NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 24 June 2014

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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 24 June 2014

Today: Skin-B Sample Collection: Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Gerst conducted his second Skin-B data collection using the Tewameter probe to measure the skin barrier function; the Visioscan Camera to measure skin surface topography; and the Corneometer probe to measure skin hydration.

The Skin-B experiment will improve understanding of skin aging, which is slow on Earth but very much accelerated in space. This will also provide insights into the aging process in other (similar) bodily tissues in general. The data could help in determining impact on astronauts on future missions to the Moon and Mars for example where environmental conditions are more challenging.

Burning and Suppression of Solids (BASS)-II Operations: FE-6 Gerst conducted three flame tests for the BASS-II investigation. Gerst burned a 2cm wide, flat, cotton-fiberglass blend fabric and one rod with Japanese wax with a stagnated flow. The fabric samples ignited at the lower oxygen level, but extinguished quickly. The candle ignited and ground teams reduced the air flow until the flame extinguished, providing flame shape data. The BASS-II investigation examines the burning and extinction characteristics of a wide variety of fuel samples in microgravity. The BASS-II experiment will guide strategies for materials flammability screening for use in spacecraft as well as provide valuable data on solid fuel burning behavior in microgravity. BASS-II results contribute to the combustion computational models used in the design of fire detection and suppression systems in microgravity and on Earth.

Glacier-4 Hardware Installation: Commander (CDR) Swanson installed Glacier-4 into Express Rack (ER)-7. This Glacier unit was delivered to the ISS on SpX-3.

Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Zero Robotics: FE-5 Wiseman and FE-2 Artemyev set up the SPHERES satellite hardware with the ER laptop and loaded specific test session software. The crew monitored the SPHERES satellites during the test sessions. This unit test session is in preparation for the Zero Robotics competition with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) later this summer. This SPHERES session was planned in conjunction with a Russian crew member as part of a joint utilization agreement. The SPHERES Zero Robotics investigation establishes an opportunity for high school students to design research for the ISS. As part of a competition, students write algorithms for the SPHERES satellites to accomplish tasks relevant to future space missions. The algorithms are tested by the SPHERES team and the best designs are selected for the competition to operate the SPHERES satellites on board the ISS.

American to Russian Converter Unit [CHT] Testing: Swanson and FE-1 Skvortsov conducted testing of the Russian Electrical Power System (EPS) to gather data on issues seen with [CHT] operations. The tests being performed today and tomorrow will characterize the current flow between the Service Module power bus and several downstream loads. Additional tests are planned after new hardware arrives on Orb-2 and will focus directly on the [CHT]s.

Internal Thermal Control System (ITCS) Sample Collection: Swanson obtained ITCS fluid samples from the Lab, Node 2, Columbus and Japanese Experiment Module (JEM). The Ammonia, Ortho-phthalaldehyde (OPA), and pH samples will be returned to the ground for analysis.

Robotics Operations: Tonite the robotics ground controllers will complete the relocation of Pump Module (PM) Flight Releasable Attachment Mechanism (FRAM) from External Stowage Platform (ESP)-3 to ESP-2. This positions the FRAM for planned summer Extravehicular Activities (EVAs).

