NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 20 November 2014

The Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft is rolled out by train, on 21 November 2014, from the MIK 40 integration facility to the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad 31, in Kazakhstan. Credit: ESA/S. Corvaja.

Today: Fluids Integration Rack (FIR) maintenance: Wilmore replaced both the LMM (Light Microscopy Module) Microscope Power/Data Cable 1 and the LMM Monochrome Camera 1 and configured LMM for microscope characterization.

The configuration includes removing the current Advanced Colloids Experiment (ACE) sample, replacing one objective lens, and installing Preliminary Advanced Colloids Experiment (PACE) Target inside Auxiliary Fluids Container.

Portable Power Supply-2 (PPS-2) (T-Cell Activation in Aging): Wilmore set up the portable power supply in the Columbus module. He then unstowed and setup a Kubik module and performed a functional checkout of the PPS at maximum Kubik power draw. At the conclusion of the checkout, he disconnected and stowed the Kubik unit. Kubik is a small controlled temperature incubator or cooler with removable inserts designed for self-contained, automatic microgravity experiments such as those using seeds, cells, and small animals. T-Cell Culture Cassettes for the Kubik incubator will be delivered to the ISS on a SpX-5. T-Cell Activation in Aging seeks the cause of a depression in the human immune system while in microgravity. T-cells, a type of white cell, are coated with chemical receptors that must trigger together to activate the body's immune system properly. T-cells from flight crews and ground volunteers in a range of ages are analyzed to determine changes in protein production and gene response on the ground and in microgravity.

BioLab (Triplelux-B): The activity to perform an update of the Triplelux displays on the BioLab laptop was deferred today. The activity was scheduled in preparation for Triplelux-B samples, which arrive on SpX-5. The objective of Triplelux-B is to further understand the cellular mechanisms underlying the increase in radiation responses, and the impairment of the immune system functions, under spaceflight conditions. Triplelux-B specifically studies phagocytosis in invertebrate immune cells, using Hemocyte primary cells (non-adherent suspension) derived from the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis), for investigating basic immune functions. Those functions include the induction of gene activation, phagocytosis, and DNA repair on the radiation affected cells.

Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Manual Fill: As part of routine maintenance, Wilmore performed a manual fill of the WHC Flush Water Tank. The procedure had Wilmore temporarily disconnect the Dose Pump in order to protect it from increased pressures during the fill. Once pressure equalized, the Dose Pump was reconnected. Wilmore took photos during today's activity for downlink and ground analysis.

Today's Planned Activities
All activities are on schedule unless otherwise noted.
- Central Post Computer КЦП1 Test and System Ops Data Gathering (preparation for activity)
- FIR - Hardware Checkout, Rack Doors Open. Video Recording
- ACE-M3 - Microscope Configuration Checkout
- Mating and checkout of cables:77КМ-2700.8127-30, 8227-70, 8227-80
- RS1 Laptop Activation. RS1 Laptop Deactivation
- EDV Refill from ATV5 WDS tank
- Photo of panels space behind panels (panels 426, 135) and search for connectors
- WRS - vessel fill from EDV for processing
- PPS2 - Activation.
- PPS - KUBIK 6 Retrieval and Installation, cable routhing and temperature settings
- SM Ventilation System Preventive Maintenance. Group В2
- Filling (separation) of EDV [KOV] for Elektron
- AQM - Hardware Transfer
- WHC Fill
- HRF1 - Subnet Mask Change
- BLB - Laptop Displays Application Update [Deferred]

Completed Task List Items
- CMS ARED Cylinder evacuation
- ATV5 unpack correction

Ground Activities
All activities are on schedule unless otherwise noted.
- Nominal Commanding
- Stbd TRRJ Video Survey
- EEPROM refresh for both S4 PVCU MDMs

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Friday, 11/21: Seedling Growth-2, REGEN ECLSS Recycle Tank Drain
Saturday, 11/22: Weekly Cleaning, Crew off duty
Sunday, 11/23: 41S Launch and Dock

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 - Standby
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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