ISS Daily Summary Report – 04/02/14

Conjunction with Object #35758 Status: Ground teams received updated tracking data for a possible conjunction with Object #35758. The conjunction is of high concern and ground controllers will be tracking it throughout the evening.  If a debris avoidance maneuver is needed, a Pre-Determined Debris Avoidance Maneuver (PDAM) would be executed at approximately 3:42pm CDT on Thursday.

Petri-Plant Light Measurement: ISS Commander (CDR) Wakata collected a second set of light intensity measurements using a light meter tablet application at the Deck 1 rack in the US Lab where Petri-Plants will be deployed. The crew took previous light meter measurements on March 14th, but the results were not as expected by the ground. Petri-Plants will be delivered to the ISS on SpaceX-3 (SpX-3).

European Drawer Rack (EDR) Space Acceleration Measurement System (SAMS) Installation:  Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Mastracchio successfully installed a SAMS sensor on the EDR in the Columbus module in preparation for the European Space Agency (ESA) experiment, Facility for Absorption and Surface Tension (FASTER), to be delivered on SpX-3. The SAMS sensor will acquire microgravity data while the FASTER experiment is running. FASTER will investigate links between emulsion stability and physico-chemical characteristics of droplet interfaces.

Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Noise Troubleshooting and Pump Separator Changeout:  Wakata performed an activity to determine whether the WHC Pump Separator is experiencing noise due to internal gear wear or other factors.  He checked Kabin panels and several hardware components but did not find any specific contributors.  FE-3 Swanson proceeded with swapping out the pump separator. Following the pump separator changeout, the sound appears to have been reduced and the system is configured for nominal operations.

Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Water Samples: Mastracchio performed water sampling from the cooling loops on EMUs 3005 and 3010.  He de-gassed and performed a leak check on the newly installed Water Line Vent Tube Assembly (WLVTA) in EMU 3010.  He then swapped EMUs 3010 and 3011 and performed water sampling on EMU 3011. The samples will be returned for chemical analysis. Finally, he performed a conductivity measurement on the EMU water samples. 

Payload Water Reservoir (PWR) Water Transfer:  The crew transfered the water from several PWRs into a Contingency Water Container (CWC) via the Umbilical Interface Assembly (UIA).  Three of the PWRs that were transferred contained water that didn’t meet the quality requirements for use in the EMUs. Two others contained water transferred from the Shuttle.

Remote Power Controller Module (RPCM) Trip:  Today, the ground again attempted to close LA2B_G Remote Power Controller (RPC) 1 that tripped yesterday.  The RPC closed and has remained closed following the 7th attempt. This RPC controls the Lab Moderate Temperature Loop (MTL) regenerative 3-way mix valve.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • Laptop RS1(2) Reboot [Complete]
  • RSS1,2 Reboot / r/g 1009 [Complete]
  • SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test [Complete]
  • HRF – Saliva Sample [Complete]
  • HRF – MELFI Sample Insertion [Complete]
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
  • 54P Stowage and IMS Ops / r/g 5106, 5203 [Complete]
  • ISS Crew / SSIPC FD Conference [Complete]
  • ISS adaptation and orientation [Complete]
  • БПК Connection to station outlet and Test Activation.  / r/g 5233 [Complete]
  • ISS adaptation and orientation [Complete]
  • VIRTUAL. Setup, Conduct Experiment and Closeout Ops / r/g 5232 [Complete]
  • EHS MCD Water Processing [Complete]
  • Cleaning FGB ГЖТ Detachable Screens [Complete]
  • EMU Coolant Sampling [Complete]
  • Compound Specific Analyzer-Combustion (CSA-CP) Checkout [Complete]
  • Stow Formaldehyde Monitoring Kit (FMK) [Complete]
  • CEVIS Overview [Complete]
  • ISS adaptation and orientation [Complete]
  • 54P Stowage and IMS Ops / r/g 5106, 5203 [Complete]
  • EMU swap [Complete]
  • EMU Leak Test [Complete]
  • Replacement of ПФ1, ПФ2 Dust Filters and Cleaning В1, B2 Fan Screens in MRM2 [Complete]
  • SSC Relocation for EMU Battery Charge [Complete]
  • Start EMU Battery Charge [Complete]
  • В3 Fan Screen Cleaning in MRM2 [Complete]
  • Express Rack 2 Umbilical Installation [Complete]
  • SSC Return after EMU Battery Charging [Complete]
  • LAB1D6 LTL QD Cleaning [Complete]
  • EDR – Sensor Installation in Columbus [Complete]
  • Water dump from Payload Water Reservoir (PWR) [Complete]
  • ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position Check [Complete]
  • 24-hour BP Monitoring (start) r/g 5219 [Complete]
  • Cleaning ventilation system screens on FGB interior panels  (panels 201, 301, 401) [Complete]
  • SSCV5 Data Collection [Complete]
  • Counter Measure System (CMS) Harmful Contaminant Measurements in SM / r/g 5005 [Complete]
  • Filling (separation) of EDV [KOV] for Elektron / r/g 4807 [Complete]
  • Photography of Batavia lettuce sample / r/g 5178 [Complete]
  • ISS adaptation and orientation [Complete]
  • Fan screen cleaning on FGB interior panels (116, 316, 231, 431) [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
  • 24-hour ECG (termination) / r/g 5197 [Complete]
  • Installation of Radiation Area Monitors [Complete]
  • Transfer of Thermal Protection Jackets [ТЗК] from ТК 711 to ISS / r/g 5228 [Complete]
  • СКПФ1, СКПФ2 Dust Filter Replacement and MRM1 ГЖТ Cleaning [Complete]
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Monitoring Lulin-5 readings / r/g 4110 [Complete]
  • IMS Update [Complete]
  • ISS Crew Handover [Complete]
  • HYBRID – Battery Recharge Setup [Complete]
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac
  • Dragon ROBOT Self Study [In work]
  • WHC KTO Replace
  • Roscosmos report
  • TK-712 Transfer
  • Econ photo
  • ARED cylinder flywheel reconfig
  • Food Warmer Setup [In work]
  • HMS Med Kit Photos
  • NORS Prep A/L Reconfig [In work]
  • P/TV Mic receiver check 


  • Node 2 Nadir CBM power and data checkout [Complete]

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 04/03:  Hybrid Muscle Training, CFE ICF7, P/TV external survey, CIR Bottle Replace
  • Friday, 04/04: Lab CDRA troubleshooting, Petri-light measure, ACE Samp, Hybrid Muscle Training, N3 CDRA R&R Prep
  • Saturday, 04/05: HRF Salvia Ops, Crew off duty

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 Off
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