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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 11 November 2015

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
November 12, 2015
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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 11 November 2015
NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 11 November 2015.

Today: Nitrogen/Oxygen Recharge System (NORS) Airlock Interface Kit (AIK) Installation: Kelly prepared the US Airlock in support of NORS AIK install by removing closeout panels and flexible ventilation ducting.
Yui then assisted Kelly with the installation of the NORS primary and redundant power cables. The NORS AIK activities will continue tomorrow with leak checks extending through Friday. NORS provides the capability to refill the US Airlock High Pressure Gas Tanks (HPGTs) with nitrogen and oxygen following Shuttle retirement.

Exposed Experiment Handrail Attachment Mechanism (ExHAM) #2 Deploy: Yui opened the outer hatch and extended the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Airlock slide table external to ISS. The ground operations team then used the JEM Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) Small fine Arm (SFA) to retrieve ExHAM#2 from the slide table and set it on the JEM exposed pallet. ExHAM is a cuboid mechanism equipped with a fixture on the upper surface for grappling by the JEMRMS SFA, and has components on the under surface for attaching the ExHAM to the handrail on the Exposed Facility. Up to 7 experiment samples can be loaded on the ExHAM upper surface and 13 on the side surfaces.

Mycological Evaluation of Crew Exposure to ISS Ambient Air (Myco): Shortly after wakeup, Kelly took samples from his nasal cavities, pharynx, saliva and skin for the Myco investigation. This is the third body sample collection for this one year mission crewmember. Analysis of the samples will focus on microflora, particularly fungi, which may cause opportunistic infections or allergies if a crewmember’s immunity is compromised on the ISS.

EXPRESS (EXpedite the PRocessing of Experiments to Space Station) Rack 5 Laptop Software Load: Lindgren supported the ongoing software updates to ISS EXPRESS Rack laptops by copying a software load to the EXPRESS Rack 5 laptop.

Cancellation of Plant Gravity Sensing 2 (PGS2) Experiment Run 2: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) stopped the second PGS2 run due to failure of the investigation’s seeds to germinate.

Haptics-1: Lindgren set up equipment and performed experiment protocols for the European Space Agency (ESA) Haptics-1 investigation. Haptics-1 supports analysis of engineering parameters and the merits of body-grounded versus non-body grounded force feedback to a crewmember within a microgravity environment. The physiological property analysis will identify changes in human kinesthetic perception and performance in position and force-torque control tasks and in cognitive performance. The Haptics-1 experiment is performed in two different configurations to evaluate hardware and human performance under varying mounting conditions: wall-mounted on rack seat-tracks and body-mounted in a vest assembly.

Biochemical Profile: Yui continued his Flight Day 120 collections for the Biochem Profile investigation. Samples will be stowed in a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) for return on a later flight. The Biochemical Profile experiment tests blood and urine samples obtained from astronauts before, during, and after spaceflight. Specific proteins and chemicals in the samples are used as biomarkers, or indicators of health. Post-flight analysis yields a database of samples and test results, which scientists can use to study the effects of spaceflight on the body.

Oxygen Generation System (OGS) Recirculation Loop Sample: Kelly obtained a water sample from the OGS Recirculation Loop for return-to-ground analysis. A sample was also drawn for a later on-orbit conductivity test, in case the return sample is delayed. Periodic water samples are returned for chemical, particulate, and microbial analysis in order to determine when total organic carbon remediation should be implemented to avoid risk of irreversible contamination damage to the OGS.

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

MYCO – Morning Sample Collection
HRF Urine Sample Collection
HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion
MYCO – Sample MELFI Insertion
Reminder – ARED Photo/TV
HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion
Morning Inspection
CONTUR-2. Experiment Session Ops
SEISMOPROGNOZ. Downlink data from Control and Data Acquisition Module (????) HDD (start)
SPHERES – Battery Replacement
JEMRMS RLT Laptop Activation
Express Rack ER5 – Copy CLS 10 from SSC Laptop
MELF2 – Ice Brick Insertion into Dewar
CONTUR-2. De-installation of master arm with adapter from panel 418
JEMAL – Slide Table (ST) Extension to JPM Side
Express Rack ER5 – Insertion of USB drive to allow starting of the SW load
Audit of Lighting System in RS MRM1
JEMRMS – Start BUS Monitoring
HAPTICS-1 – Camera Adjustment and Hardware Setup
Access to Allow NORS Equipment Installation
Repairs of SM Interior Panel 314 by Installing Overlay Panels – Day 1. Tagup with specialists
??1-7 Lamp Replacement in MRM1
ER5 – Finishing Software Load
Repairs of SM Interior Panel 314 by Installing Overlay Panels – Day 1
SPHERES – Procedure Review
SPHERES – Familiarization with Experiment Plan
ER5 – Insertion of SNFM DVD to allow starting of the SW load
Verification of ??-1 Flow Sensor Position
HAP1 – Hardware Activation and Experiment Start
Installation of NORS Primary and Redundant Power Cables
HRF Urine Sample Collection
PAO Hardware Setup
Crew Prep for PAO
HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion
Routing NORS Primary Power Cables
TV Conference with Lyceum No.504 Students and Teachers
OTKLIK. Hardware Monitoring
Routing NORS Redundant Power Cables
SPHERES – Battery Replacement
HAP1 – Experiment Ops
HRF Urine Sample Collection
VELO Exercise, Day 3
HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion
JEMAL – JEM Airlock Retraction of slide table from JEF side
??? Maintenance
Oxygen Generation System (OGS) Water Sample
SPHERES – Battery Replacement
XF305 Camcorder Setup
PGS2 Sample Retrieval from MELFI
HAPTICS-1 Experiment Ops
PGS2 Retrieval from MELFI
On MCC Go Replacement of Navigation Receiver Module ???-3 using the spares kit
PGS2 – Plant Experiment Unit (PEU) Closeout Ops
SM Ventilation System Preventive Maintenance. Group ?2
PGS2 Saving Temperature Data
HAP1 Hardware Stowage
Collect SM and FGB Air Samples Using ??-1? Sampler
N1N Mod Kit Hardware Stowage
On MCC Go Mate ???-3 Telemetry Connectors to ????2-12
Replacement of Navigation Receiver Module ???-3 using the spares kit – Closeout Ops
???? – Onboard Memory Device (???). ??? Test Checkout
INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops
On-orbit Hearing Assessment using EARQ
SPHERES – Battery Replacement
Stopping JERMRS Arm Bus Monitor
Download Pille Dosimeter Readings
JEMRMS USB Memory Stick Virus Check
JEMRMS Data Transfer
SEISMOPROGNOZ. Downlink data from Control and Data Acquisition Module (????) HDD (end)
JEMRMS RLT Laptop Deactivation
HRF Urine Sample Collection
EKAM Lens Changeout
Crew Discretionary Conference
HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion
IMS Delta File Prep
CONTENT. Experiment Ops
ER5 – SNFM DVD Removal and Stowage
SPHERES Crew Conference
SPHERES – Battery Replacement
Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media
ECON-M. Observation and Photography
URAGAN Observations and Photography

Completed Task List Items
JAXA Voluntary Science Video

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.
ExHAM #2 installation via JEMRMS

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Thursday, 11/12: NORS AIK Install, SPHERES SLOSH, NORS Leak Check Initiation
Friday, 11/13: IMAX File D/L, Capillary Beverage, NORS Leak Check completion
Saturday, 11/14: Crew off Duty, Weekly Cleaning

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 – Shutdown
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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