NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 16 December 2016

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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 16 December 2016.

Today: Medical Consumables Tracker (MCT) Installation: The crew installed the HTV-6 delivered MCT hardware in the Crew Health Care System (CHeCS) Resupply Stowage Rack (RSR). MCT uses Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) codes to track medicines and medical supplies on board the ISS.

Ground managers will be able to track which medical supplies are being used, and how many remain. This tracking information will help teams determine how many medicines and supplies will be necessary for long-duration space missions. This investigation is expected to improve our ability to have the proper supplies available in the necessary quantities for ISS and long duration missions and help refine the use of RFID technology in tracking a large number of RFID tags in a small confined space.

Japanese-Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD) Installation: Yesterday, the crew was unable to locate the Multi-Layered Insulation (MLI) required for protection of the J-SSOD and slide table. Ground teams were able to locate alternate MLI that could be used, and the crew completed J-SSOD installation operations this morning. The Slide Table was retracted back into the JEM Airlock and is currently being depressurized in preparations for satellite deployment on Monday. J-SSOD #5 contains one Cubesat, STARS-C(2U), which will conduct a technical demonstration of a tether extending system using a mother and daughter satellite.

Biolab Glovebox Health Check: The crew performed a periodic health check of the Biolab Glovebox seals and gloves including sensors for the fan status, delta pressure, temperature and relative humidity. This procedure can also be used to perform individual ground-only checks of the Biolab Glovebox pressure, temperature, relative humidity and fan status.

Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Communication Unit (CUCU) Redundant Power Cable Re-route: The crew rerouted the CUCU redundant power cable from Express Rack 2 to the Lab Deck 3 location in order to maintain two independent power sources for fault tolerance. This protects for a single upstream ISS Power failure removing all power to CUCU. The COTS UHF Communication Unit (CUCU) is used for space-to-space communication between Dragon and ISS during rendezvous.

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

360 Camera Checkout
EveryWear Doffing of Biometric Patch and data transfer
KULONOVSKIY KRISTAL. Video copy & downlink
Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media
URAGAN. Observation and photography
Search for removable screen #2 for Chibis-М assembly
EKON-M. Observations and photography
Personal CO2 Monitor Donn
XF305 Camcorder Setup
JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Extension to JPM Side
Volumes measured after minimum 10 hours
Inventory Management System (IMS) conference
Small Satellite Orbital Deployer Checkout Prep Part 1
AMS Hard Drive Changeout
Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Power On
PELIKAN. Photo Spectral System (ФСС) Battery Charge (start)
Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) High Calibration
Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Scan Prep
Audit of Food Rations Containers
J-SSOD Deployer onto Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform Installation
Troubleshooting of a damaged СУБК cable as a cause of malfunction of Program-Logic Control Device [УПЛУ] and associated equipment (Stage 5)
Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Scan
Aerosol Samplers Cartridge Removal
Environmental Health System (EHS) - Coliform Water Sample Analysis 44 +/- 4 hours post processing
Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Post Exam
Packed Bed Reactor Experiment Lab Video Setup
Crew support for Biolab Glovebox Health Check
PELIKAN. Observation and Photography using Photo Spectral System (ФСС)
Changeout of СРВК-2М Water Conditioning Unit Purification Columns (БК БКВ)
MRM2 comm config to support the P/L Ops
Kulonovskiy Kristall Experiment Run.
Replacement of Filters in FGB Dust Collectors 1, 2.
On-Orbit Hearing Assessment (O-OHA) with EarQ Software Setup and Test
JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Retraction from JPM Side
JEM Airlock Depressurization
MRM2 Comm Reconfig for Nominal Ops
Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) High Calibration Data Record
CONTURE-2. P/L Assembly Setup on panel 418
Columbus Payload Power Switching Box (PPSB) - Switch reconfiguration
Flush [СРВК-2М] Water Conditioning Unit Purification Columns [БК БКВ]
Combustion Integrated Rack Hardware Gather
Battery Stowage Assembly (BSA) Operation Initiation
CONTURE-2. Experiment Session Ops
AMS Software Load Disc 1
CONTURE-2. De-installation of master arm with adapter from panel 418
Personal CO2 Monitor Power Cycle
AMS Software Load Disc 2
Medical Consumables Tracking Hardware Installation Activation
Initiate EDV fill from PWD
Packed Bed Reactor Experiment Lab Video Return
Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Stow Alternate
Replacement of СД1-7 Light Unit in MRM1
OTKLIK. Hardware Monitoring
СОЖ Maintenance
JEM Airlock Vent
EDV Fill from PWD Term
AMS Software Load Finish
JEM Airlock Vent Confirmation
MERLIN Desiccant Maintenance
COTS UHF Communication Unit (CUCU) Redundant Power Cable Re-route
Station Support Computer (SSC) 13 and 18 Reload Preparation
Intravehicular Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter (IV-TEPC) Relocate
NanoRacks Platform-1 Module Install
INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops
Space Headaches - Weekly Questionnaire
On-Board Training (OBT) HTV post capture Conference
HRF Kit Locate
Phase Change HX
Personal CO2 Monitor Power Cycle

Completed Task List Items
Veg03 Pillow Water

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.
SSRMS Stow SPDM and Walkoff to MBS1
S6 PVCU Patch
IEA Video Survey

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Saturday, 12/17: Weekly Housekeeping, Crew Off Duty
Sunday, 12/18: Crew Off Duty
Monday, 12/19: HRF Collection, Sarcolab, OBT EMER Sim, CIR Overview, ARED Quarterly, J-SSOD deploy

QUICK ISS Status - Environmental Control Group:
Component - Status
Elektron - Off
Vozdukh - Manual
[СКВ] 1 - SM Air Conditioner System ("SKV1") - Off
[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 - Operate
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 - Idle
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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