ISS Daily Summary Report – 09/03/14

NanoRacks CubeSat Deployers:  Overnight, ground teams attempted deployment of three undeployed launchers (#4, 7, 8) without success. Additional deploy attempts are being planned this evening.

Sprint Evaluation of Maximal Oxygen Uptake and Submaximal Estimates of VO2max Before, During, and After Long Duration International Space Station Missions (VO2Max): Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Wiseman set up the Portable Pulmonary Function System (PPFS) hardware and conducted a VO2Max data collection session while exercising on the Cycle-Ergometer Vibration Isolation System (CEVIS). VO2Max documents changes in maximum oxygen uptake for crewmembers on board the ISS during long-duration missions. 

Energy: FE-6 Gerst started Energy Day 1 today. Gerst collected urnine samples, ate a special diet, and performed four sessions of metabolic measurements using the Pulmonary Function System (PFS). FE-5 Wiseman also collected urine samples as the control subject. Energy measures change in energy balance in crewmembers following long term space flight. Energy also measures adaptations in the components of total energy expenditure of crewmembers, so that an equation to determine the energy requirements of crewmembers during space flight may be derived. Such knowledge of energy requirements is of a great importance to ensure health, good performance and the overall success of a mission, and also contributes to ensure adequate exercise load and cargo allotments for food during space flight.

Autonomous Mission Operations (AMO) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA): Commander (CDR) Swanson completed an AMO-TOCA analysis, using new AMO software. AMO-TOCA will test advanced software and spacecraft systems with less involvement from the operational concepts to determine how crewmembers on the ISS can manage ground support staff.

X2R13 Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) R11 Software Load:  Operations continued in support of the X2R13 software migration. Ground controllers loaded newly delivered GNC software (GNC R11) onto both of the GNC Multiplexer/Demultiplexers (MDM). As part of this activity, a planned GNC MDM transition was performed, during which time ISS Attitude Control was temporarily handed over to RS thrusters.

Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Inspection:  Wiseman performed an inspection of ARED Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (VIS) Rail and dashpots. These periodic inspections ensure the continued safe operation of ARED.

Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Sample Collection:  Swanson obtained water samples from the USOS and SM water dispensers in order to perform micro in-flight processing and Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) analysis.  A subset of the samples from both dispensers will be returned to the ground via Soyuz 38S next week.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • Laptop RS1(2) Reboot / Onboard Computer System (БВС), 2.1.2 p. 2-3 (11)  [Complete]
  • Laptop RSS2 Reboot / r/g 1009, step 1  [Complete]
  • SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test /Manual Controls [РСУ], 3.3, p. 3-2 (33)  [Complete]
  • ENERGY – Power up and Warm up  [Complete]
  • ENERGY – Urine Sample Collection  [Complete]
  • SPLANH. Experiment Ops / r/g 6527  [Complete]
  • ENERGY – Instrument Warm up Check   [Complete]
  • ENERGY – Water Sampling  [Complete]
  • SPRINT – Power up and Warm up  [Complete]
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band)  [Complete]
  • Acoustic Dosimeter Setup  [Complete]
  • Charging GoPro HERO3 Camcorder Battery – start / r/g 6545 step 1   [Complete]
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Monitoring Lulin-5 readings / r/g 6547   [Complete]
  • FMK Deployment Ops  [Complete]
  • ENERGY – Subject Oxygen Uptake Measurement   [Complete]
  • ТК 712 Stowage Ops / r/g 6451 [In Work]
  • HRF Consumables Kit Retrieve  [Complete]
  • Closing USOS Window Shutters  [Complete]
  • Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification  [Complete]
  • SPRINT  [Complete]
  • Crew Departure Prep  [Complete]
  • ENERGY – Standardized Breakfast   [Complete]
  • Sampling condensate water [КАВ] upstream of СРВ-К2М БКО+ r/g 6521  [Complete]
  • ENERGY – Oxygen Uptake Measurement  [Complete]
  • ТК 712 IRIDIUM Phone Charging – Setup, Start Charging  [Complete]
  • ТК 712 IRIDIUM Phone Charging – Battery Status Check  [Complete]
  • OTKLIK. Hardware Check / r/g 6040  [Complete]
  • SPRINT – Equipment Cleaning and Stowage   [Complete]
  • Charging ТК 712 IRIDIUM Phone – Terminate Charging  [Complete]
  • ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position Check  [Complete]
  • ТК 713 IRIDIUM Phone Charging – Initiate Charge  [Complete]
  • IVA – Questionnaire  [Complete]
  • ENERGY – Urine Sample Collection  [Complete]
  • BIOME – Water Sampling  [Complete]
  • ENERGY – Oxygen Uptake Measurement  [Complete]
  • Charging ТК 713 IRIDIUM Phone – Battery Charge Status  [Complete]
  • Sampling condensate water [КАВ] upstream of СРВ-К2М БКО – sampler replacement [Complete]
  • ТК 713 IRIDIUM Phone Charge, Terminate Charge, Teardown of the Setup  [Complete]
  • Microbial Analysis T + 5  [Complete]
  • SPLANH.  Blood Biochemistry Analysis Repeat. / r/g 6527  [Complete]
  • VIZIR. Experiment Ops. / r/g 6539  [Complete]
  • Charging GoPro HERO3 Camcorder Battery – end / r/g 6545 step 1   [Complete]
  • WRS Sample Collection  [Complete]
  • SPLANH. Closeout Ops. / r/g 6527   [Complete]
  • Verification of settings and clearing GoPro HERO3 flash-cards prior to ТК 712 Descent Ops   [Complete]
  • ENERGY – Urine Sample Collection  [Complete]
  • Potable Water Collection in SM for In-Flight Chemical and Microbial Analysis  [Complete]
  • NAPOR-miniRSA. File Copying (terminate). / r/g 6540  [Complete]
  • ENERGY – Oxygen Uptake Measurement  [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance / Life Support System (СОЖ) 4.4 step 1 p. 4-26 (97)  [Complete]
  • ENERGY – Urine Sample Collection  [Complete]
  • Crew Departure Prep  [Complete]
  • Dried Clothes Stowage  [Complete]
  • ENERGY – Urine Sample Collection  [Complete]
  • TOCA Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Sample Analysis  [Complete]
  • SHD – Space Headaches Weekly Questionnaire  [Complete]
  • Crew Departure Prep  [Complete]
  • ПрК fan replacement with a nominal one / r/g 6546  [Complete]
  • ENERGY Diet Log (Lunch)  [Complete]
  • ТК 712 Descent Drill, Return Equipment List & Stowage Consultation. r/g 6451 + r/g 6551  [Complete]
  • HAM Radio Session  [Complete]
  • ENERGY – Data Download and Transfer to the Downlink List  [Complete]
  • Water processing using MCD  [Complete]
  • JRNL – Journal Entry  [Complete]
  • ARED Guide Rail Inspection  [Complete]
  • Photo of SM interior panels using photometric targets. / r/g 6455  [Complete]
  • Grab Sample Container (GSC) Sampling Operations  [Complete]
  • CUBSAT – Hardware Photo  [Complete]
  • Crew Departure Prep  [Complete]
  • TOCA Data Recording  [Complete]
  • AMO – Hardware Test  [Complete]
  • WHC Fill  [Complete]
  • Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification  [Complete]
  • SPHERES – Battery Replacement  [Complete]
  • SPLANH. Experiment Setup / r/g 6548  [Complete]
  • Sampling condensate water [КАВ] upstream of СРВК-2М БКО r/g 6521  [Complete]
  • JRNL – Journal Entry  [Complete]
  • IVA – Questionnaire  [Complete]
  • RED Exercise Video Equipment Stowage  [Complete]
  • HRF – Hardware Setup  [Complete]
  • SPRINT – Hardware Deactivation and Closeout [Complete]
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band) [Complete]
  • ENERGY Diet Log (Dinner) [Complete]

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac
  • Earth Imagery
  • IMS update
  • WHC KTO replace
  • Roscosmos Report
  • Uragan Photo
  • Ekon Photo
  • Crew Departure Prep
  • CTB 1226 unpack [In work]
  • CTB 1247 unpack [In work]
  • NORS A/L Reconfig Part 3
  • Safety Video Followup
  • ATV cargo transfer operations
  • 3DA1 cam ops
  • Bogen arm verify
  • ARED detent flip
  • Condensate sample install
  • Data prep return- CDR, FE1, & FE2
  • Dragon4 Stowage prep
  • EVA Handover
  • EVA tape Audit
  • EVA WIF Adapter Prep
  • Food Warmer Mod
  • IMAK Audit
  • Audio Questionnaire
  • Dragon 4 Prepack List


  • Commanding associated with X2R13 GNC R11 Load and MDM swap

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 09/04: X2R13 transition, crew departure prep, 38S prepack
  • Friday, 09/05: X2R13 transition, crew departure prep, Dragon OBT, emergency roles/responsibilities review
  • Saturday, 09/06: Weekly Cleaning, 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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