NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 15 June 2016

The full crew of Expedition 47 aboard the International Space Station. ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Timothy Peake (bottom left), NASA astronaut Timothy Kopra (bottom middle) and Roscosmos cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko (bottom row right) are set to depart the International Space Station and return to Earth June 18, 2016. Russian cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka (top left) and NASA astronaut Jeff Williams (top row middle) and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin (top right) will stay on as crew members for the next Expedition 48. Credit: NASA.

A pair of Expedition 47 crew members tested the motion control system of the docked Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft. Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and astronauts Tim Kopra and Tim Peake will ride the Soyuz back to Earth early Saturday morning. They will undock from the Rassvet module then land in Kazakhstan ending a 186-day mission in space.

The trio continued packing the Soyuz and training for Saturday morning's descent. The crew will experience strong jolts, heaviness and labored breathing and speech as they re-enter Earth's atmosphere and begin experiencing gravity.

After Cygnus departed safely away from the International Space Station on Tuesday scientists from NASA's Glenn Research Center sparked a large fire inside the space freighter. The Saffire-1 experiment is exploring how fire behaves in microgravity so engineers can design safer spacecraft.

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams worked on two U.S. spacesuits ahead of a pair of spacewalks targeted for later this summer. He sampled the cooling loop water then scrubbed the cooling loops inside the spacesuits.

Flight Engineer Oleg Skripochka continued transferring cargo in the Progress 63 resupply ship. His fellow cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin worked on the Plasma Kristall experiment exploring how micro-particles become highly charged and interact in plasmas.

On-Orbit Status Report

Cygnus Spacecraft Fire Experiment-I (Saffire-I) Operations: Yesterday, Saffire-1 successfully completed the first of two phases when a flame experiment was performed inside the Cygnus vehicle after departing the ISS. Today began the second phase which consists of retrieving experiment data via downlink passes at various ground sites. Because fire is extremely dangerous on a spacecraft, most controlled flame growth experiments have been limited to small sizes. Instruments measure flame growth and oxygen use, improving understanding of fire growth in microgravity and safeguarding future space missions.

Dose Distribution Inside the ISS - 3D (DOSIS 3D): The European Space Agency's (ESA's) DOSIS 3D passive detectors were de-installed from the Columbus module. Data from the various active and passive radiation detectors installed in the ISS are used to measure radiation field parameters such as absorbed dose, particle influence and Linear Energy Transfer (LET) spectra as well as dose equivalent at different locations inside the ISS using passive and active measurement devices.

Human Research Program (HRP) Collections: The crew collected saliva samples and stowed them in the Minus Eighty-degree Freezer for ISS (MELFI). These sample collections are used to support the following HRP investigations: Biochem Profile, Repository, and Cardio Ox.

Microgravity Experiment Research Locker Incubator (MERLIN) Desiccant Kit Installation: Eight desiccant packs were installed inside the MERLIN which 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.

Fine Motor Skills: The crew completed a series of interactive tasks for the Fine Motor Skills investigation. This investigation is the first fine motor skills study to measure long-term microgravity exposure, different phases of microgravity adaptation, and sensorimotor recovery after returning to Earth gravity.

Dose Tracker: The crew completed entries for medication tracking. 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.

Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cooling Loop Maintenance: The crew completed ionic and particulate filtration (scrubbing) and biocidal maintenance (iodination) of EMUs 3003 and 3010 and Airlock cooling water loops. These activities are part of nominal 90-day maintenance requirements.

Urine Processor Assembly (UPA) and Water Processor Assembly (WPA) Status: Overnight both UPA and WPA completed their process cycles and the Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) was configured to UPA. UPA conductivity was still elevated and oscillating during the first part of the run before it was able to stay in process consistently. Teams are reviewing data from the runs.

45 Soyuz (45S) Undock Preparations: The 45S crew performed descent training in preparation for 45S undock and landing this Saturday. 45S performed a nominal thruster test in preparation for departure.

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

HRF - sample collection and prep for stow
Check status of fuses in MRM1 on БПП-4, БПП-7 by LED indication
HRF- Insertion of samples into MELFI
Close shutters of windows № 6,8,9,12,13,14 in SM/ r/g 6965
Search of NeST SSD memory device
RADIOSKAF. Deactivation of «TOMSK- TPU 120" nano satellite from charging unit and stowage r/g 2530
DOSETRK - questionnaire fill out
Emergency Book Update
Close USOS windows shutters
PK4- Hard drive data copying
Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth
п On MCC GO Water transfer from Progress №432 tank БВ2 (on [АО] aggregate compartment) into ЕДВ r/g 2541
EMU SS cooling loop scrubbing (start)
Final configuration of EWC WAP access point and stowage of WAP SM
FINEMOTR- Experiment run
PBRE - Water Purification
[АСУ] toilet activation in Soyuz №719
Replace urine receptacle МП #0950040and filter insert in АСУ
[АСУ] activation after replacement
Soyuz 719 СУДН test prior to undock r/g 2538
Preparation of US equipment for stowage in Soyuz
SOZh maintenance
Install radiation monitors
ARED - clean flywheel cylinder
DOSIS. Transfer DOSIS 3D kit to be returned to the ground / r/g 2546
Handover DOS3D dosimeters to RS to be placed into payload container and be returned in Soyuz
Downlink log-file ТВМ1-Н via RSS2 r/g 2550
Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth
MATRESHKA-R. Remove СПД passive assemblies to be returned in Soyuz / r/g 2545
РК4 - experiment run / See OPTIMIS Viewer for Procedure
Water sampling after EMU SS cooling loop scrubbing
EMU SS - connectivity test
MATRESHKA-R. Remove napkins and towels from protection curtain in starboard cabin r/g 2545
DOS3D - remove 3D passive sensors in Columbus
LBNP assist / r/g 2532
LBNP session (FINAL) r/g 2532
Check positioning of ИП-1 sensors
Camera installation in LAB for feeding to RWS monitor 3
РК4 - Experiment Run
Reconfigure equipment for cleaning EMU SS cooling loop scrubbing
Stow personal medical kits
Soyuz 719 descent simulation r/g 2539, 2544
DUBRAVA. Observation and photography with [ВСС] equipment / r/g 2548
Progress 432 (on [АО]) cargo ops and IMS update / r/g 1812, 1832
EMU reconfig
IMS update
PAO Hardware Preparation
EMU SPACE SUIT - Long Drying
DOSETRK- - questionnaire
Video downlink - terminate
RWS deactivation
Pille dosimeters reading / r/g 2540
Crew prep for PAO
Replace flash-card of Pille equipment r/g 2540
Stow syringes used in H2O connectivity test
Sprint Exercise- at crew's discretion
KONTENT. Experiment run / r/g 2537
On MCC GO Closeout ops after Progress №432 RODNIK tank БВ2 compression (on [АО])
Greetings video recording / r/g 2547
MERLIN - Desiccant Change out

Completed Task List Items
iPAD cert update [Active]

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

EMU operations
Nominal ground commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:
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
Saturday, 06/18: 45S undock/landing

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 - Idle
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 - Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) - Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) - Standby
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab - Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 - Full Up

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