Author Topic: ISS U.S. EVA-61 (AMS-02 TTCS repair#3) - Dec 2nd, 2019 [Parmitano, Morgan]  (Read 21104 times)

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GO to open hatch! First view from outside, in the dark over the Pacific.

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EV hatch and thermal cover OPEN! Christina and Jessica getting praise for their good work, Jeremy Hanson taking over.

Switch to batteries around 11:32 UTC!

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Officially 11:31 ;) First view of the open thermal cover.

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And Luca is out, bag first, seemed quite the tight fit in the crew lock today

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After temp-stowing a bag and tether placing out comes the new pump system!

First task: Shepherding the quite big pump system to Luca's ingress spot at the Canadarm.

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Drew out as well, thermal cover closed, double-checking everything to make sure all is good.

Orbital sunrise about to happen.

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Sun up, moving the big new pump assembly, lots of communication between Luca and Drew to make sure all is safe.

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There's the Canadarm! Luca will ride it to the AMS with the pump system, Drew will "walk" with some bags.

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Luca configuring the APFR on the arm while Drew holds onto the pump system, preparing to ride the arm for the third time in this series of EVAs.

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Luca ingressed the APFR, Cygnus and our planet making for a beautiful background, and asked for some motion to get closer to Drew and the UTTPS. Our arm operator today is Jessica Meir. 8)

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Luca Parmitano got the pump system, which weighs as much as two strong men!

Luca will now ride the arm to the worksite, Drew is on the move back to the airlock to pick up bags with tools and "walk" his way to the worksite.
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"Don't let go of the box and enjoy the view"

Arm beginning to move!

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Andrew Morgan is already at the worksite, stowing his bags and configuring his APFR.

The robotic arm is still on the move.

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Luca flying with the HTV External Pallet in view, some more EVAs will happen there as well.

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Sticking out to the right are Drew Morgan's feet, I think, while Luca approaches with the new pump system that is today's task.

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Luca's at the worksite, working with Jessica and Drew to guide him without hitting anything.

First up is attaching the new pump system to the Mechanical Attachment Device (MAD) that was installed during the last spacewalk.

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GCA complete, brakes are on! Luca's at the worksite, his feet still visible for the camera.

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Pistol grip tool time, attaching the UTTPS to the MAD. Four bolts to drive, sadly no helmet cams yet today?

All good, the Upgraded Tracker Thermal Pump System is attached to the AMS. "Sounded like a really clean install."

Night time again.

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Coming up is the bulk of today's work and quite an intricate one, too. Swaging and connecting the tubes from the AMS and the UTTPS.

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