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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 16 February 2015

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
February 18, 2015
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 16 February 2015
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 16 February 2015.

Today: Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV)-5 Undocking: ATV-5 successfully undocked from the Service Module Aft docking port Saturday, February 14th at 7:42 am CST.
On Sunday, ATV-5 performed its final de-orbit burn prior to destructive reentry, which took place shortly after noon CST. The crew monitored and took photographs of ATV’s departure from ISS and smoke trail after reentry.

Ocular Health (OH): Acting as the Crew Medical Officer (CMO), Cristoforetti set up and performed a blood pressure measurement and tonometry test on Virts as part of his flight day 90 regular series of exams for Ocular Health. The Ocular Health protocol is a systematic gathering of physiological data to characterize the risk of microgravity-induced visual impairment / intracranial pressure in ISS crewmembers. Researchers believe the measurement of visual, vascular and central nervous system changes over the course of this experiment and during the subsequent post flight recovery will assist in the development of countermeasures, clinical monitoring strategies, and clinical practice guidelines.

Multi-mission Consolidated Equipment (MCE) EarthRim: Wilmore set up a camera in Cupola for sequential auto photo shooting to support the Earth Rim experiment. The Multi-mission Consolidated Equipment (MCE) investigation consists of five small unique instruments that are located at Equipment Exchange Unit (EER) site 8 on the Japanese Experiment Module – Exposed Facility (JEF). Several photos taken by a digital still camera from the Cupola window give the Ionosphereic Mesoshpere Upper Atmosphere and Plasamasphere mapping (IMAP) investigation further observation data and enhance research outcome(A-IMAP/Earth Rim observation) with simultaneous observations.

Remote Power Control Module (RPCM) Change Out: Yesterday, the Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) and set up the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) and Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) to change out the previously failed RPCM P12B_C. The new RPCM was powered up without incident, and the failed RPCM was placed into its new stowage slot and survival heater power was applied. The SSRMS and SPDM were then maneuvered to a park position ready translation from Mobile Transporter (MT) Worksite (WS) 6 to WS2 on 19 February, where the MSS will be for the upcoming USOS EVAs.

Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) 3003 and 3005 On-orbit Fitcheck Verification (OFV): Wilmore, Virts and Cristoforetti performed EMU OFV to confirm the correct sizing of the EMUs and conducted communications and data checks. They made fit adjustments based on any physical changes that have occurred while on-orbit. Following the OFV, the crew performed additional characterization of the EMU 3005 Fan Pump Separator (FPS) current data. The EVA to install International Docking Assembly (IDA) cables is scheduled for this Friday, February 20th.

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

HRF. Urine sample collection & Sample MELFI Insertion
Calf Volume Measurement
Tank 1 of 2 filling from PWD auxiliary port
?3 Fan Screen Cleaning in DC1.
BAR. Experiment Ops
Study of veins in lower extremities
Monthly ARED monitoring
Tank 2 of 2 filling from PWD Aux Port
BIOME – Questionnaire Completion
HMS Visual Testing Activity
Connecting cable to Laptop NMS
Regeneration of ??? ?1 Micropurification Cartridge (start)
ARED Lubrication
RGN. Recycle Tank Fill
Health Maintenance System (HMS) – Vision Questionnaire
HMS Visual Testing Activity
Study of veins in lower extremities
Ocular Health (OH) Blood Pressure Operations
Ocular Health (OH) – Tonometry Test Configuration
Ocular Health (OH) Tonometry Ops – Test Subject
Deinstallation of ??? Z0000 Box (????) in ISS SM.
PROBOY, Auto Recorder [AP] Functionality Check
Ocular Health (OH) – Stowage after Tonometry Test
??1, ??2 Dust Filter Replacement and ?1, ?2 Fan Grille Cleaning in DC1 (???1???_4_419_1, Zone 28? container) Reflect changes in IMS. Report to MCC on the level of contamination
24-hour ECG (start)
JAXA Earth Rim Observation Preparation
METOX Cartrige and LLB Installation in the EMU
NAPOR-miniRSA. Review Radiogram and gather equipment
Replacement of CO2 Filter Unit ??0501. Install No.156 (00062969R, ??1??_4_449_1).
WRS Water Sample Analysis
Deinstallation of ??? Z0000 Box (????) in ISS SM.
Video Footage for Channel One
EVA – Equipment Lock Preparation
Atmosphere Control and Supply (ACS) High Pressure Oxygen Bypass Configuration
EMU Preparation for USOS EVA
Inspection and Photography of Thermal Control System [???] Pipes in SM ???
SM Interior Reconfiguration to initial position after removal of PCE hardware
USOS EVA EMU Preparation Support
EMU test 3005 amp
Exercise data downlink
EMU fit check
EARTH – Data Saving
EVA – Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFER) Latch Familiarization
Computer Based Training on Medical Ops (CBT)
SPLANH. Preparation for the Experiment
Bringing Atmosphere Control and Supply (ACS) to Nominal Configuration
Re-connect Cables on ???2 from PCE to ????? (TVM-1H).
TOCA Data Recording
Autonomous Mission Operations (AMO) – Hardware Test & TOCA Activity Planning
??? ?1 Absorption Cartridge Regeneration (termination)
Completed Task List Items

IMAX Russian Segment IVA Scene
Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

RPCM change out related commanding
UHF activation/deactivation in support of EMU OFV
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Tuesday, 02/17: GO Pro Camera Charging, OCT, Fundoscope, Regen ECLSS Tank R&R, EVA Procedure Review, CubeSat Hardware Retrieval,
Wednesday, 02/18: EVA Preparation, REBA Install and Checkout, Safer Install, EVA Camera Configuration, Cubesat Deployer Install onto JEMAL Slide Table, Cognition Test Operations
Thursday, 02/19: Half duty day, OH Cardiac Ops, Pre-EVA HMS Ops, EVA Tool Configuration and Audit, EVA Procedure Review, Saliva Ops
QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

Component – Status
Elektron – On
Vozdukh – On
[???] 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 – Idle
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 – Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) – Standby
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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