ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/14/14

Orbital-2 (Orb-2) Launch: Orb-2 launched successfully yesterday, achieved a nominal orbit and the solar array was successfully deployed.  Cygnus has executed several phasing burns to support rendezvous and grapple scheduled for Wednesday, July 16 at 5:39 am CDT followed by berthing to Node 2 (N2) Nadir.  The Orbital team is working through an issue with one of Cygnus Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) radios, however, the redundant system is working without any issues.  Ingress is scheduled for Thursday, July 17.

Burning and Suppression of Solids (BASS)-II Operations: Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Wiseman conducted flame tests for two black, 0.5 inch diameter acrylic rods for the first time. The BASS-II investigation examines the burning and extinction characteristics of a wide variety of fuel samples in microgravity. The experiment 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.

Advanced Colloids Experiment (ACE)-M-2 Sample Exchange: Commander (CDR) Swanson removed the ACE-M-2 sample from the Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR), mixed it with a Binary Collodial Alloy Test (BCAT) magnet, and reinstalled the samples back into the FIR for ground analysis. 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.

Sally Ride Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle Schools (EarthKam) Set Up: FE-2 Artemyev and Wiseman set up the Sally Ride EarthKam equipment in the Service Module (SM) window and activated the equipment. Sally Ride EarthKam is a NASA education program that enables thousands of students to photograph and examine Earth from a space crew’s perspective. Using the Internet, students control a special digital camera mounted onboard the ISS. This enables them to photograph the Earth’s coastlines, mountain ranges and other geographic items of interest from the unique vantage point of space. The team at Sally Ride EarthKAM then posts these photographs on the Internet for the public and participating classrooms around the world to view.

European Space Agency (ESA) Gyrotwist Education Payloads Operations (EPO): FE-6 Gerst completed an EPO demonstrating how a gyroscope works in micro-gravity. This EPO was recorded for educational purposes.

High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV): On Wednesday, July 9th HDEV stopped downlinking science data packets. Ground teams put HDEV in standby mode while operational power was removed from the payload for ten minutes. Once operational power was reapplied to HDEV, science data packets were recovered and video has been restored to the USTREAM website. Ground teams are still investigating the cause of the science data packet interruption.

Pre-Breathe Hose Assembly (PHA) Bag Reconfiguration: In preparation for planned EVAs in August, Swanson reconfigured 2 PHA bags to have 90 feet of pre-breathe hose in each bag and 1 section of coiled 30 foot hose. This is to support of a new pre-breathe hose configuration which reduces the PHA Quick Disconnect (QD) kickload and reduces the length of the of the 120 foot hoses to 90 feet per crew request.

Water Recovery System (WRS): Swanson completed this regularly scheduled maintenance to Remove and Replace (R&R) the WRS recycle tank.

Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Sample Collect: Gerst collected hot PWD water samples for in flight processing and Total Organic Compound Analyzer (TOCA) analysis and ambient samples for iodine analysis.

Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Inter-Module Velocity (IMV) Flow Measurement:  Gerst and Wiseman measured air velocity in the JEM Pressurized Module (JPM) overhead aft inlet, starboard aft inlet and starboard forward outlet using the Velocicalc instrument.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • RSS1, 2, Reboot / r/g 1009 [Complete]
  • Laptop RS1(2) Reboot [Complete]
  • SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) [Complete]
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
  • RGN-REC TK – Fill [Aborted]
  • MSG – Visual inspection of hardware [Complete]
  • Conference with thermal specialists [Complete]
  • FIR Rack Doors Open  [Complete]
  • Air Flow Measurement in JEM [Complete]
  • OTKLIK. Hardware Monitoring / r/g 6040 [Complete]
  • LMM – Microscope Setup [Complete]
  • ТКГ 427 (DC1) Stowage and IMS Ops / r/g 5987, 6088 [Complete]
  • Replacement of ПФ1, ПФ2 Dust Filters and Cleaning В1, B2 Fan Screens in MRM2 [Complete]
  • ACE – Preparing samples for the experiment [Complete]
  • СТТС comm assets switchover to the primary string / r/g 6096 [Complete]
  • СОТР Hardware Audit / r/g 6095 [Complete]
  • Dust Filter Replacement and В1, В2 Fan Grille Cleaning in DC1 [Complete]
  • GLACIER4 – sets replacement [Complete]
  • LMM – Microscope Setup [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
  • BASS Operations Preparation [Complete]
  • FIR Rack Door Close [Complete]
  • Video Recording for GALILEO Program / r/g 6102 [Complete]
  • Sampling from Water Purification System [Complete]
  • Life On The Station Photo and Video / r/g 5720 [Complete]
  • Window shutter opening [Complete]
  • EVA – PHA reconfig [Complete]
  • MATRYOSHKA-R BUBBLE-dosimeter gathering and readings. r/g 6097 [Complete]
  • RADIN – Detector removal [Complete]
  • RADIN – Handover of Detectors to RS [Complete]
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Receiving BUBBLE-dosimeter detectors from USOS. r/g 6097 [Complete]
  • EVA – tether kit config [Complete]
  • MATRYOSHKA-R BUBBLE-dosimeter gathering and readings. r/g 6097 [Complete]
  • TOCA – analysis of a sample from potable water dispenser [Complete]
  • On MCC Go N2 Filling from 2nd Section of Progress #427 (DC1) [Complete]
  • BASS. Test Ops [Complete]
  • CWQMK – sample analysis [Complete]
  • Preparation for Inspection and Photography of MRM2 EV1 window panes  r/g 6098 [Complete]
  • ТКГ 427 (DC1) Stowage and IMS Ops / r/g 5987,6088 [Complete]
  • Life On The Station Photo and Video / r/g 5720 [Complete]
  • Inspection and Photography of MRM2 EV1 window panes r/g 6098 [Complete]
  • URAGAN. Functionality Check of PhSS Hardware r/g 6101 [Complete]
  • Water Analysis with MCD [Complete]
  • BASS. Closeout Ops [Complete]
  • Exercise data downlink / r/g 5929 [Complete]
  • EPO – GYROTWIST setup [Complete]
  • TOCA – data recording [Complete]
  • EPO – GYROTWIST install [Complete]
  • IMS Delta File Prep  [Complete]
  • RGN-REC TK – Transfer and Replacement [Complete]
  • EPO – experiment setup [Complete]
  • EPO – performing experiment [Complete]
  • EKAM – Hardware setup in SM [Complete]
  • EKAM – Hardware setup in SM / USOS procedures [Complete]
  • RGN – water flow into EDV (init) [Complete]
  • JRNL – Journal Entry [Complete]
  • EPO – hardware stow [Complete]
  • RGN – water flow into EDV (term) [Complete]
  • MSG – Glovebox Powerdown [Complete]
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill from EDV [Complete]
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
  • VHF2d test from SM (on main comm asset sets) [Complete]

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac
  • WHC KTO Replacement
  • Roscosmos Report
  • Econ photo
  • Uragan photo
  • Col LHA R&R
  • EVA procedures review
  • 3DA1 cam ops
  • EVA PHA reconfig
  • J-WIS RSU B4 correct [Complete]
  • JSL CBL deploy
  • USB HDD deploy


  • Nominal commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 07/15: BASS, EMU LLB charge
  • Wednesday, 07/16: Orb-2 capture/berthing, Robonaut mobility hardware installation, Nanoracks installation
  • Thursday, 07/17: Orb-2 ingress, Robonaut mobility hardware installation, SLAMM-D

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) Standby
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Standby
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full Up