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Cosmonauts make repeat spacewalk for Canadian video venture

Published on Jan 28, 2014 7:34 AM
 
This NASA TV handout image shows Sergey Ryazanskiy (top, right)of the Russian Federal Space Agency, seen from the helmet camera of Expedition 38 Commander Oleg Kotov during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Jan 27, 2014. A pair of Russian cosmonauts floated outside the International Space Station on Monday in a second attempt to set up cameras for a Canadian space video venture. -- PHOTO: AFP

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (REUTERS) - A pair of Russian cosmonauts floated outside the International Space Station on Monday in a second attempt to set up cameras for a Canadian space video venture.

Station commander Oleg Kotov and flight engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy initially installed a telescope video camera and a medium-resolution still imager for Vancouver-based UrtheCast Corp during a December 27 spacewalk.

However, cabling issues prevented ground control teams from verifying if the imagers were receiving power, so Kotov and Ryazanskiy brought both back inside the station so ground control teams could try to resolve the problem.

On Monday, the spacewalkers tried again, this time with mixed results, in a live broadcast on NASA Television. The high-resolution video camera, which was mounted onto a swiveling platform, was transmitting signals as expected. The still imager was not.

 
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