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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 27 May 2014

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
May 28, 2014
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 27 May 2014
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 27 May 2014.

Today: Resist Tubule Clean Up: Commander (CDR) Swanson removed the Measurement Experiment Unit B from inside the Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) 1-gravity Incubator Unit (IU) and configured the Clean Bench (CB) to a standby mode.
More Resist Tubule samples will be processed at a later date. Resist Tubule clarifies the mechanisms of gravity resistance. Gravity resistance is a principal gravity response in plants, and plays an important role in the transition of plant ancestors from an aquatic environment to a terrestrial environment (about 450 million years ago), and in the consequent establishment of land plants. This present study clarifies the mechanisms of gravity resistance, in particular the processes from signal transformation and transduction, to response.

Earth Rim Observation Preparation: Swanson set up cameras in the Cupola to take sequential pictures of the Earth’s rim. The images from the Cupola will be taken in conjunction with the nadir-pointing Visible and Infrared Spectral Imager (VISI) on the external Multi-mission Consolidated Equipment (MCE). This will give the ground stereoscopic images to help clarify the structures and dynamics of the Earth’s upper atmosphere using the emission of the airglow and the aurora.

Camera Light Pan Tilt Assembly (CLPA) Remove & Replace (R&R): Today Robotics Ground Controllers completed CLPA R&R operations that started last Friday. They used the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) and Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) to remove the new CLPA from the JEM slidetable and install it on the SSRMS Boom. Ground controllers then completed a checkout of the CLPA. Pan, tilt, and zoom were all fully functional, but the iris would not fully close. The camera is usable despite this issue. Additional troubleshooting will be planned at a later date.

Portable Fire Extinguishers (PFEs), Portable Breathing Apparatus (PBAs), and Extension Hose Tee Kits (EHTKs) Inspection: Swanson completed this routine maintenance today, verifying that PBAs, PFEs and EHTKs are free of damage and ensuring functionality.

Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Status: Following an ARED dashpot inspection, Swanson downlinked photos for review. Ground teams discovered that 2 of the 4 x-axis dashpots are broken. The crew has been instructed to stand down on ARED use until an R&R can be completed later this week.

Today’s Planned Tasks

Laptop RSS1, RSS2 reboot / r/g 1009 [Complete]
SM Caution and Warning Panel (???) test [Complete]
Laptop RS1(2) reboot / ???, [Complete]
On MCC GO ??? ?2 absorption cartridge regen (start) [Complete]
JPM Window Shutter Close [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
Acoustic Dosimeter Operations [Complete]
Check results of virus scanning on ??? laptops / r/g 5705, 5704 [Complete]
Voice Check with Baikonur on S/G1 [Complete]
VEG-Daily Plant Check [Complete]
VEG- Plant Pillow Watering. PL VEG-01 at previously planned time. [Complete]
VIRU. Check log files generation post RSK2 shell replacement. r/g 5716 [Complete]
BAR. Experiment Ops. Tagup with specialists. / r/g 5718 [Complete]
?2 System Monthly Inspection [Complete]
RST – Sample Removal [Complete]
SOZh Maintenance [Complete]
JEM Airlock Slide Table extension to JEF side, part 1 [Complete]
Lower Extremity Veins Examination r/g 5717 [Complete]
Resist Tubule Experiment. Deploy Box (clean work place) ?B [Complete]
WRM – condensate transfer – start [Complete]
Soyuz 712 (MRM2) Quick-disconnect Screw Clamps Tightening [Complete]
JEM Airlock – JEM ORU XFER I/F Release [Complete]
Fit Check in Kazbek couch (Soyuz 712) [Complete]
WRM – condensate transfer – end [Complete]
Resist Tubule Experiment. Prepare to complete operations with CB [Complete]
Lower Extremity Veins Examination r/g 5717 [Complete]
NAPOR-mini RSA. Install ???1-? (0304) software to support Optical Telescope System r/g 5723 [Complete]
Inspection of PBAs and PFEs [Complete]
NAPOR-mini RSA. ??? Update.r/g 5722 [Complete]
PAO Setup [Complete]
IMS Ops/ ???, [Complete]
MERLIN dehumidifier: set replacement [Complete]
JEM Airlock Slide Table Retraction from JEF side, part 1 [Complete]
PAO Setup [Complete]
Preparation for PAO [Complete]
PAO Event [Complete]
EARTH – Earth Observation Preparation [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
On MCC GO ??? ?2 absorption cartridge regen (termination)
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evac
WHC KTO replace
Roscosmos Report
Ekon Photo
Locating TVS ??
ARED Dashpot inspect [Complete]
CEVIS Isolator MOD
Cygnus pre-gather
EMU 3005 Photos [Complete]
EMU LLB Auto-Init
EMU LLB SSC Relocate
EVA ORU Bag Inspection
IFM MOOT restow
NOD2O2 Cleanout
No-skid tape audit
NOD3 PEPS assessment
P/TV Hardware questions
PMM cleanup
WRS MRF Remove

Nominal commanding [Complete]
SSRMS and SPDM operations for CLPA install on the SSRMS boom [Complete]
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Wednesday, 05/28: Sprint Ultrasound, SLM operations, 39S Launch and Dock
Thursday, 05/29: Safety Briefing, CQ outfitting
Friday, 05/30: Crew Handover, JOTI remove, IMV Flow measurement, Cygnus Rendezvous CBT
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 0 – Override
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) – 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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