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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 26 November 2013

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
November 28, 2013
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 26 November 2013
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 26 November 2013.

Today: 4K Camera Checkout: Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Wakata continued the checkout of JAXA’s 4K camera in the Cupola with remote settings for the camera and automatic shooting.
During the checkout Wakata adjusted the angle of view and verified video recording had been performed successfully. However, JAXA teams encountered problems with downlinking the video. Troubleshooting steps are being developed. The checkout was performed in preparation for JAXA’s 4K live public affairs event scheduled for December 4,2013. During that event, video images of the ISON comet will be captured from the Cupola using the 4K Ultra High Definition System.

Sprint VO2 Experiment: Wakata prepared for the first of his six planned Sprint VO2 sessions. He set up Portable Pulmonary Function System (PPFS) hardware for his session tomorrow. The Integrated Resistance and Aerobic Training Study (Sprint) evaluates the use of high intensity, low volume exercise training to minimize loss of muscle, bone, and cardiovascular function in ISS crewmembers during long-duration missions. The investigator’s long range goal is to develop and optimize exercise countermeasures for use in long-duration spaceflights.

Material Science Laboratory (MSL) Solidification and Quench Furnce (SQF) Sample Cartridge Exchange: FE-5 Mastracchio removed a used sample cartridge from the SQF and replace it with Microstructure Formation in Casting of Technical Alloys under Diffusive and Magnetically Controlled Convective Conditions (MICAST)-2 test sample 10. This activity was aborted last Friday because of a stuck door locking pin. MICAST-2 is an ESA investigation that aims to deepen the quantitative understanding of the physical principles that govern solidification processes in metal alloys. In these experiments, the influence of a rotating magnetic field on the solidification process is also investigated. Microgravity offers a unique opportunity to obtain well-controlled solidification conditions for these alloys.

ICS-PM Power Control and Distribution Unit (IP-PCDU) Remove & Replace (R&R): FE-3 Hopkins performed an R&R of the IP-PCDU. The unit had failed in July of 2011 and a replacement was flown onboard HTV-4 earlier this year. The IP-PCDU supplies power to the JEM Inter Orbit Communication System (ICS), an independent intercommunications network between the JEM and the Tsukuba Space Center which utilizes JAXA’s Data Relay Test Satellite (DRTS).

Today’s Planned Tasks

REACTION – Self-reaction test [Complete]
??-8. Setup [Complete]
Body Mass Measurement [Complete]
MO-8. Cleanup [Complete]
Recording of TV Greetings for Children’s Photo Competition “The World through Children’s Eyes” [Complete]
WRS Water Sample Analysis [Complete]
4K Camcorder Setup [Complete]
CIR – Alignment Guide Installation [Complete]
Food Consolidation for Handover to RS [Complete]
CIR Upper Rack Doors Open [Complete]
4K Camera Remote Setting [Complete]
Filling (separation) of ??? (???) for Electron [Complete]
BAR. Experiment Ops. [Complete]
CIR. Close Manifold Bottle Valves [Complete]
CIR Upper Rack Doors Close [Complete]
Power Control and Distribution Unit (PCDU) R&R [Complete]
JAXA 4K Camera Auto Shot View Check [Complete]
??? Maintenance [Complete]
Sprint VO2 Kit Operations [Complete]
Sprint Portable Pulmonary Function System Setup Full First Time [Complete]
Preparation of ???1 Laptop System and RS1 Laptop for SW Upgrade. [Complete]
Monitoring Errors on Laptop RS1. [Complete]
BAR. Experiment Photos [Complete]
SEINER. Photo Spectral System (???) Battery Charge (start) [Complete]
TOCA Data Recording [Complete]
Portable PFS Hardware Power Up [Complete]
Internal Wireless Integrated System (IWIS) Remote Sensor Unit (RSU) Firmware Update [In Work]
24-hour BP Monitoring (terminate) [Complete]
CIR Upper Rack Doors Open [Complete]
CIR. Open Manifold Bottle Valves [Complete]
24-hour BP Monitoring (start)
CIR Upper Rack Doors Close [Complete]
PPFS Power Down [Complete]
4K Camera SSD Pack Remove and Replacement [Complete]
Power Control and Distribution Unit (PCDU) R&R [Complete]
Verification of connectors in RS SM [Complete]
WRM – Condensate Pumping Initiation [Complete]
MSL Cartridge Exchange [Complete]
Preparation of reports for Roscosmos TV Studio [Complete]
JEM Airlock Pressurization [Complete]
WRM – Terminate Condensate Pumping [Complete]
Recording Greetings Video [Complete]
Re-connect Cables on ???2 from PCE to ????? [Complete]
Verification of connectors in RS SM [Complete]
JRNL – Questionnaire Data Entry [Complete]
PAO Hardware Setup [Complete]
Routine Maintenance of ??, ??, and ?? Valves in SM Rodnik Tanks [Complete]
Crew Prep for PAO [Complete]
PAO Event [Complete]
??? ????-4? data readout [Complete]
Air Heater Fan [???] Screen Cleaning in ?? 710 [Complete]
Food Consolidation for Handover to RS [Complete]
IMS Update [Complete]
4K Post-Check Closeout Ops [Complete]
Data downlink from 4K camera – start [Complete]
SEINER. Observation and Photography using Photo Spectral System (???) [Complete]
RGN – Initiate drain into EDV [Complete]
VZAIMODEISTVIYE. Experiment Ops [Complete]
JEM Airlock Leak Check and Vent [Complete]
RGN – Terminate drain into EDV [Complete]
4K Closeout Ops [Complete]
Data downlink from 4K camera – Terminate [Complete]
ALBEDO. Battery Charge (start) [Complete]
REACTION – Self-reaction test [Complete]
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evacuation
PEPS Inspection
KTO Replace
???-? R&R
Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site
URAGAN. Observations and Photography
ECON-M. Observations and Photography
IWIS RSU and accelerometer redeploy in JPM. [In Work]
JAXA Report 2
SSC 20 Data Recovery [Complete]
Cygnus ROBOT Self Study [In Work]
Stows loose items [In Work]
Perform checkout of the AF Out setting on the Wireless Mic Receiver [In Work]

Nominal Commanding [Complete]
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Wednesday, 11/27: NanoRacks BioRack, Sabatier Valve Check, BCAT C1, WHC Urine Receptacle & Filter R&R
Thursday, 11/28: Biolab Commissioning, Cosmo Shoot, PFE
Friday, 11/29: 53P docking, BCAT, Nanorack Hardware Relocate
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 – Standby
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 – Operate
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab – Off
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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