ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/12/14

Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV)-5 Docking:  ATV-5 successfully docked to the ISS Service Module (SM) aft port at 8:30 am CDT.   Hatch opening and air scrubbing are scheduled for tomorrow, with cargo operations beginning on Thursday.  ATV will remain docked to the ISS until early next year.

Robonaut Mobility Upgrades: Commander (CDR) Swanson completed Robonaut upgrades in preparation for installation of the Robonaut legs. Swanson powered up Robonaut for a power soak and then later was able to move his arms into the stowed configuration. 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.

Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Troubleshooting: Flight Engineer (FE-5) Wiseman set up the SPHERES hardware to troubleshoot the positioning system which experienced issues during a SPHERES Vertigo session in July. The troubleshooting was successful and teams have a forward plan for the SPHERES Zero Robotics session later in the week.

Resist Tubule: Swanson removed the Resist Tubule samples from the 1-gravity Incubator Unit (IU) and inserted them into the Clean Bench (CB) for observation. Resist Tubule clarifies the mechanisms of gravity resistance which 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. 

European Drawer Rack (EDR) Preparation: FE-6 Gerst disconnected Facility for Absorption and Surface Tension (FASTER) cables from the EDR. He also removed KUBIK-6 from the KUBIK drawer in the EDR. These activities are in preparation for Electromagnetic Levitation (EML) installation into the EDR. EML was delivered on ATV-5 and aims to help increase the performance of metallic/alloy structures through an understanding of how solidification can be controlled and develop a data base of properties to allow better process modeling. The experiment investigates solidification and microstructural evolution and evaluates thermo-physical properties of highly reactive molten metals.

Photo/TV Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Camera Configuration: Wiseman configured cameras  to be used during next Monday’s Russian EVA #39. 

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]
  • On MCC Go MPEG2 Multicast Test  [Complete]
  • Robonaut – Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • D2XS Camera Battery Charge [Complete]
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 6238 [Complete]
  • ROBONAUT – Camera Setup [Complete]
  • Video for Roscosmos TV Studio / r/g 6348 [Aborted]
  • SPHERES – Cameras Setup [Complete]
  • Comm config for ATV5 docking [Complete]
  • On MCC Go RS1 Laptop Activation [Complete]
  • Preparation for ATV approach and docking. [Complete]
  • PCE (МБРЛ) Comm config / ATV  r/g 6343 [Complete]
  • SPHERES Dry Run [Complete]
  • Activation of MPEG2 Multicast TV Signal Monitoring. [Complete]
  • On MCC Go Monitoring ATV Approach And Docking.  r/g 6343 [Complete]
  • Roscosmos video [Complete]
  • On MCC Go Activation of MPEG2 Multicast Recording Mode on CP SSC [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
  • Collect SM and FGB Air Samples Using АК-1М Sampler  r/g 6350 [Complete]
  • Glisser-M Equipment Setup for EVA-39 Video Ops. r/g 6357
  • ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position Check [Complete]
  • SM window Nos.6,8,9,12,13,14 shutter closure / r/g 5451 [Complete]
  • ROBONAUT – Cable Installation [Complete]
  • RST – Sample Retrieval [Complete]
  • ISS RS Atmosphere Analysis Using АОК ГАНК-4М [Complete]
  • Clean FGB ЦВ1 Fan Guard Screen [Complete]
  • IMS Delta File Prep [Complete]
  • SPHERES Shutdown [Complete]
  • D2XS Camera Battery Charge [Complete]
  • Rendezvous S4 Imagery [Complete]
  • Comm Reconfiguration for Nominal Ops after ATV5 Docking [Complete]
  • Closing CP SSC Laptop Applications and MPEG2 Multicast via OCA [Complete]
  • Health Check of БРП-М No.406003 r/g 6358 [Complete]
  • Glisser-M Equipment Setup for EVA-39 Video Ops. r/g 6357 [Complete]
  • Crew sets the D2Xs intervalometer [Complete]
  • EDR – VCA Setup [Complete]
  • On MCC Go RS1 Laptop Deactivation  [Complete]
  • EDR – Hardware Deinstallation [Complete]
  • ATV Control Unit Disassembly in SM ISS r/g 6347 [Complete]
  • Still cameras configuration before EVA [Complete]
  • EDR – Hardware Replacement [Complete]
  • Insertion of Kubik Drawer in EDR [Complete]
  • ROBONAUT – Hardware Deactivation [Complete]
  • Handover of US photo cameras to RS EVA crew [Complete]
  • Download Pille Dosimeter Readings / r/g 6351 [Complete]
  • SPHERES – Procedure Review [Complete]
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 6238 [Complete]

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac [Complete]
  • Roscosmos Report
  • Uragan photo
  • SSCV5 server load
  • 3DA1 cam ops
  • AQM H/W relocate
  • ARED detent flip
  • Data prep return CDR, FE-1, FE-2
  • Cygnus cargo ops
  • CTB unpack/relocate
  • Food warmer mod
  • NOD2OP2-2 LHA R&R
  • SSCV5 data move – CDR, FE-1, FE-2, FE-4, FE-6
  • SSCV5 training – FE-2, FE-4, FE-6


  • Nominal commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Wednesday, 08/13: Body Measures, ATV leak check, Cygnus OBT, SPHERES
  • Thursday, 08/14: Node 2 vestibule/CBM activities for Orb-2 unberth, ATV cargo ops, EML transfer
  • Friday, 08/15: Orb-2 unberth/post unberth activities, 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) Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Norm
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Warmup