Space Stations

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 10 November 2013

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
November 13, 2013
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 10 November 2013
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 10 November 2013

Today: 35 Soyuz (35S) Undock and Landing: Following the change of command ceremony, Soyuz 35S undocked from the Service Module Aft Port bringing Commander (CDR) Yurchikhin, Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Parmitano and FE-6 Nyberg back to earth.
The undock command, which initiated the opening of the Soyuz vehicle docking hooks was issued at 5:25pm CST with physical separation occurring a minute and a half later. The Soyuz deorbit burn started at 7:55pm CST and Search and Rescue (SAR) forces established voice communication with the crew and obtained visual acquisition of Soyuz on parachutes at 8:38pm (CST). Soyuz 35S landing occurred at 8:49pm (CST) in the nominal region. The ISS crew complement has returned to six.

Reaction Self Test Investigation: FE-9 Wakata completed a session of the Reaction Self Test which includes pre-test questions, a reaction time test, and performance feedback. This activity is performed multiple times during the increment. The Psychomotor Vigilance Self Test (Reaction Self Test) is a portable 5-minute reaction time task that will aid crewmembers in objectively identifying when their performance capability is degraded by various fatigue-related conditions that can occur as a result of ISS operations and time in space (e.g., acute and chronic sleep restriction, slam shifts, extravehicular activity (EVA), and residual sedation from sleep medications). Reaction Self Test also evaluates the extent to which performance feedback (via a graphical interface) is perceived by ISS crewmembers as a useful tool for assessing performance capability.

Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Students (EarthKAM): FE-3 Hopkins set up the EarthKAM components in Node 2 and activated the camera and software for a week-long imaging session. EarthKAM is an education program that enables thousands of students to photograph and examine Earth from a space crew’s perspective. Using the Internet, the students control a special digital camera mounted on-board the ISS to photograph the Earth’s coastlines, mountain ranges and other geographic items of interest from the unique vantage point of space. The EarthKAM ground team then posts these photographs on the Internet for the public and participating classrooms around the world to view.

Radiation Environment Monitor (REM) Investigation: Wakata installed REMs on two Station Support Computers (SSCs). REM is a demonstration of the Medipix technology evolved from work at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. The device is expected to provide the basis for the first generation of operational active personal space radiation dosimeters.

Investigating the Structure of Paramagnetic Aggregates from Colloidal Emulsions (InSPACE)-3 Experiment: Hopkins conducted the 8th of the new series of 12 InSPACE-3 runs. This series uses the same test parameter settings as previous series but with an increase in the run duration from 2 hours to 6 hours. This will allow investigation of a continued chain-like aggregation phenomena observed towards the end of some of the previous shorter duration runs. InSPACE-3 studies the behavior of magnetic colloidal fluids which transition to a solid-like state with the formation and cross-linking of microstructures in the presence of a magnetic field. This technology can be used for vibration damping systems and to improve the design of structures.

Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Vertigo Test: FE-8 Mastracchio and Wakata set up cameras and the Work Area for this test, then Mastracchio performed the test run. The Vertigo investigation uses the SPHERES facility free-flying satellites to demonstrate and test, in a complex environment, enhanced technologies and techniques related to visual inspection and navigation. Vertigo hardware and software enables multiple SPHERES to construct three dimensional (3D) models of a target object and then explore how well the SPHERES free-flyers perform relative navigation solely by reference to these 3D models.

