NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 18 November 2016

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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 18 November 2016.

Today: Preparation for Cygnus Unberth and Release: The crew completed configuring the Cygnus and the Node 1 vestibule in preparation for Cygnus departure on Monday, November 21st.

Today's task included removing Intermodule Ventilation and Power/Data Jumpers, installing the Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) Center Disk Cover and four CBM Controller Panel Assemblies (CPAs) onto an Active CBM bulkhead, and then closing the Node 1 nadir hatch.

49S Status: Soyuz 49S launched on time at GMT 322/20:20 with a nominal separation from the launch vehicle at 20:29 GMT. Ascent was nominal and all appendages were deployed. On Orbit 1 the Motion Control System and the Kurs-NA system were tested with nominal results and the docking probe was extended nominally. Rendezvous maneuvers DV1, DV2 and DV3 were completed nominally on Orbits 3, 4 and 17 respectively. 49S is scheduled to dock to the ISS at the MRM1 Nadir port on Saturday at 22:01 GMT.

Educational Public Affairs Opportunity (PAO) Event: The ISS crew participated in an educational PAO event with Wheat Ridge High School in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. During this event the ISS crew answered questions submitted by the students addressing day-to-day life onboard the ISS and astronaut education/career experiences.

Fluid Science Laboratory (FSL)/Geoflow-2: Ground teams were able to recover the communication issues between the FSL and Multi-purpose Computer and Communications (MPCC) today, enabling the planned start of Geoflow-2 next week. Geoflow-2 studies heat and fluid flow currents within the Earth's mantle. Geoflow-2 aims to improve computational methods that scientists and engineers use to understand and predict the processes in the Earth's mantle that lead to volcanic eruptions, plate tectonics and earthquakes.

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

Inspection and photography, cleaning of rigid air duct section from ВВПрК fan
Cygnus/Node 1 Vestibule Configuration for Demate - Part 1
Node 1 Nadir CBM Control Panel Assembly (CPA) Installation
СОЖ maintenance
Cygnus/Node 1 Vestibule Configuration for Demate
Restow Vestibule Outfitting Kit (VOK)
Countermeasures Systems (CMS) Exercise Equipment Gather
EML High Speed Camera Lens Switch
Space Headaches - Weekly Questionnaire
Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config LAB Setup
Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) - Lab
ISS HAM Radio and Video Power Down
Robotic Workstation (RWS) Setup

Completed Task List Items
Veg-03 Pillow Water

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.
Node 1 CBM Prep for Demate
OGA Cell Stack Scan
Lab MCA Zero Calibration

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Saturday, 11/19: Housekeeping, 49S rendezvous and docking
Sunday, 11/20: Crew Off Duty
Monday, 11/21: OA-5 unberth, Marrow Collection, Fluid Shift Setup, MSL Cartridge Exchange, MATISS Install

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") - 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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