NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 14 July 2016


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 14 July 2016.

A Russian Progress 64 (64P) cargo craft is getting ready for a Saturday launch to the International Space Station. A private U.S. space freighter, the SpaceX Dragon, is also getting prepared for a launch early Monday morning.

Both spacecraft will take two-day trips to the orbital laboratory. Cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Anatoly Ivanishin are practicing manual docking techniques in the unlikely event the 64P is unable to dock automatically Monday night. Commander Jeff Williams is also training for the robotic capture of Dragon when it arrives Wednesday morning.

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins set up hardware in the Microgravity Science Glovebox to prepare for the Heart Cells experiment flying on Dragon next week. The study will explore how living in space affects heart muscle tissue changing its shape and gene expression.

On-Orbit Status Report

Heart Cells Hardware Gather and Setup: The crew gathered and configured the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) life science hardware to support upcoming operations for the Heart Cells investigation that will be performed inside the MSG work volume. The investigation studies the human heart, specifically how heart muscle tissue contracts, grows and changes in microgravity and how those changes vary among subjects. Understanding how heart muscle cells, or cardiomyocytes, change in space improves efforts for studying disease, screening drugs and conducting cell replacement therapy for future space missions.

Telescience Resource Kit (TReK) Hardware Set Up: The crew set up the TReK Demonstration laptop and relocated the high definition camera to view the laptop display which will be used to provide video for Space Conferences. The TReK is a suite of software applications and libraries that can be used to monitor and control assets in space or on the ground.

Dose Tracker: The crew completed entries for medication tracking on an iPad. This investigation documents the medication usage of crewmembers before and during their missions by capturing data regarding medication use during spaceflight, including side effect qualities, frequencies and severities. The data is expected to either support or counter anecdotal evidence of medication ineffectiveness during flight and unusual side effects experienced during flight. It is also expected that specific, near-real-time questioning about symptom relief and side effects will provide the data required to establish whether spaceflight-associated alterations in pharmacokinetics (PK) or pharmacodynamics (PD) is occurring during missions.

Urine Processing Assembly (UPA)Separator Plumbing Assembly (SPA) Samples: The crew gathered and configured equipment in preparation for the collection of a SPA effluent sample to be returned to ground for evaluation to better understand the recent high conductivity and noise observed during UPA processing. The setup included disconnection of the purge line from the distillate line, however, due to a mismatch with the associated fittings, the sample bag could not be installed. The purge line will remain disconnected as part of the configuration to troubleshoot the UPA. Ground teams will continue to investigate methods for installing the sample bag. The next UPA run is expected early next week.

Safety Video Survey: The crew completed a video of the ISS interior volume to allow ground teams to assess current vehicle configuration as well as identify any areas of concern related to ventilation blockage, flammability hazards, emergency egress paths, access to fire ports and safety equipment. This survey is performed approximately every six months.

Russian Segment (RS) Video Survey: Ground controllers completed a survey of the RS using ISS external cameras. This imagery will be used to compare against ground models in preparation for a future Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) walkoff on to the Functional Cargo Block (FGB) Power Data Grapple Fixture (PDGF).

Thermal Radiator Rotary Joint (TRRJ) S1-3 Radiator Panel Survey: Yesterday, ground teams completed the periodic video survey of the damaged panel on the Starboard TRRJ. The face sheet on the S1-3 radiator panel 7 was discovered to be delaminated in September 2008. Ground teams will review the imagery once available.

Systems Operations Data File (SODF) Emergency Update: The crew updated the emergency procedure for "Fire Source Location" to account for the new Mouse Habitat payload being installed in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM).

Mobile Servicing System (MSS)/Mobile Transporter Status: On July 11 during preparation for MT translation from Worksite 6 (WS6) to WS4, ground controllers noticed that Umbilical Mating Assembly 1 (UMA1) showed a status of both mated and demated on Channel A so the MT translation was performed on Channel B. The unit was power cycled but did not clear the problem. Initial indications are that the UMA 1 IMCA 1 Demate Microswitch is not operational. A workaround was implemented for the issue so there are no impacts to future operations.

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

EarthKAM Experiment in SM, Battery Changeout
Morning Inspection. SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test
Morning Inspection, RSS1,2 Reboot / r/g 1460
CORRECTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake / r/g 2769
Emergency Book updates
Soyuz 731 Samsung Tablet Recharge, initiate
SM Ventilation Subsystem Preventive Maintenance. Group В2
Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) Equipment Gathering
TORU OBT r/g 2787
OBT Dragon Rendezvous Procedures Review
AMO2 Removal from UOP
AMO2 PCS Installation
HRTCEL - Hardware Setup
Video Survey of the ISS
Soyuz 720 Samsung tablet charge - end
SM Ventilation Subsystem Preventive Maintenance. Group В2
OBT Self-Assessment Questionnaire
PAO Hardware Setup
Crew Prep for PAO
PAO Event
Food Frequency Questionnaire
TREK Video Setup in Lab
EarthKAM Experiment in SM Battery Changeout
Big Picture Words Review / Separator Plumbing Assembly (SPA)
Progress 432 [AO] Transfers and IMS Ops / r/g 1812, 1832
CORRECTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake / r/g 2769
Removing two TV cameras СА1,2 and ССД-302 light units in Soyuz 731
OBT Dragon Rendezvous Procedures Review
Demate the Outlet line and collect sample
Demate the outlet line from SPA ORU on WRS-2 Rack
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
Verification of ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position
СОЖ Maintenance
HAM radio session from Columbus
DOSETRK iPad data entry
CORRECTSIYA. NEUROIMMUNITET. Experiment setup / r/g 2783
Psychological Evaluation Program (WinSCAT)
IMS Delta File Prep
WRS Maintenance
Sprint Exercise, Optional
CONTENT. Experiment Ops / r/g 2778
WRS Maintenance
TREK Return camcorder to original location
CONTENT. Experiment Ops / r/g 2779
Robotic Work Station (RWS) Setup
Camcorder Setup to View LAB RWS Monitor 3
CORRECTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake / r/g 2769
NEUROIMMUNITET. Saliva Sample / r/g 2783
NEUROIMMUNITET. Starting 24-hr ECG Recording BP Measurement / r/g 2783
EarthKAM Experiment in SM, Battery Changeout

Completed Task List Items

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.
Nominal ground commanding.

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Friday, 07/15: Emergency Roles & Responsibilities review, MSPR VRU SSD replace, Dragon OBT Offset Grapple/debrief conference, GLACIER2 dessicant pack swap
Saturday, 07/16: 64P launch, crew off duty, housekeeping
Sunday, 07/17: SpX-9 launch, crew off duty

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

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