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Moscow (Sputnik) Sep 07, 2015
According to the first deputy general designer of Russia's RSC Energia spacecraft manufacturer, next spacewalk in the Russian ISS program is scheduled for February 2016.
The next spacewalk in the Russian ISS program is scheduled for February 2016, the first deputy general designer of Russia's RSC Energia spacecraft manufacturer said Friday.
"The next spacewalk in the Russian program is scheduled for February next year, the plan is now being developed," Vladimir Solovyev told reporters.
The spacewalks are an important part of the building and maintenance of the ISS.
The last ISS spacewalk was performed by Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko on August 10. The duo installed gap spanners on the hull of the station to facilitate the movement of crew members on future spacewalks, cleaned the portholes of the Russian module Zvezda and installed antenna fasteners on the module.
The ISS was launched on November 20, 1998. Fifteen nations are currently involved in the project, including Russia, the United States, Canada, Japan and eleven members of the European Space Agency.
Source: Sputnik News
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