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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 15 April 2014

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
April 17, 2014
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 15 April 2014
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 15 April 2014

Today: Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #26 Preparations: The crew completed the following tasks in preparation for EVA 26 to Remove and Replace (R&R) the failed External (EXT) Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM). The plan is to use Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU)s 3005 and 3011 for the EVA.
EMU 3005 Return To Service (RTS): Today Swanson performed a visual water leakage inspection, structural gas leakage test at the maximum operating suit pressure, and a long-duration leak check on EMU 3005. The tests confirmed good operation of the Fan Pump Separator (FPS) that was installed yesterday. EMU data and video was recorded and downlinked for review by the ground. The crew will perform additonal RTS activities tomorrow.

EMU Flush and Samples: The 3rd and final flushes were performed on EMUs 3005, 3010 and 3011. Additionally, water samples were collected on EMUs 3005 and 3011.
In addition to the above activities, Swanson and Mastracchio completed On-Board Training (OBT) for EVA Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFER), practicing SAFER rescue and checkout. All three crew members participated in a conference with ground controllers to discuss EVA procedures. Mastracchio configured tools that are planned to be used for the EVA.

Hybrid Training Part Six: Commander (CDR) Wakata donned the Hybrid Training hardware which provides electrical impulses to his non-dominant arm during concentric and eccentric arm motions. The electrical impulses will help to simulate the resistance gravity would provide on the ground. This was Wakata’s sixth of twelve Hybrid Training sessions. Hybrid Training will be used for Wakata’s upper limbs (the non-dominant arm) for four weeks, and his muscular strength and bulk will be compared to those of his dominant arm to examine its orbital operation capability utility, as well as the preventive for muscle atrophy. Hybrid Training can become a useful back-up for the standard training device on the ISS. It can also be a useful training device in small space ships for the exploration of the Moon and Mars.

Petri Plants Light Evaluation: Wakata provided the Petri Plant ground team with an evaluation of the lighting conditions at the Deck 1 rack in the US LAB and reported lighting was best in the middle of the rack at this location. Previous lighting measurements at LAB Deck 1 were lower than expected. He also provided light meter readings in other locations in the ISS. Since lower than expected lighting levels could affect the growth rate of the plants, the Petri Plant ground team will use this information to maximize the growth of these plants. Petri Plants will be delivered on SpaceX-3.

Today’s Planned Tasks

Laptop RS1(2) Reboot
SM ??? (Caution & Warning Panel) Test [Complete]
RSS1,2 Reboot / r/g 1009 [Complete]
Check position of MRM2 manual Circuit Breakers [???] on DC ??? [Complete]
Check ???-4, ???-7 Fuses in MRM1 [Complete]
CIR align guide install [Complete]
EMU A/L flush config [Complete]
EMU 3010, 3011 flush [Complete]
EMU swap [Complete]
EMU 3005 RTS Pt. 1 [Complete]
EMU A/L mix [Complete]
EMU 3011 sample [Complete]
EMU A/L flush deconfig [Complete]
On MCC Go ??? ?2 Absorption Cartridge Regeneration (start) [Complete]
EVA procedures review [Complete]
WRM condensate pump init [Complete]
EHS TOCA WRS sample [Complete]
Glacier dessicant pack insert [Complete]
??? Laptops Antivirus Scan Check and Status Report / r/g 5201[Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
Hybrid Training [Complete]
??? 1,2 Leak Check / r/g 5379 [Complete]
EVA tool config [Complete]
EVA FPS tool stow [Complete]
EVA procedures review [Complete]
EVA tagup [Complete]
EMU 3005 A/L flush [Complete]
EMU 3005 water recharge [Complete]
EMU 3005 A/L mix [Complete]
EMU 3005 sample [Complete]
EMU flush deconfig [Complete]
EVA tool config [Complete]
??? 427 (DC1) Transfers and IMS Ops / ??? 427 Transfer Ops (???) + r/g 5317 [Complete]
Audit of volume behind RS panels / r/g 5371 [Complete]
??? 1,2 Pressure Check / r/g 5379 [Complete]
RELAKSATSIYA. Hardware set up r/g 5370 [Complete]
??? 1,2 Pressure Check / r/g 5379 [Complete]
Inventory of Personal Hygiene Articles / r/g 5372 [Complete]
RELAKSATSIYA. Observation. r/g 5370 [Complete]
IDENTIFICATSIYA. Copy ???-? micro-accelerometer data to laptop / r/g 5186 [Complete]
RELAKSATSIYA. Closeout Ops. r/g 5370 [Complete]
Seiner. Photo Spectral System (???) Battery Charge (start) / r/g 3620 [Complete]
??? 1,2 Pressure Check / r/g 5379 [Complete]
??? 427 (DC1) Trasfers and IMS Ops??? 427 Cargo Transfers (???) + r/g 5317 [Complete]
Troubleshooting Sony HVR-Z7E camcorder recording failure. r/g 5378 [Complete]
Measuring absolute pressure in Elektron Oxygen Generation Hardware H2 Line / r/g 5379 [Complete]
Life On The Station Photo and Video / r/g 5136 [Complete]
Monthly vacuum cleaning of the BRI instrumentation surface r/g 5373 [Complete]
Pressure Check in Elektron Oxygen Generation Hardware H2 Line / r/g 5379 [Complete]
Preparation for measuring pane deflection on windows r/g 5368 [Complete]
Seiner. r/g 5374 [Complete]
??? Maintenance [Complete]
ABOUT GAGARIN FROM SPACE. r/g 5369 [Complete]
Pressure Check in Elektron Oxygen Generation Hardware H2 Line / r/g 5379 [Complete]
IMS Update [Complete]
Pressure Check in Elektron Oxygen Generation Hardware H2 Line / r/g 5379 [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
On MCC Go ??? ?2 Absorption Cartridge Regeneration (termination) [Complete]
Task List

CMS ARED cylinder evac
IFM Sabatier purge [Complete]
Journal Audio Entry FE3
WHC KTO Replace
Roscosmos Report
Uragan Photo
Ekon Photo
CSL Client Reload [In work]
EHS-Dosimeter startup [Complete]
EHS-Dosimeter transter/stow
EVA RET inspect, tape [Complete]
ECWS OBT [Complete]
Gamah seal locate
H2O in helmet brief [Complete]
ARED RHEOlube fix
ARED SSCV5 pre-gather
CWC-I relocate
Data prep return
KTO EDV audit
MI core return prep
ST-ISS read

Nominal commanding
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Wednesday, 04/16: EMU 3005 Return to Service, Spinal Scan
Thursday, 04/17: Replanning due to SpaceX scrub
Friday, 04/18: Replanning due to SpaceX scrub
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 – 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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