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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 19 February 2015

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
February 20, 2015
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 19 February 2015
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 19 February 2015.

Today: Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparation: The USOS crew members performed final preparations for the upcoming EVAs. Today, they reviewed the detailed EVA timeline, briefing package, and crib sheet then completed final tool configuration.
In addition, they set up the Equipment Lock, EMUs, and ancillary hardware to support the upcoming EVA. The EVA to install International Docking Adapter (IDA) cables is now scheduled for Saturday, 21 February.

Aniso Tubule: Virts injected water into an Aniso sample chamber and stowed the chamber into MELFI cold stowage. This began run #8, which will continue for 9 days. Experimenters will examine growth modifications of Arabidopsis hypocotyls and the changing orientation of cortical microtubule under microgravity conditions in space. Scientists will further observe changes in dynamics of cortical microtubules and microtubule-associated proteins by observing Arabidopsis hypocotyls and microtubule-associated proteins with a fluorescence microscope.

Urine Processor Assembly (UPA) Status: Flight Controllers power-cycled the UPA this morning, took it to standby for 6 hours and observed no recurrences of the high pressure fault from the P11 pressure switch. They then commanded UPA to process and the high pressure fault recurred after about an hour. The Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) remains configured for internal tank (EDV), while ground teams continue to investigate the UPA issue.

Network Monitoring System (NMS) Software Deploy: Overnight, the NMS software was successfully deployed on the NMS laptop. The NMS laptop will provide near real time network monitoring for greater insight into the Joint Station Local Area Network (JSL).

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

HRF Saliva Sample Collection & MELFI Insertion
BIOPLENKA (BIOFILM). Activation of Cryogem-03 at +37 deg C setting
USOS EVA Tool Configuration
PILLE dosimeter data Download & placement before USOS EVA
Installation of ??? (??251?1?) No.1417726329 and ROM No.1417726937 (??1??_3_314_1, bag 427-1 (00063501R)) in ??? 425 (SM Aft)
Pre-EVA Crew Health Status – [Deferred]
Periodic Health Status
RGN – Initiate Drain into TUBSS
Pre-EVA Crew Health Status Data Entry and Stow [Deferred]
Fill Payload Water Reservoir PWR1 of 2 from PWD Aux Port
BIOCARD. Experiment Ops
ANISO – Sample Setup & Ziploc bag insertion into MELFI
RGN – Initiate Drain into TUBSS
BIOCARD. Photography of the Experiment Ops
Fill Payload Water Reservoir PWR2 of 2 from PWD Aux Port
??1-4 Dust Filter Cartridge Replacement in SM (???1???_4_419_1, Zone 28? enclosure).
Connecting HDV Sony HVR-Z7E camcorder and Running NASA MPEG-2 Viewer application
Orthostatic Stability Evaluation with LBNP
Preparation for J850 Connector Safing
USOS EVA Tool Audit
Deactivation of HDV Sony HVR-Z7E camcorder and Closing of NASA MPEG-2 Viewer application
WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
US EVA Procedure Review & Conference
??? 425 (SM Aft) Transfers and IMS Ops
Equipment Lock Preparation
Psychological Evaluation Program (WinSCAT)
TV Greetings (Ku + S-band)
HAM Radio Session from Columbus
ISS – HAM RADIO Power Down
BIOPLENKA (BIOFILM). Fixation of Constanta No.3-1 cassette biofilm and setup in TBU-V No.04. Insertion of Constanta kit for incubation into Cryogem-03
Completed Task List Items

ATV-5 Reentry imagery camera- downlink and deactivation
Torque wrench relocate
Ground Activities
All activities are completed unless otherwise noted.

SSRMS and SPDM Maneuver to Translate Configuration
MT Translation from WS6 to WS2 in prep for EVA viewing support
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Friday, 02/20: EVA Procedure Review, Crew Off Duty
Saturday, 02/21: EVA#29 IDA Cable Deployment
Sunday, 02/22: EVA Debrief, EVA Tool Configuration, Weekly Cleaning, Crew Day Off
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) – Stop
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab – Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 – Full up

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