NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 11 December 2018 - Russian Spacewalk Completed

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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 11 December 2018 - Russian Spacewalk Completed.

Expedition 57 Flight Engineers Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos completed a spacewalk lasting 7 hours and 45 minutes.

The two cosmonauts opened the hatch to the Pirs docking compartment to begin the spacewalk at 10:59 a.m. EST. They re-entered the airlock and closed the hatch at 6:44 p.m. EST.

During the spacewalk, the two examined the external hull of the Russian Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft attached to the space station, took images, and applied a thermal blanket. They also retrieved science experiments from the Rassvet module before heading back inside.

It was the 213th spacewalk in support of International Space Station assembly, maintenance and upgrades, the fourth for Kononenko, and the second for Prokopyev.

Prokopyev, NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Alexander Gerst are scheduled to depart the station in the Soyuz MS-09 at 8:42 p.m. Dec. 19, returning home to Earth after a six-and-half-month mission.

On-Orbit Status Report

Russian Segment ExtraVehicular Activity (RS EVA) 45A: Today, Kononenko and Prokopev exited Docking Compartment (DC)-1 at ~10:11 AM CT in order to execute RS EVA #45A. The following tasks were completed in 7 hours 46 minutes.

Inspection of Soyuz MS-09 БО (Orbital Module) exterior with MLI shield removal.
BCM (Behavioral Core Measures): Today crewmembers performed Behavioral Core measure sessions. Standardized Behavioral Core Measures for Detecting Behavioral Health Risks during Exploration Missions examines an integrated, standardized suite of measurements for its ability to rapidly and reliably assess the risk of adverse cognitive or behavioral conditions and psychiatric disorders during long-duration spaceflight.

NanoRacks Module-9: A crewmember performed NanoRacks Module-9 operations Session-02 which involves opening the clamp on a sample tube and shaking to mix contents. ARCUS Protein - Making the Cut - in Space consists of students that use Precision BioSciences' genome editing technology to test a synthetic enzyme in microgravity. Or Drinking Coffee in Space: The Impact of Microgravity on Streptococcus mutans on Susceptibility to Coffee (SmCoffee) is a student investigation that studies the effect of cavity-causing bacteria on teeth in a space environment.

APEX-05 (Advanced Plant Experiment): Today the APEX-05 Petri Plates were inserted into the Veggie-02 Facility. The APEX-05 experiment grows different wild and mutant varieties of Arabidopsis thaliana, in order to understand how their genetic and molecular stress response systems work in space.

MVP Cell-05 (Multi-use Variable-g Processing Facility) Microgravity Investigation of Cement Solidification: Today a crewmember removed the 4 modules from the MVP centrifuge and stowed for return. This is the third and last sample run completing MVP Cell-05 science operations. Microgravity Investigation of Cement Solidification - Multi-use Variable-g Processing Facility (MVP Cell-05) investigates the complex process of cement solidification. There have been a number of studies of the potential for making and using concrete on extraterrestrial bodies, but as of yet, no actual tests in a microgravity environment. Detailed microstructural evaluation of the samples represents the first step toward such implementation.

Completed Task List Activities:
KTO Replacement
mobiPV Spmart Phone Battery Charge
Emergency AFOT-2M Label

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.
System Commanding associated with RS EVA 45A

Two Day Look Ahead:
Wednesday, 12/12:

Payloads:
Marrow breath and air collection (NASA)
Molecular Muscle chk (NASA)
STaARS Bio-4 Experiment Container removal and MELFI insert (NASA)
Circadian Rhythms Big picture words (ESA)
MSPR ELT laptop reset (JAXA)
NanoRacks Module 74 plate scans (NASA)
Made in Space Fiber Optics locker and cable setup (NASA)
SODI and DSC hardware setup in MSG work volume (ESA)
Biochem profile HRF blood and urine collections (NASA)

Systems:
Radiation Area Monitors (RAM) Deployment/Retrieve

Thursday, 12/13:

Payloads:
Marrow breath, air and blood collection (NASA)
Molecular Muscle chk (NASA)
GEDI MSS handover from Dragon to JEMRMS and install on EUF6 (NASA)
ICE CUBES sample swap (ESA)
Cerebral Autoregulation H/W gather (JAXA)
MT2 saliva Collect, MELFI insert and crew conf (NASA)
RR-08 Water chk (NASA)
NanoRacks Module 74 plate scans (NASA)
Micro-14 GAP activation and insert Ops session 1(NASA)
Biochem profile HRF Urine collections (NASA)

