New walk outside the ISS for Thomas Pesquet: which mission after Wednesday’s events?

Space – French astronauts will complete their second mission in five days outside the International Space Station this Sunday. With Wednesday’s release, the operation will include the installation of a new solar panel.

We take that and start all over again. French astronaut Thomas Pesquet is due to conduct a spacewalk this Sunday, the second after Wednesday, that can only be partially completed due to a series of events. This new mission, as before, will involve the installation of a latest generation solar panel, called IROSA, outside the International Space Station (ISS) with the aim of increasing the energy generation capacity of the laboratory. The operation will begin around 2 pm (Paris time) and should last 6 hours 30 minutes. It will be broadcast live and in French on Web TV (Channel 2) of the European Space Agency (ESA).

all info info

Thomas Pesquet in Space

read also

First mission punctuated by various events

During Wednesday’s outing, the mission had to be temporarily halted following a problem in the transmission of data to monitor the condition of fellow American astronaut Shane Kimbrough’s spacesuit. The latter had to return to the station’s airlock and perform a reset before exiting. Meanwhile, Thomas Pesquet was waiting for him, his legs hanging from a robotic arm. The mission finally resumed, but a precious hour was lost. Then a technical problem also arose during the deployment of the solar panel which had to be installed by two people.

on video

Pesquet in space: harder than expected first walk

READ  A unique experience to discover this summer

“Before the new panel can be deployed and begin supplying power to the orbiting laboratory, the astronauts need to plug and drive the power cables in the last two bolts to allow the solar panel to be fully deployed. will be required.”NASA said on its website. If they had some time left, both astronauts could take care of it. Otherwise, it would be necessary to consider a third spacewalk to complete the mission. If so, Thomas Pesquet would be equal to French astronaut Philippe Perrin in the number of spacewalks during a mission, which is currently three.

on the same subject

The Most Read Articles

New stormy wave on this Sunday: 23 departments in orange alert

VIDEO – Floods, torn roofs, big hail… France was swept away by a severe storm

Washing machine, badly parked car, pedometer: the elements that shook Jubillar

Rats and spiders attack Australia: phobic, don’t watch this video!

New contaminant: is the vaccine effective against COVID-19?

logo lci
Defends the ambition of information
freehandjob
verified and accessible to all thanks to the income of
Publicity .

You can “change your preferences” and accept all cookies to help us maintain this free service.

You May Also Like

About the Author: Tad Fisher

Prone to fits of apathy. Music specialist. Extreme food enthusiast. Amateur problem solver.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *