NASA sets up Roscosmos spacewalk coverage outside the space station

Washington, October 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — NASA will broadcast a live broadcast of two Roscosmos astronauts performing a spacewalk outside the International Space Station. Wednesday, October 25To install communication hardware and survey part of the orbital complex.

Coverage begins 1:45 p.m. EDT On NASA Television, the NASA app and the agency Website. Space travel is expected to begin 2:10 p.m and lasts up to seven hours.

Expedition 70 astronauts Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai Chub will install a synthetic radar communications system outside the Poisk module of the station and launch a nanosatellite to test solar sail technology. While outside the station, they will examine and photograph the external insulation radiator in the Nauga Multipurpose Laboratory Module, which experienced cooling. leakage On that day October 9.

Spacewalk 268 will support space station assembly, maintenance and upgrades. This will be Kononenko’s sixth time wearing the Orlon spacesuit with red stripes and Chubb’s first with blue stripes.

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Source: NASA

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