ISS Daily Summary Report – 06/30/14

Pro-K Sample Collections: Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Wiseman collected urine and blood samples for his Flight Day 30 Pro-K session. Pro-K investigates dietary countermeasures to lessen bone loss of astronauts. It proposes that a flight diet with a decreased ratio of animal protein to potassium will lead to decreased loss of bone mineral. Pro K has impacts on the definition of nutritional requirements and development of food systems for future exploration missions and could yield a method of counteracting bone loss that would have virtually no risk of side effects.

Node 3 (N3) Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly Maintenance:  Today, Commander (CDR) Swanson and FE-6 Gerst cleaned N3 CDRA desiccant/adsorbent bed 202.  They separated the two halves of the bed, cleaned the filter, installed the bed into the frame and re-installed the frame into the rack.  The N3 CDRA is now back in operation.  The maintenance was required because the pressure drop across the bed has been increasing and impacting CDRA performance.

Waste & Hygiene Compartment (WHC):  Over the past week the WHC ‘check separator’ light illuminated numerous times, an indication that the pump separator would probably fail in the near future.  On Sunday, the crew replaced the pump separator and the WHC has been operating nominally since. Today, Wiseman replaced the WHC pre-treat tank and placed tick marks along the hose to help observe fluid flow during activation and assist in estimating pre-treat dosing.

Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Fluids Control and Pump Assembly (FCPA):  The UPA shutdown over the weekend due to a high FCPA motor current. This signature was seen at end of life for the last 2 FCPAs. Two unsuccessful attempts were made to restart the motor.   The crew is scheduled to replace the FCPA tomorrow.

On Board Traning (OBT) Crew Health Care System (CHeCS) Emergency Health Maintenance System (HMS) Contingency Drill Training: Gerst, Wiseman and FE-4 Suraev conducted this OBT/drill which gives crewmembers the opportunity to work as a team to resolve a simulated medical emergency onboard ISS. The training refreshes their memory of the on-orbit stowage and deployment locations, equipment use, and procedures. 

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • RSS1, 2, Reboot / r/g 1009 [Complete]
  • Laptop RS1(2) Reboot [Complete]
  • SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) [Complete]
  • [МНР-НС]  [СМ-У] receptacle inspection behind [ACУ] pnl 139 [Complete]
  • МО-8. Configuration setup  [Complete]
  • PROK – Urine Sample Collection Operations [Complete]
  • Body Mass Measurement [Complete]
  • HRF – Urine Sample Collection Operations [Complete]
  • HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion Operations [Complete]
  • HRF – Blood Sample Collection [Complete]
  • МО-8. Closeout ops [Complete]
  • HRF – Assistance in Blood Sample Collection [Complete]
  • Daily planning conference (S-band) [Complete]
  • HRF – Refrigerated Centrifuge set up [Complete]
  • Daily planning conference (S-band) [Complete]
  • THE GREAT BEGINNING. “Ask ISS crew” show. Script review r/g 5992 [Complete]
  • CDRA – BED deinstall [Complete]
  • HRF – blood samples retrieval and Refrigerated Centrifuge power down  [Complete]
  • HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion Operations [Complete]
  • HMS On-Orbit Hearing Assessment with EarQ Software Setup and Test [Complete]
  • ECON-L. Observations and photo [Complete]
  • HRF – closeout ops and stowage [Complete]
  • HRF – urine sample collection [Complete]
  • VIRU. Battery charge (start) / r/g 5256 [Complete]
  • СТТС functional check [Complete]
  • OBSTANOVKA.  Data arrays downlink from БСПН to laptop RSS1 БСПН (start) / r/g 5161 [Complete]
  • HRF – Sample Stowage in  MELFI [Complete]
  • IFM – Vacuum Cleaner Bag Remove and Replace [Complete]
  • Elektron-VM pressurization prior to activation  [Complete]
  • Connect ЭЛ28-2 cnctr to Н2line ЭЛ27cnctr. [Complete]
  • CDRA – Node 3 mesh filter removal and cleaning [Complete]
  • VHF 2д (УКВ2д) comm check from SM [Complete]
  • СТТС functional check (Low Frequency band check and ПА and VHF receivers check). [Complete]
  • СТТС comm assets switchover to a backup set  r/g 5985 steps 5,6 [Complete]
  • VHF 2д (УКВ2д) comm check from SM (using backup comm sets) [Complete]
  • Columbus equipment set up for PAO [Complete]
  • Nanoracks Platform-3 Enable [Complete]
  • Crew prep for PAO [Complete]
  • HRF – Stowage of Urine Collection Equipment [Complete]
  • PAO event [Complete]
  • SOZh maintenance [Complete]
  • ECON-L. Observations and photo [Complete]
  • JRNL – Long entry [Complete]
  • OBT CHeCS Contingency Drill Training[Complete]
  • SPLANH. Prep for experiment/ r/g 5988 [Complete]
  • Stowing equipment for disposal in PROGRESS # 427(DC1) and IMS update / r/g 5987 [Complete]
  • CDRA – Node 3 mesh filter repairs [Complete]
  • Pro K Diet And PH Log Photos [Complete]
  • OBSTANOVKA.  (termination) / r/g 5161 [Complete]
  • VIRU. Battery charge (term) / r/g 5256 [Complete]
  • VIRU. Software update. r/g 5993 [Complete]
  • Connect TV camera КЛ-153М to MRM1 TV system/ r/g 5986 [Complete]
  • HMS On-Orbit Hearing Assessment with EarQ Software Setup and Test [Complete]
  • VIRU. Equipment setup for RELAXATION experiment. r/g 5995 [Complete]
  • CDRA – Reassembly [Complete]
  • VIRU. Setting equipment parameters for RELAXATION.r/g 5995 [Complete]
  • VIRU. Earth observation as part of RELAXATION. r/g 5995 [Complete]
  • VIRU. Close-out ops and post RELAXATION equipment deinstall. r/g 5995 [Complete]
  • IFM – Vacuum Cleaner Bag Stowage [Complete]
  • HMS – Vision Test [Complete]
  • VIRU. Filling out VURU registration sheet and downlink/ r/g 5995 [Complete]
  • HMS – Vision Test [Complete]
  • HMS – Vision Questionnaire [Complete] 

Task List

  • BASS GN2 ops parts 1-4
  • ARED Cylinder Evac
  • WHC KTO replace\
  • WHC EDV-Y R&R [Complete]
  • Roscosmos Report
  • Econ photo
  • Uragan photo
  • CSA CP data download [Complete]
  • ARED bag audit
  • COL DOSIS cable repair
  • 3DA1 cam ops
  • 55P trash gather
  • APEX kit relocate [Complete]
  • ESA EPO flying demo
  • ESA Laptop HDD R&R  [Complete]
  • Hatch Seal inspect parts 1-3
  • Cupola window clan
  • LHA JPM 1OA8 R&R  [Complete]
  • NOD1O2 audit  [Complete]
  • Voice quality survey 


  • Nominal commanding 

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 07/01: FCPA R&R, Hatch seal inspection, OBT emergency SIM, ISS video survey
  • Wednesday, 07/02: WHC piping R&R, OCT, BASS
  • Thursday, 07/03: BASS, Ultrasound scans, CFE bubbly, JEM HD Encoder Part 1 

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component Status
Elektron On
Vozdukh Manual
[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) On
[СКВ] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”) Off
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab Standby
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) Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Standby
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full Up