NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 29 March 2018

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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 29 March 2018.

NASA Television has begun coverage of today's spacewalk, as Expedition 55 Flight Engineers Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of NASA prepare to work outside the International Space Station for approximately 6.5 hours.

Today's spacewalk was originally scheduled to begin at 8:10 a.m. However, suit leak checks took longer than anticipated and has put them approximately 60-90 minutes behind the original timeline.

The objective of today's spacewalk will be to will install wireless communications antennas on the Tranquility module, replace a camera system on the port truss and remove suspect hoses from a cooling system.

The wireless communications equipment will enhance payload data processing for the ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) experiment being flown to the station on a future SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft. The experiment will measure the temperature of plants on Earth to better understand how much water they need and how they respond to stress.

On-Orbit Status Report

USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #49: Today Drew Feustel (as EV-1) and Ricky Arnold (as EV-2) exited the Joint Airlock at 8:30am CDT to perform US EVA #49. Egress was delayed for about 1.5 hours due to issues with suit leak checks that were ultimately cleared. The primary goal of today's EVA was to install the Node 3 External Wireless Communications (EWC) Antennas and associated cables, Remove and Replace (R&R) the Camera Port (CP)-8 External Television Camera Group, and retrieve the Port 1 Radiator Beam Valve Module (RBVM) Flex Hose Jumpers. All of the prime tasks were completed and the CP8 functions, including External High Definition Camera, were successfully checked out. The N3 EWC system will be checked out at a later date after the internal components are installed. The crew was also able to conduct Pump/Flow Control Subassembly (PFCS) Jumper Set up in preparation for a future USOS PFCS Relocate EVA and perform preparatory tasks on the Pump Module stowed on External Stowage Platform (EXP)-2. The Phased Elapsed Time (PET) for the EVA was 6:10.

Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) Operations: Ground robotic specialists have started to walkoff the SSRMS from the Mobile Base System (MBS) to the N2 Power Data Grapple Fixture (PDGF) in prep for Offset Grapples training for Dragon. Following the SSRMS walkoff ground specialists will perform a MT translation from worksite 6 to worksite 4.

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

USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Communication Configuration
USOS Window Shutter Close
Extravehicular Activity (EVA) In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Preparation
ISS HAM Radio Power Down in Columbus
ISS HAM Radio Power Down in Service Module
VEG-03 Dual Facility Watering for each Plant Pillow
Monitoring shutter closure on SM windows 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14. Note 5
COSMOCARD. Closeout Ops
DAN. Experiment Session.
Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Purge
Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Prebreathe
СОЖ maintenance
Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) Setup
Checking the resistance of temperature sensors and ЗПЛ-1М (Ф-1, Ф-2) cartridge heaters in spares.
Soyuz 738 Transfers and IMS Ops
Crewlock Depress
IDENTIFIKATSIYA. Copy ИМУ-Ц Micro-Accelerometer Data to Laptop
Crewlock Post Depress
Crewlock Egress
CONSTANTA-2. Cassette removal from ТБУ-В and setup on a panel for 1-hour warmup
Node 3 External Wireless Communications (EWC) Antenna Install
SSRMS EVA Support
SSRMS Setup for C9 Ops
Node 3 External Wireless Communications (EWC) Nadir Antenna Install
Radiator Beam Valve Module (RBVM) NASA Zero-Gravity Lever (NZGL) and Clamps Release
CONSTANTA-2. Preparation and Execution 2
Inspection and Photography of SM ПхО flat hatch covers.
Radiator Beam Valve Module (RBVM) Quick Disconnect (QD) Release #1
Node 3 External Wireless Communications (EWC) Zenith Antenna Install
Radiator Beam Valve Module (RBVM) Quick Disconnect (QD) Release #2
Cleaning vent screens on FGB interior panels 116, 316, 231, 431
Node 3 External Wireless Communications (EWC) Cable Route
Radiator Quick Disconnect (QD) Release #3
Radiator Quick Disconnect (QD) Release #4
Node 3 External Wireless Communications (EWC) Worksite Cleanup and Translate
CALCIUM. Experiment Session 3
Stow Jumpers and Translate to CP8
Nikon still camera sync with station time
CP8 External TV Camera Group (ETVCG) Setup
CP8 High Definition (HD) Camera Removal
Pump Flow Control Subassembly (PFCS) Jumper Checkout
PROFILAKTIKA-2. Training Session Using КОР-01-Н Set
CP8 External TV Camera Group (ETVCG) R&R and Stow
CP8 External TV Camera Group (ETVCG) Removal
Countermeasures System (CMS) VELO Exercise session
CP8 External TV Camera Group (ETVCG) Install
CP8 High Definition (HD) Camera Install
EV2 Bag Stow
Pump Flow Control Subassembly (PFCS) Jumper Setup
SSRMS Cleanup
Crewlock Ingress
EVA Glove Photo Setup
Crewlock Pre Repress
Crewlock Repress
Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) Post-EVA Activities
Post Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Communication Deconfiguration
EVA Glove Photo Downlink
Photo/TV Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Camera Disassembly
Photo/TV Extravehicular Activity (EVA) GoPro Downlink

Completed Task List Activities
None

Ground Activities
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.
US EVA 49 Support
SSRMS Walkoff and MT Translation
Lab MCA Zero Calibration

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Friday, 03/30: Emergency Hardware OBT, Post-EVA Ops, Veggie-03 Harvest, RockCandy Imagery, ICE Experiment Photos
Saturday, 03/31: Weekly Housekeeping, Crew Off-Duty
Sunday, 04/01: Crew Off-Duty, Spheres OBT, HRF Collection, MELFI OBT, Veg-03

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 - Standby
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab - Operate
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 - Standby
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) - Standby
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) - Stop
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab - Full Up
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 - Off

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