Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy will take part in an International Space Station, ISS, spacewalk to finish assembling two cameras and retrieve a science experiment. The spacewalk live stream, courtesy of NASA, begins at 8:30 a.m. EST on Jan. 27. For Kotov it will be his sixth spacewalk while it will be the third spacewalk for Ryazanskiy.
The Russian cosmonauts are scheduled to begin the spacewalk at 9:10 a.m. EST, notes NASA. Monday's spacewalk will be the first of 2014 and will finish what the cosmonauts started on the Dec. 27 spacewalk. During the seven hour spacewalk, a new record Kotov and Ryazanskiy were set to install two cameras as well as refresh several scientific experiments. The cosmonauts managed to install the cameras on the hull of the Zvezda Service Module, a main structural component of the Russian segment of the ISS. After installing the two cameras, a high-resolution camera and an image-only camera developed by the Canadian company UrtheCast, the cosmonauts had to remove the cameras after they failed to send signals to Earth.
After some troubleshooting, the glitch has been fixed, notes NASA, and Kotov and Ryazanskiy will install the pair of cameras during Monday's spacewalk. The cosmonauts will also remove an experiment package.
On Sunday, Kotov and Ryazanskiy were completing the final stages of preparation ahead of Monday's spacewalk. According to NASA, the cosmonauts completed a "dry run" to test the Russian Orlan spacesuits that will be worn during the spacewalk and studied the timeline for Monday's mission. This will be the 178th ISS spacewalk for assembly and maintenance.
The ISS live stream begins at 8:30 a.m. EST on Jan. 27 and can be viewed below.
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