ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/15/13

New Status:
Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Intermodule Ventilation (IMV) Flow Measurements: Flight Engineer (FE)-3 Cassidy and FE-6 Nyberg vacuumed the surface of the inlet grilles of the overhead and starboard aft inlets and the starboard forward outlet in the JEM. They then set up the Velocicalc instrument to measure and verify sufficient air flow in those areas.  Ground specialists are reviewing the data to determine if further cleaning actions are required. 

Hicari Experiment: Nyberg removed the sample cartridge, and then separated the sample from the cartridge for return to the ground on a future flight. Hicari is a material science investigation that studies the crystal growth of Silicon-Germanium (SiGe) in the in the Gradient Heating Furnace (GHF). Results will be used in developing more efficient solar cells and semiconductor-based electronics.

General Laboratory Active Cryogenic ISS Experiment Refrigerator (GLACIER) Installation: Cassidy installed and configured GLACIER 4 in Express Rack (ER) 7. This new refrigerator provides additional Cold Stowage space for experiments that require temperatures ranging from +4C and -160C.

Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV)-4 Hatch Closure: Cassidy prepared the ATV rack front in the proper final closeout configuration for hatch closure. The crew then closed the hatch and performed leak checks. This activity is in preparation for tomorrow’s Russian EVA #34.

H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-4 Cargo Operations: The crew completed HTV-4 cargo transfer operations today. Approximately 8 hours of trash loading remain which will occur prior to hatch closure.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 3070 [Complete]
  • ATV WDS Tank 2 Bladder Leak Check Without ЕДВ – configuration setup  r/g 3193 [Complete]
  • Measuring Air Flow in JPM [Complete]
  • HTV. Transfer Ops [Complete]
  • ON MCC GO ATV WDS Tank 2 Leak Check – First Pressurization r/g 3193 [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • CIR – Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • Food Frequency Questionnaire [Complete]
  • EVA Timeline Review [Complete]
  • ESA Weekly Crew Conference [Complete]
  • G1 – Camcorder Setup [Complete]
  • HICARI – Cartridge Removal [Complete]
  • ATV WDS Tank 2 Leak Check – Second Pressurization [Complete]
  • ATV System Ops r/g 3193 [Complete]
  • D2XS Battery Charge [Complete]
  • HICARI – Cartridge Installation [Complete]
  • HTV. Transfer Ops [Complete]
  • Configure ATV4 for Hatch Closure – Strap M-01 bag S/N 1114 to the Rack Front in ATV4 [Complete]
  • G1 – Closeout Ops [Complete]
  • Updated EVA Timeline Review. r/g 3196 + r/g 3189 [Complete]
  • HTV. Transfer Ops [Complete]
  • ON MCC GO ATV WDS Tank Leak Check, Tank Depress, and Closeout r/g 3193 [Complete]
  • ON MCC GO  ATV Config for Hatch Closure [Complete]
  • D2XS Camera Battery Charge (Battery replacement) [Complete]
  • HTV. Transfer Ops [Complete]
  • IMS and Stowage Conference [Complete]
  • Replace ПФ1, ПФ2 Dust Collector Filters and clean fan screens В1, B2 in DC1 [Complete]
  • Download Pille Dosimeter Readings / r/g 3188 [Complete]
  • HTV. Transfer Ops [Complete]
  • ON MCC GO Removal of QD Screw Clamps / ATV Systems Ops [Complete]
  • ATV-СУ Hatch Closure. Video of the interface / ATV Systems Ops [Complete]
  • Pille sensor prep for EVA / r/g 3188 [Complete]
  • Closure of ПрК-СУ hatch / ATV Systems Ops, [Complete]
  • Orlan-MK Drink Bag Refill and Install. As necessary (before EVA) [Complete]
  • SM-ATV Interface TV/Photo Downlink [Complete]
  • Preparation of Incomplete Fuel Combustion Product [ПНСТ] Protection Kit [Deferred]
  • Purging Elektron-VM Liquid Unit (БЖ) after Shutdown [Complete]
  • Hatch leak check / ATV Systems Ops, [Complete]
  • GLACIER4 – Hardware Configuration in the Rack [Complete]
  • Crew Medical Officer (CMO) Proficiency Training [Complete]
  • PAO Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • Crew Prep for PAO [Complete]
  • PAO Event [Complete]
  • HTV4 Transfers Tagup [Complete]
  • MERLIN Desiccant Kit Replace [Complete]
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 3070 [Complete]
  • HTV4 Cargo Ops Conference [Complete]
  • Flight Director/ISS Crew Tagup [Complete] 

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac [Complete]
  • FUJ13D Battery Check
  • ESA Record Video Msg
  • WHC KTO Replace
  • Roscosmos Report
  • FFTD GSMK Find Pt. 3 [Complete]
  • Trq Driver Find
  • Bk Curtain Retrieve
  • Data Prep for Return CDR
  • Data Prep for Return FE-2
  • Data Prep for Return FE-3
  • CMS ARED Leak Check [Complete]
  • 52P US unpack [In work]
  • HTV4 Cargo Ops [Complete]
  • Crew Choice DL
  • CMS BP/ECG Velcro
  • HTV4 CD Transfer [In work]
  • WSTA Fill


  • Nominal Commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Friday, 8/16: Russian EVA #34, HTV4 cargo ops, BCAT1, CFE, Space Headaches Questionnaire
Saturday, 8/17: Crew off duty day, CGBA status check
Sunday, 8/18: Crew off duty day

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