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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 12 November 2014

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
November 13, 2014
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 12 November 2014
NASA's EXPRESS Rack Reaches 100,000-Hour Milestone: NASA astronaut Steve Swanson grows vegetables on the International Space Station in the Veggie facility located in EXPRESS Rack 8 during Expedition 39. Image Credit: NASA

Today: Predetermined Debris Avoidance Maneuver (PDAM) for Object #39372: After evaluating the latest tracking information on object #39372 (Yaogan 12 Debris), the Flight Control Team decided to perform a PDAM at 6:20am CST this morning in order to clear the object. Today’s maneuver will not impact the Soyuz 41S 4-orbit rendezvous scheduled for November 23rd.
Cell Mechanosensing-2 Closeout: Wilmore removed the Fluorescence Microscope from the MWA. He then reconfigured the microscope in the MSPR work volume in preparation for the Aniso Tubule Experiment in Increment 43/44. Cell Mechanosensing-2 is a continuing investigation to identify gravity sensors in skeletal muscle cells and help develop countermeasures to muscle atrophy. Scientists believe that the lack of mechanical stress from gravity causes tension fluctuations in the plasma membrane of skeletal muscle cells, in turn changing the expression of key proteins and genes and allowing muscles to atrophy. Muscle cells from rats and kidney cells from African clawed frogs are given fluorescent gene markers and then attached to an extracellular matrix under different tensions. Aniso Tubule will examine growth modifications of Arabidopsis hypocotyls in space. Scientists aim to analyze the changes in dynamics of cortical microtubules and microtubule-associated proteins by observing Arabidopsis hypocotyls and microtubule-associated proteins with a fluorescence microscope.

Lab Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Air Selector Valve (ASV) 104 Change Out: Today, Wilmore replaced the ASV 104 from the Lab CDRA. This activity was scheduled as a result of last Thursday’s ASV Remote Power Controller (RPC) trip and subsequent troubleshooting. With only 3 crew members currently onboard, both CDRAs have both been deactivated. Carbon Dioxide (CO2) scrubbing is being performed by the Russian Segment Vozdukh System.

Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Pre-Treat Tank [EK] Changeout: Wilmore completed a change out of the WHC pre-treat tank this morning as part of nominal WHC maintenance. Following the replacement, he captured and downlinked video imagery of the [?K] Hose during dosing. The imagery will be analyzed on the ground to ensure that the appropriate quantities of pre-treat are being provided to the system during use. The imagery was captured during this activity because it is the first pre-treat tank Removal and Replacement that has been performed since installing a new dose pump in October.

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

Biochemical blood test. Blood Sampling / r/g 7167
Reviewing BRI Replacement and RS Network Nominal Reconfig Procedure. / r/g 7175
Blood Biochemistry Analysis / r/g 7167
FGB Dust Collector ??1, ??2 Filter Replacement (???424??? zone 1 enclosure No. 3)
CMS2 – MICROSCOPE- Closeout Ops
Cleaning FGB ??? Detachable Screens 1, 2, 3 / FGB Systems Operations, 4.3.2 step 1 p. 4-7 (23)
?3 Fan Screen Cleaning in DC1 / Thermal Mode Control System [????] 10.4.4 p. 10-9 (123)
Mating BRI Telemetry Connector. Tagup with specialists / r/g 7168
Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHS) Pre-Treat Tank and Pre-Treat Tank Hose Remove & Replace
??-1 Flow Sensor Position Verification
LAB Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) CO2 Selector Valve 104 Remove and Replace
Installation of Cable- Insert into ???-?2? ???-?. / r/g 7174
IDENTIFIKATSIYA. Copy ???-? micro-accelerometer data to laptop / r/g 6627
SM CO measurement using CMS unit / r/g 7087
LAB Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) CO2 Selector Valve 104 Remove and Replace
Filling EDV-SV No.1002 ?.37 (00053403R, ???1???_4_404_1) from EDV No.1104
??? Maintenance
Completed Task List Items

ISERV Normal Mode Part 2
Ground Activities
All activities have been completed unless otherwise noted.

Nominal Commanding
Ground commanding associated with PDAM
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Thursday, 11/13: JEMRMS Console C/O, HMS Hearing Assessment, REGEN ECLSS Tank R&R, HRF Generic Urine Collection
Friday, 11/14: JEMRMS Backup Drive System (BDS) Reconfiguration, Seedling Growth-2
Saturday, 11/15: Crew off duty.
QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

Component – Status
Elektron – On
Vozdukh – On
[???] 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 – Standby
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab – Stop
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 – Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) – Standby
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) – Standby
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab – Normal
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 – Full up

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