Members of the Russian crew of the International Space Station (ISS) Sergei Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin have completed five hours of extravehicular work. This was announced on the night of May 13 by Roskosmos.
It is noted that this time the cosmonauts completed their tasks an hour earlier than originally expected. They deployed an additional radiator-heat exchanger and integrated it into the Nauka module, as well as fixed two halyards on the ERA manipulator and two handrails between the Nauka and Prichal modules.
Prokopyev and Petelin went into open space at 18:47 Moscow time and spent 5 hours 14 minutes outside the ISS.To the sick ship: cosmonauts will practice descent on the emergency Soyuz MS-22 They will check whether it is possible to return to Earth on a vehicle with a damaged cooling system
research module “Poisk” and the transition compartment of the service module “Zvezda”, as well as charging the batteries of the space suits “Orlan-ISS”.
Earlier, on May 4, Prokopiev and Petelin completed a spacewalk, which lasted 7 hours and 11 minutes. In the course of the work, they, in particular, prepared the airlock for transfer: they undocked the communication cables with the Rassvet small research module, removed the cover of the screen-vacuum thermal insulation from the docking unit of the airlock, and carried out other work.
Currently, members of the 69th long-term expedition are at the station – Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev, Dmitry Petelin and Andrey Fedyaev. They will return to Earth in September on Soyuz MS-23. The crew is expected to spend at least 370 days in orbit, setting a new record for the ISS.