ISS Daily Summary Report – 06/05/14

Microbiome Sample Collection: Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Gerst collected body and perspiration samples as well as surface samples in the ISS for the Microbiome investigation and stowed samples in the MELFI. 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). 

Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) 3010 Return To Service (RTS): Commander (CDR) Swanson completed a 4-part checkout of the suit today. He verified successful installation of the Fan Pump Separator (FPS) component by performing visual water leakage inspection, structural gas leakage test at the maximum operating suit pressure and a long duration leak check. Ground teams will review data collected during the test to determine if the suit is ready to be returned to service.

Remote Power Switch Controller Module (RPCM) Remove & Replace (R&R):  FE-5 Wiseman replaced two RPCMs today:  LA1B-G, which powers the Rack Flow Control Assembly (RFCA) in the Combustion Integration Rack (CIR) and LA1B-A which powers the a General Luminaire Assembly (GLA) in the US Lab.  LA1B-G tripped open on May 13, 2014, and LA1B-A tripped open on May 26, 2014.  Both exhibited signs of the FET Controller Hybrid (FCH) known defect and R&R was determined to be the best route to recovery. 

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • Hematocrit. Hematocritic number determination [Complete]
  • Reboot of RSS1, 2 / Radiogram  1009, [Complete]
  • SM C&W Panel Test [Complete]
  • Reboot of RS1(2) Laptop [Complete]
  • HRF- specimen collection and stowage [Complete]
  • HRF – specimen stowage in MELFI [Complete]
  • BIOME – Questionnaire and sampling [Complete]
  • Hematocrit. Hardware stowage [Complete]
  • HRF – specimen installation in MELFI [Complete]
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
  • BIOME- Sampling and stowage prep [Complete]
  • SSR monitoring software log downlink from RSS1 (handover) [Complete]
  • Crew adaptation and station familiarization [Complete]
  • EMU 3010 Recovery, Part 1 [Complete]
  • HRF – specimen installation in MELFI [Complete]
  • EVA-38 Hardware and Tool Search Radiogram 5803[Complete]
  • Soyuz 713 Off-Loading w/IMS Updates / Radiogram 5735 [Complete]
  • BIOME – hardware stowage [Complete]
  • BIOME – sample installation [Complete]
  • Cygnus – HCP test [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance  [Complete]
  • HCP checkout for BSP-B and TRX-B prior to Cygnus docking [Complete]
  • IFM – hardware prep for RPCM R&R [Complete]
  • Food Questionnaire [Complete]
  • EMU 3010 Recovery, Part 2 [Complete]
  • IFM – jumper install on Lab rack [Complete]
  • BIOME- Sampling and stowage prep [Complete]
  • HRF – specimen installation in MELFI [Complete]
  • HCP checkout for BSP-A and TRX-A prior to Cygnus docking [Complete]
  • Crew adaptation and station familiarization [Complete]
  • IFM – LAB1S0 Repairs [Complete]
  • EMU 3010 Recovery, Part 3 [Complete]
  • Columbus hardware setup for PAO [Complete]
  • Crew PAO Prep [Complete]
  • IFM – LA1B closeout operations [Complete]
  • EMU 3010 Recovery, Part 4 [Complete]
  • PAO event [Complete]
  • Preparation of EVA suit consumables, auxiliary and personal gear Radiogram 5777 [Complete]
  • RSK1 Laptop shell swap-out. Application of labels and Russian keys. Radiogram 5805 [Complete]
  • BIOME – hardware prep [Complete]
  • HRF – specimen installation in MELFI [Complete]
  • IFM – jumper removal from Lab rack [Complete]
  • BIOME – hardware stowage [Complete]
  • Crew adaptation and station familiarization [Complete]
  • ESA – weekly crew conference [Complete]
  • CCAA switch-over [Complete]
  • PROX Rack power down by crew [Complete]
  • Report Progress 421 (SM Aft) Loading complete / Radiograms 5685, 5750 [Complete]
  • Disassembly of 2 handles from from face of Progress 421 (SM Aft) hatch [Complete]
  • Install Progress 421 (SM Aft) docking mechanism  Radiogram 4329 [Complete]
  • AFU, [ЕКТС] Cable Mate Test -17КС.540Ю8254А-80, -17КС.42Ю8242А-9300) / Radiogram 5804 [Complete]
  • European Modular Cultivation System (EMCS) Pressure Relief Valve Check [Complete]
  • IMS and stowage conference [Complete]
  • RSA battery cycling end [Complete]
  • RSA battery cycling start [Complete]
  • INTERACTIONS (VZAIMODEYSTVIYE). Experiment Ops / р/г 5798 [Complete]
  • VEG – weekly plant photo imagery [Complete]
  • HRF – hardware install. [Complete]
  • On MCC Go  Inspection of AFU [ЕКТС] TLM connectors for good mate / Radiogram 5804 [Complete]
  • Equipment PAO Prep [Complete]
  • AFU, [ЕКТС] Cable Mate Test -17КС.540Ю8254А-80, -17КС.42Ю8242А-9300) – closeout operations / Radiogram 5804 [Complete]
  • IMS updates  [Complete]
  • Crew PAO Prep [Complete]
  • PAO event [Complete]
  • IFM – UOP ops [Complete] 

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac
  • WHC KTO replace
  • Roscosmos Report
  • Uragan photo
  • 3DA1-Cam-Ops
  • BASS ops overview
  • BASS single TL ops parts 1,2,3
  • 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
  • JPM HD assessment
  • NOD3 PEPS assessment
  • ODF CTB reconfig
  • P/TV H/W questions part 2 


  • Nominal commanding
  • RPCM safing and recovery [Complete]

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Friday, 06/06: HRF blood collection, OBT ISS Emergency h/w familiarization, OBT Cygnus rendezvous, Cygnus pre-gather
  • Saturday, 06/07: Crew off duty
  • Sunday, 06/08: 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