ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/27/13

Russian EVA 37: Kotov (EV1) and Ryazansky (EV2) performed RS EVA 37 with a duration of 8 hours and 7 minutes.  During the EVA Hopkins was isolated in the MRM-2/36S while Tyurin, Mastracchio, and Wakata had access to all modules forward of the SM / DC1.   Tasks completed during the EVA included:

  • Installation of Yakor foot restraint on VRM station
  • Removal of foot restraint ingress aid
  • Removal of VSPLESK experiment from SM large diameter and it’s jettison
  • Installation of SEISMOPROGNOZ experiment on SM large diameter
  • Install Payload Boom on SM large diameter

The High Resolution Camera (HRC) and Medium Resolution Camera (MRC) were installed and cables routed, however due to unsuccessful checkout of the cameras they were uninstalled and brought back inside the ISS.  The planned tasks not completed during this EVA include the retrieval of СКК #2-СО cassette container, removal and jettison of MPAC & SEED frame and photos of MLI of RS exterior.

Microbiome Investigation: FE-3 Hopkins perform his Flight Day 60 session of the Microbiome investigation. He answered survey questions, collected body sample, and inserted the samples into cold stowage.  The Microbiome experiment investigates the impact of space travel on both the human immune system and an individual’s microbiome (the collection of microbes that live in and on the human body at any given time). Samples from different parts of the body and the surrounding ISS environment are taken periodically. The study will assess the likelihood and consequences of alterations in the microbiome due to extreme environments and the related human health risks.

Space Headaches Investigation:  FE-3 Hopkins , FE5 Mastracchio, and FE-6 Wakata filled out a weekly questionnaire for ESA’s Space Headaches investigation.  They complete these questionnaires at the end of every week throughout their mission. Headaches can be a common complaint during space flights and can negatively affect mental and physical capacities of astronauts and cosmonauts which can influence performance during a space mission. This investigation involves obtaining pre-, in-flight and post-flight data via the questionnaires to evaluate the prevalence and characteristics of crewmembers’ headaches in microgravity.  Investigators will use this data to assess crewmember headache episodes, analyze characteristics of the headaches and provide the basis for developing future

COSMO Shoot: Wakata set up the COSMO laptop and 4K camera in preparation for capturing images of the Earth surface across the US and Canada.  He later removed the 4K camera hardware and temporarily stow it in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM).

