It is the first of two spacewalks by Artemyev and Matveyev to configure the engine outside the Russian Noka multipurpose unit.
During their spacewalk on Monday, the couple will install and connect an 11.3-meter control panel. Robotic arm. The two will also remove the arm Protective covers and fender installation outside the Nauka unit.
This robotic arm will be used to help astronauts And transport all the items that need to be transported from the Russian part of the future space station.
Artemyev will be recognized in the Russian Orlan spacesuit with red stripes, while Matveev wears a spacesuit with blue stripes.
This is Matveyev’s first spacewalk and fourth veteran of Artemyev’s spacewalk.
This will be the fourth spacewalk outside the space station this year and 249th overall. Support the assembly, maintenance and development of the orbital laboratory.
During a second spacewalk on April 28, astronauts will remove the thermal blankets used to protect the robotic arm when it was launched last year along with the Nauka module. Matveev and Artemyev will also flex the joints of the robotic arm, release the restraints, and test its grip.
These are the first spacewalks that will focus on preparing the Nauka and the robotic arm for future use.
In response to a question about how geopolitical tensions with Russia affect life on the space station, NASA astronaut Dr. It’s been a “very team and friendly relationship here, and we work together,” Tom Marshbourne said during a news conference Friday.
He said the NASA crew and Russian cosmonauts regularly share meals and watch movies together.
“We depend on each other for our survival, it’s a dangerous environment,” Marshbourne said. This space station.
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