Astronauts Oleg Novitsky And Peter Dubrov Prepare to do on Friday, September 3, one of the two space walk About seven hours outside the Russian section of International Space Station (EEI), the National Aeronautics and Space Agency reported (NASA).
Another exit from this microgravity lab is scheduled for September 9.
– International Space Station (Space_Station) September 1, 2021
Both are part of at least 11 days to prepare the new multi-purpose laboratory unit she is studying, who will be responsible for future space operations.
Novitsky and Dobrov from the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos, planning to start the march, call Russian EVA 49at about 09:35 a.m Mexico CityNext Friday it can last up to seven hours.
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second space walk, Russian Eva 50, is scheduled to last for two hours less.
Novitsky and Dubrov, flight engineers from Expedition 65They will leave Modulo Boesque Russian part of the station.
During their spacewalk, astronauts will install handrails on the Nauka and link power, Ethernet and data cables between the newly arrived unit and Zvezda servers.
Novitskiy, who has been named a member of Extravehicular Crew 1 (EV1), will wear the Russian Orlan spacesuit with red stripes.
Dubrov will wear the blue striped shirt as a member of Extravehicular Crew 2 (EV2).
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These would be the second and third space walks for both astronauts, respectively, which served to support the assembly, maintenance and improvement of the space station.
Naúka was launched on a Russian missile Proton-m Last July 21 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan, and automatically docked in the port of Zvezda, on July 29.
Meanwhile, there is a suspended walk outside the International Space Station that was postponed in August due to a “minor medical problem” for the US astronaut. Mark Vandy hello, one of the two cases scheduled for that day.
Then the US space agency determined that it was not a “medical emergency” and they were evaluating the next available spacewalk.
American and Japanese aeronautical engineer Akihiko Hoshide had planned to walk on August 24 with the goal of modernizing the solar power system consisting of a total of six solar panels.
“Spacewalk is not urgent, and crew members continue to progress on other work and activities for the station,” NASA stressed.
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NASA plans to complete the installation of a total of six solar panels this year or early 2022, at a cost of $103 million.
These panels measure 20 by 63 feet (6 by 19 meters) and with their operation, the improved system will save the plant approximately 215,000 kilowatts of power.
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