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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 30 August 2013

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
September 2, 2013
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 30 August 2013
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 30 August 2013

Ocular Health Ultrasound Eye Imaging: Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Nyberg and FE-5 Parmitano performed their Flight Day (FD) 90 session of the Ocular ultrasound experiment.
The data gathered in these sessions will be used to identify changes in globe morphology, including flattening of the posterior globe, and document optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD), optic nerve sheath tortuosity, globe axial measurements, and choroidal engorgement. The assisting crewmember, along with guidance from ground specialist, will position the ultrasound probe with water over the closed eyelid to collect the ultrasound images.

Ocular Health Cardiac Operations: Nyberg and Parmitano also performed their FD 90 session of Ocular Health Cardiac. The data gathered is physiological data to characterize the risk and define the visual and central nervous system changes observed during a six month exposure to microgravity. Vascular compliance will be calculated by dividing a subjects stroke volume derived from echocardiographic measurement, by their pulse pressure, the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure measured at the brachial artery.

Microbiome Body Sampling: Parmitano and Nyberg performed their FD90 session of the Microbiome investigation. 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). To monitor the status of the crewmembers’ microbiome and immune system and their interaction with the unique environment of the ISS, periodic samples from different parts of the body and the surrounding ISS environment are taken. As part of this study, the likelihood and consequences of alterations in the microbiome due to extreme environments, and the related human health risk, will be assessed.

Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) and Exposed Pallet (EP) Operations: Today the Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) and through coordinated efforts with their JAXA counterparts handed off the External Pallet (EP) from the Japanese Experimental Module Remote Manipulator System (JEM RMS) to the SSRMS. The ground then maneuvered the EP to H­‑II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-4 where crew members FE-3 Cassidy and FE-5 Parmitano inserted the pallet. Once the crew activities were complete, the Robotic Ground Controllers released the EP and grappled HTV-4 in prep for uninstall and release next week. MSS performance was nominal.

Today’s Planned Tasks

HRF – Generic Sample Operations [Complete]
Biochemical Urine Test [Complete]
HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion [Complete]
Reaction Self Test [Complete]
Microbiome Body Sampling Operations [Complete]
URYSIS Hardware Stow [Complete]
HRF – MELFI Sample Insertion [Complete]
Reaction Self Test [Complete]
PAO hardware setup [Complete]
Crew Prep for PAO [Complete]
JEMRMS – Start BUS Monitoring [Complete]
BIOME – Questionnaire Data Entry [Complete]
Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Setup And Power On [Complete]
BIOME -Equipment Stowage [Complete]
Evaluation and monitoring of microbiofilms inside the ISS Payload Touch. [Complete]
Install EMU 3011 in Aft EDDA for R&R procedures. [Complete]
Interactive TV PAO with the Guests of MAKS-2013 International Aviation and Space Salon (Ku + S-band) [Complete]
IMS Tagup (S-band) [Complete]
USND2 – Hardware Checkout before the Experiment [Complete]
Replace ПС1, ПС2 Dust Collector Filters in FGB. Discard the removed items. [Complete]
Crew Departure Prep [Complete]
Ultrasound – Scanning Prep [Complete]
System Laptop Terminal (SLT) Reboot [Complete]
Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Scan [Complete]
LBNP Exercise (PRELIMINARY) [Complete]
Cleaning FGB ГЖТ (Gas-Liquid Heat Exchanger) detachable screens 1, 2, and 3 [In Work]
Ultrasound Data Transfer [Complete]
Crew Departure Prep [Complete]
Ultrasound Scanning [Complete]
Ultrasound Data Transfer [Complete]
EVA Procedure Conference [Complete]
WHC Fill [Complete]
ATV – ISS Air Repress [Complete]
Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) Microscope Deactivation [Complete]
LBNP Exercise (PRELIMINARY) [Complete]
Food Frequency Questionnaire [Complete]
ISS – HAM Radio Session [Complete]
SSRMS – External Platform (EP) Handoff from JEMRMS and Install on HTV [Complete]
ASIAN SEED – Experiment start [Complete]
ASIAN SEED – Start Replay [Complete]
ТК 708 Sokol Suit Leak Check [Complete]
Microbiome Fecal Sampling Setup [Complete]
CIR – Hardware Setup [Complete]
СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
Ocular Health (OH) Blood Pressure and Cardiac Operations [Complete]
SHD – Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
ATV – ISS Air Repress (terminate) [Complete]
Ocular Health (OH) Assistance in Blood Pressure and Cardiac Operations [Complete]
Replacement of urine receptacle [Complete]
Sokol Suit Drying – Set up Suits 1 and 2 for Drying [Complete]
JEMRMS Monitor Stop [Complete]
JEMRMS USB Virus Check [Complete]
Ocular Health (OH) Blood Pressure and Cardiac Operations [Complete]
ASIAN SEED – End Playback and Power off Camcorder [Complete]
Terminate Flushing of СРВК-2М Water Conditioning Unit Purification Columns [Complete]
MATRYOSHKA-R BUBBLE-dosimeter gathering and readings. [Complete]
Crew Departure Prep [Complete]
Ocular Health (OH) Assistance in Blood Pressure and Cardiac Operations [Complete]
JEMRMS Data Transfer [Complete]
Reconfigure BRI v. 4.2.31 [Complete]
JRMS – Disconnect cables between UOP and RLT3 [Complete]
Waste and Hygeine Compartment (WHC) Urine Receptacle (UR) and Insert Filter R&R [Complete]
Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutrons Space Bubble Detector Retrieval/Readout [Complete]
MATRYOSHKA-R. Handover of BUBBLE-dosimeters from USOS [Complete]
RADIN – Hardware Handover to the Russian Crew [Complete]
MATRYOSHKA-R BUBBLE-dosimeter gathering and readings [Complete]
IMS and Stowage Conference [Complete]
IMS Update [Complete]
USND2 – Close-out Ops and Stowage [Complete]
Terminate Drying of Suits 1, 2 [Complete]
Start Drying Spacesuit 3 and Set Up the 1st Pair of Gloves for Drying [Complete]
Columbus Front Deck Cargo Restow [Complete]
Finish drying the first pair of gloves and start drying the second pair [Complete]
Terminate Drying the Second Pair of Gloves [Complete]
Finish Drying the 3rd suit, Start Drying the 3rd Pair of Gloves [Complete]
Terminate drying the 3rd pair of gloves [Complete]
Stow Suits and Gloves after Drying [Complete]
Reminder for the crew to coordinate and consolidate samples for MELFI insertions [Complete]
USOS Window Shutter Close [Complete]
Reaction Self Test [Complete]
Task List

CEO Operations [Complete]
ARED Cylinder Evacuation [Complete]
ЕДВ-У Remove and Replace
КТО replace [Complete]
Data Prep for Return (CDR)
Data Prep for Return (FE-2)
Data Prep for Return (FE-3)
34S US Prepack [In Work]
H2O Adapter Audit
SSC16 Reload [Complete]
URAGAN. Observations and Photography
Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site
ECON-M. Observations and Photography

Battery 3B2 reconditioning [Complete]
SSRMS operations (EP grapple, EP insertion into HTV4, EP Latching, mnvr to HTV4 Pre-Grapple position) [Complete]
Three-Day Look Ahead:
Saturday, 8/31: Housekeeping, PAO Event, Nightpod Checkout, ATV4 Reboost, EMU Suit 3011 R&R of item 134
Sunday, 9/01: Off Duty
Monday, 9/02: Crew Holiday – US Labor Day

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

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