After the success of US EVA-44, a second EVA took place on Oct 10, 2017. US EVA-45 was dedicated to lubricating the hardware and replacing an exterior camera outside the station.
As usual, my ISS 1:100 scale paper model and paper astronauts were used for this demonstration. Each real EVA is a challenge and demonstrating it on a paper model is no exception.
US Crewmembers: Randy Bresnik (EV1 – red stripes) and Mark Vande Hei (EV2 – no stripes)
High Pressure Nitrogen Tank latch reconfiguration
After exiting the Quest Airlock, EV1 performed its first task to reconfigure a latch on a High Pressure Nitrogen Tank outside the Airlock.
Once the latch was reconfigured, EV1 positioned a foot restraint on the side of the Destiny Lab module for PFCS rotation on ESP-1.
Meanwhile, EV2 headed to his P1 truss worksite.
This EVA task is the only real change on the ISS paper model. The following photos explain how it was done.
ETVCG CP-9 replacement
MBS camera lens replacement
Removing hand rails on Node 3
EV1 then headed to Node 3 in order to remove hand rails for a future installation of Enhanced Wireless Antennas.
MLI removal on ELC-1
A get ahead consisted on removing an MLI (Multilayer insulation blanket) on a spare Battery Charge/Discharge Unit (BCDU) on the ELC-1 pallet.
The EVA concluded after 6 hrs and 26 mins.
NEXT: US EVA-46