ISS - International Space Station patch.
February 16 at 18 h 31 min. Moscow at the International Space Station cosmonauts Shkaplerov Anton and Oleg Kononenko went into space and began the routine work of the Russian program.
The yield realized from the docking bay, "Pierce" in suits "Orlan-MK." To perform all assigned work for about six hours.
Cosmonauts Shkaplerov Anton and Oleg Kononenko spacewalk
During this time, the Russian cosmonauts must complete the transfer of cargo boom with docking module on the module MIM2, an experiment "Test" in the working chamber service module, as well as when there is sufficient time to complete install additional panels on the operating section of the service module, struts on the optional remote job service module and the power of exposure (experiment "Endurance") on the module MIM2.
For Anton Shkaplerova the first spacewalk. His colleague Oleg Kononenko has twice worked in the open space total of 12 hours and 15 minutes.
ISS Russian Spacewalk Coverage February 16, 2012
Hatch docking module "Pirs" closed - spacewalk successfully completed
Having worked in the open space 6 hours 15 minutes and flight engineers of the International Space Station (ISS), Russian Space Agency astronauts Shkaplerov Anton and Oleg Kononenko returned to the International Space Station.
During the exit (36th out of the Russian segment of ISS) in the EVA astronauts carried out the transfer of cargo boom GStM-1 with the docking module "Pirs" (SB-1) and install it on a small research unit "Search" to mount the module " Search "block exposure of samples to experiment," Endurance "and within the space experiment" Test "took samples from the surface of the working chamber service module" Zvezda ".
For Anton Shkaplerova this exit was the first, while his colleague Oleg Kononenko, third spacewalk.
The ISS crew continues to work 30/31 long expedition in the Commander Daniel Burbank (NASA), flight engineers Anton Shkaplerova (Roscosmos), Anatoly Ivanishin (Roscosmos), Oleg Kononenko (Roscosmos), Andre Cowper (ESA) and Donald Pettit (NASA .)
Images, Video, Text, Credits: Press Service of the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos PAO) / Energia / NASA / Translation: Orbiter.ch.