ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/16/13

External Thermal Control System (ETCS) Loop A Status:  ETCS Loop A is still operating without full temperature control.  All Loop A Interface Heat Exchangers (IFHX) remains bypassed and isolated, preventing internal heat rejection on loop A.  ETCS Loop B continues to operate nominally.  MCC-H continues to perform tests on ETCS Loop A to determine if they can regain enough temperature control to allow IFHX reintegration.  Due to the loss of heat rejection for the Node 2 Moderate Temperature Loop (MTL), half of the loads in the Node 2, JEM and Columbus modules remain powered off.

 Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Materials Review:  FE-3 Hopkins, FE-5 Mastracchio, and FE6 Wakata reviewed EVA materials associated with replacing the ETCS Loop A Pump Module.  Included in the package was an overview of each of the three potential EVAs, summary timelines, procedures, translations paths, pump module diagrams and photographs.    

Equipment Lock Preparation: In support of the potential EVA, Hopkins and Mastracchio prepared drink bags, BIO Medical equipment, prebreathe equipment, and verified required hardware was located in the Airlock.

EVA Mobility Unit (EMU) On-Orbit Fit Check:  Hopkins and Mastracchio donned their EMUs to verify correct EMU sizing prior to possibly performing an EVA to replace the ETCS Loop A Pump Module.  During this test the EMU comm and data signals were also checked out successfully. 

EMU Helmet Absorption Pad (HAP) Familiarization: Hopkins and Mastracchio familiarized themselves with the absorption properties of the HAP.  They then reported saturation results and downlinked video to the ground.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • Combustion Integrated Rack Alignment Guide Removal [Complete]
  • EMU Long Life Battery (LLB) Charge Terminate [Complete]
  • Replacement of Urine Receptacle (МП) and Filter-Insert (Ф-В) in АСУ Install  [Complete]
  • Locating EVA hardware and tools.  [Complete]
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Review [Complete]
  • Hand ergometry.  [Complete]
  • Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) Software Review     [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance  [Complete]
  • MOTOCARD. Experiment Ops [Complete]
  • IDENTIFIKATSIYA. Copy ИМУ-Ц micro-accelerometer data to laptop  [Complete]
  • Comm assets configuration for conversations from Soyuz #710 [Complete]
  • Troubleshooting Noise on ТПК 710 ИнПУ2 in Display+TV mode [Complete]  
  • Crew sets up an HD view from the Lab AVN 443 Encoder[Complete]
  • Microbial Removal Filter Flow [Complete]
  • Equipment Lock (E-LK) Preparation [Complete]
  • Recharging КОБ2 Loop with Coolant from DC1 Hydraulic Loop Accumulator [Complete]  
  • EMU On-orbit Fitcheck Verification [Complete]
  • Robotics Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Conference [Complete]
  • EMU Wet Helmet Absorption Pad (HAP) Familiarization [Complete]
  • Anti-virus base upgrade on laptops ВКС [Complete]
  • Comm back to nominal [Complete]  
  • СТТС comm system switchover to the primary set [Complete]  
  • Locating EVA hardware and tools [Complete]
  • IMS Update[Complete]
  • ISS repress using air from section 1 of ТКГ 420 СрПК [Complete]
  • ISS repress using air from ТКГ 420 СрПК Section 1 [Complete]

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evacuation
  • OGA Hydrogen ORU Purge Adapter (HOPA) Operations [Complete]
  • ТКГ 421 Transfers and IMS Updates /Transfer Ops
  • ЕДВ-У R&R
  • Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site
  • URAGAN. Observations and Photography
  • ECON-M. Observations and Photography
  • OGA Hydrogen ORU Purge Adapter (HOPA) Operations, Hydrogen (H2) Sensor ORU R&R, and Air Avionics Assembly (AAA) Cleaning
  • National Geographic B-Role
  • EVA Camera Configuration
  • PAO Event
  • COL D1 FD2 MSR
  • Cygnus Power Jumper Build
  • DOS3D PDP Check
  • IFM stowage Locate
  • Kubik 6 Belt Search
  • National Engr Week Message
  • P/TV Trash
  • PPS Wipe
  • Pre-gather COL A/L
  • Pre-gather Empty CTBs
  • SM PCS HD Swap Imaging


  • Nominal Commanding [Complete]
  • EXT MDM Swap  [Complete]

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 12/17: EVA Tool Gather, MDCA Hardware Replace, Body Measurement, Tonometry
  • Wednesday, 12/18:  TBD
  • Thursday, 12/19:  TBD

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