ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/29/13

New Status:
52P Launch and Dock: 50P launched at 3:45pm CDT Saturday with nominal ascent. Rendezvous and docking occurred at 9:26pm CDT and were completed successfully in automated mode.

H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-4 Rendezvous and Capture On-Board Training (OBT):  Flight Engineer (FE)-3 Cassidy, FE-5 Parmitano, and FE-6 Nyberg conducted proficiency training in preparation for HTV-4 arrival on Friday, August 9 following launch on Saturday, August 3.  They reviewed the HTV-4 mission profile, rendezvous procedures, and crew interfaces for monitoring and commanding the HTV. Crewmembers also participated in a conference with ground specialists to review the OBT plan and discuss late changes to procedures and operations related to the HTV-4 mission.

HTV-4 Offset Grapple OBT: Cassidy and Nyberg completed the first of two offset grapple training sessions in preparation for HTV capture. They performed approaches with the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to practice maneuvering over the grapple pin to simulate HTV capture. The second training session is planned for August 5.

Ocular Health:  Parmitano and Nyberg collected blood pressure and vital sign data in support of the Ocular Health payload.  They also performed tonometry measurements with each acting as a Crew Medical Officer (CMO) and subject.  The Ocular Health protocol aims to systematically gather physiological data to characterize the Risk of Microgravity-Induced Visual Impairment/Intracranial Pressure on crewmembers assigned to a 6 month ISS increment. Researchers believe that by systematically measuring visual, vascular and central nervous system changes over the course of this experiment, a database could be developed to inform future in-flight research protocols, identify mechanisms, develop countermeasures, and direct clinical monitoring and clinical practice guidelines.

Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) 4 Status:  On Sunday, Data Processing Unit (DPU) 3 experienced problems following DPU 2 issues seen on July 22 which left ATV operating on one DPU. Today, ATV-Control Center (CC) performed ground testing and successfully reintegrated the DPUs.  Currently all three DPU’s are on and performing nominally.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • N2N-HATCH-UNLATCH [Complete]
  • OBT-HTV OFFST-GRAP1 [Complete]
  • OBT-SSRMS-DEBRIEF [Complete]
  • OBT-HTV-CONF [Complete]
  • OBT-HTV-RNDZ-CBT [Complete]
  • OBT-HTV-ROBO-RVW [Complete]
  • RGN-REC TNK-DRN INIT [Complete]
  • RGN-REC TNK-DRN TERM [Complete]
  • RGN-REC TNK-R&R [Complete]
  • RWS-CUP-UOP-DISABLE [Complete]
  • RWS-CUP-UOP-ENABLE [Complete]
  • Г-52P-БИТС-ЛКТ-INSTL [Complete]
  • Г-52P-ССВП-СтМ-DIS [Complete]
  • ИУС-ППЭ-RFRSH  [Complete]
  • ПЗЭ-МО-12-CDM-1 [Complete]
  • ПЗЭ-МО-9-PREP [Complete]
  • СУБА-ДПН-БКС-OUTF-PR [Complete]
  • R-PAO-SD-REP-REC [Complete]
  • OH-BP-OPS_FE5 [Complete]
  • OH-BP-OPS_FE6 [Complete]
  • OH-BP-OPS_OPR [Complete]
  • OH-TONOMTRY-TST S/U [Complete]
  • OH-TONOMTRY-TST-CMO [Complete]
  • OH-TONOMTRY-TST-SUB [Complete]
  • OH-VIS-TEST [Complete]
  • PROK-DIET C-LOG1_FE5 [Complete]
  • PROK-URN PH-TEST_FE5 [Complete]
  • REACTION-SLF-TST_FE5 [Complete]
  • REACTION-SLF-TST_FE6 [Complete]
  • БТХ-10-ACT [Complete]
  • БТХ-10-DEACT [Complete]
  • БТХ-10-EXTRACTION [Complete]
  • БТХ-10-PHOTO [Complete]
  • БТХ-10-UNSTW-RLCT [Complete]
  • БТХ-14-EXTR-ACT [Complete]
  • БТХ-14-PHOTO [Complete]
  • ГФИ-8-FSS-CHRG [Complete]
  • ГФИ-8-FSS-OBS [Complete]
  • ТЕХ-52-EXE

Task List

  • WHC KTO Replace
  • Roscosmos Report
  • Uragan Report
  • EKON Photo
  • JSL Port Troubleshooting
  • P/TV D3S Menu Set
  • CMS ARED Cylinder EVAC [Completed]
  • 52P USOS Unpack [In work]
  • Wipes-Towel Audit [Complete]
  • Regen WSTA Fill


  • Nominal Commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Tuesday, 7/30: SSRMS Capture Volume Checkout, OBT HTV robotics, Ocular Health/Panoptic
Wednesday, 7/31: JEM Laptop Cable reconfig, BCAT, ER7 RIC R&R, Ocular Health/Cardiac ops/ultrasound
Thursday, 8/01: MSPR Comm Checkout, OBT HTV Robotics/debrief, InSPACE3, Biolab D&C Cassette Install 

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