NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 11 August 2017 - SPHERES ZR Challenge Competition Support

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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 11 August 2017 - SPHERES ZR Challenge Competition Support.

Today - Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Zero Robotics (ZR): The crew provided support for a SPHERES ZR Challenge competition between students from middle schools in the United States and Russia.

As part of a competition, students write algorithms for the SPHERES satellites to accomplish tasks relevant to future space missions. The algorithms were tested by the SPHERES team and the best designs were selected for the competition today to operate the SPHERES satellites on board the ISS.

Space Headaches: The 51 Soyuz (51S) USOS crewmembers completed weekly questionnaires for the ESA Space Headaches investigation. The Space Headaches investigation collects information that may help in the development of methods to alleviate associated symptoms and improvement in the well-being and performance of crewmembers in space. Headaches during space flight can negatively affect mental and physical capacities of crewmembers that can influence performance during a space mission.

Rodent Research-5 (RR-5) Systemic Therapy of NELL-1 for Osteoporosis: The Crew performed a final inventory audit for RR-5 and stowed or trashed applicable RR-5 items.

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Last evening, Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the MSS and walked the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) off Mobile Base System (MBS) Power Data Grapple Fixture 1 (PDGF1) and onto the Node2 PDGF. They then maneuvered the SSRMS into position and powered up the MSS in the Hot Backup Configuration in preparation for today's SpaceX-12 Offset Grapples Practice. Finally the ROBOs translated the Mobile Transporter (MT) from Worksite 3 (WS3) to WS4.

On-Board Training (OBT) Dragon Offset Grapple: In preparation for SpaceX-12 capture scheduled for August 16, the crew practiced Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) grapple approaches. They maneuvered the SSRMS over the pin and practiced pulling the trigger once they were in the grapple envelope. During the session the crew paid particular attention on how to best manage the volumetric constraints in the Cupola as well as how lighting conditions vary inside.

Remote Power Controller Module (RPCM) P12B_B Status: Ground teams successfully reclosed Remote Power Controller (RPC) 10 of RPCM P12B_B and the RPC remains closed as of this writing. The RPC originally tripped on Wednesday and the trip signature indicates a Field Effect Transistor (FET) Hybrid failure. This RPC powers the S-Band transponder for String 2 and is an external RPCM that can be removed and Replaced (R&R) by the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM). Planning is underway to perform this R&R no earlier than August 18th.

Command and Control (C&C)-3 Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM) Transition: The primary C&C-3 MDM unexpectedly transitioned to Diagnostics mode. C&C-1 successfully transitioned to Primary with C&C-2 as the Backup. C&C-3 has been power-cycled and restarted nominally with no health flags. During the transition to C&C-1, there was a 40 minute loss of Ku-band including Space to Ground 3 and 4 as well as real-time payload science data downlink.

Today's Planned Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

Video recording for KOROLYOV TV channel
INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops
Test video recording for RT channel
Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos web site and social media
URAGAN. Observation and Photography
ECON-M. Observation and photography
CMS Max CEVIS with PPFS Power Up
Combustion Integrated Rack Alignment Guide Install
MOBIPV SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
Max Cycle Ergometer w/Vibration Isolation & Stabilization (CEVIS) Portable PFS Subject
Water Recovery System Waste Water Tank Drain Init
Handover of Increment 52 Crew
Study of cardiovascular system under graded physical CYCLE load
Assist in study of cardiovascular system under graded physical CYCLE load
Water Recovery System Waste Water Tank Drain Termination
On-board Training (OBT) Dragon Offset Grapple
Preparation for pressurized Orlan suits transfer from DC1 to ПхО Training
PIM Locker Insert Remove
Transfer of two Pressurized Orlan Suits to ПхО. Evaluation of working with a cone cover in ПхО.
UPA Brine Filter Gather
UPA Brine Filter Changeout
Long Duration Sorbent Testbed Status Check.
On-board Training (OBT) Dragon Offset Grapple
Configuring ПхО to initial state after pressurized Orlan suits transfer training
Onboard Training (OBT) SSRMS Debrief Conference
Specific EVA Procedures Study
Max Cycle Ergometer w/Vibration Isolation & Stabilization (CEVIS) Portable PFS Partial Stow
Double Coldbag Cleanup and Prep
SPHERES Zero Robotics Setup and Checkout
MOBIPV SETUP [Deferred]
MOBIPV CHECKOUT [Deferred]
Robotic Workstation (RWS) High Definition (HD) Monitor Downlink
Rodent Research Inventory Audit
SPHERES Zero Robotics Run
Installation of USOS EMU Lights, Video Camera, and REBA on Orlan #4 and #6.
In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Full Fill
MOBIPV TEAR DOWN AND STOWAGE [Deferred]
Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) or ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT)
HRM Transmitter Battery Replacement
In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Full Fill
Light and video camera ORLAN suits verifying
ISS Crew Orientation
Dose Tracker Data Entry Subject
Space Headaches - Weekly Questionnaire
SPHERES Zero Robotics Shutdown
EXPRESS Rack 6 Locker Removal
Robotic Workstation (RWS) High Definition (HD) Monitor Deactivation
Space Headaches - Weekly Questionnaire
Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill

Completed Task List Items
Miniature Exercise Device Exercise Evaluation
Mouse Habitat Unit Cage Removal
WHC KTO Replacement
Lab MCA Mass Spectrometer R&R - Part A

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.
Dragon Grapple OBT
Spheres ZR Run

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Saturday, 08/12: Crew off duty, housekeeping
Sunday, 08/13: Crew off duty
Monday, 08/14: Sprint Ultrasound 2, Mouse Habitat, Dragon OBT, ExpressRack Relocation

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 - Operate
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 - Operate
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab - Idle
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 - Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) - Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) - Process
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab - Full up
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 - Off

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