ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/21/14

NanoRack Cubesat Deployer (NRCSD) Operations:   Last night, ground controllers were unsuccessful in their attempt to deploy four Cosmogia Dove CubeSats via the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) from deployers #4 and #5.  Preliminary plans are to re-attempt those deploys on Monday.  This morning the team successfully deployed two CubeSats from deployer #6.  Tonight they are scheduled to deploy four additional CubeSats from deployers #7 and #8. 

FLame Extinguishment Experiment (FLEX)-2 Operations: Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Wiseman removed the Combustion Integration Rack (CIR) alignment guides which isolated the rack and allowed ground teams to conduct another FLEX-2 test point via ground commanding. Toluene and heptane were used for these test points. FLEX-2 uses small droplets of fuel to study the special burning characteristics of fire in space. The FLEX-2 experiment studies the rate and manner in which fuel is burned, the conditions that are necessary for soot to form, and the way in which a mixture of fuels evaporate before burning. Results from these experiments will give scientists a better understanding of how fires behave in space and provide important information that will be useful in increasing the fuel efficiency of engines using liquid fuels.

Electromagnetic Levitation (EML) Installation: FE-6 Gerst continued EML installation inside the European Drawer Rack (EDR). He assembled a water pump and installed it inside the EML Power and H2O Supply module. He also installed a hard disc, but when installing the axial camera inside Experiment Module Gerst encountered a stuck fastener. Ground teams are assessing future troubleshooting. EML aims to 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.

Station Support Computer (SSC) Version 5 Transition:  The SSC Version 5 transition is proceeding well.  The LS1 server load is complete and the ground team has loaded version 5 on several SSCs.  The remaining SSCs are in work. 

Cargo Operations:  The crew continued pre-packing of US cargo for the 38 Soyuz (38S) return in September. They also continued transferring cargo from Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV)-5 to the ISS.

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]
  • SSC v.4 – Setup SSCs for standalone ops [Complete]
  • SSC v.4 – Transition from wireless to wired configuration [Complete]
  • SSCV4 – Wired Configuration / r/g 6443 step 1 [Complete]
  • Terminate discharge of the 2nd 825М3 Pack and remove the 2nd Pack from discharge  r/g 6419 [Complete]
  • Replace SSCv4 Servers with SSCv5 Servers [Complete]
  • ATV Cargo Operations [Complete]
  • Post-EVA tool stowage, reflect changes in the IMS / r/g 6428 [Complete]
  • On MCC Go Regeneration of БМП Ф2 Micropurification Cartridge (start) [Complete]
  • MSPR-ZEBRA – AQH Deactivation and Closeout Ops [Complete]
  • SSCv5 – Station Support Computer (SSC) Version Swap [Complete]
  • SSC v.5 – reload prep [Complete]
  • OTKLIK. Hardware Check / r/g 6040 [Complete]
  • CIR – Hardware Teardown [Complete]
  • EML – Gather Equipment for Run 1 [Complete]
  • WHC Fill [Complete]
  • EML – Removal of Power and H2O Supply Drawer [Complete]
  • EML – Installation of the Water Pump Package inside the EML [Complete]
  • CWC Transfer [Complete]
  • HAM RADIOS Hardware Activation [Complete]
  • Questionnaire Data Entry [Complete]
  • EML – H2O Supply Drawer installation [Complete]
  • Questionnaire Data Entry [Complete]
  • NAPOR-miniRSA. Preparing and starting copying files. r/g 6444 [Complete]
  • EML – Removal of the Launch Lock [Complete]
  • On MCC Go ISS Repress Using Air from ТКГ 423 (DC1) СрПК Section 2 – (start) [Complete]
  • SSCv5 – Connecting T2 to SSC after transition to version 5 [Complete]
  • Video camera set up on window Р4 [Complete]
  • EML – Gather Equipment for Run 2 [Complete]
  • ATV Cargo Operations [Complete]
  • On MCC Go ISS Repress from ТКГ 423 (DC1) СрПК Section 2 (terminate) [Complete]
  • EML – Removal of the Experiment Module [Complete]
  • Crew Prep for TV Conference / r/g 6439 [Complete]
  • USOS hardware setup for PAO [Complete]
  • EML – Hard Drive Installation [Complete]
  • TV Conference with Moskva 24 Information TV Channel / r/g 6439 [Complete]
  • URAGAN. Observation and Photography using ФСС mounting bracket. r/g 6445 [Complete]
  • ATV Transfers Tagup [Complete]
  • EML – Camera Installation in the Experiment Module [Deferred]
  • IMS Delta File Prep [Complete]
  • 38S Prepack [Complete]
  • ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position Check / (SM Pressure Control & Atmosphere Monitoring System [Complete]
  • Symbolic Activity Preparation / r/g 6423 [Complete]
  • EML – Installation of Orifices [Complete]
  • EML – Re-installation of the Experiment Module [Complete]
  • Recording of Video Greetings / r/g 6440 [Complete]
  • IMS and Stowage Conference [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
  • EML – Equipment Stowage [Complete]
  • Exercise Data Downlink / r/g 5929 [Complete]
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
  • SHD – Space Headaches Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
  • On MCC Go Regeneration БМП Ф2 Micropurification Cartridge (termination) [Complete]

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac
  • WHC KTO replace
  • Roscosmos Report
  • EVA video downlink
  • Uragan Photo
  • 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:

  • Friday, 08/22: JEM PDH R&R, SPRINT ultrasound, Body Measures, SSC wireless config
  • Saturday, 08/23: Crew off duty
  • Sunday, 08/24: 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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