by Staff Writers
Moscow (Sputnik) Jan 26, 2016
Russian cosmonauts will undertake a spacewalk on February 3 to get some practice fixing screen-vacuum thermal insulation onto the exterior of the International Space Station which is currently under repair in orbit, the Russian Mission Control Center said Monday.
Sergey Volkov and Yuri Malenchenko are expected to commence their spacewalk on February 3 at 16:10 Moscow time [13:10 GMT].
"The Restoration experiment is one of the important tasks... Its aim is to practice attaching a film thermal coating, securing screen-vacuum thermal insulation onto the surface to be repaired and operations that require film materials to bond during space flights," the center said.
The cosmonauts will also practice methods of detecting leaks and controlling the outer surface of the ISS.
The ISS program is a joint project involving five space agencies: the United States' NASA, Russia's Roscosmos, the European Space Agency, Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency and the Canadian Space Agency.
Source: Sputnik News
Station at NASA
Station and More at Roscosmos
S.P. Korolev RSC Energia
Watch NASA TV via Space.TV
Space Station News at Space-Travel.Com
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement|