Russian cosmonauts complete spacewalk to relocate experiment airlock
Spacewalkers vent coolant lines and mate cables outside space station
Rubins and Noguchi assemble solar array support fixtures outside space station
Astronauts complete spacewalk to prep for station power system upgrades
Spacewalkers upgrade station cameras, complete battery work
Astronauts Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover floated back outside the International Space Station Monday and completed solar array battery replacement work that began four years ago. They also installed three new video cameras and made preparations for upcoming work to install new roll-out solar blankets to upgrade the lab’s power system.
Balky connectors prevent full activation of European experiment platform
Two astronauts working outside the International Space Station Wednesday installed a European Space Agency data relay antenna and connected four of six cables to partially power a new ESA experiment platform. They also removed two solar array handling fixtures to clear the way for a future power system upgrade.
Spacewalkers prep for arrival of new Russian module
Spacewalkers prep space station for future upgrades
Space station commander Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken floated back outside Tuesday for their fourth spacewalk in less than a month, completing preparations for future upgrades including the eventual installation of an airlock that will allow commercial experiments to be moved into and out of vacuum as required.