NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 20 April 2014

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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 20 April 2014.

SpaceX (SpX)-3 Dragon Capture/Berth and Ingress: The crew captured Dragon at 6:14am CDT today.

During the approach, there were some minor Ultra High Frequency (UHF) comm dropouts, but the channel swap-overs were well within Fault Detection Isolation and Recovery (FDIR) time constraints. Berthing to the Node 2 Nadir port was performed by the ground teams. Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) bolt capture was completed with 15 of 16 bolts; the 16th bolt was binding and was retracted. The crew then completed pressurization and outfitting of the Node 2 to Dragon vestibule. Ingress is scheduled for tomorrow.

Commercial Protein Crystal Growth-High Density Protein Crystal Growth Modified (CPCG-HM) Review: Commander (CDR) Wakata and Flight Engineer (FE)-3 Swanson conducted a procedures review in preparation for upcoming CPCG-HM operations. CPCG-HM (Commercial Protein Crystal Growth High Density Modified) is a National Laboratory Office experiment that is intended to demonstrate the scientific and commercial value of protein crystallization on a long-duration microgravity mission. This will be accomplished using flight hardware that accommodates high-value proteins whose structures cannot be determined through ground-based methods. Studying protein crystals grown in microgravity could provide useful information in the development of new drugs.

Nanoracks Onboard Computer Based Training (OBCBT): Swanson reviewed OCBT materials for accessing NanoRacks Platforms, Reconfiguration of Modules, and operation of the NanoRacks Microscope-1 and Microsocpe-2. He also completed a review of On Board Training (OBT) materials for NanoRacks BioRack Centrifuge Operations. These experiments are life-science payloads that investigate cell growth under 1-g and micro-g conditions.

Nitrogen (N2) Repress: A nitrogen repress was completed from the 53P tanks.

Today's Planned Tasks

CCP panel - cable routing and check [Complete]
Laptop RS1(2) Reboot [Complete]
RSS1,2 Reboot / r/g 1009 [Complete]
SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
RWS config for DRAGON rendezvous observation [Complete]
Camera install to provide video to monitor 3 of RWS station in LAB [Complete]
Minicam config in Cupola to support Dragon birthing ops [Complete]
Dragon on R-bar approach monitoring [Complete]
RGN REC-TNK - removal of depress hose for nominal ops [Complete]
Telephone conference with the Patriarch of Russian Orthodox Church (VHF) [Complete]
Dragon - SSRMS capture [Complete]
Dragon - repress from Node 2 and leak check equipment gather [Complete]
NANORACK-P - experiment ops review [Complete]
NANORACK - training material review [Complete]
ISS N2 Repress from 53P (АО) СрПК Section 2 (start) [Complete]
CBCS - camera install on Node 2 nadir hatch and power up [Complete]
Node 2 - Port CBM check before birthing [Complete]
CPCG - text and procedure review [Complete]
PLATE-PL - training procedure review [Complete]
CPCG - express rack secure and power check [Complete]
Node 2 CBM - capture and bolt operations [Complete]
СОЖ Maintenance. [Complete]
ISS N2 Repress from 53P (АО) СрПК Section 2 (terminate) [Complete]
HDPCG - transfer review [Complete]
CBCS - camera removal from Node 2 nadir hatch [Complete]
Journal entry [Complete]
Dragon - repress from Node 2 and leak check [Complete]
Dragon - transfer compartment outfitting [Complete]
CCP panel - cable routing [Complete]
Node 2 - Docking bolt control unit removal [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evac
IFM Sabatier Purge
WHC KTO Replace
WHC EDV R&R
Roscosmos Report
Ocean Observe
Uragan Photo
Ekon Photo
IFM WHC UR/IF R&R
No Skid Tape Audit
ARED SSCV5 pre-gather
Data prep return
CSA-CP C/O P2
HMS OHA test
KTO EDV audit
MI core return prep
ST-ISS read
XFER Dragon Cargo Ops
Ground

Nominal commanding
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Monday, 04/21: SpX-3 Ingress, T-Cell, Micro-7, Dragon cargo ops
Tuesday, 04/22: EVA 26 prep
Wednesday, 04/23: 53P undock, US EVA #26
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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