ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/22/14

Conjunction with Object #38925 Status: Ground teams evaluated tracking data throughout the day for a possible conjunction with Object #38925. Because tracking on the object was inconsistent ground teams began planning for a Debris Avoidance Maneuver (DAM). Time of Closest Approach (TCA) for the object is tomorrow at 8:16 am CDT. Unless the tracking data changes significantly overnight, the DAM will be initiated at 5:56am CDT tomorrow morning.  In order to protect the 56 Progress (56P) 4-orbit rendezvous the DAM will be performed retrograde.

Ocular Health: Commander (CDR) Swanson completed his Flight Day (FD) 120 Ocular Health vision test and FE-6 Gerst completed his FD 60 Ocular Health vision test. With Gerst as operator, Swanson used Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to measure retinal thickness, volume, and retinal nerve fiber layer. Then with assistance from FE-5 Wiseman, Gerst completed his OCT. Swanson and Gerst alternately used the fundoscope to obtain images of the retinal surface. The Ocular Health protocol calls for a systematic gathering of physiological data to characterize the risk of microgravity-induced visual impairment/intracranial pressure in ISS crewmembers. Researchers believe that the measurement of visual, vascular and central nervous system changes over the course of this experiment and during the subsequent post-flight recovery will assist in the development of countermeasures, clinical monitoring strategies, and clinical practice guidelines.

Sprint Ultrasound: With assistance from Gerst, Swanson took Sprint ultrasound data for his FD 120 ultrasound Sprint session. Sprint evaluates the use of high intensity, low volume exercise training to minimize loss of muscle, bone, and cardiovascular function in International Space Station (ISS) crewmembers during long-duration missions. Ultrasound scans are on FD 14, 30, 60, 90, 120, 150, and R-7 for mission duration of six months and are used to evaluate spaceflight-induced changes in the muscle volume.

Binary Colloidal Alloy Test (BCAT)-Low Gravity Phase Kinetics Platform (KP) Sample Installation: Wiseman transferred images from the BCAT-KP investigation at the conclusion of the current run, then uninstalled BCAT-KP in preparation for the installation of BCAT-Canada 1 (C1) tomorrow. BCAT-KP provides a platform for material and industrial scientists to investigate colloid phase changes, providing results that may be used to develop new colloidal materials and formulations with unique properties. The results may support new applications, from new liquid crystals to consumer goods having longer shelf life and uses.

Burning and Suppression of Solids (BASS)-II Operations: Wiseman conducted flame tests for the BASS-II investigation. This 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.

Combustion Integration Rack (CIR) Fuel Oxidizer Management Assembly (FOMA) Calibration: Swanson closed valves in the CIR in preparation for the ground to conduct the CIR FOMA calibration. After the ground operations were concluded, Swanson re-opened the valves and closed the CIR rack. This calibration is needed for the yearly recertification of the CIR. Tomorrow, Swanson will Remove and Replace (R&R) two CIR igniters, which will allow ground teams to continue FLame Extinguishment Experiment  (FLEX)-2 operations.

Circadian Rhythms: Wiseman completed his 36-hour data collection and removed the Circadian Rhythms hardware. The main objective of the experiment is to get a better basic understanding of any alterations in circadian rhythms in humans during long-term space flights. This data will provide important insights into the adaptations of the human autonomic nervous system in space over time, but also has significant practical implications by helping to improve physical exercise, rest- and work shifts as well as fostering adequate workplace illumination in the sense of occupational healthcare in future space missions.

Crew Medical Officer (CMO) On-Board Training (OBT): Gerst performed a session of this OBT which is a Computer Based Training (CBT) module. It requires no ground interaction and is performed periodically to maintain proficiency for designated CMOs.

