Date: 8 months ago   Category: Space

The Russian astronauts will leave in space in new space suits - RIA Novosti, 8/14/2018


MOSCOW, 14 Aug — RIA Novosti. The Russian astronauts Oleg Artemyev and Sergey Prokopyev will use both new space suits of "Orlan-MKS" during the forthcoming extravehicular activity, Roskosmos.© of RIA Novosti RIA Novosti Kudenko reports on Tuesday to Pass into an image bank Roskosmos has presented eight new космонавтовВыход is planned at 19:05 Moscow time on August 15. "Oleg Artemyev and Sergey Prokopyev will execute an exit out of borders of the space station in space suits of new generation of "Orlan-MKS" — it is said in the statement. It is noted that for Artemyev it will be already the third extra ship activity, and for Prokopyev — the first. A main objective of an exit — installation of the equipment of the Russian-German experiment on monitoring of migrations of wild animal ICARUS. Besides astronauts should launch manually into an orbit four nanosatellites — two Tanusha satellites of the Kursk Southwest university and two educational centers "Sirius" of the device SiriusSat No. 1 and No. 2 developed by pupils. Also Artemyev and Prokopyev will take away about the surfaces of the station of the device exhibits of an experiment "Test" established in August, 2017. After that "traps" of cosmic dust will deliver to Earth for studying. In eight years of carrying out an experiment it has been established that "the surface of the ISS can be the temporary keeper of biomaterial of extraterrestrial origin".

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