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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 15 December 2017

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
December 19, 2017
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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 15 December 2017
NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 15 December 2017.

Today – 51 Soyuz (51S) Undock and Landing: The 51S crew Randolph Bresnik, Sergey Ryazanskiy and Paolo Nespoli undocked from the ISS at 11:13 pm CST on Wednesday evening and landed at 2:37am CST on Thursday.
Ryazanskiy has arrived back in Moscow and Bresnik and Nespoli have arrived back in Houston. The ISS will be in 3-crew operations until the arrival of 53S on December 19.

SpaceX (SpX)-13 Launch: SpX-13 launched today from Kennedy Space Center at 9:36 am CST. In addition to supplies and equipment for crewmembers, the vehicle will deliver investigations and instruments for several science experiments that will be conducted on ISS. Dragon capture is scheduled for December 17th at 5:00 am CST.

Multi-Omics Sample Collections: Upon wakeup a 52S crewmember collected a saliva sample and place it into the Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) before completing a questionnaire. The Multi-omics analysis of human microbial-metabolic cross-talk in the space ecosystem (Multi-Omics) investigation evaluates the impacts of space environment and prebiotics on astronauts’ immune function, by combining the data obtained from the measurements of changes in the gut microbiological composition, metabolites profiles, and the immune system.

Lighting Effects: A 52S subject provided a sleep log entry before conducting a series of three Cognition tests and four urine sample collections throughout the day. The samples were stowed in the MELFI for freezing until their return and analysis. The Lighting Effects investigation studies the impact of the change from fluorescent light bulbs to solid-state light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with adjustable intensity and color and aims to determine if the new lights can improve crew circadian rhythms, sleep, and cognitive performance. Results from this investigation also have major implications for people on Earth who use electric lights.

Space Headaches: A crewmember completed a weekly questionnaire for the Space Headaches investigation. This experiment collects information that may help in the development of methods to alleviate associated symptoms and improvement in the well-being and performance of crewmembers in space. Headaches during space flight can negatively affect mental and physical capacities of crewmembers that can influence performance during a space mission.

Earth Imagery from ISS Target Operations: Using the RED camera, the crew captured daytime images and video footage from Ireland to Moscow. This investigation creates a series of videos, showcasing Earth from space. These videos will be taken with cameras on the ISS in 6K hi-resolution, then integrated into videos for screensavers for public enjoyment, exploration, and engagement.

Inspection and High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filter Installation: The crew performed an inspection of Lab and Node 1 looking for sources of elevated fungal levels. No obvious sources were identified. They installed 6 new HEPA filters in the Lab and installed 4 of the filters removed from the Lab in Node 1, replacing the previously installed charcoal filters.

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

Lighting Effects Sleep Log Entry – Subject
IMS Update
Life On The Station Photo and Video
Preventive Maintenance of SM Ventilation Subsystem. Group ?
Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media
URAGAN. Observation and photography
Vacuum cleaning of ??7 screens on ???4 behind FGB panel 108
ECON-M. Observation and photography
Multi Omics Saliva Operations
Multi Omics Saliva sample MELFI Insertion
Multi Omics Saliva Stow
Multi Omics Question
HRF Generic Urine Collection Lighting Effects Male – Subject
HRF Generic Sample MELFI Insertion Operations
Polar Desiccant Swap
ISS HAM Radio Power Up
Inventory Management System (IMS) conference
In Flight Maintenance – LAB IMV Bypass Duct Installation
Lighting Effects Cognition Test 1 – Subject
HRF Generic Urine Collection Male – Subject
HRF Generic Sample MELFI Retrieval And Insertion Operations
MSPR Laptop Battery Changeout
MSPR ELT Battery Changeout
CONTROL. Switching Indicator-ISS P/L measuring modes
Node 1 Microbial Growth Inspection
CALCIUM. Experiment Session 9
??? maintenance
Prep for Central Post Computer 2 (???2) Test (r/g review, equipment gathering).
VEGGIE1 Facility Sanitization
Health Maintenance System (HMS) ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT)
Central Post Computer 2 (???2) testing with MSG cartriges swapping.
HRF Generic Sample MELFI Retrieval And Insertion Operations
53S Crew Arrival Prep
Lighting Effects Cognition Test 2 – Subject
T61p LS1 Teardown
Cleaning Nikon D5 #2 Image Sensor
Station Support Computer (SSC) Hypervisor (HV) 3 Virtualization Enable
Tools and materials gathered for Lab and Node 1 Bacteria Filter R&Rs.
ARED S/W Conference
Inventory Audit of card readers SM-FOTO-D3-U14, SM-FOTO-D3X-U14
Metal Oxide (METOX) Regeneration Initiation
53S SSC21 Reload Prep
In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Lab Bacteria Filter Remove and Replace
Dust collectors ?C1, ??2 filter cleaning by vacuum cleaner in FGB
??1, ??2 Dust Filter Replacement and ?1, ?2 Fan Grille Cleaning in DC1 (???1???_2_224_1 bag 436-26 (00071452R). Reflect changes in IMS)
In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Lab Bacteria Filter Remove and Replace
In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Node 1 Bacteria Filter R&R.
Lighting Effects Cognition Test 3 – Subject
Space Headaches – Weekly Questionnaire
BIOPLENKA. Deactivation of ???-? No.05 Thermostat

Completed Task List Activities

Ground Activities
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.
SSC21 Reload
WSGT Matrix Switch Maintenance

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Saturday, 12/16: Weekly Housekeeping, Crew Off Duty, HRF Samples, Dragon berth prep
Sunday, 12/17: Dragon Capture and Berthing, Vestibule Outfitting, Dragon Ingress, Zebra Fix Fam
Monday, 12/18: Dragon Cargo Transfer, Zebra, Bioculture System, Coldbag unpack, Tangolab2, RR Review

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 – Operate
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab – Idle
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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