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NASA Space Station Status Report 2 September, 2022 – Russian Spacewalk Completed

By SpaceRef Editor
Status Report
September 2, 2022
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NASA Space Station Status Report 2 September, 2022 – Russian Spacewalk Completed
Spacewalkers Oleg Artemyev (bottom left) and Denis Matveev (right) extend the Russian Strela cargo crane from the Zarya module toward the Poisk module following work on the European robotic arm.

Expedition 67 Commander Oleg Artemyev and Flight Engineer Denis Matveev, both of Roscosmos, concluded their spacewalk at 5:12 p.m. EDT after 7 hours and 47 minutes.

Artemyev and Matveev completed their major objectives, which included relocating an external control panel for the European robotic arm from one operating area to another and testing a rigidizing mechanism on the arm that will be used to facilitate the grasping of payloads. In addition, the duo extended a Strela telescoping boom from the Zarya module to the Poisk module.

Additional spacewalks are planned to continue outfitting the European robotic arm and to activate Nauka’s airlock for future spacewalks. The work on the European robotic arm will be used to move spacewalkers and payloads around the Russian segment of the station.

This was the eighth spacewalk in Artemyev’s career, and the fourth for Matveev. It was the eighth spacewalk at the station in 2022 and the 253rd spacewalk  for space station assembly, maintenance, and upgrades.

On-Orbit Status Report

Significant Items:

RS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #54A: Today, Oleg Artemyev (EV1) and Denis Matveev (EV2) performed RS EVA #54A with Sergey Korsakov supporting as the IV operator. Hatch opening occurred at 8:25 AM CT. The trio performed several tasks to configure and test the European Robotic Arm (ERA) for operations on the station’s Russian Segment. The final Phase Elapsed Time (PET) from today’s EVA was 7 hours and 47 minutes and the following tasks were completed:

  • Install platform with adapters on MLM [БТП] (Plane III)
  • Relocate and Connect EMMI to БТЛ3 Basepoint
  • Install gap spanners (2) on MLM [ПГО1] (Plane I)
  • Calibrate ERA End Effector-2 TRM Override
  • Remove MLI and LFM Ring from ERA End Effector-1
  • Perform R&R of ERA End Effector-1 CLU1 Protective Window
  • Calibrate ERA End Effector-1 TRM Override
  • Test ERA Operability using EMMI Control Panel
  • Install Retainer on Strela-1
  • Extend Strela-2 boom from FGB [ГА] to MRM2 (time permitting)

The following tasks were deferred from today’s EVA:

  • Jettison removed LFM Rings
  • Install Retainer on Strela-2 (time permitting)

ERA is currently in the following configuration:

  • End Effector-1 grappled to MLM БТЛ2 basepoint
  • End Effector-2 grappled to MLM БТЛ3 basepoint


Manufacturing Device (ManD): In response to unexpected print tray temperature readings seen previously, today the crew exchanged the current print tray for a new print tray. ManD enables the production of components on the ISS for both NASA and commercial objectives. Parts, entire experiments, and tools can be created on demand utilizing the ManD printer that is installed into an EXPRESS locker location.  ManD is capable of producing parts out of a wide variety of thermopolymers including engineered plastics.


Treadmill 2 (T2) Monthly Inspection: The crew completed a regular maintenance inspection to ensure the T2 exercise device is in good operational condition. The crew inspected all four Snubber Arms for any sign of free play as well as make any necessary adjustments to reduce the free play.

Life Support Rack and Oxygen Generation Assembly (LRS/OGA) Rack Preparation: Today, the crew demated LSR fluid and electrical umbilicals for LSR rack rotation and transfer starting on Monday. Also, the crew gathered the necessary hardware for the LSR/OGA rack swap.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

Today’s Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • Solar Alpha Rotary Joint (SARJ) Lock and Unlock
  • PRO LSG Facility Deactivation Commanding
  • HRF Rack 1 Rack Power Down Commanding

Look Ahead Plan

Saturday, September 3 (GMT 246)

  • Payload NAS Vent Clean


  • Crew Off-Duty Day

Sunday, September 4 (GMT 247)

  • LSG Ops


  • Crew Off-Duty Day

Monday, September 5 (GMT 248)

  • Fluidics, HRP Saliva/Blood Samples, JAXA USB Connection, LSG Cleanup, LSR/OGS Rack Swap, NRCSD-23 setup,  WiCo-2, XROOTS


  • Life Support Rack (LSR) Transfer LAB1P1 to NOD3AF
  • ISS USOS Food Search
  • Life Support Rack (LSR) Tie Down NOD2D2

Today’s Planned Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Cylinder Flywheel Evacuation
  • Treadmill 2 System (T2) Monthly Inspection
  • ISS HAM Kenwood Radio Power Down in Columbus
  • Swap SSC (Station Support Computer) 20 and 12 Swap
  • ESA Monthly Management Conference
  • EVA 54а Operations
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) ISS EveryWear (EVW) Nutrition Tracking
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) ISS EveryWear (EVW) Screenshots
  • Life Support Rack (LSR) Umbilical Demate
  • LSG Primary Crew Restraint Fold
  • LSG Secondary Crew Restraint Fold
  • LSG Work Volume Stow
  • Manufacturing Device Platform Exchange
  • LSR/OGA Rack Swap Pregather
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Down in Service Module
  • Field Strip to Restore Laptop Functionality
  • Virtual ATU Configure JEM
  • Water Recovery System CWC-Iodine Fill
  • CWC-Iodine Fill Teardown

SpaceRef staff editor.