NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 24 October 2016

Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo spacecraft is captured using the Canadarm2 robotic arm on the International Space Station. Packed with more than 5,100 pounds of cargo and research equipment, the vehicle made Orbital ATK's fifth commercial resupply flight to the station. Credit NASA.

Today: Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) Ingress and Sampling: FE-6 stowed the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) then opened Node3 Aft hatch to ingress the BEAM.

Once inside, the crew collected Microbial Air Sampler (MAS) and Surface Sample Kit (SSK) microbial and surface samples and deployed the Radiation Area Monitors (RAMs) delivered on 48Soyuz (48S). The RAMs will remain in BEAM through the end of Increment 50, when they will return for analysis on 48S. The SSK and MAS samples will return on 47S for ground analysis. Following sample collection, FE-6 closed the hatch and returned ARED to its nominal configuration. BEAM is an experimental expandable capsule that berths with the ISS. After docking, BEAM inflates to roughly 13 feet long and 10.5 feet in diameter to provide a habitable volume where a crew member can enter.

Airway Monitoring: FE-5 changed out the Low and High Nitric Oxide (NO) Analyzer sensors, then proceeded with configuring the cameras and experiment hardware for the reduced pressure data collection session tomorrow. The primary goal of the Airway Monitoring experiment is to determine how gravity and microgravity influence the turnover of Nitric Oxide (NO) in the lungs. During future manned missions to the Moon and to Mars, airway inflammation due to toxic dust inhalation is a risk factor. Since dust may cause airway inflammation and since such inflammation can be monitored by exhaled NO (Nitric Oxide) analysis, the present study is highly relevant for astronaut health in future space programs.

Radiation Area Monitor (RAM) Deploy: The crew installed 17 Area Dosimeter throughout the ISS to measure space radiation. They took photographs of each Area Dosimeter for ground verification purposes.

FLame EXtinguishment (FLEX)-2 Operations: FE-3 removed the Combustion Integration Rack (CIR) alignment guides to enable ground teams to initiate the FLEX-2 experiment. Following the troubleshooting and checkout that occurred last week, ground teams plan to run the experiment using decane fuel for four weeks.

The Flame Extinguishment - 2 (FLEX-2) experiment is the second experiment to fly on the ISS which uses small droplets of fuel to study the special spherical characteristics of burning fuel droplets in space. The FLEX-2 experiment studies how quickly fuel burns, the conditions required for soot to form, and how mixtures of fuels evaporate before burning. Understanding these processes could lead to the production of a safer spacecraft as well as increased fuel efficiency for engines using liquid fuel on Earth.

Cygnus Ingress: Cygnus ingress was scheduled to occur on Thursday, October 27th. However, yesterday the crew was able to get ahead with the Cygnus activities and they removed the Controller Panel Assemblies (CPAs) and opened the Cygnus hatch.

Urine Processor Assembly (UPA) Pressure Control and Pump Assembly (PCPA) High Pressure Anomaly: During a UPA process cycle yesterday, two pressure sensors inside the PCPA showed a rise in pressure values. Ground Controllers pre-emptively took the UPA to standby, and then to shutdown to avoid having the Fault Detection Isolation and Recovery (FDIR) take action. Currently the UPA is in a stable configuration. Initial review of data by the UPA specialist indicates that the PCPA may have failed. There are two spare PCPAs on orbit and a third launching on OA-7. The Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) will be configured from supplying UPA to internal EDV.

