What the actual...https://mobile.twitter.com/katlinegrey/status/1546924680522653700Translation of Rogozin's rant: "What kind of Mars can we talk about with Europeans, what kind of Venus can we talk about with Americans, if their governments are trying to kill as many Russians and Ukrainians as possible, supplying the junta in Kyiv with deadly weapons? Ashbacher announced the termination of cooperation with Roskosmos on exoMars. But did this head of the European Space Agency think how many thousands of scientists and engineers in Europe and Russia he crossed out with his decision? Is he ready to answer for the sabotage of a joint Martian mission? No , not in front of irresponsible bureaucrats like him in the European Commission . Ready to answer to humanity? Roskosmos will make every effort to return our landing Martian module from Italy. " Cossack " will return to his native village . And I , in turn , give a command to our crew on the ISS to stop working with the European manipulator ERA . Let Aschbacher himself and his boss Borrell fly into space and do at least something useful in their lives"If this goes through, MCC-M should just revolt and ignore this individual. Complying is just slightly prolonging an inevitable closing up shop.
well who couldn't have seen this coming. Like Mile or KM away. Nauka shouldn't never have launched. Q/A and general lack of skilled personal and political shenanigans' all led to this. They secretly know they missed up and won't be able get it working either way. So they just using this excuse to stop messing with it. Good riddance IMHO, I am sorry ESA, EU and its member states have wasted time and resources and money on this co-op.
If the ERA is compatible with US segment grapple fixtures, move the arm there where it can perform cooperative operations with Canadarm 2.
https://twitter.com/katlinegrey/status/1549665011882201088?cxt=HHwWgMC4ocWHwoErAAAAhttps://twitter.com/katlinegrey/status/1549668384735989760?cxt=HHwWgMC8_e7Lw4ErAAAARoscosmos shared a schedule of #VKD54 which will be performed by Oleg Artemiev @OlegMKS and Samantha Cristoforetti @AstroSamantha on July 21. https://roscosmos.ru/378811. Launch of eight SWSU-55 nanosatellites and two Tsiolkovsky-Ryazan nanosatellites2. Transfer of the adapter platform from the Poisk module to the Nauka module3. Installation of an ERA manipulator adapter on Nauka4. Replacement of a frame with protective glasses on the CLU-2 video camera on the end effector of the ERA manipulator CE-25. Putting the ERA external control panel on Nauka to safe mode6. Cover of the ERA manipulator mounting system on Nauka with thermal insulation. Installation of blockers on cargo arrows GStM-1 and GStM-2;placing of the GStM-2 cargo boom between the Zarya module and the Poisk module.8. Additional task: installing the second adapter platform on the Nauka module.
VKD 54 spacewalk schedule