NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 10 September 2014

Ground support personnel are seen at the landing site after the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft landed with Expedition 40 Commander Steve Swanson of NASA, and Flight Engineers Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Swanson, Skvortsov and Artemyev returned to Earth after more than five months onboard the International Space Station where they served as members of the Expedition 39 and 40 crews. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls.

Today: 38 Soyuz (38S) Undock and Landing: Expedition 40 Commander (CDR) Swanson, Flight Engineer (FE)-1 Skvortsov, and FE-2 Artemyev undocked from the ISS today at 6:01 p.m. CDT and landed in Kazakhstan at 9:23 p.m CDT.

The crew's return completes 167 days in space. 38S undock began Expedition 41 under the command of Maxim Suraev. Suraev, FE-5 Wiseman and FE-6 Gerst will operate the ISS as a three-person crew until the arrival of three additional crew members on September 26th.

Capillary Channel Flow (CCF) Hardware Stow: Wiseman removed the CCF hardware from the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) and stowed it. CCF has been running without crew interaction from the ground for approximately four weeks. Capillary flow is the natural wicking of fluid between narrow channels in the opposite direction of gravity. Tree roots are one example of a capillary system, drawing water up from the soil. By increasing understanding of capillary flow in the absence of gravity, the CCF experiment helps scientists find new ways to move liquids in space. Capillary systems do not require pumps or moving parts, which reduces their cost, weight, and complexity.

Salivary Markers: Swanson collected a blood sample for the Salivary Markers investigation which was returned ambient on the Soyuz. He also collected saliva samples. These samples will be used to measure markers of latent viral reactivation (a global indicator of immune impairment and infection risk) in conjunction with salivary antimicrobial proteins and immune cell functional assays. This research study will help identify if there are any risks of an adverse health event in crewmembers due to an impaired immune system. Maintaining a robust immune system during prolonged spaceflight missions (i.e., to other planets or asteroids) will be important to ensure mission success. If any impairment in immunity is found due to spaceflight, this will allow the development of appropriate countermeasures to help mitigate the risks.

Gradient Heating Furnace (GHF) Resistance Measurement and Cartridge Removal: Gerst removed an Alloy Semiconductor cartridge for return on a future flight. He also completed a GHF unit insulation resistance measurement in preparation for Alloy Semiconductor #3. The Alloy Semiconductor investigation aims to develop a clear understanding of how semiconductor materials grow and crystallize in microgravity. The materials studied are also known to be useful as devices which convert heat into electricity (thermoelectrics). These studies may ultimately shed light on how higher quality crystals may be derived from other materials or incorporated into other devices such as solar cells.

