ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/26/13

New Status:
Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Mobility Unit (EMU) Troubleshooting: Flight Engineer (FE)-3 Cassidy and FE-6 Nyberg performed a series of EMU troubleshooting steps on EMU 3011 to investigate the likely causes of the water issue experienced by FE-5 Parmitano during EVA 23.  This troubleshooting investigated the functionality of the fan, pump, and water separator.  Additionally, Cassidy and Nyberg dried out the EMU vent loop to determine if the EMU is able to support future loop scrub maintenance activity.  During troubleshooting, ground specialists did not see any off nominal signatures or any unexpected water leakage. Ground specialists continue to review data to determine future steps. 

Surface Telerobotics: Parmitano executed the second of three sessions of Surface Telerobotics.  Parmitano will control robots located at NASA Ames Research Center. The objective of the Surface Telerobotics is to examine how the crew can effectively tele-operate ground robots from orbit while constrained by factors related to the space environment, crew vehicle resources and communications.  This operation will obtain baseline engineering data, validate and correlate prior ground simulations, and reduce the risk that architecture/mission planning is based on inaccurate assumptions. 

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Today, Robotics Ground performed a Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) walkoff to Mobile Base System (MBS) Power Data Grapple Fixture (PDGF) 2.  During the walkoff, ground controllers performed checkout and diagnostics of the joints and end effector.  The planned walkoff was in preparation of H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-4 Rendezvous and Offset Grapple training sessions planned for next week and in preparation for the HTV-4 capture and berthing planned for August 9th.  MSS performance was nominal.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • Laptop RS2(1) Reboot [Complete]
  • RSS1, RSS2 Reboot. БРИ Temperature Check [Complete]
  • Reading REMINDER [Complete]
  • Reaction Self Test [Complete]
  • Reaction Self Test [Complete]
  • PROK – Urine Sample Collection [Complete]
  • HRF Urine Sample Collection and Scanning [Complete]
  • HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion [Complete]
  • SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test [Complete]
  • HRF – Activation of Centrifuge [Complete]
  • HRF – Samples Photo [Complete]
  • HRF Blood Draw [Complete]
  • Weekly Housekeeping [Complete]
  • HRF Refrigerated Centrifuge Configuration [Complete]
  • HAM Radio Power Up [Complete]
  • FPEF. Sensor Re-connect[Complete]
  • SURFACE. SSC Relocation [Complete]
  • SURFACE. Printout and Review the Experiment [Complete]
  • HRF – Closeout Ops [Complete]
  • HRF – Sample Insertion into MELFI [Complete]
  • MD30. Cable Connection [Complete]
  • Atmosphere Control and Supply (ACS) High Pressure Oxygen Bypass Configuration [Complete]
  • EMU 3011 Troubleshooting, Part 1 [Complete]
  • EMU 3011 Troubleshooting, Part 1 [Complete]
  • BLB – Drawer Installation [Complete]
  • Weekly Housekeeping [Complete]
  • Cleaning Auxiliary Computer System (ВКС) Laptops / r/g 1141 [Complete]
  • БМП (Micropurification Unit) Fan Grille Cleaning [Complete]
  • Assemble additional ЕДВ-У for WHC [Complete]
  • ISERV – Laptop Battery Replacement [Complete]
  • ISERV Configuration Inspection in WORF [Complete]
  • HTV Hardware Command Panel (HCP) Self-check [Complete]
  • NOD1 Stowage Rack Labeling [Complete]
  • OBSTANOVKA. (start) / r/g 3004
  • EMU 3011 Troubleshooting, Part 2 [Complete]
  • IMS Tagup (S-band) [Complete]
  • EMU 3011 Troubleshooting, Part 3 [Complete]
  • BIF. Cryogem-03 Thermostat Installation for the Experiment / r/g 3003
  • CASKAD. ТБУ-В No. 04 thermostat Installation for the Experiment / r/g 3001
  • ARIL.  ТБУ-В No. 02 Thermostat Installation for the Experiment / r/g 3002
  • SURFACE. Telerobotics GUI Training [Complete]
  • IMS and Stowage Conference [Complete]
  • PROK – Diet and Log Sheet Photos [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • IDENTIFIKATSIYA r/g 1813 [Complete]
  • SHD – Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
  • HMS Defibrillator Inspection [Complete]
  • On-orbit Hearing Assessment using EARQ [Complete]
  • HTV Hardware Command Panel (HCP) Checkout [Complete]
  • OBSTANOVKA. (termination)  r/g 3004
  • EMU 3011 Troubleshooting, Part 4 [Complete]
  • SURFACE. Crew conference [Complete]
  • SURFACE. Session 1 Ops [Complete]
  • ACS-HP O2 – Initial Reconfig [Complete]
  • SURFACE.  SSC Relocation [Complete]
  • Start BSA Battery Charge [Complete]
  • SURFACE. Crew Debrief [Complete]
  • Convert SSC2 back to wired in preparation for 52P Docking video streaming [Complete]
  • Reaction Self Test
  • Reaction Self Test

Task List

  • CEO Target
  • WHC KTO Replace
  • Roscosmos Report
  • Uragan Report
  • EKON Photo
  • CMS ARED Cylinder EVAC
  • COL LHA R&R [Complete]
  • Food-Trash Gather
  • IFM PVCU Photo
  • Regen WSTA Fill


  • Nominal Commanding
  • MSS Commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Saturday, 7/27: 52P Launch, Dock
Sunday, 7/28: Crew Off Duty
Monday, 7/29: HTV Rendezvous OBT, HTV Offset Grapple, CCF Hardware Stow, Ocular Health

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) Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Standby
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full up