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U.S. SPACEWALK AT ISS (1 of 2), Jan 27, 2021, Earth orbit, 7:00 am ET

(NASA TV begins 5:30 am ET)

Two NASA astronauts, Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover, will conduct spacewalks at the International Space Station on January 27 and February 1, 2021.  Both will begin at about 7:00 am ET, with NASA TV coverage starting at 5:30 am ET.

According to a NASA press release:

The Jan. 27 spacewalk will focus on completing cable and antenna rigging for the “Bartolomeo” science payloads platform outside the ESA (European Space Agency) Columbus module. The duo also will configure a Ka-band terminal that will enable an independent, high-bandwidth communication link to European ground stations. After completing the upgrades on the Columbus module, Hopkins and Glover will remove a grapple fixture bracket on the far port (left) truss in preparation for future power system upgrades.

The Feb. 1 spacewalk will address a variety of tasks, including installation of a final lithium-ion battery adapter plate on the port 4 (P4) truss that will wrap up battery replacement work begun in January 2017. Hopkins and Glover will remove another grapple fixture bracket on the same truss segment, replace an external camera on the starboard truss, install a new high-definition camera on the Destiny laboratory, and replace components for the Japanese robotic arm’s camera system outside the Kibo module.


January 27
5:30 am - 11:00 pm