ISS Daily Summary Report – 03/10/14

36 Soyuz (36S) Departure/Landing: Soyuz 36S undocked from the MRM2 zenith port bringing Commander (CDR) Kotov, Flight Engineer (FE)-2 Ryazanskiy and FE-3 Hopkins back to earth. The undock command, which initiated the opening of the Soyuz vehicle docking hooks was issued at 7:01pm CDT with physical separation occurring a minute and a half later.  The Soyuz deorbit burn started at 9:30pm CDT and entry was nominal.  Soyuz 36S landing occurred at 10:24pm CDT in the nominal region.

Area Dosimeter Removal for Return:  FE-6 Wakata removed the second area radiation dosimeter on Saturday from the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) and handed it over to a Russian crewmember for return on 36S.

Space Midge Experiment Closeout:  On Saturday Wakata watered and later fixated three Midge samples for return on the 36S vehicle.  The fixation preserves the RNA of the recovered larvae for post-flight analysis on the ground.  Dry larvae of the sleeping chironomid (midge) have a molecule responsible for desiccation tolerance.  These larvae will be examined to determine the impact of the space environment on their desiccation tolerance and their gene expression in response to the microgravity environment.

NanoRacks Module 9 Investigation:  On Saturday Wakata activated and shook designated mixing tubes for the last of the six NanoRacks Module 9 sessions.  Student teams from across the United States designed these experiments using flight approved fluids and materials. This investigation is part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP), which is sponsored by the commercial Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education program that is overseen by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE).

Ham Video Commissioning:  On Saturday and Sunday FE-3 Hopkins supported two Ham Video configuration tests.  These tested the Ham Video system in different configurations during passes over the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) ground station.

Aniso Tubule Closeout:  On Sunday, Wakata removed the Sample Chamber from the Multi Purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) flourescent microscope following 48 hours of observation.   This completed the fifth of five planned runs.  JAXA’s Aniso Tubule experiment investigates the roles of cortical microtubules and microtubule-associated proteins in gravity-induced growth modification of plant stems.

Sprint Ultrasound Scans: With FE-5 Mastracchio supporting as operator and with remote guidance from the ground, Wakata conducted Sprint ultrasound scans of his thigh and calf. This is part of Wakata’s Flight Day 120 session. The Integrated Resistance and Aerobic Training Study (Sprint) investigation evaluates the use of high intensity, low volume exercise training to minimize loss of muscle, bone, and cardiovascular function in ISS crewmembers during long-duration missions.

Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Rope Remove and Replace (R&R): With assistance from Wakata, Mastracchio replaced the ARED rope today.  This is regularly scheduled ARED maintenance.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • REACTION – Self-reaction test [Complete]
  • Laptop RS1(2) Reboot  [Complete]
  • SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test [Complete]
  • RSS1,2 Reboot / r/g 1009 [Complete]
  • HRF Saliva Sample Collection [Complete]
  • HRF – MELFI Sample Insertion [Complete]
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
  • SODI – Packing FLASH disks for return [Complete]
  • ТК 710 Packing /r/g 4897 [Complete]
  • Setup of GoPro HERO3 cameras in ТК 710 [СА] / r/g 5054 [Complete]
  • Filling (separation) of EDV [KOV] for Elektron  r/g 4807 [Complete]
  • SODI – Kit transfers for return [Complete]
  • HRF Blood Draw [Complete]
  • HRF – Blood collection assistance [Complete]
  • Condensate tank transfer to CWC [Complete]
  • CASKAD. Bioreactor Removal from ТБУ-В and Transfer to ТК / r/g 5053 [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
  • HRF – P/L Stowage [Complete]
  • WRS Water Sample Analysis [Complete]
  • SALMARK – Health Assessment Questionnaire [Complete]
  • USND2 – Hardware activation [Complete]
  • ISS HAM – Radio Deactivation [Complete]
  • SPRINT. Scan operations  [Complete]
  • Condensate tank transfer to CWC (end) [Complete]
  • HRF – Hardware Stowage [Complete]
  • CASKAD. ТБУ 4 removal after the experiment / r/g 5065 [Deferred]
  • SPRINT. Reference marks updates [Complete]
  • ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position Check [Complete]
  • NAPOR-miniRSA. RSS2 Laptop Adjustment / r/g 5058 [Complete]
  • Photography of [СА] and return kits prior to ТПК 710 undocking from the ISS for status monitoring in MCC-M  r/g 4897  [Complete]
  • Psychological Evaluation Program (WinSCAT) [Complete]
  • ТК 710 loading completion report / r/g 4897 [Complete]
  • Photography of the external surface of ТК 710 [СА] hatch/manhole door / r/g 0284 [Complete]
  • USND2 – HRF 1 Ultrasound 2 Hardware Power Off  and stow  [Complete]
  • Downlink photo of the external surface of ТПК 710 [СА] hatch/manhole  [Complete]
  • Comm Reconfig for ТК 710 undocking  [Complete]
  • TOCA Data Recording [Complete]
  • ARED – Cable R&R [Complete]
  • ТК 710 activation, comm check from Soyuz via S-band  r/g 5049 [Complete]
  • Take to TK710 r/g 5031 [Complete]
  • ARED – Rope Replacement Assistance [Complete]
  • Setup and Activation of КСПЭ Equipment for Hatch Closure TV coverage from MRM2 and TV capture monitoring  r/g 5041 [Complete]
  • TV coverage of ТК 710-MRM2 Hatch Closure  [Complete]
  • ТК 710 – MRM2 Hatch Closure. [Complete]
  • TV coverage “Hatch Closure” in mpeg2 format   r/g 5041 [Complete]
  • On MCC GO ТК 710- MRM2 Hatch Leak Check [Complete]
  • Hatch Closure TV Downlink (Ku-band)  r/g 5041 [Complete]
  • USOS Window Shutter Close [Complete]
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Profile of Mood States (POMS) Questionnaire [Complete]
  • ФУ CEVIS [Complete]
  • Deactivation of КСПЭ Equipment after Hatch Closure Coverage from MRM2 and closing applications on CP SSC  r/g 5041 [Complete]
  • Psychological Evaluation Program (WinSCAT) [Complete]
  • ТК 710 ODF Ops; Undocking and Descent Ops  [Complete]
  • Comm Reconfig after ТК 710 Undocking  [Complete]
  • Journal Entry [Complete]
  • On MCC GO Resetting MRM2-ТК PEV to CLOSED position. [Complete]
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
  • ISTOCHNIK-M Preparation For Measurements r/g 5055 [Complete]
  • ISTOCHNIK-M. Activation of TLM Recording Mode from ТК. r/g 5055 [Complete]
  • ISTOCHNIK-M Closeout Ops / r/g 5055 [Complete]
  • Nominal Comm Reconfig after ТК 710 Landing  [Complete]
  • REACTION – Self-reaction test [Complete]

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac
  • IMS update
  • WHC KTO replace
  • EKON-M. Observations and photography
  • AC Vacuum Bag R&R
  • 36S Pre-pack  [Complete]
  • CMO OBT [Complete]
  • Crew Departure Prep [Complete]
  • CSA CP Battery Check
  • Data Prep for Crew Return [Complete]
  • Frost Ice Pack Replace [Complete]
  • J-4K CF card removal
  • CFE – ICF1 OPS Parts 1,2,3
  • EMU SLE Deltas Training
  • Hatch seal inspect Part 1
  • Hatch seal inspect Part 2
  • MO2 1088 Consolidate [Complete]
  • NOD202 Cleanout  [Complete]
  • WHC SW Rec R&R


  • Nominal Commanding  [Complete]

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 03/11: Crew day off
  • Wednesday, 03/12: Crew half duty day, CUCU checkout, Dragon ROBOT OBT #2
  • Thursday, 03/13: Dragon Offset Grapple OBT #2, T2 6 month maintenance

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 Operate
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 Standby
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab Off
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Operate
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Standby
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full up