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Spacewalk Success: Cosmonauts Install Debris Shields Outside the International Space Station

By NASA
August 10, 2023

Spacewalkers Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin are envisioned working outside the area station throughout the installation of an experiment airlock on the Nauka science module on May 3, 2023. Credit: NASA
This was the eighth spacewalk in Prokopyevs profession, and the sixth for Petelin. It was the tenth spacewalk at the station in 2023 and the 267th spacewalk for spaceport station assembly, upkeep, and upgrades.

Cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev rides the European robotic arm for the very first time throughout a spacewalk in this view from fellow cosmonaut Dmitri Petelins helmet web cam. Credit: NASA TV
Cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin completed a spacewalk outside the International Space Station, attaching particles shields to the Rassvet module and testing the European robotic arm. This significant Prokopyevs 8th and Petelins 6th spacewalk and the 267th spacewalk for station maintenance.
Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin concluded their spacewalk outside the International Space Station at 5:19 p.m. EDT on August 9 after 6 hours and 35 minutes. The spacewalk started at 10:44 a.m. EDT.
Prokopyev and Petelin attached three particles guards to the Rassvet module and checked the toughness of a work platform attached to the end of the European robotic arm connected to the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module. Prokopyev was using an Orlan spacesuit with red stripes, while Petelin was wearing the fit with blue stripes.