ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/30/13

Spinal Ultrasound Scans: Flight Engineer (FE)-3 Hopkins supporting as the operator conducted Flight Day 150 cervical and lumbosacral ultrasound scans of FE-5 Parmitano 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.

Human Research Facility (HRF) Space Linear Acceleration Mass Measurement Device (SLAMMD) Body Measures:  Each of the three USOS crewmembers set up software and performed body mass measurements.  These measurements are used in support of Pro K and the Body Measures experiment.  SLAMMD provides body mass through the application of Newton’s Second Law of Motion (force is equal to mass times acceleration).  Two springs are used to generate a known force against a crewmember mounted on an extension arm and the resulting acceleration is used to calculate the subject’s mass.

In-Flight Maintenance (IFM) Crew Quarters (CQ) Clean: FE-6 Nyberg cleaned the Starboard CQ intake and exhaust ducts as well as fan and flow sensors. The activity is performed once every 6 months as preventive maintenance.

Periodic Fitness Evaluation (PFE): Hopkins and Parmitano successfully performed their PFEs today.  PFEs monitor crewmembers’ overall fitness levels, to ensure that cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health and performance is satisfactory. The activity consists of performing a graded exercise test on the Cycle Ergometer with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (CEVIS).

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • Biochemical Urine Test  [Complete]
  • Reaction Self-test [Complete]
  • PRO K Urine PH Test [Complete]
  • HRF Blood Collection Operations [Complete]
  • HRF – Assistance with blood sample collection [Complete]
  • Biochemical Urine Test [Complete]
  • HRF Urine Sample Collection and Scanning [Complete]
  • Biochemical Urine Test  [Complete]
  • HRF – Centrifuge Configuration [Complete]
  • HRF – MELFI Sample Insertion [Complete]
  • URISYS Hardware Stow  [Complete]
  • HRF Urine Sample Collection and Scanning [Complete]
  • USOS Window Shutter Close [Complete]
  • HRF – MELFI Sample Insertion [Complete]
  • HRF – Sample removal and centrifuge deactivation [Complete]
  • HRF – Blood Sample MELFI Insertion [Complete]
  • Periodic Fitness Evaluation Nom Ops  [Complete]
  • ТК 709 СУДН No. 2 Test before Relocation  [Complete]
  • Terminate charging the 2nd Orlan battery pack 825M3 and Remove the 2nd pack from charging  [Complete]
  • BIOME – Questionnaire Data Entry [Complete]
  • RST R3 – CFB (8) Removal from  MELFI [Complete]
  • Soyuz 709 return item pre-pack activities  [In Work]
  • RST R3 – CFB (8) Insertion into MELFI [Complete]
  • Spacesuit Height Adjustment  [Complete]
  • Spacesuit and БСС (Orlan Interface Unit) leak checks and valve tests  [Complete]
  • HRF Urine Sample Collection and Scanning [Complete]
  • USND2 – Hardware activation [Complete]
  • SPINAL – Scanning Ops [Complete]
  • HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion  [Complete]
  • Spacesuit and БСС (Orlan Interface Unit) leak checks and valve tests [Complete]
  • Spacesuit Height Adjustment  [Complete]
  • ПхО БК-3М Oxygen Tank Pressure Check  [Complete]
  • DC1 БК-3М Oxygen Tank Pressure Check  [Complete]
  • Periodic Fitness Evaluation Nom Ops  [Complete]
  • CDRA Tool Stowage [Complete]
  • Installation of US add-on hardware on Orlan-M [Complete]  
  • PROK- Diet and Log Sheet Photos [Complete]
  • PROK – Diet Log [Complete]
  • Crew Quarters (CQ) Starboard Cleaning [Complete]
  • USND2 – Close-out Ops and Stowage [Complete]
  • ISERV – Opening window shutters in the LAB [Complete]
  • HRF Urine Sample Collection and Scanning [Complete]
  • FMK Deployment Ops [Complete]
  • Multicast MPEG2 TVS Test Using MPEG2 VIDEO SERVER2 SW on CP SSC2 and Кл-211 ESA Encoder (Ku-band) before TK 709 Relocation [Complete]
  • Crew Prep for PAO [Complete]
  • Crew Departure Prep [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]  
  • HRF – MELFI Sample Insertion [Complete]
  • PAO Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • PAO Event [Complete]
  • ТК 709 АСУ Activation prior to relocation [Complete]  
  • Life on the Station Photo and Video [Complete]  
  • HRF1 – SLAMMD Setup [Complete]
  • HRF1 – SW Installation and Body Mass Measurement [Complete]
  • SAMS – Screen Cleaning [Complete]
  • Evaluation of Orthostatic Stability with LBNP(with direct transition to LBNP exercise) [Complete]   
  • HRF1 – SW Installation and Body Mass Measurement [Complete]
  • HAM Radio Session [Complete]
  • LBNP Training (PRELIMINARY) [Complete]  
  • Grab Sample Container (GSC) Sampling Operations [Complete]
  • HRF Urine Sample Collection and Scanning [Complete]
  • HRF1 – SW Installation and Body Mass Measurement [Complete]
  • HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion [Complete]
  • HRF1 – Close-out Ops and Stowage [Complete]
  • IMS Delta File Prep [Complete]
  • SAMS-ICU/D1 – Activation [Complete]
  • Condensate Pumping Initiation [Complete]
  • Crew Departure Prep [Complete]
  • Gather and Setup Emergency Equipment for 9 crew members [Complete]
  • Review Big Picture words for emergency response updates related to Soyuz Relocation and Direct Crew handover [Complete]
  • Condensate Pumping Termination [Complete]
  • Increment 36 and HTV-4 Plaque Hanging [Complete]  
  • Reaction Self-test [Complete]

 Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evacuation
  • KTO Replace
  • ЕДВ-У R&R
  • Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site
  • ECON-M. Observations and Photography
  • URAGAN. Observations and Photography
  • Crew Discretion PAO [In Work]
  • InSPACE3 Experiment Run
  • 35S Prepack [In Work]
  • CFE ICF5
  • ARED Rail Grease [Complete]
  • Crew Arrival Prep
  • Crew Departure Prep
  • Data Prep for Return
  • Load Master Questionnaire [In Work]
  • Windows on Earth Photos  


  • Nominal Commanding [Complete]
  • 35S Thruster Test [Complete]

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Thursday, 10/31: Soyuz Relocation Training, Reversible Figures Experiment
Friday, 11/01: Soyuz 35S Relocation, SPHERES RINGS Training
Saturday, 11/02: Weekly Cleaning, Off Duty

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) Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Standby
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full up