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Russians in record spacewalk to deploy cameras on ISS

Dec 28 2013, 6:58am CST | by

Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) After the successful replacement of a faulty ammonia coolant pump module on Christmas eve by US astronauts, a pair of Russian cosmonauts wrapped up a record eight-hour spacewalk on Dec 27 - in a bid to install photographic equipment on the exterior of the International Space Station (ISS).

Washington, Dec 28 — After the successful replacement of a faulty ammonia coolant pump module on Christmas eve by US astronauts, a pair of Russian cosmonauts wrapped up a record eight-hour spacewalk...

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Russians in record spacewalk to deploy cameras on ISS

Dec 28 2013, 6:58am CST | by

Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) After the successful replacement of a faulty ammonia coolant pump module on Christmas eve by US astronauts, a pair of Russian cosmonauts wrapped up a record eight-hour spacewalk on Dec 27 - in a bid to install photographic equipment on the exterior of the International Space Station (ISS).

Washington, Dec 28 — After the successful replacement of a faulty ammonia coolant pump module on Christmas eve by US astronauts, a pair of Russian cosmonauts wrapped up a record eight-hour spacewalk on Dec 27 - in a bid to install photographic equipment on the exterior of the International Space Station (ISS).

Commander Oleg Kotov and flight engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy installed a pair of high-fidelity cameras as part of a Canadian commercial endeavour designed to downlink Earth observation imagery, said NASA in a press release.

They, however, had to remove them later due to an unspecified problem that prevented telemetry from being received on the ground by the Russian flight controllers.

In addition to their work with the two cameras, the spacewalkers also removed the Vsplesk experiment package and jettisoned it.

Vsplesk, installed during an Expedition 17 spacewalk in July 2008, was designed to monitor seismic effects using high-energy particle streams in the near-earth environment.

Kotov and Ryazanskiy replaced it with hardware for a more sophisticated earthquake-monitoring experiment, Seismoprognoz, which they attached to a Zvezda handrail.

Kotov and Ryazanskiy returned to the airlock for further analysis of cameras. The spacewalkers also were instructed to take detailed photographs of the electrical connectors mated earlier for additional review, the release added.

This spacewalk eclipsed the record for the longest Russian spacewalk set by Expedition 36 Flight Engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin, who conducted a 7-hour, 29 minute excursion Aug 16, added the release.

This was the 177th spacewalk in support of space station assembly and maintenance, totalling 1,115 hours, 44 minutes, and the 11th spacewalk this year.

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Apple replaces iPad Air that was destroyed by NASA Antares rocket shockwave

Oct 31 2014 11:31am CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

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Apple Replaces iPad Air That Was Destroyed By NASA Antares Rocket Shockwave

Oct 30 2014 4:08pm CDT | Source: Pad Gadget

Earlier this week, news reports came in that an unmanned rocket ship that was headed to the International Space Station with supplies for the crew exploded on takeoff. There were no human casualties, but one bystander off in the distance lost his iPad when the blowback of the explosion sent it into the swamp below. Out of the kindness of their hearts, staff at the victim’s local Apple Store decided that, although the tablet was not covered for such an accident, they would replace his iPad ...
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Apple replaces iPad destroyed by exploding NASA rocket

Oct 30 2014 7:50am CDT | Source: Cult of Mac

Yesterday evening, NASA’s unmanned Antares rocket exploded at launch above Wallops Island, Virginia, on route to dropping off supplies at the International Space Station. A lesser casualty of that explosion? One rocket watcher’s iPad, which was bl ...
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