NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 18 February 2015


NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 18 February 2015.

Today: NanoRack Cubesat Deployer (NRCSD) Installation: Wilmore installed two sets of NRCSD-Quad units onto the Multipurpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) which is attached to the slide table in the JEM Airlock (JEMAL).

Video and electronic still photos of installation operations were downlinked. The planned jettison of the16 cubesats are scheduled to begin 27 February.

Electro-Magnetic Levitator (EML): Cristoforetti is continuing with tasks to support the on-orbit Functional Checkout Experiment (FCE) to better characterize the sample positioning capabilities of the facility's electromagnetic field and to optimize the EML facility parameters settings in preparation of the EML science ops. Today she changed the mode of the High Speed Camera to change the magnification factor, and configured gas valves. She was unable to complete a software reload on the European Physiology Module (EPM) laptop which was scheduled later in the crew day due to complications encountered. Ground teams will be developing a forward plan and rescheduling the activity for another day.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparation: The crew continues to prepare for upcoming EVAs. Today, they utilized the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Caution & Warning System (ECWS) Onboard Trainer to review related operations and practice EVA cuff checklist procedures. They also assembled and operated the Virtual Reality Trainer to refamiliarize themselves with Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFER) operations. In addition to training, they recharged and checked out EVA Battery Assembly (REBA) powered hardware, inspected SAFER units, and prepared EVA cameras.

Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Fault: UPA experienced a high pressure transient fault yesterday afternoon. Flight Controllers downlinked supplementary telemetry then restarted the system. However, the system faulted out again soon after with the same anomalous signature. The systems remains in standby mode while ground teams develop a forward plan. This morning, the crew was instructed to reconfigure the Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) to internal tank (EDV).

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

BIOME - Survey Completion
Biochemical Urine Test
HRF - Urine Sample Insertion Into MELFI
Regeneration of БМП Ф2 Micropurification Cartridge (start)
URISYS Hardware Stowage
USND2 - Hardware Activation
Kazbek Fit Check / МО Book 3 12 p. 12-1 (117)
MORZE. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake
VIZIR. Experiment Ops. / r/g 8024
Ultrasound 2 Scan
ТКГ 425 and SM AO Interface Leak Check
Ultrasound 2, Data Export
XF305, Camcorder Setup
JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Extension to JPM Side
BIOME, Sample Stowage
CUBESAT - Hardware Installation
ТКГ-СУ Hatch Opening
ОН - Cardiac Scan (Subject)
Installation of Quick Release Screw Clamps on SM (AO) Aft side after ТГК 425 Docking and Hatch Opening
ТКГ 425 (АО) Air Sampling Using АК-1М sampler
EML - Camcorder Config & Experiment Ops
Ocular Health (OH) - Nominal Operations Assistance
Photography of СтА docking probe trace on acquisition cone of DC1 passive assembly SM AO (Aft) after ТКГ 425 docking
ТКГ 425 deactivation, air duct installation
Verification of ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position
Docking Cone Internal Surface Photo/Data Download to OCA
ТКГ 425 docking mechanism disassembly, hatch tool installation on the front side of the hatch Starting Gas Supply to JEM
Health Maintenance System (HMS) - Food Frequency Questionnaire
WHC Fill
JEM Airlock - Slide Table Retraction
ТКГ 425 (SM Aft) Transfers and IMS Ops
CASKAD. Preparation of Glovebox-S
USND2 - Hardware Deactivation and Closeout
Update of the EPM laptop software, Part 1 [Aborted]
CASKAD. TBU-V No.02 Installation for the Experiment
SAFER Training
EVA - Enhanced Caution and Warning System (ECWS) On-Board Training
24-hour BP Monitoring (end))
Update of the EPM laptop software, Part 2 [Aborted]
Photo Camera Configuration for USOS EVA
SAFER Training
MORZE. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake
CASKAD. Bioreactor Transfer from ТКГ
REGENERATSIYA-1. Transfer and Deployment of Bio Samples on SM Panel 406
CASKAD. Setup in TBU-V No.04 at +4 deg С
BIOPLENKA (BIOFILM). Hardware Transfer from ТКГ to SM and Setup in Thermostat at +4 deg C
REGENERATSIYA-1. Photography at Setup Location
CASKAD. Photography During the Insertion into Thermostat / r/g 8003
Installation of REBA batteries
REBA powered equipment test
PAO Event
EVA - Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFER) Latch Familiarization
MORZE. Preparation Ops & Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake
COGN - Experiment Ops [Deferred]
БМП Ф2 Absorption Cartridge Regeneration (end)
Completed Task List Items

WHC KTO / Seat R&R
Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

Nominal Commanding
Network Monitoring Software Deployment [Scheduled later this evening]
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Thursday, 02/19: Half duty day, OH Cardiac Ops, Pre-EVA HMS Ops, EVA Tool Configuration and Audit, EVA Procedure Review, Saliva Ops
Friday, 02/20: EVA for installing IDA Cables
Saturday, 02/21: EVA Debrief, EVA Tool Configuration, Weekly Cleaning, Crew Day Off
QUICK ISS Status - Environmental Control Group:

Component - Status
Elektron - On
Vozdukh - On
[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) - 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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