Cosmonauts take a spacewalk to relocate hardware

STORY: During a six-hour excursion, engineers Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin of Roscosmos ventured outside the Poisk module, to help transfer and install an airlock to Nauka and deploy a radiator to provide module cooling.

According to Nasa, the airlock and the radiator attached to Rassvet were launched on space shuttle Atlantis STS-132 in May 2010.

The radiator and the airlock will be robotically transferred by ESA’s (European Space Agency) robotic arm - operated by cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev inside the orbital complex - on Nauka.