NASA Sets Live Coverage for Cosmonaut Spacewalk Outside Space Station

Cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko Spacewalk

Cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko is pictured in an Orlan spacesuit with red stripes during a spacewalk on December 11, 2018, to inspect the Soyuz MS-09 crew ship. Credit: NASA

On October 25, NASA will live stream a spacewalk by Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai Chub. They will install communications hardware, release a solar sail tech-testing nanosatellite, and inspect a previously leaking radiator on the ISS.

NASA will provide live coverage as two Roscosmos cosmonauts conduct a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Wednesday, October 25, to install communications hardware and inspect a portion of the orbital complex.

Coverage begins at 1:30 p.m. EDT on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website. The spacewalk is expected to begin at 1:55 p.m. and could last up to seven hours.

Expedition 70 cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai Chub will venture outside of the station’s Poisk module to install a synthetic radar communications system and release a nanosatellite to test solar sail technology. While outside the station, they also will inspect and photograph an external backup radiator on the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module that experienced a coolant leak on October 9.

The spacewalk will be the 268th in support of space station assembly, maintenance, and upgrades. It will be the sixth for Kononenko, who will wear the Orlan spacesuit with red stripes. It will be the first spacewalk for Chub, who will wear the spacesuit with blue stripes.

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