NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 23 October 2016

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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 23 October 2016.

Expedition 49 Flight Engineers Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Kate Rubins of NASA successfully captured Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft with the station's robotic arm at 7:28 a.m. EDT.

Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo spacecraft was berthed to the Unity module of the International Space Station at 10:53 a.m. EDT. The Expedition 49 crew will begin unloading approximately 5,000 pounds of science investigations, food and supplies when the hatch between the newly arrived spacecraft and the Unity module of the space station is opened. The spacecraft is scheduled to spend a little more than a month attached to the station.

Orbital ATK's Cygnus was launched on the company's Antares rocket Monday, Oct 17, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Cygnus will remain attached to Unity until a planned departure in November sends the spacecraft toward a destructive re-entry in Earth's atmosphere.

On-Orbit Status Report

Cygnus Rendezvous and Capture: This morning the crew monitored the Cygnus approach from the Cupola Robotic Workstation and successfully captured Cygnus using the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) at 6:28 am CDT. The Ground Robotics team maneuvered Cygnus into position to inspect the Passive Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM), and berthed Cygnus onto the Node-1 Nadir Active CBM. Later, the crew removed the Centerline Berthing Camera System (CBCS) from the Node-1 Nadir hatch window. The crew performed a leak check and configured the vestibule for ingress. Controller Panel Assembly (CPA) removal and hatch opening/ingress are scheduled for Thursday, October 27th.

Crew Quarters (CQ) 9 Volt Battery Changeout: Today, the crew replaced the 9 volt batteries in all four CQs. This maintenance is required every twelve months. These batteries are used to power the Caution & Warning (C&W) alarm speakers and the Egress Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs).

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

USOS Window Shutter Close
HRF Generic Urine Collection
HRF Generic Sample MELFI Retrieval Insertion Operations
CONJUGATION ТБУ-[В]#02 Thermostat Setup
KORREKTSIA. Taking food and liquids (medicine) registration in flight log
Centerline Berthing Camera System (CBCS) Powerup
Closing Window Shutters # 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14
T2 Crew Handover
ISS Crew Adaptation
Photo/TV Ghost Camera in Cuopla on SSC power recording
ISS HAM Video Power Down
Robotics Workstation (RWS) Configuration
Cygnus PCS Command and PROX Link Verification
HRF Generic Sample MELFI Insertion Operations
Robotic Workstation (RWS) High Definition (HD) Monitor Downlink
Cygnus R-BAR Approach
Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) Cygnus Capture
Video Recording of greetings
Remote Workstation Monitor HD Video Downlink Deactivation RWS.
HRF Generic Urine Collection Stow
BIOPLENKA. Cryogem-03 thermostat setup
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) WSTA Fill
KORREKTSIA. Taking food and liquids (medicine) registration in flight log
СОЖ maintenance
In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Crew Quarters (CQ) Battery Remove and Replace
PCS Laptop Relocate
Symbolic Activity
PCS Laptop Relocate
Node 1 Centerline Berthing Camera System (CBCS) Removal
Ghost camera teardown in Cupola
Robotic Workstation (RWS) Teardown
Symbolic
Cygnus/Node 1 Pressurization and Leak Check
Node 1 Nadir to Cygnus Vestibule Outfitting
Vacuum cleaning behind panels 405 and 406 in MRM 1
MICROVIR. Glovebox-S hardware setup
ISS HAM Video Power Up
Meteor Shutter Open
Space Headaches - Daily Questionnaire
Cygnus PROX Switch OFF

Completed Task List Items
None

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.
SSRMS Maneuver to N1 Nadir CBM
CBM Bolting Operations

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Monday, 10/24: BEAM Ingress, Airway Monitoring Setup, Cygnus Cargo Transfer Review
Tuesday, 10/25: Emer H/W Fam, Veggie-3, Airway Monitoring
Wednesday, 10/26: Soyuz Drill, Neuromapping, Dosetrack, Meteor, JAXA EPO

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 - Operate
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 - Idle
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) - Process
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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