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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 7 February 2017 – New HD Camera to be Installed

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
February 8, 2017
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NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 7 February 2017 – New HD Camera to be Installed
NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 7 February 2017 - New HD Camera to be Installed.

A new high-definition Earth observation video camera will be installed on the outside of Japan’s Kibo lab module later this week. The Expedition 50 crew is also getting the International Space Station ready for the next SpaceX Dragon resupply ship.
An HDTV camera delivered aboard Japan’s HTV-6 cargo craft in December is being readied for its deployment outside Kibo. The video camera will be staged inside the Kibo airlock today before depressurization and leak checks begin. The HDTV camera will then be robotically installed on a platform outside Kibo called the Exposed Facility where it will be used for Earth observations.

The astronauts are also getting communications gear ready to assist with the rendezvous and approach of the tenth SpaceX Dragon commercial resupply mission. Dragon is planned to launch later this month from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA is hosting a media teleconference Wednesday at 3 p.m. EST highlighting new experiments being delivered aboard Dragon. The advanced space research will include studies to fight a wide range of diseases, observe Earth’s climate and test autonomous rendezvous capabilities.

On-Orbit Status Report

Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Exposed Facility (EF) High Definition Television (HDTV) Camera Installation: Today, the crew installed the HDTV on the EFU Adapter which was then installed on the JEM Airlock Slide Table. The Slide Table was then retracted into the JEM Airlock, and the JEM Airlock was depressurized and leak checked in preparation for operations to install the HDTV Camera on the JEM EF later this week. This HDTV camera system delivered by HTV-6 will be used for earth observation from the ISS.

Vascular Echo Ultrasound: The crew successfully completed two ultrasound sessions scanning the neck, areas of the torso, and back of the knee, the in the crew’s morning then again in the afternoon, both while wearing electrocardiogram (ECG) electrodes. In between the sessions, the crew wore leg cuffs. This Canadian Space Agency (CSA) investigation examines changes in blood vessels, and the heart, while the crew members are in space, and then follow their recovery on return to Earth. The results could provide insight into potential countermeasures to help maintain crew member health, and quality of life for everyone.

Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) Communication Unit (CUCU) Software Update: Today, the crew updated the spare CUCU software to the latest version. This required the crew to demate cables from the prime CUCU and transfer them to the spare. Once connected, the spare CUCU was updated to the latest software version. The cables were transferred back to the prime CUCU, and the system was put back into a nominal configuration.

Moderate Temperature Loop (MTL) Internal Thermal Control System (ITCS) Switchover: Today the crew reconfigured the Airlock MTL plumbing from being connected to the Lab ITCS to Node 3 ITCS prior to Node 1 Galley Rack activation. If cooling to the upcoming Node 1 Galley rack was activated while the Airlock is still plumbed to the Lab, inadequate cooling may be available for payloads being performed in the Lab. Therefore, the Airlock MTL reconfiguration to Node 3 was performed prior to the activation of Node 1 Galley Rack, which is planned later this week. During Galley Rack MTL jumper installation, the keying positions of jumper Quick Disconnects (QDs) did not fit the expected connection QDs. The mismatch in keying prevents the mating of the QDs. Crew has stood down from activity and left the ITCS QDs demated until a forward plan can be discussed.

Lab Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Valve Troubleshooting: Lab CDRA Air Selector Valve (ASV) Remote Power Controller Module (RPCM) LAD62B-A Remote Power Controller (RPC) 12 has been experiencing seemingly random overcurrent trips since March 2014. On January 31, 2017 the crew installed a new troubleshooting cable that connected to RPC 5 and moved three of the valves to be powered through that cable, with a final configuration of 3 valves on RPC 12 and 3 on RPC 5. On February 6, the Lab CDRA RPCM LAD62B-A RPC 05 tripped indicating that one of the valves on that cable is suspect. Today the crew swapped the cable connection on ASV101 to RPC 12 to continue troubleshooting. RPC 5 then tripped again. Crew then moved ASV103 to RPC 12 to further isolate the trip and RPC 5 tripped again indicating ASV102 as the likely cause of the trips. Ground teams will meet to discuss further troubleshooting before making any hardware changes.

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

??-11. Blood Sample Collection
XF305 Camcorder Setup
JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Extension to JPM Side
JEM Exposed Facility Hight Definition TV Camera Installation
Payload Hardware CTB Cleanup
Station Support Computer 2 Relocate
Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification
??-11. Blood Biochemistry Analysis
Filling (separation) of ??? (???) for Elektron or ???-??
SPHERES Battery Setup
COL1O2 and COL1O3 Aft Backfill
??? maintenance
PROFILAKTIKA-2. Photo/Video Ops
Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification
PROFILAKTIKA-2. Operator Assistance in Preparation for the Experiment
JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Retraction from JPM Side
JEM Airlock Depressurization
Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Power On
Compound Specific Analyzer-Combustion Products (CSA-CP) Extended Maintenance
Delta file prep
Vascular Echo Leg Cuffs Ultrasound Scan 1 – Subject
Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification
PROFILAKTIKA-2. Close-out ops (Operator)
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
Portable Computer System (PCS) Hard Drive (HD) Swap and Image
Reminder Multi Omics FOS intake
MERLIN2 Desiccant Swap
Veggie Fan Alteration
JEM Airlock Vent
LDST Camera Setup
Video of answers to the questions from ROSCOSMOS social network subscribers
CUCU Video
Payload NAS Photos
COTS UHF Communication Unit (CUCU) Software Update Part 1
JEM Airlock Vent Confirmation
SPHERES Battery Swap
Airlock Moderate Temperature Loop (MTL) Internal Thermal Control System (ITCS) Switchover
Recharging Samsung tablet in 48S
Video Recording of Greetings
MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeter gathering and measurements.
Multi Omics FOS Stow
Multi Omics FOS Preparation
Vascular Echo Leg Cuffs Ultrasound Scan 2 – Subject
Vacuum Cleaning ????1, ????2 Dust Filter Cartridge and MRM1 Gas-Liquid Heat Exchanger (???)
Radi-N Detector Retrieval/Readout
Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutrons Hardware Handover
MATRYOSHKA-R. Handover of BUBBLE-dosimeter detectors from USOS.
COTS UHF Communication Unit (CUCU) Software Update
MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeter gathering and measurements.
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Valve Power Cable (W1796) Post Installation Reconfiguration
Recharging Samsung tablet in 48S – end
Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config LAB Setup
Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Exercise Video Stow
PAO Preparation
Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – Lab
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Valve Power Cable (W1796) Post Installation Reconfiguration
Rodent Research Crew Conference

Completed Task List Items
New Food Evaluation
KTO Replacement
Manufacturing Device Print Removal, Clean and Stow

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.
JEMAL Operations
MSS Powerup and SPDM Diagnostics

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Wednesday, 02/08: 49S Emergency Drill OBT, Dragon OBT, Lighting Effects, Galley Food Warmer Relocate, Neuromapping
Thursday, 02/09: SPHERES Docking Port Run, Skinsuit Measurements, Galley MERLIN transfer, Story Time – Buoy Demo, EVA Safer Checkout, CIR Bottle Replace
Friday, 02/10: JEM Accumulator Package R&R, PMA2 Ingress, RELL and JOTI Install on JEMAL Slide Table, FIR Rack Light Replacement

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:
Component – Status
Elektron – On
Vozdukh – Manual
[???] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) – Off
[???] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”) – On
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab – Standby
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 – Operate
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab – Operate
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 – Standby
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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