Chen and Liu were tasked with using a robotic arm to install new instruments outside Tiangong – adjusting the panoramic camera (and other operations). The two Chinese Cosmonauts were scheduled to stay outside for around seven hours – according to the Agency.
It was the first time Chinese Cosmonauts have used the Wentian Space Lab’s ‘Airlock Cabin’ to make preparations for a successful spacewalk!
Crew members of previous flights used the ‘Airlock Cabin’ on the Tianhe Core Module to support spacewalks.
With this ‘new’ Airlock Cabin – the Tianhe module has become the backup support facility for future spacewalks.