ISS Daily Summary Report – 05/24/13

New Status: 
Seedling Growth Experiment: Flight Engineer (FE)-3 Cassidy removed the Experiment Container (EC) and inserted it into the Minus Eighty-Degree Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) which completed the 4th and final run of this experiment. Seedling Growth studies the effects of microgravity on the growth of plants and is being performed on board the ISS in collaboration with the European Space Agency. Images of the plants were captured and downlinked to Earth. Samples of the plants were harvested and will be returned to Earth for scientific analysis. The results of this experiment can lead to information that will aid researchers in food production studies concerning future long-duration space missions, as well as data that will enhance crop production on Earth.

Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) Wake Radiator Photography Survey: Cassidy took photos of the AMS Wake Radiator and downlinked them to the ground to assist with characterizing potential surface discoloration that was observed on the AMS wake radiator during the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) / Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) video survey performed on January 25. AMS requires resolution / characterization of this potential discoloration to complete imagery in the near term as it will assist AMS in understanding anomalous thermal signatures for avionics on this radiator and may help determine future courses of action.

EXpedite PRocessing of Experiments to Space Station (EXPRESS) Laptop Computer (ELC)-3 Laptop Software Load: Cassidy loaded EXPRESS Rack 3 laptop with software Version 9.0.  Following this activity, he reloaded payload specific software unique to this laptop for Serial Network Flow Monitor (SNFM) and European Modular Cultivation System (EMCS) experiments.  

Today’s Planned Tasks
· CIR – Hardware Teardown  [Complete] 
· Daily Planning Conference (S-band)  [Complete] 
· COL – D1 Rack Check [Complete] 
· Comm Config prior to MRM1 Ops  [Complete] 
· Replacement of SM ПФ1-4 Dust Filter Cartridge  [Complete] 
· Equipment Search for Low Noise Fan ЦВ3 Installation in MRM1 / r/g 2438 [Complete] 
· SDGR. EC Removal from EMCS Rotor A [Complete] 
· Installation of Low Noise Fan ЦВ3 in MRM1 [Complete] 
· SDGR. Sampling Ops [Complete] 
· Cleaning ВД1 and ВД2 Air Ducts in MRM2  [Complete] 
· SDGR. MELFI Sample Insertion [Complete] 
· SDGR – Container Setup [Complete] 
· SDGR. Sample Processing and Cleanup [Complete] 
· В3 Fan Screen Cleaning in MRM2 [Complete] 
· ARED Flywheel Cylinder Evacuation [Complete] 
· Comm Reconfig upon Completion of MRM1 Ops [Complete] 
· On-orbit Hearing Assessment using EARQ [Complete] 
· Downlink of Noise Level Data [Complete] 
· IMS and Stowage Conference [Complete] 
· BCAT-C1 Image Transfer and Camera Intervalometer Set [Complete] 
· SM Ventilation System Preventive Maintenance [Complete]
· СТТС Configuration for MRM2 [Complete]
· Kulonovskiy Kristall Experiment. r/g 2424 [Complete]
· SDGR MWA Reconfiguration  [Complete] 
· Comm reconfig in MRM2 for Nominal Ops
· KULONOVSKIY KRISTALL. r/g 2424 [Complete] 
· IMS Update
· AQM – Power Cycling [Complete] 
· ТВ-MPEG2. MPEG2 Video Test – ESA MPEG2 ENCODER Primary [Complete]
· AMS – Photography of Radiator [Complete] 
· СОЖ Maintenance  
· EXPRS3 – Laptop Application Load [Complete] 
· EXPRS3 – Application Load and Laptop Config for the Experiment [Complete] 
· EMCS – Laptop Software Load  [Complete] 
· URAGAN. Photo Spectrum System Battery Charge (start) / r/g 2437 [Complete] 
· Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete] 

Task List
· Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site / r/g 0484
· РСПИ. Photo-Video Data Prep on RSS2 for Downlink via РСПИ / r/g 2003
· URAGAN Observations and Photography / r/g 2422
· ECON-M. Observations and Photography
· RGN WSTA Fill   [Complete] 
· WHC KTO Replace
· CEO Ops
· LAB1O2 Cleanup [Complete] 
· N2 Spare Tools Audit
· IMV Flow Measurements

· Nominal Commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Saturday, May 25: Weekend off duty
Sunday, May 26: Weekend off duty
Monday, May 27: ISTAR T2 6-month maintenance, EXPRESS Rack 1 Laptop Software Load

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

Component Status
Elektron On
Vozdukh On
[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) On
[СКВ] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”) Off
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab Operate
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 Standby
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab Off
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Operate
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Standby
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full Up