ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/06/14

ISS Safety Video Survey: Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Mastracchio captured  video of the ISS interior volume, with which the ground team will assess the current vehicle configuration and identify any areas of concern related to ventilation blockage, flammability hazards, emergency egress paths, access to fire ports, and safety equipment, etc. The Safety Video Survey is performed approximately every 6 months.

Internal Thermal Control Systems (ITCS) Sampling: FE-3 Hopkins has completed nominal sampling from the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) ITCS, Node 2 Low Temperature Loop (LTL) and Moderate Temperature Loop (MTL), and Node 3 MTL. He was ahead of the timeline today and performed a LAB ITCS sampling as well, which was originally scheduled for tomorrow.  The preventative maintenance task is performed to determine the Ortho-Phthalaldehyde (OPA) and ammonia levels in the ITCS for each of the modules.

Cardio Ox Investigation:  FE-6 Wakata has attached Electrocardiogram (ECG) electrodes, and prepared for ultrasonic scanning by marking arteries with assistance from the operator, FE-3 Hopkins. Wakata then performed ultrasound scans on himself with assistance from Hopkins and remote guidance from ground team. This is Wakata’s flight day 60 session and his final on-board session.  Future human space travel missions may increase the risk of oxidative and inflammatory damage primarily from radiation, but also from psychological stress, reduced physical activity, diminished nutritional standards, and exposure to elevated oxygen levels during extravehicular activity. There is evidence that higher levels of oxidative and inflammatory stress and associated damage to blood vessels contribute to cardiovascular disease. The purpose of this study is to measure levels of biomarkers in blood and urine that are affected by oxidative and inflammatory stress before, during, and after long duration spaceflight and relate them to the risk of developing atherosclerosis.

