ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/22/14

Ocular Health (OH) Tonometry Examination:  Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Wakata acting as Crew Medical Officer (CMO) helped measure Hopkins’s blood pressure and vital signs and then conducted a vision and tonometry test on Hopkins. This was Hopkins’s Flight Day 120 session, which is the final session he will conduct on-orbit for this test. The Ocular Health protocol is a systematic gathering of physiological data to characterize the risk of microgravity-induced visual impairment / intracranial pressure in ISS crewmembers.  Researchers believe the measurement of visual, vascular and central nervous system changes over the course of this experiment and during the subsequent post flight recovery will assist in the development of countermeasures, clinical monitoring strategies, and clinical practice guidelines.

Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES)Slosh:  Hopkins and FE-5 Mastracchio conferenced with ground teams to discuss their test run for SPHERES-Slosh. Mastracchio set up the 3DA1 camera prior to the test run. The SPHERES-Slosh investigation hardware includes a pill shaped transparent lexan tank, an aluminum support structure with attach points for the SPHERES satellites, and electronics including several digital cameras. The Slosh test objectives include determining the inertia values about the principal axes of the SPHERES-Slosh experiment, characterizing the performance of the 24 thrusters on the SPHERES-Slosh system given thruster plume impingement, performing translation, rotation, and pitch open-loop maneuvers to provide benchmarking data for the behavior of fluids in a microgravity environment. After the test run the data will be downlinked and the 3DA1 camera will be deactivated.

Cosmo Shoot Operations:  Wakata set up the Cosmo Shoot laptop and 4K camera this morning in the Cupola to prepare for capturing images of the Earth surface. Later in the day, he removed the hardware and temporarily stowed it back in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM).

Node 2 Endcone Cleanout: Wakata cleaned out the Node 2 Endcone in preparation to use the location for prepacking cargo for return on SpaceX-3.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • REACTION – Self-reaction test [Complete]
  • COSMO – NODE3 Laptop Deployment [Complete]
  • COSMO – HDTV Camera Setup [Complete]
  • ENERGY Diet Log of Breakfast [Complete]
  • COSMO – Camera Preparation [Complete]
  • EVA Gear prep  [Complete]
  • ENERGY – Hardware Removal and Stowage [Complete]
  • Replacement of КОБ2 loop Н2 pump on 4СПН2 panel.
  • Battery Installation in Orlan Telemetry Unit (БРТА) [Complete]
  • Orlan 4 and 6 fit adjustment by height  [Complete]
  • Cosmo Shoot Remote Setting [Complete]
  • ENERGY – Water Sample Collection [Complete]
  • ENERGY – Urine Sample Collection
  • COSMO – Camera View Check [Complete]
  • ПхО БК-3М Oxygen Tank Pressure Check  [Complete]
  • DC1 БК-3М Oxygen Tank Pressure Check  [Complete]
  • COSMO – Camera lens exchange [Complete]
  • OH – Blood Pressure Operations and Recording Results [Complete]
  • Spacesuit and БСС leak test and valve tests  [Complete]
  • VIRTUAL. Setup, Conduct Experiment and Closeout Ops  [Complete]
  • OH – Blood Pressure Operations (assistance) [Complete]
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Tonometry Test Setup [Complete]
  • HMS – Tonometry Test – CMO [Complete]
  • HMS – Tonometry Test – Subject [Complete]
  • HMS -Tonometry Equipment Stowage [Complete]
  • SPHERES – Payload Conference [Complete]
  • COSMO – Camera View Check [Complete]
  • IMS – NODE2 Forward Endcone Cleanout [Complete]
  • Spacesuit and БСС leak test and valve tests   [Complete]
  • СТТС Configuration for MRM1 [Complete]  
  • KAPLYA-2. Familiarization  [Complete]  
  • Journal Entry [Complete]
  • 3DA1 Camcorder Setup [Complete]
  • KAPLYA-2. ПДУ and ГК Functional Test.  [Complete]
  • MRM1 Comm Reconfig [Complete]  
  • IMS – NODE2 Forward Endcone Cleanout [Complete]
  • SPHERES – Camera Setup and Video Recording [Complete]
  • ENERGY Diet Log of Lunch [Complete]
  • Review EVA Translation Paths and Work Zones using DOUG Application [Complete]
  • SPHERES – Camera Setup and Video Recording [Complete]
  • Microbial Monitoring of the Environment  (sample collection for the second kit) [Complete]  
  • Cosmo Shoot SSD PACK Remove and Replacement [Complete]
  • Cosmo Shoot Multi-Use Bracket Check [Complete]
  • SPHERES. Camera Setup and Test Start [Complete]
  • Glisser-M Equipment Setup for EVA-37A Video Ops [Complete]
  • BODYM – Gather equipment in preparation for Body Measurements data collection ops [Complete]
  • VZAIMODEISTVIYE. Experiment Ops [Complete]  
  • Removal of two handles from the front of ТГК 420 hatch, installation of ТКГ 420 docking mechanism [Complete]  
  • СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
  • TERMO-LADA. Visual Inspection of Hardware Operation [Complete]  
  • NAPOR-miniRSA. Telescope Photo [Complete]  
  • On Board Training (OBT) ISS Crew Medical Officer (CMO) Computer Based Training (CBT) [Complete]
  • VZAIMODEISTVIYE. Experiment Ops [Complete]  
  • SPHERES – Deactivation, Checkout, and Stowage [Complete]
  • Start EMU METOX Regeneration [Complete]
  • SPHERES. Flash Drive Download [Complete]  
  • IMS Update [Complete]  
  • COSMO – Hardware Deactivation, Closeout [Complete]
  • ISS Repress from ТКГ 420 СрПК Section 2 (DC1) (start) [Complete]
  • COSMO – Data Transfer [Complete]
  • Crew conference with Astronaut Office [Complete]
  • COSMO – Closeout Ops [Complete]
  • 3DA1 Camcorder Removal, File Transfer and Downlink [Complete]
  • COSMO – Temporary Stowage [Complete]
  • ENERGY Diet Log of Dinner [Complete]
  • REACTION – Self-reaction test [Complete] 

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac
  • National Geographic B Roll Part 4 [In Work]
  • ЕДВ-У R&R
  • Replace KTO when full.
  • Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site
  • EKON-M. Observations and photography
  • CFE VG2 Ops
  • Columbus Trash Gather [Complete]
  • JAXA Report
  • SSC 16 Recover [Complete]


  • Nominal Commanding [Complete]

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 01/23:  OCT, Fundoscope, DRAGON prepack
  • Friday, 01/24: SPHERES Vertigo, Ocular Health Cardiac
  • Saturday, 01/25: Weekly cleaning, Crew off duty

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