ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/06/14

Treadmill 2 (T2) Status:  Over the weekend, the Crew completed the last set of closeout activities in order to restore T2 operations. T2 had experienced connectivity issues between the Station Support Computer (SSC) and the T2 Rack on September 22nd. After extensive troubleshooting by Crew and ground teams, it was determined that a change out of the system’s Data Avionic Unit (DAU) was needed. The DAU change out occurred on September 27th. After the change out, approximately 10 hours of closeout activities remained to restore T2 operations. During the timeframe when T2 was inoperable, the Crew exercised on the Cycle Ergometer with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (CEVIS).

Zebrafish Muscle: Gerst performed the third water quality measurement of the aquarium water.  This experiment asks if the atrophy of muscles under the condition of microgravity also occurs in zebrafish and why their atrophy occurs in the microgravity.

Salivary Markers:  Wilmore provided saliva, urine, and blood samples and stored them in cold stowage for the Salivary Markers investigation.  The Effects of Long-Term Exposure to Microgravity on Salivary Markers of Innate Immunity (Salivary Markers) investigation involves the collection of blood, saliva, urine and a health assessment on six subjects pre-, in- and post-flight to determine if spaceflight induced immune system dysregulation increases infection susceptibility or poses a significant health risk to crewmembers onboard the ISS.

Drug Metabolism: Gerst performed Drug Metabolism Sample Operations 4 today. The crew removed the C group of BioCells from Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus-4 (CGBA-4). A sample was then taken from all C group BioCells and placed in the Drug Metabolism Ziplock Bag. The Drug Metabolism Ziplock Bag was then placed in Cold Storage.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparation: In support of tomorrow’s EVA 27, Wilmore printed and installed Cuff Checklist procedures onto both Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMU). In addition, Gerst and Wiseman performed a functional checkout of the Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFER). Lastly, Gerst, Wiseman, and Wilmore all reviewed EVA related procedures and conducted a conference with the ground.  Hatch opening is set to occur tomorrow morning at 7:15am with ingress back into the Joint Airlock at approximately 12:55pm.

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Today, the Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the MSS and maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to the start position for  tomorrow’s EVA.  They then set up the Mobile Base System (MBS) Payload Orbital Replaceable Unit (ORU) Accommodation (POA) for the release of the failed Pump Module during the EVA.  MSS performance today was nominal.

Today’s Planned Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Inspection of SM-U connector on air-water separator [МНР-НС] behind [АСУ] panel 139 and inspection of transparent section of 5182-03 pipeline between [ДКиВ] pretreat and water dispenser and air-water separator assembly [МНР]
  • HRF – Sample Collection, Prep for Stowage, Sample Insertions, Urine Sample Collection, Frozen Blood Samples Ops, & Equipment Stow
  • EVA-40 procedures, preliminary timeline review, DVD viewing.
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor
  • ZEBRA – Samples Retrieval from MELFI, Water Sampling, Measurements, & MELFI Sample Insertion
  • Download Pille Dosimeter Readings
  • Pille Dosimeter Prep for USOS EVA-27
  • HRF Pre-EVA Crew Health Status – Prep
  • ГФИ-1. Relaksatsiya Experiment Battery Charge
  • SALMARK – Health Assessment Questionnaire
  • Exercise data downlink
  • Pre-EVA Crew Health Status
  • Onboard Training on EMU ECWS System
  • Offloading WPA Liquid Waste Container into CWC
  • SSC Video Services Testing for Upcoming EVA
  • СТТС Configuration for MRM2
  • Checkout of thermostat ТБУ-В No.6 in MRM2
  • ASEPTIC. Photography of samples after incubation
  • MRM2 Comm Reconfig for Nominal Ops
  • DOUG Software Review / Conference
  • SAFER Checkout
  • FGB ЦВ1 Circulation Fan Screen Cleaning
  • EVA – Tool Audit
  • Equipment Lock Preparation
  • ASEPTIC Photo Edit and Downlink
  • Installation of overlay sheets on FGB interior panels (panel 206) – gathering and preliminary operations.
  • DRMET – Experiment Ops & Placement of Drug Metabolism Ziploc bag into MELFI
  • Installation of overlay sheets on FGB interior panels (panel 206) – Disinfectant Treatment.
  • RELAXATSIYA Parameter Adjustment, Observation, & Closeout Ops
  • EVA Procedure Review
  • Stow Disposal Items in Progress #423 (DC1) with IMS update
  • EVA Procedure Conference
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • RGN REC-TNK – Remove depress hose for nominal operations
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor
  • On-Call Crew Quarters Configuration

Completed Task List Items

  • ISS Crew Handover [In Work]
  • CMS-T2 Assembly (all remaining parts) [Complete]
  • IMAX CTB Reconfiguration [Complete]

Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • SSRMS Mnvr to EVA start position 

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 10/07: EVA 27, Pump Module Relocation, MTRA Installation
  • Wednesday, 10/08: EVA Debrief, EVA Procedure Review
  • Thursday, 10/09: EVA Tool Config, EVA Tool Config, Emergency OBT, Rodent Research

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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