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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 18 November 2013

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
November 20, 2013
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 18 November 2013
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 18 November 2013

Today: AnisoTubule Experiment: Today, Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Wakata began activities to support JAXA’s Aniso Tubule experiment. He watered seeds in a sample chamber and then stowed the chamber in a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) for a five-day preparation for sprouting, simulating the winter season for plants.
The Aniso Tubule experiment investigates the roles of cortical microtubules and microtubule-associated proteins in gravity-induced growth modification of plant stems.

Cardio Ox Investigation: Wakata prepared Ultrasound 2, attached Electrocardiogram (ECG) electrodes, and prepared for ultrasound scanning by marking arteries with assistance from the operator, FE-3 Hopkins. Wakata then performed ultrasound scans on himself with assistance from Hopkins and remote guidance from ground team. Future human space travel missions may increase the risk of oxidative and inflammatory damage primarily from radiation, but also from psychological stress, reduced physical activity, diminished nutritional standards and exposure to elevated oxygen levels during extravehicular activity. There is evidence that higher levels of oxidative and inflammatory stress and associated damage to blood vessels contribute to cardiovascular disease. The purpose of this study is to measure levels of biomarkers in blood and urine that are affected by oxidative and inflammatory stress before, during, and after long duration spaceflight and relate them to the risk of developing atherosclerosis.

JAXA 4K Camera Checkout: Wakata set up and performed a checkout of JAXA’s 4K camera in the Cupola. The activity was performed in preparation for JAXA’s 4K live PAO event scheduled for December 4th 2013. During the PAO event, video images of the ISON Comet from Cupola will be captured using the 4K Ultra High Definition System. The ISON Comet originates from the Oort Cloud region of our solar system and is now travelling toward the sun. The comet will reach its closest approach to the sun on November 28th. If it comes around the sun without breaking up, the comet will be visible in the Northern Hemisphere with the naked eye.

Pistol Grip Tool (PGT) Torque Analyzer Kit (TAK) Data Gather: FE-5 Mastracchio installed the TAK onto the PGT and recorded output values for ground analysis. The activity is performed once every six months.

Crew Quarters 9 Volt Battery Change Out: Today, Hopkins replaced the 9V batteries within the Electrical Panel in all 4 Crew Quarters. The batteries provide a backup power source for the C&W alarm speakers and the egress LEDs. This activity is performed once every 12 months.

Today’s Planned Tasks

PROK- Urine Sample Collection [Complete]
HRF Sample Collection [Complete]
Reaction Self Test [Complete]
MELFI Sample Insert [Complete]
Laptop RS2 Activation [Complete]
Auxiliary Laptop Anti-Virus Update [Complete]
Handover [Complete]
BAR. PIREN Health Check (charge initiation). [Complete]
ANISO – Sample Prep [Complete]
Tightening Screw Clamps on MRM1-??-FGB Interface [Complete]
ANISO – MELFI Sample Insertion [Complete]
Transfer of ??? and ??? Images SW Version 08.07 to ???1 [Complete]
24-hour ECG Recording (start) [Complete]
Prep for ISS RS SM fan replacement with low-noise units. [Complete]
USND2 – Hardware Activation [Complete]
CARDOX – Scanning Prep [Complete]
BIOME – Questionnaire Data Entry [Complete]
EVA – Torque Analyzer Kit (???) Data Gather [Complete]
MOTOCARD. Experiment Ops. [Complete]
Replacement of CO2 Filter Unit ??0501. Install No. 144 (00060460R, ??1??_4_449_1 container 708-1 (00060383R)). Discard the removed unit. [Complete]
BAR. Monitoring PIREN Charge Status. [Complete]
MOTOCARD. Experiment Assistance. [Complete]
MOTOCARD. Photography of the Experiment Ops [Complete]
JAXA 4K Camera Pre-gather [Complete]
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation [Complete]
CARDOX – Scanning [Complete]
Transfer of ??? and ??? Images SW Version 08.07 to ???2 [Complete]
BAR. Monitoring PIREN Charge Status. [Complete]
SM Ventilation System Preventive Maintenance. Group ? [In Work]
ISS RS Plug-In Audit [Complete]
Laptop RS2 Deactivation [Complete]
JEM Airlock Depressurization [Complete]
BAR. PIREN Health Check (charge termination) [Complete]
TOCA Waste Water Bag (WWB) Changeout [Complete]
CARDOX – Blood Pressure Operations [Complete]
??? Maintenance [Complete]
WRS Water Sample Analysis [Complete]
Checkout of ??-?-1 Intercom Panels in SM [Complete]
USND2- Hard Drive Cleaning [Complete]
Checkout of TORU and Relocation Simulator [Complete]
PROK Diet Log (Day 1) [Complete]
JAXA 4K Camera Setup in Cupola [Complete]
WHC Air Filter replacement [In Work]
USND2-configuration backup onto HRF PC1 [Complete]
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation [Complete]
JEM Airlock – Leak Check [Complete]
TOCA Data Recording [Complete]
MERLIN- Desiccant Replace [Complete]
IMS Update [Complete]
USND2 – HRF Rack 1 Power Off [Complete]
JEM Ventilation Check Completion [Complete]
R&R the 9V batteries in all four Crew Quarters [Complete]
JAXA 4? Camera Checkout [Complete]
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation [Complete]
Acoustic Measurements in SM for RS Sound Level Meter (Shumomer) Health Check [Complete]
PS-120 Junction Box Deploy in Node2 [Complete]
CIR- Camcorder Setup, Upper Rack Doors Open [Complete]
Journal Entry [Complete]
CIR- Manifold Bottle Replacement [Complete]
4? JAXA Camera Playback Checkout [Complete]
Exercise data downlink [Complete]
CIR Rack Door Close [Complete]
EMU Return to Service Procedure Review [Complete]
JAXA 4? Camera Closeout Ops [Complete]
Reaction Self Test [Complete]
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evacuation
EMU tool gather [Deferred]
Blackout Curtain locate [Complete]
Roscosmos Video Recording
Confirm location of JAXA items [Complete]
???-? R&R
KTO Replace
ECON-M. Observations and Photography
URAGAN. Observations and Photography
Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site
D2X Camera Sensor Cleaning [Complete]
Pretreat Tank Bag Install [Complete]

Nominal Commanding [Complete]
Battery 1B2 Reconditioning [Complete]
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Tuesday, 11/19: Crew orientation, CMO CBT, BIOME body ops, EMU 3011 Return to Sevice Testing
Wednesday, 11/20: Emergency hardware relocate, Crew orientation/handover, 37S unpack, Ocular Health
Thursday, 11/21: Crew orientation, Port solar array photos, Ocular Health
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) – Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) – Normal
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab – Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 – Full up

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