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Offline B. Hendrickx

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Re: Expedition 56 Thread - also covering the ISS leak
« Reply #440 on: 09/12/2018 09:59 AM »
That's...wow, quite the accusation. And you're alleging not just malice but incredible incompetence as well since it obviously didn't work? They write "allowed him" so the implication is Drew or Ricky, which as they say would require "the urgent evacuation of the entire crew" for this plan to work, which seems unlikely, the MS-09 crew leave with their leaking spacecraft and Drew and Ricky are still up there, why would they leave? So it's both a stupid plan and done incompetently because it evidently didn't work?

I don't want to get into Russian grammar here too much, but the personal pronoun "him" is used here because it refers back to "crew member", which is a masculine word in Russian. I don't think it should necessarily be interpreted here as referring to a male crew member, but to any crew member. A more accurate translation would probably have been him/her. 

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« Reply #441 on: 09/12/2018 10:48 AM »
Oh, okay, guess that makes her the prime suspect for...still can't take it seriously, really.

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Re: Expedition 56 Thread - also covering the ISS leak
« Reply #442 on: 09/12/2018 11:14 AM »
https://sputniknews.com/russia/201809121067964588-russia-astronauts-air-leak/
Russia Refuses to Accuse US Astronauts of Soyuz Air Leak

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Re: Expedition 56 Thread - also covering the ISS leak
« Reply #443 on: 09/12/2018 11:44 AM »
All of this doesn't make sense.

I wonder if someone is producing this s**t with the aim to hit the already troublesome relations between USA and Russia. And/Or just sink and discredit the whole ISS and any further collaborative projects.
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Re: Expedition 56 Thread - also covering the ISS leak
« Reply #444 on: 09/12/2018 01:55 PM »
Clearly tabloid nonsense aimed at causing friction. Everyone here can smell that nonsense a mile away.

There will be hell to pay if one of the main Russian news sites directly quotes an official saying it! It'd still be nonsense.

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« Reply #445 on: 09/12/2018 02:04 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/11/2018

Microbial Tracking-2 (MT-2): Today a crewmember collected saliva and body surface samples for the Microbial Tracking-2 investigation and placed them inside a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI). MT-2 monitors the different types of microbes that are present on ISS over a 1-year period. After the samples returned to Earth, a molecular analysis of the RNA and DNA will be conducted to identify the specific microbes that are present on ISS in order to understand the microbial flora diversity on the ISS and how it changes over time.

Atomization: The crew replaced sample syringes and water trap for the Atomization investigation today for Run #8. The Atomization experiment investigates the disintegration processes of a low-speed water jet for various jet issue conditions in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) to validate the new atomization concept by observing the process using a high-speed camera. The knowledge gained applies towards improving various engines utilizing spray combustion.

Material Science Research Rack (MSRR): As a verification of the recent master controller replacement, the crew disconnected the Vacuum Resource System (VRS) line from the rack in order to allow the ground team to perform an activation and leak check of the system for a 24hr period. MSRR-1 can accommodate and support diverse Experiment Modules (EMs). In this way, many material types, such as metals, alloys, polymers, semiconductors, ceramics, crystals, and glasses, are analyzed in order to discover new applications for existing materials and new or improved material.

Meteor: Today the crew replaced a failed T61P Laptop with a spare for use by the Meteor experiment. The Meteor payload is a visible spectroscopy instrument used to observe meteors in Earth orbit. Meteor uses image analysis to provide information on the physical and chemical properties of the meteoroid dust, such as size, density, and chemical composition. The study of the meteoroid dust on orbit provides information about the parent comets and asteroids.

Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Loop Scrub, Iodination, Flow Test, and H20 Recharge: In preparation for the upcoming H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-7 Battery R&R ExtraVehicular Activities (EVAs), the crew performed EMU water loop scrubs and tested water samples for conductivity. An EMU flow test was also performed on EMU 3003 and FE-5’s Liquid Cooling and Ventilation Garment (LCVG) was filled using EMU 3004.  EMU Loop Scrubs are required preventive maintenance needed to remove any chemical and biological contaminants from the EMU Transport Loop.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparation: Today the USOS Crew reviewed the EVA Briefing Package for the upcoming HTV-7 Battery R&R EVAs. This comprehensive review included a Tool Configuration Summary, detailed EVA Procedures and Timelines, Get Ahead Procedures, and Notes, Cautions and Warnings associated with the aforementioned tasks. Once complete with their self-study, the crew had a conference with EVA specialists to answer their questions and address any concerns.

