ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/02/14

FLame Extinguishment Experiment (FLEX)-2 Operations: Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Wiseman removed the Combustion Integration Rack (CIR) alignment guides which isolate the rack and allow ground teams to conduct another FLEX-2 test point via ground commanding. Iso-octane was used for this test point. FLEX-2 uses small droplets of fuel to study the special burning characteristics of fire in space. The FLEX-2 experiment studies the rate and manner in which fuel is burned, the conditions that are necessary for soot to form, and the way in which a mixture of fuels evaporate before burning. The results from these experiments will give scientists a better understanding how fires behave in space and will provide important information that will be useful in increasing the fuel efficiency of engines using liquid fuels.

Burning and Suppression of Solids (BASS)-II Operations: Wiseman conducted six flame tests for the BASS-II investigation. This experiment examines the burning and extinction characteristics of a wide variety of fuel samples in microgravity. It will guide strategies for materials flammability screening for use in spacecraft as well as provide valuable data on solid fuel burning behavior in microgravity. BASS-II results contribute to the combustion computational models used in the design of fire detection and suppression systems in microgravity and on Earth.

Multi-Purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) Closeout: FE-6 Gerst disassembled the fluorescence microscope from the MSPR work volume in preparation for the Aquatic Habitat. More Aquatic Habitat hardware will be delivered on 56 Progress and Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV)-5 with fish specimens arriving on 40 Soyuz.

Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Maintenance: Swanson performed several maintenance tasks today to ensure that the WHC passes the appropriate ratio of pre-treat and water to the Urine Processing Assembly (UPA).  He began by replacing the Water Valve Block, Pressure Regulator, H2O Tank Full Pressure Sensor, H2O High Pressure Sensor, and associated hoses. He then inspected the bladder of the Flush Water Tank for signs of air and/or folds in the bladder that could be creating a resistance in the lines, preventing the Dose Pump from pulling fluid adequately. Finally, he performed a flush water tank fill.  The WHC remains configured to internal [ЕДВ-У].

Potential P4 Photovoltaic Radiator (PVR) Micrometeoroid/Orbital Debris (MMOD) Strike: A review of recently downlinked imagery found damage to the third panel of the P4 PVR, possibly due to an MMOD strike.  Additional imagery from ISS external cameras was captured today and is being analyzed by ground teams.  No indications of a leak have been observed. 

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • RSS1, 2, Reboot / r/g 1009 [Complete]
  • Laptop RS1(2) Reboot [Complete]
  • SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) [Complete]
  • Biochemical Urine Test [Complete]
  • KHROMATOMASS. Saliva and Blood Collection / r/g 5287 [Complete]
  • SPLANH. Experiment Ops r/g 6005 [Complete]
  • Biochemical Urine Test [Complete]
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – Laptop setup for ops [Complete]
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
  • MSG – Visual inspection and activation [Complete]
  • URISYS Hardware Stow [Complete]
  • On-orbit Hearing Assessment using EARQ  [Complete]
  • OCT Exam – Operator [Complete]
  • OCT Exam – Subject [Complete]
  • KHROMATOMASS. Closeout Ops / r/g 5287 [Complete]
  • MRM2 comm config to support voice comm during the experiment [Complete]
  • Kulonovskiy Kristall Experiment Run. r/g 6018 [Complete]
  • MSPR – Cable removal [Complete]
  • CIR – Hardware Teardown [Complete]
  • BASS Prep Ops [Complete]
  • Restore Nominal Comm Configuration / SM Communications System [Complete]
  • KULONOVSKYI KRISTALL.  r/g 6018 [Complete]
  • OCT Exam – Subject [Complete]
  • OCT Exam – Operator [Complete]
  • Remove and Replace the WHC Flush Water Block, Flush Water T-Hose, Dose Pump Flush Water Hose, Pressure Regulator, H2O High Pressure Sensor, H2O Tank Full Pressure Sensor [Complete]
  • On MCC GO RS2 Laptop Activation [Complete]
  • RS1 Laptop Shutdown [Complete]
  • БСПН Software Patch Installation. r/g 6019 [Complete]
  • MOTOCARD. Experiment Ops r/g 6013 [Complete]
  • MOTOCARD. Experiment Assistance r/g 6014 [Complete]
  • OCT Hardware Stow [Complete]
  • Test activation of Vozdukh Atmosphere Purification System Emergency Vacuum Valves [Complete]
  • SPLANH. Blood Biochemistry Analysis Repeat r/g 6005 [Complete]
  • HAM Radio Session [Complete]
  • SPLANH. Closeout Ops. r/g 6005 [Complete]
  • On MCC GO RS1 Laptop Activation  [Complete]
  • Remove the WHC Flush Water Tank and inspect the bladder for any possible air bubbles or folds in the bladder that could be causing the Dose Pump to not dose the correct amount of water in the system.  Then re-install the WHC Flush Water Tank  [Complete]
  • RS2 Laptop Shutdown  [Complete]
  • CEVIS installation  [Complete]
  • Preparation for RS ISS Window Inspection and Photography  r/g 6017 [Complete]
  • Filling (separation) of EDV [KOV] for Elektron  r/g 5638 [Complete]
  • SM Ventilation System Preventive Maintenance. Group А  [Complete]
  • Fill the WHC Flush Water Tank and isolate the WHC Dose Pump [Complete]
  • Inspection and Photography of RS SM windows r/g 6017 [Complete]
  • BASS Closeout Ops [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
  • Inspection and Photography of RS SM windows 2,8,13,14,26. r/g 6017 [Complete]
  • Setup of “Germetizator” accessories repair kit / r/g 6006 [Complete]
  • Multi-Purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) – Microscope Closeout [Complete]
  • WHC Closeout after Maintenance  [Complete]
  • Journals Audio Entry – Subject 
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – Fundoscope Setup [Complete]
  • Fundoscope – Eye Imaging, Subject  [Complete]
  • Fundoscope – Eye Imaging, Assistance [Complete]
  • Fundoscope – Eye Imaging, Subject  [Complete]
  • IMS Delta File Prep  [Complete]
  • Fundoscope – Eye Imaging –  Stowage  [Complete]
  • MSG – Glovebox Powerdown [Complete]

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac
  • Roscosmos Report
  • Econ photo
  • Uragan photo
  • ARED bag audit
  • 3DA1 cam ops  [Complete]
  • ESA EPO flying demo
  • Cupola window clean  [In Work]
  • PAO deferred D/L msg
  • PTV equipment followup [Complete] 


  • Nominal commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 07/03: BASS, CFE Bubbly, Force shoes ASC deploy, WHC Piping R&R, Ocular Health
  • Friday, 07/04: Crew holiday
  • Saturday, 07/05: Crew off duty

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