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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 21 April 2014

Today: SpaceX (SpX)-3 Dragon Ingress and Cargo Transfer: Dragon hatch was opened earlier this morning. The crew began cargo operations by removing the Common Cabin Air Assembly (CCAA) Heat Exchanger (HX) from the center stack. Double cold bags were removed ahead of schedule. Dragon unpack continued throughout the day.

SpaceX (SpX)-3 Dragon Capture/Berth and Ingress: The crew captured Dragon at 6:14am CDT today.

SpaceX (SpX)-3 Launch: SpX-3 launched from Cape Canaveral today at 2:25pm CDT. After launch there was a delay with pressurization in part of the propulsion system. Pressurization was completed later and SpX3 is proceeding toward capture on Sunday, April 20, at 6:14am CDT.

In a briefing Friday, managers for NASA's International Space Station program previewed a spacewalk to replace a failed backup computer relay system on the space station's truss.

NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.

SpaceX (SpX)-3 Launch/Berth, Extravehicular Activity (EVA) 26 Status: The ISS Program elected to target April 18th and 19th for SpX launch attempts. Teams are evaluating the following options

Today: Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #26 Preparations: The crew completed the following tasks in preparation for EVA 26 to Remove and Replace (R&R) the failed External (EXT) Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM). The plan is to use Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU)s 3005 and 3011 for the EVA.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 14 April 2014

Today: SpaceX (SpX)-3 Launch Scrub: Today's planned SpX-3 launch from Cape Canaveral was scrubbed due to an issue with the launch vehicle. The next launch opportunity would be Friday, April 18, at 2:25pm CDT if the issue can be resolved.

Today: Hybrid Training Part Four: Commander (CDR) Wakata donned the Hybrid Training hardware which provides electrical impulses to his non-dominant arm during concentric and eccentric arm motions.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 9 April 2014

Today: 55 Progress (P) Launch and Dock: 55P successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome today at 10:26am CDT. After a nominal ascent and four orbit rendezvous, the spacecraft docked to the ISS DC-1 docking port at 4:14pm CDT. The Progress is delivering more than 1300 kg of cargo to the ISS.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 8 April 2014

Today: Skin-B: Flight Engineer (FE) 3 Swanson conducted his first Skin-B data collection using the Tewameter probe to measure the skin barrier function; the Visioscan Camera to measure skin surface topography; and the Corneometer probe to measure skin hydration.

Today: 54 Progress (54P) Undock: 54P successfully undocked from the ISS at 8:58am CDT. Progress will remain in orbit for the non-ISS-related "Radar-Progress" experiment April 13-18. Deorbit is planned for April 18 at 9:52am CDT.

Today: Lab Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Troubleshooting: On Monday, Remote Power Controller Module (RPCM) LAD62B_A RPC 12 experienced a trip. This RPC powers six selector valves internal to the Lab CDRA.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 2 April 2014

Today: Conjunction with Object #35758 Status: Ground teams received updated tracking data for a possible conjunction with Object #35758. The conjunction is of high concern and ground controllers will be tracking it throughout the evening.

Today: Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Advance Recycle Filter Tank Assembly (ARFTA) Change Out and Shock: Commander (CDR) Wakata and Flight Enginer (FE)-3 Swanson removed ARFTA serial number (S/N) 1 and installed S/N 2.

Today: X2R12.1 Software Transition: Today the ground team completed the X2R12.1 software update that was started on Saturday. All activities were successfully performed and the system is back in nominal configuration.

Three Expedition 39 Flight Engineers, Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Steve Swanson of NASA and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos, enter the International Space Station for a welcoming ceremony after a two-day mission to the orbital laboratory.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 27 March 2014

Today: 38 Soyuz (38S) Dock: 38S completed a thirty-four orbit rendezvous with successful docking to the Mini-Research Module (MRM)-2 port of the ISS at 6:53pm CDT. The addition of Soyuz crewmembers Skortsov, Artemyev, and Swanson returns the ISS to a full 6-crew complement. Following hatch opening, the entire crew participated in a welcome ceremony and later will conduct a safety briefing.

After launching in their Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 39/40 Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Steve Swanson of NASA and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos arrived at the International Space Station on March 27.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 26 March 2014

Today: 38 Soyuz (38S) Status: 38S is performing nominally following launch yesterday afternoon. 38S was originally planned to dock to the ISS to last night following a 4-orbit rendezvous plan.

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