ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/20/14

NanoRack CubeSat Deployer (NRCSD) Operations:  Last night the ground team deployed 4 Cosmogia Dove CubeSats via the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS).  Four additional CubeSats are scheduled for deployment tonight.

Sprint Ultrasound: With help from Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Wiseman, Commander (CDR) Swanson took Sprint ultrasound data for his Flight Day (FD) 150 ultrasound Sprint session. Sprint evaluates the use of high intensity, low volume exercise training to minimize loss of muscle, bone and cardiovascular function in 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.

Body Measures: With help from Swanson, Wiseman conducted his FD 80 session of Body Measures. He set up body marker instrumentation and took calibration and body pose pictures along with circumference measurements. He also recorded a neutral body posture video. The goal of this study is to gather data to better understand the magnitude and variability of changes due to microgravity and fluid shifts within the human body during long-duration space flight. Results of the investigation may result in changes to space suit fit and sizing, workstation design, etc. for future missions to maximize performance, prevent injury, and reduce crew time to accommodate their anthropometrics.

Aquatic Habitat Set Up: FE-6 Gerst installed two cameras and assembled a water circulation unit into the Work Volume of the Multi-Purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) in the JEM. This is in preparation for Zebra Fish to be delivered in Increment 41.

Binary Colloidal Alloy Test (BCAT)-Canada 1 (C1) Sample 7: Wiseman homogenized cuvette samples and set the camera intervalometer to start a two week run for Sample 7. The experiment studies nano-scale particles dispersed in liquid, known as a colloidal suspension, commonly found in such commercial commodities as paint, electronic polishing compounds, and food products. These suspensions have the unique property that the particles will phase separate (like oil and water) and the particles will self-assemble into crystals that interact strongly with light (like opal). Photographing these samples in microgravity allows the measurement of these processes while avoiding the effects of particle sinking due to gravity. The study will allow the development of new insights into this important material process.

Station Support Computer (SSC) Version 5 (v5) Transition: All six crew members participated in a conference with ground teams to discuss reload activities and expectations. The crew also configured the SSC laptops for the ground commanded transition which begins tonight.

Cargo Operations: Gerst began pre-packing US cargo for the 38 Soyuz (38S) return in September.  Gerst, Wiseman and Swanson resumed transferring cargo from Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV)-5 to the ISS following yesterday’s ATV hatch re-opening.

Cupola Window 2 Micrometeoroid Orbital Debris (MMOD) Strike:  During the Cygnus viewing activity on Sunday, the crew noted an MMOD strike on Cupola Window 2 and took images for ground review.  Today the crew confirmed this strike has not been previously reported. It measures approximately 8 mm in diameter and appears to be contained to the debris pane. The crew took additional photographs and were directed to keep the shutter closed when the window is not in use. Engineering teams are assessing the additional information and imagery.

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]
  • HRF Sample Collection [Complete]
  • HRF – Urine Sample MELFI Insertion [Complete]
  • On MCC Go Regeneration of БМП Ф1 Micropurification Cartridge (start) [Complete]
  • Station Support Computer (SSC) Server Fan Cleaning [Complete]
  • Kazbek-УМ Fit Check [Complete]
  • USND2 – Setup and Hardware Activation [Complete]
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Monitoring Lulin-5 readings / r/g 4110 [Complete]
  • 38S Prepack [Complete]
  • Post-EVA Orlan debrief with specialists [Complete]
  • SPRINT – Scanning Ops [Complete]
  • Post-EVA debrief. Tagup with specialists [Complete]
  • SPRINT – Assisting with the Experiment [Complete]
  • BCATC1 – Test and Samples Photography [Complete]
  • ТКГ 423 / DC1 Interface Leak Check.  [Complete]
  • BODYM – Camcorder Setup [Complete]
  • EVA Video Data Downlink from Glisser-M [Complete]
  • Terminate discharge of the 1st Orlan battery pack 825М3 and start discharging the 2nd battery pack [Complete]
  • WRS Water Sample Analysis [Complete]
  • BODYM – Experiment Ops [Complete]
  • Crew Medical Officer (CMO) Proficiency Training
  • DC1-СУ Hatch Opening after EVA-39 [Complete]
  • On MCC Go СУ-ТКГ423 Hatch Opening after EVA-39  [Complete]
  • Locating and preparing Patch Cable for EKTS Antenna Feeder on SM.  r/g 6429 [Complete]
  • ТКГ 423 (DC1) deactivation, air duct routing, ИП installation [Complete]
  • ESA Weekly Crew Conference [Complete]
  • Installation of EKTS Antenna Feeder Insert Cable in SM / r/g 6429 [Complete]
  • ATV Cargo Operations [Complete]
  • USND2-  Power OFF [Complete]
  • Orlan-MK Equipment Pre-pack for Stowage and Disposal after EVA / r/g 6424 [Complete]
  • EXPOSE-R Sending commands to Expose-R from RSE-1 station computer. r/g 6431 [Complete]
  • ATV Cargo Operations [Complete]
  • TOCA Data Recording [Complete]
  • ATV Cargo Operations [Complete]
  • Crew Medical Officer (CMO) Proficiency Training [Complete]
  • ATV Transfers [Complete]
  • ATV-5 – SM ПрК IMV Reconfiguration. r/g 6432 [Complete]
  • HRF – MELFI Sample Insertion [Complete]
  • Removal of Portable Repress Tank  [Complete]
  • ATV Transfers Tagup [Complete]
  • AQH – Relocation of cameras 1 and 2 [Complete]
  • ZEBRA – Door Open [Complete]
  • SSCv.5 – New Version 5 Review [Complete]
  • Conference on Version 5 Installation on SSC [Complete]
  • VZAIMODEISTVIYE. Experiment Ops / r/g 5391
  • BCATC1 – C1 Intervalometet R&R [Complete]
  • SSC v.5 – Crew Personal Data Transfer [Complete]
  • EML – Data Review [Complete]
  • ZEBRA – AQH Activation and Preparation [Complete]
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
  • RADIOSKAF. Hardware deactivation / r/g 6416 [Complete]
  • On MCC GO Regeneration of БМП Absorption Cartridge Ф1 (termination) [Complete]
  • BIOME – Questionnaire [Complete]

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac
  • WHC KTO replace
  • Roscosmos Report
  • EVA video downlink
  • IMS update
  • SSC5 data move
  • Filling EDV for Elektron
  • Uragan Photo
  • SSCV5 training
  • 3DA1 cam ops
  • ARED detent flip
  • CTB unpack/relocate
  • Food warmer mod
  • Data prep return
  • ESA EPM tray invent
  • SPRINT VO2 KIT ops
  • ATV cargo ops 


  • Nominal commanding
  • JEMRMS cubesat operations

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 08/21: SSC V4/5 transition, EML water pump package install, EML axial camera install, cargo ops
  • Friday, 08/22: JEM PDH R&R, SSCv5 activities, SPRINT ultrasound, Body Measures
  • Saturday, 08/23: Crew off duty

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:







[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”)


[СКВ] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”)


Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab


Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3


Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab


Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3


Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA)


Urine Processing Assembly (UPA)


Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab


Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3

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