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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 23 November 2014

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
November 24, 2014
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 23 November 2014
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 23 November 2014.

Today: 41 Soyuz (41S) Launch and Dock: 41S launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 3:01pm CST today with Shkaplerov, Cristoforetti, and Virts onboard.
After orbital insertion, the vehicle deployed its antennas and solar arrays nominally then proceeded with a 4-orbit rendezvous with ISS. Docking to the MRM-1 module occurred at 8:49 PM CST with hatch opening subsequently taking place at 11:03 PM CST. Today’s succesful docking, increased the ISS crew compliment from 3 to 6 crewmembers.

Sound Level Meter (SLM) Operations: Wilmore performed this routine activity to measure the acoustic environment in the habitable areas of the ISS. The data collected will be downlinked and reviewed by specialists to determine if any mitigation steps are required for the various modules.

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

BIOSIGNAL. CRYOGEM-03 refrigerator-thermostat Setup
Closing USOS Window Shutters
??? Maintenance. SM and FGB ???, ???, ??? ???? Counter, POTOK Air Purification System Data Calldowns
RR – Inventory Audit
ISS – HAM RADIO Deactivation
Closing USOS Window Shutters
Morning Inspection. Laptop RS1(2) Reboot
SM ??? (Caution & Warning Panel) Test
Daily Planning Conference (S-band)
SLM data transfer
Activation of ?? 714 Gas Analyzer (MRM2)
Hatch Opening TV PAO Procedure Review.
Post-arrival Crew quarter Outfitting
MPEG2 Multicast Test via Ku-band (Activation/Deactivation of TV data and MPEG2 Multicast controls) Closing Shutters on windows 6,8,9,12,13,14
???? configuration for ?? 715 docking to MRM1
Preparation ?? 715 for Docking to MRM1
SLM data transfer
Monitoring Soyuz 715 Rendezvous with ISS (MRM1)
Activation of MPEG2 Multicast TV Coder
On MCC Go Activation of mpeg2 multicast video recording mode
On MCC Go Switch MRM1 PEV – ?? to ????? ??? (ELECTR CONTR) position
Closing CP SSC Laptop Applications and Downlink of MPEG2 Multicast via OCA
On MCC Go ?? 715 – MRM1 Interface Leak Check / Start Drying 2 Orlan Suits
Comm Reconfiguration for Nominal Ops after 715 Docking
Hardware Setup in SM for “Expedition 42 Arrival” TV PAO Coverage from SM
Equipment Setup in MRM1 for “Hatch Opening” TV Coverage from MRM1
??-MRM1 transfer hatch opening, TV coverage of Expedition 42 Arrival
?? – MRM1 transfer hatches opening, TV coverage of Expedition 42 Arrival
Handover of the 3rd space suit for drying in ??? 714
TV System Deactivation. Closing Applications and Deactivation of TV data monitoring
Drying the 3rd spacesuit in ??? 714 – start
Safety briefing after ?? 715 docking
Preparation of reports for Roscosmos site
Life On The Station Photo and Video / r/g
ECON-M. Observations and Photography
URAGAN Observations and Photography / r/g
Completed Task List Items

Food Warmer mod kit installation completion
IMAX Soyuz scene [In work]
Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

System Commanding associated with 40S Docking
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Monday, 11/24: Crew Off Duty Day
Tuesday, 11/25: Emergency Roles and Responsibilities, ISS Crew Orientation and Handover
Wednesday, 11/26: Cyclops/Spinsat Install onto JEMAL, MCD and Coliform Water Processing, ELITE-S2 Setup, EPM Lockers Refill, Marangoni Deformation10
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 – 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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