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Spacewalkers toss nanosatellites into orbit, hook up bird migration monitor


Spacewalkers toss nanosatellites into orbit, hook up bird migration monitor Clad in pressurized spacesuits, two Russian cosmonauts headed outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and hand-released four tiny CubeSats and installed hardware for a German experiment to track animal migration. The 7-hour, 46-minute excursion by Russian flight engineers Oleg Artemyev and Sergey Prokopyev began at 1617 GMT (12:17 p.m. EDT) as they opened the hatch to the station’s Pirs airlock.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Aug 16)

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