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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 21 February 2015

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
February 23, 2015
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 21 February 2015
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 21 February 2015.

Today: Extravehicular Activity (EVA) 29: Wilmore and Virts accomplished all International Docking Adapter (IDA) Cable Deploy objectives associated with EVA 29 within a Phased Elapsed Time (PET) of 6 hours 41 minutes.
Cristoforetti and Shkaplerov assisted during suit donning and doffing activities. Joint Airlock egress took place at 6:45am CST and post EVA ingress and hatch closure occurring at 1:17pm CST. The EVA did not require Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) task support, although ground commanded SSRMS cameras views were available through the day. The objectives accomplished during today’s EVA are as follows:

PMA2 Port Umbilical Re-route
Install IDA Cables under Port and Starboard Shields
Deploy IDA Cables from PMA-2 to the Lab Forward End Cone
Get ahead task: EVA Inhibits for IDA 1 Cables – Partially completed
Astro Palate: On Friday, Virts retrieved a special Astro Palate prepackaged meal, consumed it as his midday meal and then completed the Mood and Food Consumption/Satisfaction Questionnaires. Factors Contributing to Food Acceptability and Consumption, Mood and Stress on Long-Term Space Missions (Astro Palate) studies the relationship among emotions, mood, stress and eating during spaceflight. The study explores ways to minimize stressful aspects of the eating situation so that individuals consume more food and are more satisfied with it. Additionally, the experiment examines ways to use the eating itself to reduce the stress or negative moods that crewmembers might normally experience in flight.

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

HRF Saliva Sample Collection & MELFI Insertion
PBA – Relocation for upcoming EVA
Closing USOS Window Shutters
CUCU Deactivation
Photo Camera Test
Atmosphere Control and Supply (ACS) High Pressure Oxygen Bypass Configuration
USOS EVA Preparation
Weekly Housekeeping
??? (Micropurification Unit) Fan Grille Cleaning
Cleaning Auxiliary Computer System (???) Laptops
Comm configuration for USOS EVA Prep Ops
SM Ventilation Subsystem Preventive Maintenance, Group E
FGB ??2 Fan Cleaning
Inspection of Air Conditioner
Cleaning Auxiliary Computer System (???) Laptops
Bringing Atmosphere Control and Supply (ACS) to Nominal Configuration
EMU Prep for EVA
Cleaning Auxiliary Computer System (???) Laptops
Prebreathe in EMU
CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor
Crew Lock Depress
BIOPLENKA (BIOFILM). Removal from the Thermostat, Fixation of Constanta Cassette No.3-4 Biofilm
Crew Lock Depress Ops
Crew Lock Egress
Safing J850 Connector
PMA2 Port Umbilical Re-Route
Install IDA Cables Under Port Shield
J850 Connector Remate
Install IDA Cables Under Starboard Shield
IDA Cable Deployment
Crew Lock Ingress
Start BSA Battery Charge
EVA Glove Photo Setup
Crew Lock Repress
Post-EVA Activities
CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor
Return to nominal comm config after USOS EVA Prep Ops
US Post-EVA Photo Camera Reconfig
EVA Glove Photo Downlink
Start BSA Battery Charge
Completed Task List Items

Ground Activities
All activities have been completed unless otherwise noted.

Nominal Commanding
System commanding in support of EVA 29
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Sunday, 02/22: EVA Debrief, EVA Tool Configuration, EVA Battery Charging, Crew Day Off
Monday, 02/23: Drain Brain PFS/Ultrasound, Aniso, Microbes, EMU Dry Out, EVA Procedure Review
Tuesday, 02/24: EVA Preps, EVA Tool Config, PWD Filter R&R, EVA DOUG and Procedure Reviews and Conference
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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