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ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/27/2020

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Astrobee:  In preparation for the upcoming Kibo Robot Programming challenge checkout, the crew reviewed the Astrobee On-Board Training.  The Astrobee team has been working for the past several weeks to map the Japanese Experiment Module to allow Astrobee navigation.  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 can accommodate up to three investigations.

BioMole Facility:  In preparation for the activities later this week, the crew performed a successful activation and checkout of the miniPCR and MinION systems. The BioMole Facility non-culture-based samples are capable of providing microbial identification on-orbit within days of sampling.  The goal of this Tech Demo is to conduct comparative analysis for possible replacement of current microbial monitoring systems. 

Colloidal Clusters: The crew removed the 3 Colloidal Clusters sample containers from the FROST refrigerator/freezer and mixed the components in the sample bags, which initiated the investigation.  The experiment will run for 48-72 hours, be exposed to ultraviolet illumination, and then stowed for return.  JAXA’s Colloidal Clusters investigates the mechanism for formation of tetrahedral clusters of negatively and positively charged particles suspended in liquid. These clusters are examined and characterized after return to Earth. The clusters may be useful as building blocks of future photonic, or light-manipulating, materials.

ExHAM (Exposed Experiment Handrail Attachment Mechanism):  In order to prepare for the ExHAM use of the JEM airlock, the crew removed and stowed the hardware used to previously deploy the NRCSD-18 (NanoRacks Cubesat Deployer – mission 18) satellites.  The crew then installed the HXP (Handhold Exp Platform) onto the MPEP (Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform Assembly).  The ExHAM facility enables space experiments to be performed in the exposed space environment, by attachment to the Japanese Experiment Module Kibo’s Exposed Facility (EF).

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Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) Mobility Unit (EMU) Maintenance: The crew performed an EMU swap to bring EMUs 3008 and 3009 into the airlock to perform loop scrub maintenance.  The loop scrubs were completed nominally.

Quick Disconnect (QD) Maintenance: On June 4, the crew attempted to replace one of two Advanced Plant Habitat (APH) Environmental Control System (ECS) modules. During the activity the APH ITCS return QD leaked. Today, at the request of the APH team, the crew cleaned and re-lubricated the sleeve and internal components of the QD to return the system to nominal config.

Payloads Network Attached Storage (NAS) Cleaning: The crew cleaned inlet/outlet vents of the NAS to prevent the NAS from automatically powering off due to inadequate processor or Hard Drive cooling that can be caused by blocked vents.

Robotic Survey of SpaceX Demo-2 (DM-2) Thermal Protection System (TPS): On Friday and Saturday a robotic survey of the SpaceX DM-2 Dragon heat shield was performed. SpaceX reported that the survey was successful and no notable damage was indicated.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • 76P USOS unpack (in work)
  • HTV cargo transfer ops (in work)
  • EVA tool stow (in work)

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

  • EVA EMU maintenance support
  • Payloads ops support

Look Ahead Plan

Tuesday, 7/28 (GMT 210)
Payloads:

  • Astrobee
  • BioMole ops
  • Drop Formation Study
  • MELFI icebrick insertions
  • Plant Hab -02 prep
  • Astrobee-On
  • PLT4 checks
  • Robo-Pro checkout 2 

Systems:

  • WHC UR R&R
  • EVA A/L restow
  • Robot Programming challenge c/o 2 

Wednesday, 7/29 (GMT 211)
Payloads:

  • BioMole Placement [systems]
  • Drop Formation Study
  • FIR/LMM/ACE-T4 module config
  • MELFI icebrick insertions
  • Plant Hab -02 ECS work 

Systems:

  • DM2 cargo ops
  • DM2 crew suit checkout

Thursday, 7/30 (GMT 212)
Payloads:

  • Colloidal Clusters experiment stop
  • Drop Formation Study
  • Food Physiology Brief
  • GLACIER/MELFI transfers
  • ISS HAM pass
  • POLAR sample transfers 

Systems:

  • LIDAL uninstall
  • IFM CQ Deck cleaning 

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

  • ТБУ (Universal Bioengineering Thermostat)
  • CONSTANTA-2. Cassette retrieval from ТБУ-В No.7 and setup on the panel for 1-hour warmup
  • NREP XF305 Video Setup
  • Searching for the kit to replace Orlan-MKS patches
  • JEM Airlock Leak Check
  • Preventive Maintenance of FS1 Laptop
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Extension to JPM Side
  • BRI Monthly Maintenance.
  • NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer Removal from the MPEP
  • KONTROL. Indicator P/L measuring mode switchover
  • CONSTANTA-2. Preparation and execution 1
  • CONSTANTA-2.  Photography of the Experiment Ops
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Tritel Hardware Monitoring
  • Handhold Exp Platform Adapter installation
  • Weekly c/o of RS video recording equipment
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Retraction from JPM Side
  • SCENARIY. Observation and photography of catastrophic events and their aftermath
  • In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Quick Disconnect (QD) Corrective Maintenance
  • Nikon camera sync with station time
  • Checking БД-2 treadmill carriage position and photography
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Biomole Activation and Checkout (ACO) for MiniPCR
  • [СТТС] Reconfiguration for MRM1
  • SEPARATION. Restoring urine distillation in urine water regeneration system [СРВ-У-РС]
  • Microgravity Science Glovebox Activation
  • Exercise Data Downlink via OCA
  • Comm reconfig for nominal ops
  • Urine Transfer System Offload EDV Swap
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain
  • Vacuum Cleaning of Dust collectors ПC1, ПС2 filter cartridges in FGB  (panels  203, 403)
  • Progress 444 (DC1) priority and US cargo transfers and IMS Ops
  • Gather Items for CFA1 R&R and COL1D1 reconfiguration
  • MO-21. Cryogem-03 refrigerator setup
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain Part 2
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Biomole Activation and Checkout (ACO) for MiniPCR
  • UF-ATMOSFERA. Hardware and electrical connections setup
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Fill Part 3
  • UF-ATMOSFERA. PL activation

