NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 22 June 2015


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 22 June 2015.

The orbiting Expedition 44 trio is counting down to next week's arrival of the SpaceX CRS-7 mission. The station inhabitants also participated in an emergency drill and advanced microgravity science.

One-Year crew member Scott Kelly is training for the robotic capture of the Dragon supply ship set for about 9 a.m. EDT June 30. Commander Gennady Padalka will be his backup monitoring systems during the rendezvous and approach. Dragon will launch atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sunday at 10:21 a.m.

Padalka, Kelly and Flight Engineer Mikhail Kornienko practiced an emergency Soyuz evacuation drill on Monday. In the unlikely event the crew would need to escape from the space station during an emergency, they would use a Soyuz spacecraft as a lifeboat and return to Earth.

Science is always ongoing onboard the orbital laboratory with the crew and ground researchers exploring a variety of subjects. On the life science front, the crew members looked at how living in space affects an astronaut's immune system for the Microbiome experiment.

On-Orbit Status Report

Sleep ISS-12: Kelly and Kornienko are performing a week of sleep logging. Within fifteen minutes of wakeup, the crew answered questions from the SleepLog application on the Station Support Computer (SSC). The Sleep ISS-12 experiment monitors ambient light exposure and crew member activity and collects subjective evaluations of sleep and alertness, to examine the effects of space flight and ambient light exposure on sleep during a year-long mission on the ISS.

Habitability: Kelly resumes the Habitability activity this week after successfully reloading the iShort application to the tablet last week. He answered a questionnaire that focuses on habitability and his interactions with ISS systems. Habitability assesses the relationship between crew members and their environment in order to better prepare for future long-duration spaceflights to destinations such as Near Earth Asteroids (NEA) and Mars. The ultimate goal is to understand how much habitable volume is required for vehicle internal design and layout, and if mission duration impacts the volume needed.

On Board Training (OBT) 42 Soyuz (42S) Emergency Descent Drill: All 3 crew members participated in this emergency decent drill. The drill is scheduled 12-14 weeks aboard the ISS, then once every 2.5 months. This training session focused on off-nominal procedures that would be used in the event the crew needed to egress the ISS and perform an emergency descent.

SpaceX (SpX)-7 Arrival Preparations: Kelly and Padalka completed another session of robotics training to practice tracking and capture of the Dragon vehicle. They also powered up and checked out the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Communication Unit (CUCU) and Dragon Crew Command Panel (CCP). Finally, they placed the Node 2 nadir hatch to the unlatch position.

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

Regeneration of the Micropurification Unit (БМП) Ф1 cartridge (begin)
[ВКС] laptops antivirus software update / r/g 8247
BIOME- Completion of the questionnaire
ISS Emergency Soyuz Descent OBT. / r/g 9129
SEISMOPROGNOZ. Data Transfer from Control and Data Acquisition Module (МКСД) hard drive (begin) RSE1 spectrum search (begin). / r/g 9125
CUCU Activation
Dragon Robotics Review
CUCU and CCP checkout
PAO video recording / r/g 9130
Verifying JLP, JEMRMS, ISPR A2, A3, fire indication function.
ЕДВ ([КОВ]) No. 1106 (00063570R) filling (separation) for Elektron r/g 8936
Monitoring of ИП-1 air flow sensors installation
RR - sample relocation in MELFI
IMS Delta File Prep
HABIT - Questionnaire completion
URAGAN. Observations and Photography / r/g 9131
N2 Nadir Hatch Unlatching
Greasing of ARED upper stops cables
SEISMOPROGNOZ. Data Transfer from Control and Data Acquisition Module (МКСД) hard drive (end) and beginning of archiving. RSE1 spectrum search (end). / r/g 9125
Regeneration of the Micropurification Unit (БМП) Ф1 cartridge (end)
Preparation for the antivirus scanning of [ВКС] laptops / r/g 8247
Completed Task List Items

GPS downlink message
Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

CUCU checkout
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Tuesday, 06/23: Dragon Offset Grapple, Biome, BCAT, PWD Sample Collect and TOCA Analysis
Wednesday, 06/24: Dragon OBT RoBOT, Biome
Thursday, 06/25: Ocular Health, Dragon OBT RoBOT, Sprint
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) - Process
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab - Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 - Full Up

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