“Kimbrough and Pesquet switched their spacesuits to autonomous power at 7.42 a.m. ET, the spacewalk for the installation and deployment of new solar panels on the ISS began, it will last about six and a half hours,” NASA said on Twitter.
Earlier it was reported that on Wednesday, during the exit, due to problems with the spacesuit, American Shane Kimbrough, along with Frenchman Tom Pesquet, failed to complete all the tasks for installing and deploying the first of two new IROSA solar panels.
The two IROSA panels were delivered to the station by Cargo Dragon in early June. In total, it is planned to mount six such panels outside the American segment of the ISS to generate more electricity.