ISS Daily Summary Report – 09/12/14

Energy: Wiseman and Gerst continued with Day 10 of the Energy investigation.  Gerst continued taking urine samples and eating a special diet for the Energy investigation. 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.

Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Rope Removed & Replaced (R&R): Today, Gerst R&R’d the ARED exercise rope as part of nominal maintenance. The rope is of a new design with a much longer expected lifespan (618 days vs. 80 days).

Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Remove and Replace (R&R): Wiseman removed a full recycle tank from the Water Recovery System (WRS) Rack 2 and installed an empty replacement. In addition, Wiseman also replaced the Brine Filter during this activity.

SpaceX-4 (SpX-4) Preparations: Gerst and Wiseman performed Dragon Robot 2 On-Board Training (OBT) session. The purpose of this session was to practice off nominal rendezvous scenarios. SpX-4 berthing is scheduled for September 22, 2014.

Commercial Orbital Transport Services (COTS) UHF Communication Unit (CUCU) Checkout: In preparation for the upcoming SpX-4 mission, Gerst worked with ground teams in order to activate the CUCU System and performed a Crew Command Panel (CCP) checkout. CUCU provides a command and telemetry communications link between ISS and Dragon during rendezvous operations.

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Overnight, the Robotics Ground Controllers performed a functional checkout of the Robot Micro Conical Tools (RMCT) and Backup Drive Units (BDU). This was the first of two days for the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) RMCT/BDU Checkouts.  MSS performance was nominal. The checkout activities will continue this evening.

Today’s Planned Activities   All Activities were completed unless otherwise noted below.

  • Laptop RSS2 Reboot
  • ECLSS Recycle Tank Remove and Replace
  • SSCV5 – MSPR ELT Terminal Activation
  • ISERV – Opening Window Shutter
  • ISS crew and ГОГУ (RSA Flight Control Management Team) weekly conference
  • CPCG – Sample Transfer
  • Comm config for conference from MRM1
  • ARED – Cable R&R
  • Search for connector #10Ю-Х10А-2 in MRM1
  • IDENTIFIKATSIYA. Copy ИМУ-Ц micro-accelerometer data to laptop
  • WRS Filling Recycle Filter Tank Assembly from EDV
  • SSCV5 – MSPR ELT Terminal Deactivation
  • ATV – Pressurization Initiation
  • SM Ventilation System Preventive Maintenance. Group В1
  • CUCU – Activation
  • HAM Radio Session
  • SHD – Space Headaches Weekly Questionnaire
  • WRS Filling Recycle Filter Tank Assembly from EDV
  • CUCU Check
  • SHD – Space Headaches Weekly Questionnaire
  • CUCU – Crew Command Panel (CCP) Stowage
  • WRS Filling Recycle Filter Tank Assembly from EDV
  • MSG Filter Cleaning
  • ATV – Pressurization Termination
  • ТКГ 423 (DC1) Transfers and IMS Ops
  • Remove depress hose for UPA operations
  • CUBESAT – Hardware Photo
  • OBT – Dragon Rendezvous and Berthing Procedures Review –  Session 2
  • IVA – Experiment OBT / USOS procedures
  • IVA – Transfer of Bags with Clothes / USOS procedures
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • ROBoT – OBT Debrief
  • SPHERES SLOSH P/L Hard Drive Stowage
  • ISS Crew Medical Officer (CMO) Computer Based Training (CBT)
  • WRS Filling Recycle Filter Tank Assembly from EDV

Completed Task List Items

  • WHC KTO replace [Completed on day 254]
  • Columbus MWA Install  [Completed on day 254]
  • EML Screw Saw  [Completed on day 254]
  • EMU Resize  [Completed on day 254]
  • Makita battery charge  [Completed on day 254]
  • CTB 1226 unpack [In Work]
  • SSC18 recovery [Completed on day 254]
  • GLACIER5 SPX4 Prep  [Completed on day 254]
  • Rodent Habitat Prep  [Completed on day 254] 


  • CUCU Checkout   [Complete]
  • SPDM Robot Micro Conical Tool (RMCT) and Backup Drive Unit (BDU) Checkout [In Work]

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 09/13: Weekly Cleaning, Crew Off Duty
  • Sunday, 09/14: Crew Off Duty
  • Monday, 09/15: WHC UR R&R, EMU Resize and Swap, Acoustic Survey of ISS

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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