NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 2 January 2015


NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 2 January 2015.

Today: Space Dynamically Responding Ultrasonic Matrix System (SpaceDRUMS): Virts and Cristoforetti had difficulty with a leaking Quick Disconnect (QD) during removal of SpaceDRUMS hardware for return on the SpaceX-5 vehicle.

Completion of this task has been postponed while the Ground team develops procedures to address the issue and allow removal of the hardware. The crewmembers removed vent closeout panels and installed four EXPRESS rack lockers. The goal of SpaceDRUMS is to provide a suite of hardware capable of facilitating containerless advanced materials science, including combustion synthesis and fluid physics.

Dragon Offset Grapple On-Board Training (OBT): In preparation for SpaceX-5 arrival next Thursday, January 8th, Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) in the Hot Backup Configuration and maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) into position for the 3rd Offset Grapple Practice Session. The USOS crew then practiced grappling the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) Power & Data Grapple Fixture (PDGF). They repeated this ~5 times and then performed a final run during which the Robotics Ground Controllers safed the SSRMS to simulate a failure. The crew recovered by switching from the Cupola Robotic Workstation (RWS) to the Lab RWS and backed the SSRMS away. After the Offset Grapples Practice session, the Robotics Ground Controllers maneuvered the SSRMS to the SpaceX-5 High Hover position and successfully repeated some pre-launch checkouts of the arm. Several comm error messages observed late in the day are thought to be due to MSS commands being sent simultaneous with a C&C file transfer activity. MSS ops completed nominally while the C&C file transfer activity was stopped. MSS performance today was otherwise nominal.

Advanced Resistance Exercise Device (ARED) Set Screw Torque: Virts torqued multiple set screws within the ARED cylinder flywheels and the main arm fasteners.

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

EHS MCD - onboard water processing and data recording
WRS - fill for processing from EDV
Cleaning FGB panel vent screens
CARDIOVECTOR. Experiment Ops
IVA Tool Kits Audit
Periodic Fitness Evaluation - Nom Ops
FGB Dust Collector ПС1, ПС2 Filter Replacement
FM - Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Pressure Regulator Purge and Maintenance
SDRM - Crew removes and stows SDRM Hardware
CARDIOVECTOR. Experiment Ops
SM Ventilation System Preventive Maintenance. Group А
LLB СК EMU battery cycling - end
PROBOY. Penetration Simulator Ops
SDRM - Crew removes and stows Hardware
EXPR2 Hardware Setup
WRS - fill for processing from EDV
Lab RWS Video Download in standard mode
Tightening universal bolts on ARED cylinder flywheel and retainers
SM Ventilation System Preventive Maintenance. Group А
IVA Tool Kits Audit
EXPR2 Hardware Setup
Replacement of urine receptacle (МП) and filter-insert (Ф-В) in АСУ
JRNL - Journal Entry
Cleaning FGB ГЖТ Detachable Screens 1, 2, 3
IMS and Stowage Conference
OBT Dragon Offset Grapple No. 1
IMS Delta File Prep
OBT Dragon Offset Grapple No. 2
OBT - SSRMS Debrief Conference
Lab RWS Video Download in standard mode
Completed Task List Items

Ground Activities
All activities completed unless otherwise noted.

Nominal commanding
SSRMS Manuver to Off-set Grapple Start
CUCU Activation and Checkout
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Saturday, 01/03: Crew off duty
Sunday, 01/04: Crew off duty
Monday, 01/05: HAP1 Vest Ops, CUP-ATU mod kit install, EVA tool config, EMU swap
QUICK ISS Status - Environmental Control Group:

Component - Status
Elektron - Off
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) - 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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