NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 25 November 2016

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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 25 November 2016.

Today: FLame EXtinguishment (FLEX)-2 Multi-user Droplet Combustion Apparatus (MDCA) Exchange: This morning, the crew was scheduled to perform a Fluids and Combustion Facility (FCF) MDCA replacement in preparation for the FLEX-2 experiment.

The Crew was unable to remove the MDCA Chamber Insert Assembly (CIA) from the Combustion Integration Rack (CIR) Combustion Chamber. Ground teams will meet to determine additional troubleshooting to assist in removing the MDCA. FLEX-2 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.

HRP Collections: The crew performed their Flight Day 30 (FD30) blood draw in support of the Biochemical Profile and Repository experiments. Collected samples were placed in Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) for return at a later date. The Biochemical Profile experiment tests blood and urine samples obtained from astronauts before, during, and after spaceflight. Specific proteins and chemicals in the samples are used as biomarkers, or indicators of health. Post-flight analysis yields a database of samples and test results, which scientists can use to study the effects of spaceflight on the body. Repository is a storage bank used to maintain biological specimens over extended periods of time and under well-controlled conditions. This repository supports scientific discovery that contributes to our fundamental knowledge in the area of human physiological changes and adaptation to a microgravity environment and provides unique opportunities to study longitudinal changes in human physiology spanning many missions.

Robotic External Leak Locator (RELL) Preparations: The Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Airlock (JEMAL) was depressurized to prepare for deploying RELL via the slidetable next week. RELL is an instrumentation package that is maneuvered externally by the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS)/Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) to detect local pressure variations to help in locating a leak. For this demonstration, a predetermined scan/survey procedure will be executed that characterized the ISS environment and scans various ISS elements containing ammonia lines and systems. Operations next week will also attempt to identify the source of the "white flakes" that have recently been noticed on downlink video.

Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Stowage Wire Kit Installation: Overnight, the crew completed the activities to install the JEM Stowage Wire Kit. This Kit makes additional stowage available in the area under the JEM Airlock (JEMAL). They installed additional wire frames and CTBs in the deck locations forward and aft of the JEMAL. A total of 7.0 Cargo Transfer Bag Equivalent (CTBE) of stowage was gained through this JEM Stowage Wire Kit upgrade.

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

HRF Generic Collection
NEUROIMMUNITET. Saliva Samples Collection. Psychological Testing (morning). Tagup with specialists
HRF Generic Sample MELFI Insertion Operations
HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection 30 Minutes
KORREKTSIYA. NEUROIMMUNITET. Blood Samples Collection
NEUROIMMUNITET. Venous Blood Samples Processing (Smear). Tagup with specialists
KORREKTSIYA. NEUROIMMUNITET. Venous Blood Samples Processing on Plasma-03 Centrifuge
Insertion of Russian experiments blood samples into MELFI
KORREKTSIYA. NEUROIMMUNITET. Handover to USOS for MELFI Insertion
KORREKTSIYA. Closeout Operations
HRF Generic Refrigerated Centrifuge Configuration
HRF Generic Refrigerated Centrifuge Spin Conclude
HRF Generic Sample MELFI Insertion
Fine Motor Skills Experiment Test - Subject
CARDIOVECTOR. Experiment Operations. Tagup with specialists
JEM Airlock Depressurization
Combustion Integrated Rack Rack Doors Open
High Definition Video Camera Assembly 1 Activation in High Definition Mode
Combustion Integrated Rack Front End Cap Open
Columbus Video Camera Assembly 1 Adjustment
Aquapad Water double Analysis
Data Transfer from USB Jumpdrive to MagVector
HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection Conclude Stow
Multi-user Droplet Combustion Apparatus Hardware Replacement [Aborted]
WHC Urine Receptacle (UR) and Insert Filter (IF) Remove and Replace
Removal of GoPro cameras from Soyuz 733. Copying the video to a hard drive. Battery Charge
NEUROIMMUNITET. Psychological Testing
CARDIOVECTOR. Experiment Operations.
Inventory of Elektron-VM Spares
HTV-6 ESA items trash gather
MOTOCARD. Assistance and Photography during the Experiment
ISS HAM Service Module Pass
VEG-03 Plant Photo
ISS Crew Orientation
JEM Airlock Vent
Preparation for BRI Monthly Cleaning - gathering LensPen brushes.
Combustion Integrated Rack Front End Cap Close
HRF Generic Sample MELFI Retrieval Insertion Operations
JEM Airlock Vent Confirmation
MARES Ultrabay Hard Disk installation
Combustion Integrated Rack Rack Doors Close
Inventory Management System (IMS) conference
ISS Crew Handover
Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Power On
Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Scan Prep
Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Scan
FS1 Laptop Preventive Maintenance
CEVIS Handover Video Review
ISS Crew Orientation
BRI Monthly Cleaning.
Ultrasound 2 Guided Data Export
Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Post Exam
USB Jumpdrive Data Transfer
High Definition Video Camera Assembly 1 Switch to SD Mode
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) WSTA Fill
Meteor Hard Drive Swapout
NAPOR-miniPCA. Cleaning of БЗУ-М Ventilation Openings
Termination of Soyuz 733 GoPro HERO3 Battery Charge (6 ea.) and Stow
Strata Status Check
СОЖ Maintenance
NEUROIMMUNITET. Hair Samples Collection
IMS Delta File Prep
Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Stow
ISS HAM Video Power Up
Combustion Integrated Rack Hardware Return
CEVIS Crew Handover
Space Headaches - Weekly Questionnaire
Joint Station LAN Edge Router Cable Reconfig
NEUROIMMUNITET. Saliva Samples Collection
NEUROIMMUNITET. ECG Recording (termination). Closeout Operations and Data Downlink

Completed Task List Items
WHC KTO Replace
3D Printer OGS Adapter Checkout
N3 PCS Shell Swap

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.
JEMAL depress
MDCA Exchange support
PCS Patch Install

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Saturday, 11/26: Housekeeping, Crew Off Duty, HRF Collection
Sunday, 11/27: Crew Off Duty, HRF Collection
Monday, 11/28: RELL Ops, CIR Bottle Replace, HRF Ops, DECLIC, Marangoni (MD30) removal, Sarcolab

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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