Status Report

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 18 June 2013

By SpaceRef Editor
June 18, 2013
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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 18 June 2013
NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 18 June 2013

International Space Station (ISS) Management Center (IMC) Daily Summary Report
Increment 36 Operations – Stage 36-6
06/18/13 4:00 pm Central Daylight Time (CDT)
169/21:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

New Status: Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV)-4 Operations: ATV4 hatch opening occurred early this morning with air samples taken by Vinogradov and Parmitano. Vinogradov installed quick-release clamps along the hatchway and initiated an air scrubbing which processed and cleaned the ATV4 atmosphere for approximately 4 hours. Following the cleaning crew ingressed the vehicle again taking post-cleaning air samples, performed routine cabin fan cleaning, installed an acoustic cover and began cargo operations. Bags that have exceeded levels of microbial growth will be cleaned with Fungistat as they are accessed prior to transferring to the ISS.

On-Board Training (OBT) ATV Emergency Review: All six crew members participated in this ATV emergency training. The activity familiarized the crew with location of ATV hardware used in emergencies and also covered depressurization procedures and fire suppression.

Spinal Ultrasound: Cassidy completed his second of three planned Spinal Ultrasound scans with Nyberg as the operator and with remote guidance from ground specialists. The Crew Medical Restraint System (CMRS) was used for subject positioning. Spinal Ultrasound aims to use ground and space-based studies to characterize spinal changes during and after spaceflight. Ground based pre- and post-flight Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and high fidelity ultrasound, combined with in-flight ultrasound will be used to characterize and assign a mission health risk to microgravity-associated spinal alterations for back pain and potential injury. This research will determine the accuracy of MRI and musculoskeletal ultrasound in characterizing the anatomy of the vertebral unit and develop novel imaging and training methodologies.

Fundamental and Applied Studies of Emulsion Stability (FASES) Transfer: Following the initial cargo operations in the ATV, the FASES experiment hardware was relocated to the Columbus module in preparation for the installation and initiation of operations tomorrow. The FASES experiment is a fluid science experiment that aims to examine the link between emulsion stability and physiochemical characteristics of droplet interfaces in order to obtain a better modeling of emulsion dynamics for Earth-based industrial applications. The FASES experiment container delivered on ATV4 contains 44 life-limited samples that the crew will be inserting into the Fluid Science Laboratory (FSL) for ground controllers to perform various remotely controlled runs with.

In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Portable Emergency Provisions (PEPS) Inspection: Cassidy performed this routine maintenance today. The activity consists of verification that Portable Fire Extinguishers (PFE), Portable Breathing Apparatuses (PBA), and Pre-Breathe Masks are all free of damage and are functional.

Ultrasonic Background Noise Test (UBNT): Cassidy configured a Station Support Computer (SSC) and downloaded data from the UBNT recorders. UBNT detects high-frequency sounds generated by hardware on the US segment of the ISS to aid in the development of an automated leak location system which would detect the difference between harmless background sounds and potentially catastrophic air leakage.

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Last night, Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the MSS and maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) and the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator System (SPDM) into a translation configuration. They then powered off the MSS and translated the Mobile Transporter (MT) from Worksite (WS) 5 to WS4 which is the normal parked position for the MT. During the SSRMS and SPDM configuration operations, the SSRMS Base Elbow camera image went white. Ground Controllers power cycled the camera and the image was recovered but the white image will be investigated. Also during the MT translation a recurrence of MT Translate Bogey Wheel Switch Data Discrepancy was seen but had no impact on translation. With the exception of these two anomalies, MSS and MT performance was nominal. This translation was in preparation for upcoming SSRMS checkout operations for H-II Transfer Vehicle 4 (HTV-4).

