Space Stations

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 2 March 2015

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
March 3, 2015
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 2 March 2015
U.S. astronaut Terry Virts shows off his "space cheeseburger" while taking a lunch break during preparations for an upcoming spacewalk. The concoction was made up of beef paddies, cheese, tomato paste and Russian mustard on a tortilla wrap. Virts is a Flight Engineer with Expedition 42 on the International Space Station. Credit: NASA.

Today: Crew Off Duty Day: The USOS crew was off duty following yesterday’s successful Extravehicular Activity (EVA).
Nanoracks CubeSat Deployer (NRCSD): Today, 2 Dove satellites were successfully launched from Deployer #2 and an additional 2 Dove satellites were launched from Deployer #4. Two separate deploys are scheduled for this evening.

NeuroMapping: Virts connected the control pad to the Human Research Facility (HRF) laptop and launched the NeuroMapping application. He completed the Mental Rotation I Test, the Sensorimotor Adaptation Test, the Dual Task Test while tethered, and the Mental Rotation II Test while free-floating. He then exited the application, closed all windows, shut down HRF PC1, disconnected the Control Pad, and stowed the hardware. Spaceflight Effects on Neurocognitive Performance: Extent, Longevity, and Neural Bases (NeuroMapping) studies whether long-duration spaceflight causes changes to the brain, including brain structure and function, motor control, and multi-tasking, as well as measuring how long it takes for the brain and body to recover from those possible changes. Previous research and anecdotal evidence from crewmembers returning from a long-duration spaceflight suggests that movement control and cognition are affected in microgravity. The NeuroMapping investigation utilizes structural and functional magnetic resonance brain imaging (MRI and FMRI) to assess any changes to crewmembers after a six-month mission on the ISS.

TripleLux-B: Cristoforetti was scheduled to unstow and gather tools and perform the Triplelux-B activity. Due to an issue with the Biolab smoke detector failing to initialize, she Removed & Replaced (R&R) an Exchangeable Standard Electrical Module (ESEM) board in the Biolab that was suspected to be the issue. However, this did not fix the problem and TripleLux activities were aborted for the day. Teams are working a troubleshooting plan.

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

MORZE. Bioimpedance Analysis using SPRUT-2
CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor
Hardware prepack for return and disposal on ?? 714
Greasing of ARED Wires
MORZE. Psychophysiological Evaluation: Tsentrovka, SENSOR Tests
NeuroMapping Neurocognitive Test Operations – Subject
Acoustic Dosimeter Setup for CDR and FE-6
Periodic Health Status (PHS) Post EVA Evaluation Setup
Collecting condensate water samples from ???-?2? before Gas-Liquid Mixture Filter (???) into Russian Samplers – start
TPLXB – Unstow [Aborted]
Periodic Health Status (PHS) Post EVA Examination – Crew Medical Officer (CMO)
Periodic Health Status (PHS) Post EVA Examination – Subject
URAGAN. VSS Health Check
TPLXB – Preparation of Glovebox [Aborted]
Periodic Health Status (PHS) Post EVA Examination – Subject
Connecting ??-153? to MRM1 TVS
CARDIOVECTOR. Experiment Ops
Periodic Health Status (PHS) Post EVA Examination – Crew Medical Officer (CMO)
TPLXB – Retrieval of EC HM from GLACIER and Transfer to Glovebox [Aborted]
TPLXB – Insertion of EC HM into Glovebox [Aborted]
ISS HAM – HAM Radio Power up
Post-EVA crew health status – data transfer
Crew Departure Prep
Filling (separation) of EDV (KOV) for Elektron or EDV-SV
Kentavr Suit Fit Check
TPLXB. EC Installation for characterization
PAO Setup
Virus Definition File Update On Auxiliary Computer System Laptops
Pille Dosimeter Reading Post US EVA
PAO Preparation
WRS – Water Sample Analysis
PAO Event
Hardware prepack for return and disposal on ?? 714
MORZE. Psychophysiological Evaluation: Cattell Test
TPLXB. Transfer of EC HM Interface from Glovebox to TCU 2 [Aborted]
TPLXB. Hardware Stowage [Aborted]
???-? water sampling to drink bags / Life Support System (???)
SVO-ZV water sampling to Russian drink bags / Life Support System (???)
MORZE. Psychophysiological Evaluation: Strelau Test
Crew Departure Prep
MORZE. Psychophysiological Evaluation: SUPOS Test
IMS Delta File Prep
MORZE. Closeout Ops
Exercise Data Downlink
Terminate EMU Metox Regeneration
TOCA Data Recording
CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor
Start EMU METOX Regeneration
Closure of outer covers on SM windows 6,8,9,12,13, and 14 for ISS Reboost
SPLANH. Preparation for Experiment
Closing USOS Window Shutters
Completed Task List Items

ATV5 EDV Relocate
COL-Stow and Trash
Ground Activities
All activities are completed unless otherwise noted.

CubeSat Deploys 2 and 3
METOX Regeneration
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Tuesday, 03/03: EVA debrief/loop scrub/AirLock reconfig, Cardio-Ox ultrasound, 40S undock prep, FPMU R&R
Wednesday, 03/04: 40S prepack, IDA ethernet cable install, Soyuz OBT
Thursday, 03/05: Airway Monitoring AirLock prep, EVA tool stow, 40S prepack
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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