NASA Area Station Standing Report 13 December, 2022 – Superior Microgravity Analysis

NASA Space Station Status Report 13 December, 2022 – Advanced Microgravity Research

Astronaut Nicole Mann removes a small satellite tv for pc deployer. (Dec 9, 2022)


Two Expedition 68 crew members are making last preparations earlier than exiting the Worldwide Area Station on Wednesday for the 12th spacewalk of the yr. In the meantime, the remainder of the orbital residents saved up with superior microgravity analysis operations.

Commander Sergey Prokopyev needs to hitch Flight Engineer Dmitry Petelin to start a spacewalk at 9:20 pm EST on Wednesday. The duo will exit the Poisk modules‘s airlock and switch a radiator from the Rassvet module then join it to the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module.

The Roscosmos cosmonauts configured their Orlan spacesuits and reviewed their timeline in the present day to organize for the seven-hour spacewalk. Flight Engineer Anna Kikina joined the pair for the spacewalk assessment. She’s going to help the spacewalkers on Wednesday as she operates the European robotic arm maneuvering the radiator from Rassvet to Nauka.

Because the spacewalk preparations have been ongoing, a wide range of life science was underneath method aboard the orbital lab all through Tuesday. NASA Flight Engineers Nicole Mann different Josh Casada kicked off Tuesday accumulating their blood samples for processing and evaluation. Mann then moved on and took turns with NASA Flight Engineer Frank Rubio nourishing organic samples for a examine that explores how Bones heal in area.

Cassada additionally unloaded life assist gear from contained in the Cygnus area freighter and activated the {hardware} contained in the Quest airlock. Rubio started his day connecting elements contained in the Combustion Built-in Racka flames and fuels analysis system, earlier than aiding Cassada with the Cygnus cargo transfers.

astronaut Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Company (JAXA) spent Tuesday morning contained in the Kibo laboratory module servicing the NanoRacks Exterior Platform that locations and exposes experiments to the vacuum of area exterior the station. The veteran station resident wrapped up his day organising the liquid habits investigation to check fluids in microgravity presumably advancing the design of area techniques resembling life assist, automobiles, and gasoline tanks.

On Orbit Standing Report


Combustion Built-in Rack (CIR): CIR Absorber Cartridge QDs (Fast Disconnects) have been reconnected. The CIR consists of an optics bench, combustion chamber, gasoline and oxidizer management, and 5 completely different cameras for performing combustion investigations in microgravity.

Dose Distribution Contained in the Worldwide Area Station-3D (DOSIS-3D): DOSTEL-2 knowledge and energy cables have been faraway from DOSIS Primary Field in preparation for {hardware} return. ISS crewmembers are regularly uncovered to various ranges of radiation which might be dangerous to their well being. DOSIS-3D makes use of a number of energetic and passive detectors to find out the radiation doses contained in the ISS. The objective is a three-dimensional radiation map masking all sections of the ISS.

JAXA Low Temp Protein Crystallization Progress (PCG): JAXA PCG Container was retrieved from the FROST (Freezer-Fridge Of STirling cycle). Images have been taken and the crew checked for screws inside, after which re-stowed it into the FROST. The target of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Company Low Temperature Protein Crystallization Progress (JAXA Low Temp PCG) investigation is to develop top quality protein crystals in microgravity. The crystals are returned to Earth to find out protein buildings intimately; the buildings are used to develop pharmaceutical medicine, and to discover the thriller of our lives. The protein samples are launched to the ISS by a SpaceX Dragon Cargo Automobile and crystallized at 4°C utilizing the counter-diffusion technique.

Liquid habits: Liquid Conduct Field A was setup for Run-1. Fluid habits within the micro/low-gravity setting is completely different from the habits on Earth, and the fluid habits within the system typically impacts its efficiency. The Remark of Liquid Conduct in Partial G Surroundings investigation gives necessary info for engineers and scientists to higher predict how liquid behaviors within the low gravity setting for the optimum design of kit for future area actions.

NanoRacks Exterior Platform (NREP) Inserts: The LiSR (Longwave Infrared Sensing demonstrator) {hardware} was eliminated, and the IAEA {hardware} was put in. Feasibility Examine on Seed Irradiation in Area for Induced Genetic Variety and Plant Mutation Breeding (NanoRacks-IAEA) exposes seeds of two plant species to microgravity and cosmic radiation inside and out of doors of the ISS for 3 to seven months. After return to Earth, the seeds are germinated, and the biology and genome of the crops evaluated. Utilizing radiation to induce genetic variations is often used to assist choose for fascinating traits in crops. Outcomes could advance breeding to develop crop varieties capable of stand up to more and more harsh rising environments on Earth created by local weather change.


