Spacesuit issue forces early end to Russian astronaut Oleg Artemyev’s space walk

A spacesuit problem forced an early end to Russian astronaut Oleg Artemyev’s spacewalk

Oleg Artemyev was nearly three hours into his six-hour spacewalk when the battery voltage in his spacesuit began to drop.

One of two cosmonauts working outside the International Space Station returned safely to the laboratory’s airlock on Wednesday after an electrical problem with his space suit forced Moscow’s ground control to end a routine spacewalk early, US and Russian officials said.

Oleg Artemyev was nearly three hours into a six-hour spacewalk when the voltage level in his spacesuit’s battery began to drop, prompting flight controllers in Moscow to order the cosmonaut’s immediate return to the space station’s airlock.

“Oleg, drop everything and come back,” urged Flight Controller Artemyev from Mission Control in Moscow, as heard on a live ground-to-ground audio broadcast. “Drop everything and start heading back now… Go back and connect to the station’s power.

Artemyev returned to the airlock and connected his suit to power the space station.

Russian flight controllers decided to end the spacewalk early once Denis Matveev, the second cosmonaut to make the ascent, put the robotic arm they had upgraded back into position.

Artemyev “was never in any danger,” NASA spokesman Rob Navias said.

The space station, a football-field-sized research laboratory in low Earth orbit, has housed international crews of astronauts for more than two decades, with Russia, the United States, Japan, Canada and the European Space Agency among the lab’s primary users. .


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