NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 2 July 2015


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 2 July 2015.

At 12:30 a.m. EDT, NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch of a Russian Progress spacecraft carrying more than three tons of food, fuel, and supplies for the Expedition 44 crew aboard the International Space Station.

Launch of ISS Progress 60 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan is planned for 12:55 a.m. (10:55 a.m. local time in Baikonur).

Watch the launch live on NASA TV or at

Following a 34-orbit, two-day trip, Progress 60 is scheduled to arrive at the Pirs Docking Compartment of the International Space Station at 3:13 a.m. on Sunday, July 5. It will remain docked to the station for about four months.

The Expedition 44 crew will monitor key events during Progress 60's automated rendezvous and docking.

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On-Orbit Status Report

60 Progress (60P) Launch: 60P is scheduled to launch tonight at 11:55 PM CDT. Docking is planned for Sunday at 2:13 AM CDT following a 34-orbit rendezvous.

Human Research Facility (HRF)-2 Resupply: To prevent use of expired hardware and simplify future operations, Kelly performed consolidation and resupply of the HRF2 rack in the Columbus Module. To access the rack, he disconnected the Magvector Umbilical, then trashed expired hardware from the various kits. He then restocked contents from the HRF Resupply kit.

Combustion Integration Rack (CIR) Multi-user Droplet Combustion Apparatus (MDCA) Remove and Replace (R&R) Preparations: Kelly configured the Maintenance Work Area (MWA) Work Surface Area, reviewed the CIR MDCA hardware overview Just-In-Time Training (JIT) video, and gathered the required items in advance of tomorrow's MDCA Igniter Tip and MDCA Fiber Arm replacements. The igniter tip and fiber arm are required for the FLame Extinguishment Experiment (FLEX-2J). The FLEX-2J experiment studies the interactions of flames on the motion and ignition (or non-ignition) of millimeter-sized droplets. Results can provide fundamental insight into the physics of fuel burning, which improves computer models designed to reduce emissions and improve fuel consumption efficiency in space and on Earth.

Robonaut Software Load: Today, ground teams attempted to update the software on Robonaut's three processors, sometimes referred to as the 'brain stem' by the Robonaut team. Teams were able to get one of the three processors updated, and after multiple power cycles and several different lockup signatures, were not able to make any further progress. The team is looking at how the Robonaut operations scheduled for Monday may need to change, including potential troubleshooting. One step of the troubleshooting will likely be removing Robonaut's chest plate to view the lights on the chest. Robonaut is a two-armed humanoid robot torso designed with the versatility and dexterity to manipulate hardware, work in high risk environments, and respond safely to unexpected obstacles. Robonaut is currently mounted inside the International Space Station (ISS); in the future, it will perform tasks both inside and outside the ISS.

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

МО-8. Configuration Setup
RSS1,2 Reboot
Laptop RS1(2) Reboot
Visual Inspection of Circuit Breaker [АЗС] Position on DC1 Power Switch Panel (БВП) and Fuses on Fuse Boxes БПП-30
Body Mass Measurement
МО-8. Closeout Ops
VIZIR. Battery Charge
Weekly Conference between ISS crew and ГОГУ (RSA Flight Control Management Team)
IMS Tagup (S-band)
Acoustic Dosimeter Ops
Removal of PCE, ATV Control Panel cables.
UDOD. Experiment ops using DYKNANIYE-1 and SPRUT-2 sets.
MDCA - Preparation Ops
CIR Review Big Picture Words
CIR Hardware Gather
Configure Lab condensate tank for waste water collection from Waste Water Bus
Changeout of Microbial Removal Filter (MRF) Cartridge
Disconnection of MagVector Umbilicals from COL1F2 UIP
HRF - Hardware Removal and Relocation
Verification of ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position
Reconnection of MagVector Umbilicals from COL1F2 UIP
ISS Safety Video [Deferred]
VIZIR. Battery Charge
CASKAD. TBU-V No.2 Thermostat Setup
MATRYOSHKA-R. Monitoring Lulin-5 readings
Robonaut Mobility Powerup in Stowed Location
CTTC Test.
IMS Stowage Conference
PAO Hardware Setup
Crew Prep for PAO
PAO Event
Removal of PCE, ATV Control Panel cables.
Filling (separation) of EDV (KOV) No.1162
СОЖ Maintenance
Cleaning FGB Gas-Liquid Heat Exchanger
BRI Log Dump from RSS1
INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops
Flight Director / ISS Crew Tagup
Deactivation/activation of NOD2 ISL router
Robonaut Mobility Power Down in Stowed Location
VIZIR. Battery Charge
Completed Task List Items

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

Robonaut powerup
Payload JSL 60M Downlink
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Friday, 07/03: JEMRMS BDS Reconfig/checkout, Acoustic Dosimeters data transfer/stow, BCAT Intervalometer Change, MDCA h/w replace
Saturday, 07/04: Crew off duty, housekeeping
Sunday, 07/05: 60P Dock and ingress
QUICK ISS Status - Environmental Control Group:

Component - Status
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 - Shutdown
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 - Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) - Standby
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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