Atmospheric Management System (ACS) Nitrogen Oxygen Recharge System (NORS) Oxygen Switch Operations: Immediately, the crew began with the gathering of a brand new NORS Tank in preparation of set up. Partially 1, the crew first terminated O2 Fuel Switch from NORS and configured for NORS O2 Teardown. Then the crew ready the realm for the brand new O2 tank. Lastly, the crew put in the NORS O2 Recharge Tank to the ISS Airlock oxygen tanks through equalization. NORS tanks and their assist fixtures are designed to be plugged into the station’s present air provide community to refill the tanks that have been used earlier than and introduced up aboard area shuttles.

Accomplished Activity Listing Actions:

  • EVA FPS Device Stow (GMT 345/346)
  • IFM WAP Restore

Immediately’s Floor Actions:
All actions are full until in any other case famous.

  • Hardline O2 Unavailable
  • Replace the IOS on routers
  • ARS TAS Vacuum Leak Test
  • NanoRacks Exterior Platform {Hardware} SWAP
  • JEM Airlock Depressurization and Vent

Look forward plan

Wednesday, December 14 (GMT 348)

  • JAXA JWRS Tools Alternate Half 2 (JAXA)
  • Liquid Conduct Run 2 (JAXA)
  • Plant Hab-03A Evaluate (NASA)
  • Repository Urine and Blood (NASA)
  • Rodent Entry Unit Clear (NASA)
  • Commonplace Measures Publish Sleep Questionnaire (NASA)


  • COL HD VCA-1 R&R
  • EVA Process Evaluate
  • EVA Process Convention
  • EVA Helmet Operations
  • EVA DOUG Evaluate
  • RS EVA 56

Thursday, December 15 (GMT 349)

  • CBEF-L Field LTL Valve Shut (JAXA)
  • Liquid Conduct Closeout (JAXA)
  • MELFI Icebrick Set up (NASA)
  • Plant Hab-03A Water Fill (NASA)
  • SABL CO2 Controller Set up (NASA)
  • Spaceborne Pc 2 Information Recording (NASA)
  • Commonplace Measures Pre-Sleep Questionnaire (NASA)
  • VEG-05 Wick Open and Plant Test (NASA)


  • IFM Thermal Amine Scrubber Management Unit Elimination
  • EVA instrument configuration
  • Dragon Powered Cargo Pallet Sleeve Troubleshooting
  • EMU Cuff Guidelines Incorporation

Friday, December 16 (GMT 350)

  • JAXA JWRS Valve Change (JAXA)
  • MELFI Icebrick Insert (NASA)
  • Moveable Pulmonary Perform System Calibrate (ESA)
  • Sphere Digicam-1 Meeting


  • EHS PWD Pattern Acquire
  • OBT EVA ROBoT session
  • US EVA Helmet Mild Set up
  • US EVA REBA checkout
  • US EVA Battery Checkout
  • ROBO Process Convention

Immediately’s Deliberate Actions:
All actions are full until in any other case famous.

  • HRF Generic Urine Assortment and Reclamation
  • HRF Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Assortment Operations
  • Cable Disconnection After All Stable State Li-ion Battery Cost
  • Lack of ISS Perspective Management (LOAC) Process Evaluate After Replace
  • CIR Higher Rack Doorways Open and Shut
  • Moveable Onboard Computer systems (POC) Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) Software program Evaluate
  • CIR Absorber Cartridge Mate
  • NanoRacks Exterior Platform Operations Evaluate
  • Actiwatch Plus HRF Rack 2 Setup and Stow
  • MELFI Ice Brick Collect
  • MELFI 2 Ice Brick Inserts 1
  • NanoRacks Exterior Platform {Hardware} Collect and Swap
  • ACS NORS Oxygen Switch Termination and Initiation
  • NREP camcorder video setup
  • JEM Airlock Slide Desk (ST) Extension to and Retraction from JPM Facet
  • Charging EVA Digicam D4 Battery
  • NanoRacks Exterior Platform Elimination from the ST
  • Switch Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • NanoRacks Exterior Platform Module-15 Set up
  • Thermal Amine A/C Reset
  • Liquid Conduct Experiment Familiarization and Merchandise Gathering
  • JAXA LT PCG pattern preparation
  • Dose DOSTEL-2 and Cables Elimination
  • Liquid Conduct Field A Set up to Cell Biology Experiment Facility – Left (CBEF-L)
  • ISS HAM Radio Energy Down in Service Module
  • Commonplace Measures Pre-Sleep Questionnaire

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