Date: Sat, Jan 25, 2020 | 11:15 - 17:50 GMT | 12:15 - 18:50 CET
Type: ESA TV Live
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan will perfom the 4th spacewalk to service the cosmic-particle-hunting Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer.
These so-called Extra Vehicular Activities (EVA) are the most challenging since work to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
The previous EVAs have been successfull and now the Luca and Andrew should complete their tasks on AMS.
The full spacewalk will be relayed live via satellite and streamed on ESA Web TV from 12:15 CET (11:15 GMT). The astronauts should exit the airlock at 11:50 GMT and the EVA is planned for 6 hours.
The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is a sub-atomic particle detector that looks for dark matter, antimatter and measures cosmic rays - high energy particles that travel through space at close to the speed of light. But AMS was not designed for maintenance on orbit. The repair of the AMS’ cooling system will ensure that it can continue to provide more data and more groundbreaking science.
More information at: http://lucaparmitano.esa.int/
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