Public Affairs Office (PAO) Live Event: Today Feustel participated in a live PAO event with ABC News Correspondent Bob Woodruff for release on the ABC News Web. During the event, they discussed how the ISS crewmembers fixed the leak in Soyuz 55S, talked about the upcoming HTV-7 Battery R&R EVAs, and learned what the crew miss most about Earth while on ISS.

iPad iOS Update: Today the crew configured two spare iPads, a Cargo Ops/Spare and a Food Intake Tracker (FIT) Spare, for update by ground specialists. By updating these spare iPads, the crew can verify there are no capability issues between the new operating system and applications needed for nominal ISS operations. iOS updates are completed periodically to ensure the latest security patches are on-board.

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Re: Expedition 56 Thread - also covering the ISS leak
« Reply #446 on: 09/12/2018 03:08 PM »
Japan Cargo Mission Rescheduled to Friday

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has rescheduled the launch of a cargo spacecraft from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan to 4:59 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 14 (5:59 a.m. Sept. 15 Japan standard time). Live coverage of the launch will begin at 4:30 p.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

The unpiloted H-II Transfer Vehicle-7 (HTV-7) is loaded with more than five tons of supplies, water, spare parts and experiments for the crew aboard the International Space Station.

NASA also will provide live coverage of the arrival of HTV-7 at the space station Tuesday, Sept. 18 beginning at 5:45 a.m. ET. Capture is scheduled for around 7:25 a.m. After a break, NASA TV coverage will resume at 10 a.m. for spacecraft installation to the space station’s Harmony module.

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Re: Expedition 56 Thread - also covering the ISS leak
« Reply #447 on: 09/12/2018 05:21 PM »
Not-news, but news, if you know what I mean...

Station commander flatly denies any crew involvement in Soyuz leak, by William Harwood, dated Tuesday, September 11

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"I can unequivocally say that the crew had nothing to do with this on orbit, without a doubt, and I think it's actually a shame and somewhat embarrassing that anybody is wasting any time talking about something that the crew was involved in," [ISS commander Drew] Feustel said in a space-to-ground interview with ABC News Tuesday.

"The only thing the crew did was react appropriately, follow our emergency procedures, eventually locate that leak and plugged the hole," he said. "In doing so, we assured the continued operation of the space station, we ensured the ability of our crew all to remain on orbit and continue doing the great work that we do ... on the International Space Station."
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I don't know if the crew is aware of the increasingly inflammatory "news" originating from one or some sources in Russia.  The above may only be in response to Rogozin's (initial) comments, referred to in the story.
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Re: Expedition 56 Thread - also covering the ISS leak
« Reply #448 on: 09/12/2018 05:25 PM »
Rogozin's reaction to the Kommersant story:

http://tass.com/science/1021278

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Roscosmos chief lambasts rumors over Soyuz as ploy to subvert ISS crew

MOSCOW, September 12. /TASS/. The recent buzz about the incident with Russia’s Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft, which is currently docked with the International Space Station (ISS), is directed at subverting the friendly relations among the international crew on board the orbital station, Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin said.

"The recent gossip and rumors circulating about the incident at the ISS hinder the work of Roscosmos experts and are designed to subvert the friendly relations among the crew members of the space station," Rogozin commented on his Facebook account.

"All statements citing unnamed sources are inadmissible until Roscosmos special commission concludes its work," the CEO stressed.


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Re: Expedition 56 Thread - also covering the ISS leak
« Reply #449 on: 09/12/2018 06:02 PM »
Clearly tabloid nonsense aimed at causing friction.
Actually... "Kommersant" is one of the most reputable newspapers there (at least it used to be).
That's why this attracted so much attention...

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« Reply #450 on: 09/12/2018 10:34 PM »
HTV Launch Moves to Friday, Crew Looks at Life Science and Florence

JAXA’s (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) launch of its HTV-7 resupply ship to the International Space Station has been rescheduled to Friday. U.S. time. Meanwhile, the Expedition 56 crew members focused on life science and sent down imagery and video of Hurricane Florence on Wednesday.

