NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 1 December 2016

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The Progress 65 spacecraft is pictured at its launch pad Nov. 29 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Launch of the ISS Progress 65 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan occurred at 9:51 a.m. EST (8:51 p.m. Baikonur time). An anomaly occurred sometime during the third stage operation.

The Russian space agency Roscosmos has confirmed a Progress cargo resupply spacecraft bound for the International Space Station has been lost. The spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Thursday on a Soyuz rocket, but experienced an anomaly around six and a half minutes into its flight.

The Russian space agency Roscosmos has confirmed a Progress cargo resupply spacecraft bound for the International Space Station has been lost. The spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Thursday on a Soyuz rocket, but experienced an anomaly around six and a half minutes into its flight.

Six crew members living aboard the space station are safe and have been informed of the mission's status. Both the Russian and U.S. segments of the station continue to operate normally with onboard supplies at good levels.

The ISS Progress 65 cargo spacecraft launched on time from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 9:51 a.m. EST (8:51 p.m. Baikonur time). The first few minutes of flight were normal, but Russian flight controllers reported telemetry data indicating a problem during third stage operation. The Russians have formed a State Commission and are the source for details on the specific failure cause.

The spacecraft was not carrying any supplies critical for the United States Operating Segment (USOS) of the station. The next mission scheduled to deliver cargo to the station is an H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-6 from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on Friday, Dec. 9.

Cargo packed inside the Progress 65 included more than 2.6 tons of food, fuel, and supplies for the space station crew, including approximately 1,400 pounds of propellant, 112 pounds of oxygen, 925 pounds of water, and 2,750 pounds of spare parts, supplies and scientific experiment hardware. Among the U.S. supplies on board were spare parts for the station's environmental control and life support system, research hardware, crew supplies and crew clothing, all of which are replaceable.

On-Orbit Status Report

65 Progress (65P) Launch: 65P launched from the Baikonur, Kazakhstan Cosmodrome today at 8:51 am CST. Telemetry indicated that the 3rd stage separation occurred a little more than 2 minutes early. Telemetry over Russian Ground Sites (RGS) was lost earlier than expected. Communication with the vehicle was never reacquired with the vehicle. The 65P vehicle and all cargo is considered lost. A Russian State Commission will convene to investigate the anomaly.

Robotic External Leak Locator (RELL) Operations: Today, RELL checkout and demonstration continues with scans of the Port 1 Truss (P1) Truss Radiator Beam Valve Modules (RBVMs), and the P1 Ammonia (NH3). RELL is an instrumentation package that is maneuvered externally by the SSRMS/SPDM to detect local pressure variations to help in locating a leak. For this demonstration, a predetermined scan/survey procedure will be executed that characterized the ISS environment and scans various ISS elements containing ammonia lines and systems. Planned operations later this week will also attempt to identify the source of the "white flakes" that have been noticed on downlink video.

Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites Tether Demonstration (SPHERES Tether Demo): The crew conducted a conference with the ground team then setup and checkout the SPHERES, the work area in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM), and the EXpedite PRocessing of Experiments to Space Station (EXPRESS) Laptop Computer (ELC) prior to testing. The crew loaded the test specific software to the satellites and executed the first of two test sessions with ground support teams. The goal of the SPHERES Tether Demo is to study the dynamics of a tethered capture object and a "space tug" chase vehicle, improving computer programs and modeling needed for removing space debris as well as capturing scientific samples from other planets.

Sarcolab-3 Deconfigure and Stow: After the successful completion of the Flight Day (FD) 5-10 sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, the crew deconfigured and stowed the Muscle Atrophy Research & Exercise System (MARES). Today, the crew verified and downlinked the data and stowed the remaining ancillary Sarcolab-3 hardware. The next session will be in the FD 30-60 window. Myotendinous and Neuromuscular Adaptation to Long-term Spaceflight (Sarcolab) investigates the adaptation and deterioration of the soleus, or calf muscle, where it joins the Achilles tendon, which links it to the heel and carries loads from the entire body. Muscle fiber samples are taken from crew members before and after flight, and analyzed for changes in structural and chemical properties. MRI and ultrasound tests and electrode stimulation are conducted to help assess muscle and tendon changes caused by microgravity exposure.

Aerosol Sampler: The crew closed the drawers on the passive samplers located in the various USOS modules. The Aerosol Sampling Experiment (Aerosol Sampler) collects airborne particles in the ISS cabin air, and is returned to Earth so scientists can study the particles with powerful microscopes. For this experiment, particles collected on the cabin air samples are analyzed using a variety of microscopic techniques including: light microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, computer controlled scanning electron microscopy; and scanning transmission electron microscopy.

