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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 22 July 2013

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
July 22, 2013
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 22 July 2013
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 22 July 2013.

New Status: Robonaut Tele-operations: Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Nyberg, in cooperation with the Robonaut Principal Investigator (PI), performed Robonaut Tele-operations today.
Nyberg activated Robonaut and the Robonaut Tele-operation System (RTS) which consists of 3D visor, vest and gloves. These hardware items worn by the operator contain specialized sensors capable of detecting the motion of the operator by mounting a tracking bar. The sensors transmit operator movements to a computer that works through the existing Robonaut control software to drive the robot in fashion that mimics the motion of the operator. Feedback from the robot is in the form of left/right video cameras from Robonaut that feed direct video to a video display helmet that is worn by the operator. The PI guided Nyberg in performing the tasks, having Robonaut mimic those tasks on the Robonaut task-board. Robonaut is a dexterous humanoid robot designed with the versatility and dexterity to manipulate hardware, exhibit greater endurance than humans and react safely when bumped or interacted with in a way that was not expected.

Advanced Colloids Experiment (ACE) Sample Prep: FE-3 Cassidy installed the fifth of ten samples of the ACE experiment. ACE is a series of microscopic imaging investigations that uses the microgravity environment to examine flow characteristics and the evolution and ordering effects within a group of colloidal materials.

Biolab Microscope Installation: FE-5 Parmitano installed the Biolab Microscope into the Biolab facility. The microscope was removed in 2011 and returned to the ground for refurbishment. Following today’s installation, ground controllers attempted to activate the microscope from the ground with no success. A troubleshooting plan is in work. Biolab is a multi-user research facility located in the ESA Columbus module that enables scientists to study the effects of microgravity and space radiation on unicellular and multicellular organisms, including bacteria, insects, protists (simple eukaryotic organisms), seeds and cells.

Multi-Purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) Microscope Checkout: Nyberg activated the MSPR Fluorescence Microscope and installed a test sample for the initial functional checkout. The checkout was performed from the ground, and is in preparation for the Aniso Tubule experiment flying on H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-4 in August.

Today’s Planned Tasks

VIRU. FSS PL Battery Charge (start) [Complete]
RSS1, RSS2 Reboot [Complete]
SM-Urine connector inspection/ ???-?? air-water separator [Complete]
PROK – Urine Sample Collection [Complete]
ROBONAUT- Camcorder Setup [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Beverage Adapter Cleaning [Complete]
??? Maintenance [Complete]
Inventory of sanitary hygiene supply / r/g 2960 [Complete]
MSPR. Microscope Activation and Preparation [Complete]
BIOLAB Tool Retrieval [Complete]
ROBONAUT – procedure review [Complete]
VIRU. Software Upgrade [Complete]
BLB Microscope Installation [Complete]
VIRU. Conduct the experiment using Photo Spectral System (???) Hardware. [Complete]
Robonaut Taskboard Setup [Complete]
ROBONAUT – Hardware setup [Complete]
ARED- guiding rails inspection [Complete]
ACS – hatch closure monitoring [Complete]
VIRU. Fill out and Downlink VIRU Log Sheet [Complete]
Study of Cardiovascular System Under Graded Physical Load on VELO. [Complete]
ROBONAUT- Camcorder Setup [Complete]
ROBONAUT Tele-ops h/w installation [Complete]
BLB – Tools Restow [Complete]
TOCA Calibration [Complete]
FGB ??1 Fan Grille Cleaning [Complete]
ISS – HAM Radio Session [Complete]
Connecting ??-153 TV camera [Complete]
ROBO – Assistance with the Experiment [Complete]
PROK – Diet log, Day 1 [Complete]
Skin B nominal ops w/o downlink [Complete]
VIZIR. Experiment Ops. [Complete]
Photography and Inspection of SM panel 219 air heater [Complete]
Remove shears frame next to NODE 3 PPA LTL for future PPA ORU R&Rs [Complete]
HRF consumables removal/restow to free space for equipment to be delivered [Complete]
BAR Experiment. [Complete]
ROBONAUT – Reconfigure Camcorder for Nominal Ops [Complete]
R2 – Hardware Stowage [Complete]
Post Node 3 shears frame ops loads restow [Complete]
FIR – rack doors open [Complete]
LMM – set up and video [Complete]
ACE – sample prep [Complete]
Life On The Station Photo and Video [Complete]
LMM – Setup and Video [Complete]
FIR – Rack Door Close and Video [Complete]
MPEG2 Multicast Test using ??-211 encoder and MPEG2 VIDEO SERVER2 Application on CP SSC Laptop. [Complete]
TOCA 2 data recording [Complete]
IMS Update Start EMU Metox Regeneration [Complete]
MSPR. Microscope Deactivation and Closeout Ops
Exercise data downlink
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
Task List

WHC KTO Replace
Roscosmos Report
Uragan Report
EKON Photo
CSA-CP Checkout Part 2
EVA Tool Stow
JSL-LAB1D1 Map Update [Complete]
JSL- NOD2O4 Map Update [Complete]
Regen WSTA Fill
SSC11 Shell Swap [Complete]

Nominal Commanding
Three-Day Look Ahead:
Tuesday, 7/23: Marangoni Removal, FPEF Lamp Exchange, Progress TOR? Drill, Biolab Cassette Installation
Wednesday, 7/24: Marangoni Install, BCAT4 Sample Initiation, Lab Gas Trap R&R, PPSB Fuse Exchange
Thursday, 7/25: Marangoni FPEF Setup, MDCA Hardware Replacements, IWIS RSU Firmware Update

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 – Operate
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 – Standby
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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