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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 23 June 2014

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
June 24, 2014
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 23 June 2014
NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, Expedition 40 flight engineer, conducts a session with the Capillary Flow Experiment (CFE-2) in the Harmony node of the International Space Station. CFE is a suite of fluid physics experiments that investigate how fluids behave in microgravity which could benefit water and fuel delivery systems on future spacecraft. Scientists designed the CFE-2 to study properties of fluids and bubbles inside containers with a specific 3-D geometry.

Today: Advanced Colloids Experiment (ACE)-M-2 Operations: Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Wiseman installed another ACE-M-2 sample into the Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR) for processing.
In the ACE-M-2 investigation, a model colloidal system is used to observe the microscopic behavior of liquids and gases separating from each other, near the critical point, via a process called spinodal decomposition.

Burning and Suppression of Solids (BASS)-II Operations: FE-6 Gerst successfully completed tests for the BASS-II investigation. The test runs were completed with black, acrylic rods at low oxygen levels with low ventilation opposed flows. The BASS-II investigation examines the burning and extinction characteristics of a wide variety of fuel samples in microgravity. The BASS-II experiment will guide strategies for materials flammability screening for use in spacecraft as well as provide valuable data on solid fuel burning behavior in microgravity. BASS-II results contribute to the combustion computational models used in the design of fire detection and suppression systems in microgravity and on Earth.

Sprint: With the help of FE-5 Wiseman, CDR Swanson collected Sprint ultrasound data for his Flight Day 90 ultrasound Sprint session. Sprint evaluates the use of high intensity, low volume exercise training to minimize loss of muscle, bone, and cardiovascular function in International Space Station (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.

Extravehicular Activities (EVA) Pistol Grip Tool (PGT) Torque Analyzer Kit (TAK) Data Gather: In preparation for this summer’s planned EVAs, Wiseman installed the TAK on the PGT and recorded output torque data for ground analysis.

Robotics Operations: Today the Robotics team has begun relocating the Pump Module (PM) Flight Releasable Attachment Mechanism (FRAM) from External Stowage Platform (ESP)-3 to ESP-2 as setup for the planned summer Extravehicular Activities (EVAs). They will complete this activity tomorrow.

Vozdukh: On Sunday, Vozdukh experienced an uncommanded deactivation, possibly due to a problem with the air flow sensor. The crew successfully restarted Vozdukh, but this morning it shutdown again. The crew demated and remated the air flow sensor unit’s connections, and once again restarted Vozdukh. Specialists continue to work the issue.

Today’s Planned Tasks

RSS1,2 Reboot/ r/g 1009 [Complete]
Inspection of ??-? connector on ???-?? [Complete]
HMS PHS Eval w/o blood [Complete]
HMS PHS eval – subject [Complete]
HMS PHS data entry, stow h/w [Complete]
HMS PHS eval – CMO [Complete]
Spring guide donning – operator [Complete]
FIR rack doors open [Complete]
Sprint Ultrasound Ops – subject [Complete]
Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 power on [Complete]
MSG activation [Complete]
Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 power off [Complete]
Program Manager’s Conference [Cancelled]
Light Microscopy Module rotate to service position [Complete]
Light Microscopy Moduel rotate to operate position [Complete]
FIR rack doors closed [Complete]
ACE sample prep [Complete]
Regen ECLSS WSTA fill [Complete]
BASS ops prep [Complete]
Laptop RS1(2) Reboot [Complete]
SM ??? (Caution & Warning Panel) Test [Complete]
BASS ops [Complete]
BASS ops test [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
Prep/review of SM power supply output measuring [Complete]
EVA PGT TAK data gather [Complete]
HMS WinSCAT test [Complete]
BASS ops conclude [Complete]
HMS NAPs [Complete]
HMS WinSCAT Test [Complete]
Regen ECLSS Recycle Tank Drain init [Complete]
MSG power down [Complete]
Sabatier purge [Complete]
Regen ECLSS Recycle Tank Drain termination [Complete]
Oscilloscope prep [Complete]
Regen ECLSS Recycle Tank QD reconfig [Complete]
CMO proficiency training [Complete]
Post-EVA Tool Re-stow, IMS Ops / r/g 5926 [Complete]
Auxiliary Laptop Anti-Virus Update / r/g 5705 [Complete]
Preparation and Review of Installation/Deinstallation Ops with ??-108/ r/g 5925 [Complete]
Installation and Connection of ??-108/109? Unit in SM. r/g 5925 [Complete]
On MCC Go Installation and Connection of ??-108/109? Unit in SM r/g 5925 [Complete]
Installation and Connection of ??-108/109? Unit in SM (end). r/g 5925 [Complete]
Installation of Software Version 4.0 on RSK1 Laptop. r/g 5927 [Complete]
Prep for and Review of SM Power Supply Output Current Measuring Ops Using Oscilloscope. r/g 5928 [Complete]
??? Maintenance [Complete]
IMS Delta File Prep [Complete]
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evac
Sabatier purge
Roscosmos Report
Econ photo
Uragan photo
ICF5 BUB ops parts 1-4
Regan WSTA fill
ARED bag audit
COL DOSIS cable repoar
ESA record video message
EVA tool stow
Battery R&R [Complete]

Nominal commanding
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Tuesday, 06/24: ITCS sampling, [CNT] troubleshooting day 1, Glacier 4 h/w install, SPHERES, BASS
Wednesday, 06/25: Ice Crystal2 remove, SFA SAM install, JEM A/L slide table retract, [CNT] troubleshooting day 2
Thursday, 06/26: CCAA Re-key, SSRMS LEE A survey, BASS, OBT 38S emergency drill
QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

Component – Status
Elektron – Off
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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