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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 14 November 2014

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
November 17, 2014
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 14 November 2014
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 14 November 2014

Today: 3D Printing in Zero-G: Wilmore completed a review of the 3D printing in Zero-G payload overview and procedures in preparation for next week’s scheduled activity.
The 3D printing in Zero-G technology demonstration experiment aims to validate extrusion-based additive manufacturing technology’s ability to function in a micro-gravity environment.

Seedling Growth-2 Experiment: Wilmore performed the second of three data collection sessions for the Seedling Growth-2 experiment. During this session Wilmore removed the Experiment Containers (ECs) from the European Modular Cultivation System (EMCS), processed and photographed the samples and placed them in a Minus Eighty degree Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) for freezing and stowage until return on a later flight. He then installed four ECs on EMCS Rotor A for the third experiment run. Seedling Growth-2 is the second part of the Seedling Growth Experiment series that uses the plant Arabidopsis thaliana to determine the effects of gravity on cellular signaling mechanisms of phototropism and to investigate cell growth and proliferation responses to light stimulation in microgravity conditions.

Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) Backup Drive System (BDS) Reconfiguration: Wilmore configured cables and performed a checkout of the JEMRMS BDS. This checkout was performed as preparation for the SpaceX-5 mission, when the JEMRMS will be used to transfer external payloads.

Compound Specific Analyzer-Combustible Products (CSA-CP) Activation and Checkout: Wilmore completed the final checkout and deployment of the 4 CSA-CPs that were delivered to the ISS on 40S.

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

Morning Inspection. Laptop RS1(2), RSS1,2 Reboot
SM ??? (Caution & Warning Panel) Test
BRI Temperature Check / r/g 7186
Biochemical Urine Test / ?? Book 2 11.2 pp. 11-3 through 11-4 (3,4)
HRF Urine Sample Collection & MELFI Insertion
URISYS Hardware Stowage / ?? Book 2 11.4 p. 11-7 (7)
ISS crew and ???? (RSA Flight Control Management Team) weekly conference / r/g 7170
JEMRMS – BDS Reconfiguration
Check Intermodular Connections and RS Ethernet jacks.
Downlink of ???424 Docking Video Files via OCA / r/g 7196
Compound Specific Analyzer-Combustion (CSA-CP) Checkout
PWS1 – Cable Swap
KHIMIYA OBRAZOVANIYE. Globe Box Setup. / r/g 7183
PWS1 – Cable Connection
ABOUT GAGARIN FROM SPACE. HAM Radio Session with Charles de Gaulle School (Dijon, France) / r/g 7182
JEMRMS Back Up Controller (BUC) Power On, checkout, power off, and closeout
Life On The Station Photo and Video / r/g 6884
KHIMIYA OBRAZOVANIYE. Sfera-S Session. / r/g 7183
Water Recovery and Management Potable Water Bus Sampling
IMS tagup (S-band) / r/g 7193
WRS – Recycle Tank Fill from EDV
Installation of Insert-Cable to recover ??? 305 Light Unit Control. / r/g 7191
Video for Roscosmos TV Studio / r/g 7192
Health Maintenance System (HMS) – Food Frequency Questionnaire
??? 424 (DC1) Transfers and IMS Ops + r/g 7018, 7034
Zero-G – Experiment Session Overview
SDGR2 – Hardware Replacement
Video Of Greetings Video for Roscosmos TV Studio / r/g 7192, 7195
SDGR2 – Sample MELFI Insertion
KHIMIYA OBRAZOVANIYE. Closeout Ops. / r/g 7183
WRS – Recycle Tank Fill from EDV
Completed Task List Items

Ground Activities
All activities have been completed unless otherwise noted.

ETCS Loop A Ops Data Parameters Update
Nominal Ground Commanding
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Saturday, 11/15: Crew off duty
Sunday, 11/16: Crew off duty
Monday, 11/17: JEM Freezer-Refrigerator Of STirling cycle (FROST) Epoxy Putty Trial, 3D Printer setup & monitoring
QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

Component – Status
Elektron – On
Vozdukh – On
[???] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) – Off
[???] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”) – Off
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab – Failed
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) – Normal
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab – Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 – Full up

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