ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/28/13

Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV)-4 Undocking:  ATV-4 successfully undocked from the Service Module at 03:54 am CDT this morning.  The ISS crew monitored and took photographs of the undocking. ATV-4 delivered more than 2489 kg of cargo to the ISS when it arrived on June 15th and will be disposing of more than 2160 kg.  ATV-4’s final de-orbit burn prior to destructive reentry is scheduled to occur at 06:28am Saturday, November 2nd.

Spinal Ultrasound Scans:  Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Nyberg performed as the operator conducting the first Spinal Ultrasound Scan session on FE-3 Hopkins with remote guidance from the ground team. This investigation aims to characterize microgravity-associated spinal alterations during and after spaceflight using in-flight ultrasound. Results from this research will provide data to enhance crew health for long duration space missions.

NanoRacks Module 9: FE-5 Parmitano activated and shook designated mixing tubes while capturing video of his activities.  This investigation is a result of a commercial Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education program overseen by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE), called the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP). Student teams from across the United States design their own experiments using flight approved fluids and materials. The investigation consists of 17 different science experiments flown in a NanoRacks Module on board the ISS.

Pro K (Dietary Intake Can Predict and Protect Against Changes in Bone Metabolism during Spaceflight and Recovery) Diet:  All three USOS crewmembers continued with their Pro K diet today.  All performed a urine pH test and updated the log of food and beverages consumed while on the controlled diet. Each crewmember will perform these activities multiple times during their stay onboard ISS.  This is NASA’s first evaluation of a dietary countermeasure to lessen bone loss of astronauts. The results of this study will be used to determine if a decreased ratio of animal protein to potassium will lead to a decreased loss of bone mineral.  Pro K findings may impact the definition of nutritional requirements and development of food systems for future exploration missions and could yield a method of counteracting bone loss with no risk of side effects.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • Calf Volume Measurement [Complete]  
  • DOUG Application Review [Complete]
  • PROK – Urine Spot Test [Complete]
  • PROK Urine PH Test [Complete]
  • Charging GoPro HERO3 Camcorder Battery [Complete]  
  • TV signal monitoring on Laptop SSC2 during MPEG-2 test (Ku-band) [Complete]  
  • Prep for ATV undock from the ISS. Tagup with specialists (S-band) [Complete]
  • Comm Config for ATV Undocking / SM Communications System [РТК] [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
  • Collecting condensate water [КАВ] samples from [СРВ-К2М] upstream of Gas-Liquid Mixture Filter (ФГС) to Russian Samplers [Complete]
  • RST R3 – Dehumidifier Removal [Complete]
  • HRF Urine Sample Collection [Complete]
  • WRS Water Sample Analysis [Complete]
  • CDRA Equipment Gather [Complete]
  • MAI-75 Hardware Setup and Activation [Complete]
  • HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion [Complete]
  • Prep for ATV4 СтА Docking Mechanism Photography, Photography from SM window No. 26 [Complete]  
  • Monitoring ATV undocking from the ISS [Complete]
  • CBEF – Humidifier Setup [Complete]
  • Image Processing Unit (IPU) Hard Disk Exchange [Complete]
  • Photo File prep and Downlink [Complete]  
  • Switch ПрК-ТК PEV to CLOSED position [Complete]
  • Sokol space suit leak check and Olympic Torch fit check in [СА]  [Complete]
  • WRS maintenance [Complete]
  • Setup 825М3 unit 1  No. 1268861162 (00060662R, ФГБ1ПГО_2_221_1)  for charge and start charge of unit 1 [Complete]
