NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 12 November 2018 - H-II Transfer Vehicle 7 (HTV7) Nominal Deorbit

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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 12 November 2018 - H-II Transfer Vehicle 7 (HTV7) Nominal Deorbit.

Today - H-II Transfer Vehicle 7 (HTV7) Status: HTV7 performed a nominal deorbit, on Saturday November 10, concluding a very successful mission.

Final telemetry from HTV7 was received at 21:41 GMT (03:41 PM CT) at an altitude of ~104 km. A nominal separation of the HTV Small Re-entry Capsule (HSRC) was conducted during this timeframe. The HSRC with JAXA Low Temperature Protein Crystal Growth (LT PCG) and Electro-static Levitation Furnace (ELF) samples inside the capsule were subsequently retrieved from the expected splashdown zone and are returning to Japan. The HSRC measures 840mm in diameter, 190kg in weight, and contains roughly 30 liters of pressurized volume for sample return.

Plasma Kristall-4 (PK-4): Over the weekend, a crewmember changed the configuration of the PK-4 chamber gas valve to the Neon setting. A hard drive change out was also completed and hard drives s/n 035 and 036 were packed. Plasma Krystall-4 is a scientific collaboration between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), performing research in the field of "Complex Plasmas": low temperature gaseous mixtures composed of ionized gas, neutral gas, and micron-sized particles. The micro-particles become highly charged in the plasma and interact strongly with each other, which can lead to a self-organized structure of the micro-particles: so-called plasma crystals. Experiments in the facility aim to study Transport Properties, Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Statistical Physics, and Non-linear waves and Instabilities in the plasmas.

Veggie: Veggie-03 plants were checked for growth progression and watered as necessary. Photos were taken and placed on a flash card for downlink to the ground. The Vegetable Production System (Veggie) is a deployable plant growth unit capable of producing salad type crops to provide the crew with a palatable, nutritious, and safe source of fresh food and a tool to support relaxation and recreation.

US Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Resize: Today the crew resized EMUs 3003 and 3008 in preparation for upcoming EVAs. Each EMU contains exchangeable components allowing each astronaut to adjust EMU fit to their individual preference. EMU 3003 was resized for David Saint-Jacques and EMU 3008 was resized for Anne McClain. Both of these crewmembers are expected to arrive to the ISS via Soyuz 57S on December 3, 2018.

Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Cable Replacement: Today the crew performed routine maintenance in order to replace the ARED Cable Arm Ropes. Once replaced, they applied proper tension and inspected the cable-pulley system bearings. This maintenance is performed approximately every 146 days.

Completed Task List Activities:
None

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.
LSR Checkout [In Work]
SSRMS LEE Checkout in support of NG-10 Launch

Two Day Look Ahead:
Tuesday, 11/13:

Payloads:
Cimon Big Picture Words and Battery Charge (ESA)
FIR LMM Biophysics-06 Plate 1 Installation (NASA)
ISS HAM (NASA)

Systems:
Cygnus RoBOT OBT Session
WHC Urine Receptacle R&R

Wednesday, 11/14:

Payloads:
BPC Microscopy2 Ops (NASA)
VEG-03 Chk and watering (NASA)
Cimon Sound and Camera Chk (ESA)

Systems:
Progress TORU Drill
Cygnus RoBOT OBT Self Study Session

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

IMS Delta File Prep
Life On The Station Photo and Video
Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media
ECON-M. Observations and photo (Task list)
SPLANH. Preparation and Initiation of EGEG Recording. Tagup with specialists
Water Recovery and Management (WRM) Waste Water Bus (WWB) Recombine with Isolated Condensate Tank
Water Recovery Management (WRM) Condensate Pumping Initiation
Environmental Health System (EHS) Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Sample Collect
Water Recovery Managment (WRM) Condensate Pumping Termination
Water Recovery and Management (WRM) Waste Water Bus (WWB) Split
Auxiliary Laptop Computer System Virus Definition File Update
Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Low Calibration
In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Full Fill
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain
Water sampling from БРПМ into Russain drink bags and sample container (warm and hot water valves)
NOD2 Stowge Configuration
N1 Nadir Hatch to Unlatch Hardstop
SVO-ZV water sampling to Russian drink bags
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain Part 2
In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Full Fill
On MCC GO ELEKTRON purge after deactivation
Environmental Health System (EHS) Coliform Water Processing
SPLANH. Termination of EGEG Recording and Closeout Ops. Tagup with specialists
Health Maintenance System (HMS) Spaceflight Cognitive Assessment Tool for Windows (WinSCAT) Test
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
Health Maintenance System (HMS) OCT Setup
[ЗУ-С] charger setup (009709R, ФГБ1ПГО_2_221_1, flexible container 422-6 (00062719R)) for Orlan-MKS battery discharge
EXPRESS Rack 2 Locker Relocate
On MCC Go Mating telemetry connectors to [ЗУ-С] charger
Set up the first Orlan-MKС battery pack 825М3 No.1267421121 (00073848R) ФГБ1ПГО_2_221_1) for discharge and start discharging the first pack
EXPRESS Rack 2 Locker Relocate
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
MORZE. Psycho-physiological Evaluation: Cattell's Test
Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Low Calibration Closeout
In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Air Hose (AH) Liquid Indicator (LI) Remove and Replace
Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Resize
MORZE. Psycho-physiological Evaluation: Strelau Test
Photography of БД-2 treadmill Control Panel tabs In Service Mode
БД-2 Exercise, Day 2
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
Photography of БД-2 treadmill Control Panel tabs In Service Mode
Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Waste Water Bag (WWB) Changeout
Exercise data downlink via OCA per r/g 0130
Countermeasures System (CMS) Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Rope Replace
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Fill Part 3
[БВН] grid cleaning in Soyuz 739
VEG-03G Plant Check/Water
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
Evening Preparation Work

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