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Russian cosmonauts have completed work behind ISS.. / July 28, 2010 /

Russian cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Mikhail Kornienko completed work for the ISS and returned to the station. It is reported by RIA Novosti.

In total, the Russians held in open space 6 hors, for 40 minutes longer than originally planned — and completed all scheduled tasks (formerly RIA Novosti reported that the yield began half an hour after the scheduled date and in any event should last six hours). The astronauts installed a new camera on the equipment bay of the Russian module Zvezda, as well as paved and connect the cable between the module Zvezda and Zarya, and the new Russian research module «Dawn» (also called MIM-1 — Small Research Module-1) .

The new camera should be fitted to the International Space Station was able to dock the European space vehicle ATV. So far, «Star» was equipped with old Russian camera, in which due to the impact of high energy particle was broken a few pixels. The new camera is more perfect and therefore should be better able to withstand adverse conditions of outer space.

Cabling between the modules was the final stage in the process of integration «Dawn» in the station. In the new module has five research locations for the scientific instruments. «Dawn» was delivered to the ISS U.S. shuttle Atlantis in May 2010. It is expected that the module will be fully ready for the next two months.

For 51-year Yurchikhin current EVA was the fourth, and Michael Kornienko, now 50, worked behind the station first.

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