Astronauts conduct spacewalk to replace already replaced robot arm camera…as NanoRacks new Kaber deployer later releases Krestel Eye IIM sat

by | Oct 23, 2017 | International Space Station, NASA, Seradata News

Astronauts Randy Bresnik and Joe Acaba made a six hour 49 minute spacewalk (US EVA-46) outside the ISS on 20 October 2017. The “Extra vehicular Activity” was for maintenance tasks including the installation of a new high definition camera, the replacement of a recently replaced camera on the robot arm whose light was not focussing, coupled with lubrication of the robot arm.  Acaba’s SAFER backpack reportedly malfunctioned
at 1707 GMT and he returned to the airlock while Bresnik finished the tasks. The airlock was depressurized at about 1144 GMT and repressurised at 1836 GMT – all times from Jonathan McDowell.

Update on 25 October 2017:  NanoRacks new Kaber deployer successfully released the Kestrel Eye IIM (KE2M) microsatellite from the International Space Station at 0945 GMT on 24 October 2017. Carrying 0.25m telescope and scanner for Earth imaging. Sponsored by the US Army and NASA the satellite is part of the Kestrel Eye programme to investigate the use of a fleet of small, medium resolution spacecraft to provide real time tactical intelligence to soldiers in the field. This satellite will also be used to investigate possible civilian uses, including natural disaster monitoring and meteorology.

The International Space Station (ISS). Courtesy: NASA

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