ISS Daily Summary Report – 09/24/14

SpaceX-4 Dragon Cargo Operations:  The crew began cargo operations today by removing the items located in the vehicle’s center stack. An estimated 55 hours of Crew time is required to complete cargo operations in the coming weeks.

MICRO 8:  Gerst transferred the Commercial Generic Biologic Apparatus (CGBA), containing Micro-8 Group Activation Packs (GAPs) from Dragon to ER-8 and Activate GAPs.  Micro is a fundamental biology experiment which will expand our understanding of how space flight affects the biological and molecular functions of cells and the molecular mechanisms in spaceflight conditions.

Cell Mechanosensing-2:  Gerst transferred the Cell Mechanosensing-2 samples from Dragon and prepared them for incubation start.  Cell Mechanosensing-2 is a continuing investigation to identify gravity sensors in skeletal muscle cells and help develop countermeasures to muscle atrophy, a key space health issue.

NanoRacks Module-19:  Gerst unpacked NanoRacks Module-19 from General Laboratory Active Cryogenic ISS Experiment Refrigerator (GLACIER). The transfer of cold stowage samples is a time-critical activity. Nanoracks Module -19 is a protein crystal growth experiment.

Circadian Rhythms:  Wiseman completed his Flight Day 120 36 hour continuous Circadian rhythm session.  After completing his 5th session, he removed instrumentation, performed data transfers, and stowed components. Circadian Rhythms investigates the role of synchronized circadian rhythms, or the “biological clock,” and how it changes during long-duration spaceflight. Researchers hypothesize that a non-24-hour cycle of light and dark affects crewmembers’ circadian clocks. The investigation also addresses the effects of reduced physical activity, microgravity and an artificially controlled environment. Changes in body composition and body temperature, which also occur in microgravity, can affect crewmembers’ circadian rhythms as well. Understanding how these phenomena affect the biological clock will improve performance and health for future crewmembers. 

Rodent Research Locker Relocate:  The Crew installed locker inserts into Express Rack 1 (ER)-1 and ER-2, in preparation for the Rodent Habitat installation scheduled for tomorrow.

Dragon Emergency On-Board Training (OBT): All three crewmembers reviewed Emergency procedures and expected responses associated with Dragon being berthed to the ISS.  Dragon will be berthed to the Node 2 Nadir Port until October 18th.

Treadmill 2 (T2) Station Support Computer (SSC) Swap:  In an ongoing effort to troubleshoot connection issues between the T2 SSC and the T2 Rack, Wiseman replaced the existing T2 SSC with a spare.  However, the swapping of the SSC did not resolve the problem. T2 has not been operational since Monday afternoon.  Ground teams are defining the next series of troubleshooting steps.  Meanwhile, the Crew is able to exercise on the Cycle Ergometer with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (CEVIS) and Russian Treadmill (BD2) instead.  

Today’s Planned Activities

All activities have been completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Laptop RS1(2) & RSS2 Reboot / r/g 1009, step 1
  • SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test
  • NINJA – Update Password document
  • BACKUP. Voice check in S/G1 from Baikonur  [Aborted]
  • Channel О2 ИК0501 sensor adjustment. Uout = 2.72V
  • SpX-4 Air Sampling using АК-1М sampler prior to Air Duct Installation
  • СТТС Configuration for MRM1
  • Mounting ТБУ-В into the frame behind MRM1 panel 205 МИМ1 and connecting to Payload Complement (КЦН) Systems Power Panel (ППС). / r/g 6692
  • Dragon Hatch Open Photos
  • DRAGON Transfer Ops
  • Restore Nominal Comm Configuration
  • Dragon Delta Emergency Procedure Drill
  • VIZIR. Experiment Ops. / r/g 6693
  • ECLSS.. Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
  • DRAGON Transfer Ops
  • Cell Mechanosensing 2 Sample Preparation
  • VIRTUAL. Experiment Ops / r/g 6698
  • OTKLIK. Hardware Check / r/g 6649
  • Double Coldbag (DCB) – Hardware Unpack
  • Micro-8 Transfer CGBA-5 containing Micro-8 GAPs A,B to ISS EXPRESS Rack
  • Glacier Transfer from Dragon 4 to ISS
  • VZAIMODEISTVIYE. Experiment Ops / r/g 6697
  • ABOUT GAGARIN FROM SPACE. Ham radio session students from Equinox (Equinoccial ) University of Technology, Quito / r/g 6679
  • ECLSS. Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
  • Micro-8 GAP Insertion in CGBA
  • Dragon Cargo Operations Conference
  • IVA – Exercise Clothes Survey / USOS procedures
  • RR – Hardware Setup
  • Crew removes Module-19 from Glacier and stows it at ambient for later ops
  • RR – Experiment Conference
  • Crew conference with Astronaut Office
  • IVA – Everyday Clothes Survey / USOS procedures
  • STEM CELL- MELFI Sample Insertion
  • IVA – Clothes Transfer and Drying
  • PAO Event

Completed Task List Items

  • FPEF cable connect [Complete] 


  • CUCU Deactivation [Complete]
  • Dragon Trunk Camera Checkout

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 09/25: 40S Launch/Dock, Rodent Reasearch Transfer, Zebra Fish Water Exchange
  • Friday, 09/26: Crew Off Duty Day
  • Saturday, 09/27:  CubeSat Deployer Removal, Zebra Fish Transfer, Dosimeter Install

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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