Friday, October 06, 2017


The following images, shot during a spacewalk outside the ISS, are the result of a cooperation between Russia Today, the Russian Space Agency, and spacecraft constructor Energia. Don't forget to use the clickwheel in the upper left corner!

Cosmonauts Sergey Ryazansky and Fedor Yurchikhin shot the video during a seven and a half hour spacewalk in August, during which they performed maintenance and launched mini satellites.

At about the 1:13 mark you see one cosmonaut launch a mini satellite byhand - it's probably safer to speak of a nanosatellite, since it doesn't look to weigh more than 10 kg. Since it looks rather long, I guess it doesn't fall under the CubeSat category, which are based on a 10 x 10 x 10cm cubic unit.


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