Today’s Planned Tasks

Reaction Self Test [Complete]
PAO Hardware Setup [Complete]
Change of Command Ceremony [Complete]
ISERV – Opening window shutters in the LAB
HFR. Kit Transfer for return to the ground [Complete]
SSC Deactivation and Transfer from MRM2 after EVA [Complete]
?? 709 Packing. Setup of GoPro HERO3 cameras in ?? 709 ?? [Complete]
EVA Photo Downlink [Complete]
Photo/TV camera handover to USOS after EVA[Complete]
Restow cables after SSC deactivation in MRM2 [Complete]
EKAM – Hardware installation and activation [Complete]
PILLE dosimeter readings Download after EVA [Complete]
Orlan Feedwater Bladder Refill [Complete]
MSG – Visual inspection and activation [Complete]
CASKAD. Bioreactor Removal and Transfer to ?? [Complete]
?? 711 Transfers and IMS [Complete]
Drying Orlan-MK Water Feed Line [Complete]
REM – Monitor Setup [Complete]
Post-arrival Crew Quarter Outfitting [Complete]
REM – Photography [Complete]
Photography of [??] and return kits before ?? 709 undocking from the ISS for status monitoring [Complete]
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation [Complete]
InSPACE3 – Start experiment ops [Complete]
InSPACE3 – photography [Complete]
Orlan-MK Drying (start) [Complete]
?? 709 Transfers Complete Report [Complete]
Photography of the outer side of ??? 709 ??-?? hatch/manhole [Complete]
Post-EVA photo camera reconfig [Complete]
SHD – Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
Comm config for ?? 709 Undocking and Descent [Complete]
?? 709 Comm Check via S/G2 [Complete]
Downlink photo of the outer side of ?? 709 ??-?? hatch/manhole via ??? [Complete]
Post-arrival Crew quarter Outfitting [Complete]
Activation of ?? 709 [Complete]
Post-EVA Medical Kits Restow [Complete]
Orlan-MK Drying (transition to backup fan) [Complete]
SPHERES – Camera Setup and Video Recording [Complete]
Internal Audio Subsystem (IAS) Crew Quarter (CQ) Audio Cable Configuration [Complete]
Gas Analyzer Deactivation in ?? 710 [Complete]
USOS Window Shutter Close [Complete]
Quick Release Screw Clamps removal and inspection from SM Aft side [Complete]
Setup and Activation of ???? Equipment for Hatch Closure TV coverage from SM [Complete]
?? 709-SM Aft Hatch Closure [Complete]
Transfer Hatch Closure TV Coverage [Complete]
MPEG2 TV Coverage of Hatch Closure from SM [Complete]
SPHERES – Start VERTIGO Test [Complete]
?? 709-SM Aft hatch leak check [Complete]
TV downlink showing SM Aft-?? 709 Interface before hatch closure [Complete]
Hatch Closure Video Downlink (Backup) [Complete]
Daily Questionnaire [Complete]
TVS Deactivation and CP SSC Applications. Deactivation of ???? Equipment after Hatch Closure Coverage from SM [Complete]
Orlan-MK Drying (closeout) [Complete]
??? Maintenance [Complete]
US Tools Transfer from RS to USOS after EVA-36 [Complete]
?? 709 ODF Ops, Undocking and Descent Ops [Complete]
US Tools Stowage after EVA-36 [Complete]
CASKAD. Thermostat removal after the experiment [Complete]
INSP3 – Closeout Ops [Complete]
Photography of ?? 709 Docking Assembly from SM Window No. 26 after Separation from ISS [Complete]
SPHERES – Data Export from USB Drive [Complete]
SM Comm Config after ?? 709 Undocking from ISS [Complete]
MSG – Glovebox Powerdown [Complete]
ISTOCHNIK-M. Preparations for carrying out measurements [Complete]
ISTOCHNIK-M. Activation of TLM Recording Mode from ?? [Complete]
ISTOCHNIK-M Closeout Ops [Complete]
Comm reconfig for nominal ops after ?? 709 landing [Complete]
REACTION – Self-reaction test [Complete]
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evacuation
???-? R&R
KTO Replace [Complete]
ECON-M. Observations and Photography
EMU RTS review [Complete]
ITCS Viseual Leak Check [Complete]
35S Prepack [Complete]
37S Unpack [Complete]
Data Prep Return CDR
Data Prep Return FE-6 [Complete]
Cygnus Pregather [In Work]
D2X Camera Sensor Cleaning
JSL NOD1 Switch Deploy

Nominal Commanding [Complete]
35S Undock [Complete]
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Monday, 11/11: Crew off duty
Tuesday, 11/12: Half duty day, Emergency Roles & Responsibilities review, Crew Orientation, EVA cleanup
Wednesday, 11/13: Crew handover/orientation, 37S unpack, Ice Crystal2 install, Ocular Health
QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

Component – Status
Elektron – Off
Vozdukh – Manual
[???] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) – On
[???] 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) – Standby
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab – Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 – Full up

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