NASA astronauts to launch one of three scheduled spacewalks to repair ISS


New Delhi: NASA Astronauts on board the International Space Station, Randy Bresnik, and Mark Van Hei will be launched outside to put things in order outside the orbiting laboratory on Thursday, 5th of October.

Events that encourage the ISS maintenance and assembly are known as Spacewalks; these ‘walks’are looked forward to by enthusiasts of science and space with the commencement of launch of the expedition.

Of three spacewalks arranged for this month, this would be the first with Commander Bresnik spearheading all three

In a statement by NASA, Either of two Latching End Effectors (LEE) will on the robotic arm of the station, i.e., Canadarm2, be replaced by Vande Hei and Bresnik. One of the Canadarm2 mechanisms went through a stall of its latches in September. However, the operations of the planned station will suffer no effect from the problem.

Stored on the outside of the truss of the station is a spare LEE. Canadarm2 possesses two identical LEE’s employed in grappling visiting cargo and payloads, avail information and telemetry to the remaining Mobile Base System which is built in Canada and the extraordinary ability to from one location on the truss of the station to another walk.

At 8:05 am EDT approximately, each spacewalk is scheduled to begin, the walks may begin earlier depending on if the crew chooses to run ahead of plan.
This spacewalk will be Bresnik’s third and Van Hei’s first.