NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 23 February 2016

Night falls for the Expedition 46 crew of the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly captured this image and tweeted it out to his followers with this remark: " Day 330 (in space). Tried to only count up. 10 days left tmrw I started #countdown! #GoodNight from @space_station! #YearInSpace. Credit: NASA/Scott Kelly.

The crew of Expedition 46 was engaged in a variety of repair tasks today across the orbiting laboratory.

ESA astronaut Tim Peake replaced cables in the station's Advanced Resistive Exercise Device, the primary tool for astronaut resistive exercise vital for maintaining bone and muscle mass while in microgravity. NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Tim Kopra worked to replace key components in the station's Water Processing Assembly.

Peake also set up units for the NASA Space Automated Bioproduct Laboratory (SABL), which is capable of supporting life science research on microorganisms, small organisms, animal cells, tissue cultures and small plants.

Meanwhile, Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko are just one week away from the conclusion of their one-year mission. The pair are set to land in Kazakhstan at 11:27 p.m. EST March 1.

On-Orbit Status Report

Space Automated Bioproduct Laboratory (SABL): Today, for the NASA SABL facility, Peake set up two SABL units in in the US Laboratory module and configured power, data, and thermal connections to the rack. SABL is an upgrade to the long standing ISS incubator, Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus (CGBA). SABL supports a wide variety of experiments in the life, physical and material sciences with a focus on supporting research of biological systems and processes. SABL is capable of supporting life science research on microorganisms, small organisms, animal cells, tissue cultures and small plants.

Fine Motor Skills: Peake completed a session of the Fine Motor Skills experiment today. He performed a series of interactive tasks on a touchscreen tablet. 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.

Water Processing Assembly (WPA) Catalytic Reactor Remove and Replace (R&R): Kelly and Kopra performed a WPA Catalytic Reactor R&R this morning. In addition, they took advantage of the access and replaced a degraded Gas Separator and Reactor Health Sensor within the Water Recovery System (WRS)-1 Rack, then cleaned the rack's Avionics Air Assembly (AAA) inlet. The crew was ahead of today's timeline and proceeded with activities originally scheduled for tomorrow by installing a filter kit and performed an inspection on the failed Catalytic Reactor, then dried free standing water which was found within the unit. The WPA Catalytic Reactor had been suspected of leaking since November, and had shown signs of increased leakage the past few weeks. Ground teams have since activated WPA and will be performing a series of checks on the system overnight.

Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Rope Replace: As part of routine maintenance, Peake replaced both ARED cable arm ropes.

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

SLEEP - Questionnaire
MORZE. Measuring Bioimpedance Using SPRUT-2
CORRECTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medication) Intake
In Flight Maintenance (IFM) - Catalytic Reactor R&R
CORRECTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medication) Intake
On MCC Go Regeneration of БМП Ф2 Micropurification Cartridge
IDENTIFIKATSIYA. Copying ИМУ-Ц Micro-Accelerometer Data to HDD for Return
Replacement of Voltage Converter ПН28-120
Fine Motor Skills - Test
MORZE. Psycho-physiological Evaluation: Tsentrovka, SENSOR Tests
Photo/TV Battery Charge Initiation
SABL - Hardware Setup
MORZE. Psycho-physiological Evaluation: SUPOS Test
AIRMON - Procedure Review
Soyuz 718 Sokol Suit Leak Check
EVA - Equipment transfer from Airlock
Drying Sokol Space Suits - Setup Space Suit 1 and 2 for drying (Soyuz 718)
AIRMON - Equipment Setup
EXPOSE-R. Photography of P/L Hardware
IDENTIFIKATSIYA. Copy ИМУ-Ц Micro-Accelerometer Data to HDD for return
Crew Departure Prep
Photo/TV Battery charger battery swap
PBA Relocation
WRS Gas Separator R&R
CORRECTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medication) Intake
СОЖ Maintenance
HABIT - Applications Overviews
Termination of space suit 1, 2 Drying (Soyuz 718)
ALGOMETRIA. Experiment Ops
ARED - Rope Replacement (assistance)
Start space suit 3 drying and set up the 1st pair of gloves for drying (Soyuz 718)
Crew Departure Prep
FE-4 Familiarization with specifics of CMS operation
Terminate drying the first pair of gloves and start drying the second pair (Soyuz 718)
Hardware Setup for PAO
In Flight Maintenance (IFM) - Catalytic Reactor Sensor R&R
Junction Box PS-120 Deployment in the Airlock to support Airway Monitoring Activity
TV Session with Life News TV Channel
MOTOCARD. Experiment Ops
Terminate drying the second pair of gloves (Soyuz 718)
TWIN - Urine Collection Hardware Setup
Photo/TV Battery charger battery swap
TWIN - Blood Collection Setup
TWIN - Saliva Collection Hardware Setup
Cleaning FGB Gas-Liquid Heat Exchanger (ГЖТ) Detachable Screens 1, 2, 3
In Flight Maintenance (IFM) - WRS1 Rack AAA Cleaning
Terminate the 3rd space suit drying, start drying the 3rd pair of gloves (Soyuz 718)
Terminate drying the 3rd pair of gloves (Soyuz 718)
Stowing space suits and gloves after drying (Soyuz 718)
IMS Delta File Prep
HRF - Hardware Setup
HRF2 - Hardware Reconfig
Terminate Photo/Video Battery Charge
Daily Planning Conference (S-band)
Cognition Test
NEIROIMMUNITET. Setup. Starting 24-hr ECG Recording
On MCC Go БМП Ф2 Absorption Cartridge Regeneration
CORRECTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medication) Intake

Completed Task List Items

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.
WPA Checkout

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Wednesday, 02/24: Crew Departure Prep, Post CAT Reactor R&R Cleanup, SABL, Airway Monitoring Setup
Thursday, 02/25: Crew Departure Prep, 44S Prepack, Airway Monitoring
Friday, 02/26: Crew Departure Prep, Airway Monitoring Cleanup, Soyuz Descent Drill, JEM Stowage Frame 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") - On
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab - Override
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) - Shutdown
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) - Shutdown
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab - Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 - Full Up

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