ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/14/13

New Status:
Italian Combustion Experiment for Green Air (ICE GA) Experiment: Cassidy removed the alignment guides from the Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) to unlock Passive Rack Isolation System (PaRIS) in preparation for the second run of the ICE GA experiment conducted by ground teams. This new ISS experiment investigates the burning characteristics of biologically derived fuels to help develop the use of environmentally-friendly fuels on Earth.

Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Checkout: Cassidy performed a screen test to assess the health of EMUs 3005 and 3010 water separator loops.  Due to the issues experienced with EMU 3011 during USOS EVA #23 when Parmitano’s helmet filled with water, specialists have determined that the EMU water separator loop is functioning outside of specification and allowing excessive amounts of water to enter the ventilation loop.  Preliminary findings reveal no visible water in the ducts.

Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR): Following yesterday’s MSPR laptop maintenance, Nyberg set up the work bench and replaced the CO2 sensor and sensor box of the Combustion Chamber, followed by a functionality check. These activities are in preparation for future Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) commercial tasks. The MSPR is designed to accommodate several types of experiments including Aquatic Habitat (AQH), Combustion, and Crystal Growth.

Crew Medical Officer (CMO) On-Board Training (OBT): Cassidy completed his CMO OBT today. This is a Computer Based Training (CBT) module that requires no ground interaction and is performed periodically to maintain proficiency for designated CMOs. Nyberg completed her training session yesterday.

H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-4 Cargo Operations: Today, the crew performed 7.5 hours of cargo operations, completing an estimated 12.7 hours of transfer operations.  Stowage specialists estimate approximately 25 hours remain of cargo ops or approximately 69% complete.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • Reaction Self Test [Complete]
  • Reaction Self Test [Complete]
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
  • WRS Water Sample Analysis [Complete]
  • JPM   Rack Front Stowage Replace [Complete]
  • EVA Medical Kit Configuration / r/g 3170 [Complete]
  • Comm management / EVA from DC  [Complete]
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 3070 [Complete]
  • Transfer of urine from two ЕДВ-У and brine from USOS container  r/g 3187, 3156 [Complete]
  • Spacesuit Systems Checkout / EVA FROM DC, [Complete]
  • PAO Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • HTV. Transfer Ops [Complete]
  • HTV. Transfer Ops [Complete]
  • DC1 БСС [Orlan Interface Unit] Checkout [Complete]
  • EVA Gear Donning / EVA from DC, r/g 3123 [Complete]
  • ON MCC GO Comm check and medical parameter test [Complete]
  • Monitoring Orlan and БСС Initial Condition /  EVA FROM DC [Complete]
  • Crew Prep for PAO [Complete]
  • PAO Event [Complete]
  • Entry into Orlan, Seal off Backpacks / EVA FROM DC [Complete]
  • Orlan and БСС Controls Checkout / EVA FROM DC [Complete]
  • Orlan and БСС Preliminary Leak Check / EVA FROM DC [Complete]
  • MSPR – Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • Orlan fit check at suit pressure r/g 3123 [Complete]
  • Exit from Orlan / EVA FROM DC [Complete]
  • CIR – Hardware Teardown [Complete]
  • Grab Sample Container (GSC) Sampling Operations [Complete]
  • Post-Suited Exercise Comm Reconfig For Nominal Ops / EVA FROM DC [Complete]
  • FMK Deployment Ops [Complete]
  • Installation of Orlan spacesuit replaceable elements for EVA  r/g 3123, 3173, 3174 [Complete]
  • TOCA 2 Data Recording [Complete]
  • SSC Relocation from A/L for EMU Ops [Complete]
  • Cleaning FGB panel vent screens (116, 316, 231, 431) [Complete]
  • Camcorder Setup [Complete]
  • Atmosphere Control and Supply (ACS) High Pressure Oxygen Bypass Config [Complete]
  • EMU checkout [Complete]
  • HTV. Transfer Ops [Complete]
  • MSPR CC –  Sensor Box Transfer and Cable Connection to Thermosat [Complete]
  • Orlan adjustment check closeout /  EVA FROM DC [Complete]
  • Cleaning ventilation grilles on FGB interior panels (panels 201, 301, 401) [Complete]
  • EMU checkout [Complete]
  • HTV4 Cargo Ops Conference [Complete]
  • IV-ТЕРС Transfer [Complete]
  • On-orbit Hearing Assessment using EARQ [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • BCAT – Camera Battery Changeout [Complete]
  • Performing Specific Suited Emergency procedures for Translation to ПхО in the event of DC1 leak  r/g 3185 [Complete]
  • EMU checkout [Complete]
  • EMU checkout [Complete]
  • Crew Medical Officer (CMO) Proficiency Training [Complete]
  • ISS – HAM Radio Session [Complete]
  • EMU checkout [Complete]
  • Cleaning FGB ГЖТ Detachable Screens 1, 2, 3 [Complete]
  • EMU checkout [Complete]
  • IMS Update  [Complete]
  • SSC Relocation to A/L after EMU Ops [Complete]
  • Atmosphere Control and Supply (ACS) High Pressure Nominal Configuration [Complete]
  • Camcorder Setup [Complete]
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 3070 [Complete]
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
  • Reading BCAT Reminder
  • Reaction Self Test
  • Reading BCAT Reminder
  • Reaction Self Test

Task List

  • CEO Ops [Complete]
  • ARED Cylinder Evac [Complete]
  • FUJ13D Battery Check
  • ESA Record Video Msg
  • WHC KTO Replace
  • WHC EDV R&
  • Roscosmos Report
  • Glen Harness Search
  • FFTD GSMK Find Pt. 3
  • Trq Driver Find
  • Bk Curtain Retrieve
  • Data Prep for Return CDR
  • Data Prep for Return FE-2
  • Data Prep for Return FE-3
  • HTV4 Cargo Ops [In work]
  • Crew Choice DL
  • HTV4 CD Transfer [In work]
  • MELFI1 N2 Pressure Check [Complete]
  • MELFI2 N2 Pressure Check [Complete]
  • MELFI3 N2 Pressure Check [Complete]
  • P/TV Adapter Locate
  • P/TV Trash Gather
  • WSTA Fill


  • Nominal Commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Thursday, 8/15: JEM IMV flow measure, OBT CMO Proficiency Training, HTV4 cargo ops, Glacier, InSPACE3
Friday, 8/16: Russian EVA #34, HTV4 cargo ops, BCAT1, CFE, Space Headaches Questionnaire
Saturday, 8/17: Crew off duty day, CGBA status check

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 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) Process
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full up