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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 13 August 2014

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
August 14, 2014
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 13 August 2014
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 13 August 2014

Today: Body Measures: Commander (CDR) Swanson Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Wiseman conducted their Flight Day (FD)135 and FD 80 sessions, respectively, of Body Measures.
They set up body marker instrumentation and took calibration and body pose pictures along with circumference measurements. They then recorded a neutral body posture video. The goal of this study is to gather data to better understand the magnitude and variability of changes due to microgravity and fluid shifts within the human body during long-duration space flight. Results of the investigation may result in changes to space suit fit and sizing, workstation design, etc. for future missions to maximize performance, prevent injury, and reduce crew time to accommodate their anthropometrics.

Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Zero Robotics Test Run: Swanson set up the SPHERES hardware and executed a dry run for the Zero Robotics competition scheduled for Friday, August 15th. The investigation establishes an opportunity for high school students to design research for the ISS. As part of a competition, students write algorithms for the SPHERES satellites to accomplish tasks relevant to future space missions. The algorithms are tested by the SPHERES team and the best designs are selected for the competition to operate the SPHERES satellites on board the ISS.

Sprint Operations: Wiseman completed his FD 75 Sprint Volume of Oxygen Utilized (VO2) protocol using the Blood Pressure (BP)/Electrocardiogram (ECG) hardware. Sprint evaluates the use of high intensity, low volume exercise training to minimize loss of muscle, bone, and cardiovascular function in International Space Station (ISS) crewmembers during long-duration missions.

Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV)-5 Status: Hatch opening and air scrubbing were completed today with cargo operations beginning tomorrow. Prior to opening the hatch, FE-6 Gerst and FE-1 Skvortsov performed ATV Attached Phase Operations (APO) Drill.

Cygnus Departure Preparations/Hatch Closure: In preparation for Orb-2 unberth on Friday, Gerst and Wiseman performed a Robotics Onboard Trainer (ROBoT) release OBT. Later in the day, Swanson and Wiseman configured the vehicle for departure and closed the hatch.

Today’s Planned Tasks

RSS1, 2, Reboot / r/g 1009 [Complete]
Laptop RS1(2) Reboot [Complete]
SM ??? (Caution & Warning Panel) [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
BODYM – Gather equipment in preparation for Body Measurements data collection ops [Complete]
BODYM – Experiment Ops [Complete]
Prepare G1 Camcorder for ATV Ingress [Complete]
CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 6238 [Complete]
OTKLIK. Equipment Check. / r/g 6040 [Complete]
PCE Box Stowage Location Prep / r/g 6347 [Complete]
Cleaning ???4 (Gas-Liquid Heat Exchanger) ??-7 Fan Screen [Complete]
BODYM – Experiment Ops [Complete]
WRS Water Sample Analysis [Complete]
Docked ATV Ops OBT r/g 6366 [Complete]
??? Maintenance [Complete]
On MCC Go ???-ATV Interface Leak Check r/g 6354 [Complete]
On MCC Go ???-?? Hatch Opening / ATV System Ops r/g 6354 [Complete]
Replacement of Water Distribution and Heating Unit (???-?) in SM ???-?2? / r/g [Complete]
Life On The Station Photo and Video / r/g 5720 [Complete]
On MCC Go ATV-?? Hatch Opening. ATV PEV Cleaning (as necessary) r/g 6354 [Complete]
Photo/Video of ATV Hatch Opening [Complete]
???? Quick Release Clamps Installation and First ATV Ingress [Complete]
SPRINT – Hardware Setup [Complete]
Collection of CO Samples in ATV Using ??? Draeger tube air samplers r/g 6332, 6354 [Complete]
ATV Grab Sampler Container (GSC) Operations [Complete]
ATV Air Sampling using AK-1M Sampler r/g 6332, 6354 [Complete]
CIR – Hardware Teardown [Complete]
On MCC Go Mating ???-? telemetry connector to ????2-12 / r/g [Aborted]
ATV air scrubbing (start) r/g 6354 [Complete]
Battery Installation in Laptop RS3 r/g 6369 [Complete]
Replacement of Water Distribution and Heating Unit (???-?) in SM ???-?2? / r/g [Aborted]
HAM Radio Power Up [Complete]
EDR – Equipment stowage [Complete]
EML – Experiment Review [Complete]
ESA Weekly Crew Conference [Deferred]
On MCC Go Re-connect Cables on ???2 from PCE to ?????. [Complete]
Life On The Station Photo and Video / r/g 5720
Private Psychological Conference [Complete]
Removing ??? Z0000 Box from ISS SM / ATV Rendezvous, p/g 6347 [Complete]
NAPOR-miniRSA. Verification of ???1-? power voltage. r/g 6363 [Complete]
Space Headaches – Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
RST – Closeout Ops [Complete]
SPHERES – P/L conference [Complete]
EXPOSE-R Equipment connections checkout. r/g 6365 [Complete]
TOCA Data Recording [Complete]
OBT – Cygnus OBT-ROBoT RELEASE [Complete]
On-orbit Hearing Assessment using EARQ [Complete]
SPHERES – Cameras Setup [Complete]
On MCC Go Removal of 2 hatch tools from the front of ??? 423 (DC1) [Complete]
OBT – ROBoT OBT Debrief [Complete]
SPHERES – Test Run [Complete]
??-2 Exercise, Day 1 [Complete]
IMS Delta File Prep [Complete]
HAM Radio Session [Complete]
Cygnus – Mass Property Update [Complete]
SPHERES Shutdown [Complete]
Post-Exercise Hygiene Procedure [Complete]
Cygnus Egress [Complete]
CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 6238 [Complete]
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evac
WHC KTO Replace
WHC-???-? R&R
Remove PCE Z0000 box from SM
SM interior reconfig
Roscosmos Report
Ocean obs
Uragan photo
SSCV5 server load
3DA1 cam ops
AQM H/W relocate
ARED detent flip
Data prep return CDR, FE-1, FE-2
CTB unpack/relocate
Food warmer mod
SSCV5 data move – CDR, FE-1, FE-2, FE-4, FE-6
SSCV5 training – FE-2, FE-4, FE-6

Nominal commanding
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Thursday, 08/14: N2 activities for Orb-2 unberth, ATV cargo ops, EML transfer
Friday, 08/15: Orb-2 unberth/post unberth activities, SPHERES
Saturday, 08/16: Crew off duty
QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

Component – Status
Elektron – On
Vozdukh – anual
[???] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) – Off
[???] 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 – Stop
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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