International Space Station Live Coverage
HOUSTON – Space News – Russian Cosmonauts will leave the International Space Station (ISS) to install a pair of cameras this coming Friday. Expedition 38 Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency, will install photographic and scientific equipment on the hull of the space station. Their work is not related to a series of U.S. spacewalks to replace a faulty ammonia coolant pump on the orbiting laboratory.
NASA Television will air live coverage of a seven-hour spacewalk by two Russian members of the International Space Station crew beginning at 7:30AM EST Friday, December 27 2013.
Kotov and Ryazanskiy will exit the Pirs airlock at 8AM EST to install a pair of cameras on the Zvezda Service Module as part of a Canadian commercial endeavor designed to downlink Earth observation imagery and to refresh experiments.
The spacewalk will be the fifth in Kotov’s career and the second for Ryazanskiy. Kotov will be designated as extravehicular (EV) crew member 1 and Ryazanskiy will be designated as EV2. They both will wear Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripe markings.