ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/23/13

New Status:
Marangoni-UVP2 Removal: Flight Engineer (FE)-3 Cassidy removed the processed Spatio-temporal Flow Structure in Marangoni Convection (Marangoni-UVP2) from the Fluid Physics Experiment Facility (FPEF) in advance of the installation of the next Marangoni experiment series.  He then proceeded to change out the lamps inside the FPEF and configure for tomorrow’s installation of the Marangoni Deformation 30 (MD30) in advance of the Dynamic Surf experiment scheduled during Increment 37.  Marangoni-UVP2 investigates Marangoni convection in microgravity, a process driven by the presence of a surface tension gradient produced by temperature differences occurring at a liquid/gas interface. Knowledge gained will improve the efficiency of thermal devices.  Dynamic Surf investigates Marangoni convection in microgravity, a process driven by the presence of a surface tension gradient produced by temperature differences occurring at a liquid/gas interface. Results will give information on how heat is transferred in microgravity, and improve the efficiency of thermal management systems.

Portable Emergency Provisions (PEPS)/Quick Don Mask Assembly (QDMA) Inspection: FE-5 Parmitano successfully completed a Portable Emergency Provisions (PEPS) and Quick Don Mask Assembly (QDMA) Inspection.  The Portable Fire Extinguishers (PFE) and Portable Breathing Apparatuses (PBA) tank quantities were within the nominal limits.

Tele-operator Control System (TOPУ) Drill: Commander (CDR) Vinogradov and FE-4 Yurchikhin participated in a Progress TOPУ drill with ground controllers in advance of the upcoming Progress vehicle traffic.  On July 25, 50 Progress will undock from the Docking Compartment (DC)-1 module.  On July 27, 52P is scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome and then rendezvous and dock at the DC1 nadir port 4-orbits later.

Robonaut Barcode Reader (BCR)/Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Test: FE-6 Nyberg configured Robonaut to utilize the BCR to scan a Cargo Transfer Bag (CTB) containing RFID tagged hardware.  Ground controllers commanded Robonaut, while Nyberg observed and cleared faults as required. She handed the BCR to Robonaut who successfully scanned the CTB and its contents. Robonaut then handed the BCR back to Nyberg for stowage. Following today’s operations, Nyberg returned Robonaut to its stowed location.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • БРИ Temperature Check  [Complete]
  • Reaction Self Test [Complete]
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
  • TORU OBT before ТГК 420 Launch.  [Complete]
  • Filling up ЕДВ from WDS3 Tanks Using Compressor  [Complete]
  • FPEF. Procedure Review [Complete]
  • MI-MSPR. Installation of Work Bench [Complete]
  • G1 – Camcorder Setup [Complete]
  • MI – Relocation [Complete]
  • ROBONAUT – Review [Complete]
  • ROBONAUT- Camcorder Setup [Complete]
  • ROBONAUT. CTB Prep [Complete]
  • Locating Antenna Switching Controller (БУАП)  [Complete]
  • ROBONAUT – Camcorder Setup [Complete]
  • ROBONAUT – Power Up [Complete]
  • IMS Update  [Complete]
  • R2. Robonaut Crew Assistance [Complete]
  • FPEF – Light Housing Assembly Swap [Complete]
  • On-orbit Hearing Assessment using EARQ [Complete]
  • PAO Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • G1 – Closeout Ops [Deferred]
  • Crew Prep for PAO [Complete]
  • Compound Specific Analyzer-Combustion (CSA-CP) Battery Checkout [Complete]
  • PAO Event [Complete]
  • Node2 Camcorder Reconfiguration  [Complete]
  • VELIKOYE NACHALO (GREAT START). Preparation  [Complete]
  • ТКГ 418 Stowage and IMS Ops / r/g 2814 [Complete]
  • VELIKOYE NACHALO (GREAT START). Review Video Script  [Complete]
  • PROK – Diet Log [Complete]
  • TOCA Calibration [Complete]
  • Inspection of Portable Breathing Apparatus (PBA) and Portable Fire Extinguisher (PFE), also Extension Hose Tee Kits (EHTK)  [Complete]
  • Portable Computer System (PCS) Log File Save, Notify MCC-H for Downlink [Complete]
  • GREAT START. Video of RS Experiments  [Complete]
  • Portable Computer System (PCS) Harddrive Imaging [Complete]
  • HRF – Accessories Kit Audit [Complete]
  • GREAT START. Closeout Ops  [Complete]
  • ТКГ 418 Stowage and IMS Ops  [Complete]
  • ССД-305 Light Removal from ТКГ 418  [Complete]
  • ROBONAUT. Velocicalc Retrieval from Robonaut [Complete]
  • ROBONAUT – Power Down [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • ROBONAUT – Reconfigure Camcorder for Nominal Ops [Complete]
  • ROBONAUT. CTB Return [Complete]
  • ТКГ 418 Stowage Completion Report (S-band) / r/g 2814 [Complete]
  • ROBONAUT – Hardware Disassembly [Complete]
  • Removal of two handles from the front of ТГК 418 hatch cover, installation of ТКГ 418 docking mechanism /Stow dismantled handles:  [Complete]
  • Terminate EMU Metox Regeneration [Complete]
  • Installation of ТГК 418 Docking Mechanism  [Complete]
  • TOCA 2 Data Recording [Complete]
  • Start EMU METOX Regeneration [Complete]
  • Thermolab – Instrumentation Ops for Circadian Rhythms [Complete]
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
  • Reaction Self Test [Complete] 

Task List

  • CEO Target [In Work]
  • WHC KTO Replace
  • Roscosmos Report
  • Uragan Report
  • EKON Photo                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  • WHC-EDV build
  • Regen WSTA Fill


  • Nominal Commanding
  • Robonaut Operations [Complete]

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Wednesday, 7/24: Marangoni Install, BCAT4 Sample Initiation, Lab Gas Trap R&R, PPSB Fuse Exchange
Thursday, 7/25: Marangoni FPEF Setup, MDCA Hardware Replacements, IWIS RSU Firmware Update
Friday, 7/26: HTV Rendezvous CBT, CCF Hardware Stow 

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

Component Status
Elektron On
Vozdukh On
[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) Off
[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) Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Standby
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full up