NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 30 May 2013

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013

image International Space Station (ISS) Management Center (IMC) Daily Summary Report
Increment 36 Operations - Stage 36-6
05/30/13 4:00 pm Central Daylight Time (CDT)
150/21:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

New Status: Burning and Suppression of Solids (BASS): Flight Engineer (FE)-3 Cassidy executed the eleventh of thirteen sessions planned for this experiment. BASS examines the burning and extinction characteristics of a wide variety of fuel samples in microgravity and will guide strategies for extinguishing fires in microgravity. BASS results contribute to the combustion computational models used in the design of fire detection and suppression systems in microgravity and on Earth.

Multipurpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) Combustion Chamber (CC) Gaseous Nitrogen (GN2) Line Leak Check: FE-6 Nyberg connected a GN2 flexible hose between the chamber and Work Volume, applied pressure to the MSPR and Combustion Chamber GN2 line then disconnect the GN2 Supply Umbilical to start a pressure check. After 5 hours the crew checked the pressure, then disconnected the GN2 flexible hose and connect GN2 Supply Umbilical. The Waste Gas (WG) flexible hose was connected between the chamber and Work Volume in preparation for additional leak checks next week.

Russian Treadmill (БД-2) ISS Wireless Instrumentation System (IWIS) Data Collect: FE-5 Parmitano configured the remote IWIS sensor to collect structural loads and dynamics data while FE-2 Misurkin exercises on the БД-2, the new Russian Treadmill installed last week. Following the exercise session, Parmitano relocated the roving IWIS sensor to its nominal Node 2 location.

Dietary Intake Can Predict and Protect Against Changes in Bone Metabolism during Spaceflight and Recovery (Pro-K) Experiment: Cassidy began his third of five in-flight sessions of Pro-K, consuming a special diet, delivered on 35 Soyuz. Over the first few days, Cassidy will log the food that he consumes, and perform urine and blood collections for return. Pro-K looks at linkage between the ratio of animal protein and potassium and potential bone loss.

35 Soyuz (35S) Crew Adaptation: Yurchikhin, Parmitano and Nyberg had a reduced work day to better assist them in their acclimation to life onboard the ISS. They did, however, participate in crew handover activities.

Today's Planned Tasks
- Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
- Start Drying Suit 1, 2 [Complete]
- MSG - Visual inspection and activation [Complete]
- ТК 708 Kazbek Fit Check [Complete]
- ТК 709 Transfers and IMS Ops [Complete]
- IWIS Installation [Complete]
- Connector replacement on pumping unit outlet [Complete]
- ISERV - Opening window shutters in the LAB [Complete]
- MSG - Video Recorder Exchange [Complete]
- АСН-М Hardware НПМ-1 and НПМ-4 Replacement. [Complete]
- BASS. Preparation steps [Complete]
- MSPR-CC - Leak Check 1 [Complete]
- US equipment config for TV PAO [Complete]
- Crew Prep for TV Conference [Complete]
- ISS-MCC-M TV greetings [Complete]
- БМП Ф1 Absorption Cartridge Regeneration (start) [Complete]
- Connector replacement on pumping unit outlet [Complete]
- Terminate Suit 1, 2 Drying [Complete]
- Start drying spacesuit 3 and set up the 1st pair of gloves for drying [Complete]
- Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation [Complete]
- ISS Medical Accessory Kit (IMAK) Unpack [Complete]
- BASS. Test Ops [Complete]
- Finish drying the first pair of gloves and start drying the second pair [Complete]
- Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation [In work]
- RELAKSATSIYA. Battery Charge for Relaksatsiya Experiment [Complete]
- ISS 36 Crew Handover
- ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position Verification [Complete]
- Terminate Drying the Second Pair of Gloves [Complete]
- СТТС Configuration for MRM2 [Complete]
- MATRYOSHKA-R. Gathering and Initialization of Bubble-Dosimeter Detectors. [Complete]
- KULONOVSKIY KRISTALL. Experiment Ops. [Complete]
- Finish Drying the 3rd suit, Start Drying the 3rd Pair of Gloves [Complete]
- MATRYOSHKA-R. Handover of BUBBLE-dosimeters to USOS [Complete]
- RADIN - RS crew dosimeter handover [Complete]
- MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeter initialization and deployment for exposure [Complete]
- Radin dosimeter deployment [Complete]
- Terminate drying the 3rd pair of gloves [Complete]
- Stow Suits and Gloves after Drying [Complete]
- VIZIR. Experiment Ops [Complete]
- WRS - Payload Water Reservoir (PWR) Fill Part 1 [Complete]
- PROK - Equipment Setup [Complete]
- KULONOVSKIY KRISTALL. Copy and Downlink Data via РСПИ [Complete]
- Camcorder setup to capture БД2 exercise [Complete]
- WRS - Payload Water Reservoir (PWR) Fill Part 2 [Complete]
- Physical Exercise БД-2 (Day 2) [Complete]
- KULONOVSKIY KRISTALL. Hardware Teardown [Complete]
- BASS. Closeout Ops. [Complete]
- MSPR-CC - Leak Check 2 [Complete]
- MRM2 Comm Reconfig for Nominal Ops [Complete]
- СОЖ Maintenance
- Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation [In work]
- Routine Maintenance of КН, КВ, and КД flaps on SM Rodnik Tanks [Complete]
- RELAKSATSIYA. Hardware Setup and Parameter Adjustment.
- Downlink of photo/video file [Complete]
- Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
- IWIS teardown from БД2 [Complete]
- RS CQ outfitting after arrival [Complete]
- SHD. Space Headaches - Daily Questionnaire
- MSG - Hardware Powerdown [Complete]
- IMS Update
- RELAKSATSIYA. UV Storm Emission Observation. r/g 2480
- Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
- P/TV Playback Start
- REMINDER. Daily Diet Monitoring
- P/TV Playback Stop

Task List
- CEO Ops [Complete]
- RSE-verification
- WHC-KTO Replace
- Photo-Video Data Prep on RSS2 for Downlink via РСПИ
- ТКГ 419 (Aft) Stowage and IMS Ops
- Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site
- ECON-M. Observations and Photography
- URAGAN Observations and Photography
- 35S US unpack [Complete]
- THC IMV flow measure

- Nominal Commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Friday, May 31: IMV Flow Measure, Gradient Heating Furnace, Emer Roles and Responsibilities
Saturday, June 1: Weekend off-duty, METOX regeneration
Sunday, June 2: Weekend off-duty, METOX regeneration

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

Meeting Schedule:
Meeting Day Date Houston Time (CDT)
IMMT Monday June 3 8:00 a.m.
IMMT Thursday June 6 8:00 a.m.
Information on MER ARTs/FITs can be found at:

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