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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 20 August 2014

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
August 22, 2014
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 20 August 2014
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 20 August 2014

Today: NanoRack CubeSat Deployer (NRCSD) Operations: Last night the ground team deployed 4 Cosmogia Dove CubeSats via the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS). Four additional CubeSats are scheduled for deployment tonight.
Sprint Ultrasound: With help from Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Wiseman, Commander (CDR) Swanson took Sprint ultrasound data for his Flight Day (FD) 150 ultrasound Sprint session. Sprint evaluates the use of high intensity, low volume exercise training to minimize loss of muscle, bone and cardiovascular function in ISS crewmembers during long-duration missions. Ultrasound scans are on FD 14, 30, 60, 90, 120, 150, and R-7 for mission duration of six months and are used to evaluate spaceflight-induced changes in the muscle volume.

Body Measures: With help from Swanson, Wiseman conducted his FD 80 session of Body Measures. He set up body marker instrumentation and took calibration and body pose pictures along with circumference measurements. He also recorded a neutral body posture video. The goal of this study is to gather data to better understand the magnitude and variability of changes due to microgravity and fluid shifts within the human body during long-duration space flight. Results of the investigation may result in changes to space suit fit and sizing, workstation design, etc. for future missions to maximize performance, prevent injury, and reduce crew time to accommodate their anthropometrics.

Aquatic Habitat Set Up: FE-6 Gerst installed two cameras and assembled a water circulation unit into the Work Volume of the Multi-Purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) in the JEM. This is in preparation for Zebra Fish to be delivered in Increment 41.

Binary Colloidal Alloy Test (BCAT)-Canada 1 (C1) Sample 7: Wiseman homogenized cuvette samples and set the camera intervalometer to start a two week run for Sample 7. The 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 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 allows the measurement of these processes while avoiding the effects of particle sinking due to gravity. The study will allow the development of new insights into this important material process.

Station Support Computer (SSC) Version 5 (v5) Transition: All six crew members participated in a conference with ground teams to discuss reload activities and expectations. The crew also configured the SSC laptops for the ground commanded transition which begins tonight.

Cargo Operations: Gerst began pre-packing US cargo for the 38 Soyuz (38S) return in September. Gerst, Wiseman and Swanson resumed transferring cargo from Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV)-5 to the ISS following yesterday’s ATV hatch re-opening.

Cupola Window 2 Micrometeoroid Orbital Debris (MMOD) Strike: During the Cygnus viewing activity on Sunday, the crew noted an MMOD strike on Cupola Window 2 and took images for ground review. Today the crew confirmed this strike has not been previously reported. It measures approximately 8 mm in diameter and appears to be contained to the debris pane. The crew took additional photographs and were directed to keep the shutter closed when the window is not in use. Engineering teams are assessing the additional information and imagery.

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]
HRF Sample Collection [Complete]
HRF – Urine Sample MELFI Insertion [Complete]
On MCC Go Regeneration of ??? ?1 Micropurification Cartridge (start) [Complete]
Station Support Computer (SSC) Server Fan Cleaning [Complete]
Kazbek-?? Fit Check [Complete]
USND2 – Setup and Hardware Activation [Complete]
MATRYOSHKA-R. Monitoring Lulin-5 readings / r/g 4110 [Complete]
38S Prepack [Complete]
Post-EVA Orlan debrief with specialists [Complete]
SPRINT – Scanning Ops [Complete]
Post-EVA debrief. Tagup with specialists [Complete]
SPRINT – Assisting with the Experiment [Complete]
BCATC1 – Test and Samples Photography [Complete]
??? 423 / DC1 Interface Leak Check. [Complete]
BODYM – Camcorder Setup [Complete]
EVA Video Data Downlink from Glisser-M [Complete]
Terminate discharge of the 1st Orlan battery pack 825?3 and start discharging the 2nd battery pack [Complete]
WRS Water Sample Analysis [Complete]
BODYM – Experiment Ops [Complete]
Crew Medical Officer (CMO) Proficiency Training
DC1-?? Hatch Opening after EVA-39 [Complete]
On MCC Go ??-???423 Hatch Opening after EVA-39 [Complete]
Locating and preparing Patch Cable for EKTS Antenna Feeder on SM. r/g 6429 [Complete]
??? 423 (DC1) deactivation, air duct routing, ?? installation [Complete]
ESA Weekly Crew Conference [Complete]
Installation of EKTS Antenna Feeder Insert Cable in SM / r/g 6429 [Complete]
ATV Cargo Operations [Complete]
USND2- Power OFF [Complete]
Orlan-MK Equipment Pre-pack for Stowage and Disposal after EVA / r/g 6424 [Complete]
EXPOSE-R Sending commands to Expose-R from RSE-1 station computer. r/g 6431 [Complete]
ATV Cargo Operations [Complete]
TOCA Data Recording [Complete]
ATV Cargo Operations [Complete]
Crew Medical Officer (CMO) Proficiency Training [Complete]
ATV Transfers [Complete]
ATV-5 – SM ??? IMV Reconfiguration. r/g 6432 [Complete]
HRF – MELFI Sample Insertion [Complete]
Removal of Portable Repress Tank [Complete]
ATV Transfers Tagup [Complete]
AQH – Relocation of cameras 1 and 2 [Complete]
ZEBRA – Door Open [Complete]
SSCv.5 – New Version 5 Review [Complete]
Conference on Version 5 Installation on SSC [Complete]
VZAIMODEISTVIYE. Experiment Ops / r/g 5391
BCATC1 – C1 Intervalometet R&R [Complete]
SSC v.5 – Crew Personal Data Transfer [Complete]
EML – Data Review [Complete]
ZEBRA – AQH Activation and Preparation [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
RADIOSKAF. Hardware deactivation / r/g 6416 [Complete]
On MCC GO Regeneration of ??? Absorption Cartridge ?1 (termination) [Complete]
BIOME – Questionnaire [Complete]
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evac
WHC KTO replace
Roscosmos Report
EVA video downlink
IMS update
SSC5 data move
Filling EDV for Elektron
Uragan Photo
SSCV5 training
3DA1 cam ops
ARED detent flip
CTB unpack/relocate
Food warmer mod
Data prep return
ESA EPM tray invent
ATV cargo ops

Nominal commanding
JEMRMS cubesat operations
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Thursday, 08/21: SSC V4/5 transition, EML water pump package install, EML axial camera install, cargo ops
Friday, 08/22: JEM PDH R&R, SSCv5 activities, SPRINT ultrasound, Body Measures
Saturday, 08/23: Crew off duty
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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