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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 19 August 2014

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
August 20, 2014
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 19 August 2014
ATV-5 docking seen from inside the ISS.
Roscosmos/O. Artemiev

Today: NanoRack Cubesat Deployer (NRCSD) Operations: Today the ground started a series of deployments of Cosmogia Dove CubeSats from the NRCSD via the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS).
The NRCSD is installed on top of the Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) and was brought outside through the JEM Airlock (JEMAL) via the slide table. The JEMRMS grappled the MPEP containing the NRCSD and positioned the NRCSD for deployment. Ground teams successfully deployed two cubesats this afternoon and will deploy four more overnight. Additional deployments are scheduled throughout the next two weeks.

Skin-B Sampling: Commander (CDR) Swanson conducted his sixth Skin-B data collection using the Tewameter probe to measure the skin barrier function; the Visioscan Camera to measure skin surface topography; and the Corneometer probe to measure skin hydration. The Skin-B experiment will improve understanding of skin aging which is slow on Earth but greatly accelerated in space. This will also provide insights into the aging process in other (similar) bodily tissues in general. The data could help in determining impact on astronauts on future missions to the Moon and Mars for example where environmental conditions are more challenging.

Resist Tubule Clean Up: Swanson removed the Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) camera from the Clean Bench (CB) in the Saibo Rack. This cleanup follows the successful run of the Resist Tubule investigation last week. Resist Tubule clarifies the mechanisms of gravity resistance. Gravity resistance is a principal gravity response in plants and plays an important role in the transition of plant ancestors from an aquatic environment to a terrestrial environment (about 450 million years ago), and in the consequent establishment of land plants. This study clarifies the mechanisms of gravity resistance, in particular the processes from signal transformation and transduction, to response.

Support Computer (SSC) version 5 (v5) Transition: Flight Engineer (FE-5) Wiseman participated in a conference with the ground to discuss the plan for the SSC software transition scheduled later this week. SSCv5 will update the operating systems, security, and data storage for the on-board Ops LAN. Ground teams will perform most of the loading and configuration operations for the transition.

External TV Camera Group (ETVCG) Assembly: Wiseman and Swanson assembled the ETVCG which will be installed at Camera Port 8 during a US Extravehicular Activity (EVA) later this fall.

Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV)-5 Hatch Open: FE-6 Gerst and FE-1 Skvortsov reopened the ATV hatch which had been closed for yesterday’s Russian EVA. ATV cargo unloading will resume tomorrow.

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]
ISERV – Opening window shutters in the LAB [Complete]
JEMRMS RLT Laptop Activation [Complete]
Removal of US TV cameras, Lights, and REBA power unit from Orlan-MK Suits [Complete]
SKNB – Connecting hardware to the Laptop and performing measurements [Complete]
RADIOSKAF. Activation of HAM radio and monitoring signal from ??-1 nano-satellite / r/g 6416 [Complete]
JEM – Slide Table extension (Part 1) [Complete]
CIR – Hardware Setup [Complete]
Preparing for Replacement of ????-1? (?306) ?? Module No.6 [Complete]
MERLIN 1 – Desiccant Replacement [Complete]
BIORISK-MSN. Closeout Ops with Biorisk-MSN container [Complete]
Transferring US EVA Tools from the RS to the USOS after RS EVA 39 [Complete]
Radiation Environment Monitor (REM) Unit Swap [Complete]
On MCC Go Replacement of ????-1? (?306) ?? Module No.6 [Complete]
ETVCG Ops [Complete]
Orlan No. 4, No. 5 Feedwater Bladder Refill [Complete]
ETVCG Ops [Complete]
JEMRMS Small Fine Arm (SFA) Ungrapple [Complete]
Drying Orlan-MK Water Feed Line [Complete]
RGN – Initiate drain into EDV [Complete]
PAO Hardware Setup [Complete]
Crew Medical Officer (CMO) Proficiency Training [Complete]
Crew Prep for PAO [Complete]
PAO Event [Complete]
Orlan-MK Drying – start [Complete]
RGN – Terminate drain into EDV [Complete]
JEM – JEM Airlock Retraction and Outer Hatch Closure [Complete]
RST – Camera Removal from Clean Bench (CB) [Complete]
TEST. Packing Test Sealed Unit [Complete]
Post-EVA Medical Kits Restow / r/g 6418 [Complete]
EML – Bag Transfer [Complete]
Packing Removable Cassette CKK No.1 [Complete]
NINJA Document Printout
Set up the first Orlan battery pack 825?3 for discharge and start discharging the first pack. r/g 6419 [Complete]
Stowage of US EVA tools used in the RS EVA [Complete]
On MCC Go ???-ATV Interface Leak Check [Complete]
Post-EVA Private Medical Conference [Complete]
??? Maintenance [Complete]
PILLE dosimeter readings after EVA-39 / r/g 6400 [Complete]
Evening Work Prep [Complete]
Orlan-MK Drying (switchover to a backup fan) [Complete]
Conference on Version 5 Installation on SSC [Complete]
Post-EVA Private Medical Conference (Ku + S-band) [Complete]
On MCC Go ???-?? Hatch Opening [Complete]
On MCC Go ATV-?? Hatch Opening [Complete]
IMS Delta File Prep [Complete]
Installation of Quick Release Screw Clamps on SM Aft side [Complete]
CUBESAT – Photography in Cupola [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
Orlan-MK Drying – terminate [Complete]
JRNL – Journal Entry [Complete]
ATV Deactivation after EVA [Complete]
Setting up Orlan and ??? for storage mode [Complete]
BODYM – Gather equipment in preparation for Body Measurements data collection ops [Complete]
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evac
SSC5 data move
WHC-???-? R&R
Roscosmos Report
Uragan Photo
SSCV5 training
3DA1 cam ops
ARED detent flip
CTB unpack/relocate
Food warmer mod
SSC5 Training
Data prep return
ESA EPM tray invent

Nominal commanding
JEMRMS operations for Cubesat deploys
Three-Day Look Ahead:

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
Friday, 08/22: JEM PDH R&R, SSCv5 activities, SPRINT ultrasound, Body Measures
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 – Stop
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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