Today's Planned Tasks

Laptop RS1(2) Reboot / Onboard Computer System (БВС) [Complete]
Laptop RSS2 Reboot / r/g 1009 [Complete]
SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test / Manual Controls [РСУ], [Complete]
HRF Sample Collection [Complete]
HRF - Urine Sample MELFI Insertion [Complete]
HRF - Generic Sample Operations [Complete]
REMINDER - Reading Reminder [Complete]
HRF - Urine Sample MELFI Insertion [Complete]
HRF Blood Sample Draw (assistance) [Complete]
HRF Blood Draw [Complete]
HRF Blood Draw [Complete]
HRF Blood Sample Draw (assistance) [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
ТК 712 Return Stowage / r/g 6451, 6580 [Complete]
Setup GoPro HERO3 camera in ТК 712 [СА] / r/g 6545 [Complete]
CASKAD. Removal of Bioreactor from ТБУ-В No. 04 and Installation in Ababioz incubator. r/g 6615 [Complete]
WRS - Recycle Tank Fill from EDV [Complete]
ENERGY Diet Log of Breakfast [Complete]
WRS Water Sample Analysis [Complete]
On MCC GO Purging Elektron-VM Liquid Unit (БЖ) after Shutdown [Complete]
CASKAD. Deactivation of Anabioz Thermostat. / r/g 6615 [Complete]
СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
CASKAD. ТК 712 Transfers. r/g 6615 [Complete]
Periodic Fitness Evaluation - Nom Ops (subject) [Complete]
In-Flight Maintenance (IFM) - Overhead Crew Quarter Cleaning [Complete]
ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position Check [Complete]
IVA - Survey Completion [Complete]
Periodic Fitness Evaluation - Nom Ops (assistance) [Complete]
CASKAD. Removal of ТБУ-В No. 04 Thermostat / r/g 6616 [Complete]
ENERGY - Urine Sample Collection [Complete]
CCF - Hardware Stow without Optical Diagnostic Unit (ODU) [Complete]
ISS HAM Radio Power down [Complete]
IVA - Survey Completion [Complete]
Photo of ТК 712 [СА] and returning stowage prior to undocking / r/g 6451, 6580 [Complete]
ENERGY - Urine Sample Collection [Complete]
ENERGY - Water Sample Collection [Complete]
ALLOY - Cartridge Removal [Complete]
ТК 712 Transfers Status Report / r/g 6451, 6580, 6462 [Complete]
Photo of the external surface of ТК 712 СА-БО hatch for the slot antenna evaluation [Complete]
SALMARK - Health Assessment Questionnaire [Complete]
SALMARK - Health Assessment Questionnaire [Complete]
IMS Delta File Prep [Complete]
Downlink Photos of ТК 712 СА-БО hatch / r/g 0284 [Complete]
Dried Clothes Stowage [Complete]
Comm config for ТК 712 Undocking and Descent [Complete]
Cooling down of ТПК 712 [СА] prior to undocking / r/g 6619 [Complete]
Crew Departure Prep [Complete]
CCF - Hardware Stow without Optical Diagnostic Unit (ODU) [Complete]
ENERGY Diet Log (Lunch) [Complete]
Dried Clothes Stowage [Complete]
ТК 712 Activation / ТК 712 Comm Check in S/G2 / Ascent and Descent [Complete]
Take with you to ТК 712 / r/g 6601 [Complete]
GHF - Measuring Resistance of Heating Elements [Complete]
Setup and Activation of КСПЭ Equipment for Removal of Quick Release Screw Clamps (ЗВБ) and Hatch Closure TV coverage from MRM2 / r/g 6611 step 1 [Complete]
MSG - Glovebox Power Down [Complete]
WRS - Recycle Tank Fill from EDV [Complete]
SHD - Space Headaches Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
On MCC GO Removal and inspection of quick-release screw clamps on MRM2 side / Deactivation/Activation [РК] 4.3 p. 4-2 (77) [Complete]
Recording of Removal of Quick Release Screw Clamps (ЗВБ) TV coverage / r/g 6611 step 1 [Complete]
TOCA Data Recording [Complete]
Autonomous Mission Operations (AMO) - Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) and Station Support Computer (SSC) Analysis [Complete]
AMO - TOCA Activity Planning [Complete]
ТК 712 - MRM2 Hatch Closure / Ascent and Descent [Complete]
Hatch Closure MPEG2 TV coverage / r/g 6611 [Complete]
ТК 712 - MRM2 Hatch Closure. Hatch Closure TV Coverage [Complete]
On MCC GO Quick Release Screw Clamps Removal (ЗВБ) TV Downlink / r/g 6611 step 3 [Complete]
On MCC GO ТК 712- MRM2 hatch leak check / Ascent and Descent 9 p. 87 [Complete]
HRF Equipment Stow [Complete]
USOS Window Shutter Closure [Complete]
CUBESAT - Hardware Photo [Complete]
IMS and Stowage Conference [Complete]
CMS2 - Lens Replacement [Complete]
КСПЭ hardware Deactivation and Closing Applications on ЦП SSC / r/g 6611 step 4 [Complete]
ТК 712 ODF Ops; Undocking and Descent Ops [Complete]
Closing window shutters No. 6,8,9,12,13,14 / r/g 5451 [Complete]
Psychological Evaluation Program (WinSCAT) [Complete]
MAGVEC - Data Download [Complete]
On MCC Go Resetting MRM2-ТК PEV to CLOSED position [Complete]
TOCA Waste Water Bag (WWB) Changeout [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
JRNL - Journal Entry [Complete]
IVA - Survey Completion [Complete]
ISTOCHNIK-M Preparation For Measurements. r/g 6614 [Complete]
ENERGY Diet Log (Dinner) [Complete]
ISTOCHNIK-M. Activation of TLM Recording Mode from ТК. r/g 6614 [Aborted]
ISTOCHNIK-M Closeout Ops / r/g 6614 [Aborted]
IVA Exercise Clothing Reminder [Complete]
Comm reconfig for nominal ops after ТК 712 landing r/g 6617 [Complete]
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evac
Condensate sample install
Data prep return- CDR, FE1, & FE2
Food Warmer Mod
Audio Questionnaire
WHC KTO replace
Roscosmos Report
Ekon Photo
3DA1 cam ops
ARED detent flip
Columbus MWA Install
EML Screw Saw
EMU Resize
EVA tape Audit
Makita battery charge
ATV cargo transfer operations
CTB 1226 unpack [In Work]
Dragon4 Stowage prep
ESA Velcro Gather
EVA Tool Gather
EVA WIF Adapter Prep
IMAK Audit
SSC18 recovery
Dragon 4 Prepack List

Commanding associated with 38S Undock
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Thursday, 09/11: Crew Sleep
Friday. 09/12: ARED Rope R&R, MSG AAA Fan Filter Clean, Dragon ROBoT Session 2
Saturday, 09/13: Weekly Cleaning, Crew Off Duty
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 - Stop
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 - Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) - Standby
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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