Space Stations

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 17 July 2014

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
July 18, 2014
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 17 July 2014
Operated by an Expedition 40 crew member inside the station's Cupola, the Canadarm2 moves toward the Orbital Sciences' Cygnus cargo craft as it approaches the International Space Station. The two spacecraft converged at 6:36 a.m. (EDT) on July 16, 2014. A blue and white part of Earth provides the backdrop for the scene.

Today: Orbital-2 (Orb-2) Ingress: Following yesterday’s successful capture and berthing of Cygnus, the crew completed vestibule outfitting, ingressed the vehicle, and began transferring cargo to ISS.
Robonaut Operations: Commander (CDR) Swanson removed the Robonaut panels and battery backpack to gain access to the Robonaut processor and board. Tomorrow, Swanson will continue Robonaut operations. The Robonaut upgrades are in preparation to install legs onto Robonaut for mobility operations.

NanoRacks Operations: FE-6 Gerst activated two of three NanoRacks Module-9 Extended delivered on Orb-2. He mixed the mixture tubes within the modules and installed five more NanoRacks Modules into NanoRacks Platform 2 1. These modules carry a variety of science investigations including, but not limited to ant colony behavior, E-Coli antibiotic resistance, plant growth, radiation measurements, Penicillin growth, and battery life. The investigations have been put together by middle school and high school students.

Force Shoes: Gerst conducted an Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) exercise session using the Force Shoes which were calibrated during Treadmill 2 (T2) exercise last week. The data from the ARED exercise session will be used to measure the loads experienced during ARED exercise.

Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Low Temperature Loop (LTL) Pump Package Remove & Replace (R&R): On January 14, 2014, the JEM LTL pump upstream Remote Power Controller (RPC) tripped due to over current detection downstream of the RPC. Troubleshooting was performed, resulting in a recommendation to R&R the pump. Today Gerst disengaged cabin ducts from the Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS)/Thermal Control System (TCS)1 rack and rotated the rack. This activity is in preparation for tomorrow’s planned R&R using a spare pump delivered on Orb-2.

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]
EarthKAM. Hardware Deactivation, camera battery changeout/hardware reactivation / USOS procedures [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
ESA Weekly Crew Conference [Complete]
CQ Laptop Power off [Complete]
EKAM – Camera lens replacement [Complete]
On MCC Go Urine Transfer from EDV-U to ??? 427 r/g 6139 [Complete]
Inspection and photography of SM structural elements, cables, and pressurized shell / r/g 6129 [Complete]
Photo/TV Setup for Cygnus Hatch Opening Coverage [Complete]
Audit of RS Lights (SM, MRM1, MRM2, DC1) / r/g 6130 [Complete]
Node 2 Nadir CBM Controller Panel Assembly (CPA) Installation [Complete]
Cygnus – Configuration for Vestibule Ingress [Complete]
Force Shoes Ops [Complete]
Cygnus – Ingress [Complete]
???427 (DC1) Packing and IMS Ops / r/g 5987, 6134 [Complete]
Cygnus (Orb-2) Air Sampling using ??-1? sampler prior to Air Duct Installation r/g 6115 [Complete]
Relaksatsiya P/L Battery Charge / r/g 6039 [Complete]
Cygnus – Cargo Photo [Complete]
RWS – Deactivation [Complete]
Cygnus Cargo Operations [Complete]
PAO Hardware Setup [Complete]
Spare Lights Audit / r/g 6130
Crew Prep for PAO [Complete]
PAO Event [Complete]
SHD – Space Headaches Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
IMS and Stowage Conference [Complete]
Robonaut Node 2 Camcorder SD Video Setup [Complete]
???427 (DC1) Packing and IMS Ops / r/g 5987, 6134 [Complete]
EarthKAM. Hardware Deactivation, camera battery changeout/hardware reactivation / USOS procedures [Complete]
BRI Troubleshooting. r/g 6140 [Complete]
Audit of RS lights [Complete]
Spare lights audit [Complete]
JEM – Cabin Duct Disengagement [Complete]
SHD – Space Headaches Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
Cygnus Cargo Operations [Complete]
BRI Troubleshooting. r/g 6140
R2 – Video Camera Setup [Complete]
??? Maintenance [Complete]
SHD – Space Headaches Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
SSC Laptop Relocation [Complete]
RELAKSATSIYA. Hardware Setup / r/g 6133 [Complete]
Cygnus Cargo Transfer Tagup [Complete]
Removal of two Handles from ??? 427 (DC1) Front Hatch Door r/g 4329 [Complete]
Installation of ??? 427 (DC1) Docking Mechanism / r/g 4329 [Complete]
RELAKSATSIYA. Parameter Adjustment / r/g 6133 [Complete]
Double Coldbag (DCB) – Upack [Complete]
R2 – Cables and Memory Card Replacement [Complete]
RELAKSATSIYA Observation / r/g 6133 [Complete]
RGN REC-TNK – Remove depress hose for nominal operations [Complete]
NANO – Experiment Ops [Complete]
RELAKSATSIYA Closeout Ops / r/g 6133 [Complete]
NANO – Sample Module Setup [Complete]
R2 – Installation of new adapter [Deferred]
VZAIMODEISTVIYE Experiment Ops / r/g 5895 [Complete]
OBT Cygnus Emergency Procedure Review [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
EarthKAM. Hardware Deactivation, camera battery changeout/hardware reactivation / USOS procedures
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evac
WHC-???-? R&R
Roscosmos Report
Econ photo
IMAK unpack
3DA1 cam ops
Cygnus transfer cargo ops

Nominal commanding
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Friday, 07/18: Robonaut Mobility install, JEM LTL pump R&R, Cygnus cargo transfer
Saturday, 07/19: Crew off duty, Robonaut Mobility install
Sunday, 07/20: Crew off duty
QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

Component – Status
Elektron – On
Vozdukh – Manual
[???] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) – Off
[???] 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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