NASA ISS On-orbit Status 22 April 2013

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2013

image International Space Station (ISS) Management Center (IMC) Daily Summary Report
Increment 35 Operations - Stage 35-6
04/22/13 4:00 pm Central Daylight Time (CDT)
112 21:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

New Status:
Columbus Water On Off Valve 7 (WOOV7) Remove and Replace (R&R) Preparation: Commander (CDR) Hadfield pre-gathered hardware in preparation for the WOOV7 R&R scheduled for tomorrow.

Multi-user Droplet Combustion Apparatus (MDCA) Hardware Replacement: Cassidy reviewed procedures, gathered hardware, accessed the Combustion Integration Rack (CIR) Combustion Chamber and removed the MDCA Chamber Insert Assembly (CIA). He then replaced the MDCA Needle 1 due to a fuel line that was damaged during previous activities when the MDCA CIA was being removed from the Combustion Chamber. The damage likely occurred when the disconnected end of one of the water hoses slipped across the bayonet that connects the fuel line to the reservoir.

Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Students (EarthKAM): Cassidy set up the payload components in Node 2 and activated the camera and software for a week-long imaging session. EarthKAM is an education program that enables thousands of students to photograph and examine Earth from a space crew's perspective. Using the Internet, the students control a special digital camera mounted on-board the International Space Station. This enables them to photograph the Earth's coastlines, mountain ranges and other geographic items of interest from the unique vantage point of space. The team at EarthKAM then posts these photographs on the Internet for the public and participating classrooms around the world to view.

Capillary Flow Experiments (CFE) Hardware Setup: Marshburn unstowed CFE hardware, prepared the Maintenance Work Area, secured the CFE hardware on the MWA, and positioned the High Definition (HD) camcorder in preparation for the 4th and 5th of 10 planned sessions scheduled for tomorrow and Friday.

In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Pre-Treat Tank Remove & Replace: Marshburn performed this R&R which is based on WHC flush counts and must be completed before the tank runs dry.

Russian Segment (RS) Extravehicular Activity (EVA)-32 Tool Handover/Stow: Marshburn and Vinogradov transferred US EVA tools used last Friday on EVA #32 from the RS to the USOS. Marshburn then stowed them in their nominal location.

In Flight Maintenance (IFM) [СНТ] Test Setup: On July 25, 2012 a Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU)2A Remote Bus Isolator (RBI) 5 overcurrent trip occurred, which powers Service Module (SM) [CHT] (American to Russian Converter Unit) 21 and [CHT]22. The cause of the trip was noise. Over the next 4 days, Hadfield will conduct a test which characterized the magnitude and frequency of the current noise seen by MBSU2A as well as MBSU4A. The test uses an on-orbit oscilloscope and current probe, controlled by the SSC laptop, to measure the magnitude and frequency of the current. Data will be analyzed by the team to determine if the magnitude of the measured noise can damage USOS hardware on-orbit.

Previous Status (04/19/13)
Russian Segment (RS) Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #32: Flight Engineer (FE)-1 Vinogradov and FE-4 Romanenko performed a 6 hour 38 minute EVA. Egress was at 9:03 am. All planned tasks were completed nominally, including installation of the Obstanovka experiment, and the removal and replacement of the Laser Radar Reflector (LRR). The LRR is used as a reference point during docking of the ATV vehicle to the Service Module (SM) port. The crew also retrieved the Biorisk experiment which was a get-ahead task. Due to additional hatch closures during a RS EVA, FE-3 Cassidy and FE-2 Misurkin were isolated in the Mini Research Module (MRM)-2/34 Soyuz, and Commander (CDR) Hadfield and FE-6 Marshburn were isolated in the US Segment from the Functional Cargo Block (FGB) forward.

Blood Pressure (BP) Regulation (Reg) Experiment: Wednesday Hadfield set up the Human Research Facility (HRF) PFS (Pulmonary Function System) and the European Physiology Module (EPM) CDL (Cardiolab) LACS (Leg/Arm Cuff System) and conducted the first ever session of this experiment. Today Marshburn conducted another session of the experiment. The test will help to identify the astronauts who could benefit from countermeasures before returning to Earth. This method has great potential for astronaut health monitoring during future long-term space flights and it also has important implications for testing of individuals on Earth, especially the elderly, who are at risk for fainting. The research will also allow demonstrating the feasibility of obtaining a set of indicators of overall cardiovascular regulation from the non-invasive measurement of continuous blood pressure.

EXpedite the PRocessing of Experiments to Space Station (EXPRESS) Laptop Computer (ELC) Software Updates: Marshburn loaded EXPRESS Software Version 9.0, Basic Input/Output System (BIOS), Serial Network Flow Monitor (SNFM) software and configured the EXPRESS Rack-8 Laptop Computer (ELC) for operations. He configured and loaded Microgravity Experiment Research Locker/Incubator (MERLIN) and General Laboratory Active Cryogenic ISS Experiment Refrigerator (GLACIER) payload application software onto the ELC.

