Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy conducted a spacewalk outside the International Space Station this morning, making a second attempt to install cameras for Urthecast — the Vancouver company that will provide live-streaming images of Earth from 370 kilometres above the surface.
The spacewalk began shortly after 9 a.m. Eastern Time and will continue for roughly six hours, as the two cosmonauts install the Urthecast cameras on the space station's Russian Zvezda service module. This is the second try at installing the cameras, after the first attempt on Dec. 27, 2013, ended with the cameras being brought back into the station to investigate why controllers were receiving no telemetry or data from them.
According to a NASA press release: "The expedition crew members performed troubleshooting on several cable connectors and now believe the problem has been solved."
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