ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/28/14

Robonaut Leg Installation: Commander (CDR) Swanson attached Robonaut’s mobility legs to the torso.  After the legs were installed, Swanson installed the Inertial Measurement Unit Bracket and Tentacle Board. The Kidney Fan, Backpack, and Cortex Box were reinstalled before replacing the side panels and soft goods. 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.

Advanced Colloids Experiment (ACE) Sample Swap: Swanson removed an ACE-M-2 Sample from the Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR) and replaced it with a new, unanalyzed ACE-M-2 sample. Swanson also swapped a light cable to change to a different lamp source in the FIR. The cable swap was unsuccessful and ground teams are still seeing light intensity fluctuations and are exploring options resolve the issue. In the ACE-M-2 investigation, a model colloidal system is used to observe the microscopic behavior of liquids and gases separating from each other near the critical point via a process called spinodal decomposition.

Biolab Maintenance: Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Gerst exchanged the Biolab incubator biological isolation filters and cold spot sponge. This is in preparation for the Triplelux-B investigation scheduled for delivery on SpaceX-5.

Airlock (A/L) Reconfiguration for Nitrogen/Oxygen Recharge System (NORS):  FE-5 Wiseman continued relocating airlock hardware in preparation for the future NORS installation. Today he relocated items from the A/L attic to the basement and other locations.

Ocular Health (OH) Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Fundoscope Eye Examinations: With each acting alternately as Crew Medical Officer (CMO) and subject, and with remote guidance from ground experts, Wiseman and Gerst performed OCT and Fundoscope exams. The Ocular Health protocol calls for a systematic gathering of physiological data to characterize the risk of microgravity-induced visual impairment and intracranial pressure in ISS crewmembers. Researchers believe the measurement of visual, vascular and central nervous system changes over the course of this experiment and during the subsequent post flight recovery will assist in the development of countermeasures, clinical monitoring strategies and clinical practice guidelines.

Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) Latching End Effector B (LEE- B) Photography: This morning, robotics ground controllers maneuvered the SSRMS to position LEE- B in front of Cupola Window 3.  Wiseman then performed a photographic survey of the LEE-B snare cables, a routine activity performed after each 20 LEE cycles to look for snare fraying.

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]
  • IMMUNO. Saliva Sample (Session 1). r/g 6506 [Complete]
  • IVA – Reading Routine Clothes Reminder [Complete]
  • IMMUNO. First stress test, questionnaire data entry.  r/g 6506 [Complete]
  • IMMUNO. Test-tubes of blood collection. r/g 6506 [Complete]
  • IMMUNO. Blood processing (smear). r/g 6506 [Complete]
  • IMMUNO. Equipment Stowage / r/g 6506 [Complete]
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – Laptop setup for ops [Complete]
  • Installation of overlay sheets on FGB interior panels (panel 204). [Complete]
  • WRS Maintenance [Complete]
  • ROBONAUT – Camcorder Video Setup [Complete]
  • R2 – Video Recording [Complete]
  • MOTOCARD. Experiment Ops / r/g 6497 [Complete]
  • OCT Exam, Operator [Complete]
  • OCT Exam, Subject [Complete]
  • Connecting БИТС-12 system ЭА025М (ЗУ1А) device / r/g 6490 [Complete]
  • MOTOCARD. Assistance in the Experiment / r/g 6499 [Complete]
  • On MCC Go Mating TLM-connectors to БИТС2-12 / r/g 6490 [Complete]
  • Connecting БИТС-12 system ЭА025М (ЗУ1А) device / r/g 6490 [Complete]
  • WRS Maintenance [Complete]
  • Installation of overlay sheets on FGB interior panels (panel 103) r/g 6488 [Complete]
  • R2 – Video Recording [Complete]
  • IVA – Completing Questionnaire [Complete]
  • OCT Exam, Subject [Complete]
  • OCT Exam, Operator [Complete]
  • Installation of overlay sheets on FGB interior panels (panel 103) – Disinfectant Treatment [Complete]
  • SEINER Ocean Observations / r/g 6491 [Complete]
  • MOTOCARD. Experiment Ops / r/g 6498 [Complete]
  • ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position Check [Complete]
  • OCT Hardware Stowage [Complete]
  • RGN REC-TNK – Remove depress hose for nominal operations [Complete]
  • FIR Rack Doors Open [Complete]
  • ABOUT GAGARIN FROM SPACE. r/g 6510 [Complete]
  • MOTOCARD. Assistance in the Experiment / r/g 6500 [Complete]
  • SHD – Space Headaches Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
  • LMM Cable Replacement [Complete]
  • IMS Delta File Prep [Complete]
  • LMM – Microscope Setup [Complete]
  • Closing USOS Window Shutters [Complete]
  • ACE – Voice Recording [Complete]
  • Installation of overlay sheets on FGB interior panels (panel 103) – Repeat disinfectant treatment. [Complete]
  • LMM – Microscope Setup [Complete]
  • FIR Rack Door Close [Complete]
  • IVA – Completing Questionnaire [Complete]
  • SSCV5 – Installation [Complete]
  • Dried Clothes Stowage [Complete]
  • SHD – Space Headaches Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
  • R2 – Video Recording [Complete]
  • VYNOSLIVOST. Sample Removal from Panel No. 2а, prep for return r/g 6501 [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
  • Photo TV (P/TV) Camera Setup [Complete]
  • SSRMS Latching End Effector (LEE) Snare Cable Photo [Complete]
  • EML – Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • Crew Prep for PAO/ r/g 6509 [Complete]
  • Audio Conference with the Participants of Artek Space Tour / r/g 6509 [Complete]
  • Verifying БСПН CAN-Interface Connection. r/g 6502 [Complete]
  • Crew Departure Prep [Complete]
  • IMMUNO. Setting up Saliva-Immuno kit for experiment / r/g 6495 [Complete]
  • Dried Clothes Stowage [Complete]
  • VZAIMODEISTVIYE Experiment Ops / r/g 5895 [Complete]
  • EDR – Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • Video Camera Assembly (VCA1) Adjustment [Complete]
  • EDR-SAMS Relocation [Complete]
  • Fundoscope Prep [Complete]
  • LTU Activation [Complete]
  • IMS and Stowage Conference [Complete]
  • Physical Fitness Evaluation (on the treadmill) r/g 6486 [Complete]
  • Crew Departure Prep [Complete]
  • Fundoscope  Prep [Complete]
  • IVA – Completing Questionnaire [Complete]
  • SSCV5 – Experiment Ops [Complete]
  • Fundoscope – Eye Exam,  Assistance [Complete]
  • Fundoscope – Eye Exam, Subject [Complete]
  • IVA – Completing Questionnaire [Complete]
  • Fundoscope – Eye Exam, Equipment Stowage [Complete]
  • IMMUNO. Saliva Sample (Session 2) / r/g 6506 [Complete]
  • IMMUNO. Second stress test, questionnaire data entry / r/g 6506 [Complete]
  • IMMUNO. Final Equipment Stowage / r/g 6506 [Complete]
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac
  • Dragon prepack review
  • WHC KTO replace
  • Roscosmos Report
  • Uragan Photo
  • Ekon Photo
  • AMO shortcut install
  • 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 [Complete]
  • GLA R&Rs [Complete]
  • Journals
  • ATV cargo ops


  • Nominal commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Friday, 08/29: Robonaut mobility install/stow, ENERGY equipment pre-gather, Surface Sample Kit collection/incubation
  • Saturday, 08/30: Crew off duty
  • Sunday, 08/31: 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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