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June 19, 2014

According to the ISS flight program Russian ISS-40/41 crew members will perform a spacewalk on June 19. Pirs docking module hatch will be opened at 17.50, Moscow time.

Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev will work in the open space for about 6 hours and 26 minutes.

The main tasks of the spacewalk are as follows:

-To install phased array of command and telemetry system that will enable the cosmonauts to contact the Earth via Luch relay satellites.

-To replace PVK-2 scientific equipment block of “Obstanovka” (Environment) experiment along the handrails to the service module between the 1st and the fourth stabilization planes of the service module.

-To reinstall TM/TS monoblocks and SVPI from MPAC&SEED science equipment truss on the transfer beam, to demount the main truss and replace it with the transfer beam (between the first and the second stabilization planes of the service module).

In the framework of “Test” space experiment Alexpander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev   will take samples on the surface of #2 ISS illuminator in the fourth stabilization plane of the service module.

This spacewalk will be the first one for Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev. The rest of the crew including Roscosmos cosmonaut Maksim Surayev, astronauts Steven Swanson, Reid Wiseman (NASA) and Alexander Gerst (ESA) will support them from the inside of the station.

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