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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1140 on: 06/28/2022 12:21 pm »
[email protected]’s #Cygnus cargo craft was released from the @CSA_ASC's #Canadarm2 at 7:07am ET today completing a four-month station mission.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1541743622894325762

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1141 on: 06/28/2022 02:06 pm »
Expedition 67 - Northrop Grumman CRS-17 Cygnus Cargo Craft Departs Space Station - June 23, 2022


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« Reply #1142 on: 06/28/2022 03:09 pm »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/27/2022

Northrup Grumman 17 (NG-17) Cygnus Reboost: On Saturday June 25th, the ISS successfully performed a reboost using Cygnus Delta Velocity (∆V) Engine (DVE) starting at 17:27 GMT with a posigrade burn duration of 5 min and 1 sec resulting in a ∆V of 0.3 m/s and a delta altitude (∆H) of 0.54 km. The Cygnus reboost was the first “full” reboost by a USOS Visiting Vehicle since the retirement of the Space Shuttle in July 2011.

Preparation for NG-17 Cygnus Unberth and Release: Today, the crew configured Cygnus and the Node 1 vestibule to prepare for Cygnus departure tomorrow. This morning, the Crew removed intermodule ventilation and closed the Cygnus hatch. Once the hatch was closed, the crew installed the Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) Center Disk Cover and four CBM Controller Panel Assemblies (CPAs) onto an Active CBM bulkhead and then closed the Node 1 nadir hatch. Cygnus is ready for unberth tomorrow at approximately 1:55 am CST with release planned to occur at 5:05 am CST.

Payloads:

Cold Atom Lab (CAL): A visual inspection was performed of the CAL Moderate Temperature Loop (MTL) Jumper to check for leaks and reported the observed leakage. The MTL Jumper has been susceptible to a small leak and periodic crew monitoring has been implemented while the ground assesses future remediation options. The CAL produces clouds of atoms that are chilled to about one ten billionth of a degree above absolute zero — much colder than the average temperature of deep space. At these low temperatures, atoms have almost no motion, allowing scientists to study fundamental behaviors and quantum characteristics that are difficult or impossible to probe at higher temperatures. In microgravity, researchers may be able to achieve even colder temperatures than what is possible on the ground and observe these cold atom clouds for longer periods of time.

Sally Ride Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle Schools (EarthKAM): The EarthKAM hardware components were set up in the Node 2 nadir window for a week-long imaging session. EarthKAM allows thousands of students to photograph and examine Earth from a space crew’s perspective. Using the Internet, the students control a special digital camera mounted on-board the ISS. This enables them to photograph the Earth’s coastlines, mountain ranges and other geographic items of interest from the unique vantage point of space. The EarthKAM team then posts these photographs on the Internet for viewing by the public and participating classrooms around the world.

NanoRacks Bishop Airlock (NRAL): The crew reviewed the big picture words in preparation for the testing of the system’s trash deployment capability later in the week. NRAL is the first-ever commercially owned and operated airlock on the ISS. It provides a variety of capabilities including jettisoning of payloads such as CubeSats, deployment of external payloads, support for small exterior payloads and locker-sized internal payloads, recovery of external on-orbit replaceable units (ORUs), and the ability to move hardware outside in support of extravehicular activities (EVAs). It is approximately five times larger than the JEM Airlock so it can accommodate more and larger payloads. NRAL’s capabilities support many different types of scientific investigations.

