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ISS crew:

Commander -
Oleg Kononenko
Flight engineers:
David Saint-Jaques
Ann McClain
Ovchinin Alexey
Nick Hague
Christina Koch


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Spacewalk on May 29

May 29, 2019

Taking place on May 29, 2019 will be a spacewalk by Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Alexei Ovchinin. They are to perform a number of activities to install equipment on the outer surface of the International Space Station.

The egress hatch on the docking compartment Pirs will be opened at 18:44 Moscow Time. The planned duration of crew activities in open space is about 6 hours.

The spacewalk will be dedicated to the 85th anniversary of Alexei Leonov, the man who made the first step into the unknown and found himself one on one with the infinity of space. On March 18, 1965, Alexei Leonov made the first spacewalk from Voskhod-2 spacecraft.

Main tasks:

  • installation of a handrail bridge between Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM-2) and the Functional Cargo Block Zarya (FGB): the objective is to establish the shortest translational path for the crew during extravehicular activities between modules MRM-2 and FGB;

  • dismantling an adapter with brassboard sensors from handrail 6005 of MRM-2: to achieve 370 days of life in orbit for manned spacecraft Soyuz MS one needs to make sure that thermometers 228 can provide no less than 13,320 hours of guaranteed life.

  • dismantling exposure facilities Test #15 and #16 on the Poisk module: performing chemical, toxicological and microbiological analysis of the samples, exposed on the outer surface of the Russian Segment of the International Space Station;

  • cleaning the outer surfaces of the glass panels of the egress hatch window on the Poisk module: cleaning the outer surfaces of the glass panels of the window and performing chemical, toxicological and microbiological analysis of the cleaning surface of the cleaner;

  • removing panels #1 and #2 of the space experiment Endurance: exposure of samples of materials for space applications under load and unloaded to spaceflight environments;

  • re-orienting an instrument belonging to the unit for monitoring pressure and deposition of contaminants on the Poisk module;

  • removing a roll of cloth from handrail 2312 SM: performing chemical, toxicological and microbiological analysis of the towel after its exposure to space environment. Analyzing the state of the material of the towel;

  • taking wipe samples in the vicinity of the SM valves -15, -39 within the framework of space experiment Test: performing chemical, toxicological and microbiological analysis of the samples, taken from the outer surface of the Russian Segment of the International Space Station;

  • disconnecting cables and dismantling measuring units -1 from -1 and -2 from -2 of space experiment Obstanovka with subsequent disposal by the push-away method.

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July 20, 2019
The launch of LV Soyuz-FG with SC Soyuz MS-13 is planned
April 4, 2019
LV Soyuz-2.1a with CV Progress MS-11 is launched

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