On Sep 1, 2016 the day that spelled calamity for SpaceX as its Falcon 9 Upgraded booster, laden with Israel’s Amos-6 communications satellite, suffered a catastrophic failure during fueling at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Fla, a pair of astronauts smoothly performed a lengthy EVA outside the ISS.
Expedition 48 space walkers Jeff Williams (EV1) and Kate Rubins (EV2) spent 6 hours and 48 minutes retracting and securing the Trailing Thermal Control Radiator (TTCR) and tending other important tasks.
Designated US EVA-37, it followed on the heels of the highly successful US EVA-36 on August 19, during which Williams and Rubins installed the IDA-2 on the PMA-2.
TTCR status since Nov 2012 when it was redeployed due to ammonia leak from late 2006. During US EVA-33 in Nov 2015, Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren were able to retract it but ran out of time and encountered problems leaving the TTCR fully deployed again.
The following photos demonstrates the US EVA-37 spacewalk using my ISS papermodel and astronauts.
This is the end of the Portside truss showing the extended TTCR which is the main task to complete for this EVA. Ground control configured the end of the Portside truss to face forward following the flight direction of the station for a better view.
The main task has been completed. Now on to replacement light for Camera Group 9 and adding a High Definition Camera.
As Williams worked on the CG9 light, Rubins returned to the SARJ (Solar Alpha Rotary Joint) location to perform a visual inspection of the area.
The US EVA-37 has been successfully completed.
EVA37TTCR P6 TTCR retracted with cover 1:100 scale