ISS Daily Summary Report – 09/15/14

FLame Extinguishment Experiment (FLEX)-2 Operations: Gerst removed the Combustion Integration Rack (CIR) alignment guides, which isolates the rack and allows ground teams to conduct another FLEX-2 test point via ground commanding. 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. The results from these experiments will give scientists a better understanding how fires behave in space and will provide important information that will be useful in increasing the fuel efficiency of engines using liquid fuels.

Intravehicular Activity (IVA) Clothing:  Suraev began his IVA clothing study. Sufficient cotton clothes for a crew of six adds 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. The IVA Clothing investigation assessed these different types of clothing for long duration wear.

Treadmill 2 (T2) Six Month and Yearly Maintenance: Wiseman performed a thorough inspection of T2’s drive shaft and pulley teeth, motor and lateral belts, treadmill motor carriage bolts, motor belt, treadmill mounting screws, and cleaned the bearing housing. All observations were photo documented and downlinked to the ground for analysis. T2 was subsequently activated and checked out for nominal crew use.

Urine Receptacle and Insert Filter Remove and Replace (R&R):  Wiseman R&R’d the Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Urine Receptacle and Insert Filter. After replacement, a functionality test of the WHC was performed.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Mobility Unit (EMU) Resize:  Gerst configured EMU 3003 in support of the arrival of FE-3 Wilmore on September 26th.  The EMU resize is required for any upcoming planned or contingency EVAs.

Sound Level Meter Operations: Gerst took routine measurements of the acoustic environment within the  habitable areas of the ISS. The data was then transferred to a Station Support Computer (SSC) for downlink and Ground analysis.

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations:  Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the MSS and maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to a NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer (NRCSD) deployment cone avoidance position.  This was done to protect the SSRMS from a possible inadvertent NRCSD deployment during the Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) operations tomorrow to return the NRCSD to the JEM Airlock.  

Today’s Planned Activities

All Activities were completed unless otherwise noted below.

  • Morning Inspection
  • Laptop RS1(2) Reboot / Onboard Computer System (БВС), 2.1.2 p. 2-3 (11)
  • Reload Laptop RSS2 / r/g 1009 step 1
  • SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test
  • Check position of MRM2 manual Circuit Breakers [АЗС] on DC БВП and status of Fuses on БПП-30, БПП-36 Fuse Boxes
  • Checking БПП-4, БПП-7 Fuses in MRM1
  • Inspection of СМ-У connector on МНР-НС separator pump behind АСУ panel 139
  • Kazbek Fit Check (117)
  • Vozdukh Deactivation
  • CIR – Hardware Teardown
  • SM Ventilation System Preventive Maintenance. Group А
  • CEVIS Isolator Checkout
  • Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHS) Urine Receptacle and Insert Filter Changeout
  • Vestibule Outfitting Kit (VOK) Gathering
  • IVA – Photography of Clothes during Exercise
  • RGN –water flush into EDV (start)
  • USOS window shutter closure
  • IVA – Exercise Clothes Survey / USOS procedures
  • Unrine pH kit retrieval from storage
  • SOZh maintenance
  • RGN – water flush into EDV (end)
  • WRS – WSTA Fill for EDV processing
  • WPA Process Line B Connect
  • Т2 –  Yearly Maintenance
  • Expired ACTEX Filter cartridge R&R WHC
  • Dried Clothes Stowage / USOS procedures
  • VIZIR. Experiment Ops. / r/g 6631
  • EMU backpack replacement
  • NOD2N – Nadir Hatch to Unlatch Position
  • WRS Water Sample Analysis
  • ISERV – LAB window shutter open
  • ТКГ 423 (DC1) Stowage  and IMS Ops
  • RWS Powerup
  • SLM data transfer
  • T2 Activation and Checkout Video Setup
  • Т2 –  Unmanned Activation and Checkout (ACO)
  • Treadmill 2 (T2) Activation and Checkout (ACO) Video Teardown
  • SLM data transfer
  • TOCA Data Recording
  • IVA.  Photography of routine clothes
  • IVA – Everyday Clothes Survey / USOS procedures

Completed Task List Items

  • CTB 1226 unpack [In Work]
  • EVA Tool Gather  [In Work]
  • ISS Guided Tour [In Work]


  • Electrical Power System (EPS) Solar Array Maximum Output Test
  • SSRMS maneuver in preparation for NRCSD retrieval
  • Node 3 CDRA performance testing without Vozdukh

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 09/16: Fortify JEMAL & MPEP on Slide table; Rodent Research Prep, JEMRMS Ops, Dragon Prepack, CBCS Install/Checkout
  • Wednesday, 09/17: Ocular Health tonometry and Blood pressure; JEMAL ingress & secure NRCSD; CGBA6 & CGBA4 unit activate, Dragon Offset Grapple #1
  • Thursday, 09/18: OH Fundoscope, MDCA Hardware Replacement

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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