Packed Bed Reactor Experiment (PBRE) Setup: The crew configured the PBRE hardware components and connected the hoses and cables within the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG). This module is scheduled to run for approximately three weeks in the MSG. PBRE studies the behavior of gases and liquids when they flow simultaneously through a column filled with fixed porous media. The porous media or "packing" can be made of different shapes and materials and are used widely in chemical engineering as a means to enhance the contact between two immiscible fluid phases (e.g., liquid-gas, water-oil, etc.). Packed columns can serve as reactors, scrubbers, strippers, etc. in systems where efficient interphase contact is desired, both on Earth and in space.

Today's Planned Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

ISS Crew and ГОГУ (RSA Flight Control Team) weekly conference
HTV HARDWARE COMMAND PANEL (HCP) and HCP Power/Data Cables Setup
Inventory Management System (IMS) conference
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain
MARES payload and laptop start up
Download of BRI log from RSS1
ALGOMETRIYA. Pressure and Thermal Algometry preparation for and measurement session
MELFI Overview OBT
Dose Tracker Data Entry Subject
HTV PROX Switch ON
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain Part 2
MARES Guided Data Export
SPLANKH. Terminate EGEG Recording. Closeout Ops. Tagup with specialists
Removal and Relocation of Payload Complement (КЦН) hardware to MRM2 (ТБУ-В No.02 and No.04). Tagup with specialists as necessary
SPLANKH. Photography of the Experiment Session
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) WSTA Fill
Aerosol Passive Samplers Drawer 1 Closure
Flushing Progress 433 (DC1) Rodnik H2O Tank 1 and Tank 2 H2O connectors В1, B2
MRM2 comm config to support the P/L Ops
KULONOVSKIY KRISTALL. Hardware Setup and Configuration. Tagup with specialists
SPHERES Payload OBT
Removal and Relocation of Payload Complement (КЦН) hardware from MRM1 to FGB (3 rack modules with fasteners and narrow bridge-frame with fasteners). Tagup with specialists as necessary
USOS IVA Hatch Window Cover Audit
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) WSTA Fill
SPHERES Crew Conference
MARES knee configuration deinstallation
KULONOVSKIY KRISTALL. Experiment Ops. Tagup with specialists
SPHERES Test Session Setup
Active camera temperature monitoring and ТБУ-В No.4 deactivation
MRM2 Comm Reconfig for Nominal Ops
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
KULONOVSKIY KRISTALL. Copy and Downlink Data via RSPI
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) WSTA Fill
HTV HARDWARE COMMAND PANEL(HCP) SELFCHECK (Side B)
ESA Weekly crew conference
ALGOMETRIYA. Pressure Algometry Measurement Ops
MARES files transfer verification and shutdown
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Fill Part 3
Removal and Relocation of Payload Complement (КЦН) hardware from MRM1 to FGB (2 rack modules with fasteners and narrow bridge-frame with fasteners). Tagup with specialists as necessary
HTV HARDWARE COMMAND PANEL(HCP) SELFCHECK (Side A)
Packed Bed Reactor Experiment Hardware Setup
SPHERES Payload OBT
SPHERES Tether Demo Test Run
EPM Laptop relocation for files downlink preparation
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
ISS Crew Orientation
PEMS and EMG final stowage
SEPARATSIYA. Gathering and Transfer of [СРВ-У] equipment in MRM1
MARES disconnection and stowage
СОЖ maintenance
MARES stowage assistance
SPHERES Tether Demo Test Run
IMS Delta file prep
INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops. Tagup with specialists
24-hour ECG Recording (termination)
Packed Bed Reactor Experiment Historical Documentation Photos
EML Gas Valves Opening
SPHERES Test Session Shutdown
Evening Preparation Work
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) WSTA Fill
HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection Setup
Health Maintenance System (HMS) Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) or ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT)

Completed Task List Items
Crew Evaluation of New Food Items
BEAM Intermodule Ventilation Coupling Verification
USOS IVA Hatch Window Cover Audit
CEVIS Acoustic Cover R&R

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.
RELL Operations

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Friday, 12/02: HTV Rendezvous OBT, ELF Clean & Sample Exchange, VEGI Harvest
Saturday, 12/03: Weekly Housekeeping
Sunday, 12/04: Crew Off Duty

QUICK ISS Status - Environmental Control Group:
Component - Status
Elektron - On
Vozdukh - Manual
[СКВ] 1 - SM Air Conditioner System ("SKV1") - Off
[СКВ] 2 - SM Air Conditioner System ("SKV2") - On
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab - Standby
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 - Operate
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab - Operate
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 - Idle
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) - Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) - Process
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab - Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 -Full Up

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