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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 6 August 2014

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
August 7, 2014
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 6 August 2014
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 6 August 2014

Today: Robonaut Setup: Commander (CDR) Swanson gathered tools and set up the Robonaut hardware in preparation for mobility upgrades tomorrow.
Robonaut is a dexterous humanoid robot designed with the versatility and dexterity to manipulate hardware, exhibit greater endurance than humans and react safely when bumped or interacted with in a way that was not expected.

Story Time from Space: Flight Engineer (FE-6) Gerst recorded a reading “Max Goes to the Space Station” in German. The recording will be downlinked to the ground and used for educational purposes.

Cargo Operations: Gerst transferred items to be trashed to the Cygnus vehicle, and unpacked cargo brought to the ISS on 56 Progress.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Deconfiguration: Following yesterday’s direction to stand down on US EVAs 27 and 28 due to a Long Life Battery (LLB) issue, Swanson restowed tools previously configured for the EVAs. He then relocated systems hardware into the Airlock for future Nitrogen/Oxygen Recharge System (NORS) installation.

Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Swap: FE-5 Wiseman placed EMU 3011 on the forward EMU Don/Doff Assembly (EDDA) in preparation for Remove & Replace (R&R) of the Fan Pump Separator (FPS) scheduled for next week. He also reviewed FPS R&R procedures.

Audio Bus Coupler (ABC)-4 R&R: The audio system continues to have Passive Built-in Test (PBIT) faults. Following numerous team reviews of system data, it was recommended that ABC-4 in the Node 2 be replaced. Gerst performed the R&R procedure today. Following successful activation of the new unit, data showed no errors. Ground teams will continue to monitor performance.

Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Sample Collect: Wiseman collected ambient PWD water samples for in flight processing, Total Organic Compound Analyzer (TOCA) analysis and post flight analysis.

Today’s Planned Tasks

RSS1, 2, Reboot / r/g 1009 [Complete]
Laptop RS1(2) Reboot [Complete]
SM ??? (Caution & Warning Panel) [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
WHC EDV R&R [Complete]
CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 6238 [Complete]
Preparation of Spacesuit Replaceable Elements, Service and Personal Gear. r/g 6298 [Complete]
Filling (Separation) EDV (KOV) for Elektron / ???? r/g 6264 [Complete]
OH – Crew performs blood pressure measurement and records results [Complete]
OH – Blood Pressure Operations Assistance [Complete]
HMS Visual Testing Activity [Complete]
??? Maintenance [Complete]
Health Maintenance System (HMS) Tonometry Test Setup [Complete]
Cleaning ???4 (Gas-Liquid Heat Exchanger) ??-7 Fan Screen [Deferred]
Health Maintenance System (HMS) – Vision Questionnaire [Complete]
Health Maintenance System (HMS): Ocular Test – CMO [Complete]
Health Maintenance System (HMS): Ocular Test – Subject [Complete]
R2 – Tool Gather [Complete]
Post-TonometryTest Stowage [Complete]
HAM Radio Session [Complete]
ESA Weekly Crew Conference [Complete]
EMU Metox/Batt Removal [Complete]
ABC-4 R&R [Complete]
IDENTIFICATION. Copy ???-? micro-accelerometer data to laptop / r/g 5186 [Complete]
24-hour ECG (termination) / r/g 6269 [Complete]
24-hour BP Monitoring (start) r/g 6304 [Complete]
EVA tool deconfig [Complete]
DC1 and ??? preparation for EVA / r/g 6305 [Complete]
Control LAPTOP S/W Upgrade (RS1, RS3, REMOTE). r/g 6291 [Complete]
OTKLIK. Hardware Monitoring / r/g 6040 [Complete]
Cleaning ventilation system screens on FGB interior panels (panels 201, 301, 401) [Complete]
DC1 and ??? preparation for EVA / r/g 6305 [Complete]
ROBONAUT – Camcorder Video Setup [Complete]
Cleaning ventilation system screens on FGB interior panels (116, 231, 316, 431) [Complete]
EHS PWD sample [Complete]
TOCA PWD analysis [Complete]
TOCA data record [Complete]
TOCA WWB changeout [Complete]
EHS MCD/CFM process [Complete]
56P unpack [Complete]
Cygnus cargo ops and conference [Complete]
EVA FPS Procedure Review [Complete]
EMU LLB Autocycle Init [Complete]
ROBONAUT – Hardware Setup [Complete]
Gather EVA Equipment and Tools. r/g 6307 [Complete]
PAO Hardware Setup [Complete]
EMU Swap [Complete]
WHC Manual Fill [Complete]
Gather EVA Equipment and Tools r/g 6307 [Complete]
SHD – Space Headaches Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
Crew Prep for PAO [Complete]
PAO Event [Complete]
IMS Delta File Prep [Complete]
CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 6238 [Complete]
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evac
WHC KTO replace
WHC-???-? R&R
Roscosmos Report
3DA1 cam ops
ARED detent flip
Data prep return CDR, FE-1, FE-2
IWIS RSU check
SSCV5 USB card reader

Nominal commanding
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Thursday, 08/07: ATV OBT, Robonaut, BCAT, FPS tool gather, Cygnus Cargo Ops
Friday, 08/08: EVA tool transfer for RS EVA #39, Robonaut, EVA Tool Stow
Saturday, 08/09: 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 – Operate
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 – Standby
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab – Stop
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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