Nutrition Monitoring for the International Space Station (NutrISS): The crew set up the NutrISS bioimpedance device and performed a measurement session. They also filled out a questionnaire related to the session. Long-duration spaceflight induces relevant changes in body composition and a loss of body mass. In the NutrISS investigation, a periodic assessment of body composition (body weight, fat mass, and fat-free mass) during spaceflight aboard the ISS is carried out using a dedicated bio-impedance analysis device to allow for the measurement of long-term energy balance modification over time. It is hypothesized that an adjusted diet maintaining a near-neutral energy balance, and/or increasing protein intake can limit microgravity-induced bone and muscle loss.

eXposed Root On-Orbit Test System (XROOTS): A nutrient mix and fill were completed, followed by the insertion of the seed cartridges and root modules to formally begin the second plant growth session.  Over the next 30 days, the crew will observe and assist with the seed germination and growout of the plants. The XROOTS investigation uses hydroponic and aeroponic techniques to grow plants without soil or other growth media.  Video and still images enable evaluation of multiple independent growth chambers for the entire plant life cycle from seed germination through maturity. Results could identify suitable methods to produce crops on a larger scale for future space missions.

Systems:

Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Upper Stop Cable Remove and Replace (R&R): Following its failure Saturday, the crew successfully R&R’d the upper stop cable on ARED. The upper stop cables are use-to-failure hardware. The failure of a cable is when the arm is unable to be racked. With the successful R&R, ARED is considered fit for use. ARED uses adjustable resistance piston-driven vacuum cylinders along with a flywheel system to simulate free-weight exercises in normal gravity.

Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Secondary Oxygen Pack (SOP) Checkout: The crew performed a full checkout of the SOP installed on EMU 3009. The SOP provides oxygen for breathing, ventilation, pressurization, and cooling in the event of a malfunction of the primary oxygen tanks or a suit leak. The SOP is contained within the EMU backpack, attached to the bottom portion of the Primary Life Support System (PLSS). The PLSS houses the equipment responsible for providing all of the necessary consumables to sustain a crew member during an Extravehicular Activity (EVA). The crew installed the EMU 3009 upside down in the EDDA to access the bottom side of the PLSS and completed the SOP Checkout.

Crew Handover Video: Today, the crew recorded videos for future crew handovers and pre-flight familiarization to help crew adjust to ISS daily life. In the recording, the crew gave tips for the life onboard, setting up Public Affair Events (PAOs), exercising, IT onboard, and any other topics at the crew’s discretion.

Completed Task List Activities:

Stations Support Computer 22 and 16 Swap

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

Common Communications for Visiting Vehicles (C2V2) Activation
Cygnus Configuration for Departure from Node 1 Nadir
EVA EMU Secondary Oxygen Pack Checkout

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1143 on: 06/28/2022 03:13 pm »
NASA, SpaceX Target New Launch Date for Commercial Resupply Mission

Heidi Lavelle Posted on June 28, 2022

NASA and SpaceX now are targeting no earlier than Wednesday, July 14, for launch of the CRS-25 commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. The new target launch date supports ongoing Dragon spacecraft inspections as well as repair and replacement of any components that could have degraded by exposure to mono-methyl hydrazine (MMH) vapor found during testing in early June. In order to allow a more detailed off-vehicle inspection of the parachutes, the SpaceX team made the decision to replace the main parachutes on this spacecraft.

The new date also allows for launch of the uncrewed cargo mission for the earliest possible rendezvous opportunity with the International Space Station following the upcoming high-beta angle period when the sun angle with space station’s orbital plane causes problems with thermal and power generation at the microgravity laboratory in the planned docking attitude for visiting spacecraft.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/crs-25/2022/06/28/nasa-spacex-target-new-launch-date-for-commercial-resupply-mission/

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1144 on: 06/28/2022 03:18 pm »
[email protected] and @SpaceX are now targeting no earlier than July 14 for the launch of the CRS-25 commercial resupply mission to the space station.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1541786351619768326

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1145 on: 06/28/2022 03:20 pm »
XROOTS investigation is examining alternate nutrient delivery and recovery techniques for plant growth systems. Last Friday,
@astro_watkins harvested radishes and mizuna greens grown with hydroponic and aeroponic mechanisms.

https://twitter.com/ISS_Research/status/1541794213439934465

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1146 on: 06/28/2022 07:56 pm »
Cygnus Leaves Station as Crew Maintains Research and Operations

Mark Garcia Posted on June 28, 2022

The Expedition 67 crew said farewell to a U.S. cargo craft on Tuesday morning and is planning for the arrival of another resupply ship in mid-July. The seven International Space Station residents also split their day with a host of scientific and operational activities.

Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus space freighter completed its four-month cargo mission attached to the Unity module after the Canadarm2 robotic arm released it into Earth orbit at 7:07 a.m. EDT on Tuesday morning. The trash-filled commercial cargo craft will descend into Earth’s atmosphere and burn up safely above the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday. Cygnus delivered over 8,300 pounds of science and supplies when it arrived for capture and installation to Unity on Feb. 21, 2022.

The next resupply mission to visit the station is targeted for launch no earlier than July 14. The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft will be loaded with numerous new science experiments to investigate phenomena such as space-caused rapid aging, metabolic interactions in soil microbes, and cell-free production of proteins.

The station’s newest U.S. component, the NanoRacks Bishop airlock, was configured on Tuesday by NASA Flight Engineers Kjell Lindgren and Bob Hines. The duo removed cargo stowed inside the airlock and replaced it with a trash container that will be deployed this weekend outside the airlock to burn up harmlessly in Earth’s atmosphere. Bishop was delivered to the station aboard the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft on Dec. 6, 2020, and installed on the Tranquility module on Dec. 19.

Lindgren and NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins also took turns conducting a test simulating robotics maneuvers for the Behavioral Core Measures space psychology study. Watkins then joined Hines as they continued to film station operation videos to train future crew members on the ground.

ESA (European Space Agency) Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti swapped samples inside the Electrostatic Levitation Furnace, an advanced research device that enables high-temperature thermophysics studies. Afterward, she conducted public affairs activities for ESA.

In the station’s Russian segment, Commander Oleg Artemyev worked on electrical and computer systems. Roscosmos Flight Engineer Denis Matveev configured nanosatellites for an upcoming deployment and serviced life support hardware. Roscosmos Flight Engineer Sergey Korsakov filmed his portion of station activities then explored advanced Earth photography techniques.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2022/06/28/cygnus-leaves-station-as-crew-maintains-research-and-operations/

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1147 on: 06/28/2022 07:57 pm »
The Exp 67 crew said farewell to @NorthropGrumman's #Cygnus today and is planning for the arrival of the @SpaceX #CargoDragon in mid-July.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1541848263980158979

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1148 on: 06/28/2022 08:25 pm »
At 7:07 a.m. EDT, flight controllers on the ground sent commands to release the @northropgrumman Cygnus spacecraft from
@csa_asc's Canadarm2 robotic arm after earlier detaching Cygnus from the nadir port of the @Space_Station Unity module.

https://twitter.com/SpaceGirlLina/status/1541809497030569984

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1149 on: 06/28/2022 08:26 pm »
Following a deorbit engine firing on Wednesday, June 29, Cygnus will begin a planned destructive re-entry, in which the spacecraft – filled with trash packed by the station crew – will safely burn up in Earth’s atmosphere. @SergKorsakov..

https://twitter.com/SpaceGirlLina/status/1541813422475464704

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1150 on: 06/29/2022 12:55 am »
The @NorthropGrumman #Cygnus resupply ship was in the grips of the @CSA_ASC #Canadarm2 robotic arm before its release from the station today.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1541940762119749634

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1151 on: 06/29/2022 12:56 am »
Our June mission is underway and EarthKAM is taking some great photos like this one of  Mount Fuji outside of Tokyo, Japan. Special thanks to astronaut Jessica Watkins for setting up our camera this week!

https://twitter.com/EarthKAM_Live/status/1541873825415143425

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1152 on: 06/29/2022 01:27 am »
Scoured rock - looks like Mars! #storyofwater..

https://twitter.com/astro_kjell/status/1541855196103540738

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1153 on: 06/29/2022 10:02 am »
The flag of the State Corporation was delivered to the ISS, which visited the Donbas in the spring. Now, our autographs have been added to the inscriptions of the fighters of the international brigade of the DPR “Pyatnashka”. @SergKorsakov..

