ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/06/14

Robonaut Setup: Commander (CDR) Swanson gathered tools and set up the Robonaut hardware in preparation for mobility upgrades tomorrow. Robonaut is a dexterous humanoid robot designed with the versatility and dexterity to manipulate hardware, exhibit greater endurance than humans and react safely when bumped or interacted with in a way that was not expected.

Story Time from Space: Flight Engineer (FE-6) Gerst recorded a reading “Max Goes to the Space Station” in German. The recording will be downlinked to the ground and used for educational purposes.

Cargo Operations:  Gerst transferred items to be trashed to the Cygnus vehicle, and unpacked cargo brought to the ISS on 56 Progress.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Deconfiguration: Following yesterday’s direction to stand down on US EVAs 27 and 28 due to a Long Life Battery (LLB) issue, Swanson restowed tools previously configured for the EVAs. He then relocated systems hardware into the Airlock for future Nitrogen/Oxygen Recharge System (NORS) installation.

Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Swap:  FE-5 Wiseman placed EMU 3011 on the forward EMU Don/Doff Assembly (EDDA) in preparation for Remove & Replace (R&R) of the Fan Pump Separator (FPS) scheduled for next week. He also reviewed FPS R&R procedures.

Audio Bus Coupler (ABC)-4 R&R: The audio system continues to have Passive Built-in Test (PBIT) faults. Following numerous team reviews of system data, it was recommended that ABC-4 in the Node 2 be replaced. Gerst performed the R&R procedure today.  Following successful activation of the new unit, data showed no errors.  Ground teams will continue to monitor performance.

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

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]
  • WHC EDV R&R [Complete]
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 6238 [Complete]
  • Preparation of Spacesuit Replaceable Elements, Service and Personal Gear. r/g 6298 [Complete]
  • Filling (Separation) EDV (KOV) for Elektron / СОГС r/g 6264 [Complete]
  • OH – Crew performs blood pressure measurement and records results [Complete]
  • OH – Blood Pressure Operations Assistance [Complete]
  • HMS Visual Testing Activity [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Tonometry Test Setup [Complete]
  • Cleaning ГЖТ4 (Gas-Liquid Heat Exchanger) ВТ-7 Fan Screen [Deferred]
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – Vision Questionnaire [Complete]
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS): Ocular Test – CMO [Complete]
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS): Ocular Test – Subject [Complete]
  • R2 – Tool Gather [Complete]
  • Post-TonometryTest Stowage [Complete]
  • HAM Radio Session [Complete]
  • ESA Weekly Crew Conference [Complete]
  • EMU Metox/Batt Removal [Complete]
  • ABC-4 R&R [Complete]
  • IDENTIFICATION. Copy ИМУ-Ц micro-accelerometer data to laptop / r/g 5186 [Complete]
  • 24-hour ECG (termination) / r/g 6269 [Complete]
  • 24-hour BP Monitoring (start)  r/g 6304 [Complete]
  • EVA tool deconfig [Complete]
  • DC1 and ПхО preparation for EVA / r/g 6305 [Complete]
  • Control LAPTOP S/W Upgrade  (RS1, RS3, REMOTE). r/g 6291 [Complete]
  • OTKLIK. Hardware Monitoring / r/g 6040 [Complete]
  • Cleaning ventilation system screens on FGB interior panels (panels 201, 301, 401)  [Complete]
  • DC1 and ПхО preparation for EVA / r/g 6305 [Complete]
  • ROBONAUT – Camcorder Video Setup  [Complete]
  • Cleaning ventilation system screens on FGB interior panels (116, 231, 316, 431)  [Complete]
  • EHS PWD sample [Complete]
  • TOCA PWD analysis [Complete]
  • TOCA data record [Complete]
  • TOCA WWB changeout [Complete]
  • EHS MCD/CFM process [Complete]
  • 56P unpack [Complete]
  • Cygnus cargo ops and conference [Complete]
  • EVA FPS Procedure Review [Complete]
  • EMU LLB Autocycle Init [Complete]
  • ROBONAUT – Hardware Setup  [Complete]
  • Gather EVA Equipment and Tools. r/g 6307 [Complete]
  • PAO Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • EMU Swap [Complete]
  • WHC Manual Fill [Complete]
  • Gather EVA Equipment and Tools  r/g 6307 [Complete]
  • SHD – Space Headaches Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
  • Crew Prep for PAO [Complete]
  • PAO Event [Complete]
  • IMS Delta File Prep  [Complete]
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 6238 [Complete]

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac
  • WHC KTO replace
  • Roscosmos Report
  • 3DA1 cam ops
  • ARED detent flip
  • Data prep return CDR, FE-1, FE-2
  • IWIS RSU check
  • SSCV5 USB card reader


  • Nominal commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 08/07: ATV OBT, Robonaut, BCAT, FPS tool gather, Cygnus Cargo Ops
  • Friday, 08/08: EVA tool transfer for RS EVA #39, Robonaut, EVA Tool Stow
  • Saturday, 08/09: Crew off duty 

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component Status
Elektron Off
Vozdukh Manual
[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) On
[СКВ] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”) Off
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab Operate
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 Standby
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