ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/30/13

New Status:
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Layer2 Ethernet Hub and Multiplexer (LEHX) Setup:  Flight Engineer (FE)-3 Cassidy configured the LEHX Hub and a System Laptop Terminal (SLT) with a medium rate data cable to enable communication with the Improved Payload Ethernet Hub Gateway (iPEHG). He set up the SLT to communicate with the Joint Station Local Area Network (JSL) and Space Station Integration and Promotion Center (SSIPC) over the ISS Ku Band.  Following full deployment and configuration, the LEHX Hub will allow remote administrative access to onboard JAXA laptops, file up and downlink capabilities to JAXA laptops, and video conferencing capabilities using medical laptops thereby enhancing Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) operations and contribute to crew time efficiencies.    

HII-Transfer Vehicle (HTV) Robotic Onboard Trainer (ROBoT) Training: Cassidy and FE-6 Nyberg completed two capture point hold runs to practice free drift timing, response to malfunctions, nominal rate approaches, and 2 meter approaches in preparation for HTV-4.  HTV-4 is planned to launch August 3rd and berth to ISS on August 9th.

Robotic Work Station (RWS) Capture Volume Checkout: Robotics Ground Controllers were unable to complete the RWS Capture Volume Checkout in preparation on HTV-4.  This checkout verifies the Capture Volume overlay by maneuvering the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to various positions within the Capture Volume to confirm the overlay has been drawn correctly. The SSRMS was in position as expected, however the capture volume overlay was not being drawn correctly. Ground specialists are investigating the issue and assessing forward plans.  Following the attempted test, Robotics Ground Controllers maneuvered the SSRMS back to a park position.

Ocular Health: Cassidy performed eye exams using the Fundoscope on Parmitano and Nyberg. 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.

Columbus Thermal Control System (TCS) Degassing Operations:  As a follow-up task from the Columbus (COL) Water Pump Assembly (WPA)-2 Remove & Replace (R&R) and Commissioning completed earlier this month, Parmitano set up the Columbus hydrocyclone to remove gas bubbles from the Columbus TCS.  The hydrocyclone removes excess gas bubbles from the coolant in the TCS by using centrifugal force to move the coolant and gas inside a vortex to separate and vent the gas through a vent valve.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • Laptop RS2(1) Reboot [Complete]
  • SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test [Complete]
  • RSS22 Reboot / r/g 1009 step 1 [Complete]
  • PROK – Urine Sample Collection [Complete]
  • Reaction Self Test [Complete]
  • Reaction Self Test [Complete]
  • Biochemical Urine Test [Complete]
  • Biochemical Urine Test  [Complete]
  • Biochemical Urine Test  [Complete]
  • Biochemical Urine Test  [Complete]
  • URYSIS Hardware Stow [Complete]
  • Verification of anti-virus scan results on Auxiliary Computer System (ВКС) laptops / r/g 2754 [Complete]
  • Monitor Camcorder Setup [Complete]
  • Report to MCC Anti-virus scanning results (S-band) / r/g 2754 [Complete]
  • Installation and connection of СУБА cable [Complete]
  • G1 – Camcorder Setup [Complete]
  • SCOF Cable Connection [Complete]
  • JEM-USB – Virus Check [Complete]
  •  ISS – HAM Radio Session [Complete]
  • LEHX HUB and SLT Setup for KU Bidirectional Deployment [Complete]
  • CIR – Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • Replacement of Urine Receptacle [МП] and Filter-Insert [Ф-В] in the Toilet [АСУ]. [Complete]
  • COL1D1 Rack Stowage Relocation in Columbus [Complete]
  • SLT – Installation [Complete]
  • BIOEMULSIYA. Placement in Thermostat at +4 deg / r/g 3048 [Complete]
  • BIOEMULSIYA. Photography of the Experiment Ops / r/g 3049 [Complete]
  • Tool Retrieval for Degassing in Columbus [Complete]
  • On MCC Go Installation and connection of СУБА cable [Complete]
  • ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position Check [Complete]
  • G1 – Closeout Ops [Complete]
  • Installation and connection of СУБА cable (17КС.10Ю 8210А-10830) to support Biaxial Guidance Platform (ДПН) integration into ISS RS SM. Tagup with specialists (S-band) / r/g 3008nu [Complete]
  • ТКГ 420 Transfers and IMS Ops  r/g 3032 , 3043, 3047 [Complete]
  • COL-HYD – Setup prior to Degassing [Complete]
  • System Laptop Terminal (SLT) Reboot [Complete]
  • EXPRS7. Rack and Laptop Computer Restore [Complete]
  • Downlink photos of space behind panels and СУБА cable location areas for ДПН / r/g 3008nu [Complete]
  • Monitor Camcorder Setup [Complete]
  • WRS Sample Collection [Complete]
  • RWS Powerdown in Cupola  [Complete]
  • COL-HYD – Setup after Degassing [Complete]
  • TOCA Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Sample Analysis [Complete]
  • SLT – Closeout [Complete]
  • Photo/TV Setup for ROBoT Ops
  • Setup for Robotics OBT [Complete]
  • ТК 709 Kazbek Fit Check [Complete]
  • PROK – Controlled Diet Log [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance r/g 3058 [Complete]
  • WSTA – Fill [Complete]
  • OBT – HTV Rendezvous and Docking Review [Complete]
  • Filling 7 ЕДВ from ATV WDS Tank 3 Using Compressor [Deferred]
  • ТКГ 420 Transfers and IMS Ops r/g 3032 , 3043, 3047 [Complete]
  • COL-HYD – Restow after the activity [Complete]
  • COL1D1 Rack Stowage Relocation in Columbus [Complete]
  • WSTA – Fill [Complete]
  • SM, ТКГ 420, ТК 709 TVS Test r/g 3060 [Complete]
  • WSTA –  [Complete]
  • Onboard Training (OBT) Robotics Onboard Trainer (ROBoT) Conference [Complete]
  • WSTA – Fill [Complete]
  • Stow Video Equipment Used during ROBoT Ops
  • ASEPTIC Glovebox-S Preparation / r/g 3053 [Deferred]
  • In-flight water treatment and stowage
  • RGN – Remove depress hose for nominal operations [Complete]
  • TOCA Water Sample Analysis[Complete]
  • ТКГ 420 Transfers and IMS Updates  [Complete]
  • Ocular Health (OH) – Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • CONTROL. Checking Hardware Intial Condition / r/g 3054 [Complete]
  • Ocular Health (OH) – Prep [Complete]
  • Ocular Health (OH) Fundoscope Exam [Complete]
  • IMS Update  [Complete]
  • ARIL. r/g 3055
  • Ocular Health (OH) – Prep [Complete]
  • Ocular Health (OH) Fundoscope Exam [Complete]
  • Ocular Health (OH) – Equipment Stowage [Complete]
  • Reading REMINDER
  • Reaction Self Test

Task List

  • CEO Ops
  • WHC KTO Replace
  • Roscosmos Report
  • Uragan Report
  • EKON Photo
  • 52P USOS Unpack [In Work]
  • JSL Port Troubleshooting [Complete]
  • Photo/TV D3S Menu Set
  • Regen WSTA Fill


  • Nominal Commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:
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
Friday, 8/02:  EMU Loop Scrub, InSPACE3, MISSE-8 Bagging 

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