NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 20 May 2016

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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 20 May 2016.

Today: Rodent Research-3 (RR-3) Operations: The crew completed operations on 5 more rodents, performing bone densitometry measurements, then transferring the rodents to the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) for sample processing.

Today's operations conclude this session of RR activities. The next activities are tentatively planned following SpaceX-10 arrival. This investigation studies the molecular and physical changes to the musculoskeletal system that occur in space. Results will expand scientists' understanding of muscle atrophy and bone loss in space while testing an antibody that has been known to prevent muscle wasting in mice on Earth.

Meteor Software Image Loads: Software load was successfully completed using an uplinked image that was copied to the laptop versus using DVDs as originally planned. However, due to a Window Observational Research Facility (WORF) Space Station Power Control Module (SSPCM) inverter trip, the hardware setup could not be completed. Laptop power will remain on to enable the payload developer to exercise command capabilities and the payload 3 power switch will remain off while ground teams work to resolve the issue. Meteor is a new ISS payload with the objective to fly a visible spectroscopy instrument to the ISS to observe meteors in Earth orbit. Meteor uses image analysis to provide information on the physical and chemical properties of the meteoroid dust, such as size, density, and chemical composition. Since the parent comets or asteroids for most of the meteor showers are identified, the study of the meteoroid dust on orbit provides information about the parent comets and asteroids. The plan is to operate Meteor for 2 years in the Window Observational Research Facility (WORF).

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Last night Robotics Ground Controllers (ROBO) powered up the MSS and maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to grapple and unstow the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) from Mobile Base System (MBS) Power Data Grapple Fixture 2 (PDGF2). While releasing SPDM from MBS PDGF2, SSRMS Force and Moment Sensor (FMS) Coarse Characterization was performed. The SSRMS, while holding SPDM, was then maneuvered to perform the RapidScat payload video survey. ROBO will return SPDM to the Mobile Base System (MBS) and translate the Mobile Transporter (MT) to Worksite 6.

Systems Operations Data File (SODF) Updates: The crew incorporated a new hatch diagram schematic reflecting Bigelow Expandable Aerospace Module (BEAM) on Node 3 Aft in the emergency procedures. This is in preparation for next week's planned BEAM vestibule outfitting and inflation operations.

ARED status: Yesterday, the crew reported a loud noise during ARED exercise. Ground investigations and on-orbit troubleshooting determined that the right hand ARED rope had come off of its pulley and this resulted in overload of the left hand rope, causing its pulley to jump several teeth. Today, the crew reset the right hand rope and adjusted it, recovering ARED nominal operations.

