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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 12 November 2015

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
November 13, 2015
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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 12 November 2015
Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko poses with photography equipment aboard the International Space Station. International crew members have taken more than 2.5 million images throughout the over 15 years humans have been living aboard the orbiting laboratory. Credit: NASA.

Today: Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Slosh: After experiencing issues with SPHERES batteries and a hard drive, the SPHERES Slosh Run today was postponed to a later date. Ground experts are investigating the source of the problems.
Sleep Log: Kelly recorded a Sleep Log entry today. The Sleep ISS-12 experiment monitors ambient light exposure and crew member activity and collects subjective evaluations of sleep and alertness. The investigation examines the effects of space flight and ambient light exposure on sleep during a year-long mission on the ISS.

Nitrogen/Oxygen Recharge System (NORS) Airlock Interface Kit (AIK) Installation: Kelly continued with NORS AIK installation by rotating the Airlock Cabin Air Rack downward and installing nitrogen and oxygen hoses. He then installed the NORS manifold and connecting the power, nitrogen, and oxygen lines to it. Towards the end of the day, Yui worked with ground teams in order to initiate a leak check of the system, which will continue through Friday afternoon. NORS provides the capability to refill the US Airlock High Pressure Gas Tanks (HPGTs) with nitrogen and oxygen following Shuttle retirement. Two Recharge Tank Assemblies (Oxygen and Nitrogen) are manifested onboard the Orbital ATK (OA)-4 Flight scheduled to launch on December 3rd.

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

Calf Volume Measurement
HRF Urine Sample Collection
Reminder – ARED Photo/TV
HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion
O2/N2 Manual Valve Closure for NORS Installation
On MCC GO Regeneration of Micropurification Unit (???) ?2 Cartridge (start)
SSIPC Management / ISS Crew Tagup
SPHERES – Camera Setup and Video Recording
Comm Subsystem [????] routine maintenance (LF path, Comm Panels, and VHF receiver test)
Headset Audit
NORS N2, O2 Hose Installation
SPHERES – Battery Stowage
Study of veins in lower extremities
Repairs of SM Interior Panel 314 by Installing Overlay Panels – Day 2
SPHERES – Camera Setup and Test Ops
Video Footage of Greetings
Soyuz 717 Samsung Tablet Charge – start
Photography of Contamination on ??? 717 [??] external window glass across plane 4
SPHERES – Test Shutdown
Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) – Mouse Habitat Unit (MHU) Interface Unit Installation, Part 1
Photos of CQ panels and windows across plane IV
On-orbit hearing assessment using EARQ
Soyuz 717 Samsung tablet charging – end
CBEF – Mouse Habitat Unit (MHU) Interface Unit Installation, Part 2
Nitrogen/Oxygen Recharge System (NORS) Install Support Beams and Manifold
CBEF – Mouse Habitat Unit (MHU) Interface Unit Installation, Part 3
TV Conference with “Good Morning” TV show (S+ Ku-band)
SPHERES – Data Downlink
Progress 428 (DC1) Stowage Ops with IMS Support
VIZIR. Experiment Ops. Tagup with specialists as necessary
CWQMK Water Sample Analysis
??? Maintenance
SM TV analog signal reception test
HAM radio session from Columbus
HMS – Food Frequency Questionnaire
IMS Delta File Prep
Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification for ARED Exercise
Nitrogen Oxygen Recharge System (NORS) Leak Check Initialization
JRNL – Journal Entry [Deferred]
EHS MCD – In-flight Microbiology Water analysis and data recording
VHF2d test from SM (using primary [????] sets)
Crew Discretionary Conference
On MCC GO Regeneration of ??? ?2 Absorption Cartridge (end)
SPRINT Reminder
Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media
ECON-M. Observation and Photography
URAGAN Observations and Photography

Completed Task List Items

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.
NORS Leak Checks

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Friday, 11/13: IMAX File D/L, Capillary Beverage, NORS Leak Check completion
Saturday, 11/14: Crew off Duty, Weekly Cleaning
Sunday, 11/15: 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 – 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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