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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 19 August 2016

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
August 22, 2016
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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 19 August 2016
NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 19 August 2016.

Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Kate Rubins concluded their spacewalk at 2:02 EDT. During the five-hour and 58-minute spacewalk, the two NASA astronauts successfully installed the first of two international docking adapters (IDAs).
The IDAs will be used for the future arrivals of Boeing and SpaceX commercial crew spacecraft in development under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Commercial crew flights from Florida’s Space Coast to the International Space Station will restore America’s human launch capability and increase the time U.S. crews can dedicate to scientific research, which is helping prepare astronauts for deep space missions, including the journey to Mars.

Space station crew members have conducted 194 spacewalks in support of assembly and maintenance of the orbiting laboratory. Spacewalkers have now spent a total of 1,210 hours and 46 minutes working outside the station.

On-Orbit Status Report

U.S. Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #36: Williams (EV-1) and Rubins (EV-2) completed the following activities to install the International Docking Adapter (IDA)2 with Intravehicular (IV) support from FE-5:

– Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA)-2 setup
– Preliminary IDA installation
– Initial IDA cable installation
– PMA-2 hemi reflector cover installation
– Final IDA cable installation
– IDA outfitting
– IDA cleanup
– IDA3 cable routing
– Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM) ethernet cable connection
– MDM ethernet cable routing
– Station/Shuttle Power Transfer System (SSPTS) cap removal

Tomorrow the crew will perform post-EVA cleanup activities and a post-EVA debrief with ground teams.

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

Closing USOS Window Shutters
Powerdown the CUCU for US EVA
US EVA, In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Preparation
Comm configuration for EVA
EMU Prep for EVA
Prebreathe in EMU
US EVA, Crew Lock Depress
US EVA, Post Depress and A/L Egress
US EVA, Crew Lock Egress
US EVA, PMA-2 Setup
US EVA, IDA Pre-install
IV support during US EVA
US EVA, IDA Preliminary Installation
??? Maintenance
US EVA, PMA2 Hemi-Reflector Cover Installation
US EVA, IDA Final Cable Installation
US EVA, NODE2 Ops in Preparation for IDA2 Installation
US EVA, IDA Outfitting
US EVA, Cleanup
US EVA, Connecting MDM Cables
US EVA, Installation of white-green cable
MDM computer cable connection
EVA Glove Photo Setup
US EVA, Cleanup and Crewlock Ingress
Closing USOS Window Shutters
US EVA, Crew Lock Repress
Crew Lock Repress
Post-EVA Activities
Post-EVA communication reconfig
EVA Glove Photo Downlink
EVA Imagery Downlink
Waste Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Inhibit the Pump Separator BK1 sensor [Aborted]

Completed Task List Items

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.
EVA operations
Nominal ground commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Saturday, 08/20: Post EVA cleanup activities, EVA debrief, Heart Cells media change, Mouse cage maintenance, CMO OBT
Sunday, 08/21: Crew off duty
Monday, 08/22: Crew off duty (payback for Saturday’s post-EVA activities)

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) – Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) – Norm
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab – Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 – Full Up

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