NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 14 June 2016

Expedition 47 robotic arm operator astronaut Tim Kopra of NASA commanded the International Space Station's Canadarm2 robotic arm to release the Cygnus spacecraft at 9:30 a.m. EDT June 14, 2016 while the space station was flying above Paraguay. Earlier, ground controllers detached Cygnus from the station and maneuvered it into place for its departure. After Cygnus is a safe distance away, ground controllers at Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio will initiate the sequence for Saffire-1, and controllers at Orbital ATK in Dulles, Virginia, will activate the experiment. Cygnus will continue to orbit Earth for up to eight days as it transmits hi-resolution imagery and data from the Saffire experiment. Credit: NASA.

Expedition 47 robotic arm operator Tim Kopra of NASA commanded the International Space Station's Canadarm2 robotic arm to release the Cygnus spacecraft at 9:30 a.m. EDT while the space station was flying above Paraguay. Earlier, ground controllers detached Cygnus from the station and maneuvered it into place for its departure.

After Cygnus is a safe distance away, ground controllers at Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio will initiate the sequence for Saffire-1, and controllers at Orbital ATK in Dulles, Virginia, will activate the experiment. Cygnus will continue to orbit Earth for up to eight days as it transmits hi-resolution imagery and data from the Saffire experiment. Following complete data transmission, the Cygnus spacecraft will complete its destructive entry into the Earth's atmosphere on June 22. NASA TV will not provide a live broadcast of the Saffire experiment or the Cygnus deorbit burn and re-entry, but imagery from Saffire will be posted on NASA.gov as it becomes available.

The Cygnus resupply craft launched March 22 on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, for the company's fifth NASA-contracted commercial resupply mission.

On-Orbit Status Report

Cygnus Departure: Cygnus unberthed nominally from the ISS at 6:45AM CDT with release at 8:35AM CDT. Post departure science objectives including Saffire, NanoRacks CubeSat deployments, and ReEntry Breakup Recorder - Wireless (REBR-W) are scheduled to occur prior to re-entry on June 22.

- Saffire-I intentionally lights a large-scale fire inside the empty Cygnus resupply vehicle after it leaves the ISS and before it re-enters Earth's atmosphere. Because fire is extremely dangerous on a spacecraft, most previous controlled flame experiments have been limited to small sizes. Subsequent experiment data downloads can take up to eight days to complete.
- The NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer- External (NRCSD-E) is a ground loaded launch case designed to be mounted externally and deploy cubesats from a free-flying spacecraft.
- REBR-W is a cost-effective system that rides a re-entering space vehicle, records data during the re-entry and breakup of the vehicle, and returns the data for analysis. Understanding how vehicles behave during atmospheric reentry gives future spacecraft developers unique information that can enhance design efficiencies and safety.

Spacecraft Fire Experiment-I (Saffire-I) Operations: Following the unberth of OA-6 from the International Space Station (ISS), Saffire-I began the first of two phases by turning on the power to the experiment avionics, initiating the experiment run, and recording and compressing the resulting data. The second phase is composed of data downloads which could take up to eight days to complete.

Microbiome: The crew collected several samples from various physical surfaces before stowing the samples in MELFI (Minus Eighty-degree Freezer for ISS). Microbiome investigates the impact of space travel on both the human immune system and an individual's microbiome (the collection of microbes that live in and on the human body at any given time).

Manufacturing Device Print Removal: The crew removed and stowed a recently printed 3D object and cleaned the extruder print nozzle. The Manufacturing Device hardware consists of a single EXPRESS locker equivalent which houses a 3D printer and associated hardware.

Microgravity Experiment Research Locker Incubator (MERLIN) Desiccant Kit Removal: Eight desiccant packs were removed and discarded from inside MERLIN and the MERLIN door was partially opened for a 24-hour dryout period. The MERLIN provides a single middeck locker-sized Expedite the Processing of Experiments to Space Station (EXPRESS) Rack compatible freezer/refrigerator or incubator that can be used for a variety of experiments.

Dose Tracker: The crew completed entries for medication tracking today. This investigation documents the medication usage of crew members 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.

External robotics operations: Robotics ground controllers unberthed Cygnus from the Node 1 Nadir (N1N) Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) and manuevered it to the release position using the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS). The ISS crew then released the vehicle and backed the SSRMS away. Following Cygnus departure, ground controllers maneuvered the SSRMS to a park position. They then de-configured the MSS from Hot Backup and supported a video survey of the N1N CBM.

Urine Processor Assembly (UPA) High Conductivity Fault - This morning UPA faulted due to high conductivity. This is the first process cycle since UPA was shut down due to erratic conductivity of the urine distillate. UPA was recovered and is currently processing.

Node 3 Forward Hatch Handle Guide Install - Today the crew completed the Node 3 Forward hatch handle guide installation.