Education Payload Operations (EPO) DualFields Demonstration: Marshburn reviewed procedures, gathered materials, watched a video and with assistance from Hadfield performed a demonstration showing onboard technology used to capture Earth images from the ISS for Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School (EarthKAM) missions. EPO demos are educational videos conducted by crewmembers on-board the ISS and are seen by grades 5-12 students and educators.

Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Pump-Separator Remove and Replace: Earlier today the WHC was not functioning and the check separator light illuminated. Hadfield replaced the Pump-Separator Orbital Replacement Unit (ORU) and the WHC is operating nominally again.
Today's Planned Tasks
• SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test [Complete]
• Inspection of СМ-У connector on МНР-НС separator pump behind АСУ panel 139 [Complete]
• BCAT - Camera Battery Changeout [Complete]
• Reboot Laptop RS2(1) / Onboard Computer System (БВС) [Complete]
• RSS1 (RSS2) Reboot / r/g 1009 step 1 [Complete]
• CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 1954 [Complete]
• MSPR - Laptop Setup [Complete]
• Crew reviews Big Picture Words and Feedback prior to the MDCA hardware replacement [Complete]
• Preparation for blood draw [Complete]
• CIR Hardware Gather [Complete]
• Setting up video equipment to record T2 physical exercise [Complete]
• MELF1 - Ice Brick Transfer [Complete]
• ARED Flywheel Cylinder remove [Complete]
• CIR - Maintenance Work Area Prep [Complete]
• Post-EVA Orlan debrief with specialists (S-band) [Complete]
• CIR - Preparation Ops [Complete]
• Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHS) Pre-Treat Tank and Pre-Treat Tank Hose R&R [Complete]
• Post-EVA debrief. Tagup with specialists (S-band)
• CIR - Equipment Setup [Complete]
• MDCA Hardware Replacement [Complete]
• WRS Water Sample Analysis [Complete]
• WOOV7setup for R&R [Complete]
• Handover of US tools used for EVA-32 [Complete]
• EXPRESS-3 ARIS Cable Demate [Complete]
• US EVA Tool Stow [Complete]
• Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification [Complete]
• CIR - Closeout Ops [Complete]
• CBEF - Photography of Humidifier [Complete]
• CASKAD. Thermostat Activation at +4 deg С / r/g 2133 [Complete]
• On MCC Go Repress from ТКГ 418 (DC1) СрПК Section 2 (start) [Complete]
• EKAM - Hardware installation and activation [Complete]
• Repress from ТКГ 418 (DC1) СрПК Section 2 (terminate) [Complete]
• Kazbek Fit Check [Complete]
• СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
• TOCA 2 Data Recording [Complete]
• CEVIS Isolator Checkout [Complete]
• PAO Hardware Setup [Complete]
• NANORACK Data Collection [Complete]
• MPEG2 Video Test - ESA MPEG2 ENCODER Primary r/g 2125 [Complete]
• Crew Prep for PAO [Complete]
• PAO Event [Complete]
• Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification [Complete]
• IFM - prep for СНТ test [In Work]
• T2 Exercise Video Equipment Stow [Complete]
• HMS Visual Testing Activity [Complete]
• CFE - equipment install [Complete]
• CASKAD. Bioreactor Retrieval from Thermostatic Enclosure r/g 2135 [Complete]
• CASCADE Photography / r/g 2135 [Complete]
• JRNL - Journal Entry [Complete]
• VHF comm. check via US ground stations
• Conference at crew's request
• Blood Draw Reminder
• EKAM Battery Swap

Task List
• Align Guide stow [Completed Sat.]
• CEO ops [Completed Sat.]
• Laptop audit 1 [Completed Sat.]
• CIR PaRIS clear [Completed Sat.]
• Trash gather [Completed Sat.]
• IFM N1 aft valve inspect Trash gather [Completed Sat.]
• IFM N1 deck valve inspect [Completed Sat.]
• Trash gather [Completed Sat.]
• Laptop audit 2 [Completed Sat.]
• POC cobalt brick dep [Completed Sat.]
• RGN WSTA fill [Completed Sat.]
• WHC Hygience CVR install [Completed Sat.]
• SSC data gather (FE-6) [Complete]
• SSC data gather (CDR) [Complete]
• WHC KTO replace
• ProK diet config [In Work]
• 33S US prepack [In Work]
• Data prep return CDR [In Work]
• Data pre return FE4
• Data prep return FE6 [In Work]
• EVA RGB process review [In Work]
• JPM rack labels [Complete]

• Nominal Commanding [In Work]

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Tuesday, 4/23: WOOV7 R&R, JPM window inspect, BASS, EarthKAM battery swap
Wednesday, 4/24: 51P launch, OBT ISS emergency sim, IFM CHT test, Robonaut
Thursday, 4/25: EMU loop scrub, Robonaut, Reaction Self Test

QUICK ISS Status - Environmental Control Group:
Off until 4/26
[СКВ] 1 - SM Air Conditioner System ("SKV1")
[СКВ] 2 - SM Air Conditioner System ("SKV2")
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA)
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA)

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