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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 26 February 2015

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
February 27, 2015
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 26 February 2015
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 26 February 2015.

Today: Post Extravehicular Activity (EVA) 30 Activities: All 3 USOS crew members participated in an EVA debrief to discuss yesterday’s EVA. Wilmore and Virts completed routine post EVA medical exams.
EVA 31 Tool Configuration: Wilmore and Virts started configuring tools in preparation for EVA 31 planned for this Sunday, March 1st.

Japanese Experiment Module Airlock (JEMAL) Preparation: Wilmore performed the crew activities to depress and vent the JEMAL in support of the Nanorack Cubesat Deployer (NRCSD) deploy scheduled for Friday.

Astro Palate: Virts retrieved a special Astro Palate prepackaged meal, consumed it as his midday meal, and then completed the Mood and Food Consumption/Satisfaction Questionnaires. Factors Contributing to Food Acceptability and Consumption, Mood and Stress on Long-Term Space Missions (Astro Palate) studies the relationship among emotions, mood, stress and eating during spaceflight. The study explores ways to minimize stressful aspects of the eating situation so that individuals consume more food and are more satisfied with it. Additionally, the experiment examines ways to use the eating itself to reduce the stress or negative moods that crewmembers might normally experience in flight.

Aniso Tubule: Cristoforetti prepared for the Aniso Tubule observations by retrieving a sample from the Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) and set up on the Aquatic Habitat microscope. The sample observation is started by ground commanding after sample installation and continues over 48 hours. Experimenters will examine growth modifications of Arabidopsis hypocotyls and the changing orientation of cortical microtubule under microgravity conditions in space. Scientists will further observe changes in dynamics of cortical microtubules and microtubule-associated proteins by observing Arabidopsis hypocotyls and microtubule-associated proteins with a fluorescence microscope.

Waste & Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Maintenance: Cristoforetti performed this routine maintenance to Remove & Replace (R&R) the pre-treat tank.

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

Closing USOS Window Shutters
SPLANH. Experiment Ops / r/g 8097
JEMAL – Depressurization
Position Change of Accumulator Bellows Bottom in ???1 Cooling Loop. / r/g 8105
WRS – Recycle Tank Fill from EDV
PTV – Initiate Camcorder Battery 2 charge
Terminate Pressurization
Periodic Health Status (PHS) Post US EVA Evaluation Setup
Surface samples from SM equipment and structures / r/g 8095
US Post-EVA Periodic Health Status (PHS) Evaluation
CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 8041
WRM – Water Consumption Balance
PILLE dosimeter readings after USOS EVA / r/g 8074
System Laptop Terminal (SLT) Reboot
Crew Departure Prep
USOS EVA Tool Configuration
VIRTUAL. Experiment Ops / r/g 8102
SPLANH. Blood Biochemistry Analysis Repeat / r/g 8097
ESA Weekly Crew Conference
SPLANH. Closeout Ops. / r/g 8097
MSPR – Hardware activation
Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHS) Pre-Treat Tank and Pre-Treat Tank Hose Remove & Replace
JEMAL – Closeout Verification
COSMOCARD. Closeout Ops. / r/g 8104
JEMAL – Depress Verification
EMU backpack replacement
ABOUT GAGARIN FROM SPACE. HAM Radio Session with Schoolchildren from St-Petersburg / r/g 8108
PTV – Battery Swap in a Battery Charger
Astro Palate (AP) – Pre-operational steps
PAO Event
Surface samples from SM equipment and structures / r/g 8095
Installation of ???-1? SW. / r/g 8106 + file
Astro Palate (AP) – Launching the Application
WRM – Water Consumption Balance, place holder
Crew Departure Prep
WRS – Recycle Tank Fill from EDV
HOLDER Configuration Check
ANISO – Retrieving samples and preparation for observation
Video Footage of Greetings / r/g 8111
USOS EVA Tool Configuration
HAM radio session from Columbus
MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeter initialization and deployment for exposure / r/g 8112
PTV – Battery Swap in a Battery Charger
US EVA crew debrief
NAPOR-miniRSA. ???-M Software Upgrade. / r/g 8107 + file
Verification of ??-1 Flow Sensor Position
Physical Fitness Evaluation (on treadmill)
IMMUNO. Preparing Saliva-Immuno Kit for the experiment / r/g 8103
CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 8041
NAPOR-miniRSA. Dual Pointing Platform (???) Firmware Upgrade. / r/g 8109
Start EMU METOX Regeneration
Terminate BSA Battery Maintenance Cycle
PTV – Terminate battery charge
Completed Task List Items

Ground Activities
All activities are completed unless otherwise noted.

Routine ground commanding.
JEMAL Depressurization
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Friday, 02/27: Microbe Sample, Triplelux, NRCSD Deployment, EVA Tool Config, Plant Rotation, OBT 41S Emer Drill, WHC Pre-treat tank R&R
Saturday, 02/28: EVA Procedure and DOUG Review, REBA Install and Checkout, Equipment Lock Preparation
Sunday, 03/01: EVA #31
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 – Idle
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 – Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) – Standby
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) – Stop
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab – Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 – Full up

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