NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 1 August 2014

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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 1 August 2014

Today: Burning and Suppression of Solids (BASS)-II Operations: Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Gerst conducted flame tests for the BASS-II investigation which examines the burning and extinction characteristics of a wide variety of fuel samples in microgravity.

The experiment will guide strategies for materials flammability screening for use in spacecraft as well as provide valuable data on solid fuel burning behavior in microgravity. BASS-II results contribute to the combustion computational models used in the design of fire detection and suppression systems in microgravity and on Earth.

Cardio Ox Sample Collection: Gerst collected blood for his Flight Day (FD) 60 day session for the Cardio Ox investigation. The goal of Cardio Ox is to determine whether biological markers of oxidative and inflammatory stress are elevated during and after space flight and whether this results in an increased, long-term risk of atherosclerosis risk in astronauts. Twelve crewmembers provide blood and urine samples to assess biomarkers before launch, 15, and 60 after launch, 15 days before returning to Earth, and within days after landing. Ultrasound scans of the carotid and brachial arteries are obtained at the same time points, as well as through 5 years after landing, as an indicator of cardiovascular health.

Sound Level Meter (SLM) Operations: Commander (CDR) Swanson performed this routine activity to measure the acoustic environment in the habitable areas of the ISS by taking sound level readings. The data was downlinked to the ground for analysis.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparations: Swanson and Wiseman continued preparations for planned EVAs in August. Today they took baseline measurements for on-orbit fit verification of their Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMUs). Swanson completed Airlock unstow and gathered US EVA hardware that will be used during Russian EVA 39 and US EVAs 27 and 28. Gerst ingressed the Zenith 1 (Z1) dome and retrieved the Sequential Shunt Unit (SSU) for EVA 27.

Today's Planned Tasks

RSS1, 2, Reboot / r/g 1009 [Complete]
Laptop RS1(2) Reboot [Complete]
SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
HRF Blood Draw [Complete]
HRF - Closeout Ops and Stowage [Complete]
HRF - Blood collection assistance [Complete]
MSG - Visual inspection and activation [Complete]
CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 6238 [Complete]
HRF Refrigerated Centrifuge Configuration [Complete]
ISS crew and ГОГУ (RSA Flight Control Management Team) weekly conference r/g 6233 [Complete]
HRF - Crew removes blood tubes and powers off the Refrigerated Centrifuge [Complete]
HRF - MELFI Sample Insertion [Complete]
SLM data transfer [Complete]
IMS Tagup (S-band) [Complete]
BASS Operations Preparation [Complete]
Comm Config prior to MRM1 Ops / SM Communications System [Complete]
СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
ВСБ-95 R&R in DC1. r/g 6254 [Complete]
Replacement of МО-2-5008 fan in MRM1 БВН with the low noise unit and conducting acoustic measurements. r/g 6247 [Complete]
ВСБ-95 Test in DC1 (comm check in channel 1 and 2) [Complete]
ABOUT GAGARIN FROM SPACE. TM D700 HAM Radio Resetting.r/g 6260 [Complete]
ТКГ 423 (DC1) Transfers and IMS Ops r/g 6203 [Complete]
Comm Reconfig upon Completion of MRM1 Ops / SM Communications System [Complete]
В3 Fan Screen Cleaning in DC1 / Thermal Mode Control System [СОТР] [Complete]
BASS - Test Ops [Complete]
SLM data transfer [Complete]
ТКГ 423 (DC1) Transfers and IMS Ops / ТКГ 423 Cargo Transfers (РПР) + r/g 6203 [Complete]
IVA - Exercise Clothes Survey / USOS procedures [Complete]
EMU On-Orbit Fit Verification [Complete]
Dried Clothes Stowage / USOS procedures [Complete]
EMU On-Orbit Fit Verification [Complete]
Comm Config prior to MRM2 Ops / SM Communications System [РТК], [Complete]
Installation of overlay plates on FGB interior panels (panel 303). [Complete]
HRF - Closeout Ops and Stowage [Complete]
Replacement of МО-2-5008 fan in MRM2 БВН with the low noise unit and conducting acoustic measurements. r/g 6247 [Complete]
HRF - Hardware Setup [Complete]
EMU On-Orbit Fit Verification [Complete]
Installation of overlay plates on FGB interior panels (panel 404) [Complete]
US EVA Tools Gathering [Complete]
Comm Reconfig upon Completion of MRM2 Ops / SM Communications System [РТК], [Complete]
Sound Level Data Downlink after taking acoustic measurements r/g 6247 [Complete]
Installation of overlay plates on FGB interior panels (panel 404) - Disinfectant Treatment. [Complete]
Temp stow items located at NOD1O2 [Complete]
BASS Closeout Ops [Complete]
Z1 Ingress [Complete]
Z1 Cargo Ops [Complete]
IFM - Hatch Inspection [Complete]
Z1 Egress [Complete]
Installation of overlay plates on FGB interior panels (panel 404) - Disinfectant Treatment. [Complete]
Restow temp stowed items at NOD1O2 [Complete]
IVA - Exercise Clothes Survey / USOS procedures [Complete]
IMS Delta File Prep [Complete]
IVA - Everyday Clothes Survey / USOS procedures
Health Maintenance System (HMS) - Food Rations Photography [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
Dried Clothes Stowage
IVA - Everyday Clothes Survey / USOS procedures
CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 6238 [Complete]
MSG - Glovebox Power Down [Complete]
IVA - Routine Clothes Survey
Dried Clothes Stowage / USOS procedures [Complete]
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evac
WHC KTO replace
WHC-ЕДВ-У R&R
Roscosmos Report
Uragan photo
3DA1 cam ops
ARED detent flip
CSA CP taping
US EVA 28 review
SSCV5 USB card reader
Cygnus transfer cargo ops
56P unpack
Ground

Nominal commanding
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Saturday, 08/02: Crew off duty
Sunday, 08/03: Crew off duty
Monday, 08/04: BASS, EVA DOUG review, EVA tool config, ATV Rendezvous/Docking drill
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 - Stop
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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