NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 18 March 2017 - Dragon Prepares to Leave the ISS


File photo of SpaceX Dragon at the ISS.

Today - Dragon SpaceX (SpX)-10 Unberth: The crew packed critical items and egressed the vehicle in preparation for Dragon departure.

Dragon was unberthed from the ISS via ground commanding at approximately 4:45 PM CST today. Ground teams have started maneuvering the Dragon into a IDA viewing position followed by another maneuver about an hour and a half later to the overnight park position. Dragon release is planned tomorrow morning at 5:11 AM CST with splashdown approximately 5 hours later.

Double Cold Bag (DCB) Packing: The crew performed the final DCB packing of the samples for planned for return on SpX-10. The crew transferred samples and Ice Bricks from Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI), General Laboratory Active Cryogenic ISS Experiment Refrigerator (GLACIER), Freezer-Refrigerator Of STirling cycle (FROST), and Space Automated Bioproduct Laboratory (SABL) into the DCBs. Warm samples and their conditioned Ice Bricks from MERLIN were packed into a Mini Cold Bag for SpX-10 return.

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

Weekly Housekeeping
Double Coldbag Dragon Pack
Cargo Transfer to Dragon
Transfer Center Stack to Dragon
Telephone Conference with the Russian Space Magazine Editor (S-band)
Dragon Cargo Operations Conference
СОЖ maintenance
Dragon Egress in Preparation for Departure
Node 2 Nadir CBM Control Panel Assembly (CPA) Installation
USOS Window Shutter Close
Dragon Vestibule Configuration for Demate
Closing Shutters on windows 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14
Dragon/Node 2 Vestibule MPEV Close

Completed Task List Items
Water Recovery System Waste Water Tank Drain

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.
EPS ORU Refresh
Dragon Unberth Operations
IDA Viewing
Dragon Overnight Park

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Sunday, 03/18: Dragon Release, Housekeeping, Crew Off Duty
Monday, 03/19: USOS Crew Off Duty
Tuesday, 03/21: EVA Preps (Procedure Review/Conf, ROBoT, Safer Checkout, Airlock unstow)

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

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