Russian cosmonauts successfully completed their work in open space

Mission Control Center (Korolev), August 17 — RIA Novosti.

Cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin completed the work within the spacewalk by Russian program, successfully completing all tasks of this release, and returned safely on board the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS), told RIA Novosti the Moscow Mission Control Center (MCC) TsNIIMash.


The astronauts had to finish out at 01.19 MSK Saturday, but a return to the ISS had to be delayed because of the large amount of time spent on the cabling for the power system of the Russian multipurpose laboratory module (MLM).

For Yurchikhin it was the seventh spacewalk in a career for Misurkin — second. These astronauts were already working on the outside of the ISS in June this year.

During his time at the ISS Jurchihin Misurkin and paved the cables for the power supply system of the Russian multipurpose laboratory module (MLM) from the U.S. segment of the ISS to the Russian segment of the station. MLM Launch is scheduled for later this year with the help of rocket "Proton-M" from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The astronauts also paved the cable network by deploying Ethernet-Technology for MLM.

In addition, Jurchihin and Misurkin panel set number 2A space experiment "Endurance" on the Functional Cargo Block (FGB) "Dawn". This experiment aimed at investigating the influence of space on the mechanical properties of various materials. The astronauts also installed soft hand grips, on which the crew can move, moving along the outer surface of the ISS during spacewalks. Grab bars have been installed from the service module "Zvezda" to the module MIM-2 "Search" and from the FGB "Zarya" to the MIM-2.

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