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]
  • OH – Vision Test (Preparation) [Complete]
  • Verification of anti-virus scan results on Auxiliary Computer System (ВКС) laptops / r/g 5705 [Complete]
  • MSPR – ZEBRA. Preparation and Rack Activation [Complete]
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
  • OCT Exam (Subject)  [Complete]
  • СРВ-К2М Sediment Trap Insert Inspection  [Complete]
  • Locating Equipment and Reviewing crew procedure before R&R of Vozdukh ИР-1М flow meter components.r/g 6169 [Complete]
  • Inspection and Photography of panes in SM windows No. 12, r/g 6170 [Complete]
  • USND2 – Configuration Verification [Complete]
  • OH – OCT Test (CMO) [Complete]
  • ТК 712 IRIDIUM Phone Charging – Setup, [Complete]
  • Prep Ops before R&R of Vozdukh ИР-1М flow meter components  r/g 6169 [Complete]
  • CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS – Hardware Replacement [Complete]
  • ТК 712 IRIDIUM Phone Charging – Battery Status Check [Complete]
  • On MCC GO Demating ВИР-1М telemetry connectors. r/g 6169 [Complete]
  • SPRINT – Scanning Ops [Complete]
  • ТК 712 IRIDIUM Phone Charging – Terminate Charge [Complete]
  • Replacement of ВИР-1М Flow Meter Components in Vozdukh Atmosphere Purification System r/g 6169 [Complete]
  • MSG – Visual inspection and activation [Complete]
  • VIRTUAL. Experiment Ops / r/g 5284 [Complete]
  • BASS Operations Preparation [Complete]
  • SPRINT – Assistance in Donning for the Experiment Ops [Complete]
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) – Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly Fill  [Complete]
  • Activation of the Ham Video Blank Transmission [Complete]
  • On MCC GO Mate ВИР-1М telemetry connectors  r/g 6169 [Complete]
  • Crew Medical Officer (CMO) Proficiency Training [Complete]
  • R&R of ИР-1М flow meter components in Vozdukh Atmosphere Purification System [СОА] – Closeout Ops  r/g 6169
  • CUBESAT – Session Overview [Complete]
  • CIR – FMCL. Flap Closure. [Complete]
  • OH – OCT Test (CMO) [Complete]
  • OCT Exam (Subject) [Complete]
  • RS2, RS3 Laptops Inspection And Cleaning.  r/g 6167 [Complete]
  • IVA – Photography of Clothes during Exercise [Complete]
  • USND2 – Power OFF [Complete]
  • IVA. Exercise Clothes Survey / USOS procedures [Complete]
  • ASEPTIC. Cryogem-03 Thermostat Setup / r/g 6173 [Complete]
  • ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position Check / (SM Pressure Control & Atmosphere Monitoring System (СКДС), [Complete]
  • On MCC GO RS1 Laptop Inspection and Cleaning. r/g 6167 [Complete]
  • BASS – Test Ops [Complete]
  • OH – Ocular Health (OH) (Stowage) [Complete]
  • IDENTIFIKATSIYA. Copy ИМУ-Ц micro-accelerometer data to laptop / r/g 5186 [Complete]
  • IVA – Photography of Clothes during Exercise / USOS procedures [Complete]
  • IVA. Exercise Clothes Survey / USOS procedures [Complete]
  • Crew stows Ice Bricks and/or Double Coldbag [Complete]
  • Dried Clothes Stowage / USOS procedures [Complete]
  • Re-installation of ПА amplifiers  r/g 6151 [Complete]
  • ТК 713 IRIDIUM Phone Charging – Initiate Charge /SM Communications System [РТК], [Complete]
  • Life On The Station Photo and Video / r/g 5720 [Complete]
  • CIR. Combustion Integrated Rack Hardware – Gathering [Complete]
  • BCATKP. Sample Photography [Complete]
  • BCAT – Transfer of images from the camera [Complete]
  • ТК 713 IRIDIUM Phone Charging – Battery Status Check  [Complete]
  • ТК 713 IRIDIUM Phone Recharge, Terminate Charge, Teardown of the setup  [Complete]
  • On-orbit Hearing Assessment using EARQ [Complete]
  • BCAT – Module Stowage [Complete]
  • Crew Medical Officer (CMO) Proficiency Training [Complete]
  • PAO Event [Complete]
  • Air Heater Fan [БВН] Screen Cleaning in ТК 713 [Complete]
  • ПА-3 Test. r/g 6151[Complete]
  • CIR – FMCL. Valve Open [Complete]
  • Dried Clothes Stowage / USOS procedures [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
  • MSPR – ZEBRA. Deactivation and Closeout [Complete]
  • Fundoscope – Ocular Health (OH) Equipment Setup [Complete]
  • Fundoscope – Ocular Health (OH) Prep [Complete]
  • On-orbit Hearing Assessment using EARQ [Complete]
  • IVA. Exercise Clothes Survey [Complete]
  • BASS Closeout Ops [Complete]
  • CASKAD. ТБУ-В No. 04 thermostat Setup for the Experiment / r/g 6174 [Complete]
  • Fundoscope – Ocular Health (OH) Prep [Complete]
  • Fundoscope – Ocular Health Exam (СМО) [Complete]
  • Fundoscope – Ocular Health (OH) Subject [Complete]
  • IMS Delta File Prep  [Complete]
  • Fundoscope – Ocular Health (OH) Subject [Complete]
  • Fundoscope – Ocular Health Exam (СМО) [Complete]
  • VZAIMODEISTVIYE. Experiment Ops / r/g 5391 [Complete]
  • Fundoscope -Ocular Health Exam (Stowage) [Complete]
  • IVA. Everyday Clothes Survey / USOS procedures [Complete]
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
  • Dried Clothes Stowage [Complete]
  • IVA. Everyday Clothes Survey  [Complete]
  • MSG – Glovebox Powerdown [Complete]

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac
  • WHC KTO replace
  • Roscosmos Report
  • Uragan photo
  • 3DA1 cam ops
  • ARED detent flip
  • T2 HRM relocate
  • CSA CP taping
  • EVA A/L reconfig part D
  • EVA A/L flr bin reconfig
  • ARIS J47 UMB
  • Cygnus transfer cargo ops [In work]


  • Nominal commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Wednesday, 07/23: 56P launch/dock, Ocular Health, BASS MDCA hardware replace, BCAT
  • Thursday, 07/24: Cubesat deployer install, Clean Bench clean/valve checkout
  • Friday, 07/25: Cardio ops, SPHERES

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) Process
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full Up