ISS Daily Summary Report – 02/13/14

Cube Satellite (CubeSat) Deploys:  After the failure to launch satellites from 2 NanoRacks CubeSat Deployers (NRCSDs) yesterday, Payload Operations Integration Center (POIC) console teams were able to confirm from photographs taken by Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Wakata that the push-pin assemblies on all NRCSDs located on the Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) were in good condition.  Two additional satellites were subsequently launched today.  Additional launches are planned for tomorrow and over the weekend, including attempts to launch again from the two deployers which failed to launch their satellites yesterday.

Ocular Health (OH) Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Fundoscope Eye Examinations: FE-3 Hopkins and FE-5 Mastracchio, alternating as Crew Medical Officer (CMO) and subject, performed OCT eye examinations.  Mastrachhio then applied drops to his eyes to dilate them and Hopkins  conducted a Fundoscope eye examination on him, with remote guidance from ground experts.  Later FE-6 Wakata performed the Fundoscope examination on Hopkins after he dilated his eyes. The Ocular Health protocol calls for 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 postflight recovery will assist in the development of countermeasures, clinical monitoring strategies and clinical practice guidelines.

Photo-Voltaic Control Unit (PVCU) Bracket Status Indicator Removal: Hopkins successfully removed the spare Photovoltaic Controller Unit (PVCU) Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM) Status Probe.  Measurements and photos of the probe placement inside the alignment cone indicated a risk of binding during Extravehicular Activity (EVA) installation of the PVCU MDM.  This status indicator is not a required function during an EVA installation.

Emergency Egress On-Board Training (OBT):  FE-4 Tyurin, Mastracchio, and Wakata participated in an Emergency Egress Drill this morning. The crew reviewed procedures associated with nominal and off nominal Soyuz desent scenarios.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • MSG – Glovebox Powerdown [Complete]
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 4787 [Complete]
  • OBSTANOVKA. Download of Obstanovka P/L Data  (start) / r/g 4819 [Complete]
  • Study of cardiac bioelectric activity at rest.  [Complete]
  • GREAT START. Preparation for the Experiment / r/g 4830 [Complete]
  • CIR – Hardware Teardown [Complete]
  • GREAT START. Video of RS Experiments / r/g 4830 [Complete]
  • ISS Emergency descent drill   r/g 4838 [Complete]
  • GREAT START. Closeout Ops / r/g 4830 [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
  • PVCU – Status Indicator Removal [Complete]
  • Collect SM and FGB Air Samples Using АК-1М Sampler  r/g 4835 [Complete]
  • SM Air Sampling for CO using ИПД Samplers  r/g 4835 [Complete]
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) – Test Setup [Complete]
  • Food Warmer Inspection and IFM [In work]
  • PAO Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • Crew Prep for PAO [Complete]
  • PAO Event [Complete]
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) – Subject [In work]
  • ОСТ – Test Crew Medical Officer
  • JEM Cargo Consolidation [Complete]
  • Yellow tagging Radioscaf P/L / r/g 4821 [Complete]
  • Prep for Replacement of FGB СУБК Relay User Adapter (23А288 (А4) device) [Complete]
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Monitoring Lulin-5 readings / r/g 4110 [Complete]
  • Installing Navigation Receiver Module (НПМ) in place of the removed НПМ unit  r/g 4826  [Complete]
  • OBSTANOVKA. Download of Obstanovka P/L Data  (end) / r/g 4819 [Complete]
  • Video for Roscosmos TV Studio / r/g 4837 [Complete]
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) – Subject  [Complete]
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Test Crew Medical Officer [Complete]
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) – Equipment Stowage [Complete]
  • Fundoscope – Ocular Health (OH) – Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • Fundoscope Setup (instill eye drops) [Complete]
  • Journal Entry [Complete]
  • On MCC Go Navigation receiver module (НПМ) installation r/g 4826  [Complete]
  • Fundoscope – Ocular Health Exam  [Complete]
  • Installation of НПМ – Closeout Ops. r/g 4826 [Complete]
  • Cygnus – Cargo Photo  [Complete]
  • HAM Radio Session [Complete]
  • IMS Update  [Complete]
  • Fundoscope – Ocular Health (OH) – Prep  [Complete]
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 4787  [Complete]
  • Fundoscope – Ocular Health (OH) – Assistance  [Complete]
  • Video Footage of Greetings / r/g 4839 [Complete]
  • Fundoscope – Ocular Health (OH) – Equipment Stowage  [Complete] 

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac
  • KTO Replace
  • ЕДВ-У R&R
  • Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site
  • EKON-M. Observations and photography
  • Laptop cleanup [Complete]
  • Data prep return-CDR, FE-2, FE-3
  • Food warmer troubleshooting [In Work]


  • Nominal Commanding [Complete]
  • MSS FMS data collection operations  [In work]

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Friday, 02/14: Ocular Health Cardiac Ops, Cygnus OBT, BASS
  • Saturday, 02/15: Weekly Cleaning, Crew Day Off
  • Sunday, 02/16: Weekly Cleaning, Crew Day Off

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”) On
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) Process
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full up