After returning to Earth, this flag will be handed over to the fighters participating in a special operation to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine. @SergKorsakov..

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1154 on: 06/29/2022 10:13 am »
NACHOS,  a 3U #cubesat , was just deployed from the E-NRCSD directly off of the @NorthropGrumman #NG17 #Cygnus. Official deploy time stamp is 20:20:00 GMT

Godspeed NACHOS!

https://twitter.com/Nanoracks/status/1541885823104204800

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1155 on: 06/29/2022 02:19 pm »
Cygnus successfully deorbited today. In honor of her final journey through the atmosphere, here’s a picture of Torino, #Italy. The pressurized module of Cygnus (our extra room on the @Space_Station !)  was born there. Ciao #Torino! #MissionMinerva..

https://twitter.com/AstroSamantha/status/1542131039795118083

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1156 on: 06/29/2022 03:45 pm »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/28/2022

Northrup Grumman 17 (NG-17) Cygnus Departure: Today, Cygnus was unberthed from the Node 1 Nadir Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) using the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS), then maneuvered to the release position, and released for departure at 6:06 AM CT. Cygnus, filled with waste/trash from the space station packed by the crew, is scheduled for a destructive re-entry tomorrow, June 29th.

Payloads:

Autonomous Medical Officer Support (AMOS): The crew reviewed the AMOS operations products in preparation for activities later this week. As missions venture farther from Earth, astronauts need the capability to diagnose and treat acute medical conditions without ground support. The AMOS software demonstration, for which data collection is now complete, tests a software tool designed to help minimally trained or untrained users conduct complicated medical procedures, without assistance from Earth. For the study, the crew uses AMOS to perform ultrasound imaging of the bladder and kidneys, a plausible Mars mission medical scenario.

Astrobee: Several routine activities were performed including battery exchanges, removal of the Perching Arm (PA), and inspection/cleaning of the Astrobee intake fans. Astrobee is made up of three free-flying, cube-shaped robots which are designed to help scientists and engineers develop and test technologies for use in microgravity to assist astronauts with routine chores and give ground controllers additional eyes and ears on the space station. The autonomous robots, powered by fans and vision-based navigation, perform crew monitoring, sampling, logistics management, and accommodate up to three investigations.

Behavioral Core Measures (BCM): The crew performed a BCM research session consisting of a set of 12 runs/tests. The Standardized Behavioral Measures for Detecting Behavioral Health Risks during Exploration Missions (BMC) experiment initially examined a suite of measurements to reliably assess the risk of adverse cognitive or behavioral conditions and psychiatric disorders during long-duration spaceflight and evaluated the feasibility of those tests within the operational and time constraints of spaceflight for two crewmembers. Subsequent subjects perform a subset of the original activities to measure the performance capabilities of deconditioned crew members to complete either individual or crew telerobotic operations within the first 24 hours after landing. This information could help characterize what tasks a crewmember who has spent months in weightlessness can reasonably be expected to perform after landing on the surface of Mars.

Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF): The crew gained access to the experiment chamber, exchanged sample holder 2 in the sample cartridge assembly, and closed out the ELF to prepare it for upcoming operations.  ELF is an experimental facility designed to levitate, melt, and solidify material by container less processing techniques using the electrostatic levitation method.  With this facility, thermophysical properties of high temperature melts can be measured and solidification from deeply undercooled melts can be achieved.

