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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 16 December 2013

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
December 17, 2013
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 16 December 2013
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 16 December 2013

Today: External Thermal Control System (ETCS) Loop A Status: ETCS Loop A is still operating without full temperature control. All Loop A Interface Heat Exchangers (IFHX) remains bypassed and isolated, preventing internal heat rejection on loop A.
ETCS Loop B continues to operate nominally. MCC-H continues to perform tests on ETCS Loop A to determine if they can regain enough temperature control to allow IFHX reintegration. Due to the loss of heat rejection for the Node 2 Moderate Temperature Loop (MTL), half of the loads in the Node 2, JEM and Columbus modules remain powered off.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Materials Review: FE-3 Hopkins, FE-5 Mastracchio, and FE6 Wakata reviewed EVA materials associated with replacing the ETCS Loop A Pump Module. Included in the package was an overview of each of the three potential EVAs, summary timelines, procedures, translations paths, pump module diagrams and photographs.

Equipment Lock Preparation: In support of the potential EVA, Hopkins and Mastracchio prepared drink bags, BIO Medical equipment, prebreathe equipment, and verified required hardware was located in the Airlock.

EVA Mobility Unit (EMU) On-Orbit Fit Check: Hopkins and Mastracchio donned their EMUs to verify correct EMU sizing prior to possibly performing an EVA to replace the ETCS Loop A Pump Module. During this test the EMU comm and data signals were also checked out successfully.

EMU Helmet Absorption Pad (HAP) Familiarization: Hopkins and Mastracchio familiarized themselves with the absorption properties of the HAP. They then reported saturation results and downlinked video to the ground.

Today’s Planned Tasks

Combustion Integrated Rack Alignment Guide Removal [Complete]
EMU Long Life Battery (LLB) Charge Terminate [Complete]
Replacement of Urine Receptacle (??) and Filter-Insert (?-?) in ??? Install [Complete]
Locating EVA hardware and tools. [Complete]
Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Review [Complete]
Hand ergometry. [Complete]
Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) Software Review [Complete]
??? Maintenance [Complete]
MOTOCARD. Experiment Ops [Complete]
IDENTIFIKATSIYA. Copy ???-? micro-accelerometer data to laptop [Complete]
Comm assets configuration for conversations from Soyuz #710 [Complete]
Troubleshooting Noise on ??? 710 ????2 in Display+TV mode [Complete]
Crew sets up an HD view from the Lab AVN 443 Encoder[Complete]
Microbial Removal Filter Flow [Complete]
Equipment Lock (E-LK) Preparation [Complete]
Recharging ???2 Loop with Coolant from DC1 Hydraulic Loop Accumulator [Complete]
EMU On-orbit Fitcheck Verification [Complete]
Robotics Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Conference [Complete]
EMU Wet Helmet Absorption Pad (HAP) Familiarization [Complete]
Anti-virus base upgrade on laptops ??? [Complete]
Comm back to nominal [Complete]
???? comm system switchover to the primary set [Complete]
Locating EVA hardware and tools [Complete]
IMS Update[Complete]
ISS repress using air from section 1 of ??? 420 ???? [Complete]
ISS repress using air from ??? 420 ???? Section 1 [Complete]
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evacuation
OGA Hydrogen ORU Purge Adapter (HOPA) Operations [Complete]
??? 421 Transfers and IMS Updates /Transfer Ops
???-? R&R
Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site
URAGAN. Observations and Photography
ECON-M. Observations and Photography
OGA Hydrogen ORU Purge Adapter (HOPA) Operations, Hydrogen (H2) Sensor ORU R&R, and Air Avionics Assembly (AAA) Cleaning
National Geographic B-Role
EVA Camera Configuration
PAO Event
Cygnus Power Jumper Build
IFM stowage Locate
Kubik 6 Belt Search
National Engr Week Message
P/TV Trash
PPS Wipe
Pre-gather COL A/L
Pre-gather Empty CTBs
SM PCS HD Swap Imaging

Nominal Commanding [Complete]
EXT MDM Swap [Complete]
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Tuesday, 12/17: EVA Tool Gather, MDCA Hardware Replace, Body Measurement, Tonometry
Wednesday, 12/18: TBD
Thursday, 12/19: TBD
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 – Off
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 – Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) – Stop
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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