ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/08/13

Soyuz Motion Control Test: Commander (CDR) Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Parmitano successfully conducted a Soyuz 35S Motion Control System Test. The test was performed in preparation for their upcoming undocking on Sunday, November 10th at 5:26pm (CST)

Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Wireless Access Point (WAP) Installation: FE-3 Hopkins and FE-6 Nyberg completed installation of the JEM WAP in support of the Freezer-Refrigerator Of STirling cycle (FROST) payload activation.

US Segment Crew Handover: Nyberg and Parmitano conducted a handover with newly arrived crewmembers FE-8 Mastracchio and FE-9 Wakata. Topics included recommendations for on-orbit practices, lessons learned, and familiarization of ISS Systems and Payloads within each USOS module.

Biolab Microscope Cassette Installation: Biolab Microscope Cassette Installation: Parmitano installed the Microscope Cassette in the Biolab Microscope. This was in preparation for additional testing prior to Biolab commissioning planned for later this month. The Biolab is a multiuser research facility located in ESA’s Columbus laboratory, used to perform space biology experiments on microorganisms, cells, tissue cultures, small plants, and small invertebrates.  Biolab will allow scientists to gain a better understanding of the effects of microgravity and space radiation on biological organisms.

Environmental Health System (EHS) – Microbial Capture Device (MCD) and Coliform Water Sample Analysis: Hopkins visually analyzed coliform detection bags and microbial capture devices following 48 hours of incubation. This is regularly scheduled testing in order to characterize onboard water quality.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • HRF Saliva Sample Collection [Complete]
  • USOS Window Shutter Close [Complete]
  • HRF – MELFI Sample Insertion [Complete]
  • ТК 709 Motion Control System (СУД) Test Prior To Undocking  [Complete]
  • ТК 711 Transfers and IMS Ops  [Complete]
  • Bringing ODF up to date using ТК 711 delivered files  [Complete]
  • D2XS Battery Charge [Complete]
  • ТК 709 АСУ Activation / Ascent and Descent  [Complete]
  • Review Airlock Ops Procedure per RODF “EVA from DC1 [Complete]
  • JEM – Wireless Access Point (WAP1) Installation  [Complete]
  • ПФ1, ПФ2 Dust Filter Replacement and В1, В2 Fan Grille Cleaning in DC1 [Complete]
  • HMS – Stow for return or discard personal and medical items prior to return to Earth [Complete]
  • JEM – Wireless Access Point (WAP1) Installation – Assistance [Complete]
  • LBNP Exercise (FINAL). Tagup with specialists (S-band) [Complete]
  • Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification [Complete]
  • HAM Radio Power Up  [Complete]
  • Photography of traces left by the Active Docking Mechanism Probe on the MRM1 Passive Mechanism [Complete]
  • Receiving Cone  [Complete]
  • Food Frequency Questionnaire  [Complete]
  • JEM – Wireless Access Point (WAP1) Installation – Assistance  [Complete]
  • Downlink photo imagery of the Docking Cone internal surface via OCA [Complete]
  • Handover  [Complete]
  • Crew Departure Prep  [Complete]
  • Removal of two КЛ-152М TV cameras and light units from ТК 711 [СА].Stow TV cameras  [Complete]
  • Stow Video Equipment Used for ARED Exercise Video  [Complete]
  • Symbolic Activity. Activity with “Olympic Torch” certificates and “SOCHI 2014” envelopes  [Complete]
  • Symbolic Activity. Activity with “Torch” Certificates  [Complete]
  • Symbolic Activity. Activity with “Torch” Certificates  [Complete]
  • Preparation of Incomplete Fuel Combustion Product [ПНСТ] Protection Kit  [Complete]
  • Simbolic Activity with “SOCHI 2014” envelopes delivered on ТПК 710  [Complete]
  • Microbial Sample Collection (Kit 2 Sampling) [Complete]
  • EM – Wireless Access Point (WAP1) Installation – Checkout and Closeout Ops [Complete]
  • JRNL – Log Entry  [Complete]
  • JEM – Activation of FROST Freezer-Refrigerator [Complete]
  • Refill and Install Drink Bag in Orlan-MK  [Complete]
  • SHD – Weekly Questionnaire  [Complete]
  • ISERV – Opening window shutters in the LAB [Complete]
  • Daily Questionnaire [Complete]
  • CEVIS – Connect to USB [Complete]
  • PAO Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • Food Frequency Questionnaire [Complete]
  • Crew Prep for PAO [Complete]
  • PAO Event (Joint Press Conference) [Complete]
  • EVA Timeline Update. Tagup with specialists (S-band) [Complete]
  • EVA timeline update. Nikon D3 Camera Setup for EVA  [Complete]
  • HRF Blood Collection Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • Handover [Complete]
  • EHS MCD Water Processing [Complete]
  • D2XS Battery Charge [Complete]
  • Photo and Video of CDR running with the Olympic Torch [Complete]
  • Replacing PILLE flash card  [Complete]
  • CEVIS – Connect to USB  [Complete]
  • BLB – Cassette Installation  [Complete]
  • Download Pille Dosimeter Readings [Complete]
  • Crew Departure Prep  [Complete]
  • Glisser-M Equipment Setup for EVA-36 Video Ops  [Complete]
  • Preparation of the Olympic Torch for EVA  [Complete]
  • Private Medical Conference [Complete]
  • BAKTERIOFAG. Photo imagery during case removal from panel 328 [Complete]
  • Glisser-M Equipment Setup for EVA-36 Video Ops. [Complete]
  • SHD – Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • BAKTERIOFAG. Removal and Transfer of BIOECOLOGIYA Case to TK [Complete]
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation  [Complete]
  • BIORISK. Removal from SM and Transfer to ТК [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance  [Complete]
  • Preparation of Cables for SSC Connection in MRM2 for EVA  [Complete]
  • Transfers for ТК 711 [Complete]
  • Signing ISS RS Handover Protocol  [Complete]
  • Pille sensors prep for EVA  [Complete]
  • IMS and Stowage Conference  [Complete]
  • SHD – Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evacuation
  • ЕДВ-У R&R
  • KTO Replace
  • 35S Prepack [In Work]
  • 37S Unpack  [In Work]
  • Crew Departure Prep FE-5, FE6  [Complete]
  • Data Prep Return CDR
  • Data Prep Return FE-5, FE-6 [In Work]
  • Windows on Earth Photos
  • Cygnus Pregather  [In Work]
  • D2X Camera Sensor Cleaning
  • JSL NOD1 Switch Deploy


  • Nominal Commanding  [Complete]

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 11/09: RS EVA 36
  • Sunday, 11/10: Change of Command, US Tool Transfer, 35S pack/stow, 35S undock/landing
  • Monday, 11/11: Crew 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