NASA is hosting a media conference at 4:30 p.m. EDT nowadays to debate this week’s 1st all-female spacewalk at the International artificial satellite. Audio of the conference can stream survive the agency’s web site.
Kenny Todd, manager of International artificial satellite Operations Integration, and Megan McArthur, deputy chief of NASA’s cosmonaut workplace, can sit down with and take queries from media regarding recent changes to the agency’s areawalk schedule and moving forward with efforts to upgrade the space station’s grid.
To participate in today’s conference, media should decision 281-483-5111 by 4:20 p.m. for dial-in info.
NASA astronauts Christina Robert Koch and Jessica Meir can venture outside the artificial satellite at 7:50 a.m. Thursday, Oct. seventeen or weekday, Oct. 18. Live coverage can begin at 6:30 a.m. on NASA tv and therefore the agency’s web site.
Space station managers have delayed 3 spacewalks antecedently regular for this and next week to put in new batteries so as to 1st replace a faulty battery charge/discharge unit (BCDU). The BCDU didn’t activate following the Oct. eleven installation of latest lithium-ion batteries on the area station’s truss. The 3 spacewalks antecedently planned to continue the installation of further lithium-ion batteries are rescheduled.
The BCDU failure has not compact station operations, safety of the crew, or the continued experiments aboard the orbiting laboratory, several in preparation for future human missions to the Moon and Mars. The station’s overall power provide, that is fed by four sets of batteries and star arrays, remains adequate for all operations. However, the faulty electromagnetic unit will forestall a collection of batteries put in earlier this month from providing enhanced station power.
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