ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/08/14

Robonaut Mobility Upgrades: Commander (CDR) Swanson continued Robonaut mobility upgrades by installing a control board and reinstalled the waist superdriver. On Monday, the crew will continue with the mobility upgrades, which are in preparation for the leg installation activities at a later date.

Resist Tubule: Swanson removed Resist Tubule samples from the +2 Celsius Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI), inserted the samples into Measurement Experiment Unit B and attached the unit inside the Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) micro-gravity Incubator Unit (IU).  Resist Tubule clarifies the mechanisms of gravity resistance. Gravity resistance is a principal gravity response in plants, and plays an important role in the transition of plant ancestors from an aquatic environment to a terrestrial environment (about 450 million years ago), and in the consequent establishment of land plants. This present study clarifies the mechanisms of gravity resistance, in particular the processes from signal transformation and transduction, to response.

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

Autonomous Transfer Vehicle (ATV) Flyunder / Laser Infra-Red Imaging Sensors (LIRIS) Demonstration:  ATV5 launched July 29 and is scheduled to dock to the ISS next week on August 12th.  Late this afternoon the ATV will fly under the ISS, coming within 6 km at closest approach, in support of the LIRIS demonstrator system on-board the ATV.  LIRIS demonstrates the feasibility of two different rendezvous sensor technologies: Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) and Infrared (IR) camera as the ATV approaches ISS.  Recorders in ATV’s pressurized cargo bay will store the data for later download and analysis. Testing such technologies in the ISS flight environment will help to advance European navigation technologies to validate future rendezvous sensors for both cooperative and non-cooperative targets, including orbiting debris or an un-manned capsule. 

Activated Carbon/Ion Exchange (ACTEX) Remove and Replace (R&R):   This morning FE-5 Wiseman replaced the cartridge inside the Oxygen Generation System (OGS) rack that provides continuous scrubbing of the OGS recirculation loop.  This periodic maintenance is done every two years.

Extravehicular Activity Tasks: Gerst performed a Retractable Equipment Tether (RET) inspection in preparation for Russian EVA 39 planned for August 18. He also stowed tools gathered for US EVAs 27 and 28. Some reconfiguration of Airlock stowage was incorporated in preparation for  Nitrogen/Oxygen Recharge System (NORS) installation, a potential task that may be scheduled as a result of US EVA deferral.

Cygnus Transfer Operations: Gerst continued transferring items to be trashed to the Cygnus vehicle.

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]
  • Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly Fill [Complete]
  • Activation and Inspection of Orlan suits No.4, No.5  r/g 6311 [Complete]
  • БСПН S/W upgrade (for EXPOSE-R P/L).  r/g 6322 [Complete]
  • ROBONAUT – Camcorder Video Setup [Complete]
  • Life On The Station Photo and Video / r/g 5720 [Complete]
  • DC1 БСС (Spacesuit Interface Unit) Checkout  r/g 6311 [Complete]
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 6238 [Complete]
  • Combined Orlan and БСС cooling loop separation (Suits 4 and 5 in DC1). r/g 6311 [Complete]
  • Install ЗУ-С for Orlan Battery / r/g 6318 [Complete]
  • ACTEX equipment gather [Complete]
  • ACTEX flush [Complete]
  • ACTEX R&R [Complete]
  • RST – Kit Retrieval from MELFI [Complete]
  • Story Time [Complete]
  • Story Time photo [Complete]
  • RST – MELFI Sample Insertion [Complete]
  • On MCC Go Mating telemetry connectors to ЗУ-С / r/g 6318 [Complete]
  • R2 – Mobility Installation 5 [Complete]
  • R2 – Mobility Installation 6 [Complete]
  • R2 – Mobility Installation 7 [Complete]
  • ПхО БСС checkout. r/g 6311 [Complete]
  • 24-hour BP Monitoring (terminate) r/g 6304 [Complete]
  • Cleaning Fluid System by using Degassing Pump Unit (БОС) in ПхО. [Complete]
  • Cygnus Cargo Operations [Complete]
  • В3 Fan Screen Cleaning in MRM2 [Complete]
  • ACTEX equipment stow [Complete]
  • Sabatier Purge [Complete]
  • EVA Tool Stow [Complete]
  • Cleaning ВД1 and ВД2 Air Ducts in MRM2 [Complete]
  • Crew Air Lock Procedure Review.  r/g 6323, 6321 [Complete]
  • USND2 – Hardware Activation [Complete]
  • Ultrasound – Scanning Prep [Complete]
  • Orlan replaceable Elements Ops, Orlan Inspection after setup.  r/g 6311 [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance  [Complete]
  • SPHERES – Battery Charge [Complete]
  • In-flight Microbiology Water Analysis and Data Recording [Complete]
  • Cygnus Cargo Ops Conference [Complete]
  • Cygnus – Cargo Photo [Complete]
  • WRM Condensate Pumping Start [Complete]
  • Ultrasound Scan – Subject [Complete]
  • Ultrasound Scan – Operator [Complete]
  • Gear prep.  r/g 6311 [Complete]
  • Food Frequency Questionnaire [Complete]
  • WRM Condensate Pumping Terminate [Complete]
  • Ultrasound Scanning – Closeout Ops [Complete]
  • Ultrasound – Data Export [Complete]
  • Review EVA Translation Paths and Work Zones through ISS Windows. r/g 6268 [Complete]
  • MRM1 Fan Screen Cleaning (group B). Vacuum Cleaning area behind panels 405, 406 [Complete]
  • METERON – Laptop Deactivation [Complete]
  • R2 – Powerdown [Complete]
  • JRNL – Journal Entry [Complete]
  • OH – CARDIAC – Experiment Ops (Subject)  [Complete]
  • OH – Ocular Health Cardiac Echo Nominal Operations Assistance [Complete]
  • IMS Delta File Prep  [Complete]
  • Crew Conference with the Astronaut Office [Complete]
  • USND2 – Close-out Ops and Stowage [Complete]
  • Tool Transfer from USOS to RS in preparation for EVA 39 [Complete]

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac
  • WHC KTO replace
  • Roscosmos Report
  • SSCV5 USB Card Reader
  • Transfer ATV Review
  • 3DA1 cam ops
  • BCAT-C1 Hardware Setup Photos [Complete]
  • ARED detent flip
  • Data prep return CDR, FE-1, FE-2
  • Cygnus cargo ops 


  • Nominal commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 08/09: Crew off duty
  • Sunday, 08/10: Crew off duty
  • Monday, 08/11: Cygnus departure OBT, SPRINT, Robonaut, SPHERES, Resist Tubule

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 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