NASA will be providing live coverage of an upcoming spacewalk scheduled for Wednesday, October 25th. During this mission, two cosmonauts from Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, will venture outside the International Space Station (ISS) to perform various tasks.
Expected to last up to seven hours, this spacewalk will primarily focus on the installation of communications hardware and the inspection of certain areas of the orbital complex. Cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai Chub will specifically be responsible for setting up a synthetic radar communications system and releasing a nanosatellite for solar sail technology testing. Additionally, they will inspect and photograph an external backup radiator on the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module, which recently suffered a coolant leak on October 9th.
The mission holds great significance as it marks the 268th spacewalk in support of space station assembly, maintenance, and upgrades. For Kononenko, this will be his sixth spacewalk, while Chub will experience his very first.
Excitingly, viewers will have the opportunity to watch the entire spacewalk unfold through NASA Television, the NASA app, or the agency’s website. Coverage will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. EDT, so be sure to tune in to witness this remarkable feat.
For those seeking more in-depth coverage, the space station’s official blog, Instagram, Facebook, and X platforms will provide breaking news, stunning images, and engaging features related to the spacewalk.
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