NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 30 January 2018 - Russian Spacewalk Friday


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 30 January 2018 - Russian Spacewalk Friday.

International Space Station managers have rescheduled a U.S. spacewalk postponed on Monday to mid-February. Meanwhile, the Expedition 54 crew is also preparing for a Russian spacewalk this Friday.

Astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Norishige Kanai are planning to begin their spacewalk Feb. 15 at 7:10 a.m. EST to stow and reposition a pair of Latching End Effectors (LEEs). The LEEs are robotic hands attached to the tip of the Canadarm2 that grapple and release cargo ships and external station hardware.

During the 6.5-hour excursion, the spacewalkers will first move an older LEE from a bracket on the Mobile Base System on the truss to the Quest airlock. It was removed from Canadarm2 during a spacewalk last October. Next, a degraded LEE detached from Canadarm2 during the last U.S. spacewalk on Jan. 23 will be moved from an external stowage platform to the Mobile Base System. NASA TV will begin its live broadcast of the spacewalk at 5:30 a.m.

Cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Anton Shkaplerov will exit the Pirs airlock in their Orlan spacesuits Friday at around 10:30 a.m. for 6.5 hours of Russian maintenance, highlighted by the swap out of an electronics system for the Zvezda Service Module's high gain communications antenna. Live NASA TV coverage begins at 9:45 a.m.

Earlier today, Zvezda's engines fired for 23 seconds to increase the station's altitude and set up operations for the arrival of cargo and the departure of crew. The Progress 69 cargo craft will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Feb. 11, then 3 Expedition 54 crew members will depart the station in their Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft Feb. 27 for a landing in Kazakhstan later that day.

On-Orbit Status Report

Personal CO2 Monitor Sensor Calibration: Today the crew will perform a single point calibration of the Personal CO2 monitors using and iPad and readings from a Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) sample port. The Personal CO2 Monitor demonstrates a system capable of unobtrusively collecting and downlinking individual crew members' CO2 exposure for weeks to months. This investigation evaluates wear ability principles in microgravity and also demonstrates Modular Wearable Architecture Base Board, allowing rapid certification of future wearable devices.

Rodent Research 6 (RR-6): The crew will remove the mice and restock both of the rodent habitats with new food bars in addition to cleaning the lids and interiors cages of the habitats in support of the on-going RR-6 investigation 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 nanochannel drug delivery chip that administers compounds meant to maintain muscle in low gravity/disuse conditions.

Condensate Water Separator Assembly (CWSA) Desiccant Module (DM) Inspection/R&R: This morning, the crew will inspect the CWSA DM and determine if the salt is saturated. If so, the DM will be replaced.

ExtraVehicular Activity (EVA) Operations: Today the crew is performing activities to deconfigure the airlock and Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMUs). Yesterday's EVA was deferred, but much of the preparation had already been completed already. The activities today include EMU water loop scrubs and Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFER) battery R&Rs.

Russian EVA support: Today the USOS crew assisted with preparations for the Russian EVA planned for Friday. They gathered USOS tools and inspected tethers and bags that will be used by the Russian crew.

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

On MCC Go Regeneration of БМП Ф2 Micropurification Cartridge (start)
Filling (separation) of ЕДВ (КОВ) for Elektron or ЕДВ-СВ
COL1D1 AFT panel cleanup
In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Urine Receptacle (UR) and Insert Filter (IF) Remove and Replace
Russian Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Gather
Columbus Video Camera Assembly 1 Adjustment
CWSA Desiccant Module inspection
Monitoring shutter closure on SM windows 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14
US Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tether Inspection
Checkout of DC1 EV hatch 1 pusher status and Protective Ring [ЗК]. Photography, Photo Downlink
СОЖ maintenance
Health Maintenance System (HMS) Vision Test
Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis
Health Maintenance System (HMS) Vision Questionnaire
Crew Consolidates and Relocates COL1F2 Hardware
SPHERES Battery Swap
Tool Transfer for EVA No.44 from USOS
Russian Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Transfer
USOS Window Shutter Close
Crew Consolidates and Relocates COL1O2 Hardware
Tool caddy consolidation for RS EVA-44. Photography, photo downlink, conference with specialists
PMM1P2 Rack Relabel
Restore COL1D1 AFT panel stowage [Deferred till tomorrow]
Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Air Lock Deconfiguration
SAFER Battery R&R
Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Swap
Personal CO2 Monitor Sensor Calibration
Station Support Computer (SSC) 23 Relocate
Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cooling Loop Maintenance Scrub Initiation
Installation of USOS EMU Lights, Video Camera, and REBA on Orlan-MKS No.4 and Orlan-MK No.6.
Program Management/ISS CREW Conference
Consolidate FCF Hardware and Relocate CVB Control Box, CTB Dividers, and Russian Headset
Internal Thermal Control System (ITCS) Sample Gathering
Station Support Computer (SSC) 23 Load Preparation
Installation of USOS EMU Lights, Video Camera, and REBA on Orlan-MKS No.4 and Orlan-MK No.6 (Operator)
Node 2 Low Temperature Loop (LTL) Internal Thermal Control System (ITCS) Sample Collection
Crew Choice Event (CCE) High Definition (HD) Config LAB Setup
Install Orlan-MKS No.4 Attached Equipment Installation of GoPro on Orlan. Photography and Photo Downlink.
Installation of Orlan-MK No.6 Attached Equipment. Installation of GoPro on Orlan. Photography and Photo Downlink.
Crew Choice Event
Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Post Scrub Cooling Loop Water (H2O) Sample
Node 2 Moderate Temperature Loop (MTL) Internal Thermal Control System (ITCS) Sample Collection
Crew Medical Officer (CMO) Proficiency Training
Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cooling Loop Maintenance Iodination
Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record
Health Maintenance System (HMS) Spaceflight Cognitive Assessment Tool for Windows (WinSCAT) Test
Private Exercise Conference (PEC) with Exercise Specialists
Rodent Research Node 2 Camcorder Video Setup
Countermeasures System (CMS) Treadmill 2 (T2) Quarterly Maintenance
Rodent Research Habitat 3 & 4 Restock
In Flight Maintenance Personal Toolkit Audit
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
EVA Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cooling Loop Scrub Deconfiguration
Rodent Research Access Unit Clean
SPHERES Battery Stow
On MCC Go Regeneration Micropurification Unit (БМП) Ф2 Absorption Cartridge (end)

Completed Task List Activities
Handover Debrief

Ground Activities
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.
SM Reboost
Standard commanding.

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Wednesday, 01/31: Eye exams
Thursday, 02/01: ACE oil dispensing, eye exams
Friday, 02/02: Russian EVA

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

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