Soyuz and space station pictures, and what kind of flashlight?

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Soyuz and space station pictures, and what kind of flashlight?
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First guess was a Kroma or U2... but nope.  I'm clueless 

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I don't recognize the logo but I think it reads "XML" after that logo. Looks like a side clicky in the section his middle finger is on. Almost looks like the head and the switch sections are seperate. The back end is wierd too. It seems like it's got a secondary set of grip grooves after it starts tapering in from the first. 

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That's a training photo on the ground; here are some I grabbed a while back from video on orbit:

https://secure.flickr.com/photos/wossname/2734088616/sizes/o/in/photostr...

(look to me like incandescent 2xAA lights, likely M@g)

The ISS is another place I would not risk using lithium-ion batteries!   I did hear someone from the live stream a few days ago telling a researcher on the ground after putting in some AA cells to power the experiment, he noticed again that their (apparently often reused/swapped) AAs tested OK for voltage but often went flat as soon as  they were under load. 

Obviously they are swapping them around from one instrument to another as long as they can get use out of them.

I emailed the ZTS folks who said NASA does have some of their battery testers but they don't know if any are up on the Station.  Sounded like they need one.

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hank wrote:

That's a training photo on the ground; here are some I grabbed a while back from video on orbit:

https://secure.flickr.com/photos/wossname/2734088616/sizes/o/in/photostr...

(look to me like incandescent 2xAA lights, likely M@g)

The ISS is another place I would not risk using lithium-ion batteries!   I did hear someone from the live stream a few days ago telling a researcher on the ground after putting in some AA cells to power the experiment, he noticed again that their (apparently often reused/swapped) AAs tested OK for voltage but often went flat as soon as  they were under load. 

Obviously they are swapping them around from one instrument to another as long as they can get use out of them.

I emailed the ZTS folks who said NASA does have some of their battery testers but they don't know if any are up on the Station.  Sounded like they need one.

 

 

Sounds like for the weight of couple Eneloops and minicharger, you would keep a sack full of alkalines on the ground...

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It's of general interest.  Doesn't help with your specific question, but here's an inventory of IVA (InterVehicular Activity) tools and stuff.

http://paso.esa.int/3_Payload_Safety/JSC-28533%20RevE.pdf

Around page 100-102 is where they list portable lighting.  Someone definitely needs to advise NASA on lighting updates and the advantages to rechargables.

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No idea what kind of light that is. Any one know what kind of blade that was in pic 6?

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WastedNihilist wrote:

No idea what kind of light that is. Any one know what kind of blade that was in pic 6?

I would venture a guess that it's a Spetsnaz "survival blade"

Thanks for sharing the pics - they are provide a very good narrative to the mission.

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It's the older style blade without the saw back, chisel point or protractor on the side.  Just meant for chopping.

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It has an interesting blade shape. I might need one. These photos are very interesting.

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Yeah, I wouldn't mind having one myself.

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