Mission controllers in Japan have rescheduled the HTV-7’s launch to Friday at 4:59 p.m. EDT (5:59 a.m. Sept. 15 Japan standard time) due to weather in the Pacific. The JAXA cargo craft is now planned to deliver over five tons of food, fuel, crew supplies and new science gear to the station Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7:25 a.m.

In space, four Expedition 56 astronauts teamed up throughout Wednesday to study how living in space affects microbes living inside the gastrointestinal system of rodents. Results will help doctors devise plans and treatments to keep astronauts healthy on long-term missions in outer space.

In the Atlantic, Hurricane Florence is headed for the east coast of the United States and forecasted to gain strength before landfall early Friday. As the orbital lab flew 250 miles above the category four storm this morning, the crew took the opportunity to capture photo and video of Florence.

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« Reply #451 on: 09/13/2018 01:46 PM »
NASA, Roscosmos Statement on International Space Station Leak
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The following is a joint statement from NASA and the Russian space agency Roscosmos about the investigation into a pressure leak on the International Space Station Aug. 29-30:

“NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Roscosmos General Director Dmitry Rogozin met for the first time yesterday via teleconference to discuss the status of International Space Station (ISS) operations in response to a request from Roscosmos.

“As part of their discussion, Dmitry Rogozin informed his American counterpart about Roscosmos’ decision to establish a Roscosmos-led Commission to investigate the cause of the leak in the Soyuz (MS-09/55S) spacecraft currently docked to the station.

“The Administrator and the General Director noted speculations circulating in the media regarding the possible cause of the incident and agreed on deferring any preliminary conclusions and providing any explanations until the final investigation has been completed.

“They affirmed the necessity of further close interaction between NASA and Roscosmos technical teams in identifying and eliminating cause of the leak, as well as continuation of normal ISS operations and NASA’s ongoing support of the Roscosmos-led Soyuz investigation. They acknowledged the entire crew is dedicated to the safe operation of the station and all docked spacecraft to ensure mission success.

“The Administrator and the Roscosmos General Director agreed to conduct their first face-to-face meeting at the Baikonur Cosmodrome on or about Oct. 10 when the NASA Administrator will visit Russia and Kazakhstan in conjunction with the upcoming Soyuz crew spacecraft launch of American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexy Ovchinin.” 
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-roscosmos-statement-on-international-space-station-leak

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« Reply #452 on: 09/13/2018 02:33 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/12/2018

H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-7 Launch Delay: Due to an unfavorable weather forecast for tomorrow’s HTV launch attempt, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has delayed the HTV-7 launch to Friday, 14 September at 20:59 GMT (15:59 CT) with capture on Tuesday, 18 September at 11:25 GMT (06:25 CT).

Rodent Research-7 (RR-7): The crew completed the first of two days of rodent operations for the RR-7 investigation. Crewmembers will perform bone densitometer scans, blood draws, fecal pellet collections, and sampling operations. The RR-7 investigation examines how the space environment affects the community of microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract of mice (also known as the microbiota). It also looks at microgravity’s effects on multiple physiological systems known to affect the microbiota, including the gastrointestinal, immune, metabolic, circadian, and sleep systems. These studies should help explain mechanisms underlying interactions between these systems and the role of the microbiota in these interactions.

Time Perception in Microgravity: The crew perform a session for ESA’s Time Perception in Microgravity investigation today. The accurate perception of objects in the environment is a prerequisite for spatial orientation and reliable performance of motor tasks.  Time is fundamental to motion perception, sound localization, speech, and fine motor

Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutrons (RADI-N2): Today a USOS crewmember retrieved eight bubble detectors from deployed locations inside the Japanese module (JPM1D5) and hand them over to a Russian crewmember, who will process all the detectors in the Bubble Reader.

Food Acceptability: Crewmember performed the questionnaire. The Food Acceptability investigation seeks to determine the impact of repetitive consumption of food currently available from the spaceflight food system.  Results are used in developing strategies to improve food system composition to support crew health and performance on long duration missions.

Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Urine Receptacle Remove and Replace (R&R): The crew removed and replaced the WHC Urine Receptacle and Insert Filter. After replacement, a functionality test of the WHC was performed and the WHC was declared operational.

Public Affairs Office (PAO) Live Event: Serena participated in a live Educational PAO event with Poudre High School in Fort Collins, Colorado.  A graduate from Poudre, Serena spoke with 100 to 300 students currently enrolled in various levels of physical science classes.  Today’s event will be incorporated into a culminating activity centered around science and experimental design in space.

Node 3 Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Activation and Data Gather: Yesterday afternoon, ground controllers powered up the Node 3 MCA to checkout the newly installed ORU 2 (S/N F0007) that was installed on 27 August. Controllers gathered data for approximately one hour and performed a Full Calibration while rapid sampling air from Node 1; teams are currently reviewing and interpreting the data collected during yesterday’s testing and this morning’s Zero Calibration.

Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Li-Ion Battery Data Logging: The crew terminated a second charging Autocycle of two EMU Long Life Batteries-2 (LLB-2s) with data logging. By analyzing data from these two Autocycles, ground experts will be able to better understand the charge and discharge capacities of these new and improved LLB-2 batteries as well as compare charging system performance between the on-orbit and ground based systems. Data gathered during the first Autocycle show that the first set of LLB-2 batteries charged last week are a GO for EVA and charged as expected.

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« Reply #453 on: 09/13/2018 06:05 PM »
http://blogs.esa.int/alexander-gerst/2018/09/13/hurricane-florence/

Hurricane Florence wide angle (Image credit: ESA/NASA–A. Gerst)

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« Reply #454 on: 09/13/2018 08:08 PM »
This is all getting very silly.

NASA is trying to squash conspiracy theories about the space station leak

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Wild theories of sabotage still persist two weeks after a mysterious pressure leak occurred on the International Space Station, and the gossip has gotten so nonsensical that both NASA and Russia’s state space corporation, Roscosmos, are now trying to quell the rumors.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/13/17855026/nasa-international-space-station-pressure-leak-sabotage-roscosmos

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Re: Expedition 56 Thread - also covering the ISS leak
« Reply #455 on: 09/14/2018 09:33 AM »
This is all getting very silly.

NASA is trying to squash conspiracy theories about the space station leak

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Wild theories of sabotage still persist two weeks after a mysterious pressure leak occurred on the International Space Station, and the gossip has gotten so nonsensical that both NASA and Russia’s state space corporation, Roscosmos, are now trying to quell the rumors.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/13/17855026/nasa-international-space-station-pressure-leak-sabotage-roscosmos

It's par for the course with the current state of discourse (and conspiracy theories) on social media that are then fed by alarmist headlines on news articles that often disagree with the content of the article itself.
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Re: Expedition 56 Thread - also covering the ISS leak
« Reply #456 on: 09/14/2018 10:11 AM »
Can someone translate Russian? Apparently the rumors are getting even more crazy in Russia.

https://twitter.com/katlinegrey/status/1040485251074727936
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« Reply #457 on: 09/14/2018 10:19 AM »
Sorry if this question has been answered already but do we know if the ISS has drill bits and machines even in their inventory? I find it actually hard to believe that they even have something on board as in zero G, any cutting machining would release tiny metal pieces to anywhere..

Is there a good cause for having a drill bit on board?

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« Reply #458 on: 09/14/2018 10:22 AM »
Run https://tass.ru/kosmos/5563975 through Google translate, it does a pretty good job.

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« Reply #459 on: 09/14/2018 11:51 AM »
do we know if the ISS has drill bits and machines even in their inventory? I find it actually hard to believe that they even have something on board as in zero G, any cutting machining would release tiny metal pieces to anywhere..

Is there a good cause for having a drill bit on board?

Yes, they do have drills. They may need during EVA, for example. And tools to vacuum the area if a job is done inside the ISS. Here is a pic of a pistol-grip tool in action:

https://hips.hearstapps.com/pop.h-cdn.co/assets/17/01/1024x737/gallery-1483722378-screen-shot-2017-01-06-at-104819-am.png

Said that, I will personally wait for the final report before listening to any further rumour, although interesting, about the accident.
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