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The astronauts on the ISS have successfully completed a spacewalk

NEW YORK, January 13. /Offset. TASS Ivan sawyers/. The members of the crew of the International space station (ISS) – NASA astronaut Robert Kimbro and a member of the European space Agency pesquet – successfully completed a spacewalk, they installed a new lithium-ion batteries on the external surface of the orbital complex. This was reported by the official representatives of the American space Agency.

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As noted by the broadcaster, NASA, astronauts were given six and a half hours for the surgery, but they did it in both essential and a few additional tasks faster – in about six hours. Kimbro, and the Sand returned to the ISS through the hatch of the Quest module, remove the suits, they hurried to help other members of the crew. For Kimbra this spacewalk was the fourth, and the Sand first .

Representatives from NASA said earlier that the astronauts installed on the outer surface of the orbital complex, three new lithium-ion rechargeable battery. In space Agency have indicated that they are connected and working fine. Three such devices were installed by astronauts on the 6th of January. The batteries were delivered to the ISS on 13 December 2016 Japanese cargo spacecraft H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV).

Old Nickel-hydrogen batteries, worked for about 10 years, translated into sleep mode. Some of them will be uploaded to the Japanese cargo ship, which is to undock from the ISS at the end of January.

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