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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 18 August 2014

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
August 19, 2014
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 18 August 2014
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 18 August 2014.

Russian Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #39: EV1 Alexander Skvortsov and EV2 Oleg Artemyev successfully completed a 5 hour 11 minute EVA. The following tasks were completed:
Deploy Nanosatellite [HC-1]
Install experiment “Expose-R” on SM universal work platform (Plane II)
Install holder on AFAR antenna handrail clamp
Take samples from SM Window #13 (“Test” experiment)
Install experiment [БКДО] (Plume Impingement and Deposit Monitoring Unit) on MRM2
Retrieve [CKK] #1 cassette and install [CKK] #2 on MRM2
Retrieve experiment “Vinoslivost” panel #2a from MRM2
Retrieve experiment “Biorisk” container #3 from DC1
During the EVA, Commander (CDR) Swanson was isolated in 38 Soyuz (38S) and took inspection photos of the starboard Solar Array (SA) masts, completed Crew Medical Officer (CMO) On-Board Training (OBT) and reviewed Station Support Computer (SSC) planned updates.

Binary Colloidal Alloy Test (BCAT)-Canada 1 (C1) Image Transfer and Set Up: Flight Engineer (FE-5) Wiseman transferred images for BCAT-C1 and set up the next BCAT-C1 sample. The BCAT-C1 experiment studies nano-scale particles dispersed in liquid, known as a colloidal suspension, commonly found in such commercial commodities as paint, electronic polishing compounds and food products. These suspensions will have the unique property that the particles will phase separate (like oil and water) and the particles will self-assemble into crystals that interact strongly with light (like opal). Photographing these samples in microgravity will allow the measurement of these processes while avoiding the effects of particle sinking due to gravity. This study will allow the development of new insights into this important material process.

FLame Extinguishment Experiment (FLEX)-2 Operations: FE-6 Gerst removed the Combustion Integration Rack (CIR) alignment guides isolated the rack and allowed ground teams to conduct another FLEX-2 test point via ground commanding. Toluene was used for this test point. FLEX-2 uses small droplets of fuel to study the special burning characteristics of fire in space. The FLEX-2 experiment studies the rate and manner in which fuel is burned, the conditions that are necessary for soot to form, and the way in which a mixture of fuels evaporate before burning. The results from these experiments will give scientists a better understanding how fires behave in space and will provide important information that will be useful in increasing the fuel efficiency of engines using liquid fuels.

Electromagnetic Levitation (EML) Installation: Gerst inserted the Experiment Controller and the EML Gas Supply drawer into the European Drawer Rack (EDR). EML aims to increase the performance of metallic/alloy structures through an understanding of how solidification can be controlled. Develop a data base of properties to allow better process modeling. Will investigate solidification and microstructural evolution and evaluate thermo-physical properties of highly reactive molten metals.

Nitrogen/Oxygen Recharge System (NORS) Airlock (A/L) Reconfiguration: Gerst completed part 1 of this activity today in preparation for NORS installation which will be scheduled at a later date. He relocated items from the A/L overhead bins and stowed NORS items that were previously temp stowed.

Station Support Computer (SSC) Version 5 (v5) Software Transition: In preparation for SSC transition from software version 4 to version 5 this week, Swanson moved crew personal data from their assigned SSCs. Wiseman, Gerst and Swanson reviewed SSCv5 training material and expected impacts during the transition.

Portable Emergency Provisions (PEPS) Inspection: Wiseman completed this routine activity to inspect and verify Portable Fire Extinguisher (PFE), Portable Breathing Apparatus (PBA) and Pre-Breathe Mask functionality and that they are free from damage.

