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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 9 November 2014

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
November 10, 2014
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 9 November 2014
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, Russian commander Maxim Suraev and NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman returned to Earth 10 November 2014, landing in the Kazakh steppe. Their return, landing at 03:58 GMT (04:58 CET), was in the same Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft that flew them to the International Space Station on 28 May. Credit: ESA–S. Corvaja, 2014.

Today: 39 Soyuz (39S) Undock and Landing: Expedition 41 Suraev, Wiseman, and Gerst undocked from the ISS today at 6:31pm CST and landed in Kazakhstan northern landing zone at 9:58pm CST.
The crew’s return completes 165 days in space with 2,640 orbits of the Earth. The 39S undock began Expedition 42 under the command of Samokutyaev, Serova, and Wilmore which will operate the ISS as a three-person crew until the arrival of three additional crew members on November 24th.

Zebrafish: Wilmore captured and prepared the Zebrafish for a live return on the 39S vehicle. Zebrafish looks at whether atrophy of muscles under the condition of microgravity also occurs in zebrafish and why their atrophy occurs in the microgravity.

Saliva and Blood Collection: Over the weekend, Gerst performed salivary collection and inserted the samples into MELFI for return to ground for analysis. Wilmore also performed a blood collection for ambient return and analysis. These sample collections were in support of participation in the Human Research Program (HRP) experiments: Biochem Profile, Repository, and Cardio Ox.

Protein Crystal Growth (PCG) Removal: Gerst removed and stowed canisters from the Protein Crystallization Research Facility (PCRF) within the Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) and placed inside Canister Bags. The bags were then packed for return on 39S. The High Quality Protein Crystal Growth Experiment (JAXA PCG) is aimed at the growth of crystals of biological macromolecules by the counter-diffusion technique. The main scientific objective of the JAXA PCG experiment is to make the fine quality protein crystals under microgravity environment.

Today’s Planned Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

HRF – Sample Operations
ZEBRA – Experiment 3 Ops
Work Prep
ISS HAM – Radio Deactivation
?? 713 Return Cargo Stowage Ops
Setup of GoPro HERO3 cameras in ?? 713 ??
Med kit stowage. Personal items and medicines stowage fore return or disposal
CONYUGATSIYA. Removal of Recomb-K from Thermostat and Transfer to ??
CASKAD. Bioreactor Removal and Transfer to ?? / r/g 7153
Ice cubes insert in MELFI 3
BIOEMULSIYA. Removal from Thermostat (+4 deg C) and Transfer case to ??
SALMARK – Health Assessment Questionnaire
ZEBRA – Kits Handover to RS crew
AKVARIUM. Receiving AQH-FC kits from USOS
AKVARIUM. Photography during Kit Handover
AKVARIUM. Stowage in [CA] for return to the ground
CASKAD. Thermostat off
Photo of [??] and cargo kits for return before ?? 713 undocking
?? 713 Transfers Status Report
??? Maintenance. SM and FGB ???, ???, ??? ???? Counter, POTOK Air Purification System Data Calldowns
Photo of the outer side of ?? 713 ??-?? hatch for the slot antenna evaluation
Downlink photo of the outer side of ?? 713 ??-?? hatch/manhole
Comm Check and Comm Procedure Ops from ?? 713 via RGS 77
Closing USOS Window Shutters
Comm config for ?? 713 undocking
?? 713 [??] cool down ops
?? 713 Activation, ?? 713 comm check via S/G2
TVS MRM1 ??-153? TV camera Deactivation
Connecting ??-211 mpeg2 Encoder to Ethernet
Setup and Activation of ???? Equipment for Hatch Closure TV coverage from MRM1
?? 713 – MRM1 Hatch Closure. Hatch Closure TV Coverage
?? 713 – MRM1 Hatch Closure. TV coverage of Hatch Closure (Ku + S-band)
T2 Exercise
check MCC ?? 713- MRM1 hatch leak check
???? hardware Deactivation and Closing Applications on ?? SSC
Closing Shutters on windows 6,8,9,12,13,14
??? 713 ODF Ops, Undocking and Descent Ops
MELF3. Ice bricks insertion in MELFI 3
Monitoring Soyuz 713 undocking, photography of Soyuz 713 docking assembly during undocking
Evening Work Prep
check MCC Switching over MRM1-?? PEV to CLOSED position
?? 713 Comm reconfig for nominal ops after landing
Preparation of reports for Roscosmos site
ECON-M. Observations And Photography
URAGAN Observations and Photography
Completed Task List Items

Data Prep for return
Email Prep for return
Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

ISS System Commanding associated with 39S Undock
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Monday, 11/10: Crew Day Off, Zebrafish Post Ops Reconfig
Tuesday, 11/11: Zebrafish Post Ops Reconfig
Wednesday, 11/12: Cell Mechanosensing 2, IFM WHC Pre-Treat Tank R&R, PEPs inspection
QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

Component – Status
Elektron – On
Vozdukh – On
[???] 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 – Stop
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 – Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) – Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) – Standby
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab – Normal
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 – Full up

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