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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 1 September 2016

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
September 2, 2016
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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 1 September 2016
NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 1 September 2016.

Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Kate Rubins concluded their spacewalk at 2:41 p.m. EDT.
During the six-hour, 48-minute spacewalk, the two NASA astronauts successfully retracted a thermal radiator, installed two enhanced high definition cameras on the station’s truss and tightened bolts on a joint that enables one of the station’s solar arrays to rotate.

Space station crew members have conducted 195 spacewalks in support of assembly and maintenance of the orbiting laboratory. Spacewalkers have now spent a total of 1,217 hours and 34 minutes working outside the station.

On-Orbit Status Report

Trailing Thermal Control Radiator (TTCR) Extravehicular Activity (EVA): Today, CDR Williams and FE-6 Rubins completed the TTCR EVA, with Airlock egress at 6:53 am CDT. Once outside the Airlock, the crew performed the following scheduled tasks:

– Retract, cover, and cinch down the TTCR using hook straps
– Replace a failed External Television Camera Group (ETVCG) light at the Camera Port 9 (CP9) location
– Install a High Definition Camera in the CP9 location
– Re-torque the Alpha Joint Interface Structure (AJIS) Struts on the Port 4 (P4) truss
– Perform an inspection Solar Alpha Rotary Joint (SARJ)
– Port 6 (P6) Pump Flow and Control System (PFCS) Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI) Tie-back

The crew was ahead on the timeline, so they were also able to install an additional High Definition Camera at the CP8 location, and perform the Port Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart Brake Handle Tie-Down task. While Williams and Rubin were outside, FE-5 Onishi operated the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) and assisted with the tasks. The EVA duration was 6 hours, 48 minutes.

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations for EVA: Today Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the MSS to support the TTCR EVA. Once the EVA crew completed the TTCR retract, FE-5 maneuvered the SSRMS into position to install an Articulating Portable Foot Restraint (APFR) on the SSRMS Latching End Effector (LEE). CDR ingressed the APFR, and the SSRMS was maneuvered to allow CDR to change the light of the CP9 (P1 Lower Outboard (LOOB)) camera then again to position CDR to install an External High Definition Camera (EHDC) on the CP9 camera. Once the CP9 tasks had been completed, the SSRMS was maneuvered to position CDR to install an EHDC on the CP8 (P1 Upper Outboard (UPOB)) camera. Once this had been completed, the SSRMS was moved to a park position. MSS performance today was nominal.

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

NEUROIMMUNITET. Saliva Collection
Closing USOS LAB window shutters
EVA COTS UHF Communication Unit (CUCU) Verification Off
USOS EVA, In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Preparation
Comm configuration for EVA / Communications System [???]
US EVA, In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Preparation
Soyuz 720 GoPro HERO3 Camcorder Battery Pair 1 Recharging
Verification of ??-1 Flow Sensor Position
Crew Departure Prep
RS Photo Cameras Sync Up to Station Time
Collecting SM and FGB Air Samples Using ??-1? Sampler
SM Air Sampling for FREON Using ??-1? Sampler
EMU Prep for EVA
Prebreathe in EMU
Soyuz 720 Stowage Ops for Return
FAGEN. MCK No.07 Sample Fixation and Setup on SM panel
FAGEN. Kit Photography
SM Interior Panel Measurements
??? Maintenance
IMS Delta File Prep
Preventive maintenance of MRM2 ??? Hatch Sealing Mechanism and Soyuz 720 hatch
IDENTIFIKATSIYA. Copy ???-? Micro-Accelerometer Data to HDD for return (start)
US EVA, Crew Lock Depress
Flushing Progress 433 Rodnik H2O Tank 1 Connector
US EVA, Pre-breathe End and A/L Egress
US EVA, Crew Lock Egress
Photo/TV (P/TV) Station Support Computer (SSC) Video Viewer Configuration
SSRMS Support in EVA
BRI log download
Manual Trailing Thermal Control Radiator (TTCR) Retract
TTCR Tie Down
ALGOMETRIYA. Experiment Ops
Terminating Soyuz 720 GoPro HERO3 Camcorder battery pair 2 Recharge
IDENTIFIKATSIYA. Copy ???-? Micro-Accelerometer Data to HDD for return
TTCR Shroud
Replacement of Filters in FGB Dust Collectors 1, 2
Scheduled monthly maintenance of Central Post Laptop Log-file Downlink from the Laptop via OCA
Soyuz 720 Stowage Ops for Return
Use Neptune panel protective cover
Trailing Thermal Control Radiator (TTCR) Cleanup
INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops
SSRMS Setup for Camcorders and Light Unit Installation on CP9 (safety tether)
HD Camera Setup for Installation at CP9
CP9 Light Remove and Replace (safety tether)
Tighten Alpha Joint Interface Structure Bolts
Copy MBI Experiment Data to a Single flash drive for return
Installation of CP9 HD Camera
Removal and Stowage of Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI)
Crew Departure Prep
INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops
SSRMS Cleanup
SARJ Photography
US EVA, Cleanup and Crewlock Ingress
EVA Glove Photo Setup
Greetings Video Footage
Closing USOS Window Shutters
US EVA, Crewlock Pre Repress
Crew Lock Repress
USOS Post-EVA Activities
Return to nominal comm configuration after USOS EVA
RWS Power Down
EVA Glove Photo Downlink
EVA Imagery Downlink

Completed Task List Items

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.
Commanding to support EVA

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Friday, 09/02: EVA Debrief, EMU H2O Recharge, Post EVA PHS, Soyuz Descent Training
Saturday, 09/03: Crew Off Duty, Housekeeping, Overhead CQ Cleaning
Sunday, 09/04: Crew Off Duty

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:
Component – Status
Elektron – On
Vozdukh – Manual
[???] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) – Off
[???] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”) – On
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab – Standby
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 – Operate
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab – Idle
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 – Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) – Standby
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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