NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 26 August 2014

From an altitude of 223 miles, one of the Expedition 40 crew members aboard the International Space Station on July 27, 2014 recorded this oblique night image of Taiwan (center foreground) and part of mainland China. Hundreds of fishing vessels, perhaps for harvesting both fish and squid as well as other forms of marine life are seen in clusters throughout the panorama. Two lightning flashes -- one on either side of the image --- are also visible. Credit: NASA.

Today: Robonaut Assembly: Commander (CDR) Swanson set up Robonaut and powered up the hardware to allow the ground team to start a six hour power soak.

Tomorrow, Swanson will begin procedures to install legs on Robonaut. Robonaut is a dexterous humanoid robot designed with the versatility and dexterity to manipulate hardware, exhibit greater endurance than humans and react safely when bumped or interacted with in a way that was not expected.

MAGVECTOR Installation: Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Gerst began installation of MAGVECTOR into the European Drawer Rack (EDR). MAGVECTOR qualitatively investigates the interaction between a moving magnetic field and an electrical conductor. The setup will provide initial insights into the principal feasibility on board the ISS, future improvements and phenomenological trends and dependencies. The expected changes in the magnetic field structure on the Ram and Wake side of the electrical conductor are of interest for technical applications as well as for astrophysical research.

Intravehicular Activity (IVA) Clothing Study: FE-5 Wiseman and Gerst started their 15-day IVA Clothing study to wear commercially available lightweight clothes that have been designed to resist germs. Sufficient cotton clothes for a crew of six add more than 900 pounds of freight to the ISS. Replacing crew uniforms with non-cotton apparel could reduce weight for cargo launches and trash removal, and provide crewmembers with more comfortable, longer lasting clothes.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Fan Pump Separator (FPS) Remove & Replace (R&R): Wiseman and Swanson completed this activity begun yesterday to remove and replace the FPS in Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) 3011. Following the R&R, Wiseman stowed the tools used for the task. The removed FPS will be returned on 38S. A Return To Service (RTS) test will be conducted prior to the suit being considered for EVA use.

Hatch Seal Inspection: Wiseman cleaned and inspected USOS hatch seals, hatch plate sealing surfaces and hatch handle mechanisms for Foreign Object Debris (FOD) or damage. The inspection was performed on Node 2, Node 3, Permanent Multi-purpose Module (PMM), Columbus and Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) hatches. No issues were reported.

Today's Planned Tasks

RSS1, 2, Reboot / r/g 1009 [Complete]
Laptop RS1(2) Reboot [Complete]
SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
CHROMATOMASS. Experiment Setup / r/g 6465 [Complete]
IVA - Reading Routine Clothes Reminder [Complete]
IVA - Reading Exercise Clothes Reminder [Complete]
CHROMATOMASS. Saliva and Blood Collection / r/g 6465 [Complete]
JRNL - Journal Entry [Complete]
Restow of NASA hardware used for FGB EPS Diagnostics [Complete]
Crew retrieves MagVector from ATV5 [Complete]
ROBONAUT - Camcorder Video Setup [Complete]
Hard Drive Audit / r/g 6481 [Complete]
ROBONAUT - Hardware Setup [Complete]
CHROMATOMASS. Close-out Ops / r/g 6465 [Complete]
Medical Kits Audit / r/g 6478 [Complete]
IVA - Questionnaire [Complete]
Orthostatic Tolerance Evaluation with LBNP. То=10:06. r/g 6480 [Complete]
R2 - Hardware Activation [Complete]
Surface samples from SM equipment and structures / r/g 6454 [Complete]
CIR - Hardware Setup [Complete]
EPM Installation [Complete]
EMU 3011 FPS R&R [Complete]
Assistance in Orthostatic Tolerance Evaluation with LBNP r/g 6480 [Complete]
Orthostatic Tolerance Evaluation with LBNP. То=11:41. r/g 6480 [Complete]
HAM Radio Session [Complete]
LBNP Exercise (PRELIMINARY) r/g 6480 [Complete]
Dried Clothes Stowage [Complete]
IVA - Questionnaire [Complete]
Video for Roscosmos TV Studio / r/g 6467 [Complete]
Filling (separation) of EDV (KOV) lid No.10 for Elektron from ТКГ423 Rodnik Tank 2 r/g 6264 [Complete]
Checkout of EPM Video Channels [Complete]
VIABLE - Experiment Review [Complete]
СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
RGN-REC TK - Transfer and Replacement [Complete]
HRF - Video Recording [Complete]
Dried Clothes Stowage [Complete]
IVA - Questionnaire [Complete]
Surface samples from SM equipment and structures / r/g 6454 [Complete]
EVA - EMU 3003 Checkout [Complete]
Photo of SM interior panels using photometric targets. r/g 6455 [Complete]
HAM Radio Session [Complete]
EVA - EMU 3003 Checkout [Complete]
EARTH - Data Save [Complete]
Video Camera Assembly (VCA1) Adjustment [Complete]
MAGVEC - Measurements with Teslameter [Complete]
Preparing for Replacement of БУПТ-1М (А406) АБ Module No.6. [Complete]
RGN - Initiate drain into EDV [Complete]
MAGVEC - Hardware Setup [Paused]
IMS Delta File Prep [Complete]
RGN - Terminate drain into EDV [Complete]
JRNL - Journal Entry [Complete]
IVA - Questionnaire [Complete]
R2 - Hardware Deactivation [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
Closing USOS Window Shutters
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evac [Complete]
Earth imagery
WHC KTO replace [Complete]
Roscosmos Report
Uragan Photo
AMO shortcut install
Dragon Prepack review
EVA wanted poster [Complete]
3DA1 cam ops
ARED detent flip
CTB 1226 unpack [In work]
CTB 1247 unpack [In work]
Data prep return
EVA handover
Food warmer mod
HRF2 8PU drawer reconfig
IMAX Cupola photos
NORS A/L reconfig part 2
ATV cargo ops

Nominal commanding
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Wednesday, 08/27: Robonaut 2 mobility install, OBT 39S emergency drill, Viable, ATV reboost,
Thursday, 08/28: Robonaut 2 mobility install, EML harness install, ACE, SSRMS LEE B photo
Friday, 08/29: Robonaut mobility install/stow, ENERGY equipment pre-gather, Surface Sample Kit collection/incubation
QUICK ISS Status - Environmental Control Group:

Component - Status
Elektron - On
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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