Washington: Two Russian cosmonauts are good to go for a spacewalk to introduce equipment and science tests outside the International Space Station (ISS) Wednesday.

By, veteran flight engineers Yuri Malenchenko and Sergey Volkov will wear their spacesuits and way out the station’s Pirs airtight chamber at roughly 8:10 a.m. EST Wednesday, the second spacewalk for Expedition 46 in under a month.

A spacewalk on 15 January by Britain’s first official space traveler Tim Peake and American Tim Kopra was ended after a rise of water was found in Kopra’s head protector.

Their goals are to convey and recover a few investigation bundles on the Zvezda and Poisk modules and introduce gadgets called crevice spanners, which will be set on the body of the station to encourage the development of team individuals on future spacewalks.

The team, wearing Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes, are booked to work outside in their Russian Orlan spacesuits for around 5 hours and 30 minutes on planned support undertakings.

This will be the 6th spacewalk for Malenchenko and the fourth for Volkov.

In the interim, Tim Peake gathered and tried examples from water gadgets in the US and Russian fragments of the orbital lab. The examples will likewise be come back to Earth inside a Soyuz shuttle for further examination.

(Source: NASA)

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