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

NEUROIMMUNITET. Saliva Collection / r/g 2306
Morning Inspection, Laptop RSS1,2 Reboot / r/g 1460
RS1(2) Reboot / Onboard Computer System
Morning Inspection. SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test
NEUROIMMUNITET. Closeout Ops / r/g 2306
NEUROIMMUNITET. Saliva Sampling. Stress-Test (Session 1) r/g 2307
CORRECTSIYA. NEUROIMMUNITET. Blood Sample / r/g 2307
CORRECTSIYA. NEUROIMMUNITET. Venous blood sample processing using Plasma-03 centrifuge / r/g 2307
NEUROIMMUNITET. Venous blood sample processing (smear) r/g 2307
CORRECTSIYA. NEUROIMMUNITET. Handover to USOS for MELFI Insertion / r/g 2307
RUEXP Blood Sample Insertion into MELFI /
CORRECTSIYA. NEUROIMMUNITET. Closeout Ops / r/g 2307
JEM Airlock Slide Table extension to JEF side
NEUROIMMUNITET. Hair Sample / r/g 2307
ISS crew and ГОГУ (RSA Flight Control Management Team) weekly conference (S-band) / r/g 2263
IMS Tagup (S-band) / r/g 2304
Rodent Research (RR) Node 2 Camcorder Settings Adjustment
Monitoring Progress 432 (Aft) АСН-К exchange on the Laptop during the test / r/g 2272
HAM radio session from Columbus
Transition of JEMRMS Small Fine Arm Attachment Mechanism (SAM) to Softdock position
Rodent Research Animal transfer to MSG and back
Rodent Research Rodent Dissection and Bone Densitometer Ops
Rodent Research Refrigerated Centrifuge Adjustment
Rodent Research (RR) Bone Densitometer Scan
OTKLIK. Hardware Monitoring / r/g 1588
Rodent Research MELFI Sample Insertion
Rodent Research (RR) Bone Densitometer Scan
MOTOCARD. Experiment Ops r/g 2302
Rodent Research MELFI Sample Insertion
NEUROIMMUNITET. Psychological Testing / r/g 2307
MOTOCARD. Operator Assistance with the Experiment / r/g 2301
Rodent Research Refrigerated Centrifuge Configuration
Rodent Research Rodent Dissection and Bone Densitometer Ops
METEOR Hardware Setup and Configuration
СОЖ Maintenance
Diagnostics of FGB СУБК instruments 11М156М r/g 2279
Rodent Research Closeout Ops
Rodent Research MELFI Sample Insertion
SEISMOPROGNOZ. Downlink data from Control and Data Acquisition Module (МКСД) HDD (start) r/g 2224
JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Retraction from JEF side
Diagnostics of FGB Power Supply System БФ-2 Filter Unit and БСШ-2 Main Bus Assembly r/g 2280
Deactivation of RLT2 Laptop
Monitoring Progress 432 (Aft) АСН-К exchange on the Laptop during the test / r/g 2272
Downlink of БСПН P/L Server and БЗУ memory log files via RSS1 / r/g 2303
EMERGENCY Book updates
URAGAN. Observation and Photography using [ВСС] hardware r/g 2300
Rodent Research Animal transfer to MSG and back
SEISMOPROGNOZ. Download data from Control and Data Acquisition Module (МКСД) HDD (end) and start backup r/g 2224
Life On The Station Photo and Video / r/g 2000
METEOR Setup Checkout
Rodent Research Rodent Dissection and Bone Densitometer Ops
Rodent Research (RR) Bone Densitometer Scan
Rodent Research MELFI Sample Insertion
Comm config for conference from MRM1 / Communications System
Cygnus Cargo Operations
СД1-7 Lamp Replacement in MRM1 r/g 2278
Rodent Research (RR) Bone Densitometer Scan
Monitoring Progress 432 (Aft) АСН-К exchange on the Laptop during the test / r/g 2272
Rodent Research MELFI Sample Insertion
Cleaning FGB Gas-Liquid Heat Exchanger (ГЖТ) Detachable Screens 1, 2, 3
Rodent Research (RR) Bone Densitometer Scan
Rodent Research MELFI Sample Insertion
Rodent Research Refrigerated Centrifuge Configuration
Comm reconfig for nominal ops / Communications System
Rodent Research (RR) Post-Experiment Hardware Stowage
Progress 431 (DC1) Stowage and IMS Ops / r/g 2234
CONTENT. Experiment Ops / r/g 2299
Rodent Research Rodent Dissection and Bone Densitometer Ops
Animal transfer to MSG and back
Rodent Research Closeout Ops
IMS Delta File Prep
Rodent Research MELFI Sample Insertion
Food Frequency Questionnaire
IMS Conference
Monitoring Progress 432 (Aft) АСН-К exchange on the Laptop during the test / r/g 2272
TORU Test with Mated Progress 432 (Aft) r/g 2305
SHD Weekly Questionnaire
MSG Hardware Deactivation
Cygnus Cargo Operations Conference
NEUROIMMUNITET. Saliva Collection / r/g 2307
NEUROIMMUNITET. End of ECG Recording. Close-out Ops, Data Downlink / r/g 2307
NEUROIMMUNITET. Stress-Test (Session 2) / r/g 2307
Monitoring Progress 432 (Aft) АСН-К exchange on the Laptop during the test / r/g 2272

Completed Task List Items
CCE-Superbowl downlink msg [Active]

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.
RR ops
Nominal ground commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Saturday, 05/21: Crew off duty
Sunday, 05/22: Crew off duty
Monday, 05/23: RR inventory audit, RR MSG cleanup, TREK hardware setup, N3 BEAM sensor cable install, Ocular Health

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 - Operate
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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