Here is the latest episode in NASA’s Space to Ground weekly report on activities related to the International Space Station:
** Spacewalkers install rollout solar array outside space station – VideoFromSpace
NASA astronauts Josh Cassada and Frank Rubio installed a roll-out solar array outside the International Space Station on Dec. 3, 2022.
** Spacewalk with NASA Astronauts Josh Cassada and Frank Rubio – NASA
NASA astronauts Josh Cassada and Frank Rubio are conducting a spacewalk on Saturday, Dec. 3, to install an International Space Station Roll-Out Solar Array (iROSA) to augment power generation on the station’s starboard truss structure. This spacewalk is the first of a pair of spacewalks this month set to prepare the future deployment of additional solar arrays for the station. The spacewalk is scheduled to begin at 7:25 a.m. EST (12:25 UTC) and last about seven hours.
Cassada (wearing the suit with red stripes) and Rubio (wearing the unmarked suit) are part of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission, which arrived at the station on Oct. 6, 2022. This is the second spacewalk for both astronauts.
** Ground Control Team Ready for One Spacecraft’s Return After Two Spaceships Dock at Space Station – CCTV Video News Agency
China’s space flight control team is ready for addressing technical challenges in the return of Shenzhou-14 mission crew posed by two spaceships docked at the space station at the same time, according to the team.
** China’s Shenzhou-14 Manned Spaceship Separates from Space Station Combination – CCTV Video News Agency
The Shenzhou-14 crew left China’s space station core module Tianhe on Sunday for their journey back to Earth and the spacecraft successfully separated from the core module at 11:01 Beijing Time, according to the China Manned Space Agency.
** Shenzhou-14 Manned Space Mission Completed with Astronauts Returning Safely – CCTV Video News Agency
The Shenzhou-14 manned space mission has been successfully completed after the return capsule of the spacecraft landed safely at the designated site in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Sunday.
** China’s Third & Final Space Station Module – Dongfang Hour – YouTube [Posted in October]
In this episode, we get into the details of the Mengtian module’s capabilities. Mengtian is the third and final component of China’s 60-ton space station. It will launch on October 31 2022, an event that I will be covering with a live stream.
** The New Space Race: China vs USA in Space Construction – Gateway Spaceport LLC
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Currently, live views from the ISS are streaming from an external camera mounted on the ISS module called Node 2. Node 2 is located on the forward part of the ISS. The camera is looking forward at an angle so that the International Docking Adapter 2 (IDA2) is visible. If the Node 2 camera is not available due to operational considerations for a longer period of time, a continuous loop of recorded HDEV imagery will be displayed. The loop will have “Previously Recorded” on the image to distinguish it from the live stream from the Node 2 camera. After HDEV stopped sending any data on July 18, 2019, it was declared, on August 22, 2019, to have reached its end of life. Thank You to all who shared in experiencing and using the HDEV views of Earth from the ISS to make HDEV so much more than a Technology Demonstration Payload!
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