NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 4 April 2014


NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 4 April 2014

Today: Lab Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Troubleshooting: On Monday, Remote Power Controller Module (RPCM) LAD62B_A RPC 12 experienced a trip. This RPC powers six selector valves internal to the Lab CDRA.

Today, troubleshooting was performed with Mastracchio accessing the Atmosphere Revitalization (AR) rack through the Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) opening. He inspected and verified there was no water within the rack and confirmed all connectors were fully seated. The RPC was closed and has remained closed. CDRA was activated and will run for 2 half cycles after which engineering teams will review the data and verify there are no abnormal signatures.

Payload Water Reservoir (PWR) Fills: Flight Engineer Swanson filled 4 PWRs from the Water Processor Assembly (WPA) in preparation for future Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) operations. The previous source of water for EMU operations was the Shuttle Orbiter Repackaged Galley (SORG). Due to the retirement of the Space Shuttle, as well as recent EMU water-related contamination events, this supply of EMU Feedwater is gone and/or unusable.

Advanced Colloids Experiment (ACE)-M-1 Sample Installation: On March 24th, Wakata experienced issues with mixing an ACE-M-1 sample.This week he configured the Light Microscopy Module (LMM) in the Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR) for an experiment run and successfully mixed the ACE-M-1 sample using a different technique than what was used on the previous sample run. Payload Developers will take snapshots of the sample over the next couple of days and assess the data. The ACE-M-1 studies the behavior of microscopic particles in gels and creams. Many consumer products are colloidal mixtures with stabilizers added to make them last longer but eventually, particles clump together and sink to the bottom in a process known as coarsening which can spoil the product.The ISS is an ideal location to study the physics of coarsening which could lead to manufacturing longer lasting products.

Hybrid Training Part Two: Wakata donned the Hybrid Training hardware which provides electrical impulses to his non-dominant arm during concentric and eccentric arm motions. The electrical impulses help simulate the resistance that gravity would provide on the ground. This was Wakata's second of twelve Hybrid Training sessions. Hybrid Training will be used for Wakata's upper limbs (the non-dominant arm) for four weeks, and his muscular strength and bulk will be compared to those of his dominant arm to examine its orbital operation capability utility, as well as the preventive for muscle atrophy. Hybrid Training can become a useful back-up for the standard training device on the ISS. It can also be a useful training device in small space ships for the exploration of the Moon and Mars.

Body Measures Investigation: Swanson, with help from Wakata,conducted his Flight Day 15 session of Body Measures. Swanson set up body marker instrumentation and took calibration and body pose pictures, along with circumference measurements. Swanson then recorded a neutral body posture video. The goal of this study is to gather data to better understand the magnitude and variability of changes due to microgravity and fluid shifts within the human body during long-duration space flight. Results of the investigation may result in changes to space suit fit and sizing, workstation design, etc. for future missions to maximize performance, prevent injury, and reduce crew time to accommodate their anthropometrics.

Today's Planned Tasks

Laptop RS1(2) Reboot / Onboard Computer System (БВС), [Complete]
RSS 1, 2 Reboot / r/g 1009 [Complete]
SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test / Manual Controls [РСУ], [Complete]
Saliva Sample Collection Reminder [Complete]
HRF - Sample collection in preparation for cold stowage insertion. [Complete]
Hematocrit. Test [Complete]
Biochemical Urine Test [Complete]
Hematocrit Hardware Stow [Complete]
Stowing URISIS Hardware [Complete]
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
PAO Hardware Setup [Complete] [Complete]
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation [Complete]
Conference with SSIPC Management [Complete]
Crew Prep for PAO [Complete]
TV Conference with Moskva-24 TV channel studio / r/g 5250 [Complete]
Body Measures Experiment [Complete]
IPU - HDD Removal from VRU [Complete]
VIRTUAL. Setup, Experiment and Closeout Ops r/g 4011 [Complete]
Mating ЭЛ 28-2 connector / r/g 5239 [Complete]
Body Measures Experiment (assistance) [Complete]
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation [Complete]
N2 System - Demate QD12 [Complete]
Journal Audio Entry [Complete]
Photography of Batavia lettuce sample / r/g 5178 [Complete]
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation [Complete]
Crew Medical Officer (CMO) Proficiency Training [Complete]
Food Frequency Questionnaire [Complete]
SHD - Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
БРИ-КЦП2 cable link test. r/g 5248, [Complete]
Body Measures Experiment (assistance) [Complete]
Body Measures Experiment [Complete]
IMS Update [Complete]
On MCC Go Removal of ЛКТ (ТА251М1Б) and ROM from ТКГ 422 (DC1) [Complete]
БРИ-КЦП2 cable link test. r/g 5248 [Complete]
СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation [Complete]
ACE - Session Overview [Complete]
IMS Tagup (S-band) [Complete]
FIR - Hardware Checkout, Rack Doors Open. Video Recording [Complete]
IWIS sensors - power cycling in JEM and FGB [Complete]
CDRA Remote Power Controller (RPC) Repairs [Complete]
LMM - Service Position and Video Recording [Complete]
ACE - Sample Preparation No. 3 [Complete]
Video Footage of Greetings / r/g 5247 [Complete]
LMM - Microscope Rotation to Service Position. Video Recording [Complete]
FIR Rack Door Close [Complete]
Newly Arrived Crew Familiarization with the ISS [Complete]
ТКГ 422 (DC1) Activation, Air Duct Removal / IRS Activation/Deactivation, [Complete]
WRS - Payload Water Reservoir (PWR) Fill Part 1 [Complete]
DC1-ТКГ422 Hatch Closure / IRS Activation/Deactivation [Complete]
WRS - Payload Water Reservoir (PWR) Fill Part 2 [Complete]
On MCC Go DC1-СУ and СУ-ТКГ Hatch Leak Check [Complete]
VZAIMODEISTVIYE. Experiment Ops / r/g 5245 [Complete]
WRS - Payload Water Reservoir (PWR) Fill Part 3 [Complete]
HYBRID - Muscle Training [Complete]
Removing two КЛ-152М TV cameras and СГ2-14В light units from ТК 712 [СА] [Complete]
HYBRID - Training Session Questionnaire [Complete]
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation [Complete]
WRS - Payload Water Reservoir (PWR) Fill Part 4 [Complete]
Journal Entry [Complete]
IMS and Stowage Conference [Complete]
SHD - Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
Crew Conference with the Astronaut Office [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
24-hour BP Monitoring (terminate) r/g 5219 [Complete]
Task List

ARED cylinder evac
Dragon ROBOT self study [In work]
WHC KTO replace
Roscosmos report
Uragan photo
ARED cylinder flywheel reconfig [In work]
EMU SLE deltas training [Complete]
IMS food audit
NORS prep A/L reconfig [In work]
P/TV D3S sensor clean [Complete]

Nominal commanding
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Saturday, 04/05: Crew off duty
Sunday, 04/06: OPM Maneuver for 54P Undock, Crew off duty
Monday, 04/07: 54P Undock
QUICK ISS Status - Environmental Control Group:

Component - Status
Elektron - On
Vozdukh -Manual
[СКВ] 1 - SM Air Conditioner System ("SKV1") - Off
[СКВ] 2 - SM Air Conditioner System ("SKV2") - Off
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab - Off
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 - Operate
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab - Off
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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