ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/02/13

New Status:

InSPACE-3 Operations: Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Nyberg performed her first two test sessions of InSPACE-3  today.  InSPACE-3 obtains data on fluids containing ellipsoid-shaped particles that change the physical properties of the fluids in response to magnetic fields.  InSPACE-3 collects and records data on fluids containing ellipsoid-shaped particles that change the physical properties of the fluids in response to magnetic fields.  This investigation aims to provide information for a better understanding of the interplay of magnetic, surface, repulsion forces, and shape between particles in magnetically responsive fluids.  Technology developed through this investigation has potential to improve the ability to design structures, such as bridges and buildings, to better withstand earthquake forces.

 Extravehicular (EVA) Mobility Unit (EMU) Loop Scrub: FE-3 Cassidy completed post-EVA loop scrub maintenance requirements for EMUs 3015 and 3011. The activity included ionic and particulate filtration (scrubbing) and biocide maintenance (iodination) of EMU and airlock cooling/water loops. Scrubbing of FE-5 Parmitano’s Liquid Cooling and Ventilation Garment (LCVG) was not performed as ground teams plan on returning the LCVG on a later return vehicle to perform troubleshooting and water analysis. Cassidy video documented the procedure for ground analysis.

 Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE)-8 Bags Heat Sealing: Parmitano and Nyberg heat sealed the MISSE-8 bags for later return on Space-X (Sp-X)-3. MISSE-8, which is an external ISS payload retrieved on EVA 22, is a test bed for materials and computing elements. These materials and computing elements are being evaluated for the effects of atomic oxygen, ultraviolet, direct sunlight, radiation, and extremes of heat and cold. This experiment assists in the development and testing of new materials and computing elements that can better withstand the rigors of space environments. Results aim to provide a better understanding of the durability of various materials and computing elements when exposed to the space environment.

Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Status:  Yesterday afternoon, the UPA shut down due to a fault as a result of high pressure in the system.  Data was downlinked for review by ground specialists.  Based on preliminary analysis, ground teams reviewed data from the Pressure Control and Pump Assembly (PCPA) as they worked through the fault tree and are currently working a forward plan.

Node 3 Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Air Save Valve (ASV) 103 Fault:  Overnight, the Node 3 CDRA transitioned to stop approximately 51 seconds into a half cycle due to an ASV failing to reach the full position. The ASV and Node 3 CDRA were quickly recovered by the operations team, and Node 3 CDRA is operational.  Engineering specialists are reviewing the data.

Potential Conjunctions:  Ground controllers have been tracking Object 81908 with a Time of Closest Approach (TCA) of Saturday, August 3rd at 11:41 am CDT. Specialists tracked the object yesterday, and miss distances have continued to increase and stabilize. The current probability of collision based on analysis is zero; however. ground controllers will continue to track the object.  Object 37845, Breeze-M Tank Debris is also being tracked. TCA is Sunday, August 4th at 7:28 am CDT. The object is large and very well tracked and is classified as a low concern.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • PROK – Urine Sample Collection [Complete]
  • PROK – Urine Sample Collection [Complete]
  • HRF Urine Sample Collection [Complete]
  • HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion [Complete]
  • Reaction Self Test [Complete]
  • HRF Blood Draw [Complete]
  • HRF Blood Draw [Complete]
  • Regeneration of БМП Ф1 Micropurification Cartridge (start) [Complete]
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 3070 [Complete]
  • HRF Refrigerated Centrifuge Configuration [Complete]
  • BRI Fan Replacement – prep. r/g 3090 [Complete]
  • IMS Tagup (S-band) [Complete]
  • MSPR. Microscope Activation and Preparation [Complete]
  • HRF Closeout Ops [Complete]
  • HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion [Complete]
  • MSG – Visual inspection and activation [Complete]
  • Atmosphere Control and Supply (ACS) High Pressure Oxygen Bypass Configuration [Complete]
  • EMU Cooling Loop Scrub Maintenance, Part 1 [Complete]
  • CIR – Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • ATV WDS Tank Bladder Leak Check – configuration setup ATV System Ops r/g 3088 [Complete]
  • BRI Fan Replacement. r/g 3090 [Complete]
  • INSP3 – Start experiment ops [Complete]
  • ATV WDS Tank Leak Check – first pressurization / ATV System Ops  r/g 3088 [Complete]
  • ATV WDS Tank Leak Check – second pressurization ATV System Ops r/g 3088 [Complete]
  • PCRF.  Maintenance Unit Swap [Complete]
  • Locating EVA hardware and tools r/g 3085 [Complete]
  • EMU Cooling Loop Scrub Maintenance, Part 2 [Complete]
  • INSP3 – Closeout Ops [Complete]
  • INSP3 – Start experiment ops [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • HMS Visual Testing Activity [Complete]
  • HMS Visual Testing Activity [Complete]
  • Food Frequency Questionnaire [Complete]
  • ATV WDS Leak Check. Tank Depressurization and Closeout  r/g 3088 [Complete]
  • Locating EVA hardware and tools  r/g 3085 [Complete]
  • PROK – Controlled Diet Log [Complete]
  • EMU Cooling Loop Scrub Maintenance, Part 3 [Complete]
  • Food Frequency Questionnaire [Complete]
  • PROK. Logfile and PH Logsheet Photography [Complete]
  • MISSE8. OBT [Complete]
  • MISSE8 PEC/ORM Seal [Complete]
  • Oxygen Supply System Reconfig to Initial  [Complete]
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeter collection and measurements r/g 3084 [Complete]
  • ТКГ 420 Transfers and IMS Updates  (r/g 3035)+ r/g 3043 , 3032, 3047 [Complete]
  • MISSE8. Camcorder Setup [Complete]
  • Replacement of SM Unit 800А  [Complete]
  • IMS and Stowage Conference [Complete]
  • INSP3 – Closeout Ops [Complete]
  • Retrieval of Radi-N dosimeters from deployed locations [Complete]
  • Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutrons Hardware Handover from the Russian Crew [Complete]
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. r/g 3084 [Complete]
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeter gathering and readings r/g 3084 [Complete]
  • PAO Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • Crew Prep for PAO [Complete]
  • PAO Event [Complete]
  • ТКГ 420 Transfers and IMS Ops  r/g 3043 , 3032, 3047 [Complete]
  • MSG Hardware Deactivation [Complete]
  • ASEPTIC. Glovebox Closeout Ops / r/g 3086 [Complete]
  • WSTA Fill [Deferred]
  • SHD – Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
  • MSPR. Microscope Deactivation and Closeout Ops [Complete]
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 3070 [Complete]
  • БМП Ф1 Absorption Cartridge Regeneration (termination) [Complete]
  • Reaction Self Test [Complete]

Task List

  • CEO Ops [In Work]
  • ARED Cylinder EVAC [Complete]
  • WHC KTO Replace
  • WHC EDV R&R [Complete]
  • Roscosmos Report
  • Uragan Report
  • EKON Photo
  • IFM Pin Kit Locate [Complete]
  • 52P USOS Unpack [In Work]
  • ATV Crew Provision Trash [Complete]
  • HTV4 PMM Cleanup [Complete]
  • Photo/TV Encoder Photo
  • Regen WSTA Fill


  • Nominal Commanding


Three-Day Look Ahead:

Saturday, 8/03:  HTV3 Launch, Crew Off Duty Day, Housekeeping

Sunday, 8/04:  Crew Off Duty Day

Monday, 8/05:  Robonaut Operations, Air Lock Video Troubleshooting, HTV Offset Grapple-2

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:



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 Standby
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 Operate
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab Off
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Stop
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full up