spacetoday.net: space news from around the web

Explore Mars event
ISS astronauts complete spacewalk
Posted: Fri, Nov 2, 2012, 6:33 AM ET (1033 GMT)
ISS EVA on 2012 November 1 (NASA) Two International Space Station astronauts venture outside the station for more than six and a half hours Thursday to support efforts to isolate an ammonia leak in a radiator. Suni Williams and Aki Hoshide completed their 6-hour, 38-minute spacewalk at 3:07 pm EDT (1907 GMT), working on a radiator on the P6 segment of the station's truss. The two rerouted ammonia coolant to a spare radiator to see if that stops a leak of ammonia that has been detected from that radiator. If the leak stops, station managers will decide whether to leave the system in place like it is or replace the faulty radiator; additional troubleshooting will be needed if the leak continues. The spacewalk was the seventh for Williams, whose 50 hours and 40 minutes of cumulative EVA time is the most for a female astronaut. Hoshide was on his third EVA, and 21 hours and 23 minutes of total spacewalk time is a record for a Japanese astronaut.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Control of Russian research satellite restored
Posted: Sun, Jul 27 2:07 PM ET (1807 GMT)

Delta 4 launch rescheduled for Monday
Posted: Sun, Jul 27 1:56 PM ET (1756 GMT)

GAO report warns SLS first launch date could slip
Posted: Fri, Jul 25 8:42 AM ET (1242 GMT)

news links
Monday, July 28
USAF Ready for New Geosynchronous Overwatch
Defense News — 6:24 am ET (1024 GMT)
Camden County manager to be part of space summit
Florida Times-Union — 6:23 am ET (1023 GMT)
Does Canada need its own rockets to launch satellites?
Postmedia News — 6:22 am ET (1022 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list