The Expedition 69 crew is constant to unpack a U.S. cargo craft earlier than it fires engines to reboost the International Space Station on Friday. The orbital residents are additionally persevering with their science and upkeep actions whereas cleansing up the day after a spacewalk.
NASA astronauts Frank Rubio and Stephen Bowen continued unpacking a few of the a number of tons of science and supplies nonetheless packed contained in the Cygnus area freighter on Thursday. Cygnus may even fireplace it engines on Friday reboosting the orbital outpost. This may elevate the station to the proper altitude for the upcoming arrival of a Roscosmos cargo craft in two weeks. The station may even be within the correct phasing for a Soyuz crew swap mission deliberate in mid- to late September.
Rubio additionally opened up the Combustion Integrated Rack to troubleshoot the pc electronics inside. Bowen monitored his blood pressure all through the day and swapped samples within the Microgravity Science Glovebox for a space manufacturing study.
NASA Flight Engineer Woody Hoburg spent his day on inflight upkeep as he changed charcoal filters within the Harmony module and loaded new software program on a pill pc. UAE (United Arab Emirates) astronaut Sultan Alneyadi organized meals luggage, helped Rubio unload the Cygnus cargo craft, then lastly changed window scratch panes within the cupola.
Commander Sergey Prokopyev and Flight Engineer Dmitri Petelin are cleansing their Orlan spacesuits and stowing spacewalking gear following Wednesday’s spacewalk. The duo spent six hours and 35 minutes within the vacuum of area putting in orbital particles shields and relocating a transportable workstation on the Roscosmos phase of the area station.
Flight Engineer Andrey Fedyaev is returning the European robotic arm (ERA) to its stowage configuration on the Nauka science module. Fedyaev commanded the ERA throughout Wednesday’s spacewalk shifting the workstation from the Rassvet module to Nauka and testing its capacity to maneuver a spacewalker with Prokopyev connected for the primary time.
The Roscosmos trio received a late begin on Thursday after sleeping in following a very good night time’s relaxation. Throughout their cleanup actions, Prokopyev and Petelin additionally referred to as all the way down to mission controllers to debate the day before today’s spacewalk actions.
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