Veteran spacewalkers Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold, both with prior experience working outside the International Space Station, are set for a six-and-a-half-hour excursion on March 29 to complete a series of outfitting and repair tasks on the exterior of the U.S. Segment. The 209th EVA in ISS Assembly, Maintenance & Upgrades has the primary objective of expanding the Space Station's external WiFi network for an upcoming ecosystem-sensing instrument arriving later this year. Additional EVA objectives include the removal of a pair of ammonia hosts to return to the ground for leak inspection and the replacement of a camera group on the Station's truss that lost its ability to pan and tilt.
|Date: March 29, 2018||EVA Objectives:|
|EVA Start: 12:10 UTC||Node 3 External Wireless Antenna Install|
|Airlock: Quest||P1 Truss Ammonia Jumper Remove (P1-3-2 RBVM)|
|EVA Duration: 6 Hours & 30 Minutes||CP8 Camera Group Replacement|
|ISS Expedition 55||S0 Ammonia Jumper Relocate to ESP-1|
|EV-1 Drew Feustel||APFR Relocate to ESP-1|
|EV-2 Ricky Arnold||Bolt Preps on ESP-2|