Source: https://blogs.nasa.gov/stationreport/2020/07/27/iss-daily-summary-report-7272020/

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MOHAWK INDUSTRIES INVESTIGATION INITIATED BY FORMER LOUISIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates the Officers and Directors of Mohawk Industries, Inc. – MHK

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NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq., a partner at the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC (“KSF”), announces that KSF has commenced an investigation into Mohawk Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MHK).  

On July 25, 2019, after a series of prior negative financial revelations, the Company disclosed that sales for its Flooring NA segment were down 7% due to “lower demand” for certain products resulting in excess inventory that had impacted its sales and margins.

Thereafter, the Company and certain of its executives were sued in a securities class action lawsuit, charging them with failing to disclose material information during the Class Period regarding improper revenue recognition, demand and inventory levels as well as fraudulent channel stuffing, among other things, violating federal securities laws. The case remains ongoing.

Then, on July 13, 2020, the Company disclosed it received subpoenas from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission related to the above issues.

KSF’s investigation is focusing on whether Mohawk’s officers and/or directors breached their fiduciary duties to Mohawk’s shareholders or otherwise violated state or federal laws. 

If you have information that would assist KSF in its investigation, or have been a long-term holder of Mohawk shares and would like to discuss your legal rights, you may, without obligation or cost to you, call toll-free at 1-877-515-1850 or email KSF Managing Partner Lewis Kahn ([email protected]), or visit https://www.ksfcounsel.com/cases/nyse-mhk/ to learn more.

About Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC

KSF, whose partners include former Louisiana Attorney General Charles C. Foti, Jr., is one of the nation’s premier boutique securities litigation law firms. KSF serves a variety of clients – including public institutional investors, hedge funds, money managers and retail investors – in seeking to recover investment losses due to corporate fraud and malfeasance by publicly traded companies. KSF has offices in New York, California and Louisiana.

To learn more about KSF, you may visit www.ksfcounsel.com.

Contact:
Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC
Lewis Kahn, Managing Partner
[email protected]
1-877-515-1850
1100 Poydras St., Suite 3200
New Orleans, LA 70163

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MegaFans and IGDA Foundation Partner for Charity eSports Tournaments Series

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SAN DIEGO, Sept. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — MegaFans (Mobile eSports Gaming Fanatics), a San Diego area-based mobile-casual eSports platform, has partnered with the International Game Developers Association Foundation again to produce a series of charity fundraising events using MegaFans eSports tournament platform and mobile-casual eSports games. The first tournament runs September 1 – 30, 2020 and is featured on the popular mobile eSports puzzle game, Candy Boo – Tournament Edition. The eSports tournaments are being promoted to raise awareness and funds to go toward the IGDA Foundation’s Diversity Initiative, to improve lives of game developers around the world.

The inaugural tournament in the series is being played on the popular, massive multi-player game, Candy Boo eSports Tournament Edition with over 100,000 downloads. Candy Boo Tournament Edition games are available on both the Apple and Google Play Stores and can be found at https://apps.apple.com/us/app/candy-boo-esports-tournament/id1447419350 and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.megafans.candyboo&hl=en_US respectively. MegaFans is offering virtual and real prizes to the first 76 winners of the tournament. There is a live leader board inside the game that allows players to see their position. 

The IGDA Foundation eSports Tournament is fun, challenging and easy to enter: Download the game, register with an email address or mobile phone number and make in-app purchases for tokens to play the game. Revenue from the token purchases go to the IGDA Foundation as donations and are tax deductible. Prizes will be matched with donations to the IGDA Foundation. Players and supporters are also encouraged to make direct donations outside the eSport tournament to the Camp Pendleton USO, by visiting https://igdafoundation.org.

Previously, MegaFans worked with the IGDA Foundation on the Stay in the Game Relief Fund which raised over $100,000 and MegaFans was the third-largest publicly active contributor.

About MEGAFANS Inc.

MegaFans Inc. is a mobile casual eSports gaming platform company that develops, publishes and manages turnkey, integrated software solutions for mobile games, enabling them to offer a competitive eSports tournament environment for the audience which increases retention, monetization and community growth through this novel approach. MegaFans delivers an inclusive, richer experience for the 2.5 billion mobile casual gaming community globally.

About IGDA Foundation

The IGDA Foundation advances a diverse workforce and ecosystem for the video game industry to better reflect the millions of passionate players enjoying video games worldwide. 

The IGDA-F focuses on promoting a game development community representative of, and welcoming and inclusive to, every person who wants to make games. The IGDA-F garners support for diversity and inclusion in the video game industry with initiatives such as its IGDA Scholars, Velocity and Next Gen Leaders programs, with others in the pipeline.

The IGDA Foundation is a public charity, registered as a 501(c)(3) organization in the United States.

To find out more about the IGDA Foundation’s initiatives visit http://igdafoundation.org.

Media Contact:

Jeff Donnelley
(619) 921-8167
[email protected]

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