ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/14/14

Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Low Temperature Loop (LTL) Pump Status:  Today, the Remote Power Controller (RPC) associated with the JEM LTL Pump tripped open as a result of a spike in current coming from the pump.  The failure caused a short-term loss of cooling for a subset of JEM Systems.  The Flight Control Team has since transitioned to single Low Temperature (LT) Loop mode and restored cooling for all JEM systems. JAXA specialists continue to investigate the cause and are working towards a forward plan.

Cygnus Cargo Operations: All three USOS crew members continued cargo operations. They reported working a combined total of 8 hours of cargo operations today. An approximate 1.5 hours of crew time is estimated to unpack the remaining Cygnus cargo items.

Soyuz 36S Emergency Descent Training:  Commander (CDR) Kotov, Flight Engineer (FE)-2 Ryazanskiy, and FE-3 Hopkins all participated in a Soyuz Emergency Descent Drill. The crew gained proficiency by reviewing Soyuz emergency undock and landing procedures for various off nominal scenarios.

Cosmo Shoot Operations:  FE-6 Wakata set up the Cosmo Shoot laptop and 4K camera this morning in the Cupola to prepare for capturing images of the Earth surface.  This afternoon he removed the hardware and temporarily stowed it back in the JEM.

Vaccine-21 Group Activation Packs (GAPs) Operations:  Mastracchio accessed the Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus-2 (CGBA-2), activated all 16 Vaccine-21 GAPs and then returned them into the CGBA-2.  This experiment, also referred to as Antibiotic Effectiveness in Space-1 (AES-1), tests the hypothesis that antibiotics used to treat bacterial grown in space will exhibit reduced efficacy and will be associated with specific changes in bacterial gene expression that correlate with cell survival.

Aniso Tubule Experiment:  Wakata performed activities to support JAXA’s Aniso Tubule experiment.  He retrieved the second set of seeds he watered 4 days ago and placed in the Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) to simulate a winter season for the plants.  Today he exposed the seeds to light for approximately 6 hours and then place them into the Cell Biology Experiment Unit (CBEF) for cultivation.  The Aniso Tubule experiment investigates the roles of cortical microtubules and microtubule-associated proteins in gravity-induced growth modification of plant stems.

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Following yesterday’s Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) LEE-A snare cables photo capture and subsequent SSRMS walk off to the Lab Power and Data Grapple Fixture (PDGF),  Wakata took photographs of the SSRMS LEE-B snare cables today. This is a periodic maintenance activity performed every 20 LEE snare cycles to assess the condition of the snare cables.  The photos are being downlinked for review by the engineering team.

Hatch Seal Inspection: Mastracchio performed a periodic hatch seal inspection for Node 1, Lab, Node 2, and the Node 3 module. During the inspection the crew cleaned and inspected the Hatch Seals, Hatch Plate Sealing Surface, and checked the Hatch Handle Mechanism for FOD or damage. Inspection results for all hatches were reported as nominal. The preventative maintenance task is performed once every 180 days.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • Reaction Self Test  [Complete]
  • COSMO – NODE3 Laptop Deployment [Complete]
  • COSMO. HDTV Camera Setup  [Complete]
  • ВКС Laptops Antivirus Scan Check and Status Report  [Complete]
  • TERMO-LADA. Visual Inspection of Hardware Operation  [Complete]
  • COSMO – Video Camera Setup [Complete]
  • Study Of Cardiac Bioelectric Activity At Rest.  [Complete]
  • COSMO – Setting Camera, Connecting Microphone [Complete]
  • COSMO – Camera View Check [Complete]
  • ISS Emergency descent drill. (ТК 710).  [Complete]
  • ANISO – Container Retrieval from MELFI [Complete]
  • ANISO – Light Treatment [Complete]
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Detectors А41-А48 pre-pack for disposal  [Complete]
  • Cygnus Cargo Operations [Complete]
  • СТТС Configuration for MRM1  [Complete]
  • KAPLYA-2. P/L Activation and Starting Static Heating of МКХИ pneumo-hydraulic loop.  [Complete]
  • MRM1 Comm Reconfig  [Complete]
  • PAO Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • PAO Event [Complete]
  • KAPLYA-2. Pressure Check  [Complete]
  • Coldbag Icebrick Stow [Deferred]
  • ТКГ 420 Packing and IMS Ops  [Complete]
  • Cosmo Shoot SSD PACK  Remove and Replacement [Complete]
  • Camcorder Setup  [Complete]
  • SSRMS – Photography of LEE  [Complete]
  • COSMO. View Angle Check [Complete]
  • ТКГ 420 Packing and IMS Ops   [Complete]
  • MRM2 (MRM1) comm config to support voice comm for the experiment  [Complete]
  • KULONOVSKYI KRISTALL. Hardware Removal  [Complete]
  • KAPLYA-2. Pressure  [Complete]
  • ТКГ 420 Packing and IMS Ops  [Complete]
  • Cygnus – Debrief Conference [Complete]
  • KULONOVSKYI KRISTALL. Hardware teardown  [Complete]
  • Atmosphere Control & Supply (ACS) Hatch Seal Inspection  [Complete]
  • WRM – Condensate Pumping Initiation [Complete]
  • KULONOVSKYI KRISTALL. File Preparation and Downlink  [Complete]
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Long Life Battery (LLB) Autocycle Initiate [Complete]
  • WRM – Terminate Condensate Pumping [Complete]
  • KAPLYA-2. Mode 2 Selection (dynamic warm-up of МКХИ pneumo-hydraulic loop) [Complete]
  • IMS Update [Complete]  
  • KAPLYA-2. Experiment Ops  [Complete]  
  • VACC21 – Hardware Setup Adjustment  [Complete]
  • Crew will answer questions regarding damaged RET to facilitate ground analysis. [Complete]
  • MRM1 (MRM2) Comm Reconfig  [Complete]
  • KAPLYA-2. Copying Data to HDD and Downlink [Complete]  
  • COSMO – Hardware Deactivation, Closeout [Complete]
  • COSMO – Data Files Transfer [Complete]
  • Cygnus Cargo Operations [Complete]
  • JAXA – Video Camera Setup [Complete]
  • JAXA. Video Recording [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]  
  • JAXA. Start Video Downlink [Complete]
  • COSMO – Closeout Ops  [Complete]
  • Aniso Tubule Sample Insertion [Complete]
  • CYGNUS. Cargo Transfer Tagup [Complete]
  • JAXA Video Downlink End  [Complete]
  • COSMO. Temporary Stowage [Complete]
  • REACTION – Self-reaction test [Complete]

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac
  • IMS Update
  • Replace KTO
  • ЕДВ-У R&R
  • Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site
  • Stow Items for Disposal  to Progress 420 with IMS Update
  • URAGAN. Observation and photography
  • 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 Consolidate
  • Columbus HD Assessment
  • Gather fluid plugs
  • Audit and consolidate wet trash bags and trash bag liners.
  • Cygnus Cargo Transfer Ops  [In Work] 


  • Nominal Commanding [Complete]
  • SSRMS LEE-B Snare Cable Photo [Complete]
  • Battery 1B3 capacity test  [Complete]

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Wednesday, 01/15: Emergency OBT, Try Zero G Exp, SPHERES
  • Thursday, 01/16: BCAT, SPHERES, Cargo Ops
  • Friday, 01/17: Cargo Ops, Aniso Tubule, SPHERES

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