Today’s Planned Tasks
– RSS2 Reboot / r/g 1009 [Complete]
– Laptop RS2(1) Reboot [Complete]
– SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test [Complete]
– Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
– Activate RSE-LCS laptop to start data recording / r/g 2634 [Complete]
– ATV hatch open [Complete]
– ck-disconnect screw clamps (ЗВБ) installation [Complete]
– Collection of CO Samples in ATV Using ИПД Draeger tube air samplers [Complete]
– Clear ATV atmosphere (INIT) [Complete]
– Removing РСЕ Z0000 Box from ISS SM [Complete]
– ATV Atmosphere Scrubbing (terminate) [Complete]
– Air sample collection using АК-1М adsorber [Complete]
– ATV Air Sampling using AK-1M Sampler [Complete]
– Columbus Deck Rack Front cleanup from stowage items [Complete]
– Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Setup And Power On [Complete]
– Spinal Ultrasound Scan Operations [Complete]
– In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Portable Emergency Provisions (PEPS) Inspection [Complete]
– Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Power Off [Complete]
– JEM Fire Indicator Illumination Function Checkout [Complete]
– PAO High Definition (HD) Config Node 2 Setup [Complete]
– PAO prep [Complete]
– PAO event [Complete]
– Ultrasonic Background Noise Test (UBNT) Raw Data Transmission [Complete]
– CIR Alignment Guide Installation [Complete]
– EHC TOCA WWB changeout [Complete]
– EHS TOCA water sample analysis [Complete]
– EMU LLB charge init Complete]
– EMU LLB charge terminate [Complete]
– MSG Capillary Channel Flow
– Spinal Ultrasound Historical Documentation Photos [Complete]
– Regen ECLSS recycle tank R&R [Complete]
– Final ATV Ingress [Complete]
– ProK Diet log [Complete]
– Inspect and install insulation on the MELFI Rack QDs to prevent condensation on the QDs [Complete]
– Remove and Replace (R&R) the NOD3AO4 Lamp Housing Assembly (LHA) [Complete]
– IFM WHC fill [Complete]
– ATV WPA uninstall
– TOCA Sample Data Record and Transfer [Complete]
– Transfer Columbus water pump assembly [Complete]
– Restow Columbus water pump assembly [Complete]
– ATV OBT [Complete]
– СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
– Final ATV Ingress. r/g 2626 [Complete]
– Assessment of Cardiovascular Function on Cycle Ergometer. [Complete]
– ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position Check / SM СКДС, r/g 2612 [Complete]
– Removing РСЕ Z0000 Box from ISS SM [Complete]
– Spacesuit Height Adjustment r/g 2599 [Complete]
– Equipment Setup / Orlan-MK Ops, r/g 2599 [Complete]
– Orlan Suit No. 5 Backup Bladder Leak Check [Complete]
– Spacesuit No. 5 and БСС (Orlan Interface Unit) Leak Checks and Valve Tests [Complete]
– Orlan Suit No. 6 Backup Bladder Leak Check [Complete]
– Spacesuit No. 6 and БСС (Orlan Interface Unit) Leak Checks and Valve Tests [Complete]
– SM Interior Reconfig to Initial Position after Removal of PCE Box / r/g 2646 [Complete]
– IMS Update [Complete]
– Preparation for МО-21. ECOSPHERA battery charge r/g 2641 [Complete]
– Review Updates to Emergency Procedures and Equipment Use.r/g 2633 [Complete]

Task List
– CEO ops [Complete]
– WHC KTO replace
– Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site
– ECON-M. Observations and Photography
– URAGAN Observations and Photography
– CMS BD2 harness check
– EVA-Connector sleeve locate [In work]

– Nominal Commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Wednesday, June 19: ATV4 reboost, ATV4 cargo transfer, Spinal, Ultrasound
Thursday, June 20: ATV4 closeout imagery/cargo transfer, BCAT, Spinal, Ultrasound
Friday, 6/28: ATV cargo transfer, Alloy, Radin, Robonaut, Space Headaches

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:
Component – Status
Elektron – On
Vozdukh – On
[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) – On
[СКВ] 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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