NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 9 October 2017

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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 9 October 2017.

Today - Multi-Omics Sample Collections: A 52S crewmember collected fecal samples for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Multi-Omics experiment.

The samples were placed into the Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI). The Multi-omics analysis of human microbial-metabolic cross-talk in the space ecosystem (Multi-Omics) investigation evaluates the impacts of space environment and prebiotics on astronauts' immune function, by combining the data obtained from the measurements of changes in the gut microbiological composition, metabolites profiles, and the immune system.

Veg-03 Operations: The crew photodocumented the status of the plants in the Veggie facility, and evaluated the plant pillows to determine if additional watering is required. The Veg-03 investigation uses the Veggie plant growth facility to cultivate a type of cabbage, lettuce and mizuna which are harvested on-orbit with samples returned to Earth for testing. Organisms grow differently in space, from single-celled bacteria to plants and humans. Future long-duration space missions will require crew members to grow their own food, so understanding how plants respond to microgravity is an important step toward that goal. Veg-03 uses the Veggie plant growth facility to cultivate a type of cabbage, lettuce and mizuna which are harvested on-orbit with samples returned to Earth for testing.

USOS Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) 45 Preparation: Today the crew reconfigured necessary EVA tools, reviewed procedures, and participated in a conference with ground EVA planners in support of next week's EVA. The goals of this EVA include: Removal and Replacement of the degraded CP9 camera and lubrication of the Latching End Effector (LEE) B.

External Robotics Operations: Over the weekend, robotics ground controllers walked the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) onto Mobile Base System (MBS) Power Data Grapple Fixture 3 (PDGF3). They then maneuvered SSRMS as required to perform a video and imagery survey of the Latching End Effector B (LEE-B) snare cables using an External High Definition Camera (EHDC). Once the survey was completed, the SSRMS was walked off onto MBS PDGF4 in preparation of US EVA 45 scheduled tomorrow (GMT 283).

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

TORU OBT. Tagup with Instructor
Multi Omics Fecal Sample Operations
KUBIK 6 Setup
Multi Omics Fecal Sample MELFI Insertion
Columbus WOOV9,10 Inspection
Adjustment of KUBIK sensor signal to e-box
US Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tether Inspection
KUBIK Temperature Measurement
Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis
Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Configuring
BIOCARD. Experiment Session Assistance
BIOCARD. Experiment Session
VEG-03 Plant Photo
Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Audit
Progress 436 [AO] Cargo Transfers and IMS Ops
Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Review
PELLE Data Download & deployment before EVA
MOTOCARD. Experiment Session
Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Node 1 Vacuum Access Port (VAP) Check
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
ЕДВ Inspection
Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record
MOTOCARD. Photography of "Diasled" holster and БП-015 unit
СОЖ maintenance
Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cuff Checklist Print
Equipment Lock (E-LK) Preparation
Contingency Water Container (CWC) Locate
Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Conference
Exercise Data Downlink via OCA

Completed Task List Activities
Emergency Mask OBT Questionnaire
ESA-PAO-CABOT
ESA-PAO-CPR
ESA-PAO-EUINST
ESA PAO Recorded Message Science Festival
EVA BAYONET RECEPTACLE CLEAN
Extravehicular Glove Inspection
Health Maintenance System (HMS) Spaceflight Cognitive Assessment Tool for Windows (WinSCAT) Test
Printer Troubleshoot
VEG-03 Plant Pillow Water
VEG-03 Plant Pillow Water
WHC Trash Photograph

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.
CDRA blower fan speed test
Standard commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Tuesday, 10/09: US EVA 45
Wednesday, 10/11: Urine Transfer, ACME Chamber Install and Config, Neuromapping, HAM Radio Ops
Thursday, 10/12: CIR Ops and ACME Config, WHC Dose Pump R&R, EVA 46 Tool Config

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) - Standby
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab -Full Up
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 - Off

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