Posts Tagged ‘EVA’

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American duo complete EVA to prepare ISS for commercial crew


Two US astronauts enjoyed a busy day outside the International Space Station (ISS), conducting the second of two recent spacewalks, replacing failed components and beginning the process of…

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EVA-27: Astronaut duo complete US spacewalk outside ISS


Astronauts Reid Wiseman of NASA and Alexander Gerst of ESA have successfully completed what was the first US EVA of the year on Tuesday. The pair outside performed…

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Russian spacewalkers successfully complete science-oriented EVA


Expedition 40 cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev successfully concluded a flawless spacewalk on Monday,  focused on science experiments placed on the exterior of the Russian segment of…

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CRS-4: SpaceX Dragon set for another ISS spacewalk save


SpaceX’s next Dragon spacecraft has been recruited to deliver a replacement set of batteries to the International Space Station (ISS), after an issue during ground testing caused NASA…

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EVA-38: Frustration morphs into success during Russian spacewalk


Two Russian cosmonauts, Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev, ventured out into the vacuum of space for a spacewalk on Thursday, tasked with carrying out important work – including…

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Astronauts completed speedy EVA to replace failed EXT-2 MDM


Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have completed an Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) during Wednesday to Remove and Replace (R&R) a failed external computer module. The…

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Spacewalk set to fix external MDM failure on ISS


The International Space Station (ISS) suffered a failure of an external computer known as a Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM) on Friday night (11 April), which will require a spacewalk on…

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NASA issue sobering EMU water leak investigation update


The investigation report into Luca Parmitano’s eventful spacewalk last year provided some sobering reminders of the need to be vigilant in the face of any and all minor issues…

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SpaceX realign Dragon’s CRS-3 launch to March 16


Dragon’s next trip to the International Space Station (ISS) is now targeting a launch date of NET (No Earlier Than) March 16, following consultation between SpaceX and NASA….

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Russian EVA duo install Earth-observing cameras


Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazanskyi ventured outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday to install two commercial Earth-observing cameras on the exterior of the Russian…

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Russian duo break EVA record – Main task suffers issue


Expedition 38 Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy broke the Russian spacewalk duration record on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, following…

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Astronauts complete installation of new ISS Pump Module


Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have completed the replacement of a failed Pump Module outside the station. The spacewalk, designated US EVA-25, took place on…

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Spacewalkers complete first Pump Module replacement EVA


US astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have completed the first of the planned Extra Vehicular Activities (EVAs) to replace a failed Pump Module outside the orbital…

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ISS suffers external coolant loop issue – contingency spacewalks planned


The International Space Station (ISS) is currently experiencing an issue with one of its two external ammonia coolant loops, with one loop operating much too cold due to…

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SpaceX’s CRS-3 Dragon recruited for ISS spacesuit relay


SpaceX’s next Dragon mission to the International Space Station (ISS) will involve the delivery of a replacement Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU), allowing for the return of a faulty suit on the…

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Troublesome ISS EVA conducts Olympic torch relay in space


Expedition 37 Flight Engineers Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy have concluded their EVA-36 spacewalk, which opened with the unique event of conducting an Olympic torch relay on the outside…

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ISS crew: From fixing valves to photographing the spectacular


Despite the government shutdown that had impacted on the majority of NASA, the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) are continuing their busy work in space. The…

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Soyuz TMA-08M returns Expedition 36 back to Earth


The Russian Soyuz TMA-08M undocked from the International Space Station, ahead of successfully returning its three person crew safely to the steppe of Kazakhstan early on Wednesday morning….

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Root cause breakthrough during Luca’s leaky EMU investigation


The International Space Station (ISS) crew have managed to recreate the substantial water leak in Luca Parmitano’s faulty spacesuit, the cause of the premature end to EVA-23 last…

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Russian duo complete EVA-35 – Luca recalls EVA drama


Expedition 36 Flight Engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin have completed their second spacewalk in the space of a week, as preparations continue for the arrival of the…