ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/04/13

Ocular Health (OH):  Flight Engineer (FE)-3 Hopkins completed a series of activities performed over the last three days in support of the Ocular Health payload, satisfying his flight day 10 session. With FE-5 Parmitano supporting as the Crew Medical Officer, ocular and cardiac ultrasound scans and blood pressure measurements were taken of Hopkins.  In-flight data collection was assisted by remote guidance from the Ground to ensure proper positioning and data collection. Ocular ultrasound is used to identify changes in globe morphology, including flattening of the posterior globe, and document optic nerve sheath diameter, optic nerve sheath tortuosity, globe axial measurements, and choroidal engorgement.  Researchers believe that the measurement of visual, vascular and central nervous system changes over the course of this experiment and during the subsequent postflight recovery will assist in the development of countermeasures, clinical monitoring strategies and clinical practice guidelines.

Diapason Experiment:  Parmitano set up the Diapason instrument and performed the last of five experiment runs. This experiment studies nano-particles migration and capture achieved by very small thermal gradients. The particle size range of 2 nm to 1 micron allows the monitoring of combustion-generated pollution and the identification of atmospheric contaminants on-board ISS.

US Segment Crew Handover: Parmitano and FE-6 Nyberg continued their handover with newly arrived crewmember Hopkins. Topics included recommendations for on-orbit practices, lessons learned, and familiarization of ISS Systems and Payloads within each USOS module.

Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain: Parmitano performed brine transfer from the recycle tank onto Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) Water Delivery System Tank 3, utilizing a compressor.  Recycle tanks are reusable bladders that hold resultant brine following waste processing from the Urine Processing Assembly (UPA).

Cygnus Cabin Fan Status:  The Cygnus Cabin fan was unpowered by MCC-Dulles Tuesday due to erratic delta pressure readings. In an effort to gather additional trend data, the fan is being activated daily during crew wake periods then deactivated prior to crew sleep. Results from this trending data will help ground teams decide whether to activate the fan permanently or not.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • HRF-SALIVA. Sample Processing [Complete]
  • PRO K Urine PH Test [Complete]
  • Calf Volume Measurement [Complete]
  • HRF-MELFI – Sample Insertion into MELFI [Complete]
  • МО-8. Setup  [Complete]
  • Body Mass Measurement  [Complete]
  • MO-8. Cleanup  [Complete]
  • ENERGY Diet Log of Breakfast [Complete]
  • ISS Crew and ГОГУ (RSA Flight Control Team Management) Weekly Conference [Complete]
  • IMS Tagup (S-band) [Complete]
  • ATV – start pressurization  [Complete]
  • USND2 – Hardware Checkout before the Experiment [Complete]
  • CIR – Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • JEMRMS Back Up Controller (BUC) Power On [Complete]
  • IDENTIFICATION. Copy ИМУ-Ц micro-accelerometer data to laptop  [Complete]
  • Replacement of Hoses and БРП-М in СРВ-К2М [Complete]
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor  [Complete]
  • Ultrasound – Scanning Prep [Complete]
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation [Complete]
  • Demating БРП-М telemetry connector from БИТС2-12 [Complete]
  • Ultrasound 2 Scan  [Complete]
  • Installation of Radiation Area Monitors [Complete]
  • Replacement of Hoses and Water Distribution And Heating Unit (БРП-М) in СРВ-К2М [Complete]
  • Ultrasound 2 – Data Transfer [Complete]
  • Ultrasound – Post-scan Ops [Complete]  
  • Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHS) Urine Receptacle and Insert Filter Changeout [Complete]
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation [Complete] 
  • URAGAN. Observation and Photography using Photo Spectrum System [In Work]
  • Food Frequency Questionnaire [Complete]
  • Taking readings from АОК ГАНК-4М [Complete]
  • OH. Cardiac Ops [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
  • Mating БРП-М telemetry connector to БИТС2-12 [Complete]
  • Replacement of Hoses and Water Distribution And Heating Unit (БРП-М) in СРВ-К2М [Complete]
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation [Complete]
  • DIAPASON Activities [Complete]
  • JEMRMS Back Up Controller (BUC) Power Off [Complete]
  • PROK Diet Logging (Day 1) [Complete]
  • PROK Diet Logging (Day 2-4) [Complete]
  • ENERGY Diet Log of Lunch [Complete]
  • SHD. Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
  • DIAPASON Activities [Complete]
  • Inventory of US sanitary hygiene supply for Russian crew [Complete]
  • ALBEDO. Photo Spectral System (ФСС) Prep, Imagery, Closeout Ops [Complete]
  • BAR. PIREN Cable Continuity Test [Complete]
  • ISS 37 Crew Handover [Complete]
  • USND2 – Close-out Ops and Stowage [Complete]
  • SHD – Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
  • NanoRacks Module-9 Reactivation [Complete]
  • Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Beverage Adapter Cleaning [Complete]
  • Transfer urine from ЕДВ-У to ATV4 WDS Tank [Complete]
  • Cygnus Capture Debriefing [Complete]
  • RSPI – BZU. Switching Connector [Complete]
  • ARED Rope Replacement [Complete]
  • ISS 37 Crew Handover [Complete]
  • Equipment prepack for return on Cygnus [Complete]
  • FMK Deployment Ops [Complete]
  • IMS Update [Complete]
  • IMS and Stowage Conference [Complete]
  • Grab Sample Container (GSC) Sampling Operations [Complete]
  • Urine Transfer to ATV Tank (using compressor) [Complete]
  • VZAIMODEISTVIYE. Experiment Ops [Complete]
  • ATV – Terminate Pressurization [Complete]
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor [Complete]
  • ENERGY Diet Log of Dinner [Complete]

Task List

  • CEO Ops
  • ARED Cylinder Evacuation
  • Cygnus Prepack
  • KTO Replace
  • ЕДВ-У R&R
  • Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site
  • Recording video for Roskosmos Press Service
  • ECON-M. Observations and Photography
  • URAGAN. Observations and Photography
  • CFE ICF7 Operations
  • Crew Discretionary PAO Event [In Work]
  • Express Rack 2 Locker Reconfiguration [Complete]
  • NOD2OS2-1 LHA R&R [Complete]
  • NOD2PD2 LHA R&R [Complete]
  • JLP1FP2 LHA R&R  [Complete]
  • Increment 37 crew handover [In Work]
  • PAO Video Documentation for ISS 15th Anniversary
  • WHC Tank Vent Cap Reconfigure [Complete]



  • Nominal Commanding
  • Battery 3B3 Reconditioning [In Work]

Three-Day Look Ahead:

Saturday, 10/5: Housekeeping, Off Duty

Sunday, 10/6: Off Duty

Monday, 10/7: NANORACK, InSpace3, Vision Test


QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:



Elektron On
Vozdukh Manual
[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