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • Pre-EVA from DC1: Visual inspection in DC1 of БВП СО circuit breakers position and БПП- 30, БПП-36 fuses  [Complete]
  • RSS1,2 reboot [Complete]
  • Laptop RS1(2) Reboot [Complete]
  • REACTION – Self-reaction Test [Complete]
  • Pre-EVA Biochemical Urinalysis [Complete]
  • Pre-EVA Biochemical Urinalysis [Complete]
  • S/G2 loop connect in МRМ2 [Complete]
  • Prepare DC1 and ПхО for EVA [Complete]
  • Prepare МRМ2  for EVA 37 [Complete]
  • HAM Radio deactivation [Complete]
  • Onboard System БС “Электрон-ВМ” post-deactivation purge [Complete]
  • EVA – CUCU deactivation [Complete]
  • MRF water filter ops [Complete]
  • BIOME. Sample collection [Complete]
  • Setup for TV-signal transmission during RS EVA 37 via Sony PMW-EX1R video camera [Complete]
  • Space Suit Systems Check [Complete]
  • HRF – install samples into MELFI [Complete]
  • ORU water dispenser R&R [Complete]
  • BIOME. Sample stowing [Complete]
  • BIOME. Body sample collection [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance  [Complete]
  • IFM: EDV assembly [Complete]
  • Removal of РО-ПрК hatch airduct and protective ring, closing РО-ПрК hatch  [Complete]
  • Checking БСС in СО1 [Complete]
  • Checking БСС in ПхО [Complete]
  • HRF – installing samples into MELFI [Complete]
  • BIOME – equipment stowing [Complete]
  • БК-3М СО1 check [Complete]
  • Pre-EVA comm. config. And ПСС reconfig. [Complete]
  • Testing setup for TV-signal transmission during RS EVA 37 via Sony PMW-EX1R video camera [Complete]
  • Closing USOS window shutters [Complete]
  • ISS Onboard Systems – to Pre-EVA config.[Complete]
  • COSMO- laptop install in NODE3 [Complete]
  • Check via TLM – Space Suit Systems,  – БСС, comm. and medical parameters. [Complete]
  • COSMO. HD video camera setup [Complete]
  • COSMO –  camera prep [Complete]
  • Final inspection – Space Suit and БСС prior to donning. [Complete]
  • SHD – completing weekly questionnaire [Complete]
  • Connect SSC in MRM2  to use during isolation [Complete]
  • COSMO – camera settings, connect microscope  [Complete]
  • Donning EVA equipment [Complete]
  • Connect  JPL W3002 heater controller to Loop A [Complete]
  • DC1 air ducts removal (w/o removing В3 Fan) [Complete]
  • Airlock pre-egress [Complete]
  • Close МИМ2-СУ (SМ) hatch [Complete]
  • Computer based OBT for CMO. [Complete]
  • SLT activation [Complete]
  • Airlock pre-egress – assist [Complete]
  • WinSCAT psychological assessment  [Deferred]
  • WRS – cleaning MRF antibacterial filter. [Complete]
  • NANORACK – payload materials review [Complete]
  • WHC: EDV ops [Complete]
  • Soyz ТК 710 crew in МRМ2 during EVA-37 [Complete]
  • EVA-37 Operations [Complete]
  • БАР. Experiment Ops [Complete]
  • COSMO- camera position check [Complete]
  • HMS – Defibrillator inspection [Complete]
  • SHD – completing weekly questionnaire [Complete]
  • Closeout ops:  water filtering through MRF filter into stowage tank  [Complete]
  • Food questionnaire [Complete]
  • SHD – completing weekly questionnaire [Complete]
  • COSMO- deactivation, closeout ops [Complete]
  • COSMO – closeout ops [Complete]
  • COSMO –  temp stow [Complete]
  • SPRINT-PPFS – hardware setup [Complete]
  • Airlock post-ingress  [Complete]
  • Airlock post-ingress – assist [Complete]
  • Close USOS window shutter [Complete]
  • Open МИМ2-СУ (SМ) hatch [Complete]
  • PPFS – activation [Complete]
  • Reconfigure МRМ2 to initial state post EVA 37  [Complete]
  • Post-EVA Reconfig of RS ISS to initial state  [Complete]
  • HRF – hardware set up [Complete]
  • Air duct installation in DC1 and SМ post-EVA  [Complete]
  • Post-EVA reconfig. of comm.; reroute alarm system from ПОВ ПхО to ПСС   [Complete]
  • Deactivate S/G2 loop in МRМ2  [Complete]
  • Deactivate SSC in МRМ2 and transfer to nominal location [Complete]
  • PPFS – deactivation [Complete]
  • Post-EVA biochemical urinalysis  [Complete]
  • Closeout ops with removed СКК post EVA-37  [Complete]
  • SPRINT-PPFS – partial stow [Complete]
  • Post-EVA biochemical urinalysis
  • IFM: EDV re-stow.
  • Post-EVA ORLAN maintenance
  • Open РО-ПрК hatch (after opening КВД РО-ПрК via command link and pressure equalization)
  • Install protective ring on РО-ПрК hatch and air duct
  • Post EVA Reconfig. of RS ISS to initial state
  • Dismantle setup after transmitting TV-signal during RS EVA 37 via Sony PMW-EX1R video camera
  • Soyuz 710 deactivation post-EVA
  • REACTION – Self-reaction test 

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evacuation
  • IMS Edit
  • WHC KTO Replace
  • ЕДВ-У R&R
  • ARED bolt tighten [Complete]
  • JAXA Report
  • SM PCS HD Swap
  • WinEarth HISD Photos
  • COL D1 FD2 MSR
  • DOS3D PDP Check
  • 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  [In Work]


  • Nominal Commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 12/28: Post RS EVA operations, Weekly Cleaning
  • Sunday, 12/29: RS PAO event, Post RS EVA operations
  • Monday, 12/30: Post RS EVA operations, SPINAL, SPRINT VO2, Vision test, N1 Jumper Install

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component Status
Elektron On
Vozdukh Manual
[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) Off
[СКВ] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”) Off
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab Operate
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 Off
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