NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 28 June 2016

Outside their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Expedition 48-49 crewmembers Kate Rubins of NASA (left), Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos (center) and Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (right) listen to remarks June 26 during the traditional raising of the American, Russian, Japanese and Kazakh flags. The trio will launch on July 7, Baikonur time, on the Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft for a planned four-month mission on the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Alexander Vysotsky.

Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams is conducting a 3-D printing experiment inside the Destiny laboratory module today. His crewmates, Flight Engineers Oleg Skripochka and Alexey Ovchinin, worked on a variety of Russian experiments and readied a cargo ship for departure.

Williams gathered the 3-D Printing payload hardware and set up the gear in the Destiny lab's Microgravity Science Glovebox. The 3-D Printing in Zero G is a demonstration experiment seeking to determine if a 3-D printer can work in outer space. In-space manufacturing may enable future crews to be less dependent on cargo missions for supplies.

Skripochka checked equipment that is part of an experiment to determine the location of micrometeoroid impacts on the International Space Station.

The duo started the day closing the hatch to the Progress 62 (62P) cargo ship and conducting leak checks. The 62P will undock from the Pirs docking compartment early Friday then redock 34 minutes later. The redocking will be done manually to test an upgraded telerobotically operated rendezvous system installed in the Zvezda service module. The 62P will finally undock Saturday night and re-enter Earth's atmosphere for a fiery destruction less than four hours.

On-Orbit Status Report

3D Printing in Zero-G Experiment Setup: Today, the crew set up the 3D Printer in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) work volume. The payload ground team remotely operated the device to produce two 3D printed test coupons, and the crew removed and stowed each of them. The 3D Printing In Zero-G experiment demonstrates that a 3D printer works normally in space. In general, a 3D printer extrudes streams of heated plastic, metal or other material, building layer on top of layer to create 3 dimensional objects. Testing a 3D printer using relatively low-temperature plastic feedstock on the ISS is the first step toward establishing an on-demand machine shop in space, a critical enabling component for deep-space crewed missions and in-space manufacturing.

Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Airlock (JEM A/L) Operations: In preparation for tomorrow's EXHAM installation on the JEM Exposed Facility (JEF) the JEM A/L was depressurized and the crew performed a leak check and vented residual air. When venting was complete, the vent valve and JEM A/L backup manual valve were closed.

Habitability Human Factors Directed Observations: The crew completed a session of the Habitability experiment by recording and submitting a walk-through video documenting observations of an area or activity providing insight related to human factors and habitability. The Habitability investigation collects observations about the relationship between crew members and their environment on the ISS. Observations can help spacecraft designers understand how much habitable volume is required, and whether a mission's duration impacts how much space crew members need.

Health Maintenance System (HMS) Crew Medical Officer (CMO) Training: The crew completed this refresher course on some of the equipment and procedures taught in the CMO classes covering crew illness and/or injury. Lessons include text, pictures and video detailing previously learned medical procedures and hardware.

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

Verification of anti-virus scan results on Auxiliary Computer System [ВКС] laptops / r/g 8247
Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) Activation of MSG glove box
On MCC GO Regeneration of БМП Ф2 Micropurification Cartridge (start)
JEM A/L Depress and Vent
TM750 Camcorder Battery Operation Checkout
VIZIR. Measuring SM panels 114, 116 / r/g 2655
Activation of Progress 431 (DC1), Air Duct Removal / IRS Activation/Deactivation
ARED exercise video setup
3D Printing in Zero-G Payload Overview
On MCC GO Removal of ССВП Quick-Disconnect screw clamps from DC1 side and video of DC1- Progress 431 interface
3D Printing in Zero-G Hardware Gather
DC1-Progress 431 Hatch Closure / IRS Activation/Deactivation
Cleaning FGB Gas-Liquid Heat Exchanger (ГЖТ) Detachable Screens 1, 2, 3
On MCC GO DC1-СУ and СУ- Progress 431 Hatch Leak Check / IRS Activation/Deactivation
3DP Hardware Setup
Scheduled monthly maintenance of Central Post Laptop. Laptop Log-File Downlink r/g 1888
OTKLIK. Hardware Monitoring / r/g 1588
Vacuum Cleaning of ВД1 and ВД2 air ducts in DC1
Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification
URAGAN. Observation and Photography using VSS / r/g 2658
JEMAL Verifying depressurization complete
JEM Airlock Depressurization and Vent Confirmation
ALGOMETRIA. Experiment Ops / r/g 2386
Soyuz 720 Samsung Tablet Recharge - initiate
ALGOMETRIA. Experiment Ops / r/g 2385
Filling EDV (KVO) for Elektron r/g 2660
3DP Printed Coupon Removal and Stowage
Crew Onboard Training (OBT) Self-Assessment Questionnaire
TEPC Transfer
СОЖ Maintenance
WRS Water Sample Analysis
Crew Onboard Training (OBT) Self-Assessment Questionnaire
Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification
HABIT Preparing for the experiment
3DP Printed Coupon Removal and Stowage
Soyuz 720 Samsung tablet charge, end
IMS Delta File Prep
Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification
CONTENT. Experiment Ops / r/g 2656
FGB ЦВ1 Fan Grille Cleaning / Ventilation and Air Conditioning System
ARED Exercise Video Equipment Stowage
Evening Work Prep
CONTENT. Experiment Ops / r/g 2657
TOCA Data Recording
On MCC GO БМП Ф2 Absorption Cartridge Regeneration (end)

Completed Task List Items
None

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.
JEM A/L depress
Nominal ground commanding


Three-Day Look Ahead:
Wednesday, 06/29: CBEF Incubator Unit cleaning, Mouse habitat IU installation, MSPR VRU SSD replacement
Thursday, 06/30: SPHERES Docking Port test/maintenance run
Friday, 07/01: 3D Printer Coupon prints and retrievals, ARED quarterly maintenance, T2 acoustic blanket install & SLM measurements

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 - Standby
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) - Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) - Standby
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab - Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 - Full Up

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