Space Station Info :: Expedition

Expedition 40 Update: Aug. 19, 2014

New Flock of Mini Satellites Launched From Station, Crew Packs Spacewalk Gear

The launch of more miniature satellites and cleanup activities following Monday's Russian spacewalk were the focus of activities Tuesday aboard the orbiting International Space Station.

Expedition 40 Update

The station's six-man Expedition 40 crew began the day a bit later than usual, waking up at 6 a.m. EDT rather than the usual 2 a.m. reveille after an extended workday Monday to conduct a 5-hour, 11-minute spacewalk. During that excursion, Flight Engineers Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev manually deployed a Peruvian nanosatellite and installed and retrieved science packages on the station's exterior.