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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 14 August 2014

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
August 15, 2014
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 14 August 2014
A portion of the International Space Station's Russian segment with the newly attached "Georges Lemaitre" Automated Transfer Vehicle-5 (ATV-5) to the Zvezda Service Module is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 40 crew member onboard the station. A waning full moon is visible in the background. Credit: NASA.

Today: Electromagnetic Levitation (EML) Preparation: Commander (CDR) Swanson and Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Gerst transferred EML cargo from ATV-5 in preparation for EML installation in the European Drawer Rack (EDR) in the Columbus module.
Bags were unpacked and EML hardware was temporarily installed. EML installation activities will continue next week. EML aims to increase the performance of metallic/alloy structures through an understanding of how solidification can be controlled and develop a data base of properties to allow better process modeling. The experiment investigates solidification and microstructural evolution and evaluates thermo-physical properties of highly reactive molten metals.

Cygnus Unberth Preparations: After a successful stay at the ISS, final closeouts of Orb-2 were completed today in preparation for tomorrow’s departure. The Node 2 Nadir vestibule was configured for demate and then depressurized. Cygnus is currently being powered by the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS). Cygnus unberth is scheduled for 4:10 am CDT, with release scheduled for 5:40 am CDT.

Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV)-5 Final Ingress: The last remaining air duct was installed this morning, reverse air flow is in place and all ingress activities are complete. The crew has begun cargo transfer operations.

ISS Reboost: At 11:58 am CDT today, ISS performed a reboost using the ATV-5 Orbital Control System (OCS) thrusters. The reboost tested ATV reboost execution as well as set up phasing to support 38 Soyuz (38S) landing on September 10 and 40S 4-orbit rendezvous on September 25. Reboosts planned for August 27 and September 18 will finalize the phasing for those events.

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]
Cygnus – Cygnus PROX Power Activation [Complete]
Final ATV Ingress. r/g 6368, 6354 [Complete] [Complete]
CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 6238 [Complete]
Photo/Video of ATV Final Ingress / USOS procedures [Complete]
Gather EVA Equipment and Tools. r/g 6377, 6378, 6379 [Complete]
Remating ???? 2-12 connectors from ??025? (??1?) to ??025? (??1?) Device. r/g 6370 [Complete]
Demating/mating ????2-12 telemetry connectors. r/g 6370 [Complete]
Remating ???? 2-12 connectors from ??025? (??1?) to ??025? (??1?) Device. r/g 6370 [Complete]
Cygnus/Node 2 Vestibule Configuration for Demate [Complete]
Preparing Orlan Comm and Telemetry Assets [Complete]
EVA Medical Kit Configuration / r/g 6376 [Complete]
Cygnus Departure Conference [Complete]
Checkout of Beta-08 Data Output Device (???) using Gamma-1M. r/g 6364 [Complete]
Node 2 Nadir CBM Controller Panel Assembly (CPA) Installation [Complete]
CALCIUM. Experiment session 5. r/g 6362 [Complete]
CIR – Hardware Setup [Complete]
ATV Fan Cleaning [Complete]
Orlan and ??? Telemetry Check. Orlan comm check and medical parameter test [Complete]
Comm reconfig into initial after Orlan Comm. Check [Complete]
Closure of SM window shutters No.6,8,9,12,13,14 / r/g 5451 [Complete]
Installation of Portable Repress Tank (???) No. 3 [Complete]
Cygnus/Node 2 Vestibule Configuration for Demate [Complete]
Video Camera Assembly (VCA1) Adjustment [Complete]
EDR – Hardware Replacement [Complete]
Closing USOS Window Shutters [Complete]
EDR – Hardware Replacement [Complete]
Review EVA Translation Paths and Work Zones using DOUG Application. [Complete]
??? 423 (DC1) Activation, Air Duct Removal /Deactivation/Activation [??] [Complete]
Video Camera Assembly (VCA2) Adjustment [Complete]
EML – Bag Unpack and Transfer from ATV5 [Complete]
Cygnus/Node 2 – Vestibule Depress and Leak Check [Complete]
EML – Hardware Setup [Complete]
RADIOSKAF. Set up dosimeters to charge.r/g 6371 [Complete]
DC1-??? 423 Hatch Closure [Complete]
EML – Bag Unpack and Transfer from ATV5 [Complete]
On MCC Go DC1-?? and ??-??? Hatch Leak Check [Complete]
EML – Hardware Setup [Complete]
Photography of a traces left by the ??? Active Docking Mechanism probe on ???-? receiving cone r/g 2664 [Complete]
EML – Hardware Setup [Complete]
Downlink of Photos of traces left by the ??? Active Docking Mechanism probe on ???-? receiving cone [Complete]
Installation of US EMU lights, TV cameras, and REBA power supply units r/g 6355, 6356 [Complete]
EML – Bag Unpack and Transfer from ATV5 [Complete]
IMS Delta File Prep [Complete]
VZAIMODEISTVIYE Experiment Ops / r/g 5895 [Complete]
EML – ATV5 Bag Transfer [Complete]
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) [Complete]
Installation of US EMU lights, TV cameras, and REBA power units on Orlan 4 and 5 r/g 6355, 6356 [Complete]
ATV Transfer Tagup [Complete]
Installing Additional Portable Repress Tank (???) No.17 in DC1 / r/g 6375 [Complete]
RWS – Setup [Complete]
ATV – Photography of Closeout Ops [Complete]
CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 6238 [Complete]
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evac
Earth imagery
WHC KTO Replace
WHC-???-? R&R
Ekon photo
SSCV5 data move
SSCV5 server load
3DA1 cam ops
AQM H/W relocate
ARED detent flip
Data prep return
CTB unpack/relocate
Food warmer mod

Nominal commanding
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Friday, 08/15: Orb-2 unberth/post unberth activities, SPHERES, WHC pre-treat tank R&R
Saturday, 08/16: Crew off duty
Sunday, 08/17: Crew off duty, ATV5 hatch close for RS EVA on Monday, Orb-2 re-entry photography
QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

Component – Status

Elektron – On
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 – Stop
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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