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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 8 January 2014

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
January 10, 2014
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 8 January 2014
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 8 January 2014

Today: USOS Crew Off Duty: The USOS Crew was scheduled for an off duty day today and again tomorrow in preparation for upcoming Cygnus operations this weekend.
Orbital 1 Status: The first X-Class solar flare of 2014 occurred yesterday, January 7th. As a result, Orbital Sciences has decided to delay their Antares launch to no earlier than January 9th 1210pm CST. High levels of space radiation is forecasted, which exceed margins imposed on the mission. Cygnus berthing remains scheduled for January 12th with ingress the following day. An updated space weather forecast is expected later this afternoon.

S1 Lower Outboard Camera (S1LOOB): Overnight, video from the S1LOOB camera degraded to the point where video was lost. Initial attempts by the flight control team to manipulate the camera were unsuccessful. The team subsequently power cycled the camera four times in order to recover most of the camera’s functionality. The automatic iris control capability was not recovered and required manual control. The camera is now pre-positioned to support upcoming Cygnus operations. It is one of four possible cameras needed to monitor Cygnus’s trajectory during final approach.

Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR) Loss of Communication Troubleshooting: Troubleshooting was performed today for the FIR Fluid Science Avionics Processor (FSAP) communication issue. After copying application files to the secondary hard drive, Ground Controllers were able to reconfigure the internal software to boot from the secondary drive. Communication between the FSAP and the Input-Output Processor (IOP) was reestablished on the secondary drive. Ground teams then completed a check disk scan of the hard drive which did not show any issues. A review of the application and log files did not show any evidence of corruption in any of the files. Another attempt to reboot the FSAP from the primary hard drive was performed, however but this time the FSAP booted nominally and was able to establish nominal communication with the IOP and with the Light Microscopy Module (LMM) science package. All indications showed the primary hard drive is operating nominally.

Today’s Planned Tasks

Morning Inspection. SM ??? (Caution & Warning Panel) Test [Complete]
ALBEDO. Battery Charge (start) [Complete]
Replacement of ??1-7 Lights with ???305 Lights in FGB [Complete]
MATRYOSHKA-R. Monitoring Lulin-5 readings [Complete]
MATRYOSHKA-R. Monitoring Tritel Readings [Complete]
Replacement of Purification Column Units (???) with ??? No. 1204058 for Elektron SVO. Dispose of the dismantled unit via ??? 420 [Complete]
Replacement of 3 ?? 1-7 failed lights in MRM1. Tagup with specialists as necessary (S-band)
??? Maintenance [Complete]
EHS MCD Water Processing [Complete]
HAM Radio Session [Complete]
Cleaning ISS RS Habitation Area Interior Panels [Complete]
TERMO-LADA. Visual Inspection of Hardware Operation [Complete]
Network and Computer Hardware Audit [Complete]
??? 420 Transfers and IMS Ops [Complete]
Formaldehyde Monitoring Kit (FMK) Stow Operations [Complete]
WHC EDV Prep [Complete]
Monitoring Regul-OS Antenna Feeder cable connection to Regul-OS ??-316-1, 2 Position Finder [Complete]
RGN REC-TNK – Remove depress hose for nominal operations [Complete]
??-1 Flow Sensor Position Check [Complete]
ALBEDO. Experiment with the use of Photo Spectrum System (???) [Complete]
IMS Update [Complete]
??? ????-4? data readout [Complete]
Cleaning ISS RS Habitation Area Interior Panels [Complete]
MRM2 comm config to support voice comm during experiment [Complete]
Kulonovskiy Kristall Experiment. Tagup with specialists (S-band) [Complete]
SODF Pen and Ink [Complete]
MRM2 Comm Reconfig [Complete]
KULONOVSKIY KRISTALL. File Preparation and Downlink [Complete]
Journal Entry [Complete]
URISIS Hardware Setup [Complete]
HAM Radio Session [Complete]
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evac
IMS Edit
Replace KTO
???-? R&R
Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site
URAGAN. Observation and photography
EKON-M. Observations and photography
G1 camcorder troubleshooting [Complete]
National Engineers Week Message
National Geographics B Roll Part 4

Nominal Commanding [Complete]
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Wednesday, 01/08: Orb-1 Launch, USOS crew off duty prior to upcoming Orb-1 operations
Thursday, 01/09: USOS crew off duty prior to upcoming Orb1 Ops
Friday, 01/10: ARED Screw tightening, FASES Harness Inspection, ProK, CFE-Vane Gap 2
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 – 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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