Systems:

NanoRacks Bishop Airlock (NRAL) Trash Deploy Preparations: Today, the crew cleared stowage from the Node 3 Port Endcone and removed vestibule covers, kickplates, and Control Panel Assemblies (CPAs) on NRAL to give access to NRAL for trash deploy activities. The crew also installed trash deployment hardware in NRAL. NRAL trash deploy activities will be completed throughout the week in preparation for the planned Jettison on Saturday. NRAL is the first-ever commercially owned and operated airlock on the ISS. It provides a variety of capabilities including jettisoning of payloads such as CubeSats, deployment of external payloads, support for small exterior payloads and locker-sized internal payloads, recovery of external on-orbit replaceable units (ORUs), and the ability to move hardware outside in support of extravehicular activities (EVAs) and remove trash from station. It is approximately five times larger than the JEM Airlock so it can accommodate more and larger payloads. NRAL’s capabilities support many different types of scientific investigations.

Nitrogen (N2) Purge ORU Flight Support Equipment (FSE) Transfer: Today, the crew transferred the N2 Purge ORU FSE from a new Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) N2 Purge ORU to an old/used one for return to the ground. N2 Purge ORU regulates flow of nitrogen through the electrolyzing cell stack to make it inert for deactivation. Electrolyzing cell stack electrolyzes water creating both oxygen and hydrogen.

Crew Handover Video: Today, the crew recorded videos for future crew handovers and pre-flight familiarization to help crew adjust to ISS daily life. In the recording, the crew gave tips for the life onboard, setting up Public Affair Events (PAOs), exercising, IT onboard, and any other topics at the crew’s discretion.

Completed Task List Activities:

ESA-PAO-EXECUTION

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

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Walkoff to Lab PDGF
SSRMS Cygnus Unberth
Cygnus Departure

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1157 on: 06/29/2022 05:08 pm »
For six decades, @Spectrolab_Inc has been building the long-lasting solar cells that power satellites and spaceships. Next up: compact, ultra-powerful new solar arrays for the ISS.

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1158 on: 06/29/2022 08:02 pm »
Crew Works Autonomous Medicine, Garbage Packing on Wednesday

Mark Garcia Posted on June 29, 2022

Wednesday’s schedule on the International Space Station encompassed practicing complicated medical procedures in microgravity to preparing to take out the trash 260 miles above the Earth. The Expedition 67 crew members also continued investigating a wide variety of space phenomena to improve life for humans on Earth and in space.

Future astronauts will need to work independently of mission controllers as they travel beyond low-Earth orbit to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.  As a result, NASA Flight Engineers Kjell Lindgren and Bob Hines trained to diagnose and treat acute medical conditions without ground support today. Hines practiced ultrasound exams on Lindgren’s bladder and kidneys for the Autonomous Medical Officer Support demonstration, or AMOS. The study aims to help crews become more self-reliant and reduce mission risks as communication delays increase the farther a spacecraft ventures from Earth.

The orbiting lab’s four astronauts are also preparing to take out the trash this weekend requiring procedures more complicated than packing garbage on Earth. Astronauts Jessica Watkins of NASA and Samantha Cristoforetti of ESA (European Space Agency) finished loading trash containers in the NanoRacks Bishop airlock today. They were assisted by Lindgren and Hines as they closed the hatch to Bishop and depressurized the airlock. The trash container will be jettisoned towards Earth’s atmosphere for a fiery, but safe disposal on Saturday.

Station Commander Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos studied ways future crew members might pilot spacecraft or control robots on planetary missions for a long-running Russian investigation. Flight Engineer Denis Matveev continued configuring nanosatellites for a future deployment and worked inside the ISS Progress 80 resupply ship on cargo operations. Cosmonaut Sergey Korsakov spent his day on electronics and computer maintenance before studying international crew dynamics and collecting radiation readings.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2022/06/29/crew-works-autonomous-medicine-garbage-packing-on-wednesday/

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1159 on: 06/29/2022 08:03 pm »
Wednesday’s @ISS_Research included practicing autonomous medicine farther away from Earth as the Exp 67 crew prepared to jettison the trash this weekend.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1542204826057986049

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