Results tagged “Expedition 40”

Today: NanoRack CubeSat Deployer (NRCSD) Operations: Last night the ground team deployed 4 Cosmogia Dove CubeSats via the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS). Four additional CubeSats are scheduled for deployment tonight.

Today: NanoRack Cubesat Deployer (NRCSD) Operations: Today the ground started a series of deployments of Cosmogia Dove CubeSats from the NRCSD via the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS).

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 18 August 2014

Russian Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #39: EV1 Alexander Skvortsov and EV2 Oleg Artemyev successfully completed a 5 hour 11 minute EVA. The following tasks were completed:

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 15 August 2014

Today: Orbital-2 Cygnus Unberth: Cygnus was unberthed from the ISS at 4:10am and released at 5:40am CDT. After unberth, Cygnus completed two burns to move above and trailing behind the ISS.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 14 August 2014

Today: Electromagnetic Levitation (EML) Preparation: Commander (CDR) Swanson and Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Gerst transferred EML cargo from ATV-5 in preparation for EML installation in the European Drawer Rack (EDR) in the Columbus module.

EVA specialist Devan Bolch narrates this computer animated video of the tasks that Expedition 40 cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev are slated to perform during their Aug. 18, 2014 spacewalk outside the International Space Station.

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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 13 August 2014

Today: Body Measures: Commander (CDR) Swanson Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Wiseman conducted their Flight Day (FD)135 and FD 80 sessions, respectively, of Body Measures.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 12 August 2014

Today: Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV)-5 Docking: ATV-5 successfully docked to the ISS Service Module (SM) aft port at 8:30 am CDT. Hatch opening and air scrubbing are scheduled for tomorrow, with cargo operations beginning on Thursday. ATV will remain docked to the ISS until early next year.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 11 August 2014

Today: Resist Tubule: Over the weekend, Commander (CDR) Swanson removed the Resist Tubule samples from the +2 Celsius Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI), inserted the samples into Measurement Experiment Unit B and attached the unit inside the Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) 1-gravity Incubator Unit (IU).

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 8 August 2014

Today: Robonaut Mobility Upgrades: Commander (CDR) Swanson continued Robonaut mobility upgrades by installing a control board and reinstalled the waist superdriver. On Monday, the crew will continue with the mobility upgrades, which are in preparation for the leg installation activities at a later date.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 7 August 2014

Today: Binary Colloidal Alloy Test (BCAT)-Canada 1 (C1) Image Transfer: Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Wiseman homogenized cuvette samples and took photos after mixing. He then set up the camera intervalometer.

Today: Robonaut Setup: Commander (CDR) Swanson gathered tools and set up the Robonaut hardware in preparation for mobility upgrades tomorrow.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 5 August 2014

Today: Circadian Rhythms: Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Gerst removed the Circadian Rhythms hardware to end a 36 hour data take and downloaded the data to the ground for analysis.

Today: Binary Colloidal Alloy Test (BCAT)-Canada 1 (C1) Image Transfer: Commander (CDR) Swanson transferred BCAT-C1 images, set the camera intervalometer and verified the camera was set up to take images of the BCAT-C1 samples.

Today: Burning and Suppression of Solids (BASS)-II Operations: Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Gerst conducted flame tests for the BASS-II investigation which examines the burning and extinction characteristics of a wide variety of fuel samples in microgravity.

NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 31 July 2014

Today: Burning and Suppression of Solids (BASS)-II Operations: Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Wiseman conducted flame tests for the BASS-II investigation which examines the burning and extinction characteristics of a wide variety of fuel samples in microgravity.

Today: FLame Extinguishment Experiment (FLEX)-2 Operations: Commander (CDR) Swanson removed the Combustion Integration Rack (CIR) alignment guides which isolated the rack and allowed ground teams to start another FLEX-2 test point via ground commanding.

Today: Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV)-5 Launch: ATV-5 George Lemaitre launched today at 6:47pm CDT from Kourou, French Guiana.

Today: Burning and Suppression of Solids (BASS)-II Operations: Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Gerst conducted flame tests for the BASS-II investigation. The concurrent rods were burned as well as flat nomex fabric sample.

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