June 6-7, 2007 S.P.Korolev RSC Energia – MCC-M,
Korolev, Moscow Region
International Space Station 15th Prime Crew (ISS-15) members consisting of Fyodor Yurchikhin (Commander, Test-Cosmonaut of RSC Energia after S.P. Korolev) and Oleg Kotov (Flight Engineer, Test-Cosmonaut of RGNII CTC after Yu.A. Gagarin) have conducted the second spacewalk on outside of the station Russian Segment scheduled by the Mission Program.
Cosmonauts have made the spacewalk wearing Russian space suits Orlan-M from Pirs docking department-module as part of the ISS Russian Segment. The module egress hatch was open on June 6 at 18 hours 23 minutes 40 seconds Moscow Time. The hatch was closed on June 7 at 00 hours 00 minutes 02 seconds Moscow Time.
Pirs module accommodates the platform carrying the equipment to conduct Biorisk-MSN experiment, Functional Cargo Unit Zarya was used to route and connect broad band link cable for high-rate data transmission between the ISS American and Russian Segments; extra debris panels designed to protect from meteoric debris were mounted on Zvezda Service Module. Cosmonauts took pictures of their work results and the ISS surface.
The works were performed under the lead of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia specialists.
Staying inside the ISS, NASA astronaut Sunita Williams (Flight Engineer-2 of ISS-15 crew) maintained support of Russian cosmonauts activities, monitored the ISS onboard system condition.
The Mission Program for the next day foresees crew rest, talks with specialists, downlink transmission of the photographs to the ground, as well as medical examination.
For reference: This spacewalk was the 23rd from the ISS Russian Segment.