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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 3 November 2014

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
November 5, 2014
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 3 November 2014
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 3 November 2014

Today: Russian Joint Research (RJR) Surface Sampling: Serova performed air sampling in USOS Segment Modules (Columbus, Japanese Pressurized Module (JPM), Lab, Node 1, 2, and 3).
The investigation refines locations and surfaces prone to microbial contamination throughout the ISS, share monitoring technologies and data between NASA and Roscosmos, and provides a scientific basis for decisions about future microbial monitoring – both on ISS through its extended life, and on other future human exploration spacecraft.

Sally Ride EarthKam: Samukutyaev and Wiseman set up EarthKam payload components in the Node 2 nadir window for a week long imaging session by middle school students.

Zebra fish Muscle: The crew performed periodic water maintenance on the Aquatic habitat. For the Zebra fish that were previously preserved with paraformaldehyde, the crew performed a Zebra fixative exchange, replacing the chemical with a buffer solution. The samples were then returned to cold stowage in the Minus Eighty degree Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI).

Muscle Atrophy Research and Exercise System (MARES): Wilmore retrieved the Crew transfer bag containing the MARES battery and stowed it in the Columbus in front of the MARES Payload in preparation for battery change out operations.

Biological Rhythms 48 hour: Wiseman set up the digital walk holter electrocardiogram (ECG) and Actiwatch Spectrum equipment then started the first half of two separate 24-hour recordings. The objective of this study is to examine the accurate circadian variation of cardiac autonomic function by space flight. The crew will wear an Actiwatch for 96 hours and an ECG for 48 hours.

EVA Mobility Unit (EMU) Fan Troubleshooting and Water Loop Flush: Last week during an EMU Loop Scrub, the Fan Pump Separator (FPS) associated EMU 3005 failed to spin up. Today, Wilmore performed an inspection on the FPS that revealed no visible water. Wilmore continued with the flush and fill of the system and obtained a sample for return on Soyuz 39S. A new fan pump separator is scheduled to launch on Soyuz 41S.

Today’s Planned Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

Inspection of СМ-У connector on МНР-НС separator pump in АСУ behind panel 139 and line 5182-03 from Pretreat And Water Dispenser (ДКиВ) to МНР in its transparent section
HRF- urine and blood sampling and stowage of samples
MORZE. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake
ТКГ 424 (DC1) Transfers and IMS Ops
HMS – sight inspection
HRF – retrieval of samples and centrifuge deactivation
Microbial Air Sampler (MAS) Kit Sample Collection in USOS
Preparation of acoustic dosimeters
EMU – troubleshooting
ABOUT GAGARIN FROM SPACE. HAM Radio Session with D. F. Ustinov VoyenMekh BGTU Students (St. Petersburg)
ZEBRA – water sampling
ТКГ 424 (DC1) Transfers and IMS Ops
BLR48 – experiment start
WHC – refill
EVA- EMU 3003 install/refill
EMU 3005 cleaning and powerdown
Microbial Air Sampler (MAS) Kit Sample Collection in USOS
PAO event
CRHYT – data recording
Condensate sampling
BODYM – equipment setup and preparation for measurements
MORZE. Logging Liquid and Food Intake (Medicine)
ATV cabin fan cleaning and photography
Replacement of Urine receptacle
EKAM – Experiment OBT
Search for batteries and their installation in MARES equipment.
CUBESAT – review
ТК 713 Pre-pack
EKAM – equipment installation in Node2
Radiation monitors installation
IMS update
SM interior panels photography
MORZE. Prep ops
PL «Zebrafish»: buffer treatment & replacement of fixing solution
Completed Task List Items

Hardware Command Panel (HCP) and cable stow
Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

UHF activation in support of EMU Activity
Lab CDRA Activation/Deactivation in order to augment the Node 3 CDRA
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Tuesday, 11/4: Crew departure prep, MPEP removal, SAM removal
Wednesday, 11/5: Emergency Roles & Responsibilities review, Ocular Health, Zebra Fish water exchange
Thursday, 10/6: OBT Soyuz Drill, Crew departure prep
QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

Component – Status
Elektron – On
Vozdukh – On
[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) – On
[СКВ] 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) – 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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