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Re: General ISS Q&A thread
« Reply #2240 on: 01/21/2017 05:24 PM »
It seems to me that whenever I see pictures or video in the station there is almost always (at least to my somewhat borderline OCD eyes) a high level of clutter on nearly every surface. Is all that stuff in active, regular use? Or does it accumulate and and gets addressed/put away/circle filed when the astros have time? Is there a protocol for managing all that stuff?

I have not found any real protocol for this. It bothers the hell out of me as well.
I'm developing a protocol for the H-10-K GWS house keeping crew to perform routine "return to storage" tasks but nothing is cast in stone so far. The difficulty seems to be getting the time built into the task or experiment to perform end of shift cleanup tasks much like what is done in the ground facilities. CTK Tool and parts accountability is vital for FOD prevention.

It looks like they clean up only when things seem to get out of hand, or when flight directs them to do so.

There is a protocol.  There is no desks or workbenches in a one g orientation and so items have to place on the racks.  What would a workbench would look like if you placed it against a wall?
For H-10-K GWS, nearly all the work is done in zero-G, but some work is done in the HAB ring, Cooking on a stove, eating on a table, playing games while seated in a chair, weight lifting.

Some of this stuff should have items not needed after use, and it all should be put away, Thus a Protocol(procedure) is needed to keep common areas clean, neat, and tidy.
On GWS, yes there are horizontal work surfaces, on ISS when the treadmill was undergoing repairs,a vice was used, a file created filings, and a vacuum was used to contain floaties. The worker use goggles and a mask. On GWS in 1-AG, you still need to clean up the floor, Tables, drawer liners, and surrounding area for FOD. Yes Yes special containers and precautions are taken in 1-AG, to prevent fly a ways in the event of AG loss.

Our concern is that if you stick everything you use on the outside of a ISPR(rack) surface, why bother having the storage drawers and coveys these things belong in.

As for parts that have been replaced, and future use may be needed, just store it when the task is done, get it out of the path of traffic. Trash has a designated collection point, put it there.

No, surfaces of all ISPRs, will not be totally clean, but the less clutter, the more well organized the entire area will be, the easier the traffic will flow through the area. Less opportunity to damage the items, and less opportunity to inflict harm on your own body.

So Jim, if there is a protocol, is it in writing? Where would we find this?
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Re: General ISS Q&A thread
« Reply #2241 on: 01/27/2017 09:27 PM »
Looking around, I couldn't find an answer to this elsewhere. Since the RD-0110 engine (used on the crewed variants of Soyuz) is made at the Voronezh Mechanical Plant which was recently implicated in the cause of the recent Progress launch failure, are we expecting crewed Soyuz flights to be impacted? If so, as there is not an alternative crew vehicle currently available, could this prevent us from continuing to crew the ISS?

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Re: General ISS Q&A thread
« Reply #2242 on: 08/26/2017 11:59 AM »
Has the Orbital Replacement Unit Transfer Device (OTD), brought by STS-96, ever been used ?
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Re: General ISS Q&A thread
« Reply #2243 on: 09/06/2017 07:52 PM »
HDEV seems to have been on the switching cameras/loss of signal screen for the past week, is there something wrong with it?

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Re: General ISS Q&A thread
« Reply #2244 on: 09/07/2017 02:46 PM »
HDEV seems to have been on the switching cameras/loss of signal screen for the past week, is there something wrong with it?

I'm pretty sure the HDEV feed is processed in Bldg 8 at JSC, which is one of the buildings that sustained hurricane damage.

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Re: General ISS Q&A thread
« Reply #2245 on: 11/16/2017 12:28 PM »
Can anyone point me to or does anyone have an annotated picture/diagram with the various Mobile Transporter worksites along the truss marked out?  I've recently realized that although I read the ISS status notes regularly, and they routinely mention the MT moving from WS# to WS#, I don't really have any feel for where the worksites are along the truss.  I know there aren't that many of them, but when reading about WS# I can't picture in my mind approximately where along the truss that translates to.  I've searched via google, eoportal, spaceref, etc.  Can't seem to find anywhere with it delineated.  Any help much appreciated.
« Last Edit: 11/16/2017 12:30 PM by deruch »
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Re: General ISS Q&A thread
« Reply #2246 on: 11/16/2017 01:10 PM »
Think WS1 most starboard to WS10 most port, but could be wrong.

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Re: General ISS Q&A thread
« Reply #2247 on: 11/16/2017 04:03 PM »
I may be referencing old documentation, but what I have cites WS1-8 going starboard to port on the inboard trusses (S3 to P3), with WS9 and WS10 on the since-deleted outboard truss rails at S6 and P6 respectively.

In this image: , you can see the locations of the worksites by looking for a pair of small boxes just nadir of the lower MT rail. 

For reference:
WS1 is somewhat hidden in shadow, just above the ELC4 pallet on the left side of the image.
WS2 is near the shadow terminator, forward of the HRS radiator.
WS3 is visible just above and to the left of the airlock.
WS4 is just above the left side of the lab.
WS5 appears to be where the MT is parked.
WS6 is hidden behind the MT just to the right of its center.
WS7 is in front of the radiator on the right side of the image.
WS8 is just above and to the left of the ELC1 pallet at the far right.

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