China News Agency, Beijing, December 27th (Ma Shuaisha) According to the China Manned Space Engineering Office, at 0:55 on December 27th, Beijing time, after about 6 hours, the Shenzhou 13 astronaut crew completed the For all the scheduled missions for the second exit, astronaut Zhai Zhigang and astronaut Ye Guangfu returned to the core module of Tianhe safely, and the exit activity was a complete success.
At 18:44 on December 26, Ye Guangfu successfully opened the node compartment door of the Tianhe core cabin.
Subsequently, Ye Guangfu and Zhai Zhigang were dressed in China's new-generation "Flying" extravehicular spacesuits at 18:50 and 19:37, respectively. They successfully exited from the node module of the sky and core modules. The stationed astronaut Wang Yaping cooperated. The ground-operated robotic arm supports two astronauts out of the cabin to carry out extravehicular operations.
This is the fourth time that Chinese astronauts have exited the space station stage.
This extravehicular activity successively completed tasks such as the elevation of panoramic camera C, the installation of foot stoppers for extravehicular operation points and related ergonomics verification, and the verification of carry-over transfer. At the same time, it further verified the core cabin airlock cabin, outer service, and machinery. The functional performance of the arm has further assessed the relevant technologies for exiting activities, the coordination of astronauts inside and outside the cabin, and the ability of space-to-earth coordination, and further accumulated experience for subsequent exiting activities.
The implementation of extravehicular operations is becoming the normal state of the Chinese space station stage missions.
In the future, Chinese astronauts will carry out more frequent and more complex exit activities to provide strong support for the smooth construction and stable operation of the space station.
In the follow-up, the Shenzhou 13 astronaut crew will put into the next phase of on-orbit missions to welcome the new year with a "feel good" state.
This will be the first time a Chinese astronaut has spent the New Year in space.