ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/26/14

Robonaut Assembly: Commander (CDR) Swanson set up Robonaut and powered up the hardware to allow the ground team to start a six hour power soak. Tomorrow, Swanson will begin procedures to install legs on Robonaut. 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.

MAGVECTOR Installation: Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Gerst began installation of MAGVECTOR into the European Drawer Rack (EDR).  MAGVECTOR qualitatively investigates the interaction between a moving magnetic field and an electrical conductor. The setup will provide initial insights into the principal feasibility on board the ISS, future improvements and phenomenological trends and dependencies. The expected changes in the magnetic field structure on the Ram and Wake side of the electrical conductor are of interest for technical applications as well as for astrophysical research.

Intravehicular Activity (IVA) Clothing Study: FE-5 Wiseman and Gerst started their 15-day IVA Clothing study to wear commercially available lightweight clothes that have been designed to resist germs. Sufficient cotton clothes for a crew of six add more than 900 pounds of freight to the ISS. Replacing crew uniforms with non-cotton apparel could reduce weight for cargo launches and trash removal, and provide crewmembers with more comfortable, longer lasting clothes.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Fan Pump Separator (FPS) Remove & Replace (R&R): Wiseman and Swanson completed this activity begun yesterday to remove and replace the FPS in Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) 3011. Following the R&R, Wiseman stowed the tools used for the task. The removed FPS will be returned on 38S. A Return To Service (RTS) test will be conducted prior to the suit being considered for EVA use.

Hatch Seal Inspection: Wiseman cleaned and inspected USOS hatch seals, hatch plate sealing surfaces and hatch handle mechanisms for Foreign Object Debris (FOD) or damage. The inspection was performed on Node 2, Node 3, Permanent Multi-purpose Module (PMM), Columbus and Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) hatches. No issues were reported.

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]
  • CHROMATOMASS. Experiment Setup / r/g 6465 [Complete]
  • IVA – Reading Routine Clothes Reminder [Complete]
  • IVA – Reading Exercise Clothes Reminder [Complete]
  • CHROMATOMASS. Saliva and Blood Collection / r/g 6465 [Complete]
  • JRNL – Journal Entry [Complete]
  • Restow of NASA hardware used for FGB EPS Diagnostics [Complete]
  • Crew retrieves  MagVector from ATV5 [Complete]
  • ROBONAUT – Camcorder Video Setup [Complete]
  • Hard Drive Audit / r/g 6481 [Complete]
  • ROBONAUT – Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • CHROMATOMASS. Close-out Ops / r/g 6465 [Complete]
  • Medical Kits Audit / r/g 6478 [Complete]
  • IVA – Questionnaire [Complete]
  • Orthostatic Tolerance Evaluation with LBNP. То=10:06. r/g 6480 [Complete]
  • R2 – Hardware Activation [Complete]
  • Surface samples from SM equipment and structures / r/g 6454 [Complete]
  • CIR – Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • EPM Installation [Complete]
  • EMU 3011 FPS R&R [Complete]
  • Assistance in Orthostatic Tolerance Evaluation with LBNP  r/g 6480 [Complete]
  • Orthostatic Tolerance Evaluation with LBNP. То=11:41.  r/g 6480 [Complete]
  • HAM Radio Session [Complete]
  • LBNP Exercise (PRELIMINARY) r/g 6480 [Complete]
  • Dried Clothes Stowage [Complete]
  • IVA – Questionnaire [Complete]
  • Video for Roscosmos TV Studio / r/g 6467 [Complete]
  • Filling (separation) of EDV (KOV) lid No.10 for Elektron from ТКГ423 Rodnik Tank 2  r/g 6264 [Complete]
  • Checkout of EPM Video Channels [Complete]
  • VIABLE – Experiment Review [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
  • RGN-REC TK – Transfer and Replacement [Complete]
  • HRF – Video Recording [Complete]
  • Dried Clothes Stowage [Complete]
  • IVA – Questionnaire [Complete]
  • Surface samples from SM equipment and structures / r/g 6454 [Complete]
  • EVA – EMU 3003 Checkout [Complete]
  • Photo of SM interior panels using photometric targets. r/g 6455 [Complete]
  • HAM Radio Session [Complete]
  • EVA – EMU 3003 Checkout [Complete]
  • EARTH – Data Save [Complete]
  • Video Camera Assembly (VCA1) Adjustment [Complete]
  • MAGVEC – Measurements with Teslameter [Complete]
  • Preparing for Replacement of БУПТ-1М (А406) АБ Module No.6.  [Complete]
  • RGN – Initiate drain into EDV [Complete]
  • MAGVEC – Hardware Setup [Paused]
  • IMS Delta File Prep [Complete]
  • RGN – Terminate drain into EDV [Complete]
  • JRNL – Journal Entry [Complete]
  • IVA – Questionnaire [Complete]
  • R2 – Hardware Deactivation [Complete]
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
  • Closing USOS Window Shutters

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac [Complete]
  • Earth imagery
  • WHC KTO replace [Complete]
  • Roscosmos Report
  • Uragan Photo
  • AMO shortcut install
  • Dragon Prepack review
  • EVA wanted poster [Complete]
  • 3DA1 cam ops
  • ARED detent flip
  • CTB 1226 unpack [In work]
  • CTB 1247 unpack [In work]
  • Data prep return
  • EVA handover
  • Food warmer mod
  • HRF2 8PU drawer reconfig
  • GLA R&Rs
  • IMAX Cupola photos
  • Journals
  • NORS A/L reconfig part 2
  • ATV cargo ops 


  • Nominal commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Wednesday, 08/27: Robonaut 2 mobility install, OBT 39S emergency drill, Viable, ATV reboost,
  • Thursday, 08/28: Robonaut 2 mobility install, EML harness install, ACE, SSRMS LEE B photo
  • Friday, 08/29: Robonaut mobility install/stow, ENERGY equipment pre-gather, Surface Sample Kit collection/incubation 

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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