NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 31 December 2015

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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 31 December 2015.

Today: Combustion Integration Rack (CIR) Fuel Oxidizer Management Assembly (FOMA) Remove and Replace: Kopra changed out the CIR FOMA which is the first step in the calibration and recertification required prior to the start of the FLame Extinguishment Experiment (FLEX)-2 experiment scheduled for January.

The calibration and certification is scheduled for next week. FLEX-2 uses small droplets of fuel to study the special spherical characteristics of burning fuel droplets in space. The 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.

Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Launch Enclosure Operations: Kopra removed EMU 3008 from the EMU launch enclosure and installed it on the EMU Don/Doff Assembly (EDDA) while the launch enclosure panels were re-installed without an EMU inside. At a future date EMU 3005 will be installed in the launch enclosure for return to Earth on a SpX. Kopra then removed Space Suit Assembly (SSA) soft covers from EMU 3008 and installed on EMU 3003 for Foreign Object Debris (FOD) prevention.

Cargo Operations: Today, Kelly participated in a Stowage Conference discussing Cygnus cargo choreography, then continued transferring cargo from the Cygnus vehicle to ISS. Peake unpacked cargo that arrived on 62P.

ISS Safety Video Survey: Kelly obtained video of the interior volume of the ISS which allows ground teams to assess the current vehicle configuration and identify areas of concern. This survey is performed approximately every 6 months to identify ventilation blockage, flammability hazards, emergency egress paths, access to fire ports and safety equipment.

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

SLEEP - Questionnaire
HRF - Sample Collection and Prep for Stowage Insertion
HRF - Sample Insertion into MELFI
Setup and Activation of КСПЭ Equipment for Hatch Closure from MRM1 TV coverage in MPEG2
ESA Weekly Crew Conference
Daily Planning Conference (S-band)
ISS crew and ГОГУ (RSA Flight Control Management Team) weekly conference / r/g 1017
ECLSS Recycle Tank Remove and Replace
USND2 - Hardware Activation
Eye Imaging (Ocular Health) - Ultrasound Scan Prep
Eye Imaging (Ocular Health) - Ultrasound Scan (CMO)
Eye Imaging (Ocular Health) - Ultrasound Scan (Subject)
Crew Prep for PAO
TV Conference with RSC Energia, IBMP, GCTC Management. New Year Greetings (Ku + S-band)
WRS - Recycle Tank Fill
Eye Imaging (Ocular Health) - Ultrasound Scan (Subject)
Eye Imaging (Ocular Health) - Ultrasound Scan (CMO)
Crew Onboard Support System (КСПЭ) Equipment Deactivation after TV conference
Soyuz 719 Samsung Tablet Recharge - Initiate / Video & Audio
MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeter gathering and measurements / r/g 1025
Video Survey of the ISS
СОЖ Maintenance
MRM2 comm config to support the P/L Ops / Communications System
KULONOVSKIY KRISTALL. Experiment Ops. Tagup with specialists as necessary / r/g 1027
Ultrasound - Data export to USB drive
Eye Imaging (Ocular Health) - Post-Exam Ops
RADIN - Retrieval of dosimeters from deployed locations
OTKLIK. Hardware Monitoring / r/g 0030
MATRYOSHKA-R. Handover of BUBBLE-dosimeters from USOS / r/g 1025
RADIN - Handover of Detectors to RS
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeter gathering and measurements / r/g 1025
Health Maintenance System (HMS) - Food Frequency Questionnaire
OH - Ocular Health Cardiac Operations
WRS - Recycle Tank Fill
MRM2 Comm Reconfig for Nominal Ops / Communications System
Health Maintenance System (HMS) - Food Frequency Questionnaire
KULONOVSKIY KRISTALL. Copy and Downlink Data / r/g 1027
Ocular Health (OH) - Operator Assistance with the Experiment
CEVIS Exercise
Cleaning FGB Gas-Liquid Heat Exchanger (ГЖТ) Detachable Screens 1, 2, 3
Soyuz 719 Samsung Tablet Recharge - terminate / Video & Audio
CIR - Viewing Introduction Video
SHD - Questionnaire
OH - Ocular Health Cardiac Operations
Ocular Health (OH) - Operator Assistance with the Experiment
Pre-packing Cargo Items for Disposal via Cygnus AO-4 / r/g 1021
Soyuz 718 Samsung Tablet Recharge - Initiate / Video & Audio
EMU - Rotation of Short Extravehicular Mobility Unit (SEMU) Launch Enclosure (SLE)
WRS - Recycle Tank Fill
CIR - Rack Doors Open
CIR - Experiment Ops
BAR Experiment Ops / r/g 1028
Fungistat Treatment of SM Structural Elements and Shell Areas r/g 1022
CIR - Experiment Ops
RGN REC-TNK - Remove depress hose for nominal operations
USND2 - Hardware Deactivation
Mid-point mission debrief - Part 3
EMU - Reconfiguration of Launch Enclosure (SLE)
VEG-01 - Photos of Seedlings
CIR - Experiment Ops
WRS - Recycle Tank Fill
RGN - Initiate drain into EDV
IMS and Stowage Conference
CIR - Rack Doors Closure
RGN - Terminate water drain into EDV
ТКГ 431 (DC1) Early Unstow and US Cargo Items Transfers and IMS Ops r/g 0947, 0963, 0964
EMU backpack replacement
Cygnus Cargo Operations
INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops / r/g 1029
Private Exercise Conference (PEC)
Soyuz 718 Samsung Tablet Recharge - terminate / Video & Audio
Dust Filter Replacement and MRM1 Gas-Liquid Heat Exchanger (ГЖТ) Cleaning
IMS Delta File Prep
Cygnus Cargo Operations Tagup
OASIS - Hard Drive Exchange
CONTENT. Experiment Ops / r/g 1030
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation

Completed Task List Items
45S Transfer and Unpack (3 hours)
Tour of Columbus Module recording for PAO

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

Nominal system commanding
Three-Day Look Ahead:
Friday, 01/01: Crew holiday
Saturday, 01/02: Crew off duty; housekeeping
Sunday, 01/03: Crew off duty

QUICK ISS Status - Environmental Control Group:

Component - Status
Elektron - Off
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 - Idle
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 - Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) - Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) - Norm
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab - Full Up
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 - Off

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