ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/10/13

35 Soyuz (35S) Undock and Landing:  Following the change of command ceremony, Soyuz 35S undocked from the Service Module Aft Port bringing Commander (CDR) Yurchikhin, Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Parmitano and FE-6 Nyberg back to earth. The undock command, which initiated the opening of the Soyuz vehicle docking hooks was issued at 5:25pm CST with physical separation occurring a minute and a half later.  The Soyuz deorbit burn started at 7:55pm CST and Search and Rescue (SAR) forces established voice communication with the crew and obtained visual acquisition of Soyuz on parachutes at 8:38pm (CST). Soyuz 35S landing occurred at 8:49pm (CST) in the nominal region.  The ISS crew complement has returned to six.

Reaction Self Test Investigation:  FE-9 Wakata completed a session of the Reaction Self Test which includes pre-test questions, a reaction time test, and performance feedback.  This activity is performed multiple times during the increment.  The Psychomotor Vigilance Self Test (Reaction Self Test) is a portable 5-minute reaction time task that will aid crewmembers in objectively identifying when their performance capability is degraded by various fatigue-related conditions that can occur as a result of ISS operations and time in space (e.g., acute and chronic sleep restriction, slam shifts, extravehicular activity (EVA), and residual sedation from sleep medications).  Reaction Self Test also evaluates the extent to which performance feedback (via a graphical interface) is perceived by ISS crewmembers as a useful tool for assessing performance capability.

Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Students (EarthKAM):  FE-3 Hopkins set up the EarthKAM components in Node 2 and activated the camera and software for a week-long imaging session. EarthKAM is an education program that enables thousands of students to photograph and examine Earth from a space crew’s perspective. Using the Internet, the students control a special digital camera mounted on-board the ISS to photograph the Earth’s coastlines, mountain ranges and other geographic items of interest from the unique vantage point of space. The EarthKAM ground team then posts these photographs on the Internet for the public and participating classrooms around the world to view.

Radiation Environment Monitor (REM) Investigation:  Wakata installed REMs on two Station Support Computers (SSCs).  REM is a demonstration of the Medipix technology evolved from work at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. The device is expected to provide the basis for the first generation of operational active personal space radiation dosimeters.

Investigating the Structure of Paramagnetic Aggregates from Colloidal Emulsions (InSPACE)-3 Experiment:  Hopkins conducted the 8th of the new series of 12 InSPACE-3 runs. This series uses the same test parameter settings as previous series but with an increase in the run duration from 2 hours to 6 hours. This will allow investigation of a continued chain-like aggregation phenomena observed towards the end of some of the previous shorter duration runs.  InSPACE-3 studies the behavior of magnetic colloidal fluids which transition to a solid-like state with the formation and cross-linking of microstructures in the presence of a magnetic field. This technology can be used for vibration damping systems and to improve the design of structures.

Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Vertigo Test:  FE-8 Mastracchio and Wakata set up cameras and the Work Area for this test, then Mastracchio performed the test run. The Vertigo investigation uses the SPHERES facility free-flying satellites to demonstrate and test, in a complex environment, enhanced technologies and techniques related to visual inspection and navigation. Vertigo hardware and software enables multiple SPHERES to construct three dimensional (3D) models of a target object and then explore how well the SPHERES free-flyers perform relative navigation solely by reference to these 3D models.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • Reaction Self Test  [Complete]
  • PAO Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • Change of Command Ceremony [Complete]
  • ISERV – Opening window shutters in the LAB
  • HFR. Kit Transfer for return to the ground [Complete]
  • SSC Deactivation and Transfer from MRM2 after EVA [Complete]
  • ТК 709 Packing. Setup of GoPro HERO3 cameras in ТК 709 СА [Complete]
  • EVA Photo Downlink [Complete]
  • Photo/TV camera handover to USOS after EVA[Complete]
  • Restow cables after SSC deactivation in MRM2 [Complete]
  • EKAM – Hardware installation and activation [Complete]
  • PILLE dosimeter readings Download after EVA  [Complete]
  • Orlan Feedwater Bladder Refill  [Complete]
  • MSG – Visual inspection and activation [Complete]
  • CASKAD. Bioreactor Removal and Transfer to ТК [Complete]
  • ТК 711 Transfers and IMS [Complete]
  • Drying Orlan-MK Water Feed Line  [Complete]
  • REM – Monitor Setup [Complete]
  • Post-arrival Crew Quarter Outfitting [Complete]
  • REM – Photography [Complete]
  • Photography of [СА] and return kits before ТК 709 undocking from the ISS for status monitoring [Complete] 
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation [Complete]
  • InSPACE3 – Start experiment ops [Complete]
  • InSPACE3 – photography [Complete]
  • Orlan-MK Drying (start) [Complete]
  • ТК 709 Transfers Complete Report [Complete]
  • Photography of the outer side of ТПК 709 СА-БО hatch/manhole [Complete]
  • Post-EVA photo camera reconfig [Complete]
  • SHD – Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
  • Comm config for ТК 709 Undocking and Descent [Complete]
  • ТК 709 Comm Check via S/G2 [Complete]
  • Downlink photo of the outer side of ТК 709 СА-БО hatch/manhole via ОСА [Complete]
  • Post-arrival Crew quarter Outfitting [Complete]
  • Activation of ТК 709 [Complete]
  • Post-EVA Medical Kits Restow  [Complete]
  • Orlan-MK Drying (transition to backup fan) [Complete] 
  • SPHERES – Camera Setup and Video Recording [Complete]
  • Internal Audio Subsystem (IAS) Crew Quarter (CQ) Audio Cable Configuration [Complete]
  • Gas Analyzer Deactivation in ТК 710 [Complete] 
  • USOS Window Shutter Close [Complete]
  • Quick Release Screw Clamps removal and inspection from SM Aft side [Complete] 
  • Setup and Activation of КСПЭ Equipment for Hatch Closure TV coverage from SM [Complete] 
  • ТК 709-SM Aft Hatch Closure [Complete]
  • Transfer Hatch Closure TV Coverage [Complete] 
  • MPEG2 TV Coverage of Hatch Closure from SM [Complete] 
  • SPHERES – Start VERTIGO Test [Complete]
  • ТК 709-SM Aft hatch leak check [Complete] 
  • TV downlink showing SM Aft-ТК 709 Interface before hatch closure [Complete] 
  • Hatch Closure Video Downlink (Backup) [Complete] 
  • Daily Questionnaire [Complete]
  • TVS Deactivation and CP SSC Applications. Deactivation of КСПЭ Equipment after Hatch Closure Coverage from SM [Complete] 
  • Orlan-MK Drying (closeout) [Complete] 
  • СОЖ Maintenance [Complete] 
  • US Tools Transfer from RS to USOS after EVA-36 [Complete]
  • ТК 709 ODF Ops, Undocking and Descent Ops [Complete]
  • US Tools Stowage after EVA-36 [Complete]
  • CASKAD. Thermostat removal after the experiment [Complete] 
  • INSP3 – Closeout Ops [Complete]
  • Photography of ТК 709 Docking Assembly from SM Window No. 26 after Separation from ISS [Complete] 
  • SPHERES – Data Export from USB Drive [Complete]
  • SM Comm Config after ТК 709 Undocking from ISS [Complete] 
  • MSG – Glovebox Powerdown [Complete]
  • ISTOCHNIK-M. Preparations for carrying out measurements [Complete] 
  • ISTOCHNIK-M. Activation of TLM Recording Mode from ТК [Complete] 
  • ISTOCHNIK-M Closeout Ops [Complete]
  • Comm reconfig for nominal ops after ТК 709 landing [Complete] 
  • REACTION – Self-reaction test [Complete]

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evacuation
  • ЕДВ-У R&R
  • KTO Replace  [Complete]
  • ECON-M. Observations and Photography
  • EMU RTS review  [Complete]
  • ITCS Viseual Leak Check  [Complete]
  • 35S Prepack  [Complete]
  • 37S Unpack  [Complete]
  • Data Prep Return CDR
  • Data Prep Return FE-6 [Complete]
  • INSPACE Part 1
  • INSPACE Part 2
  • INSPACE Part 3
  • INSPACE Part 4
  • Cygnus Pregather  [In Work]
  • D2X Camera Sensor Cleaning
  • JSL NOD1 Switch Deploy 


  • Nominal Commanding [Complete]
  • 35S Undock [Complete] 

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Monday, 11/11: Crew off duty
  • Tuesday, 11/12: Half duty day, Emergency Roles & Responsibilities review, Crew Orientation, EVA cleanup
  • Wednesday, 11/13: Crew handover/orientation, 37S unpack, Ice Crystal2 install, Ocular Health

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component Status
Elektron Off
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