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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 21 November 2013

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
November 23, 2013
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 21 November 2013
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 21 November 2013

Today: Capillary Flow Experiment (CFE) Interior Corner Flow (ICF)-8 Test: Today, Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Wakata set up and initiated a CFE ICF-8 run. CFE ICF studies capillary flow in interior corners of vessels with various geometries.
The ICF-8 vessel has vanes aligned along the vertex of a teardrop shaped cylinder. Liquid shifts from the base of the container to along the sides, with bubbles separating from side to side rather than bottom to top. It also passively separates bubbles, but with a different geometric dependence. Structured inside tanks providing interior corners are used in the design of fuel tanks to promote fuel flow to the outlet of the tank in the absence of gravity. Experimental results will provide the necessary boundary conditions as a function of container cross section and fill fraction. The benchmarked theory can be used to improve propellant management aboard spacecraft.

Ocular Health (OH) Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Test and Fundoscope Examination: FE-5 Mastracchio, performing as Crew Medical Officer (CMO), conducted an OCT test as part of FE-3 Hopkins’ Flight Day 60 OH session that will be performed over three days. Following the OCT examination, Hopkins applied drops in both of his eyes to dilate them. Mastracchio then conducted a Fundoscope eye examination with remote guidance from ground experts. The Ocular Health protocol calls for a systematic gathering of physiological data to characterize the risk of microgravity-induced visual impairment / intracranial pressure in ISS crewmembers. Researchers believe the measurement of visual, vascular and central nervous system changes over the course of this experiment and during the subsequent postflight recovery will assist in the development of countermeasures, clinical monitoring strategies and clinical practice guidelines.

Port Solar Array Mast Imagery: Today, Flight Controllers prepositioned the Port Solar Array and configured Beta Gimbal Assemblies (BGA) 2B and 4A in support of Mastracchio’s photo-survey from the DC-1 windows. The focus was on the mast structure from tip to base. These images will provide a baseline assessment of the mast health and provide a comparison tool for future inspections.

Today’s Planned Tasks

PROK – Urine Sample Collection [Complete]
HRF – Urine Collection Operations [Complete]
HRF – MELFI Sample Insertion [Complete]
HRF Blood Draw [Complete]
HRF – Assistance with blood sample collection [Complete]
HRF – Centrifuge Configuration [Complete]
Locating equipment to set up PCE configuration and run PCE tests. [Complete]
VIRTUAL. Set up, Conduct Experiment and Closeout Ops [Complete]
HRF – Sample removal and centrifuge deactivation [Complete]
OBSTANOVKA. Download of Obstanovka P/L Data from ???? to RSS1 [Complete]
HRF – Urine Sample Insertion Into MELFI [Complete]
CIR – Alignment Guide Installation [Complete]
VIRTUAL. Photography of the experiment ops [Complete]
Fungistat Treatment of Areas Behind FGB Panels [Complete]
On-Orbit Hearing Assessment (O-OHA) with EarQ Software Setup and Test [Complete]
Psychological Evaluation Program (WinSCAT) [Complete]
Preparing SM panels 225 and 226 to install PCE. [Complete]
Re-connect Cables on ???2 from ????? to PCE. [Complete]
SEINER. Photo Spectral System (???) Battery Charge [Complete]
Installation of PCE Onboard Cabling. [Complete]
24-hour ECG (termination) [Complete]
Installation of ??? Z0000 in ISS SM. [Complete]
HRF Urine Sample Collection [Complete]
Transfer of ??? computer memory images to CPC1 (???1) [Complete]
Configure camera to take SAW Mast imagery [Complete]
HRF – MELFI Sample Insertion [Complete]
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation [Complete]
Port Array Survey [Complete]
CFE – Hardware Test Ops Review [Complete]
OBSTANOVKA. Download of Obstanovka P/L Data from ???? to RSS1 [Complete]
Capillary Flow Experiment MWA Preparation [Complete]
??1 & ??2 Dust Collector Filter Changeout [Complete]
Capillary Flow Experiments Hardware Setup [Complete]
SEINER. Observation and Photography using Photo Spectral System (???) [Complete]
Food Frequency Questionnaire [Complete]
Cleaning ??1 and ??2 Air Ducts in MRM2 [Complete]
Downlink solar array images and return camera to nominal use [Complete]
URAGAN. Photo Spectrum System Battery Charge [Complete]
CFE-ICF5 – Experiment Ops [Complete]
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation [Complete]
Fungistat Treatment of Areas Behind FGB Panels [Complete]
Connecting ??? Cables to PCE Box. [Complete]
??? Maintenance [Complete]
PROK – Diet Log [Complete]
HRF Urine Sample Collection
PAO Hardware Setup [Complete]
HRF – MELFI Sample Insertion
URAGAN. Observation and Photography using Photo Spectral System (???) [Complete]
PAO Event [Complete]
Mating PCE T/L connectors to ????2-12 [Complete]
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Test Setup [Complete]
Capillary Flow Experiments Hardware Teardown [Complete]
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) [Complete]
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Stow [Complete]
Ocular Health (OH) Fundoscope Setup [Complete]
Ocular Health (OH) Fundoscope Prep [Complete]
HRF Urine Sample Collection [Complete]
HRF – MELFI Sample Insertion [Complete]
On-orbit Hearing Assessment using EARQ [Complete]
Fundoscope Exam [Complete]
Ocular Health (OH) – Equipment Stowage [Complete]
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evacuation
IMS Edit
Roscosmos Video Recording
KTO Replace
???-? R&R
Wearing Test Of Penguin-3M Suit With Load Measuring System (???)
Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site
URAGAN. Observations and Photography
ECON-M. Observations and Photography
PEPS Inspection
JAXA Video
SM Printer Troubleshooting
Cygnus ROBOT Self Study [In Work]

Nominal Commanding [Complete]
Solar Array Feathering for Port Array Survey [Complete]
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Friday, 11/22: Crew orientation, OBT Progress TORU drill, ANISO, Robonaut, Ocular Health
Saturday, 11/23: Weekly Cleaning, JAXA 4K Camera Checkout 2, Crew Off Duty Day
Sunday, 11/24: Crew Off Duty Day
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 – Off
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 – Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) – Process
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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