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.

More from this category:
February 11, 2015

Under the contract with European Arianespace Company Russia will deliver 13 Soyuz-ST boosters to be launched from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana by 2019, –…

full story
April 24, 2015

Roscosmos plans 10 launches from vostochny spaceport for 2025, – as stated in Russian Federal Space Program draft for 2016-2025. In 2018 cargo vehicle Progress-MS…

full story
April 9, 2014

Today, on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Progress M-23M cargo vehicle will be launched to the ISS by Soyuz booster from Baikonur spaceport, – Mission Control…

full story
September 5, 2014

On September 4, 2014 main (Alexander Samokutyayev, Roscosmos, Elena Serova, Roscosmos, Barry Wilmore, NASA)  and back-up (Gennady Padalka, Roscosmos, Mikhail Korniyenko, Roscosmos, Scott Kelly, NASA)…

full story
August 6, 2014

53 years ago Soviet cosmonaut German Titov performed the spaceflight lasting for 24 hours for the first time in World history. On August 6, 1961…

full story
January 30, 2014

According to Eurockot company responsible for launch services with the help of Rokot booster European Space Agency (ESA) made arrangements about Sentinel-5p launch by this…

full story
March 11, 2019

In the morning of March 10, at the site № 254 of the Baikonur cosmodrome in accordance with the pre-launch preparation plan, the main crew…

full story
May 31, 2019

The “Proton-M” carrier rocket with the “Breeze-M” upper stage, launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome on May 30 at 20:42 (Moscow time), successfully delivered the “Yamal-601”…

full story