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Re: Expedition 35 thread (March 15 - May 14, 2013)
« Reply #160 on: 05/05/2013 09:49 PM »
If the power data grapple fixture installation for the SSRMS on the Russian segment was complete, would the arm have the reach to inspect the docking ring?  It would be tough to try to see back end of the Russian segment...

Finishing the install was deferred from several US EVAs that ran long.

No - even if the FGB PDGF was operational, the SSRMS would not be able to reach anywhere near SM Aft. If the SSRMS grappled the OBSS/EIBA while on the FGB PDGF, then there would be adequate reach, however the camera on the end of the EIBA has degraded beyond use due to lack of power during its stowage since May 2011 (and thus the PDGF on the EIBA was never hooked up to allow for video transfer anyway).
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Re: Expedition 35 thread (March 15 - May 14, 2013)
« Reply #161 on: 05/05/2013 11:22 PM »
No - even if the FGB PDGF was operational, the SSRMS would not be able to reach anywhere near SM Aft. If the SSRMS grappled the OBSS/EIBA while on the FGB PDGF, then there would be adequate reach, however the camera on the end of the EIBA has degraded beyond use due to lack of power during its stowage since May 2011 (and thus the PDGF on the EIBA was never hooked up to allow for video transfer anyway).

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Re: Expedition 35 thread (March 15 - May 14, 2013)
« Reply #162 on: 05/06/2013 05:10 PM »
Expedition 35 In-Flight Event for the Canadian Space Agency
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8240

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Re: Expedition 35 thread (March 15 - May 14, 2013)
« Reply #163 on: 05/07/2013 08:10 AM »
International Space Station (ISS) Management Center (IMC) Daily Summary Report
Increment 35 Operations – Stage 35-6
05/06/13 4:00 pm Central Daylight Time (CDT)
126 21:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
 


New Status:
Spinal: Hadfield and Marshburn conducted their 3rd and final session of this experiment with Cassidy as operator and remote guidance from ground teams. Spinal Ultrasound uses 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.

On-Board Training (OBT) Soyuz Descent Training: Hadfield and Romanenko performed the first of 2 Soyuz descent drills. This morning they received a briefing from ground teams on return cargo stowage plan and cargo list. They then reviewed the descent timeline. Later Hadfield, Romanenko and Marshburn performed a Sokol Suit leak check. These activities are in preparation for their return to Earth on 33S scheduled for May 14.

Binary Colloidal Alloy Test (BCAT) Photos: Cassidy checked the setup of the D2Xs Camera, SB-800 Flash, and laptop. He then set up the BCAT-3 Slow Growth Sample Module for a multi-flash-angle photography session for BCAT-3, 4, and, 6 hardware and then photographed the sample manually with specific flash angles using the Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School (EarthKAM) software. The next BCAT operations are scheduled for May 13.

Robonaut Operational Review: Cassidy and Marshburn performed a procedures review and set up the camcorder in preparation for the 3rd 2-day Taskboard/Teleops session scheduled for tomorrow and Wednesday.

Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Air Selector Valve (ASV) 102 Remove & Replace (R&R): On Saturday, Cassidy completed a procedures review of the Node 3 CDRA valve R&R scheduled for this Wednesday. He will be assisting Marshburn with the task.

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Tuesday, 5/07: Soyuz OBT drill-2, EMU loop scrub, Robonaut, SDGR MWA config, ELT2 setup, MSS ops
Wednesday, 5/08: ISS reboost, Z1 dome ingress, Robonaut, ICV AMB download, SDGR EC remove, Immuno, MELFI S2 R&R
Thursday, 5/09: Russian holiday (Victory Day) - crew day off
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Re: Expedition 35 thread (March 15 - May 14, 2013)
« Reply #164 on: 05/07/2013 06:31 PM »
SPACE STATION CREWMEMBER "TESTIFIES" BEFORE SENATE COMMITTEE NASAtelevision via YouTube
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Re: Expedition 35 thread (March 15 - May 14, 2013)
« Reply #165 on: 05/07/2013 07:50 PM »
Quite a day for dextrous robotics in space! ISS is really pushing us forward in this field.


Quote from: RRM via Facebook
The International Space Station flight controllers, with assistance from the RRM team at Goddard, have guided Dextre to pierce and then cut along tape holding down multilayer insulation. Quite a feat when you consider that the tiny blade is at the end of a tool being grasped by an 11-ft. long robot arm which is attached through a 11.5-ft. body to a 58-ft. grapple arm. Oh yeah, and everything is moving a little over 17,000 miles per hour around the Earth!

