ISS Daily Summary Report – 09/17/14

NanoRack Cubesat Deployer (NRCSD) Operations:  With Deployers inside the JEMAL, Gerst secured doors of NRCSD Deployers 4 and 8. He then engaged the loading latches and applied tape to prevent further inadvertent deploys.

Ocular Health: Gerst conducted his Flight Day 120 Ocular Health vision test and completed a questionnaire. With Wiseman as the operator, the tonometer was used to collect eye pressure measurements and a blood pressure cuff was used to take blood pressure measurements. The Ocular Health protocol calls for a systematic gathering of physiological data to characterize the risk of microgravity-induced visual impairment/intracranial pressure in ISS crewmembers. Researchers believe that the measurement of visual, vascular and central nervous system changes over the course of this experiment and during subsequent post-flight recovery will assist in the development of countermeasures, clinical monitoring strategies, and clinical practice guidelines.

Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus (CGBA) Unit Activation:  Wiseman activated Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus #4 and # 6 in support of the Micro-8 payload which will be delivered on SpaceX-4.

Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) Hardware Gather:  Wiseman pre-staged tools and support items for CIR activities scheduled for tomorrow.  The Maintenance Work Area (MWA) was set up to restrain the MDCA Chamber Insert Assembly (CIA) during hardware reconfiguration. This activity and fuel reservoir replacement support the next set of FLEX-2 test points.

Dragon Offset Grapple #1 On-Board Training (OBT): Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) and maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) high hover position. Gerst and Wiseman then practiced maneuvering the SSRMS into and out of the grapple envelope of the PMM’s Flight Releasable Grapple Fixture, followed by a conference with ground teams to discuss results. Dragon rendezvous and berth to ISS is scheduled for Monday, September 22nd.

Crew Handover Conference: The ISS crew participated in a conference to discuss lessons learned with crew members scheduled to arrive on 40S September 26th. This begins the handover process prior to 40S arrival via videocons and data exchanges. 

Today’s Planned Activities

All activities are on schedule unless otherwise noted.

  • Urine PH Test – Subject
  • Laptop RS1(2) Reboot
  • Laptop RSS2 Reboot / r/g 1009,
  • SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test
  • Ocular Health (OH) Vision Test
  • HAM Radio Session
  • IDENTIFIKATSIYA. Copy ИМУ-Ц micro-accelerometer data to laptop / r/g 6627
  • Vision Questionnaire
  • OH – Ocular Health Tonometry Setup
  • Ocular Health (OH) Blood Pressure Operations
  • S/G1 comm system test with MCC-H audio monitoring. / r/g 6654
  • OH – Blood Pressure Operations Assistance
  • OH – Ocular Health Tonometry Test – CMO
  • Ocular Health (OH) Tonometry Ops – Test Subject
  • Replacement of БИТС2-12 ЛКА1А device / r/g 6648
  • CIR Hardware Assembly
  • MDCA – Preparation
  • Dragon Transfers Review
  • IVA – Exercise Clothes Survey
  • Lab Window Shutter Close
  • Dried Clothes Stowage
  • CGBA4&6 – Hardware Setup
  • ТКГ 423 (DC1) Stowage and IMS Ops / r/g 6632
  • PAO Event
  • Crew prepares Pro K diet log and then logs food and beverages consumed while on controlled diet
  • Camcorder Setup to View LAB Remote Workstation (RWS) Monitor 3
  • OBT Dragon Offset Grapple No. 1
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • OBT – Robotics On-board Training (ROBoT) Debrief Conference
  • JEM Airlock Pressurization and Leak Check
  • CUBESAT – Securing NanoRacks CubeSat Door
  • IMS and Stowage Conference
  • IVA –  Everyday Clothes Survey / USOS procedures
  • ISERV – Opening Window Shutter

Completed Task List Items

  • CTB 1226 unpack  [In Work]
  • ISS Guided Tour [In Work]
  • ISS Server 1 HD Stow [Complete]
  • NANO Plate Reader Part 4 [Competed]
  • NANO plate Reader Part 5 [Competed]
  • Rendezvous and Proximity Operations Program (RPOP) Setup [Competed]


  • MSS Activation [Complete]
  • SSRMS maneuver to PMM high hover and Dragon high hover
  • Electrical Power System (EPS) Solar Array Maximum Output Test 

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 09/18: OH Fundoscope, MDCA Hardware Replacement
  • Friday, 09/19: Ocular health Ultrasound & Cardio Ops; Dragon OBT, EVA Airlock Unstow
  • Saturday, 09/20: 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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