ISS Daily Summary Report – 06/06/14

Resist Tubule: Commander (CDR) Swanson retrieved two resist tubule chambers from the Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) and injected water into the tubule chambers. Afterwards the chambers were reinserted into MELFI. Resist Tubule clarifies the mechanisms of gravity resistance. Gravity resistance is a principal gravity response in plants, and plays an important role in the transition of plant ancestors from an aquatic environment to a terrestrial environment (about 450 million years ago), and in the consequent establishment of land plants. This present study clarifies the mechanisms of gravity resistance, in particular the processes from signal transformation and transduction, to response.

Biochemical Profile Sample Collection: Swanson collected his Flight Day 60 Biochemical Profile blood samples. The Biochemical Profile experiment tests blood and urine samples obtained from astronauts before, during, and after spaceflight. Specific proteins and chemicals in the samples are used as biomarkers, or indicators of health. Post-flight analysis yields a database of samples and test results, which scientists can use to study the effects of spaceflight on the body.

Space Acceleration Measurement System (SAMS) and ISS SERVIR Environmental Research and Visualization system (ISERV) communication anomaly:  Following the Remote Power Switch Controller Module (RPCM) replacement yesterday, communication with the SAMS and ISERV laptops was not successfully established.  The ISERV laptop was recovered today after a reboot.  To recover SAMS functionality, ground controllers are looking to reinstall SAMS boot image from DVD.

On Board Training (OBT): The 39 Soyuz (39S) crew, with assistance from Swanson, performed the following OBTs today:

  • Emergency Mask Review: The crew demonstrated and evaluated the ability to communicate with Mission Control Center-Moscow (MCC-M) from the Soyuz while wearing an emergency mask.
  • Emergency Hardware Familiarization: This training provides the crew with locations of equipment and positions of valves used in emergencies. The crew communicated and consulted with specialists at Mission Control Center – Houston (MCC-H), MCC-Moscow, Columbus Control Center and Space Station Integration and Promotion Center.
  • Cygnus Rendezvous Review: This proficiency training covers Cygnus mission profile, rendezvous procedures, and crew interfaces for monitoring and commanding Cygnus. The activity is in preparation for Orbital-2 arrival scheduled for later this month. 

53 Progress (53P) Undock Preparations: Wednesday, the Russian crew was only able to pump two of six USOS urine containers (ЕДВ-Уs) into the 53P Rodnick tanks.  Today they were able to complete the urine transfer and also disposed of an expired ЕДВ-У in the Progress.  The 53P hatches were then closed in preparation for Monday’s undock scheduled for 8:30am CDT.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • RSS1,2 reboot / r/g 1009 [Complete]
  • Laptop RS1(2) reboot [Complete]
  • ПСС SМ testing/ РСУ [Complete]
  • HRF- sampling and sample stow [Complete]
  • HRF- stow samples in MELFI [Complete]
  • HRF- freezer centrifuge activation [Complete]
  • HRF- blood draw assist [Complete]
  • HRF- freezer centrifuge  config [Complete]
  • DPC (S-band) [Complete]
  • HRF- blood sample removal and freezer centrifuge deactivation [Complete]
  • HRF- stow samples in MELFI [Complete]
  • Weekly ГОГУ conference / r/g 5784 [Complete]
  • HRF- closeout ops and stow [Complete]
  • DOUG training [Complete]
  • Dust filter ПФ1, ПФ2 replacement and fan В1,B2 grid cleaning in МRМ2   [Complete]
  • EHS AQM placement [Complete]
  • RST- sample removal from MELFI [Complete]
  • RST- sample water fill[Complete]
  • ПхО and DC1 prep for EVA [Complete]
  • Crew time for adaptation and familiarization with the station [Complete]
  • RST- sample placement in MELFI [Complete]
  • In-Flight Maintenance (IFM) Remote Power Control Module (RPCM) Tool/Jumper Stow for RPCM R&R [Complete]
  • VEG-01- water fill for plant watering [Complete]
  • Photo TV T2 video S/U and teardown  [Complete]
  • On MCC Go Removal of ЛКТ (ТА251М1Б) #1417726326 and ПЗУ #1417726936 in Progress #421  [Complete]
  • Emergency mask OBT [Complete]
  • OBT on familiarization with ISS emergency equipment  [Complete]
  • Removal of Т/К КЛ-152М (2 pcs) and lighting blocks СГ2-14В from Decent Module of Soyuz #713  [Complete]
  • OBT – Cygnus rendezvous and docking procedures review [Complete]
  • OBSTANOVKA. “Obstanovka” digital blocks transfer from БСПН to  RSS1 laptop (start)  r/g 5161 [Complete]
  • NAPOR – mini РСА. Reloading ДПН software / r/g 5814  [Complete]
  • Progress #421 (АО) activation,  airduct removal  [Complete]
  • HDV Sony HVR-Z7E  Camcorder connection and activation of ТВ-signal control assets and mpeg2 multicast (for video recording of АО-ТКГ #421 interface). [Complete]
  • ВД1 and ВД2 air duct cleaning in МRМ2  [Complete]
  • On MCC Go Remove ССВП clamps and video record the interface  [Complete]
  • Cygnus – cargo prep [Complete]
  • Close transfer hatches АО SМ – Progress #421  [Complete]
  • IMS update  [Complete]
  • Moving CWC-1 from PMM1 to NOD3 for water processing [Complete]
  • ПхО and DC1 prep for EVA
  • On MCC Go ПрК-СУ and ТКГ-СУ Progress #421 (АО) hatch closure leak checks  [Complete]
  • ISERV laptop power off/on [Complete]
  • Crew time for adaptation and familiarization with the station [Complete]
  • Sampling ZSR surface in NOD1P4 and NOD1S4 [Complete]
  • NAPOR-mini РСА. Changing SW in БЗУ-М / r/g 5811  [Complete]
  • КСПЭ deactivation and SW program closing on Central Post SSC  [Complete]
  • HRF- hardware setup [Complete]
  • OBSTANOVKA. “Obstanovka” digital blocks transfer from БСПН to  RSS1 laptop (end) / r/g 5161 [Complete]
  • CEVIS – installing USB device [Complete]
  • SHD – weekly headache questionnaire 

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac
  • Roscosmos Report
  • Uragan photo
  • 3DA1-Cam-Ops
  • BASS ops overview
  • BASS single TL ops parts 1,2,3
  • CSL1 domain reset [Complete]
  • BCATC1 sample 8 pre-mix
  • CEVIS Isolator MOD [Complete]
  • 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 [Complete]


  • Nominal commanding 

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 06/07: Crew off duty
  • Sunday, 06/08: Crew off duty
  • Monday, 06/09: 53P undock, RS EVA hardware gather/tool transfer, Sprint, CIR manifold bottle replacement

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component Status
Elektron Off
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