Roscosmos EVA-54: Preparing for the operation of the European remote manipulator ERA.

Two Cosmonauts exit Poisk airlock hatch at 13:20 UTC

The Russian Cosmonauts of Expedition-67 during VKD-52 , Photo: Roscosmos

Wednesday /August 17, 2022/ The ISS Expedition-67 Cosmonauts; Commander Oleg Artemyev and Flight Engineer Denis Matveev will exit the space station for the first time during the current expedition to the ISS (VKD No. 54), They will begin extravehicular activities by exiting the space-facing Poisk module of the station’s Russian segment.


The spacewalk is expected to last approximately 6 hours and 44 minutes. Artemyev will work in the Orlan-MKS spacesuit number 5 with red stripes, Matveev - in Orlan-MKS number 4 with blue stripes.

During the exit on the outer surface of the Nauka multi-purpose laboratory module, the cosmonauts must install two elbow cameras on the manipulator and dismantle the starting rings from its two end effectors, move the external console and exercise test control of the manipulator with it, and also adjust the drives on the end effectors.

Given the time, Oleg Artemyev and Denis Matveev will have to change the frame with protective glasses on the video camera of one of the end effectors of the manipulator, mount the blocker on one cargo boom and open the other boom from the Zarya functional cargo block to the Poisk small research module.

This will be the 63rd Russian exit (54th planned) under the ISS project and the fifth in 2022. For Oleg Artemyev, he will be the seventh in his space career, and for Denis Matveev - the third. Since March 1965, 72 cosmonauts of the USSR and Russia have carried out 158 ​​exits in domestic space suits.


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