Oxygen Generator System (OGS) Recirculation Loop Sample and Activated Carbon/Ion Exchange (ACTEX) Cartridge Replacement - The crew performed sample draws of the OGS recirculation loop for return and replaced the ACTEX cartridge. The loop sample is performed every 180 days, and the ACTEX cartridge is changed out every 730 days.

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

Samples Collection in CQs using CDM
HRF. Samples Collection and Preparation for Stowage
HRF. Insertion of Samples into MELFI
BIOME. Samples Collection
HRF. Insertion of Samples into MELFI
Checking the Results of Antivirus Scanning on [ВКС] Laptops / r/g 8247
OTKLIK. Hardware Monitoring / r/g 1588
HMS. Vision Test
Closing of USOS Windows Shutters
ISS Ham Video Deactivation
Cygnus-Node1 Vestibule Depressurization - Part 1
СОЖ Maintenance
HMS. Vision Questionnaire
Functionality Check of RSE-Med USB ports r/g 2517
HMS. Hardware Setup prior to Tonometry Test
DOSETRK Questionnaire
Tonometry Test - CMO
Photography of the Window in the Descent Module ([СА]) of Soyuz 720 in Plane IV / r/g 2511
Tonometry Test - Subject
UDOD. Experiment Ops with DYKHANIYE-1 and SPRUT-2 Kits r/g 2506
Tonometry Hardware Restow
MERLIN Desiccant Kit Removal
Removal, Cleaning and Stow of the Item Printed on the 3D Printer
UDOD. Photography during the Experiment / r/g 2505
Cygnus-Node1 Vestibule Depressurization - Part 2
LAB Camcorder Setup on LAB RWS Monitor 3
Transfer of Cargo to Soyuz 719 for Return / r/g 2529
Cygnus. PCS Command and PROX Link Verification
Inflight Maintenance. Hatch Guide Installation
Water Recovery Management (WRM) Condensate Transfer (start)
Node 1 Nadir- Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) Demate
J-ITCS. ITCS Coolant Sampling Adapter Installation
Soyuz 720 IRIDIUM Telephone Setup and Charging (start)
Soyuz 720 IRIDIUM Telephone - Monitoring Battery Charge
Water Recovery Management (WRM) Condensate Transfer (end)
Soyuz 720 IRIDIUM Telephone Charging (end)
CBEF. Reconfiguration
Cygnus-Node1 Vestibule Depressurization - Part 3
DRAGON. Cargo Transfer Ops
Inflight Maintenance (IFM) Oxygen Generation System (OGS) Hardware Gather
OGS. ACTEX Cartridge Flushing
Crew Departure Prepartion for Return to Earth
SSRMS. Cygnus Release Control
RELAKSATSIYA. Hardware Setup r/g 2510
TV Downlink Test via Ku-band in MPEG-2 prior to Soyuz 731 Docking to the ISS
Inflight Maintenance. OGS Internal ACTEX Cartridge R&R
Soyuz 719 IRIDIUM Telephone Charging (start) / Communication System [PТК]
Cygnus. PROX Power Off
RELAKSATSIYA. Setting Parameters r/g 2510
PILOT-T. Experiment Ops r/g 2508
Soyuz 719 IRIDIUM Telephone - Monitoring Battery Charge
LAB Camcorder Setup on LAB RWS Monitor 3
Soyuz 719 IRIDIUM Telephone Charging (end). Teardown and Closeout Ops
ISS Ham Video Activation
Crew Departure Prepartion for Return to Earth
BIOME. Samples Collection
RELAKSATSIYA. Observation r/g 2510
Crew Departure Prepartion for Return to Earth
HRF. Insertion of Samples into MELFI
BIOME. Hardware Restow
RELAKSATSIYA. Closeout Ops and Hardware Teardown r/g 2510
PCS Relocation
BIOME. Perspiration Collection Setup
PCS Relocation
Inflight Maintenance. OGS Hardware Restow
WRS. Water Samples Analysis
IMS Delta File Prep
BIOME. Perspiration Samples Collection
HRF. Insertion of Samples into MELFI
BIOME. Surface Samples Collection from the Surfaces of USOS Panels
CONTENT. Experiment Ops / r/g 2509
HRF. Insertion of Samples into MELFI
BIOME. Perspiration Samples Stow
RADIOSKAF. Photo and Video Imagery / r/g 2530
RADIOSKAF. Томск-ТПУ Nanosatellite Battery Preparation and Charging from РЛС r/g 2530
TOCA. Data Recording

Completed Task List Items
iPAD cert update [Active]

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

Cygnus unberth operations
Nominal ground commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Wednesday, 06/15: EVA loop scrub/water conductivity test, 45S transfer, RAM retrieve, crew departure prep, Soyuz OBT
Thursday, 06/16: JEM stowage wire kit install, Emergency R&R review, Neuro Mapping
Friday, 06/17: Change of Command, Handhold Experiment Platform attach, MSL sample cartridge exchange

QUICK ISS Status - Environmental Control Group:
Component - Status
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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) - 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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