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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 9 April 2014

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
April 10, 2014
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 9 April 2014
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 9 April 2014

Today: 55 Progress (P) Launch and Dock: 55P successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome today at 10:26am CDT. After a nominal ascent and four orbit rendezvous, the spacecraft docked to the ISS DC-1 docking port at 4:14pm CDT. The Progress is delivering more than 1300 kg of cargo to the ISS.
Ocular Health: Flight Engineer (FE)-3 Swanson completed his Flight Day 10 Ocular Health vision test. Wakata assisted Swanson obtain ultrasound images of his eyes. These images will be used to identify changes in globe morphology, including flattening of the posterior globe, and document optic nerve sheath diameter, optic nerve sheath tortuosity, globe axial measurements, and choroidal engorgement. Wakata also helped Swanson conduct a cardiac echo as part of the Ocular Health data collection. The Ocular Health protocol calls for a systematic gathering of physiological data to characterize the risk of microgravity-induced visual impairment/intracranial pressure in ISS crewmembers. Researchers believe that the measurement of visual, vascular and central nervous system changes over the course of this experiment and during the subsequent post-flight recovery will assist in the development of countermeasures, clinical monitoring strategies, and clinical practice guidelines.

Node 3 (N3) Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Maintenance (Day 2): Today was the second day of the three day task to clean N3 CDRA desiccant/adsorbent bed 201. The crew retrieved the CDRA components from the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) where they were stowed overnight, then cleaned the bed and replaced the filter. The bed successfully passed leak check and the crew re-installed it into the frame. Tomorrow the crew will reinstall the hardware in the N3 Air Revitalization (AR) rack.

Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU)/Airlock Cooling Loop Flush, Sampling Operations: Wakata successfully completed the first set of EMU airlock flushes which are being done to mitigate silica contamination of the EMU and Airlock Cooling Loops. Flushes on EMUs 3005 and 3010 were completed and recharged with fresh water from Payload Water Reservoirs. A water sample from EMU 3010 was collected for return and ground analysis. Silica was identified during ground testing of previously returned EMU hardware, which indicated a higher level of non-reactive silica. This non-reactive silica may not be scrubbed out by the EMU Ion Filter used in the Cooling Loop Maintenance procedure.

Today’s Planned Tasks

Reaction Self Test [Complete]
SM ??? (Caution & Warning Panel) Test [Complete]
Laptop RS1(2) Reboot / Onboard Computer System (???), [Complete]
RSS1,2 Reboot / r/g 1009 [Complete]
CHROMATOMASS. Experiment setup r/g 5287 [Complete]
CHROMATOMASS. Saliva and Blood Collection / r/g 5287 [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
ISS Crew / SSIPC FD Conference [Complete]
EHS Air Quality Monitoring (AQM) Relocation [Complete]
OBSTANOVKA. Download P/L Data from ???? to RSS1 (start) / r/g 5161 [Complete]
Photo of space behind SM panels 333,334,335,336,338 r/g 5303 [Complete]
RS Audit of Lights in (SM, MRM1, MRM2, DC1) / r/g 5293 [Complete]
N3 CDRA Bed Clean [Complete]
EMU A/L flush [Complete]
CHROMATOMASS. Closeout Ops / r/g 5287 [Complete]
??-1 Flow Sensor Position Check [Complete]
Test activation of Vozdukh Atmosphere Purification System Emergency Vacuum Valves [Complete]
VIRTUAL. Experiment Ops / r/g 5285 [Complete]
Network and Computer Hardware Audit / r/g 5305 [Complete]
OBSTANOVKA. Download of Obstanovka P/L Data from ???? to RSS1 (end) / r/g 5161 [Complete]
Familiarization with Auxiliary Computer System. r/g 5306, 5309 [Complete]
On MCC GO ISS Repress from ??? 421 ???? Section 2 (DC1) [Complete]
Psychological Evaluation Program (WinSCAT) [Complete]
??? Maintenance [Complete]
ISS O2 Repress from ??? 421 (SM) ???? Section 2 (terminate) [Complete]
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation [Complete]
Collect SM and FGB Air Samples Using ??-1? Sampler r/g 5282 [Complete]
Closing Window Shutters 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 / r/g 5304 [Complete]
SM Air Sampling for FREON Using ??-1? Sampler r/g 5282
Handover [Complete]
On-orbit Hearing Assessment using EARQ [Complete]
SM Air Sampling for CO using ??? Samplers r/g 5282
IMS Update [Complete]
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation [Complete]
Pressure Check in Elektron Hydrogen Line / r/g 5297 [Complete]
ISS HAM – Radio Deactivation [Complete]
USND2 – Hardware Activation [Complete]
Ultrasound – Ultrasound Scan – Hardware Prep [Complete]
USOS Window Shutter Close [Complete]
Ultrasound – Ultrasound Scan – Assistance [Complete]
Ultrasound Scan – Subject [Complete]
Download Pille Dosimeter Readings / r/g 5283 [Complete]
Ultrasound Scanning – Closeout Ops [Complete]
Ultrasound – Ultrasound Scanning – Data Transfer [Complete]
OH – Ocular Health Cardiac Operations [Complete]
MPEG2 Multicast Test [Complete]
OH – Assistance in performing cardiac scan and blood pressure measurement [Complete]
Preparation of ??? 427 (DC1) Docking r/g 5302 [Complete]
??? 427 Docking to DC1 /TORU r/g 5302 [Complete]
Activation of MPEG2 Multicast TV Coder. [Complete]
On MCC GO Activation of MPEG2 Multicast Recording Mode on CP SSC [Complete]
NOD2N – Nadir Hatch to Unlatch Position [Complete]
USND2 – Ultrasound 2 Hardware Power Off [Complete]
Closing CP SSC Laptop Applications and Downlink of MPEG2 Multicast via OCA [Complete]
Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
Reaction Self Test
Task List

CMS ARED cylinder evac
Dragon Robot self study [In work]
WHC KTO replace
Roscosmos Report
Econ photo
Uragan photo
IMS Food relocate [Complete]

Nominal commanding
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Thursday, 04/10: CDRA maintenance part 3, 55P hatch open, Hybrid training
Friday, 04/11: Crew day off for Cosmonautics Day
Saturday, 04/12: Crew off duty
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 – Operate
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 – Standby
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab – Stop
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 – Manual
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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