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Russian EVA-52, spacewalk to connect ERA manipulator of ISS.

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

Mon /April 18, 2022/ The ISS Expedition-67 Cosmonauts; Oleg Artemyev and Denis Matveev will exit the space station for the first time during the current expedition to the ISS (VKD No. 52), They will begin extravehicular activities by exiting the space-facing Poisk module of the station’s Russian segment.

This will be Oleg Artemyev's fourth extravehicular activity in his career, for Matveev - the first. The spacewalk is expected to last approximately 6 hours and 38 minutes. Artemyev will work in the Orlan-MKS spacesuit number 5 with red stripes, Matveev - in Orlan-MKS number 4 with blue stripes.

Commander Oleg Artemyev and Cosmonaut Denis Matveev, Photo: Roscosmos

The Extravehicular activities VKD-52 and 53 will be carried out in accordance with the schedule, the main goal of the work will be the preparation of the European ERA manipulator for operation on the Russian segment of the ISS.