(See 1st attachment.)

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Quote from: Robonaut via Facebook
The cover on this panel is similar to the insulation that protects many payloads and systems onboard the ISS
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Got a hold of the cover, time to peel it back and see what's inside
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Contents revealed! Proving my ability to access closed off points which will be vital for gathering tools and supplies for future tasks.

(See 2nd attachment.)
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Re: Expedition 35 thread (March 15 - May 14, 2013)
« Reply #166 on: 05/07/2013 10:03 PM »
improved Payload Ethernet Hub Gateway (iPEHG)-1 and -2 Installation:

With the two iPEHGs successfully installed, the entire HRCS (High Rate Communications System) upgrade program is now officially complete!

Wednesday, 5/08: Z1 dome ingress

Interesting that the Z1 dome will be ingressed - hopefully we'll get pictures.
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Re: Expedition 35 thread (March 15 - May 14, 2013)
« Reply #167 on: 05/07/2013 10:59 PM »
improved Payload Ethernet Hub Gateway (iPEHG)-1 and -2 Installation:

With the two iPEHGs successfully installed, the entire HRCS (High Rate Communications System) upgrade program is now officially complete!

Wednesday, 5/08: Z1 dome ingress

Interesting that the Z1 dome will be ingressed - hopefully we'll get pictures.
Do we know what for? For cabling and the like or just access to long term storage?

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Re: Expedition 35 thread (March 15 - May 14, 2013)
« Reply #168 on: 05/08/2013 09:10 AM »
International Space Station (ISS) Management Center (IMC) Daily Summary Report
Increment 35 Operations – Stage 35-6
05/07/13 4:00 pm Central Daylight Time (CDT)
127 21:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
 


New Status:
Robonaut Taskboard/Teleops: Following yesterday’s procedures review and camcorder setup, today Cassidy and Marshburn retrieved Robonaut and supporting hardware, installed Robonaut to a seat track and connected the cables for powered/commanded operations. Today and tomorrow will be the 3rd 2-day session of these activities. The Robonaut Tele-operation System is used to demonstrate the ability to effectively control Robonaut from the ISS. The research objective is to evaluate this control method in terms of its ability to perform tasks as well as measure the time necessary to complete the defined tasks. This capability will need to be developed to support future operations of Robonaut in the EVA environment as well as certain Intravehicular Activity (IVA) situations.

On-Board Training (OBT) Soyuz Descent Training: Hadfield, Romanenko and Marshburn performed the 2nd of 2 Soyuz descent drills in preparation for their return to Earth on 33 Soyuz scheduled for May 13, 2013.

Capillary Flow Experiments (CFE) Vane Gap 2 (VG2) Test Operations: Cassidy set up hardware and performed a session of the CFE-2 Interior Corner Flow (ICF)-9 experiment. On completion, he dismantled and stowed the hardware. CFE is a suite of fluid physics experiments that investigate capillary flows and flows of fluids in containers with complex geometries. Results will improve current computer models that are used by designers of low gravity fluid systems and may improve fluid transfer systems on future spacecraft.

European Space Agency (ESA) NightPod Experiment: Hadfield performed a firmware upgrade and conducted a session of this experiment, which investigates improvements to digital photography for Earth observations at night by using long exposure time and compensating for the relative motion of the ISS and Earth. Scenario's include cities at night, vegetation fires at night, visual analysis of maritime traffic / road traffic, volcano activity at night, urban pollution, squid fishing at night and day/night transitions.

Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) Operations: Last night, Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) and began Day 3 of the RRM Tertiary Task Ops. Video scrolling issues were seen again with the Wire Cutting Tool (WCT) camera video. Ground controllers worked with their Ku System experts to troubleshoot the issue in order to try to provide an acceptable view for the planned Test Port Panel (TPP) task ops. While that troubleshooting was in work, robotics controllers continued with completing the Torque Set Adapter (TSA) task. Using the TSA attached to the Safety Cap Tool (SCT) on Arm 1, the uncaged screw, unfastened during Day 2 ops, was refastened. This completed the TSA task set. The Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) and Special Purpose Dextrous Manipulator (SPDM) were then reconfigured into position for the Test Port Panel (TPP) task. At this position, the quality of the tool camera video was assessed to be acceptable to continue with the TPP task. The Wire Cutting Tool (WCT) attached to Arm 2 was used to cut the Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI) tape on the first of three sides of the panel. At the start of the attempt to cut the second side of the panel, the MLI was ripped. The SPDM was maneuvered to a park position and operations were ended for the day. The RRM team will assess the situation and determine if this task can be continued on Day 4.