Today's Planned Tasks

RSS1,2 Reboot / r/g 1009 [Complete]
Laptop RS1(2) Reboot [Complete]
SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test [Complete]
SEISMOPROGNOZ. Data downlink from БСПН via RSS1 (start) / r/g 5949 [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
Oscilloscope Measurements of SM Power Supply System Output Currents - Test Configuration Assembly, Connecting Laptop to power outlet, Probe Connection 1 [Complete]
Work area prep for Oscilloscope Measurements of SM Power Supply System Output Currents / r/g 5928 [Complete]
ТКГ 427 (DC1) Transfers and IMS Ops / ТКГ 427 Cargo Transfers (РПР) + r/g 5952 [Complete]
SkinB ops [Complete]
CIR align guide removal [Complete]
EVA tool stow [Complete]
USOS window shutter close [Complete]
MSG Facility activation [Complete]
ВКС Laptops Antivirus Scan Check and Status Report / r/g 5705 [Complete]
Monitoring condition of RS structural surfaces using МВП-2К device - preparation. r/g 5948 [Complete]
Biolab laptop FTP connection check [Complete]
BASS ops prep [Complete]
T2 exercise video equipment stow [Complete]
Binary Colloidal Test intervalometer change [Complete]
BioRack Experiment Containers moved [Complete]
VIRTUAL. Experiment Ops Tagup with specialists / r/g 5284 [Complete]
Monitoring Hull Surfaces of RS Structural Elements using МВП-2К device r/g 5948 [Complete]
SEISMOPROGNOZ. Data downlink from БСПН via RSS1 (end) / r/g 5949 [Complete]
Oscilloscope Measurements of SM Power Supply System Output Currents - Current Clamp Switchover / r/g 5928 [Complete]
Oscilloscope Measurements of SM Power Supply System Output Currents - Current Clamp Switchover / r/g 5928 [Complete]
Monitoring Hull Surfaces of RS Structural Elements using МВП-2К device. r/g 5948 [Complete]
PAO prep [Complete]
PAO event [Complete]
Charging ТК 712 IRIDIUM Phone - Configuration setup, start charge [Complete]
ITCS sampling COL [Complete]
ITCS sampling N2 [Complete]
ITCS sampling JEM [Complete]
ITCS sampling Lab [Complete]
On MCC GO Vozdukh Deactivation [Complete]
Charging ТК 712 IRIDIUM Phone - Battery Charge Status [Complete]
Charging ТК 712 IRIDIUM Phone - Terminate Charging [Complete]
Oscilloscope Measurements of SM Power Supply System Output Currents - Current Clamp Switchover / r/g 5928 [Complete]
Oscilloscope Measurements of SM Power Supply System Output Currents - Current Clamp Switchover / r/g 5928 [Complete]
Charging ТК 713 IRIDIUM Phone - setup, start charge [Complete]
Charging ТК 713 IRIDIUM Phone - Battery Charge Status [Complete]
Charging ТК 713 IRIDIUM Phone - terminate charge, tear down the setup [Complete]
Prepare to downlink RS structural element surface monitoring data / r/g 5948 [Complete]
HMS vision test [Complete]
HMS vision questionnaire [Complete]
On MCC GO ISS Repress Using Air from ТКГ 427 (Aft) [Complete]
Oscilloscope Measurements of SM Power Supply System Output Currents - Current Clamp Switchover / r/g 5928 [Complete]
Glacier4 h/w install [Complete]
Oscilloscope Measurements of SM Power Supply System Output Currents -Current Clamp Switchover / r/g 5928 [Complete]
On MCC GO ISS Repress Using ТГК 427 (Aft) СрПК Section 2 (terminate) [Complete]
SPHERES - Experiment Review [Complete]
Filling (separation) of EDV (KOV) for Elektron from ТКГ 427 Tank 2. r/g 5638 [Complete]
SPHERES - Camera Setup and Video Recording [Complete]
Post-EVA SM ПхО and DC1 Reconfig to Nominal [Complete]
СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
SPHERES - Camera Setup and Test [Complete]
NAPOR-miniRSA. Photography of Space Behind Interior Panels for БЗУ-M Installation. r/g 5950 [Complete]
Oscilloscope Measurements of SM Power Supply System Output Currents - Current Clamp Switchover / r/g 5928 [Complete]
Oscilloscope Measurements of SM Power Supply System Output Current / r/g 5928 [Complete]
Post-EVA SM ПхО and DC1 Reconfig to Nominal [Complete]
VZAIMODEISTVIYE. Experiment Ops / r/g 5391 [Complete]
On MCC GO Vozdukh Atmosphere Purification System [СОА] Activation [Complete]
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evac
IMS edit
WHC KTO replace
WHC EDV-U R&R
Roscosmos Report
Econ photo
Uragan photo
ICF5 BUB ops parts 1-4
SSC19 hard drive swap
3DA1-Cam-Ops [Complete]
ARED bag audit
COL DOSIS cable repoar
ESA record video message
EVA tool stow [Complete]
Lab1OP4 LHA R&R [Complete]
Lab1OS5 LHA R&R [Complete]
Ground

Nominal commanding
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Wednesday, 06/25: Ice Crystal2 remove, SFA SAM install, JEM A/L slide table retract
Thursday, 06/26: CCAA Re-key, SSRMS LEE A survey, BASS, OBT 38S emergency drill
Friday, 06/27: BASS, CFE Bubbly ops, Ocular Health, SSRMS LEE B survey, CDRA R&R procedure review
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) - 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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