ISS Daily Summary Report – 03/03/14

Cube Satellite (CubeSat) Closeout Operations:  Today, Flight Engineer (FE) 6 Wakata and FE-3 Hopkins closed out the Nanorack Cubesat Deployer (NRCSD) operations.  This morning the slide table was moved from the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Airlock into the JEM Pressurized Module (JPM).  Later, the crew removed the empty Nanoracks Cubesat Deployers (NRCSDs) and Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP)  from the slidetable and stowed them.  The slidetable was moved back into the Airlock.

Ocular Health (OH) Examination:  As part of his Flight Day 120 session, Wakata completed a vision test, then with assistance from FE-5 Mastracchio, had his blood pressure measured and a tonometry test performed. The Ocular Health protocol is 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 post flight recovery will assist in the development of countermeasures, clinical monitoring strategies, and clinical practice guidelines.

Microbiome:  As part of his Return minus 14 (R-14) flight day session of the Microbiome investigation, FE-3 Hopkins answered survey questions and collected a water sample from the Potable Water Dispenser (PWD).  The Microbiome experiment investigates the impact of space travel on both the human immune system and an individual’s microbiome (the collection of microbes that live in and on the human body at any given time). Samples from different parts of the body and the surrounding ISS environment are taken periodically. The study will assess the likelihood and consequences of alterations in the microbiome due to extreme environments and the related human health risks.

Device for the study of Critical Liquids and Crystallization (DECLIC) Investigation:  Wakata removed the DECLIC ALICE-Like Insert (ALI) from the DECLIC Experiment Locker and replaced it with the High Temperature Insert (HTI).  DECLIC is a multi-user facility utilized to study transparent media and their phase transitions in microgravity onboard the ISS.  The flow of heat during boiling events is different in microgravity than it is on Earth.  The High Temperature Insert (HTI) portion of DECLIC studies water near its critical point.

iPad Application Installation:  The USOS iPads were loaded with 6 new applications.  These new applications include a light meter for use on a SpX3 payload, crew preference applications, and an Accelerometer application that has the potential to be used in the future to provide crews real time feedback on exercise equipment vibrations.

