NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 7 June 2016

Astronaut Jeff Williams works inside the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module. Credit: NASA.

The hatch to BEAM was opened up again today for the second day of outfitting the expandable module to determine its habitability and durability.

BEAM, or the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, is set to demonstrate the overall performance and capability of expandable habitats for the next two years. The crew is predicted to enter BEAM between 12 and 14 times during its stay.

Three Expedition 46-47 crew members are winding down a six-month mission at the International Space Station. Commander Tim Kopra, veteran cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and first-time British astronaut Tim Peake are packing their Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft before they undock June 18 for the 3.5 hour ride back to Earth.

The station will raise its orbit Wednesday morning to support the undocking as well as the arrival of the next crew on July 9. New Expedition 48-49 crew members Anatoly Ivanishin, Kate Rubins and Takuya Onishi will launch July 7 aboard a new Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft for a two-day trip to their new home in space.

Inside the space station, the astronauts explored how future crews will communicate and perform as they travel farther out in space. Saliva samples were collected and stowed so scientists can analyze them to understand how microgravity affects a crew member's immune system. The crew also photographed Earth's landmarks and studied the vibrations the station experiences during vehicle dockings, spacewalks and crew exercise.

On-Orbit Status Report

Autonomous Mission Operations (AMO) Run 2: Following the successful completion of the first AMO experiment run last week, today the crew executed the second of three crew initiated experiment runs by using onboard AMO software to complete the autonomous deactivation and activation of an EXPRESS Rack (ER) 7 at Lab P2. The AMO investigation tests advanced software and operational concepts to determine how crew members on the ISS can automate spacecraft systems with less involvement from the ground support staff.

Multi-Omics: The crew collected saliva samples and inserted them into a Box Module in Minus Eighty-degree Freezer for ISS (MELFI). The Multi-Omics analysis of human microbial-metabolic cross-talk in the space ecosystem evaluates the impacts of space environment and prebiotics on astronauts' immune function by combining the data obtained from the measurements of changes in the gut microbiological composition, metabolites profiles, and the immune system.

Columbus Endcone Space Acceleration Measurement System (SAMS) Sensor Removal and Relocation: The crew removed the SAMS Sensor Enclosure (SE) and the SAMS Adapter from Columbus Starboard Endcone and re-routed the SAMS cable from ER 3 to the European Physiology Module (EPM). SAMS is an ongoing study of the small forces (vibrations and accelerations) on the ISS resulting from the operation of hardware, crew activities, docking and maneuvering. Results generalize the types of vibrations affecting vibration-sensitive experiments. Investigators seek to better understand the vibration environment on the ISS.

Bigelow Expandable Aerospace Module (BEAM) Sensor Installation: The Crew successfully completed Day 1 of BEAM sensor suite installation (impact and temperature sensors) as well as a tap test and photo documentation of the sensor and cable configuration. Sensor installation will continue tomorrow.

Urine Processor Assembly (UPA): The UPA was shut down today due to erratic conductivity of the urine distillate. High conductivity levels caused the UPA to reprocess for an extended period of time as the Wastewater Storage Assembly Tank (WSTA) was approaching full. The process run was terminated and the Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) has been configured to internal EDV. To expedite continued use of the UPA, the current concentration cycle will be ended early and both the Advanced Recycle Filter Tank Assembly (ARFTA) and the WSTA contents will be drained. WHC will then be configured back to UPA to attempt a clean process cycle.

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Overnight, Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) and maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) and Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) Arm 2 for rotating the Enhanced On-Orbit Replaceable Unit (ORU) / Tool Platform (EOTP) to its nominal stow position to stow the SPDM on Mobile Base System (MBS) Power Data Grapple Fixture 2 (PDGF2). Before grasping the EOTP drive fixture, checkouts of the Orbit Replaceable Unit (ORU) Tool Changeout Mechanism 2 (OTCM2) mechanisms (gripper, advancer, umbilical, torquer) were performed to assess potential impacts of the high loads event on Friday when trying to extract the P12B-A Remote Power Control Module (RPCM). Each mechanism passed the test and data is being reviewed by engineering teams.

Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Stowage Frame Installation Part 3: The crew continued assembly and installation of the JEM Stowage Frame. Once fully installed, the frame will increase JEM stowage capability by 12 Cargo Transfer Bag Equivalents (CTBE).

On-Board Training (OBT) Cygnus Departure: In preparation for OA-6 unberth and release planned for next Tuesday, June 14, the crew reviewed required departure steps.

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

MO- saliva sampling
MO- placement of samples into МELFI
MO- equipment stow
MO- questionnaire fill out
On MCC GO БМП Ф2 absorption cartridge regeneration (start)
KORREKTSIA. Registration of food, liquids (medicaments) acceptance r/g 2448
Daily planning conference (S-band)
Acoustic Dosimeters Setup - Day 1
Synchronize RS photo cameras with on-board time / r/g 1594
Fold ARED
JEMAL - depress
BEAM - remove hatch cover and ingress
Air sampling with АК-1М sampler during ingress into BEAM module r/g 2442
T2 - monthly inspection
JAXA - install frame for cargo stowage
BEAM - install handrails in the module
Recharge Samsung tablet in Soyuz ТК №719 - start
BIOCARD. Experiment ops r/g 1907
BIOCARD. Experimetn assist / r/g 1907
BEAM - install sensors and internal cables - part A
Preparation of items to be returned and disposed of in Soyuz ТК №719 r/g 2374, 2446
On MCC GO ISS oxygen repress from the 1st section of СрПК Progress
Recharge Samsung tablets in Soyuz ТК №720 - start
JAXA - install stop for cargo stowage frame
SOZh maintenance
On MCC GO ISS oxygen repress from the 1st section of СрПК Progress
WHC - replace urine receptacle and filter-insert
Recharge Samsung tablet in Soyuz ТК №719 - term
Photo and video imagery of life at the ISS / r/g 2000
JEMAL - check completion of depress
Preventive maintenance program (CMS) - T2 treadmill
BEAM - install sensors and internal cables - part В
Recharge Samsung tablets in Soyuz ТК №720 - term
IDENTIFIKATSIA. Copy ИМУ-Ц measurement results to a laptop r/g 1589
JEMAL - confirm end of ventilation in JEM
WRS - water fill from EDV for processing
COL-SSD- read instruction
Closeout ops and egress BEAM, close Node 3 Aft hatch
Tighten QD bolts between DC1 and Progress ТКГ №431
KORREKTSIA. Registration of food, liquids (medicaments) acceptance r/g 2448
AMO2 - deactivate ER7
Put ARED into working position
Stowage operations prior to undock of Soyuz ТК №719 r/g 2374, 2446
AMO2 - status check
Old data removal from RSE-Med laptop/ r/g 2463
WRS water sample analysis
Tighten QD bolts between SM aggregate compartment АО and Progress и ТКГ №432
ASTROPI. Preparation for connection to ISS LAN
Dust filter cartridge R&R in SM
COL - relocate cargo from the kit to a vacant place
COL. Retrieve and reposition the sensor
URAGAN. Observation and imagery with НА ВСС equipment / r/g 2462
Relocate cargo into COL-STBD_ENDCONE AFT-DECK zone
VIZIR. Experiment run with СКПФУ equipment r/g 2461
AMO2 - activate ER7
INTERACTION-2. Experiment run / r/g 2460
TOCA - data entry
WRS - water fill from EDV for processing [Deferred]
TOCA - WWB replacement
Preventive maintenance program-sprint exercises-at crew convenience
AMO2 - status check
OBT - Cygnus undock procedure review
IMS update
HRF- equipment install
On MCC GO БМП Ф2 absorption cartridge regeneration (term)
KORREKTSIA. Registration of food, liquids (medicaments) acceptance r/g 2448

Completed Task List Items
None

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

BEAM operations
Nominal ground commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Wednesday, 06/08: BEAM sensor install Parts C,D, COL VCR removal & SSD install, Sokol Suit leak check, surface sample collection
Thursday, 06/09: JEM stowage frame install/consolidation, ACDU remote controller install, MSL sample exchange
Friday, 06/10: Cygnus RoBOT OBT, ER5 locker removal/IPEHG install, CQ deck cleaning, SkinB

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 - Idle
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 - Operate
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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