ISS Daily Summary Report – 03/14/14

National Geographic “Live from Space” Event:  The ISS crew will participate in the National Geographic “Live from Space” program tonight and again on Sunday.  The program is a live, two hour special being broadcast from Johnson Space Center’s Mission Control viewing room.  Tonight’s episode, which starts at 7pm CDT, will be broadcast on the National Geographic channel worldwide, while Sunday’s program will be broadcast on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom.  This program will feature stories about the mission and science being conducted aboard the ISS including several live interviews from orbit with Commander (CDR) Wakata and FE-5 Mastracchio. 

Environmental Health System (EHS) Acoustic Dosimeters Data Transfer and Stow: Following yesterday’s activity to measure the acoustic environment in the habitable areas of the ISS, Mastracchio transferred the data to a Station Support Computer (SSC) for downlink to the ground for assessment. When the data had been transferred, he stowed the dosimeters.

Combustion Integration Rack (CIR) Needle Replacement: Wakata replaced the CIR needle that was bent during igniter position ground commanding on February 13th. The CIR is currently configured for Multi-user Droplet Combustion Apparatus (MDCA) FLame Extinguishment Experiment  (FLEX)-2, which uses small droplets of fuel to study the special burning characteristics of fire in space. The FLEX-2 experiment studies the rate and manner in which fuel is burned, the conditions that are necessary for soot to form, and the way in which a mixture of fuels evaporate before burning. The results from these experiments will give scientists a better understanding how fires behave in space and will provide important information that will be useful in increasing the fuel efficiency of engines using liquid fuels. The next FLEX-2 experiment run is scheduled for next week.

Petri-Plant Light Measurement: Wakata measured the light intensity at the Deck 1 rack in the US Lab where the Petri-Plants will be deployed using a light meter tablet application. The initial light measurement values will provide data for the ground control portion of the investigation. Petri-Plants will be delivered to the ISS on SpaceX-3, scheduled to launch no earlier than March 30th.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • Laptop RS1(2) Reboot / Onboard Computer System (БВС) [Complete]
  • SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test / Manual Controls [РСУ], [Complete]
  • RSS1,2 Reboot / r/g 1009 [Complete]
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
  • ISS crew and ГОГУ (RSA Flight Control Management Team) weekly conference r/g 5079 [Complete]
  • URAGAN. Video Footage / r/g 5096 [Complete]
  • SHD – Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
  • Acoustic Dosimeter Stow [Complete]
  • IDENTIFIKATSIYA. Copy ИМУ-Ц micro-accelerometer data to laptop / r/g 3636 [Complete]
  • NOD2N – Nadir Hatch to Unlatch Position [Complete]
  • Test activation of Vozdukh Atmosphere Purification System Emergency Vacuum Valves [Complete]
  • BRI-КЦП2 Test. Tagup with specialists / r/g 5097 [Complete]
  • HAM Radio Session [Complete]
  • RELAKSATSIYA. Hardware Setup. r/g 5095 [Complete]
  • PETRI – Plants Light Intensity Measurements [Complete]
  • ТК 711 Kazbek Fit Check  [Complete]
  • On MCC Go ISS N2 Repress from Progress 422 (DC1) (start) [Complete]
  • MDCA – Preparation Ops [Complete]
  • Food Frequency Questionnaire [Complete]
  • ISS N2 repress from Progress 422 (DC1) СрПК Section 2 (terminate) [Complete]
  • ARED Guide Rail Inspection [Complete]
  • CIR – Video Setup and Rack Doors Open  [Complete]
  • RELAXATSIYA.  Parameter Settings. r/g 5095  [Complete]
  • Gather Equipment for Centerline Berthing Camera System (CBCS) [Complete]
  • CIR – Hardware Activation and Vide Ops  [Complete]
  • RELAXATSIYA Observation  r/g 5095  [Complete]
  • MDCA Hardware Replacement [Complete]
  • RELAXATSIYA Closeout Ops. r/g 5095 [Complete]
  • SSC7 – Wireless Network Connection [Complete]
  • Journal Entry [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
  • CIR – Closeout Ops [Complete]
  • CIR – Rack Doors Close, Video [Complete]
  • CIR Equipment Stow [Complete]
  • SPHERES – Camera Setup and Video Recording [Complete]
  • IMS Update  [Complete]
  • SPHERES – Camera Setup and Test [Complete]
  • Condensate Pumping Initiation [Complete]
  • ROBONAUT – Hardware setup [Complete]
  • MSG – Visual inspection and activation [Complete]
  • HRF Blood Collection Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • Condensate Pumping Terminate[Complete] 
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band)
  • Crew Prep for PAO
  • PAO Event

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac
  • WHC KTO replace
  • WHC EDV-U R&R [Complete]
  • EKON-M. Observations and photography
  • AC Vacuum Bag R&R
  • 54P Trash Gather  [Complete]
  • CFE – ICF1 OPS Parts 1,2,3
  • EMU SLE Deltas Training
  • Crew Arrival Prep [Complete]
  • CWC-I Relocate
  • Dragon Robot Self Study [In work]
  • EVA FPS Tool Gather
  • Food Warmer Repair
  • WHC SW Rec R&R


  • Nominal Commanding [Complete]

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 03/15: Crew off duty
  • Sunday, 03/16: NATGEO Event #2
  • Monday, 03/17: Crew off duty day

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component Status
Elektron Off
Vozdukh Manual
[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) On
[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