Space repairs in 360° | Cosmic Kiss
Scientist, engineer, test subject and tradesperson – astronauts in orbit wear many different hats. In this 360° timelapse, ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer works to repair a faulty valve behind EXPRESS-Rack 3.
Water On-Off Valve 8 (WOOV-8), along with WOOV-6 and WOOV-7, determines whether the cooling water of Europe’s Columbus module flows through, or bypasses, the heat exchange system that transfers waste heat to downstream cooling circuits outside the International Space Station. The valve has been a problem child for ground teams and astronauts for the past few years and was first replaced during a complicated operation in 2013.
It was last replaced by ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet in October 2021, but continued issues led Matthias to try out a reserve valve to see if an unplanned conversion was possible. The operation was successfully completed on the real WOOV-8 in December 2021, and all involved breathed a sigh of relief.
Performing maintenance and repair tasks in weightlessness is especially difficult as astronauts have the added challenge of trying to hold themselves in position while turning a screw or securing a hatch. Watch Matthias carefully fold down the rack, set-up lighting and complete the task as you explore his workspace in 360°.
Matthias was launched to the International Space Station for his Cosmic Kiss mission on 11 November 2021. He will spend approximately six months living and working in orbit, supporting over 35 European and many more international experiments on board.
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What’s with his thong btw lol
Este local na sua primeira visita tem um cheiro muito ruim, um fedor peculiar é o que dizem os astronautas e cosmonautas. Fruto do suor 😓 pelos exercícios e banheiro, por mais que o ambiente seja limpo. Com o passar das horas todos vão se acostumando. Os especialistas vem aprimorando há anos para melhorar o banheiro e também a roupa para os exercícios necessários no espaço, afim de melhora o odor que tem sido um grande desafio para, principalmente para quem chega pela primeira vez. Aqui basta abrir uma janela mas lá.. hummm..
What is he repairing?
Like a Spiderman ! Amazing Feat !
Great video !
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I saw one small black piece of something flew across. I hope he saw that, too. 🤔
More of this please. But not so fast.
Thanks for sharing and for explaining the squaring of the circle of the Station! 🙂
good chroma effect.. it's better than nasa's
The hardest working man in space
,, lol ,, great 🧡👍👋
At 0:33 a little black piece goes astray. Should we be concerned?
Imagine "dropping" your screws
On Earth: Just look for it on the floor
In Space: Look for it in 3D space. It can be on top, at the bottom, or drifted into another chamber 20 meters away..