NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 6 June 2013

Press Release From: NASA HQ
Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2013

image International Space Station (ISS) Management Center (IMC) Daily Summary Report
Increment 36 Operations - Stage 36-6
06/06/13 4:00 pm Central Daylight Time (CDT)
157/21:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

New Status: High Beta Angle: The ISS is at a high beta angle this week and as a result the team has been managing power and thermal requirements across the systems. The Ku-band antenna in particular has been parked several times as it neared low temperature limits, with minimal impacts to operations until today. Today, the Ku-band was parked for most of the day and some activities requiring video or commanding via the Ku-band were impacted. The team is working to reschedule those activities.

Ocular Health (OH) Activities: With assistance from Flight Engineer (FE)-3 Cassidy, FE-6 Nyberg and FE-5 Parmitano completed an ocular ultrasound today. Cardiac ultrasound with blood pressure could not be completed today due to the Ku-band limitations, and ground teams are rescheduling.

In-Flight Maintenance (IFM) Centerline Berthing Camera System Troubleshooting: On September 13, 2012, the crew attempted to install and use CBCS String 2 in Node 2 for a ground controlled Ready To Latch (RTL) test but were unable to achieve a usable video image. Limited troubleshooting performed that day failed to resolve the issue. This morning Cassidy replaced String 2 components with String 1 hardware and discovered a bad cable which he replaced. The rest of the system checked out nominally. CBCS will next be used for H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) berthing in August.

Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS - Neutrons (RaDI-N 2): Cassidy retrieved and performed a readout of 8 bubble detectors from deployed locations in the ISS.This is a follow on investigation designed to characterize the neutron radiation environment aboard the ISS. Eight neutron "bubble detectors" are attached to fixed locations inside the ISS, including one carried by a crewmember. The objective of this investigation is to better characterize the ISS neutron environment and define the risk posed to the crewmembers' health and provide the data necessary to develop advanced protective measures for future space flight.

Microbiome Experiment: Yesterday Nyberg completed her questionnaire to begin this experiment. Today Parmitano will complete his questionnaire. Tomorrow and Saturday they collect samples and insert in cold stowage. The study investigates the impact of space travel on the human immune system and an individual's microbiome, the collection of microbes that live in and on the human body. This will help predict how long-term space travel may impact the human microbiome and health.

Today's Planned Tasks
- HRF - Generic Sample Operations [Complete]
- PROK - Urine Sample Collection [Complete]
- HRF - Urine Sample MELFI Insertion [Complete]
- HRF - Sample Collection [Complete]
- PROK - Urine Sample Collection [Complete]
- HRF Urine Sample Collection [Complete]
- HRF - Urine Sample MELFI Insertion [Complete]
- BIOME - Questionnaire Data Entry [Complete]
- HRF - Urine Sample MELFI Insertion [Complete]
- Skin B Experiment Reminder [Complete]
- Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
- Review of preliminary EVA timeline and ODF. r/g 2552 [Complete]
- ISS RS Internal Lighting System Audit. Checking lights and power supplies / r/g 2530 [Complete]
- Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) Alignment Guide Installation [Complete]
- HRF Urine Sample Collection [Complete]
- USND2 - Ultrasound Hardware Setup [Complete]
- HRF - Urine Sample MELFI Insertion [Complete]
- BIOME - Questionnaire Data Entry [Complete]
- Ultrasound - Scanning Prep [Complete]
- Ultrasound Scan - Operator [Complete]
- Ultrasound Scan - Operator [Complete]
- Ultrasound Data Transfer [Complete]
- Lab Robotics Workstation Connection to support Centerline Berthing Camera System t/s [Complete]
- Vozdukh Deactivation / SM Atmosphere Revitalization System (СОГС), [Complete]
- IMS audit of ССВП kits / r/g 2553 [Complete]
- CBCS Setup on Node 2 Nadir hatch [Complete]
- 24-hour Holter monitoring (terminate) / r/g 2526 [Complete]
- WRS Water Sample Analysis [Complete]
- EHS - Radiation Area Monitors (RAM) Deployment [Complete]
- BCAT - Camera Battery Changeout [Complete]
- 24-hour Holter monitoring (start) / r/g 2526 [Complete]
- Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
- Replacement of ИК0501 CO2 Filter Unit (БФ). [Complete]
- CBCS R&R - Replacement of String 2 components with String 1 hardware [Complete]
- MRM2 comm config to support voice comm during experiment [Complete]
- BRI Log Dump from RSS1 / Auxiliary Computer Systems [ВКС], [Complete]
- PROK - Controlled Diet Log [Complete]
- HRF Urine Sample Collection [Complete]
- СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
- HRF - Urine sample insertion into MELFI [Complete]
- HRF - Hardware Setup [Complete]
- PLAZMENNIY KRISTALL. r/g 2541 [Complete]
- Ultrasound Scan - Operator [Complete]
- Ultrasound Scan - Operator [Complete]
- Restore Nominal Comm Configuration / Communications System [РТК], [Complete]
- Retrieval of Radi-N dosimeters from deployed locations [Complete]
- Ultrasound Scanning [Complete]
- Ultrasound Data Transfer [Complete]
- Handover of Radi-N dosimeters to RS crew [Complete]
- MATRYOSHKA-R. Handover of BUBBLE-dosimeters from USOS. r/g 2542 [Complete]
- MATRYOSHKA-R BUBBLE-dosimeter gathering and readings. r/g 2542 [Complete]
- TOCA 2 Data Recording [Complete]
- Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
- Switchover Regul-Packet to Regul-OS Set 1 / SM Communications System [РТК], [Complete]
- After the switchover, activate RSS2 [Complete]
- Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) Alignment Guide Installation [Complete]
- ТК 708 IRIDIUM Phone Charging - Setup, [Complete]
- Ocular Health (OH) - Cardiac Operations [Deferred]
- RS Electric Food Warmer R&R. Tagup with specialists (S-band) / r/g 2535 [Complete]
- ТК 708 IRIDIUM Phone Charging - Battery Status Check
- ТК 708 IRIDIUM Phone Charging - Terminate Charge, Cleanup
- Ocular Health - Blood Pressure Operations [Deferred]
- HRF Urine Sample Collection
- ТКГ 419 (Aft) Stowage and IMS Ops / r/g 2403, 2489
- WHS Fill [Complete]
- HRF - Urine Sample MELFI Insertion
- Ocular Health (OH) - Camera and Hardware Setup [Deferred]
- Ocular Health - Blood Pressure Operations [Deferred]
- Vozdukh activation in manual mode (mode 1)
- Daily Planning Conference (S-band)
- ТКГ 419 Loading Status Report
- USND2 - Closeout Ops [Deferred]

Task List
- CEO ops
- IMS edit
- Crew handover [Active]
- WHC KTO replace
- COL ATV LRR check [Complete]
- COL TCS items repack [Complete]
- Cue card trash [Complete]
- N2 spare tools audit
- Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site
- ECON-M. Observations and Photography
- URAGAN Observations and Photography

- Nominal Commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Friday, 6/07: 51P stow, RS EVA Prep, BIOME
Saturday, 6/08: Crew off duty, BIOME, ARED cylinder evac
Sunday, 6/09: Crew off duty, ProK, Reaction

QUICK ISS Status - Environmental Control Group:
Component Status
Elektron - On
Vozdukh - On
[СКВ] 1 - SM Air Conditioner System ("SKV1") - On
[СКВ] 2 - SM Air Conditioner System ("SKV2") - Off
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab - Standby
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 - Operate
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab - Off
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 - Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) - Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) - Standby
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab - Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 - Full Up

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