Systems:
Dragon cargo Operations
ISS Orientation

Today's Planned Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

Marrow Breath And Ambient Air Sample Collection
Microbial Tracking-2 Saliva Collection
Reminder Behavorial Core Measures ROBoT-r Testing
Microbial Tracking-2 Sample MELFI Insert
Reminder 1A HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection
Biochemical Urine Test
Reminder 2 Marrow CSA Generic Frozen Blood Collection
CSA Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection
Microbial Tracking-2 Reminder for Body Collection
CSA Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Configuration
CSA Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Spin Conclude
CSA Generic Sample MELFI Insertion
FOTOBIOREAKTOR. Visual monitoring and photography
Plate Reader2 Module-74 Microplate
Purging Elektron-VM Liquid Unit (БЖ) after Shutdown
NanoRacks Module 9 Ops Session 2
MRM2 Preparation and Soyuz 741 Activation before EVA
Structures and Mechanisms (S&M) JEM ORU Xfer I/F (JOTI) Gather
Removal of Air Duct РО-ПрК Hatch protective ring, Closure of РО-ПрК Hatch.
JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Extension to JPM Side
Dragon Locker Removal
Preparation of ПхО and DC1 for EVA. ПхО Hatch cover removal.
Passive Capture Mechanism Removal from JEM Airlock (AL) Slide Table
CSA Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Conclude And Stow
Rodent Research Transporter Stow
Structures and Mechanisms JEM ORU Xfer I/F JEM Active Mechanism Tether Loop Removal
JEM ORU Xfer I/F Install for MISSE Transfer Tray
Orlan Systems Check.
Checkout of БСС (Spacesuit Interface Unit) in ПхО
DC1 Spacesuit Interface Unit (БСС) Checkout.
JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Retraction from JPM Side
ISS HAM Radio Power Down in Columbus
Microbial Tracking-2 Body Sample Questionnaire
ISS HAM Radio Power Down in Service Module
ISS Onboard System Configuration before EVA (part 1)
EVA COTS UHF Communication Unit (CUCU) Verify off
Transfer Operations - Prepack of US items to be loaded into Soyuz
Microbial Tracking-2 Body Sample Collection
Multi-use Variable-g Platform Module Removal
DC1 БК-3М Check
Comm config before EVA, reconfiguring C&W panel on EVA Support Panel
Environmental Health System (EHS) Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Sample Collect
Medical monitoring and comm check.
Tracking-2 Sample MELFI Insert
Cargo Transfer to Dragon
Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Sample Analysis
Water Recovery Management (WRM) Condensate Pumping Initiation
Environmental Health System (EHS) Coliform Water Processing
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
Molecular Muscle KUBIK Run Check
Orlan and БСС (Orlan Interface Unit) Final Inspection prior to entering Orlan.
Dragon Cargo Operations Conference
Photo/TV Node 3/Cupola Camcorder Setup
Water Recovery Managment (WRM) Condensate Pumping Termination
ISS Onboard System Configuration before EVA (part 2)
DC1 Air Duct Removal (skip B3 fan removal).
Actiwatch Plus HRF Rack 1 Setup
Nanoracks Module-74 MELFI Insert
Donning Gear.
Pre-EVA Airlock Operations
Handover of Increment 58 Crew
SODI Procedure Review
SODI Hardware Locate
APEX-05 Hardware Gather
Marrow Breath And Ambient Air Sample Setup - Subject
APEX-05 MELFI Sample Removal
APEX-05 LMM Petri Plate Insertion
Actiwatch Plus HRF Rack 1 Stow
Plate Reader2 Module-74 Microplate
Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record
EVA-45A Tasks
Robot Startup
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
ISS Crew Orientation
JEM Regenerative Heat Exchanger (RHX) Water Wipe
Behavioral Core Measures ROBoT-r Testing
Health Maintenance System (HMS) ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT)
Behavioral Core Measures Cognition Testing
In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Pre-Treat Tank Remove & Replace
ISS Crew Orientation
In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Pre-Treat Tank Remove & Replace
HRF Generic Urine Collection Setup
HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection Setup
Health Maintenance System (HMS) ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT)
Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth
On MCC Go РО-ПхО, ПГО-СУ (SM) Hatch Closure
Air duct disassembly in MRM2.
On MCC Go MRM2-СУ (SM) Hatch Closure.
Soyuz 741 Crew Isolation in MRM2 for EVA-45A
Post-EVA airlock operations
Post EVA Repress - assistance
Photo/TV Node 3 Camcorder Deactivation
On MCC Go MRM2- СУ(SM) Hatch Open.
Assemble air ducts in DC1 after EVA
Switching comm system to initial configuration, reconfiguring C&W indication from EVA Support Panel to DC1 and ПхО. On MCC Go Monitoring Caution & Warning Panel (ПСС) signal
Removes CUCU inhibits post EVA. Leaves CUCU in expected quiescent config.
RS ISS Reconfiguration to initial state (Toilet activation)
Biochemical Urine Test
Post-EVA Orlan Maintenance
Post-EVA MRM2 Nominal Reconfig and Soyuz 741 Deactivation
On MCC Go РО-ПрК Hatch Opening, Installation of protective ring on РО-ПрК Hatch and air duct (after opening РО-ПрК PEV via CRL and pressure equalization)

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