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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 7 November 2013

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
November 10, 2013
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 7 November 2013
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 7 November 2013

Today: Soyuz Launch, Docking and Hatch Opening: Soyuz Commander Tyurin, Mastracchio, and Wakata launched onboard Soyuz 37S last night at 10:14pm CST. Following a successful four-orbit rendezvous, they docked to the Mini-Research Module (MRM)-1 port at 4:27am CST this morning.
Once leak checks between the MRM1 and 37S were performed, the hatches were opened at 6:44 am increasing the ISS to a 9 crew complement. The arriving crew members took part in a welcome ceremony that included the Olympic Torch. Later in the day, the 37S crewmembers dried out their Sokol suits and the entire crew participated in an initial safety briefing.

Skin-B Investigation: Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Parmitano connected the Skin B instruments to a laptop in the Columbus module and performed Corneometer, Tewameter and Visioscan measurements on his forearm. The ESA Skin-B investigation may improve the understanding of skin aging, which is accelerated in space. This investigation may also provide insights into the aging process in organs covered with epithelial and connective tissue which adapt and age over time under the physical stresses imposed by the environment. Skin-B data may be used to in predicting impacts on astronauts of even more challenging environmental conditions during future missions to the Moon and Mars.

Salivary Markers Investigation: FE-3 Hopkins performed his Flight Day 90 session of Salivary Markers, the second of his three sessions planned for his time on-orbit. This included ambient blood, saliva, and urine collections and completion of a health assessment questionnaire. The Salivary Markers investigation includes the bodily fluid collections and health assessment on subjects pre-, in- and post-flight to determine if spaceflight induced immune system dysregulation increases infection susceptibility or poses a significant health risk to crewmembers onboard the ISS. The investigation utilizes measures designed to determine the effects of long-term exposure to microgravity on a host of salivary antimicrobial proteins (AMPs), latent viral reactivation, antibacterial properties of saliva, and blood markers associated with innate host immune defense.

35Soyuz Return Cargo Preparations: FE-3 Hopkins retrieved the Radiation Area Monitors (RAMs) deployed throughout the ISS for return on 35S. Photos were taken and downlinked for ground teams to reference during retrieval of the RAMs from the Soyuz at the landing site.

Today’s Planned Tasks

SM ??? (Caution & Warning Panel) Test / Manual Controls [???] [Complete]
HRF Urine Sample Collection [Complete]
HRF – MELFI Sample Insertion [Complete]
HRF Saliva Sample Collection [Complete]
HRF – MELFI Sample Insertion [Complete]
Running NASA MPEG2 Viewer Application to Monitor MPEG2 Multicast on CP Laptop SSC [Complete]
HMS – Stow for return or discard personal and medical items prior to return to Earth [Complete]
Sanitary & Epidemiological Status Monitoring [Complete]
Cleaning of Deck Crew Quarters (CQ) [Complete]
Preparation ?? 711 for Docking to MRM1 [Complete]
Sanitary & Epidemiological Status Monitoring
Configure comm for ?? 711 docking [Complete]
MPEG2 MULTICAST streaming from ??-154? TV camera [Complete]
Monitoring of ?? 711 approach to ISS (from MRM1 side) / SM ???? [Complete]
HRF – Stow Urine Collection Equipment [Complete]
SKINB – Hardware Setup [Complete]
Monitoring of ?? 711 Approach to ISS (from MRM1 side) [Complete]
Life On The Station Photo and Video / [Complete]
Crew Departure Prep [Complete]
Close SSC CP Applications (Downlink via OCA) [Complete]
??? Maintenance [Complete]
Comm Reconfig after ?? 711 Docking [Complete]
Prep for Symbolic Activity [Complete]
Food Frequency Questionnaire [Complete]
On MCC Go ?? 711 – MRM1 Interface Leak Check [Complete]
IMS Update [Complete]
Activation of ?? 709 Gas Analyzer / Ascent and Descent [Complete]
PAO TV Crew Preference Kit (????) hardware setup for TV coverage of “Hatch Opening. [Complete]
?? – MRM1 Hatch Opening, TV PAO Expedition 38 Arrival. Olympic Torch Handover [Complete]
Video Recording of “Olympic Torch Relay” [Complete]
Safety briefing after ?? 711 docking [Complete]
Deactivation of SM TVS. Close CP SSC Applications [Complete]
Terminate Drying of Suit 1,2 [Complete]
Start Drying Spacesuit 3 and Set Up the 1st Pair of Gloves for Drying [Complete]
Daily Questionnaire [Complete]
Radiation Area Monitors (RAM) Removal [Complete]
Microbial Sample Collection (Kit 1 Sampling) [Complete]
Finish drying the first pair of gloves and start drying the second pair [Complete]
?? 711 Transfers and IMS Ops [Complete]
MO-21 Prep. Ecosphere battery charge [Complete]
Terminate drying the second pair of gloves [Complete]
?? 711 Deactivation (without ?? deactivation) [Complete]
ISERV – Opening window shutters in the LAB [Complete]
LBNP Exercise (FINAL) [Complete]
?? 710 config for EVA-36 [Complete]
Gas Analyzer Activation in ?? 710 / Ascent and Descent, [Complete]
Finish Drying the 3rd suit, Start Drying the 3rd Pair of Gloves [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
Terminate drying the 3rd pair of gloves [Complete]
Stow suits and gloves after drying [Complete]
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evacuation
Load Master Questionnaire [Complete]
T2 Debris Inspection
???-? R&R
KTO Replace
ECON-M. Observations and Photography
35S Prepack [In Work]
37S Unpack
Crew Departure Prep [In Work]
Data Prep Return
Windows on Earth Photos
Cygnus Pregather [In Work]
D2X Camera Sensor Cleaning
JSL NOD1 Switch Deploy

Nominal Commanding
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Friday, 11/08: JEM Wireless Access Point Install, Biolab
Saturday, 11/09: RS EVA 36
Sunday, 11/10: Change of Command, US Tool Transfer, 35S pack/stow, 35S undock/landing
QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

Component – Status
Elektron – On
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 – 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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