A 6-hour, 30-minute spacewalk by Global area facility Commander Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Dan Tani will stay the outside outfitting associated with Harmony node with its brand brand new place at the U.S laboratory Destiny.
The spacewalk is planned to begin with at 6 a.m. EST from the U.S. airlock Quest saturday. As ended up being the situation within the Nov. 20 spacewalk, Whitson, the lead spacewalker, will wear the suit using the red stripes while Tani will likely to be in the suit utilizing the barber-pole stripes.
After making the airlock and starting equipment and tools, Whitson will remove, vent and stow an ammonia jumper, section of a cooling loop that is temporary. Eliminating permits connection associated with hookup associated with the permanent Loop B ammonia cooling cycle on a 2nd fluid tray from the place’s outside.
Tani meanwhile will configure tools, then eliminate two fluid caps to organize for connection of the cooling that is permanent B. Then he’ll relocate an articulated portable base discipline, that offers spacewalkers a location to secure their foot, through the U.S. laboratory Destiny’s port side towards the reduced face of this lab’s forward endcone.
Like in the Nov. 20 spacewalk, most of this outing is supposed to be indianbride dedicated to make use of a fluid tray, this time around Harmony’s Loop B fluid tray.