ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/22/13

Russian Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #35:  Today’s EVA was performed by Flight Engineer (FE)-4 Yurchikhin and FE-2 Misurkin with a duration of  5 hours 59 min.  The crew successfully completed the following tasks:

  • Retrieved External Onboard Laser Communications Terminal (BTLS) from SM plane IV Universal Work Platform [УРM-Д]
  • Installed protective covers on BTLS
  • Installation of EVA Work Station (VRM) with preinstalled Biaxial Pointing Platform (DPN) on SM plane IV [УРM-Д]
  • Inspect all 6 WAL PCE antennas.
  • Perform experiment “Test” on MRM2 EV Hatch 2
  • Install two (2) gap spanners on SM plane II [УРM-Д]

Due to issues with the clocking of the VRM and DPN Platform which added additional time to the installation, they were unable to install a foot restraint (YAKOR) on the VRM.  Additionally, the crew unfurled a Russian flag as part of the Russian Flag Day Holiday celebration.  During the EVA FE-3 Cassidy and CDR Vinogradov were isolated in the MRM-2/34S while FE-5 Parmitano and FE-6 Nyberg had access to all modules forward of the SM.

ISS Testbed for Analog Research (ISTAR) Treadmill 2 Quarterly Inspection:  FE-6 performed the Treadmill2 quarterly inspection using the ISTAR procedure.  The ISTAR investigation is part of an Exploration Detailed Test Objective (xDTO). This ISTAR xDTO examines how mission operations can be optimized in the presence of speed-of-light communication delays of up to tens of minutes, similar to what would be experienced on exploration missions to Mars, near-Earth asteroids, or other targets in deep space. The goal of the ISTAR Treadmill 2 – Quarterly inspection procedure is to allow FE-6 Nyberg to autonomously execute the activity by giving her all the extra information needed to complete it and solve problems that may arise without having to call ground specialist.

InSPACE3 Experiment Run:  FE-6 Nyberg performed three InSPACE runs today, 107, 108 and 109. InSPACE-3 studies the behavior of magnetic colloidal fluids which transition to a solid-like state by the formation and cross-linking of microstructures in the presence of a magnetic field. This technology can be used for vibration damping systems and can improve the design of structures.

