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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 9 November 2013

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
November 13, 2013
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 9 November 2013
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 9 November 2013

Today: Russian Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #36: Flight Engineer (FE)-1 Kotov and FE-2 Ryazanskiy completed the EVA in 5 hours 50 min. The following tasks were performed:
– Olympic Torch Relay
– Removal of YAKOR Foot Restraint (FR) from Service Module (SM) ???. Installation onto the EVA Work Station (VRM) did not occur after the crew experienced orientation issues with the FR. The crew was directed to bring the FR inside the DC1 to troubleshoot the problem and deploy on a future EVA.
– Installation of removable swing-type handrail on EVA Work Station.
– Removal of Biaxial Pointing Platform Detent (drive restrain launch bracket).-
Deactivation of [??]-21-8 monoblock “Radiometriya”, securing cable harness on monoblock.
– The Crew was not able to fold the [??]-21-8 monoblock antenna per the plan. Specialist in Moscow were comfortable in leaving the antenna in its current configuration.
– Time did not permit for the crew to take photos of Russian Segment exterior Multi-Layered Insulation (MLI).

During the EVA, FE-5 Parmitano and FE-6 Nyberg were isolated with access to the SM and 35S. FE-3 Hopkins was isolated within MRM-2 and Soyuz 36S. FE-7 Tyurin, FE-8 Mastracchio and FE-9 Wakata had access to modules forward of the FGB including 37S.

Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR) Lamp Replacement: Wakata reviewed overview materials, then replaced the failed FIR white light lamps as part of nominal FIR maintenance. He then closed the FIR and notified POIC that the rack was prepared for commanding. Fluids under microgravity conditions perform differently from those on Earth. The FIR provides a central location onboard the ISS for fluid physics investigations into such areas as complex fluids (colloids and gels), instabilities (bubbles), interfacial phenomena (wetting and capillary action), and phase changes (boiling and cooling). Understanding how fluids react in microgravity conditions may lead to improved designs for fuel tanks, water systems, and other fluid-based systems.

Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Vertigo Test Preparation: Wakata reviewed procedures and discussed Vertigo operations with the Payload Developer in preparation for tomorrow’s operations. The Vertigo investigation uses the SPHERES facility free-flying satellites to demonstrate and test, in a complex environment, enhanced technologies and techniques related to visual inspection and navigation. Vertigo hardware and software enables multiple SPHERES to construct three dimensional (3D) models of a target object and then explore how well the SPHERES free-flyers perform relative navigation solely by reference to these 3D models.

