ISS Daily Summary Report – 06/04/14

Advanced Colloids Experiment (ACE)-M-2 Sample Start: Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Wiseman configured the Light Microscopy Module (LMM) in the Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR) and inserted the second sample for an ACE-M-2 investigation run. In the ACE-M-2 investigation, a model colloidal system is used to observe the microscopic behavior of liquids and gases separating from each other, near the critical point, via a process called spinodal decomposition.

Ocular Health: Wiseman assisted Commander (CDR) Swanson and FE-6 Gerst in taking ultrasound images of their eyes.  All three USOS crewmembers took cardiac echo measurements of each other as part of the Ocular Health data collection.  The ultrasound images will be used to identify changes in globe morphology, including flattening of the posterior globe, and document optic nerve sheath diameter, optic nerve sheath tortuosity, globe axial measurements, and choroidal engorgement.  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 that 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: Gerst collected blood and saliva samples for his Flight Day (FD) 7 Microbiome session. 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).

EVA Mobility unit (EMU) 3010 Return to Service:  EMU 3010 is being returned to service via a series of activities this week. Today Swanson installed a cable to both the EMU radio and antenna. Tomorrow he will perform a series of checkouts to determine if the EMU is ready for use.

Hardware Control Panel (HCP) Setup:  As part of Launch Commit Criteria (LCC), today Gerst set up the HCP in the Japanese Pressurized Module (JPM) in preparation for Cygnus Orbital-2 arrival planned for later this month.  The HCP will be used if a manual abort is required during Cygnus rendezvous.

Pumping from USOS Urine Containers [ЕДВ-У] to 53Progress (53P) Tanks:  Today, the Russian crew was supposed to pump 6 ЕДВ-Уs into the 53P Rodnik tanks.  They were only able to pump 2 ЕДВ-Уs.  The Russian team is evaluating why the additonal ЕДВ-Уs did not fit.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • RSS1,2 reboot / r/g 1009 [Complete]
  • Laptop RS1(2) reboot [Complete]
  • CHROMATOMASS. Science Ops prep / r/g  5791 [Complete]
  • Biochemical urine test [Complete]
  • CHROMATOMASS. Saliva and blood sampling / r/g 5791 [Complete]
  • HRF – sampling and stowage [Complete]
  • Biochemical urine test [Complete]
  • HRF – stow samples into MELFI [Complete]
  • HRF – centrifuge activation and setup [Complete]
  • URISIS  stow  [Complete]
  • ПСС SM Testing [Complete]
  • HRF- blood draw assist[Complete]
  • HRF – cooler centrifuge configuration [Complete]
  • DPC (S-band) [Complete]
  • Preliminary EVA-38 timeline review,r/g 5792 [Complete]
  • HRF – retrieve blood samples and deactivate cooler centrifuge [Complete]
  • HRF samples installation in MELFI [Complete]
  • HRF – h/w ops closeout ops and stowage [Complete]
  • FMK atmospheric formaldehyde monitor de-install[Complete]
  • FIR – rack doors opening [Complete]
  • CHROMATOMASS. Closeout ops / r/g 5791 [Complete]
  • LMM – microscope setup [Complete]
  • CHROMATOMASS SPECTRE M. r/g 5791 [Complete]
  • ACE – sample installation [Complete]
  • Daily arterial pressure measurement (completion)  r/g 5785 [Complete]
  • BIOME – questionnaire fill-out [Complete]
  • VIRTUAL. Experiment run. r/g 5790 [Complete]
  • CCD-camera setup Resist Tubule  [Complete]
  • LMM – microscope setup [Complete]
  • FIR – rack doors closing [Complete]
  • CMS kits inventory / r/g  5793 [Complete]
  • Treadmill fitness evaluation / r/g 5799 [Complete]
  • WHC – fill-out [Complete]
  • CCAA cycling [Complete]
  • Treadmill fitness evaluation / r/g 5799 [Complete]
  • Set up h/w and connect HCP control panel power and command cables [Complete]
  • USND2 – h/w power ON [Complete]
  • Ultrasound scanning – h/w setup [Complete]
  • Ultrasound scanning – assist [Complete]
  • Ultrasound scanning – subject [Complete]
  • Cygnus – PROX and НСР power ON [Complete]
  • Ultrasound scanning – data transfer [Complete]
  • Use CMS to adjust [ГАНК-4М] CO ratio.  r/g 5794 [Complete]
  • On MCC Go Urine transfer from USOS to Progress 421 Rodnik БВ2 tank / r/g 5795 [Complete]
  • Familiarization with ACS (auxiliary computer systems). r/g 5796 [Complete]
  • ИП-1 sensor setting c/o  [Complete]
  • Ultrasound scanning – subject [Complete]
  • Ultrasound scanning – assist [Complete]
  • EMU antenna checkout, inspection and photography [Complete]
  • СОЖ maintenance  [Complete]
  • OTKLIK. H/w activation.r/g 5797 [Complete]
  • Ultrasound scanning – data transfer [Complete]
  • Transfer items for disposal to Progress #421(АО), IMS update / r/g 5685, 5750  [Complete]
  • Ultrasound scanning – closeout ops [Complete]
  • IMS update  [Complete]
  • SHD – daily headache monitoring questionnaire [Complete]
  • Crew time for adaptation and familiarization with the station [Complete]
  • WRS water sample analysis [Complete]
  • SHD – daily headache monitoring questionnaire [Complete]
  • Photo/TV hardware questionnaire  [Complete]
  • OH – h/w setup [Complete]
  • Crew time for adaptation and familiarization with the station [Complete]
  • OH – blood pressure measurement assistance [Complete]
  • Urine transfer from USOS to Progress 421 Rodnik БВ2 tank / r/g 5795  [Partially Complete]
  • BIOME – sampling prep [Complete]
  • VEG-01 – water fill for plant watering [Complete]
  • OH – setup [Complete]
  • OH – blood pressure measurement assistance [Complete]
  • “Hematocrit”. Hardware prep [Complete]
  • DPC (S-band) [Complete]
  • TOCA – data recording [Complete]
  • SHD – daily headache monitoring questionnaire [Complete]
  • USND2 – power OFF [Complete]
  • JRNL- journal entry [Complete] 

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac
  • IFM RPCM TL/jumper gather
  • WHC KTO replace
  • Roscosmos Report
  • Uragan photo
  • 3DA1-Cam-Ops
  • BASS ops overview
  • BASS single TL ops parts 1,2,3
  • CCE CDR [Complete]
  • CSL Client name-verify [In Work]
  • BCATC1 sample 8 pre-mix
  • CEVIS Isolator MOD
  • Cygnus pre-gather
  • Crew handover
  • RS EVA H/W gather
  • CFE ICF5 ops parts 1,2,3
  • EMU LLB Auto-Init
  • EMU LLB SSC Relocate
  • EMU LLB SSC Return
  • EVA ORU Bag Inspection
  • IFM MOOT restow
  • NOD2O2 Cleanout
  • JPM HD assessment
  • NOD3 PEPS assessment
  • ODF CTB reconfig
  • P/TV H/W questions part 2


  • Nominal commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 06/05: EMU 3010 Return To Service, Prox HCP checkout, LA1B RPCM R&R
  • Friday, 06/06: HRF blood collection, OBT ISS Emergency h/w familiarization, OBT Cygnus rendezvous, Cygnus pre-gather
  • Saturday, 06/07: Crew off duty

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”) Off
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab Override
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 Operate
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab Stop
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