:09 pm »
Some insight from NASA's ISS status reports, crossposting from the Exp 59 thread. Seems pretty routine:

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The duo is timelined for about six hours of experiment retrieval work, window cleaning and sample collecting on the station’s Russian segment
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Re: Russian EVA VKD-46 on May 29, 2019
« Reply #2 on: 05/22/2019 02:53 pm »
https://tass.ru/kosmos/6457733
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"Scheduled sampling of smears during spacewalk within the framework of CE [space experiment]" Test "from the surface of the" Search "module is planned to assess the extent of possible micro-damage to the station envelope as a result of the adverse factors of space flight," the press service said about tasks during the exit.
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Also Kononenko and Ovchinin will clean the windows on the small research module "Search", clarified in TsNIIMash.
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The astronauts will have to remove the exposure devices for the space experiments "Test" and "Endurance", which are located on the outer surface of the "Search" module. They are planned to be placed in an insulating container in order to be delivered to Earth for further study, the press service explained.
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The installation of new equipment, as noted by TsNIImash, is not expected during the next exit overboard.

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Re: Russian EVA VKD-46 on May 29, 2019
« Reply #3 on: 05/25/2019 12:58 pm »
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-television-to-air-russian-spacewalk-at-international-space-station-0

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May 24, 2019
MEDIA ADVISORY M19-042
NASA Television to Air Russian Spacewalk at International Space Station

Two veteran Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station for a spacewalk Wednesday, May 29, to retrieve science experiments and conduct maintenance on the orbiting laboratory. Live coverage of the activity will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Expedition 59 Commander Oleg Kononenko and Flight Engineer Alexey Ovchinin are scheduled to open the hatch to the Pirs docking compartment airlock at 11:44 a.m. EDT on May 29 for a spacewalk expected to last 6.5 hours. Live coverage of the spacewalk will begin at 11:15 a.m.

Kononenko, who will be designated extravehicular crew member 1 (EV1), in the suit with blue stripes, and Ovchinin, who will be EV2, in the suit with red stripes, will install handrails on the Russian segment of the complex, retrieve science experiments from the Poisk module’s hull, and conduct maintenance work. The spacewalk will be the 217th in support of station assembly, maintenance and upgrades and the fourth outside the station this year.

This will be the fifth spacewalk in Kononenko’s career and the first for Ovchinin, who will become station commander next month. Kononenko is scheduled to return to Earth June 24, with crewmates Anne McClain of NASA and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency, wrapping up a six-and-a-half-month mission living and working in space.

Keep up with the International Space Station and its research and crew at:

https://www.nasa.gov/station


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Re: Russian EVA VKD-46 on May 29, 2019
« Reply #4 on: 05/26/2019 02:20 am »
This EVA will be performed without previous neutral buoyancy facility training, correct?
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Re: Russian EVA VKD-46 on May 29, 2019
« Reply #5 on: 05/26/2019 08:01 pm »
This EVA will be performed without previous neutral buoyancy facility training, correct?

Yes, like all Russian EVAs since 2016.
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Re: Russian EVA VKD-46 on May 29, 2019
« Reply #6 on: 05/28/2019 11:12 am »
EVA tasks: https://www.roscosmos.ru/26384/

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Kononenko, who will be designated extravehicular crew member 1 (EV1), in the suit with blue stripes, and Ovchinin, who will be EV2, in the suit with red stripes

I think that Kononenko will be in suit #5 with red stripes and Ovchinin - in suit #4 with blue stripes (see photo below)

P.S.: And now I have confirmation.
« Last Edit: 05/28/2019 12:18 pm by anik »

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Re: Russian EVA VKD-46 on May 29, 2019
« Reply #7 on: 05/28/2019 02:45 pm »

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Re: Russian EVA VKD-46 on May 29, 2019
« Reply #8 on: 05/29/2019 07:37 am »

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Re: Russian EVA VKD-46 on May 29, 2019
« Reply #9 on: 05/29/2019 07:46 am »
EVA tasks: https://www.roscosmos.ru/26384/

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Kononenko, who will be designated extravehicular crew member 1 (EV1), in the suit with blue stripes, and Ovchinin, who will be EV2, in the suit with red stripes

I think that Kononenko will be in suit #5 with red stripes and Ovchinin - in suit #4 with blue stripes (see photo below)

P.S.: And now I have confirmation.

From the image in the quoted post, you can see the dedication to Alexei Leonov's birthday, who turns 85 today.

"Leonov Number 1" in Kononenko's spacesuit, and "Happy Birthday Alexei Arkhinovich, in Ovchinin's.
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Re: Russian EVA VKD-46 on May 29, 2019
« Reply #12 on: 05/29/2019 12:57 pm »
https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1133583833234890752

From that series of tweets - the official Roskosmos list of objectives for the EVA, as well as the livestream due to start in about 2h.

https://www.roscosmos.ru/26384/
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Re: Russian EVA VKD-46 on May 29, 2019
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Re: Russian EVA VKD-46 on May 29, 2019
« Reply #14 on: 05/29/2019 03:58 pm »
Ovchinin visible outside the Pirs module.

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Re: Russian EVA VKD-46 on May 29, 2019
« Reply #15 on: 05/29/2019 04:06 pm »
Oleg  Kononenko in suit with red stripes and Alexey Ovchinin  in suit with blue stripes.

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Re: Russian EVA VKD-46 on May 29, 2019
« Reply #16 on: 05/29/2019 04:08 pm »
Sounds like they've retrieved the towel from the handrail - currently having a discussion as to why they bothered leaving a towel out there in the first place...

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Re: Russian EVA VKD-46 on May 29, 2019
« Reply #17 on: 05/29/2019 04:11 pm »
Have any NASA astronauts commented on the comparative ease of donning/doffing a Russian EVA suit vs. a US EVA suit?  Russian design seems at least to be faster.
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Re: Russian EVA VKD-46 on May 29, 2019
« Reply #18 on: 05/29/2019 04:15 pm »
EV2 Alexey Ovchinin is wearing Helmet Cam #11

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Re: Russian EVA VKD-46 on May 29, 2019
« Reply #19 on: 05/29/2019 04:18 pm »
Got to tether everything in space - even your photo of Alexei Leonov! (Currently they're making a commemorative statement on the occasion of Leonov's 85th birthday.)

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