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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 8 November 2013

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
November 13, 2013
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 8 November 2013
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 8 November 2013

Today: Soyuz Motion Control Test: Commander (CDR) Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Parmitano successfully conducted a Soyuz 35S Motion Control System Test. The test was performed in preparation for their upcoming undocking on Sunday, November 10th at 5:26pm (CST).
Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Wireless Access Point (WAP) Installation: FE-3 Hopkins and FE-6 Nyberg completed installation of the JEM WAP in support of the Freezer-Refrigerator Of STirling cycle (FROST) payload activation.

US Segment Crew Handover: Nyberg and Parmitano conducted a handover with newly arrived crewmembers FE-8 Mastracchio and FE-9 Wakata. Topics included recommendations for on-orbit practices, lessons learned, and familiarization of ISS Systems and Payloads within each USOS module.

Biolab Microscope Cassette Installation: Biolab Microscope Cassette Installation: Parmitano installed the Microscope Cassette in the Biolab Microscope. This was in preparation for additional testing prior to Biolab commissioning planned for later this month. The Biolab is a multiuser research facility located in ESA’s Columbus laboratory, used to perform space biology experiments on microorganisms, cells, tissue cultures, small plants, and small invertebrates. Biolab will allow scientists to gain a better understanding of the effects of microgravity and space radiation on biological organisms.

Environmental Health System (EHS) – Microbial Capture Device (MCD) and Coliform Water Sample Analysis: Hopkins visually analyzed coliform detection bags and microbial capture devices following 48 hours of incubation. This is regularly scheduled testing in order to characterize onboard water quality.

Today’s Planned Tasks

HRF Saliva Sample Collection [Complete]
USOS Window Shutter Close [Complete]
HRF – MELFI Sample Insertion [Complete]
?? 709 Motion Control System (???) Test Prior To Undocking [Complete]
?? 711 Transfers and IMS Ops [Complete]
Bringing ODF up to date using ?? 711 delivered files [Complete]
D2XS Battery Charge [Complete]
?? 709 ??? Activation / Ascent and Descent [Complete]
Review Airlock Ops Procedure per RODF “EVA from DC1 [Complete]
JEM – Wireless Access Point (WAP1) Installation [Complete]
??1, ??2 Dust Filter Replacement and ?1, ?2 Fan Grille Cleaning in DC1 [Complete]
HMS – Stow for return or discard personal and medical items prior to return to Earth [Complete]
JEM – Wireless Access Point (WAP1) Installation – Assistance [Complete]
LBNP Exercise (FINAL). Tagup with specialists (S-band) [Complete]
Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification [Complete]
HAM Radio Power Up [Complete]
Photography of traces left by the Active Docking Mechanism Probe on the MRM1 Passive Mechanism [Complete]
Receiving Cone [Complete]
Food Frequency Questionnaire [Complete]
JEM – Wireless Access Point (WAP1) Installation – Assistance [Complete]
Downlink photo imagery of the Docking Cone internal surface via OCA [Complete]
Handover [Complete]
Crew Departure Prep [Complete]
Removal of two ??-152? TV cameras and light units from ?? 711 [??].Stow TV cameras [Complete]
Stow Video Equipment Used for ARED Exercise Video [Complete]
Symbolic Activity. Activity with “Olympic Torch” certificates and “SOCHI 2014” envelopes [Complete]
Symbolic Activity. Activity with “Torch” Certificates [Complete]
Symbolic Activity. Activity with “Torch” Certificates [Complete]
Preparation of Incomplete Fuel Combustion Product [????] Protection Kit [Complete]
Simbolic Activity with “SOCHI 2014” envelopes delivered on ??? 710 [Complete]
Microbial Sample Collection (Kit 2 Sampling) [Complete]
EM – Wireless Access Point (WAP1) Installation – Checkout and Closeout Ops [Complete]
JRNL – Log Entry [Complete]
JEM – Activation of FROST Freezer-Refrigerator [Complete]
Refill and Install Drink Bag in Orlan-MK [Complete]
SHD – Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
ISERV – Opening window shutters in the LAB [Complete]
Daily Questionnaire [Complete]
CEVIS – Connect to USB [Complete]
PAO Hardware Setup [Complete]
Food Frequency Questionnaire [Complete]
Crew Prep for PAO [Complete]
PAO Event (Joint Press Conference) [Complete]
EVA Timeline Update. Tagup with specialists (S-band) [Complete]
EVA timeline update. Nikon D3 Camera Setup for EVA [Complete]
HRF Blood Collection Hardware Setup [Complete]
Handover [Complete]
EHS MCD Water Processing [Complete]
D2XS Battery Charge [Complete]
Photo and Video of CDR running with the Olympic Torch [Complete]
Replacing PILLE flash card [Complete]
CEVIS – Connect to USB [Complete]
BLB – Cassette Installation [Complete]
Download Pille Dosimeter Readings [Complete]
Crew Departure Prep [Complete]
Glisser-M Equipment Setup for EVA-36 Video Ops [Complete]
Preparation of the Olympic Torch for EVA [Complete]
Private Medical Conference [Complete]
BAKTERIOFAG. Photo imagery during case removal from panel 328 [Complete]
Glisser-M Equipment Setup for EVA-36 Video Ops. [Complete]
SHD – Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
BAKTERIOFAG. Removal and Transfer of BIOECOLOGIYA Case to TK [Complete]
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation [Complete]
BIORISK. Removal from SM and Transfer to ?? [Complete]
??? Maintenance [Complete]
Preparation of Cables for SSC Connection in MRM2 for EVA [Complete]
Transfers for ?? 711 [Complete]
Signing ISS RS Handover Protocol [Complete]
Pille sensors prep for EVA [Complete]
IMS and Stowage Conference [Complete]
SHD – Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evacuation
???-? R&R
KTO Replace
35S Prepack [In Work]
37S Unpack [In Work]
Crew Departure Prep FE-5, FE6 [Complete]
Data Prep Return CDR
Data Prep Return FE-5, FE-6 [In Work]
Windows on Earth Photos
Cygnus Pregather [In Work]
D2X Camera Sensor Cleaning
JSL NOD1 Switch Deploy

Nominal Commanding [Complete]
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Saturday, 11/09: RS EVA 36
Sunday, 11/10: Change of Command, US Tool Transfer, 35S pack/stow, 35S undock/landing
Monday, 11/11: Crew off duty
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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