ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/12/14

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations for Cygnus Capture: Today the Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the MSS and performed a Node-2 Nadir Active Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) survey with the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS).  They then maneuvered the SSRMS to the Cygnus High Hover position in preparation for capture and powered the MSS into the hot backup configuration.

Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Mastracchio and FE-6 Wakata monitored the Cygnus approach from the Cupola Robotic Workstation (RWS) and captured Cygnus using the SSRMS at approximately 5:08am CST.  They then maneuvered Cygnus into position to inspect the Passive CBM and proceeded with a successful installation onto the Node-2 Nadir Active CBM. The crew was ahead of the timeline today and continued with Controller Panel Assembly (CPA) removal, hatch opening/ingress, and started cargo transfer which were all originally scheduled for Monday, January 13th.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • PROK – Urine Collection Ops [Complete]
  • HRF – Blood Collection [Complete]
  • USOS Window Shutter Close [Complete]
  • HRF- Centrifuge Configure [Complete]
  • HRF- remove blood tubes and power off Centrifuge [Complete]
  • HRF- Sample MELFI Insertion [Complete]
  • HRF- Closeout Ops [Complete]
  • CBCS Powerup [Complete]
  • Configure RWS for monitoring Cygnus approach [Complete]
  • Cygnus – PCS Command and PROX Link Verification [Complete]
  • HHL Setup for Cygnus capture [Complete]
  • LAB Camcorder setup at LAB RWS Mon 3 for Downlink [Complete]
  • Cygnus R-BAR Approach [Complete]
  • KAPLYA-2. Start SONY Battery Charging  [Complete]
  • SSRMS Cygnus Capture [Complete]
  • SSRMS – Maneuver Cygnus to the PCBM inspection position [Complete]
  • CYGNUS PCBM Inspect [Complete]
  • HRF – Urine Collection Ops [Complete]
  • Verify Node 2 Nadir CBM Pre-mate Status [Complete]
  • Maneuver Cygnus to ready-to-latch position using SSRMS [Complete]
  • HRF- insert samples to MELFI [Complete]
  • Node 2 CBM – Capture and Abolts [Complete]
  • SSRMS – Cygnus Installation Limp [Complete]
  • SSRMS – Cygnus Installation Brake [Complete]
  • CBCS – Camera Remove [Complete]
  • HRF – Urine Collection Ops [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance. SM and FGB СВО, СГО, АСУ СПКУ Counter, POTOK Air Purification System Data Calldowns [Complete]
  • HRF- insert samples to MELFI [Complete]
  • ANTS- Procedure Review [Complete]
  • Cygnus/Node 2 – Pressurization and leak check [Complete]
  • KAPLYA -2. Terminate SONY Battery Charging and Set up Next Battery for Charging [Complete]
  • Hardware Command Panel (HCP) Temp Stow [Complete]
  • Cygnus – Cargo Prep [Complete]
  • PROK – capture photos of Diet Logfile and pH Logsheet [Complete]
  • Node 2 Nadir – Cygnus Outfitting Part 1 [Complete]
  • Hand Held LIDAR (HHL) Adjustments for Cygnus Capture [Complete]
  • Removal of Mini-Camera and AVIU from Node3/Cupola [Complete]
  • RWS. Video Downlink End [Complete]
  • ANTS – Procedure Review [Complete]
  • Cygnus PROX Switch OFF [Complete]
  • HRF- Stow hardware used during urine collection ops [Complete]
  • TERMO-LADA. Visual Inspection of Hardware Operation  [Complete]
  • KAPLYA-2. Terminate SONY Battery Charging  [Complete]
  • Cupola Window Shutter Close [Complete]

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac
  • ЕДВ-У R&R
  • Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site
  • SEINER. World Ocean Observation
  • EKON-M. Observations and photography
  • Deploy AC INVERTER on LAB UOP2-J4, PS-120 Junction Box J4
  • ENERGY Equipment Pre-gather
  • National Geographic B Roll Part 4 [In Work]
  • Cable Consolidation
  • Columbus HD Assessment
  • Fluid Plug Gather
  • Audit and consolidate wet trash bags and trash bag liners.
  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations


  • Nominal Commanding [Complete]

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Monday, 01/13: Cargo Ops, Ants In Space
  • Tuesday, 01/14: Emergency egress drill, Cargo Ops, SPHERES 
  • Wednesday, 01/15: Emergency OBT, Try Zero G Exp, SPHERES, Sabatier Purges

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