October 3, 2023

Cosmonauts Complete Spacewalk To Integrate Russian Prichal Module With Space Station

Cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov works to configure and activate the Prichal module throughout a spacewalk on January 19, 2022. Credit: NASA TELEVISION
Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov of Roscosmos concluded their spacewalk at 2:28 p.m. EST the other day after 7 hours and 11 minutes.
Shkaplerov and Dubrov finished their major objectives for the day to ready the brand-new Prichal module for future Russian checking out spacecraft. The cosmonauts installed hand rails, rendezvous antennas, a tv cam, and docking targets on Prichal, which instantly docked to the Nauka multipurpose lab module in November.
This was the first spacewalk this year and the 246th overall in support of spaceport station assembly, upkeep, and upgrades. Spacewalkers have actually now invested an overall of 64 days, 19 hours, and 37 minutes working outside the station.

This was the third spacewalk in Shkaplerovs career, who has actually now invested a total of 21 hours and 39 minutes spacewalking, and the 4th for Dubrov, bringing his total to 29 hours and 49 minutes of spacewalk time.
Extra spacewalks are prepared this spring to outfit a European robotic arm on the Nauka lab and to activate Naukas airlock for future spacewalk activity.

January 20, 2022