  • R&R Place Holder [Complete]
  • USND2 – Hardware activation [Complete]
  • SPINAL – Scanning Ops [Complete]
  • MAI-75. Hardware Activation and Checkout [Complete]  
  • Counter Measure System (CMS) Harmful Contaminant Measurements in SM [Complete]  
  • Monitoring ATV undocking from the ISS [Complete]  
  • Restore Nominal Comm Configuration [Complete]  
  • SPINAL – Scanning Ops (assistance) [Complete]
  • Charging GoPro HERO3 Camcorder Battery [Complete]
  • Sokol Suit Drying – Set up Suits 1 and 2 for Drying [Complete]
  • SPINAL – Documentation Photo [Complete]
  • HRF Urine Sample Collection [Complete]
  • HRF – MELFI Sample Insertion [Complete]
  • NANORACK – Activation [Complete]
  • Removal of two handles from the front of ТГК hatch cover, installation of ТКГ 420 [Complete]  
  • Crew sets the D2Xs intervalometer [Complete]
  • MAI-75. Hardware Activation and Checkout [Complete]  
  • PHS equipment setup [Complete]
  • Soyuz 709 return item prepack activities [Complete]  
  • Installation of ТКГ 420 Docking Mechanism [Complete]  
  • Periodic Health Evaluation [Complete]  
  • PROK Diet Log (Day 2-4) [Complete]
  • HRF – Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • ATV Control Unit Disassembly in SM ISS [Complete]
  • IMS Delta File Prep [Complete]  
  • USND2 – Ultrasound 2 Hardware Power Off [Complete]
  • MAI-75. Hardware Activation and Checkout [Complete]
  • PROK – Diet Log [Complete]
  • PROK Diet Log (Day 2-4) [Complete]
  • Terminate Drying of Suit 1,2 [Complete]
  • МАI-75. Equipment deactivation and cleanup [Complete]
  • Start BSA Battery Charge [Complete]
  • RGN – Initiate drain into EDV [Complete]
  • Start Drying Spacesuit 3 and Set Up the 1st Pair of Gloves for Drying [Complete]  
  • US EVA Tools Gathering [Complete]
  • Crew Departure Prep [Complete]
  • RGN – Terminate drain into EDV [Complete]
  • Finish drying the first pair of gloves and start drying the second pair [Complete]  
  • Crew Departure Prep [Complete]
  • US EVA Tools Gathering [Complete]
  • Terminate Drying the Second Pair of Gloves [Complete]
  • АОК ГАНК-4М data readout [Complete]
  • IDENTIFIKATSIYA. Copy ИМУ-Ц micro-accelerometer data to laptop [Complete]
  • HRF Urine Sample Collection [Complete]
  • Exercise data downlink  [Complete]
  • HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion [Complete]
  • ISERV – Opening window shutters in the LAB [Complete]
  • TOCA Data Recording [Complete]
  • Finish Drying the 3rd suit, Start Drying the 3rd Pair of Gloves [Complete]
  • HAM Radio Power Up [Complete]
  • Crew Departure Prep [Complete]
  • Terminate drying the 3rd pair of gloves [Complete]
  • Stow Suits and Gloves after Drying [Complete]
  • Crew Departure Prep [Complete]

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evacuation
  • ЕДВ-У R&R
  • МБРЛ Monoblock Prep and Stow  [Complete]
  • Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site
  • ECON-M. Observations and Photography
  • URAGAN. Observations and Photography
  • Crew Discretion PAO [In Work]
  • Cupola Photo Document
  • InSPACE3 Experiment Run
  • JSL Node 1 16-Port Ethernet Switch Assessment [Complete]
  • 35S Prepack [In Work]
  • CFE ICF5
  • Crew Arrival Prep
  • Crew Departure Prep
  • Data Prep for Return
  • Dosimeter Photo [Complete]
  • Airlock Reconfiguration Part A [Complete]
  • J-WIS RSU Install [Complete]
  • SAFER Swap  [Complete]
  • Windows on Earth Photos


  • Nominal Commanding [Complete]
  • ATV-4 Undock [Complete] 

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Tuesday, 10/29: CDRA ASV R&R, Crew Departure Prep
Wednesday, 10/30: SPINAL, Emergency Response Training
Thursday, 10/31: Soyuz Relocation Training, Reversible Figures Experiment

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component Status
Elektron On
Vozdukh Manual
[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) Operate
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Standby
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full up