NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 16 January 2018

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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 16 January 2018.

Today - Rodent Research 6 (RR-6): In support of the on-going RR-6 investigation, today the crew refilled the rodent habitat water supply using the water refill kit and later remove the mice and restocked the rodent habitats with new food bars in addition to cleaning the lids and interiors cages of the habitats.

The Rodent Research-6 (RR-6) mission uses mice flown aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and maintained on Earth to test drug delivery systems for combatting muscular breakdown in space or during disuse conditions. RR-6 includes several groups of mice selectively treated with a placebo or implanted with a nano-channel drug delivery chip that administers compounds meant to maintain muscle in low gravity/disuse conditions.

Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) Gas Chromatograph (GC) Supply Bottle Preparation for Testing: The crew removed the CIR helium burst disk from the CIR optics bench before replacing the CIR GC helium bottle, argon bottle, and the check gas bottle. The CIR is used to perform combustion experiments in microgravity. The CIR can be reconfigured easily on orbit to accommodate a variety of combustion experiments. It consists of an optics bench, a combustion chamber, a fuel and oxidizer management system, environmental management systems, and interfaces for science diagnostics and experiment specific equipment.

Human Research Program (HRP) Collections (Biochemical Profile, Repository): Today a 52S subject concluded his Flight Day (FD) 120 urine sample collection that began yesterday to support the Biochemical Profile and Repository experiments. The samples were placed in the Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI).

Earth Imagery from ISS Target (EIISS): Using the Nikon camera, the crew captured images of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest and the Gulf of Thailand. The crew also used the Red camera to take images of S. Australia and Tasmania. EIISS is used to support creation of a series of videos showcasing Earth views taken from space. The videos are taken with cameras on the ISS in 6K hi-resolution and are integrated into videos for screensavers for public enjoyment, exploration, and engagement.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparations: In preparation for the US EVAs later this month, the crew utilized the Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) Software to review translation paths during the upcoming EVA, followed by a conference with ground specialists to answer any questions. The first of the two EVAs to swap Latching End Effectors (LEEs) and bring a failed LEE inside is scheduled for Tuesday, January 23rd.

Hatch Seal Inspection: Yesterday the crew performed hatch seal inspections on several of the hatch seals on the United States On-orbit Segment (USOS). Today, the crew continued this scheduled maintenance to clean the hatch seals in Node 1, Lab, Node 2, and Node 3. They also inspected the sealing surface and hatch handle mechanism for Foreign Object Debris (FOD) or damage.

Transition to (X2) R16 Software: As part of the R16 software transition, the crew installed hard drives containing the latest Portable Computer System (PCS) software (R19) onto two remaining PCS laptops. The X2R16 software transition is expected to be completed on January 18th. Ground controllers then updated the software on the Payload Multiplexor-Demultiplexor (PL MDM), along with the last Command & Control (C&C) MDM.

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

Reminder HRF Generic Urine Collection End
IMS Update
Nikon Camera Time Synch with Station Time
Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media
URAGAN. Observation and photography
Life On The Station Photo and Video
ECON-M. Observation and photography
HRF Generic Urine Collection Male - Subject
HRF Generic Sample MELFI Insertion Operations
Daily Planning Conference
PROFILAKTIKA-2. Experiment prep
Photo TV Battery Charge Initiation
XF305 Camcorder Setup
PROFILAKTIKA-2. Experiment prep assist
Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) Two-Phase Flow Experiment Equipment Deactivation
Two-Phase Flow Experiment Equipment Valves Setting
Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) Two-Phase Flow Experiment Equipment Activation
HRF Generic Urine Collection Stow
Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Liquid Cooling Ventilation Garment (LVCG) Water Fill
PROFILAKTIKA-2. Experiment ops on БД-2 (individual strategy test)
Combustion Integrated Rack Rack Doors Open
Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Water Recharge
PROFILAKTIKA-2. Closeout ops (assist)
Drying Biolab Incubator Cold Spot Sponge
PROFILAKTIKA-2. Closeout ops
Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Review
Vacuum cleaning of vents grille on FGB interior panes (pan. 201, 301, 401)
Combustion Integrated Rack Rack Doors Close
СОЖ maintenance
Cleaning removable ГЖТ grille 1, 2, 3 in FGB
Health Maintenance System (HMS) Vision Test
Health Maintenance System (HMS) Vision Questionnaire
Photo TV Battery Charge Swap
RODF Review, EVA44 preliminary timeline
Portable Onboard Computers (POC) Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) Software Review
Water Refill Kit Review
Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config JEM Setup
PAO Preparation
Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) - JEM
Rodent Research Node 2 Camcorder Video Setup
Hatch Seal Inspection
Water Refill Kit Habitat H2O Fill
Simplified Aid For EVA Rescue (SAFER) Checkout
Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue GN2 Check
Evening Preparation Work
Rodent Research Habitat 3 & 4 Restock
Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Conference
Rodent Research Access Unit Clean
Portable Computer System (PCS) Release 19 Deploy Part 2
Photo TV Battery Charge Deactivation
EVA Procedure Review

Completed Task List Activities
None

Ground Activities
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.
X2R16 - Payload MDM update
C&C MDM software update

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Wednesday, 01/17: EVA Loop Scrub, EVA Tool Gather, Arthrospira, Petri Plate Survey, SPHERES Run, FIR Lamp Replace, Neuromapping
Thursday, 01/18: EMU Fit Verification, EMU Swap, EVA Tool Config, WiseNet Install, Plant Habitat N2 Filter Install, NanoRacks Rock Candy
Friday, 01/19: EVA Tool Config, Camera Config, Procedure Review, Vascular Echo, Fundoscope, Rodent Research Habitat Stow, Space Headaches

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

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