ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/04/13

Thermolab Control Unit Battery Compartment Repair:  Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Mastracchio successfully repaired the battery compartment of the Thermolab Control Unit which is used to support ESA’s Circadian Rhythms experiment. Wakata will be scheduled Friday for his Circadian Rhythms session.

Cosmo Shoot Live Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event:  FE-6 Wakata set up the JAXA 4K camera and then he and FE-3 Hopkins performed a series of activities for a Live PAO event from the Cupola with NHK. Scenes during the event included night views of Japan and Wakata within the Cupola.

ISS Emergency Drill:  All six crewmembers participated in an ISS emergency drill and debrief.  The crew used the onboard simulator to guide their response towards two separate emergency cases (smoke within Node 2 and rapid depress within the Service Module). The purpose of this drill was to practice ISS emergency responses based on information provided by the simulator. The crew physically translates through ISS to appropriate locations in order to visualize the use of station equipment and interfaces. They also practiced procedure execution and associated decision making, all while exercising communication skills with MCC-H and MCC-M.

Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Hardware Fault:  Today Node 3 CDRA experienced a hardware fault associated with its Fan Motor. Ground teams are currently investigating the issue and working on a forward plan. The LAB CDRA is currently off, however is available if required to manage ppCO2 levels within ISS.

Sabatier Accumulator Manual Purges: In an ongoing effort to troubleshoot water within Sabatier, FE-3 Hopkins and FE-5 Mastracchio performed four separate accumulator purges of CO2 and remaining water. The 4 purge attempts performed today resulted in decreasing quantities of water in each instance. Additional purges have been placed on hold until the Node 3 CDRA hardware fault is resolved.  Sabatier uses a catalyst that reacts with carbon dioxide and hydrogen, both byproducts of current life-support systems onboard the ISS in order to produce water and methane.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • Reaction Self Test [Complete]
  • Calf Volume Measurement  [Complete]
  • Acoustic dosimeters: hardware setup for static measurements (operation 4 of 5) [Complete]
  • Ocular Health (OH) Blood Pressure Operations [Complete]
  • NAPOR-miniRSA.СУБА Cable 17КС.10Ю 8210А-11710 installation  [Complete]
  • Ocular Health (OH) Tonometry Test Setup [Complete]
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Alignment Guide Inspection and Removal [Complete]
  • Ocular Health (OH) Tonometry Test  [Complete]
  • NAPOR-miniRSA Mating telemetry connector 17КС.10Ю 8210А-11710  [Complete]
  • COL – THERMOLAB Troubleshooting [Complete]
  • 4К Camera Setup for PAO [Complete]
  • NAPOR-miniRSA Mating Cable 17КС.10Ю 8210А-11710 Connector [Complete]
  • NAPOR-miniRSA СУБА Cable 17КС.10Ю 8210А-11720 Installation and Connection  [Complete]
  • Crew Prep for PAO [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance  [Complete]
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in 4K – Cupola [Complete]
  • NAPOR-miniRSA СУБА Cable 17КС.10Ю 8210А-11730 Installation and Connection [Complete]
  • IDENTIFICATION. Copy ИМУ-Ц micro-accelerometer data to laptop [Complete]  
  • 4K Camera Closeout Ops [Complete]
  • Purge the Sabatier Accumulator of CO2 and any remaining liquid water. [Complete]
  • NAPOR-miniRSA Closeout ops after installation of СУБА cables for СОТ [Complete]
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Profile of Mood States (POMS) Questionnaire [Complete]
  • Photo Equipment Setup for OBT Video [Complete]  
  • УКВ2д Test from SM (VHF2) [Complete]  
  • JAXA 4K Camera Temp Stow  [Complete]
  • Ocular Health (OH) – Equipment Stowage [Complete]
  • КЦП1-ЦВМ-ТВМ Command & Data Test [Complete]  
  • Activation of Laptop RS2 [Complete]  
  • Purge the Sabatier Accumulator of CO2 and any remaining liquid water [Complete] 
  • КЦП2-ЦВМ-ТВМ Command & Data Test [Complete]
  • Mating [ЕКТС] Antenna Feeder cable to PCE Antenna Feeder  [Complete]
  • Deactivation of RS2 Laptop [Complete]  
  • RS1 Laptop-КЦП1-ЦВМ-ТВМ Command & Data Test [Complete]
  • Journal Entry [Complete]
  • ISS Emergency Response OBT [Complete]
  • OBT ISS Emergency Response Debrief [Complete]
  • Life On The Station Photo and Video [Complete]
  • Downlink of OBT Photos [Complete]
  • Emergency response training conference
  • Purge the Sabatier Accumulator of CO2 and any remaining liquid water [Complete] 
  • Cupola Window Shutter Close [Complete]
  • Reaction Self Test [Complete]

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evacuation [Complete]
  • IMS Update
  • KTO Replace
  • ЕДВ-У R&R
  • Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site
  • 53P Transfer Operations
  • URAGAN. Observations and Photography
  • ECON-M. Observations and Photography
  • National Geographic B-Role Part 2 [In Work]
  • Cygnus ROBOT Self Study  [In Work]
  • Stows loose items in response to crew note on GMT 321 [In Work]
  • JAXA Super Sensitive HDTV Converters Removal and stow


  • Nominal Commanding [Complete]
  • Battery 1B3 Reconditioning [In Work]
  • S1 TRRJ Survey [Complete]
  • Cupola Window Heater Test [Complete]

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 12/5: SM 8.07 transition, 53P unpack, Fundoscope, OBT/Cygnus offset grapple
  • Friday, 12/6: Ultrasound, Ocular Health Cardiac ops
  • Saturday, 12/7: Weekly Cleaning, Crew Off Duty

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 Fail
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab Off
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Standby
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Standby
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full up