NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 16 June 2016

This Earth observation image of the southern Mediterranean area was taken by the crew of Expedition 47 aboard the International Space Station. The image looks from the coastline of Greece (bottom left) across the Ionian sea to the bottom "heel" of Italy. The tip of the toe reaches toward Sicily. Credit: NASA.

Three Expedition 47 crew members are preparing to go home early Saturday morning. Three other station residents will stay behind beginning Expedition 48 on the International Space Station.

Veteran cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko will command the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft that will take him and astronauts Tim Kopra and Tim Peake back to Earth. The trio are due to land Saturday at 5:14 a.m. EDT in Kazakhstan completing 186 days in space. NASA TV will cover the undocking and landing activities beginning Friday at 10:15 p.m.

Before Expedition 47 says goodbye, Commander Tim Kopra will hand over the station command to Flight Engineer Jeff Williams. The traditional Change of Command ceremony will take place Friday at 9:15 a.m. and be televised live on NASA TV.

Expedition 48 will officially begin the moment the Soyuz spacecraft carrying the Expedition 47 crew undocks from the Rassvet module. Williams and cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka and Alexey Ovchinin will continue station operations awaiting a new trio of crew members due to launch July 7 and arrive two days later.

On-Orbit Status Report

Autonomous Mission Operations (AMO) Run 3: The crew executed the final of three crew initiated experiment runs by using onboard AMO software to complete the autonomous deactivation and activation of an Expedite the Processing of Experiments to Space Station (EXPRESS) ER7. The AMO investigation tests advanced software and operational concepts to determine how crew members on the ISS can automate spacecraft system with less involvement from the ground support staff.

Microbiome Potable Water Collection: The crew completed a water sample collection from the Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) prior to the weekly PWD beverage adapter cleaning. The sample and supporting materials will be stowed in preparation for ambient return. 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).

Packed Bed Reactor Experiment (PBRE) Water Release Inspection and Lab Video Setup: The crew inspected and cleaned the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) Work Volume (WV) for water released from the PBRE vent hose. They also set up video camcorder for over-the-shoulder view of the MSG high definition (HD) monitor for the ground to view the water separator. The PBRE is used to study 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.).

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

Habitability Human Factors Directed Observations: The crew recorded and submitted a walk-through video documenting observations of an area or activity providing insight related to human factors and habitability. The Habitability investigation collects observations about the relationship between crew members and their environment on the International Space Station. Observations during the 1-year mission, as well as 6-month missions, can help spacecraft designers understand how much habitable volume is required, and whether a mission's duration impacts how much space crew members need.

Fine Motor Skills: A series of interactive tasks on a touchscreen tablet were completed 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.

External TV Camera Group (ETVCG) Bulb Remove & Replace (R&R): The crew R&Rd the primary light bulb in the ETVCG Light that was brought inside on EVA 28 in preparation for an upcoming EVA. During checkout post R&R, it was found that the electrical leads were connected to the wrong sockets, which upon power-up, created a short. The 6A fuse in the Maintenance Work Area (MWA) power strip failed due to the overcurrent from the short and was replaced, however, it was still unsuccessful. The crew replaced the MWA power strip with a spare unit and the light successfully powered up. Teams are continuing to investigate.

Water Mist Portable Fire Extinguishers (PFE) Deploy: The crew successfully deployed six Water Mist PFEs and attached the cue cards on the exterior of the Portable Emergency Provisions (PEP) lockers. This completes deployment of the Water Mist PFEs.

Emergency Roles & Responsibilities Review: In preparation for 3-crew operations, the 46S crew reviewed responsibilities in an emergency situation. Some topics covered were Commander responsibilities, crew accountability, accessing the escape vehicle and communication and coordination not only with each other but ground teams as well.

Portable Emergency Provisions (PEPS) Inspection: The crew completed this regularly scheduled maintenance to verify that Portable Fire Extinguishers (PFE), Portable Breathing Apparatus (PBA) and Pre-Breathe masks are free of damage, are functional and ready for use.

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

HRF. Samples Collection and Preparation for Stowage
HRF. Insertion of Samples into MELFI
OCT Hardware Setup
PK4. Copying Data from the Hard Drive
Crew Departure Preparation for Return to Earth
FINEMOTR. Assistance during the Experiment
Installation of an emergency water mist fire extinguisher
Preparation of personal items for return
EXPRS3. Laptop Hard Drive R&R
IMS Conference (S-band)
EXPRS3. CLS 10 Laptop Booting
Assistance during the LBNP Training / r/g 2532
MELF2. Ice Bricks Installation into MELFI
LBNP Training (FINAL) r/g 2532
SEISMOPROGNOZ. Data Transfer from МКСД Hard Drive (start) r/g 2224
Optical Coherence Tomography (ОСТ) - Subject
Optical Coherence Tomography (ОСТ) - Operator
ER3. Insertion of an SNFM DVD into the Laptop [Aborted]
Transfer of Cargo to Progress 431 (DC1) for Disposal. IMS Update / r/g 2435, 2512
AMO2. ER7 Deactivation
AMO2. Status Monitoring
BIOME. Water Samples Collection
AMO2. ER7 Activation
OCT Hardware Restow
Hardware Unstow for ETVCG Maintenance
Food Labeling
Personal Medical Kits Packing
Sanitary and Hygiene Monitoring (collection of samples from surfaces) r/g 2555
Prepack of USOS Hardware for Transfer into Soyuz
Sanitary and Hygiene Monitoring (collection of samples from operators) r/g 2555
PK4. Filling the Chamber with Cleaning Gas / See OPTIMIS Viewer for procedure
HABIT. Software Update
On MCC Go Deinstallation of ТА251М1Б (ЛКТ2Д3) #1417726325 and ПЗУ Memory Device #1417726934
AMO2. Status Monitoring
SEISMOPROGNOZ. Data Transfer from МКСД Hard Drive (end). Archiving (start) r/g 2224
Portable Fire Extinguishers (PFEs) and Portable Breathing Apparatus (PBAs) Inspection
Video Greetings / r/g 2557
СОЖ Maintenance
Crew Departure Preparation for Return to Earth
ESA. Weekly Crew Conference
Emergency Roles and Responsibilities Review
Transfer of Cargo into Soyuz 719 for Return / r/g 2529
Cleaning of USOS CQ Nets and Filters
External Television Camera Group (ETVCG) Bulb R&R
FENIKS. Bioekologiya Kits Deinstallation and Transfer to Soyuz / r/g 2542
Reconfiguration of the Ethernet Cable for SM WAP Configuration File Loading
Video Hardware Setup in LAB
Monitoring of the Habitation Microbial Status / r/g 2554
HRF. Hardware Setup for Blood Samples Collection
ER3. Ejection of an SNFM DVD from the Laptop [Aborted]
Cleaning of the SSC Server Fans
Fundoscope. Fundoscope Setup
IMS Delta File Prep
Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth
PK4. Filling the Chamber with Gas
Fundoscope. Vision Exam
Fundoscope. Fundoscope Teardown and Stowage
PK4. Hardware Deactivation

Completed Task List Items
iPAD cert update [Active]

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

AMO support
Nominal ground commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Friday, 06/17: Change of Command, Handhold Experiment Platform attach, MSL sample cartridge exchange
Saturday, 06/18: 45S undock/landing
Sunday, 06/19: 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 - 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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