NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 3 November 2016

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 50-51 crew members Peggy Whitson of NASA (left), Oleg Novitskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, center) and Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency (right) pose for pictures Nov. 2 in front of their Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft during a fit check dress rehearsal. They will launch Nov. 18, Baikonur time, for a six-month mission on the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Alexander Vysotsky.

Today: Orbital ATK (OA)-5 Cargo Operations: Today, CDR continued transferring cargo from Cygnus to ISS. Afterwards, CDR participated in a cargo conference with ground specialists. At last report approximately 9.5 hours of cargo operations had been completed and an estimated 16 hours of operations remaining.

Human Research Program (HRP) Collections: CDR began 24-hour urine collections this morning in support of the Biochemical Profile and Repository experiments. Collected samples are placed in Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) for return at a later date. This afternoon, CDR setup for tomorrow's blood collections. 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.

Compound Specific Analyzer-Combustion (CSA-CP) Checkout: The CDR changed out the batteries in two newly resupplied CSA-CP units and update internal clock settings. The CSA-CP units will sit deactivated with new batteries for at least 24-hours for sensors to re-establish bias voltages, and for 10-12 days in an open environment for sensor off-gassing.

Premature Combustion Integration Rack (CIR) Ignitor Burnout: Following seven successful FLame Extinguishment-2 (FLEX-2) test points, ground teams observed the CIR Ignitor #2 had burned out during the radiometer calibration. Yesterday's test points was the third day using the ignitors, with two additional days scheduled prior to the planned ignitor replacement. Ground teams will activate the rack today and bring down the images from yesterday's test. A forward plan for ignitor replacement and future CIR operations is in development.

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

Regeneration of Micropurification Unit (БМП) Ф2 Cartridge (start)
ALGOMETRIYA. Pressure and Thermal Algometry preparation for and measurement session
Veggie fan speed change
HRF Generic Urine Collection Setup First Time
SM Ventilation Subsystem Preventive Maintenance. Group А
Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) or ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT)
Combustion Integrated Rack Alignment Guide Installation
P/TV CEVIS Video Setup
Preparation for ИП-1 Flow Indicator R&R.
Measuring CO partial pressure at Central Post using CSA-CP analyzer (Located on SM Central Post panel 208). Battery replacement (as necessary) Report to MCC measurement data and analyzer number
Soyuz 732 Samsung Tablet Recharge, Initiate
24-hour ECG Recording (termination)
CEVIS Exercise Video Stow
24-hour BP recording (terminate)
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
Preparation for Nitrogen Purge Unit (БПА-M) R&R in Elektron-VM Oxygen Generation Unit [СКО].
СОЖ maintenance
Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations
Soyuz 732 Samsung Tablet Recharge, Terminate
Cygnus Cargo Operations Conference
ALGOMETRIYA. Pressure Algometry Measurement Ops
24-hour ECG Recording (start)
Soyuz 732 Transfers and IMS Ops
HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection Setup
Download of BRI log from RSS1
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) WSTA Fill
PAO Preparation
Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config LAB Setup
Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) - Lab
Compound Specific Analyzer-Combustion (CSA-CP) Checkout
INTERACTION-2. Experiment.
Inventory Management System (IMS) Conference
ISS Crew Orientation
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) WSTA Fill
Regeneration of БМП Ф2 Absorption Cartridge (end)
ALGOMETRIYA. Pressure and Thermal Algometry Measurement Session. Closeout Ops

Completed Task List Items
On-board Training (OBT) Cygnus Attached Phase Operations review
Tropical Cyclone Operations Review
Connects and powers on the WORF Laptop.

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.
Channel 4B Battery Capacity Test
P4 IEA Survey

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Friday, 11/05: HRF centrifuge setup & blood collection/stow, Recycle tank drain to EDV, Cygnus cargo transfer
Saturday, 11/06: Weekly Housekeeping
Sunday, 11/07: Crew Off Duty

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