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

KONYUGATSIYA. Mode [ТБУ-в No.2] thermostat to +29°С
Close SM window covers ##6,8,9,12,13,14 Refer to comment 6
ISS CREW/SSIPC Management CONFERENCE
USOS Window Shutter Close
Water Recovery Management (WRM) Condensate Pumping Initiation
KONYUGATSIYA. Retrieve REKOMB-K from thermostat (+4 deg C) and install into thermostat @+29 deg C. Specialist conference
KORREKTSIYA. Logging the liquid and food (medicine) intake parameters
Handover of Increment 49/50 Crew
PRODUTSENT. Retrieve from [ТБУ-в №04] thermostat (+4 deg C) and install into [ТБУ-В №02] thermostat (+29 deg C).
Soyuz 731 [АСУ] activation
Fine Motor Skills Experiment Test - Subject
PRODUTSENT. Take pictures of BIOEKOLOGIYA box location inside [ТБУ-в №02] thermostat
Soyuz-731 pre-undock [СУДН] (motion control system) #2 test.
Deinstall [СА1,2] TV cameras and [СГ2-14В] lights in Soyuz 732 [СА] (prepare deinstalled 4053702006 and 4053702007 TV cameras for return on Soyuz 731. [СГ2-14В] lights are to be returned on Soyuz 731. Update the IMS)
KONYUGATSIYA. Process activation, insertion into ТБУ-В @+29 deg C.
remove Items in Front of N3A for Hatch Access
Photo/TV N3/BEAM Camcorder Setup
XF305 Camcorder Setup
Switch SM Kurs-P cables from MRM2 [АФУ] DC1 [АФУ] - handover
Switch SM Kurs-P cables from MRM2 [АФУ] DC1 [АФУ]
MATRYOSHKA-R. Transfer [СПД] passive assemblies from Soyuz 732
ARED Platform Fold
JAXA PCG Canister Bag CBEF Micro-G Installation
BEAM Ingress
MATRYOSHKA-R. Transfer [ФАНТОМ] set from Soyuz 732
Fine Motor Skills Experiment Test - Subject
LОДНТ training session (PRELIMINARY).
[АК-1М] air sampling during BEAM entry
Deploy PS-120 JUNCTION BOX into Air Lock to support Airway Monitoring activity.
MATRYOSHKA-R. Outfit [ФАНТОМ] set with detectors, transfer and install in MRM1. Specialist conference when required
Radiation Area Monitors (RAM) Deployment
ОДНТ training sessions (PRELIMINARY) - assistance
Photo TV Airway Monitor A/L Video Setup
Sensor Changeout
Microbial Air Sampler (MAS) Kit Sample Collection
Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis
VEG Series Experiment On-Board Training.
XF305 Camcorder Setup
Intracranial Pressure & Visual Impairment (IPVI) Face Photo-taking
Surface Sample Kit (SSK) Collection/Incubation
VEGGIE Software On-Board Training
Airway Monitoring Setup
MATRYOSHKA-R. Photography
Prepare items for return on Soyuz 731
Combustion Integrated Rack Alignment Guide Removal
BEAM Cleanup and Egress
KONYUGATSIYA. Activation completion, deployment in thermostat @29 deg C. Specialist conference
KONYUGATSIYA. Photography during deactivation. Specialist conference
Auxiliary Laptop Computer System Virus Definition File Update
CARDIOVECTOR. Science ops run. Specialist conference
ARED Platform Unfold Back to Nominal Position
CARDIOVECTOR. Photography during the science operation
Return Items Back to N3A Location That Were Removed for BEAM Ingress
Gas analyzer deactivation in Soyuz 732
Meteor GFCI Reset
Equipment preparation for PAO
Crew preparation for PAO
Intracranial Pressure & Visual Impairment (IPVI) Face Photo-taking
PAO with All-Russia Space Educational Month in Orlyonok camp (Ku+S-band)
KONYUGATSIYA. Retrieve from thermostat (+29 deg C) and install into thermostat @+4 deg C.
KORREKTSIYA. Logging the liquid and food (medicine) intake parameters
FENIKS. Transfer [ФАНТОМ] sets from Soyuz 732
Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record
Intracranial Pressure & Visual Impairment (IPVI) Medical Conference
Soyuz descent training
Soyuz-731 descent OBT, return cargo content and stowage consultations
Cygnus Cargo Operations Review
FENIKS. BIOEKOLOGIYA bags stowage Specialist conference
Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth
FENIKS. Stowage site photography
Radiation Area Monitors (RAM) Deployment
BIOPLENKA. Turn on KRIOGEM093 thermostat to +37°С
СОЖ maintenance
Intracranial Pressure & Visual Impairment (IPVI) Medical Conference
IMS Delta File Prep
ISS Crew Adaptation
Centerline Berthing Camera System (CBCS) Stow
Soyuz 731 IRIDIUM telephone charging - setup, charge init (ФГБ1ПГО_2_224_1, CTB №1017 (002857J), soft bag (00044322R))
Soyuz 731 IRIDIUM telephone charging - charge monitoring
Soyuz 731 IRIDIUM telephone charging - charge term
Soyuz 732 IRIDIUM telephone charging - charge init
KORREKTSIYA. NEYROIMMUNITET. Science ops setup
ISS Crew Orientation
Soyuz 732 IRIDIUM telephone charging - charge monitoring
Soyuz 732 IRIDIUM telephone charging - charge term, deinstall
AIRMON Power Off
Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Cylinder Flywheel Evacuation
Airways Monitoring Briefing
MELFI Overview OBT
Exercise Data Downlink via OCA
Space Headaches - Daily Questionnaire
Increment 48 Plaque Hanging
Airways Private Medical Conference (PMC)
BIOPLENKA. Fix KONSKANTA No.4-1 tape cartridge and insert into [ТБУ-В №04]. Insert KONSTANTA into KRIOGEM-03 for incubation.
BIOPLENKA. Photography of the samples in the thermostat
NEYROIMMUNITET. Saliva sampling
NEYROIMMUNITET. 24-Hour EKG Recording (start)
Preparation for the Antivirus Scanning of [ВКС] Laptops
KORREKTSIYA. Logging the liquid and food (medicine) intake parameters

Completed Task List Items
WHC KTO Replace

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.
47S Thruster Test
MSS Powerup, SSRMS Ungrapple Cygnus and Maneuver to Park Position

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Tuesday, 10/25: Emer H/W Fam, Veggie-3, Airway Monitoring
Wednesday, 10/26: Soyuz Drill, Neuromapping, Dosetrack, Meteor, JAXA EPO
Thursday, 10/27: Airway Monitoring, Handover

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) - Shutdown
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab - Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 - Full Up

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