ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/23/13

US Extravehicular Activity (EVA) 25 Prep: The USOS crew is scheduled for a half-duty day today in advance of tomorrow’s EVA.  FE-3 Hopkins and FE-5 Mastracchio continued their preparation for the second Pump Module (PM) Remove and Replace (R&R) EVA, scheduled for Tuesday, December 23.  The crew has terminated the battery charging, configured the tools and Airlock/Equipment lock, performed a final procedure review with a conference with EVA specialists.

RS EVA #37 Dry Run: CDR Kotov, FE-2 Ryazanskiy with the assistance from FE-4 Tyurin performed the dry run for Friday’s scheduled RS EVA #37.  The crew donned their Orlan EVA suits to check out the suits and medical equipment as well as verify suit fit. Kotov and Ryazanskiy also reviewed various procedures including how to translate while in their Orlans.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • Communication configuration for training in Oan space suit [Complete]
  • DC1 air ducts removal prior to training (В3 is not to be removed).  [Complete]
  • Space suits Orlan  #4 and #6 systems checkout, prior to training.  [Complete]
  • DC1 Orlan interface unit [БСС] check out [Complete]
  • Donning space suit Orlan [Complete]
  • Regen Recycle Tank R&R [Complete]
  • LLB Charge Terminate [Complete]
  • Training of movement in space suit Orlan – assistance during training in space suit [Complete]
  • Comm check and medical parameters monitoring.  [Complete]
  • EMU Battery & MetOx install [Complete]
  • US EVA Tool Config [Complete]
  • Equipment Lock Prep [Complete]
  • Space suit and БСС initial conditions check out during training. [Complete]
  • Donning Orlan space suits #4, #6, closing back packs  [Complete]
  • Orlan space suit and БСС control units check out [Complete]
  • Orlan space suit and БСС preliminary leak check  [Complete]
  • Orlan space suits ##4,6 fit check at Р.СК=0.4  [Complete]
  • BSA Charge Terminate [Complete]
  • Movement training in Orlan space suit [Complete]
  • Orlan space suit egress  [Complete]
  • Comm equipment reconfiguration back to initial condition after training in Orlan space suit [Complete]
  • СОЖ maintenance  [Complete]
  • Preparation for SM Window Inspection and Photography  [Complete]
  • Post-training activities, air ducts re-install [Complete]
  • US EVA procedure Review [Complete]
  • US EVA S/G Conference [Complete]
  • Robotics Procedure Review [Complete]
  • Robotics Conference [Complete]
  • Inspection and photography of ISS RS Windows No. 2, No. 13. Photo File Prep for Downlink  [Complete]
  • Removable elements installing on Orlan space suits prior to EVA  [Complete]
  • Onboard БК-3М replacement  [Complete]
  • Replacing ГНШ-К-24 S/N 1 (MRM2) with ГНШ-К-24 S/N 0008310. [Complete]
  • ISS HAM Radio Power down [Complete]
  • USOS Window Shutter Close [Complete]

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evacuation
  • ЕДВ-У R&R
  • CWCI Degas
  • Building a water sampling tool from the water line vent tube assembly that is installed in the spare XL Hard Upper Torso (HUT) [Complete]
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Inspection
  • JAXA Report
  • Journals Nominal Entry
  • Oxygen Generation System (OGS) Jumper Build and Routing
  • SM PCS HD Swap
  • WinEarth HISD Photos
  • ARED Bolt Tighten
  • BCATC1
  • COL D1 FD2 MSR
  • DOS3D PDP Check
  • IFM stowage Locate
  • JEM WIS RSU B4 S/N 1001 Sensor  Replacement
  • Kubik 6 Belt Search
  • JPM1OF2 Lamp Housing Assembly (LHA) Replacement
  • National Engr Week Message
  • P/TV Trash
  • PPS Wipe
  • Pre-gather COL A/L
  • Pre-gather Empty CTBs
  • Recycle Tank Drain 


  • Nominal Commanding
  • ETCS Loop A Repress 

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 12/24: US EVA #25
  • Wednesday, 12/25: Crew Off Duty, Holiday
  • Thursday, 12/26: LCVG Water Sample, EMU Water Recharge, EVA Debrief

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