Today’s Planned Tasks

RSS1, 2, Reboot / r/g 1009 [Complete]
Laptop RS1(2) Reboot [Complete]
SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
HRF Sample Collection [Complete]
Biochemical Urine Test prior to EVA [Complete]
HRF – MELFI Sample Insertion [Complete]
S/G2 Config in MRM2 / r/g 6384 [Complete]
CDR to take to MRM2-ТК 712: СОЖ Book, r/g 6384, 6392. [Complete]
MRM2 Preparation for EVA 39 / r/g 6384, r/g 6392 [Complete]
DC1 and ПхО config for EVA r/g 6394 [Complete]
On MCC Go Elektron-VM Purge After Deactivation [Complete]
BCATC1 – Image Transfer and Camera Intervalometer Set [Complete]
Ethernet Jack Activation in MRM2 for EVA / r/g 6402 [Complete]
SSC v.5 – Hardware Gather [Complete]
Connecting SSC Laptop in MRM2 [Complete]
Remove depress hose for UPA operations [Complete]
CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor, Switching Thermostat to +4°С / r/g 6397 [Complete]
СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
Spacesuit Systems Checkout [Complete]
Verify CUCU inhibited prior to EVA. [Complete]
CIR – Hardware Teardown [Complete]
WRM – Condensate Pumping Initiation[Complete]
Removal of Air Duct РО-ПрК Hatch protective ring, Closure of РО-ПрК Hatch [Complete]
Checkout of БСС (Spacesuit Interface Unit) in DC1 [Complete]
Checkout of БСС (Spacesuit Interface Unit) in ПхО [Complete]
JEM Airlock Depressurization [Complete]
Test EVA cameras (D2Xs) and transfer to EVA crew [Complete]
Closing USOS Window Shutter [Complete]
WRM – Condensate Pumping Termination [Complete]
Health Maintenance System (HMS) Spaceflight Cognitive Assessment Tool for Windows (WinSCAT) Test [Complete]
DC1 БК-3М Check [Complete]
Comm config before EVA, reconfiguring ПСС (C&W) panel [Complete]
Pre-EVA ISS Onboard Systems Configuration / r/g 6390 r/g 6393, [Complete]
Orlan, БСС, comm, and biomed parameter telemetry check [Complete]
BCATC1 – Sample Collection (Part 1) [Complete]
Orlan and БСС (Orlan interface unit) Final Inspection prior to entering Orlan [Complete]
Gathering P/TV equipment while in isolation during RS EVA 39 [Complete]
Shutdown and disconnect the Node 3 PCS and temp stow it along with the 1553 card in the FGB. [Complete]
Retrieve stowed PCS cables and relocate to the FGB CTB per stowage note [Complete]
EVA Gear Donning [Complete]
MERLIN Desiccant Kit Removal [Complete]
Air duct disassembly in DC1 (without removal of B3 fan) [Complete]
On MCC Go MRM2-СУ (SM) Hatch Closure / [Complete]
ТК 712 Crew Isolation in MRM2 for EVA-39 / r/g 6384 r/g 6392 [Complete]
PRE-EVA airlock operations r/g 6396 [Complete]
Depress for EVA – assistance / r/g 6396 [Complete]
JEM – Leak Check [Complete]
JEM – Airlock Vent Confirmation [Complete]
P/TV – USOS SA Photos [Complete]
Crew Medical Officer (CMO) Proficiency Training [Complete]
TR SSCv.4 Update – part 2 [Complete]
Final installation of ECM [Complete]
Station Support Computer (SSC) Version 5 Procedure Review [Complete]
EVA-39 Tasks / r/g 6398 [Complete]
Removal and stowage of EDR Dummy Panel [Complete]
Installation of EML Gas Supply drawer [Complete]
Station Support Computer (SSC) Version 5 Crew Data Move [Complete]
ТК 712 Crew Isolation in MRM2 for EVA-39 / r/g 6384 r/g 6392 [Complete]
P/TV – USOS SA Photos [Complete]
Waste and Hygeine Compartment (WHC) Urine Receptacle (UR) and Insert Filter (IF) R&R [Complete]
TR SSCv.4 Update – part 2 [Complete]
ТК 712 Crew Isolation in MRM2 for EVA-39 / r/g 6384, r/g 6392 [Complete]
Station Support Computer (SSC) Version 5 Crew Data Move in preparation for reboot [Complete]
OBT – Cygnus Ops Conference [Complete]
Inspection of Portable Breathing Apparatus (PBA) and Portable Fire Extinguisher (PFE) [Complete]
Relocate items from A/L overhead bins in preparation for NORS installation and stow previously temp stowed items [Complete]
T2 monthly inspection [Complete]
IMS Delta File Prep [Complete]
Post-EVA airlock operations r/g 6396 [Complete]
Post EVA Repress – assistance / r/g 6396 [Complete]
On MCC GO MRM2- СУ(SM) Hatch Opening [Complete]
Post-EVA-39 MRM2 Closeout Ops / r/g 6384 [Complete]
Disconnect Station Support Computer SSC in MRM2 [Complete]
RS ISS Initial Reconfiguration after EVA-39 r/g 6393 [Complete]
Reconfigure comm system for nominal ops, [Complete]
Transfer of cables for SSC to MRM2 after RS EVA / r/g 6399 [Complete]
Ethernet Jack Deactivation in MRM2 post EVA / r/g 6402 [Complete]
Deselects S/G2 in MRM2 / r/g 6384 [Complete]
Installation of air ducts in DC1 and SM after EVA [Complete]
Biochemical Urine Test after EVA [Complete]
Handover of Photo camera to US crew post EVA-39
EVA-39 Photo Downlink and D2X cameras reconfig to nominal ops
After RS EVA is complete, relocate the FGB PCS and PCS 1553 card back to Node 3. Connect the PCS in Node 3. [Complete]
Post-Eva Orlan Suit Maintenance [Complete]
On MCC GO РО-ПрК Hatch Opening (after opening РО-ПрК PEV via CRL and pressure equalization) [Complete]
Install protective ring on РО-ПрК hatch and air duct [Complete]
Journal Entry [Complete]
RS ISS Initial Reconfiguration after EVA-39 / r/g 6390 6394, 6392
RS ISS Initial Reconfiguration after EVA-39 / r/g 6390 6394
VYNOSLIVOST. Close-out ops
BIORISK-MSN. Placing Biorisk-MSN container into a Ziploc bag
Elektron-VM Liquid Unit Pressurization before Activation
Deactivation of ТК 712 after EVA-39 / r/g 6384
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evac
PMA 3 pressure check [Complete]
WHC KTO Replace [Complete]
SSCV5 data move
SSCV5 training
3DA1 cam ops
ARED detent flip
CTB unpack/relocate
Food warmer mod
NOD2OP2-2 LHA R&R [Complete]
ESA EPM tray invent
NOD3 bolt remove [Complete]
PMM1PF3 LHA RA&R [Complete]

Nominal commanding
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Tuesday, 08/19: Post EVA activities, SkinB, ATV hatch open, ETVCG build, Nanorack Cubesat deploy
Wednesday, 08/20: SPRINT, SSC V5 data move, Body Measures, ATV transfer ops, Zebra Fish acquatic habitat setup, EML
Thursday, 08/21: SSC V4/5 transition, EML water pump package install
QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

Component – Status
Elektron – Off
Vozdukh – Manual
[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) – On
[СКВ] 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) – Standby
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) – Norm
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab – Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 – Full up

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