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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 27 December 2013

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
January 5, 2014
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 27 December 2013
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 27 December 2013

Today: Russian EVA 37: Kotov (EV1) and Ryazansky (EV2) performed RS EVA 37 with a duration of 8 hours and 7 minutes. During the EVA Hopkins was isolated in the MRM-2/36S while Tyurin, Mastracchio, and Wakata had access to all modules forward of the SM / DC1. Tasks completed during the EVA included:
Installation of Yakor foot restraint on VRM station
Removal of foot restraint ingress aid
Removal of VSPLESK experiment from SM large diameter and it’s jettison
Installation of SEISMOPROGNOZ experiment on SM large diameter
Install Payload Boom on SM large diameter
The High Resolution Camera (HRC) and Medium Resolution Camera (MRC) were installed and cables routed, however due to unsuccessful checkout of the cameras they were uninstalled and brought back inside the ISS. The planned tasks not completed during this EVA include the retrieval of ??? #2-?? cassette container, removal and jettison of MPAC & SEED frame and photos of MLI of RS exterior.

Microbiome Investigation: FE-3 Hopkins perform his Flight Day 60 session of the Microbiome investigation. He answered survey questions, collected body sample, and inserted the samples into cold stowage. The Microbiome experiment investigates the impact of space travel on both the human immune system and an individual’s microbiome (the collection of microbes that live in and on the human body at any given time). Samples from different parts of the body and the surrounding ISS environment are taken periodically. The study will assess the likelihood and consequences of alterations in the microbiome due to extreme environments and the related human health risks.

Space Headaches Investigation: FE-3 Hopkins , FE5 Mastracchio, and FE-6 Wakata filled out a weekly questionnaire for ESA’s Space Headaches investigation. They complete these questionnaires at the end of every week throughout their mission. Headaches can be a common complaint during space flights and can negatively affect mental and physical capacities of astronauts and cosmonauts which can influence performance during a space mission. This investigation involves obtaining pre-, in-flight and post-flight data via the questionnaires to evaluate the prevalence and characteristics of crewmembers’ headaches in microgravity. Investigators will use this data to assess crewmember headache episodes, analyze characteristics of the headaches and provide the basis for developing future

COSMO Shoot: Wakata set up the COSMO laptop and 4K camera in preparation for capturing images of the Earth surface across the US and Canada. He later removed the 4K camera hardware and temporarily stow it in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM).