Advanced Biological Research System (ABRS) Deconfiguration: On December 13th the ABRS loop flush to remove air bubbles was not successful on Chamber 2. Wakata powered down the ABRS and configured it for return on a future mission.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • Inspection of СМ-У connector on МНР-НС separator pump behind АСУ panel 139 [Complete]
  • HRF – Urine Sampling Ops [Complete]
  • Calf Volume Measurement [Complete]
  • URAGAN. Photo Spectrum System Battery Charge (start) / r/g 3620 [Complete]
  • МО-8. Setup / MO Book 2, 10.1, pp. 10-1 through 10-3 [Complete]
  • HRF – Urine Sample Insertion into MELFI [Complete]
  • Body Mass Measurement  [Complete]
  • MO-8. Cleanup  [Complete]
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
  • WHC – tank recovery ops [Complete]
  • VIRTUAL. Set up, Conduct Experiment and Closeout Ops / r/g 4011 [Complete]
  • HRF – Urine Sampling Ops [Complete]
  • Cleaning ventilation system screens on FGB interior panels (panels 116, 316, 231, 431)  [Complete]
  • URAGAN. Observation and Photography using Photo Spectrum System.  [Complete]
  • HRF – Sample Insertion into MELFI [Complete]
  • USND2 – HRF1 Rack Power Up [Complete]
  • ISS safety inspection video [Complete]
  • JEM ITCS Sample Collection [Complete]
  • CARDOX – Prep for Ultrasound [Complete]
  • TERMO-LADA. Installation of TCU-LADA 02 module, Start Measurements. / r/g 4444 [Complete]
  • CARDOX – Ultrasound Operations Subject  [Complete]
  • TERMO-LADA. Photography in the process of hardware installation / r/g 4446 [Complete]
  • CARDOX-U – Experiment Ops. [Complete]
  • MRM2 comm config to support voice comm during experiment  [Complete]
  • WRS Sample Collection [Complete]
  • Kulon Kristall Experiment. Tagup with specialists (S-band) / r/g 4447 спец.(S-band)  / р/г 4447 [Complete]
  • KULON KRISTALL.  Photography Tagup with specialists (S-band) / r/g 4484 [Complete]
  • FMK deploy ops [Complete]
  • Packing Equipment for disposal in ТКГ 420 and IMS Ops / r/g 4293, 4465 [Complete]
  • CARDOX-U – Experiment Ops [Complete]
  • CARDOX-BP-OPS_FE6 (Blood collection ops/subject) [Complete]
  • WMK In-Flight Water Processing  [Complete]
  • CARDOX – Blood Pressure measurement [Complete]
  • NODE 2 ITCS LTL Sample Collection [Complete]
  • MRM2 Comm Reconfig /Communications System [РТК] [Complete]
  • Periodic Fitness Evaluation – Nom Ops (subject)  [Complete] 
  • KULONOVSKIY KRISTALL. File Preparation and  Downlink / r/g 4447 [Complete]
  • TOCA Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Sample Analysis  [Complete]
  • Periodic Fitness Evaluation – Nom Ops (assistance)  [Complete] 
  • NODE 2 ITCS sample collection [Complete]
  • Preparation for RS ISS Window Inspection and Photography  [Complete]
  • Removal of the Alignment Guides from CIR to unlock PaRIS prior to starting microgravity environment  [Complete]
  • USND2-power down [Complete]
  • CWQMK Water Sample Analysis [Complete]
  • Preparation for SM Window Inspection and Photography (Equipment Gather and Work Area Setup)  [Complete]
  • СРВ-К2М Filter-Reactor (Ф-Р) Replacement  [Complete]
  • Cleaning ventilation system screens on FGB interior panels (panels 201, 301, 401) [Complete]
  • HRF Urine Sample Collection [Complete]
  • HRF-MELFI-INS OPS [Complete]
  • HAM Radio Relocation [Complete]
  • RS ISS Window 3, 5, 9, 26 Inspection and Photography. Photo File Prep for Downlink [Complete]
  • DOSIS3D – Dosimeter Relocation  [Complete]
  • TOCA 2 Data Recording [Complete]
  • Changeout of СРВК-2М purification column assembly [БКО]  [Complete]
  • ITCS – sampling [Complete]
  • Grab Sample Container (GSC) Sampling Operations [Complete]
  • VESSELID – Placement  [Complete]
  • Flushing Elektron-VM Gas-Liquid Separator (ГЖС) SVO / r/g 4487 [Complete]
  • Flushing Elektron-VM Gas-Liquid Separator (ГЖС) SVO – Handover/ r/g 4487 [Complete]
  • BODYM – Crew gathers equipment in preparation for Body Measurements data collection operations  [Complete]
  • Exercise data downlink / r/g 2639 [Complete]
  • SOZh maintenance [Complete]
  • HRF – Urine collection [Complete]
  • HRF – Urine Sample MELFI Insertion [Complete]
  • HRF – Blood Draw Operations [Complete]
  • PAO Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • TERMO-LADA. Visual Inspection of Hardware Operation  [Complete]
  • Crew Prep for PAO [Complete]
  • IMS Update  [Complete]
  • PAO Event [Complete]
  • Daily Planning Conference  [Complete]

Task List

  • JAXA JSB Retrieval  [Complete]
  • ARED Cylinder Evac
  • Replace KTO
  • ЕДВ-У R&R
  • Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site
  • ТКГ 420 Stowage and IMS Ops
  • URAGAN. Observation and photography
  • EKON-M. Observations and photography
  • Empty-CTB Follow up [Complete]
  • Pwr/CWC-I retrieve [Complete]
  • JAXA JSB retrieve [Complete]
  • National Engineers Week Message
  • National Geographics B Roll Part 4


  • Nominal Commanding  [Complete]

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 01/07: ITCS Lab Sampling, Body Measures, BCAT4
  • Wednesday, 01/08: Orb-1 Launch, Crew off duty for upcoming Orb-1 operations
  • Thursday, 01/08: Crew off duty for upcoming Orb-1 Operations

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component Status
Elektron Off
Vozdukh Manual
[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) Off
[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