Second spacewalk – replay

UPDATED with replay

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough will venture outside the International Space Station to install a new computer and disconnect a docking adapter to allow its move to a new location.

They will spend most of the spacewalk working separately, with Thomas inspecting the Station’s radiator and maintaining the Dextre multipurpose robotic hand.

Shane will be wearing a spacesuit with red stripes, while Thomas will wear a spacesuit without stripes. Shane helmet camera view will have number 18 with Thomas' helmet camera number 20.

Watch a replay below and follow @esaspaceflight on Twitter for updates.

 

Details about the spacewalk are available in this blog entry. A rough schedule for the day is below, times in GMT:

Time Shane Thomas
10:30 Preparation Preparation
12:00 Hatch open Hatch open
12:30 Install computer Inspect radiator
14:00 Disconnect mating adapter Maintain robotic hand
15:00 Replace camera light  
17:00 Extra tasks if time allows Extra tasks if time allows
17:30 Clean up and return to airlock Clean up and return to airlock
18:00 Spacewalk ends Spacewalk ends

An acronym cheat-sheet for terms you might hear while following the spacewalk:

EVA Extra Vehicular Activity or spacewalk
EV1 Shane Kimbrough
EV2 Thomas Pesquet
Quest The airlock Thomas and Shane will use to exit and return to the Space Station
P1 truss A part of the Space Station where Thomas will inspect the cooling system
S0 truss A part of the Space Station where Shane will install a new computer and Thomas will work on the robotic arm.
VE Japanese camera units that Shane will retrieve
EPIC MDM The computer Shane will replace (Enhanced Processor & Integrated Communications Multiplexer/Demultiplexer)
Node-3 A module on the Space Station that currently has the docking adapter Shane will uncouple, also called Tranquility
MLI Multiple Layer Insulation that protects the cooling system Thomas will work on
SPDM Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator, the robotic arm Thomas will work on
LEE Latching End Effector, the tip of the robotic arm that needs lubricating
PMA-3 Pressurized Mating Adapter-3 the docking adapter Shane will uncouple so it can be moved
R&R Replace and Repair – replacing a unit with a new one
WFI Worksite Interface
RBVM Radiator Beam Valve Module, the cooling system Thomas will inspect for leaks
BLT Ballscrew Lubrication Tool, that Thomas will use to grease the robotic arm
APFR Articulating Portable Foot Restraint, a platform Thomas will stand on during the spacewalk to work with his hands free
Bootie A protective cover over connections, Thomas removed these on the cooling system to inspect underneath

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