U.S. EVA-49
Photo: NASA

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, 2018EVA Objectives:
EVA Start: 12:10 UTCNode 3 External Wireless Antenna Install
Airlock: QuestP1 Truss Ammonia Jumper Remove (P1-3-2 RBVM)
EVA Duration: 6 Hours & 30 MinutesCP8 Camera Group Replacement
ISS Expedition 55S0 Ammonia Jumper Relocate to ESP-1
EV-1 Drew FeustelAPFR Relocate to ESP-1
EV-2 Ricky ArnoldBolt Preps on ESP-2