Audio System Fiber Optic Buss B Troubleshooting:  On Sunday, Flight Controllers were able to successfully clear Passive Built-in Test (PBIT) faults associated with fiber optic buss B.  As part of this activity, the USOS Audio System was deactivated then systematically powered back on in order to isolate which device was causing the disruption on buss B.  As a result, the Columbus Starboard Audio Terminal Unit (ATU) was suspected of causing the buss B faults and has since been isolated from the rest of the Audio System.   The system has been operating nominally with no faults reported on either buss A or B since the activity took place.  Ground teams will continue their investigation into the Columbus Starboard ATU.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • Laptop RS1(2) Reboot / Onboard Computer System (БВС)  [Complete]
  • SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test / Manual Controls [РСУ], [Complete]
  • Microbiome survey question one [Complete]
  • Microbiome Potable Water Collection [Complete]
  • RSS1,2 Reboot / r/g 1009 [Complete]
  • JEM A/L Pressurization [Complete]
  • Inspection of СМ-У connector on МНР-НС separator pump behind АСУ panel 139 [Complete]
  • Pre-pack cargo items for return or disposal on ТК 710 / r/g 4739, 4897, 4970 [Complete]
  • Auxiliary Laptop Anti-Virus Update / r/g 4860 [Complete]
  • БМП Ф1 Absorption Cartridge Regeneration (start) [Complete]
  • Condensate Tank Offload to CWC initiate [Complete]
  • IFM T/S WHC Water Valve Block [Complete]
  • Ocular Health BP Ops Operator  [Complete]
  • OH Vision Test [Complete]
  • OH BP Ops Subject [Complete]
  • OH Tonometry Test Setup [Complete]
  • OH Tonometry test subject [Complete]
  • Aniso Tubule MSPR Hub Deact [Complete]
  • JEM A/L Leak Check [Complete]
  • OH Tonometry test stow  [Complete]
  • HRF Generic Saliva Collection Setup [Complete]
  • EHS TOCA WRS sample analysis [Complete]
  • HRF2 PFS gas del sys/portable pulmonary function system photos [Complete]
  • Study of Cardiovascular System Under Graded Physical Load on VELO. [Complete]
  • Aniso Tubule Closeout [Complete]
  • DECLIC ALICE-Like Insert Removal [Complete]
  • CLIC High Temperature Insert Installation [Complete]
  • DECLIC Removable Hard Disk Drive Exchange [Complete]
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table extension to JPM side Part 2 [Complete]
  • Microbial Removal Filter Flow [Complete]
  • ABOUT GAGARIN FROM SPACE. Experiment r/g 4981 [Complete]
  • Encoder Checkout Activation [Complete]
  • NanoRacks Cubesat Deployer Removal from the MPEP [Complete]
  • SAM removal [Complete]
  • JEM A/L slide table retraction part 3 [Complete]
  • iPad App installation all six USOS iPads [Complete]
  • OBT CMP CBT [Complete]
  • Encoder Checkout Deactivation [Complete]
  • EMU launch enclosure deltas training [Complete]
  • ТК 710 Sokol Suit Leak Check [Complete]
  • EVA SEMU Launch enclosure return prep [Complete]
  • Pregather EMU Parts for future resize of EMU 3003 [Complete]
  • Terminate transfer of water to the water storage tank via the MRF [Complete]
  • ECLSS WSTA Fill [Complete]
  • IFM JOTI H/W gather
  • System Laptop Terminal periodical reboot [Complete]
  • Sokol Suit Drying – Initialize Suits 1 and 2 Drying [Complete]
  • ABOUT GAGARIN FROM SPACE. Experiment Ops / r/g 4981 [Complete]
  • Exercise data downlink / r/g 2639 [Complete]
  • MPEP removal from SFA SAM Part 1 [Complete]
  • JEM A/L capture mechanism release [Complete]
  • MPEP removal from  SFA SAM [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
  • Crew Departure Prep [Complete]
  • Terminate Drying of Suit 1,2 [Complete]
  • СТТС Configuration for MRM1 / SM Communication System  [Complete]
  • Start Drying Spacesuit 3 and Set Up the 1st Pair of Gloves for Drying  [Complete]
  • KAPLYA-2. Setup of Kaplya-2 P/L. r/g 4982 [Complete]
  • Crew Departure Prep [Complete]
  • Finish drying the first pair of gloves and start drying the second pair  [Complete]
  • Collecting condensate water [КАВ] samples from [СРВ-К2М]  r/g 4984 [Complete]
  • Terminate drying the second pair of gloves  [Complete]
  • KAPLYA-2. [АЗК] (“active drop sampler”) Functionality Test. r/g 4982 [Complete]
  • Finish Drying the 3rd suit, Start Drying the 3rd Pair of Gloves [Complete] 
  • Terminate drying the 3rd pair of gloves  [Complete]
  • Stow suits and gloves after drying / [Complete]
  • Hardware prepack for return and disposal on ТК 710 / r/g 4739, 4897, 4970 [Complete]
  • KAPLYA-2. Closeout Ops. r/g 4982 [Complete]
  • MRM1 Comm Reconfig   [Complete]
  • NAPOR-miniRSA. RSS2 Laptop Setting Adjustments. r/g 4985 [Complete]
  • БМП Ф1 Absorption Cartridge Regeneration (termination)  [Complete] 

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac
  • HMS Winscat Test – FE-3
  • IMS Update
  • WHC KTO replace
  • Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site
  • EKON-M. Observations and photography
  • Pivot FIT Scavenge [Complete]
  • PPFS Full Stow
  • PPS Relocate [Complete]
  • T2/WRS Rack Assessment [Complete]
  • 36S Pre-pack [In Work]
  • COL Cable Search
  • WRM degas [Completed Sat.]
  • Crew Departure Prep [In Work]
  • CSA CP Battery check
  • Data prep return-CDR, FE-2, FE-3
  • Dragon Robot self study [In Work]
  • EMU Servicing Kit Swap [Complete]
  • Glenn Harness Inspect [Complete]
  • Hybrid Function c/o [Complete]
  • Hybrid Measure c/o [Complete]
  • JEM Stowage Consolidation [In Work]
  • Lab 1D4_A2 reorg [Complete]
  • Laptop Speaker Audit


  • Nominal Commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 03/4: JOTI install, Marangoni Deformation30 removal, OCT Exam, Fundoscope, LAB RFCA Reconfig
  • Wednesday, 03/5: Ocular Health, Marangoni Deformation30 (MD30) Core Cleaning, PEPS Inspection
  • Thursday, 03/6: WRS Cat Reactor R&R, HAM Video Install 

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) Standby
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Standby
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full up