Today’s Planned Tasks

HRF Saliva Sample Collection [Complete]
Biochemical Urine Test (pre-EVA) [Complete]
HRF – MELFI Sample Insertion [Complete]
Dismantling ??? (??251??) No. 1417726325 and ROM ??765? No. 1417726934 from the ?? 709 ??.Hand over the dismantled units to FE-7 for installation [Complete]
P/TV – Checkout of TV cameras before EVA [Complete]
S/G1 Config in MRM2 [Complete]
ISS- HAM-radio Deactivation [Complete]
Photo/Video Equipment Battery Charge [Complete]
DC1 and ??? config for EVA [Complete]
MRM2 Config for EVA [Complete]
VIRTUAL. Set up, Conduct Experiment and Closeout Ops [Complete]
MATRYOSHKA-R. DETECTORS Kit Transfer to ?? [Complete]
?? 709 Return Stowage Ops [Complete]
Spacesuit Systems Checkout [Complete]
FIR – crew procedure review prior to replacing the Light Lamps [Complete]
Checkout of ??? (Spacesuit Interface Unit) in DC1 [Complete]
FIR – Hardware Checkout, Rack Doors Open. Video Recording [Complete]
USOS Window Shutter Close
SPHERES – Battery charge [Complete]
DC1 Oxygen Tank ??-3 Check [Complete]
Comm config before EVA, reconfiguring ??? (C&W) panel EVA FROM DC [Complete]
COTS UHF Communication Unit (CUCU) Verify Off prior to EVA [Complete]
FIR – Light Lamps Replacement [Complete]
HRF – equipment stow [Complete]
Crew retrieves items needed for HRM Auditing during Isolation period [Complete]
CGBA – Status Check and Monitor Cleaning [Complete]
Questionnaire Data Entry [Complete]
Orlan, ???, comm, and biomed parameter telemetry check [Complete]
Installation of (???) (??251?1?) No. 1417726325 and ROM ??765? No.1417726934 in ?? 711 ?? [Complete]
RGN-REC TK – Transfer and Replacement [Complete]
SSC – Transfer and connect to MRM2 prior to EVA [Complete]
Configuring ISS RS Systems for EVA [Complete]
Orlan and ??? (Orlan interface unit) Final Inspection [Complete]
EVA Gear Donning [Complete]
Air duct removal from DC1 (skip B3 fan removal) [Complete]
Handover of the Olympic Torch Photo and Video [Complete]
Olympic Torch Handover [Complete]
?? 709 Stowage Ops [Complete]
Pre-EVA A/L Depress [Complete]
Depress Assistance for EVA [Complete]
On MCC MRM2-?? (SM) Hatch Closure [Complete]
FIR Rack Door Close [Complete]
Verify Contents of 0.5 CTB S/N 1240. Consolidate items into appropriate locations [Complete]
?? 709 Crew Isolation in SM for EVA-36 [Complete]
SPHERES – Battery charge [Complete]
STRUKTURA. Deactivation of crystallization process [Complete]
?? 710 Crew Isolation in MRM2 for EVA-36 [Complete]
Photo/Video Prep for EVA [Complete]
Transfer of Luch-2M kit [Complete]
CEVIS – USB Retrieval [Complete]
EVA-36 Tasks [Complete]
The Olympic Torch Relay Video Recording in Cupola [Complete]
CEVIS – USB Retrieval [Complete]
Daily Questionnaire [Complete]
SHD – Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation [Complete]
Station Support Computer (SSC) Server Fan Cleaning [Complete]
SPHERES – Battery charge [Complete]
WRM – Condensate Pumping Initiation [Complete]
Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation [Complete]
??? Maintenance
?? 711 Transfers and IMS Ops [Complete]
WRM – Terminate Condensate Pumping [Complete]
SPHERES – Review [Complete]
SPHERES – Payload Conference [Complete]
Crew transfers SPHERES folder from the SSC to the ELC using a USB device [Complete]
SPHERES – Battery charge [Complete]
HMS – Stow for return or discard personal and medical items prior to return to Earth [Complete]
Crew Departure Prep [Complete]
Post-EVA airlock operations [Complete]
??? Monitoring during Electron-VM activation [Complete]
On MCC MRM2- ??(SM) Hatch Opening [Complete]
HRF Blood Collection Operations [Complete]
Crew Departure Prep [Complete]
MRM2 Reconfig to initial state after EVA [Complete]
HRF Blood Collection Operations [Complete]
Assemble air ducts in DC1 after EVA [Complete]
Biochemical Urine Test after EVA [Complete]
HRF Blood Collection Operations [Complete]
Biochemical Urine Test after EVA [Complete]
Reconfiguring comm system to nominal, switching ??? indication in DC1 and ??? EVA [Complete]
?? 709 P/L Container Transfer Operations Report [Complete]
S/G1 Deactivation in MRM2 [Complete]
Closeout activities with the Torch after EVA [Complete]
Post-Eva Orlan Suit Maintenance [Complete]
EVA Photo/Video (the Olympic Torch) Download to Return HDD [Complete]
ISS RS, DC1 return to nominal configuration, transfer of additional portable repress tank (???) [Complete]
Photo/Video of Closeout Ops with the Torch [Complete]
?? 710 Deactivation after EVA [Complete]
Comm Check and Ops from ?? 709 via RGS [Complete]
Task List

ARED Cylinder Evacuation
Debrief C&W/C&T
Debrief Crew Lan
Debrief Eclss
Debrief Food
Debrief ODF
Debrief Ops Lan
???-? R&R
KTO Replace
35S Prepack [In Work]
37S Unpack [In Work]
Data Prep Return CDR
Data Prep Return FE-6 [In Work]
EMU RTS Review [Complete]
ITCS Visual Leak Check [Complete]
Cygnus Pregather [In Work]
D2X Camera Sensor Cleaning
JSL NOD1 Switch Deploy

Nominal Commanding [Complete]
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Sunday, 11/10: Change of Command, US Tool Transfer, 35S pack/stow, 35S undock/landing
Monday, 11/11: Crew off duty
Tuesday, 11/12: Half duty day, Emergency Roles & Responsibilities review, Crew Orientation, EVA cleanup
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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