ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/24/14

USOS Food Warmer Troubleshooting: On January 16th, the Express Rack 6 drawer in which the Lab Food Warmer resides, experienced an over current condition. Since then, the crew had been using a degraded Food Warmer within the Lab. Today, Flight Engineer (FE)-3 Hopkins replaced a damaged cabled associated with the non-degraded warmer then performed a successful activation and checkout. The warmer is now operating nominally.

Ocular Health (OH) Cardiac and Ocular Ultrasounds: FE-5 Mastracchio and FE-6 Wakata assisted Hopkins in preparation for conducting ocular and cardiac ultrasound scans as part of Hopkins’ Flight Day 120 OH session.  Remote guidance was provided by ground experts to ensure proper positioning and data collection. These ultrasounds are used to identify changes in ocular globe morphology, including flattening of the posterior globe, and document optic nerve sheath diameter, optic nerve sheath tortuosity, globe axial measurements, and choroidal engorgement.  Researchers believe that 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.

ENERGY (Astronaut’s Energy Requirements for Long-Term Space Flight):  Hopkins continued with his standardized diet protocol for a 10 day session of ESA’s ENERGY experiment.  Today he performed a urine collection and will log all food and drink consumed.  A loss in an astronauts’ body mass is common during space flight.  ENERGY measures changes in the energy balance in crewmembers as a result of long term space flight.  It also measures adaptations in the components of total energy expenditure of crewmembers, so that an equation to determine the energy requirements of crewmembers during space flight may be derived. Such knowledge contributes to optimal crew health and performance, overall mission success, and to adequate exercise loading and food allotments while the crew is on-orbit.

Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Vertigo Test:  Mastracchio and Wakata set up cameras and performed the second of three test runs for Increments 37 and 38.  The Vertigo investigation uses the SPHERES facility free-flying satellites to demonstrate and test, in a complex environment, enhanced technologies and techniques related to visual inspection and navigation.  Vertigo hardware and software enables multiple SPHERES to construct three dimensional (3D) models of a target object and then explore how well the SPHERES free-flyers perform relative navigation solely by reference to these 3D models.

Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Tank Remove and Replace (R&R): Hopkins performed routine maintenance on the WHC by preparing a new Pre-Treat Tank for installation then performed a tank R&R. Once the tank was replaced, he activated WHC and performed a visual leak check of the newly installed tank and hose. During this time, Hopkins experienced an issue with the WHC Dose Pump and was unable to clear a quality indicator light.  Bubbles were reported in the line and the pre-treat colorization was not consistent with what was expected.  The crew subsequently worked with ground specialist in order to replace the Dose pump. Today’s activity was followed by a successful functionality test.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • ENERGY Diet Log of Breakfast [Complete]
  • ISS crew and ГОГУ (RSA Flight Control Management Team) weekly conference  [Complete]
  • USND2 – Hardware Setup and Activation [Complete]
  • Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Powerdown [Complete]
  • Filling up ТГК 420 (DC1) СрПК Section 2 with N2  [Complete]
  • SPHERES – Satellites Battery Swap [Complete]
  • Handover of US photo camera to RS EVA crew [Complete]
  • CEVIS USB insert into SSC for ground can uplink protocols to the USB. [Complete]
  • Ultrasound – Scanning Prep [Complete]
  • Replacement of СРВ-К2М Sediment Trap Insert  [Complete]
  • Ultrasound Scan – Operator [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
  • 3DA1 Camcorder Setup [Complete]
  • Ultrasound Data Export [Complete]
  • Ultrasound Scanning [Complete]
  • SPHERES SLOSH P/L Hard Drive Stowage  [Complete]
  • Terminate EMU Metox Regeneration [Complete]
  • Preparing Orlan Comm and Telemetry Assets [Complete]  
  • Ocular Health Cardiac Operations [Complete]
  • Orlan No. 4, No. 6 Systems Check  [Complete]
  • OH – Assistance in performing cardiac scan and blood pressure measurement [Complete]
  • DC1 Orlan Interface Unit (БСС) Check  [Complete]
  • EVA Gear Donning  [Complete]
  • WPA Check Valve Removal [Complete]
  • Life On The Station Photo and Video
  • Comm check and medical parameter test [In Work]
  • ENERGY – Water Sample Collection [Complete]
  • SPHERES Satellites Battery Stow [Complete]
  • ENERGY – Urine Sample Collection [Complete]
  • Orlan and БСС Initial Conditions Check In Run [Complete]  
  • SPHERES – Review [Complete]
  • Entry into Orlan No. 4, No. 6, and sealing off backpacks  [Complete]
  • Assistance with Orlan positive pressure fit check [Complete]
  • Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Power Off And Stow [Complete]
  • Orlan and БСС Controls Checkout  [Complete]
  • Orlan and БСС Preliminary Leak Check [Complete]  
  • SPHERES – File Transfers from USB [Complete]
  • Orlan No. 4, No. 6 Fit Check at Orlan Pressure=0.4 [Complete]  
  • SPHERES – Camera Setup and Video Recording [In Work]
  • Exit from Orlan [Complete]  
  • Post-Suited Exercise Comm Reconfig for Nominal Ops  [Complete]  
  • Seiner. Photo Spectral System (ФСС) Battery Charge (start) [Complete]
  • IMS Tagup [Complete]  
  • Conference with the National Geographic representative  [Complete]
  • ENERGY Diet Log of Lunch [Complete]
  • In-Flight Maintenance Food Warmer [Complete]
  • Post-training Orlan Closeout Activities [Complete]
  • Microbial Air Sampling – media 1 results obtained from locations No. 9 – 16  [Complete]
  • Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHS) Pre-Treat Tank and Pre-Treat Tank Hose R&R  [Complete]
  • SPHERES – VERTIGO Test [Complete]
  • Cryogem-03 Refrigerator Stowage [Complete]  
  • Installation of Orlan spacesuit replaceable elements for EVA [Complete]  
  • БК-3М Unit Replacement [Complete]  
  • Seiner. Observation and Photography using Photo Spectrum System (ФСС) [Complete]  
  • TERMO-LADA. Visual Inspection of Hardware Operation [Complete]  
  • IMS Update [Complete]  
  • 3DA1 Camcorder Removal, File Transfer and Downlink [Complete]
  • SPHERES – Data Export from USB Drive [Complete]
  • SHD – Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
  • Flight Director/ISS Crew Tagup [Complete]
  • SHD – Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
  • ENERGY Diet Log of Dinner [Complete]

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac
  • National Geographic B Roll Part 4 [In Work]
  • ЕДВ-У R&R
  • Replace KTO when full.
  • URAGAN Observations and Photography
  • EKON-M. Observations and photography
  • Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site
  • Print and Apply labels to T2 and CEVIS HRM receivers. [Complete]
  • Print and Apply a T2 speed placard. [Complete]


  • Nominal Commanding  [Complete]

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 01/25: Weekly Cleaning, Crew off duty, ICU Patch 10
  • Sunday, 01/26: Crew off duty
  • Monday, 01/27: RS EVA 37A

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