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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 14 June 2018 – Spacewalk Complete

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
June 19, 2018
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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 14 June 2018 – Spacewalk Complete
NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 14 June 2018 - Spacewalk Complete.

Expedition 56 Commander Drew Feustel and Flight Engineer Ricky Arnold of NASA completed the sixth spacewalk at the International Space Station this year at 2:55 p.m. EDT, lasting 6 hours, 49 minutes.
The two astronauts installed new high-definition cameras that will provide enhanced views during the final phase of approach and docking of the SpaceX Crew Dragon and Boeing Starliner commercial crew spacecraft that will soon begin launching from American soil.

They also swapped a camera assembly on the starboard truss of the station, closed an aperture door on an external environmental imaging experiment outside the Japanese Kibo module, and completed two additional tasks to relocate a grapple bar to aid future spacewalkers and secured some gear associated with a spare cooling unit housed on the station’s truss.

This was the 211th spacewalk in support of assembly and maintenance of the unique orbiting laboratory where humans have been living and working continuously for nearly 18 years. Spacewalkers have now spent a total of 54 days, 23 hours and 29 minutes working outside the station.

During the ninth spacewalk of Feustel’s career, he moved into third place for total cumulative time spent spacewalking with a total of 61 hours and 48 minutes. It was Arnold’s fifth spacewalk with a total time of 32 hours and 4 minutes.

On-Orbit Status Report

USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #51: Today Ricky Arnold (EV-1) and Drew Feustel (EV-2) completed US EVA #51 Node 2 (N2) Forward External Wireless Communications (EWC) with a Phased Elapsed Time (PET) of 6h 49m. Today’s EVA tasks included:

Routing EWC power and Ethernet cables between the US Lab and N2.
Installing Worksite Interface (WIF) #16 and WIF #17 Booms and mating associated HD Camera and EWC connections.
R&R Camera Port (CP)3 External High Definition Camera (EHDC) and Luminaire.
Closing the Cloud Aerosol Transport System (CATS) Aperture Door.
The crew was also able to complete the Articulating Portable Foot Restraint (APFR) Relocate, Solar Array Blanket Boxes (SABB) Base Joint Tie Back, and Adjustable Grapple Bar (AGB) Relocate from External Stowage Platform (ESP)2 to Express Logistics Carrier (ELC)4 Get-Ahead tasks. Ground Controllers performed a Power Data Grapple Fixture (PDGF) Local Bus (LB) channel swap during the EVA to ensure that the data cables were install properly. They also completed functional checkouts of the new EWC HD Cameras and the CP3 EHDC and Luminaire.

Today’s Planned Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

ISS HAM Radio Power Down in Service Module
ISS HAM Radio and Video Power Down in Columbus
External Wireless Instrumentation System Network Control Unit EVA Inhibit
Internal Audio Subsystem (IAS) Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Communication Configuration
Portable Onboard Computers (POC) Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) Setup
USOS Window Shutter Close
EVA COTS UHF Communication Unit (CUCU) Verify off
Extravehicular Activity (EVA) In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Preparation
PHASE TRANSITION. Upgrading ???? Electronics Payload Unit Software (start)
Check that SM Window Shutters #6,8,9,12,13,14 are Closed
Cargo Transfer from 55S (Soyuz #739). IMS Update
OTKLIK. Equipment load
PHASE TRANSITION. End of Software Upgrade and Experiment Performance
Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Purge
??? maintenance
MOTOCARD. Perform the Experiment instead of BD-2 Exercise
MOTOCARD. Assistance during the Experiment
Extra-Vehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) In-Suit Light Exercise Prebreathe
Cargo Transfer from 55S (Soyuz #739). IMS Update
Crewlock Depress
MOTOCARD. Experiment Ops
Crewlock Post Depress
Crewlock Egress
Familiarization with Auxiliary Computer System [???]
MATRESHKA-R. Check Tritel Hardware
Lab Worksite Setup
Power Cable Mate
Ethernet Cable Mate
Lab External Wireless Controller (EWC) Connector Safing
Power Cable Route
Ethernet Cable Route
FS1 Maintenance
Monthly BRI Maintenance. Filter R&R
Ethernet Cable Route
Worksite Interface (WIF) 16 Boom and External High Definition Camera (EHDC) Install
Worksite Interface (WIF) 17 Boom and External High Definition Camera (EHDC) Install
Photo/TV Cupola Camcorder Setup
SM Atmosphere Inspection for Freon (Taking Background Readings) with FIT Analyzer
ISS Crew Orientation
CALCIUM. Session 9 of the Experiment
Node 2 External Wireless Communications (EWC) Cleanup
SSRMS Setup for C9 Ops
CATS Door Closure
CP3 Light R&R
CP3 External High Definition Camera (EHDC) Install
SSRMS Cleanup
EVA Crew Lock Ingress
Photo/TV Cupola Camcorder Deactivation
CONTENT. Experiment Ops
Photo/TV Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Glove Photo Setup [Deferred]
Crewlock Repress
Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Crewlock Repress EVA PET end
Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) Post-EVA Activities
Photo/TV Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Glove Photo Downlink [Deferred]
Photo/TV Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Camera Disassembly
Internal Audio Subsystem (IAS) Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Communication Deconfiguration
Photo/TV Extravehicular Activity (EVA) GoPro Downlink
External Wireless Instrumentation System (EWIS) Network Control Unit (NCU) Enable

Completed Task List Activities:

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.
EVA Support
CP3 EHDC Activation

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Friday, 06/15: Post EVA (EVA tool stow, EVA Debrief, EMU Water Recharge), GRASP, RemDeb Troubleshooting, Tangolab relocate
Saturday, 06/16: Crew Off Duty, Housekeeping
Sunday, 06/17: Crew Off Duty, Marrow

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 – Operate
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 – Standby
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab – Operate
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 – Idle
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) – Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) – Standby
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab – Full Up
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 – Off

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