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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 4 December 2013

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
December 6, 2013
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 4 December 2013
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 4 December 2013.

Today: Thermolab Control Unit Battery Compartment Repair: Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Mastracchio successfully repaired the battery compartment of the Thermolab Control Unit which is used to support ESA’s Circadian Rhythms experiment. Wakata will be scheduled Friday for his Circadian Rhythms session.
Cosmo Shoot Live Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event: FE-6 Wakata set up the JAXA 4K camera and then he and FE-3 Hopkins performed a series of activities for a Live PAO event from the Cupola with NHK. Scenes during the event included night views of Japan and Wakata within the Cupola.

ISS Emergency Drill: All six crewmembers participated in an ISS emergency drill and debrief. The crew used the onboard simulator to guide their response towards two separate emergency cases (smoke within Node 2 and rapid depress within the Service Module). The purpose of this drill was to practice ISS emergency responses based on information provided by the simulator. The crew physically translates through ISS to appropriate locations in order to visualize the use of station equipment and interfaces. They also practiced procedure execution and associated decision making, all while exercising communication skills with MCC-H and MCC-M.

Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Hardware Fault: Today Node 3 CDRA experienced a hardware fault associated with its Fan Motor. Ground teams are currently investigating the issue and working on a forward plan. The LAB CDRA is currently off, however is available if required to manage ppCO2 levels within ISS.

Sabatier Accumulator Manual Purges: In an ongoing effort to troubleshoot water within Sabatier, FE-3 Hopkins and FE-5 Mastracchio performed four separate accumulator purges of CO2 and remaining water. The 4 purge attempts performed today resulted in decreasing quantities of water in each instance. Additional purges have been placed on hold until the Node 3 CDRA hardware fault is resolved. Sabatier uses a catalyst that reacts with carbon dioxide and hydrogen, both byproducts of current life-support systems onboard the ISS in order to produce water and methane.

Today’s Planned Tasks

Reaction Self Test [Complete]
Calf Volume Measurement [Complete]
Acoustic dosimeters: hardware setup for static measurements (operation 4 of 5) [Complete]
Ocular Health (OH) Blood Pressure Operations [Complete]
NAPOR-miniRSA.???? Cable 17??.10? 8210?-11710 installation [Complete]
Ocular Health (OH) Tonometry Test Setup [Complete]
Combustion Integrated Rack Alignment Guide Inspection and Removal [Complete]
Ocular Health (OH) Tonometry Test [Complete]
NAPOR-miniRSA Mating telemetry connector 17??.10? 8210?-11710 [Complete]
COL – THERMOLAB Troubleshooting [Complete]
4? Camera Setup for PAO [Complete]
NAPOR-miniRSA Mating Cable 17??.10? 8210?-11710 Connector [Complete]
NAPOR-miniRSA ???? Cable 17??.10? 8210?-11720 Installation and Connection [Complete]
Crew Prep for PAO [Complete]
??? Maintenance [Complete]
Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in 4K – Cupola [Complete]
NAPOR-miniRSA ???? Cable 17??.10? 8210?-11730 Installation and Connection [Complete]
IDENTIFICATION. Copy ???-? micro-accelerometer data to laptop [Complete]
4K Camera Closeout Ops [Complete]
Purge the Sabatier Accumulator of CO2 and any remaining liquid water. [Complete]
NAPOR-miniRSA Closeout ops after installation of ???? cables for ??? [Complete]
Health Maintenance System (HMS) Profile of Mood States (POMS) Questionnaire [Complete]
Photo Equipment Setup for OBT Video [Complete]
???2? Test from SM (VHF2) [Complete]
JAXA 4K Camera Temp Stow [Complete]
Ocular Health (OH) – Equipment Stowage [Complete]
???1-???-??? Command & Data Test [Complete]
Activation of Laptop RS2 [Complete]
Purge the Sabatier Accumulator of CO2 and any remaining liquid water [Complete]
???2-???-??? Command & Data Test [Complete]
Mating [????] Antenna Feeder cable to PCE Antenna Feeder [Complete]
Deactivation of RS2 Laptop [Complete]
RS1 Laptop-???1-???-??? Command & Data Test [Complete]
Journal Entry [Complete]
ISS Emergency Response OBT [Complete]
OBT ISS Emergency Response Debrief [Complete]
Life On The Station Photo and Video [Complete]
Downlink of OBT Photos [Complete]
Emergency response training conference
Purge the Sabatier Accumulator of CO2 and any remaining liquid water [Complete]
Cupola Window Shutter Close [Complete]
Reaction Self Test [Complete]
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evacuation [Complete]
IMS Update
KTO Replace
???-? R&R
Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site
53P Transfer Operations
URAGAN. Observations and Photography
ECON-M. Observations and Photography
National Geographic B-Role Part 2 [In Work]
Cygnus ROBOT Self Study [In Work]
Stows loose items in response to crew note on GMT 321 [In Work]
JAXA Super Sensitive HDTV Converters Removal and stow

Nominal Commanding [Complete]
Battery 1B3 Reconditioning [In Work]
S1 TRRJ Survey [Complete]
Cupola Window Heater Test [Complete]
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Thursday, 12/5: SM 8.07 transition, 53P unpack, Fundoscope, OBT/Cygnus offset grapple
Friday, 12/6: Ultrasound, Ocular Health Cardiac ops
Saturday, 12/7: Weekly Cleaning, Crew Off Duty
QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

Component – Status
Elektron – Off
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 – Fail
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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