NASA Space Station Status Report 17 November, 2022 – Russian Spacewalk Success

NASA Space Station Status Report November 17, 2022 – Russian spacewalk successful – SpaceRef

Cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin work on the exterior of the Rassvet module November 17, 2022 during the first of four Russian maintenance spacewalks scheduled before the end of the year.


Expedition 68 Commander Sergey Prokopyev and Flight Engineer Dmitri Petelin, both from Roscosmos, completed their spacewalk at 4:07 p.m. EST after 6 hours and 25 minutes.

Prokopyev and Petelin achieved their main goal, preparing a cooler on the Rassvet module for installation on the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module.

This was the third spacewalk of Prokopyev’s career and the first for Petelin. It was the station’s tenth spacewalk of 2022 and the 255th spacewalk for the assembly, maintenance and upgrade of the space station.

On-orbit status report

RS Activity Outside Vehicle (EVA) #55: During today’s EVA, FE-4 Sergey Prokopyev (EV1) and FE-5 Dmitry Petelin (EV2) performed a variety of tasks including preparing a cooler and airlock for installation on the Nauka Multi-Purpose Laboratory Module (MLM). The MRM2 hatch opened at 8:41 a.m. CT. The following tasks have been completed:

  • Installation of the STRELA adapter on A/L FRGF on MRM1
  • Remove 6 (six) radiator brackets
  • Bleeding nitrogen from the radiator hydraulic circuits
  • Installation of the holder on STRELA2
  • Installation of the Large Object Attachment System ([СККО]) on MLM

The phase transit time (PET) of this EVA was 6 hours and 25 minutes.


Combustion Integrated Rack/Solid fuel ignition and extinguishing (CIR/SOFIE): The crew gained access to the CIR and performed the necessary steps to remove and replace a faulty duct flow sensor. This is one of the components required to prepare the CIR/SOFIE system to support scientific operations. The CIR facility includes an optics bench, combustor, fuel and oxidizer controls, and five different cameras to perform microgravity combustion studies. SOFIE is a hardware deployment for the CIR that enables a wide range of solid matter combustion and firefighting studies.


Compound Specific Analyzer Combustion (CSA-CP) Checkout: Today the crew installed new battery packs in newly delivered CSA CPs, reset the internal clock and data logger for each monitor and allowed all units to degas in an open environment. The CSA-CPs are used to continuously monitor carbon monoxide levels in the ISS. The CSA-CPs can also provide real-time readings following a combustion event and subsequent clean-up efforts.

Columbus Centralized Cabin Filter (CCF) R&R: The crew replaced the High Efficiency Particulate Absorbing (HEPA) CCF in the Columbus Cabin Heat Exchanger (CHX). The CCF is a HEPA filter that cleans all the air entering the CHX. To control the proliferation of accumulated microbes, the filter has an in-orbit lifetime of one year.

Cygnus Cargo Transfer Operations and Cargo Dragon Prepack: The crew proceeded to offload scientific experiments, crew supplies, and hardware from the Cygnus NG-18 cargo vehicle. The crew is about to unpack Cygnus, which will eventually lead to crew activities to repack the vehicle with garbage and unwanted items from the ISS. At the same time, the crew also packed and prepared items for return in anticipation of the upcoming Cargo Dragon vehicle.

SpX-26 Dragon Rendezvous Review Computer-Based Training (CBT): Today the crew reviewed rendezvous and proximity operations, as well as videos of both nominal and non-nominal Dragon approaches. The crew also used Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) to verify docking target evaluation. CBT review activities are being completed as part of training and preparation for SpX-26’s arrival.

Completed activities of the task list:

Today’s ground activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • CCS SMCC data dump
  • WIS-Ops RFID-Off
  • Replace SOFIE sensor
  • ARS N3 TCCS activation
  • Restricted exercise video D/L

forward plan

Friday 18 November (GMT 322)

  • NanoRacks module 9 images


  • Transfer Cygnus Freight Operations
  • Configuration of the EVA tool
  • Verification of the robotic process
  • Review of POC DOUG software
  • SpX-26 Dragon Vehicle Operations CBT

Saturday 19 November (GMT 323)


Sunday 20 November (GMT 324)


Planned activities for today:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • Transfer Cygnus Freight Operations
  • SpaceX-26 Dragon Rendezvous Review CBT
  • ISS CREW/SSIPC Conference
  • EVA process print
  • Cold room Double Coldbag Icebrick Stow
  • COL1D1 Cargo Cleanup, Items Retrieval from PMM and Kubik Relocation.
  • Columbus central cabin filter R&R
  • Moved from Kubik to COL1D1 Rack Front and Restow
  • Solid fuel ignition and extinguishing MWA preparation
  • EHS – CSA-CP Checkout
  • On Board Training (OBT) conference after Rendezvous CBT review
  • Print robotic process
  • Solid fuel ignition and extinguishing channel flow sensor replacement
  • RS EVA-55 tasks
  • Charging the battery during flight maintenance (IFM).
  • Cargo transfer to Dragon
  • Inventory of the storage areas of FGB Plane One
  • Replace TangoLab-4 card cubes [Aborted]
  • Inventory Management System (IMS) Conference
  • Initiation of metal oxide (METOX) regeneration
  • Flight Director/ISS Crew Conference

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