Three-Day Look Ahead:
Wednesday, 5/08: ISS reboost, Robonaut, ICV AMB download, SDGR EC remove, Immuno, MELFI S2 R&R
Thursday, 5/09: Russian holiday (Victory Day) - crew day off
Friday, 5/10: Stow SPDM, MT translate, emer roles/resp review, T2 6-mo maint, BASS, J-return grill cleaning

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Re: Expedition 35 thread (March 15 - May 14, 2013)
« Reply #169 on: 05/08/2013 09:27 AM »
Chris Hadfield‏@Cmdr_Hadfield

Good to know that after 5 months, my Sokhol pressure suit still fits. It's what we wear in the Soyuz. High fashion. pic.twitter.com/AAYn73Hzr2

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Chris Hadfield‏@Cmdr_Hadfield

It's not easy putting on the Sokhol pressure suit - a tight squeeze. Like being born in reverse. pic.twitter.com/3VrwehB84A

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Chris Hadfield‏@Cmdr_Hadfield

Even on the Space Station we have refrigerator art. Thanks Jordan! pic.twitter.com/Aw8fO63bCc
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Re: Expedition 35 thread (March 15 - May 14, 2013)
« Reply #170 on: 05/08/2013 04:35 PM »
Expedition 35 - In-Flight Event with the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Science and Space
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8243

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Re: Expedition 35 thread (March 15 - May 14, 2013)
« Reply #171 on: 05/08/2013 06:19 PM »
LINK: http://www.federalspace.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=20081

Выполнена плановая коррекция орбиты Международной космической станции

:: 08.05.2013

8 мая в соответствии с графиком полета Международной космической станции (МКС) выполнены операции по коррекции ее орбиты.
В 10 час. 51 мин. 00 сек по московскому времени были включены двигатели транспортного грузового корабля (ТГК) «Прогресс М-19М», пристыкованного к агрегатному отсеку служебного модуля (СМ) «Звезда» российского сегмента станции. Продолжительность работы двигательной установки составила 844 сек. В результате МКС получила импульс в 1,5 м/с, а средняя высота ее орбиты увеличилась на 2,6 км и достигла 413,6 км.
После выполнения коррекции получены следующие параметры орбиты станции:
• минимальная высота над поверхностью Земли – 413,6 км;
• максимальная высота над поверхностью Земли – 428,1 км;
• период обращения – 92,782 минуты;
• наклонение – 51,67°.
Цель коррекции - формирование рабочей орбиты МКС для обеспечения условий посадки транспортного пилотируемого корабля (ТПК) «Союз ТМА-07М» 14 мая 2013 года и полёта ТПК «Союз ТМА-09М», запуск которого намечен на 29 мая 2013 года.

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Re: Expedition 35 thread (March 15 - May 14, 2013)
« Reply #173 on: 05/09/2013 05:16 PM »
ISS Mission Control On-Console Interview with the Digital Learning Network - May 9
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8248

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Re: Expedition 35 thread (March 15 - May 14, 2013)
« Reply #174 on: 05/09/2013 06:34 PM »
The crew is discussing visible particles and trying to photograph the source. The exterior ISS feed seems to show condensation on one of the solar arrays.  A coolant leak?
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Re: Expedition 35 thread (March 15 - May 14, 2013)
« Reply #175 on: 05/09/2013 06:37 PM »
The crew reports a steady stream of flakes...
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Re: Expedition 35 thread (March 15 - May 14, 2013)
« Reply #176 on: 05/09/2013 06:39 PM »
The base of the array seem discolored
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Re: Expedition 35 thread (March 15 - May 14, 2013)
« Reply #177 on: 05/09/2013 06:47 PM »
ELC 1 is visible in the foreground some someone can determine which side is of interest.
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Re: Expedition 35 thread (March 15 - May 14, 2013)
« Reply #178 on: 05/09/2013 06:48 PM »
MCC-H stated a the leaking surface would be rotating forward and zenith on the upcoming day pass.
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Re: Expedition 35 thread (March 15 - May 14, 2013)
« Reply #179 on: 05/09/2013 06:49 PM »
The crew is asking for a hardware reference (EVA planning tool, DUG) to identify the area...
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