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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 6 June 2014

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
June 9, 2014
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 6 June 2014
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 6 June 2014

Today: Resist Tubule: Commander (CDR) Swanson retrieved two resist tubule chambers from the Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) and injected water into the tubule chambers.
Afterwards the chambers were reinserted into MELFI. 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.

Biochemical Profile Sample Collection: Swanson collected his Flight Day 60 Biochemical Profile blood samples. The Biochemical Profile experiment tests blood and urine samples obtained from astronauts before, during, and after spaceflight. Specific proteins and chemicals in the samples are used as biomarkers, or indicators of health. Post-flight analysis yields a database of samples and test results, which scientists can use to study the effects of spaceflight on the body.

Space Acceleration Measurement System (SAMS) and ISS SERVIR Environmental Research and Visualization system (ISERV) communication anomaly: Following the Remote Power Switch Controller Module (RPCM) replacement yesterday, communication with the SAMS and ISERV laptops was not successfully established. The ISERV laptop was recovered today after a reboot. To recover SAMS functionality, ground controllers are looking to reinstall SAMS boot image from DVD.

On Board Training (OBT): The 39 Soyuz (39S) crew, with assistance from Swanson, performed the following OBTs today:

Emergency Mask Review: The crew demonstrated and evaluated the ability to communicate with Mission Control Center-Moscow (MCC-M) from the Soyuz while wearing an emergency mask.
Emergency Hardware Familiarization: This training provides the crew with locations of equipment and positions of valves used in emergencies. The crew communicated and consulted with specialists at Mission Control Center – Houston (MCC-H), MCC-Moscow, Columbus Control Center and Space Station Integration and Promotion Center.
Cygnus Rendezvous Review: This proficiency training covers Cygnus mission profile, rendezvous procedures, and crew interfaces for monitoring and commanding Cygnus. The activity is in preparation for Orbital-2 arrival scheduled for later this month.
53 Progress (53P) Undock Preparations: Wednesday, the Russian crew was only able to pump two of six USOS urine containers (???-?s) into the 53P Rodnick tanks. Today they were able to complete the urine transfer and also disposed of an expired ???-? in the Progress. The 53P hatches were then closed in preparation for Monday’s undock scheduled for 8:30am CDT.

Today’s Planned Tasks

RSS1,2 reboot / r/g 1009 [Complete]
Laptop RS1(2) reboot [Complete]
??? S? testing/ ??? [Complete]
HRF- sampling and sample stow [Complete]
HRF- stow samples in MELFI [Complete]
HRF- freezer centrifuge activation [Complete]
HRF- blood draw assist [Complete]
HRF- freezer centrifuge config [Complete]
DPC (S-band) [Complete]
HRF- blood sample removal and freezer centrifuge deactivation [Complete]
HRF- stow samples in MELFI [Complete]
Weekly ???? conference / r/g 5784 [Complete]
HRF- closeout ops and stow [Complete]
DOUG training [Complete]
Dust filter ??1, ??2 replacement and fan ?1,B2 grid cleaning in ?R?2 [Complete]
EHS AQM placement [Complete]
RST- sample removal from MELFI [Complete]
RST- sample water fill[Complete]
??? and DC1 prep for EVA [Complete]
Crew time for adaptation and familiarization with the station [Complete]
RST- sample placement in MELFI [Complete]
In-Flight Maintenance (IFM) Remote Power Control Module (RPCM) Tool/Jumper Stow for RPCM R&R [Complete]
VEG-01- water fill for plant watering [Complete]
Photo TV T2 video S/U and teardown [Complete]
On MCC Go Removal of ??? (??251?1?) #1417726326 and ??? #1417726936 in Progress #421 [Complete]
Emergency mask OBT [Complete]
OBT on familiarization with ISS emergency equipment [Complete]
Removal of ?/? ??-152? (2 pcs) and lighting blocks ??2-14? from Decent Module of Soyuz #713 [Complete]
OBT – Cygnus rendezvous and docking procedures review [Complete]
OBSTANOVKA. “Obstanovka” digital blocks transfer from ???? to RSS1 laptop (start) r/g 5161 [Complete]
NAPOR – mini ???. Reloading ??? software / r/g 5814 [Complete]
Progress #421 (??) activation, airduct removal [Complete]
HDV Sony HVR-Z7E Camcorder connection and activation of ??-signal control assets and mpeg2 multicast (for video recording of ??-??? #421 interface). [Complete]
??1 and ??2 air duct cleaning in ?R?2 [Complete]
On MCC Go Remove ???? clamps and video record the interface [Complete]
Cygnus – cargo prep [Complete]
Close transfer hatches ?? S? – Progress #421 [Complete]
IMS update [Complete]
Moving CWC-1 from PMM1 to NOD3 for water processing [Complete]
??? and DC1 prep for EVA
On MCC Go ???-?? and ???-?? Progress #421 (??) hatch closure leak checks [Complete]
ISERV laptop power off/on [Complete]
Crew time for adaptation and familiarization with the station [Complete]
Sampling ZSR surface in NOD1P4 and NOD1S4 [Complete]
NAPOR-mini ???. Changing SW in ???-? / r/g 5811 [Complete]
???? deactivation and SW program closing on Central Post SSC [Complete]
HRF- hardware setup [Complete]
OBSTANOVKA. “Obstanovka” digital blocks transfer from ???? to RSS1 laptop (end) / r/g 5161 [Complete]
CEVIS – installing USB device [Complete]
SHD – weekly headache questionnaire
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evac
Roscosmos Report
Uragan photo
BASS ops overview
BASS single TL ops parts 1,2,3
CSL1 domain reset [Complete]
BCATC1 sample 8 pre-mix
CEVIS Isolator MOD [Complete]
Cygnus pre-gather
Crew handover
RS EVA H/W gather
CFE ICF5 ops parts 1,2,3
EMU LLB Auto-Init
EMU LLB SSC Relocate
EVA ORU Bag Inspection
IFM MOOT restow
JPM HD assessment
NOD3 PEPS assessment
ODF CTB reconfig
P/TV H/W questions part 2 [Complete]

Nominal commanding
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Saturday, 06/07: Crew off duty
Sunday, 06/08: Crew off duty
Monday, 06/09: 53P undock, RS EVA hardware gather/tool transfer, Sprint, CIR manifold bottle replacement
QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

Component – Status
Elektron – Off
Vozdukh – Manual
[???] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) – Off
[???] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”) – Off
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab – 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) – 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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