Today’s Planned Tasks

Pre-EVA from DC1: Visual inspection in DC1 of ??? ?? circuit breakers position and ???- 30, ???-36 fuses [Complete]
RSS1,2 reboot [Complete]
Laptop RS1(2) Reboot [Complete]
REACTION – Self-reaction Test [Complete]
Pre-EVA Biochemical Urinalysis [Complete]
Pre-EVA Biochemical Urinalysis [Complete]
S/G2 loop connect in ?R?2 [Complete]
Prepare DC1 and ??? for EVA [Complete]
Prepare ?R?2 for EVA 37 [Complete]
HAM Radio deactivation [Complete]
Onboard System ?? “????????-??” post-deactivation purge [Complete]
EVA – CUCU deactivation [Complete]
MRF water filter ops [Complete]
BIOME. Sample collection [Complete]
Setup for TV-signal transmission during RS EVA 37 via Sony PMW-EX1R video camera [Complete]
Space Suit Systems Check [Complete]
HRF – install samples into MELFI [Complete]
ORU water dispenser R&R [Complete]
BIOME. Sample stowing [Complete]
BIOME. Body sample collection [Complete]
??? Maintenance [Complete]
IFM: EDV assembly [Complete]
Removal of ??-??? hatch airduct and protective ring, closing ??-??? hatch [Complete]
Checking ??? in ??1 [Complete]
Checking ??? in ??? [Complete]
HRF – installing samples into MELFI [Complete]
BIOME – equipment stowing [Complete]
??-3? ??1 check [Complete]
Pre-EVA comm. config. And ??? reconfig. [Complete]
Testing setup for TV-signal transmission during RS EVA 37 via Sony PMW-EX1R video camera [Complete]
Closing USOS window shutters [Complete]
ISS Onboard Systems – to Pre-EVA config.[Complete]
COSMO- laptop install in NODE3 [Complete]
Check via TLM – Space Suit Systems, – ???, comm. and medical parameters. [Complete]
COSMO. HD video camera setup [Complete]
COSMO – camera prep [Complete]
Final inspection – Space Suit and ??? prior to donning. [Complete]
SHD – completing weekly questionnaire [Complete]
Connect SSC in MRM2 to use during isolation [Complete]
COSMO – camera settings, connect microscope [Complete]
Donning EVA equipment [Complete]
Connect JPL W3002 heater controller to Loop A [Complete]
DC1 air ducts removal (w/o removing ?3 Fan) [Complete]
Airlock pre-egress [Complete]
Close ???2-?? (S?) hatch [Complete]
Computer based OBT for CMO. [Complete]
SLT activation [Complete]
Airlock pre-egress – assist [Complete]
WinSCAT psychological assessment [Deferred]
WRS – cleaning MRF antibacterial filter. [Complete]
NANORACK – payload materials review [Complete]
WHC: EDV ops [Complete]
Soyz ?? 710 crew in ?R?2 during EVA-37 [Complete]
EVA-37 Operations [Complete]
???. Experiment Ops [Complete]
COSMO- camera position check [Complete]
HMS – Defibrillator inspection [Complete]
SHD – completing weekly questionnaire [Complete]
Closeout ops: water filtering through MRF filter into stowage tank [Complete]
Food questionnaire [Complete]
SHD – completing weekly questionnaire [Complete]
COSMO- deactivation, closeout ops [Complete]
COSMO – closeout ops [Complete]
COSMO – temp stow [Complete]
SPRINT-PPFS – hardware setup [Complete]
Airlock post-ingress [Complete]
Airlock post-ingress – assist [Complete]
Close USOS window shutter [Complete]
Open ???2-?? (S?) hatch [Complete]
PPFS – activation [Complete]
Reconfigure ?R?2 to initial state post EVA 37 [Complete]
Post-EVA Reconfig of RS ISS to initial state [Complete]
HRF – hardware set up [Complete]
Air duct installation in DC1 and S? post-EVA [Complete]
Post-EVA reconfig. of comm.; reroute alarm system from ??? ??? to ??? [Complete]
Deactivate S/G2 loop in ?R?2 [Complete]
Deactivate SSC in ?R?2 and transfer to nominal location [Complete]
PPFS – deactivation [Complete]
Post-EVA biochemical urinalysis [Complete]
Closeout ops with removed ??? post EVA-37 [Complete]
SPRINT-PPFS – partial stow [Complete]
Post-EVA biochemical urinalysis
IFM: EDV re-stow.
Post-EVA ORLAN maintenance
Open ??-??? hatch (after opening ??? ??-??? via command link and pressure equalization)
Install protective ring on ??-??? hatch and air duct
Post EVA Reconfig. of RS ISS to initial state
Dismantle setup after transmitting TV-signal during RS EVA 37 via Sony PMW-EX1R video camera
Soyuz 710 deactivation post-EVA
REACTION – Self-reaction test
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evacuation
IMS Edit
WHC KTO Replace
???-? R&R
ARED bolt tighten [Complete]
JAXA Report
WinEarth HISD Photos
JEM WIS RSU B4 S/N 1001 Sensor Replacement
Kubik 6 Belt Search
JPM1OF2 Lamp Housing Assembly (LHA) Replacement
National Engr Week Message
P/TV Trash
PPS Wipe
Pre-gather COL A/L
Pre-gather Empty CTBs [In Work]

Nominal Commanding
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Saturday, 12/28: Post RS EVA operations, Weekly Cleaning
Sunday, 12/29: RS PAO event, Post RS EVA operations
Monday, 12/30: Post RS EVA operations, SPINAL, SPRINT VO2, Vision test, N1 Jumper Install
QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

Component – Status
Elektron – On
Vozdukh – Manual
[???] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) – Off
[???] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”) – Off
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab – Operate
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 – Off
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab – Off
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 – Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) – Process
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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