Human Research Facility (HRF) Rack 2 Resupply:  FE-5 Parmitano removed expired limited life items and transferred contents from HRF Consumables Kit to HRF Supply Kit Purple and HRF Supply Kit Green. Parmitano then removed Mesh Bags from HRF Supply Kit Green and HRF Consumable Kits and collocated them near the Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) rack.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • Biochemical Urine Test before EVA [Complete]
  • DC1 and ПхО config for EVA FROM DC [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
  • Reaction Self Test [Complete]
  • Spacesuit Systems Checkout [Complete]
  • MRM2 Config and ТК 708 Activation before EVA [Complete]
  • Closing USOS Window Shutters [Complete]
  • Checkout of БСС (Spacesuit Interface Unit) in ПхО [Complete]
  • Checkout of БСС (Spacesuit Interface Unit) in DC1 [Complete]
  • Removal of Air Duct РО-ПрК Hatch protective ring, Closure of РО-ПрК Hatch [Complete]
  • DC1 Oxygen Tank БК-3М Check [Complete]
  • Comm config before EVA, reconfiguring ПСС (C&W) panel [Complete]
  • Connecting SSC Laptop in MRM2 [Complete]
  • Test and Handover of US camera D2Xs prior to EVA 35 [Complete]
  • Orlan, БСС, comm, and biomed telemetry check [Complete]
  • ISS- HAM-radio Deactivation [Complete]
  • Pre-EVA ISS Onboard Systems Configuration [Complete]
  • EVA Inhibit Pad [Complete]
  • CIR – Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • MSPR. Microscope Activation and Preparation [Complete]
  • Orlan and БСС (Orlan interface unit) Final Inspection prior to entering Orlan [Complete]
  • SKNB. Nominal Ops [Complete]
  • Audit crew provisions items [Complete]
  • EVA Gear Donning [Complete]
  • MSG – Visual inspection and activation [Complete]
  • Air duct removal from DC1 (skip B3 fan removal) [Complete]
  • On MCC GO MRM2-СУ (SM) Hatch Closure [Complete]
  • Pre-EVA A/L Depress / EVA FROM DC [Complete]
  • ТК 708 crew isolation in MRM2 during EVA-35  [Complete]
  • INSP3 – Start experiment ops run 107  [Complete]
  • Pre-EVA A/L Depress / EVA FROM DC [Complete]
  • EVA-35  [Complete]
  • ISTAR Procedure Review  [Complete]
  • T2 Quarterly Inspection using ISTAR [Complete]
  • ISTAR Survey [Complete]
  • Replace the PVCU Lower MDM/Bracket Bolt  [Complete]
  • INSP3 – Closeout Ops [Complete]
  • INSP3 – Start experiment ops run 108 [Complete]
  • AMINE – Prep for video [Complete]
  • AMINE – Exhaust Adjustment [Complete]
  • AMINE – Screen Cleaning [Complete]
  • High Definition Video Camera Assembly Check-Out  [Complete]
  • ESA Weekly Crew Conference [Complete]
  • HRF Supply Kit Resupply  [Complete]
  • INSP3 – Closeout Ops [Complete]
  • InSPACE3 Experiment Run Operations 109  [Complete]
  • Columbus Front Deck Cargo Restow [Complete]
  • Post-EVA airlock operations [Complete]
  • On MCC GO MRM2- СУ(SM) Hatch Opening  [Complete]
  • Installation of air ducts in DC1, SM, MRM2 after EVA [Complete]
  • Biochemical Urine Test after EVA МО [Complete]
  • Reconfigure comm system for nominal ops, C&W from ПОВ (EVA Support Panel) in ПхО  [Complete]
  • RS ISS Reconfig for nominal ops (СРВ-К2М and food warmer activation) [Complete]
  • Handover of D2Xs Photo camera to US crew post EVA-35 [Complete]
  • InSPACE3 Experiment Run Conclude  [Complete]
  • Disconnect Station Support Computer SSC in MRM2 [Complete]
  • Post-EVA MRM2 reconfiguration to nominal and ТК 708 deactivation  [Complete]
  • Post-Eva Orlan Suit Maintenance [Complete]
  • RS ISS, DC1 reconfiguration to initial config after EVA [Complete]
  • MSG Hardware Deactivation [Complete]
  • MSPR. Microscope Deactivation and Closeout Ops [Complete]
  • ISS – HAM Radio Activation [Complete]
  • ON MCC GO  РО-ПрК Hatch Opening (after opening РО-ПрК PEV via CRL and pressure equalization) [Complete]
  • Install protective ring on РО-ПрК hatch and air duct [Complete]
  • Reaction Self Test [Complete]

Task List

  • CEO Operations   
  • ARED Cylinder Evacuation
  • Data Prep for Return FE-3
  • WHC KTO Replace  [Complete]
  • Crew Choice Video Downlink
  • 34S US Prepack
  • 52P US unpack [In work]
  • Blackout Curtain Retrieve
  • Crew Departure Prep FE-3
  • WSTA Fill


  • Nominal Commanding
  • Attitude handover to Russian segment to support EVA depress [Complete]
  • Attitude handover to US segment following EVA depress [Complete]
  • PCU Operations in support of Russian EVA [Complete]
  • Battery 3B2 Reconditioning [In Work]

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Friday, 8/23: IPEHG A install, MAS and SSK samples, INSPACE run, MT Translation WS4 to WS6
Saturday, 8/24:  52P Ingress, EVA Tool stow, Ground MSS Operations to retrieve the HTV4 MBSU and UTA
Sunday, 8/25: Ground MSS Operations to mate the HTV4 MBSU and UTA FRAMs on ISS

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component Status
Elektron On
Vozdukh On
[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) Off
[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) Standby
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full up