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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 22 May 2014

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
May 26, 2014
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 22 May 2014
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 22 May 2014

Today: Resist Tubule: Commander (CDR) Swanson retrieved the Resist Tubule Measurement Experiment Unit B from inside the Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) micro-gravity Incubator Unit (IU) and inserted the samples into the Clean Bench (CB) microscope for observation.
Resist Tubule clarifies the mechanisms of gravity resistance. Gravity resistance is a principal gravity response in plants, and plays an important role in the transition of plant ancestors from an aquatic environment to a terrestrial environment (about 450 million years ago), and in the consequent establishment of land plants. This present study clarifies the mechanisms of gravity resistance, in particular the processes from signal transformation and transduction, to response.

Materials Science Laboratory (MSL) Sample Cartridge Assembly (SCA) Exchange: Swanson installed a new cartridge for the Solidification along an Eutectic Path in Ternary Alloys (SETA) experiment. Ground teams will process the sample via ground commanding. SETA will study the effect of different processing velocities on the microstructure evolution; the influence of elimination of gravity component on the force balance and the influence and behavior of foreign particles added to the alloy.

Very High Frequency (VHF) Emergency Communication Checkout: Today Swanson conducted a successful VHF comm check through Dryden. The comm check through White Sands was not successful due to a low elevation angle.

Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) Operations for Camera/Light/PTU Assembly (CLPA) Remove and Replace R&R: Ground controllers continue preparations for the CLPA R&R operations. Today, the Robot Micro Conical Tool (RMCT) was taken out of its holster and the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) was unstowed. Tomorrow, ground controllers will use the SPDM to remove the SSRMS Boom CLPA and install it in the Mobile Berthing System (MBS) Mast. Next week, a new CLPA will be installed in the SSRMS Boom location.

Today’s Planned Tasks

Laptop RS1(2) Reboot / Onboard Computer System [Complete]
SM ??? [Caution & Warning Panel] Test [Complete]
Morning Inspection. RSS1,2 Reboot / r/g 1009 [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
??-1 Flow Sensor Position Check / SM Pressure Control & Atmosphere Monitoring System [Complete]
RGN-REC TK – R&R [Complete]
OTKLIK. Installation of ?? and sensors r/g 5684 [Complete]
RST. Procedure review [Complete]
RST. Resist Tubule Parts Gathering [Complete]
RST – Lens Replacement [Complete]
RST. Resist Tubule Clean Bench (CB) Installation [Complete]
RGN – Initiate drain into EDV [Complete]
RGN – Terminate drain into EDV [Complete]
OBSTANOVKA. Download of Obstanovka P/L Data from ???? (Payload Server) r/g 5161 [Complete]
MSL. Sample Cartridge Exchange [Complete]
OTKLIK. Installation of ?? and sensors. r/g 5684 [Complete]
OBSTANOVKA. Download of Obstanovka P/L Data from ???? (Payload Server) r/g 5684 [Complete]
??? Maintenance [Complete]
VHF1 Test via US Ground Sites (DRY, WHI) from SM [Complete]
IMS Update [Complete]
MELF3 – Insert Ice Bricks [Complete]
Video Footage of Greetings / r/g 5691 [Complete]
Terminate EMU METOX Regeneration [Complete]
Start EMU Metox Regeneration [Complete]
VEG – Daily Plant Check [Complete]
SHD – Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
IMS and Stowage Conference [Complete]
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evac
WHC KTO replace
Roscosmos Report
Ekon Photo
EDV fill
39S CMS Pregather [Complete]
ARED Dashpot inspect
CEVIS Isolator MOD
Cygnus pre-gather
EMU 3005 Photos
EMU LLB Auto-Init
EMU LLB SSC Relocate
EVA ORU Bag Inspection
IFM MOOT restow
PEPS Inspect
No-skid tape audit
P/TV D3S sensor clean
NOD3 PEPS assessment
P/TV Hardware questions
PMM cleanup
Viable Crew OBT
Viable PL Photo
Viable PL Touch
WRS MRF Remove

Nominal commanding
MSS – RMCT and SPDM unstow in preparation for tomorrow’s CLPA ops. [Complete]
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Friday, 05/23: Crew half duty, Sprint BP/ECG, Resist Tubule samples, move CLPA from SSRMS boom to MBS mast
Saturday, 05/24: Crew day off, VEG-01 daily check
Sunday, 05/25: Crew day off, VEG-01 daily check, VIABLE
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 – Override
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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