ISS Daily Summary Report – 02/10/14

Cosmo Shoot Operation:  Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Wakata set up JAXA’s Cosmo Shoot laptop and 4K camera in the Cupola and captured images of the US west coast, India and the Himalayas, Africa and South America.

Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Resonant Inductive Near-field Generation System (RINGS):  FE-6 Wakata integrated the RINGS hardware with SPHERES to prepare for the RINGS test tomorrow.  The RINGS experiment tests hardware and software that enables relative station keeping, maneuvering, and attitude control between two SPHERES satellites using steerable electromagnetic dipoles.

Biolab Laptop Transition:  FE-3 Hopkins configured the new laptop for Biolab for a functional checkout.  BioLab is a multiuser research facility used to perform space biology experiments on microorganisms, cells, tissue cultures, small plants, and small invertebrates. The facility will allow scientists to gain a better understanding of the effects of microgravity and space radiation on biological organisms.

Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) Life Science Ancillary Hardware (LSAH) Operations:  FE-5 Mastracchio reviewed hardware procedures and visually inspected and activated the MSG facility prior to payload operations.  He installed and checked out the MSG LSAH Decontamination System inside the MSG Work Volume.

Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) Operations: JAXA Robotic Flight Controllers remotely unberthed the Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) from the JEM Airlock Slide Table then maneuvered the JEMRMS Main Arm with the NanoRacks CubSat Deployer (NRCSD) to the small satellite deploy position.

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Today, the Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) and released Latching End Effector B (LEE-B) from the Functional Cargo Block (FGB) Power Data Grapple Fixture (PDGF).  They then maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) away from the FGB and into position to grapple Mobile Base System (MBS) PDGF 3.  Finally the Robotics Ground Controllers, grappled, latched and mated LEE-B to MBS PDGF 3 and changed the SSRMS base to LEE-B on MBS PDGF3.  The SSRMS is in position for the Force Moment Sensor (FMS) data gathering planned tomororrow.  MSS performance was nominal.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • HRF – Sliva Sample Collection [Complete]
  • Reaction self check [Complete]
  • HRF – Sample Insertion in MELFI [Complete]
  • HRF – Hardware Stow [Complete]
  • JEM A/L depress [Complete]
  • DPC  [Complete]
  • JEMRMS control laptop activation [Complete]
  • F1 БМП cartridge regeneration (start)  [Complete]
  • HMS – Vision Acuity Check [Complete]
  • CIR – tear down [Complete]
  • CASCAD. Manual mixing in bioreactor [Complete]
  • ACEPTIC. Photography of essential medium prior to starting the experiment [Complete]
  • Daily EKG reading (start)  [Complete]
  • COL1A1_D2 – cleaning and hardware transfers [In work]
  • COSMO – laptop setup in NODE3 [Complete]
  • Setup for video camera КЛ-153 МRМ1 connection to  ТВС МRМ1 [Complete]
  • COSMO – HD video camera setup [Complete]
  • HMS – Vision Acuity Questionnaire
  • COSMO – camera prep [Complete]
  • ACEPTIC. Experiment photography [Complete]
  • ACEPTIC. Placement in Glovebox   [Complete]
  • Comm. Config for conference from МRМ2 for payload activity  [Complete]
  • Kulonovskiy Kristall. Payload Ops  [Complete]
  • Check wireless connection of ЦП (RS1) laptop to SM Ethernet  [Complete]
  • COSMO – camera setup, connection of microscope [Complete]
  • ACEPTIC. Surface sampling and start of air sampling   [Complete]
  • COSMO – camera positioning check [Complete]
  • JEM A/L leak check and residual air depress  [Complete]
  • ACEPTIC. Photos editing and downlinking   [Complete]
  • FMK Deployment  [Complete]
  • Pille dosimeter reading  [Complete]
  • HMS – mood change profile questionnaire [Complete]
  • JEM A/L depress termination confirmation  [Complete]
  • Comm. reconfig in МRМ2  [Complete]
  • Kulonovskiy Kristall. File prep and transfer [Complete]
  • Familiarization with T2 exercise procedures  [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
  • Sliding table withdrawal towards JEF in JEM A/L, part 1  [Complete]
  • Transfers of urgent, first-priority and US items from Progress  [Complete]
  • CSA-CP checkout [Complete]
  • T2 – monthly inspection  [Complete]
  • CB ventilation system – cleaning and checkout  [Complete]
  • Downlink of physical exercise data  [Complete]
  • GSC sampling  [Complete]
  • JEMRMS clamp retrieval  [Complete]
  • SPHERES – familiarization  [Complete]
  • ACEPTIC. Monitoring automatic pump deactivation [Complete]
  • BLB – laptop ops  [Complete]
  • WRS – water sample analysis [Complete]
  • ACEPTIC. Prep and start of air sampling  [Complete]
  • RINGS – Battery installation  [Complete]
  • Replacement of pre-treat and water dose pump (ДКиВ) [Complete]
  • BLB – laptop ops [Complete]
  • Respiration Support kit inspection  [Complete]
  • LSAH – familiarization  [Complete]
  • JEM sliding table pushing back from JEF  [Complete]
  • MSG – visual inspection [Complete]
  • LSAH – installation [Complete]
  • Close USOS window shutter [Complete]
  • Filtration unit R&R  [Complete]
  • HRF1 SLAMMD test equipment setup [Complete]
  • RINGS – battery replacement  [Complete]
  • Verification of АВК СОА VOZDUCH valves operability  [Complete]
  • HRF1 SLAMMD – body mass measurement  [Complete]
  • Stow HRF1 SLAMMD hardware after activity completion  [Complete]
  • LSAH – hardware stow  [Complete]
  • ACEPTIC. Monitoring automatic pump deactivation [Complete]
  • ACEPTIC. Removal of samples from the box and placement for incubation  [Complete]
  • IMS ops  [Complete]
  • MSG – Glovebox power off  [Complete]
  • ACEPTIC. Glovebox closeout ops  [Complete]
  • RINGS – battery replacement [Complete]
  • Inter-modular ventilation and PEPs assessment  [Complete]
  • TOCA – data recording  [Complete]
  • COSMO – check imaging angle  [Complete]
  • RINGS – battery stow  [Complete]
  • COSMO – equipment deactivation, closeout ops  [Complete]
  • COSMO – data re-recording  [Complete]
  • COSMO – closeout ops  [Complete]
  • COSMO – temp stow  [Complete]
  • CASCAD. Manual mixing in bioreactor  [Complete]
  • DPC (S-band) [Complete]
  • F1 БМП absorption cartridge regeneration  [Complete]
  • Reaction Self Test  [Complete] 

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac
  • KTO Replace
  • ЕДВ-У R&R
  • Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site
  • EKON-M. Observations and photography
  • National Geographic B-roll part 4  [Complete]
  • Verify ROBOT setup [Complete]
  • Data prep return-CDR, FE-2, FE-3
  • EVA spare SOP check [Complete]
  • Laptop cleanup part 1 [Complete]
  • Dragon Prepack [Complete]


  • Nominal Commanding  [Complete]
  • JEMRMS Operations  [Complete]
  • MSS Operations  [Complete]

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 02/11: SPHERES Rings, MSG Cleaning
  • Wednesday, 02/12: Ocular Health Blood Pressure, BASS, Treadmill 2 Accelerometer R&R
  • Thursday, 02/13: Emergency OBT Drill, OCT, Fundoscope 

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component Status
Elektron On
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