ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/08/14

Nanoracks Module-9:  Gerst continued with Module-9 operations which began in Increment 40. This is the 3rd of 5 module-9 sessions.  Today’s activities included deactivating and shaking designated mixture tubes. This 3rd session is performed 14 days before SpaceX-4 unberth.  Module-9 is a collection of student research projects utilizing the NanoRacks Mixsticks.The NanoRacks-National Center for Earth and Space Science Education investigation results from a commercial Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education program overseen by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE), called the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP). Student teams from across the United States design their own experiments using flight approved fluids and materials. The investigation consists of 19 different science experiments flown in a NanoRacks Module on board the International Space Station (ISS).

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Activities:  Wiseman, Gerst, and Wilmore participated in a post-EVA debrief with ground specialists to discuss how the EVA went yesterday.  Gerst and Wiseman also performed a post-EVA medical assessment.  In addition, Wiseman and Wilmore reviewed procedures with a follow-on review with ground specialists in preparation for EVA 28, which is scheduled on October 15, 2014 to change out the Sequential Shunt Unit (SSU) 3A.

Cygnus Hardware Command Panel (HCP) and PROX Checkout:  Today, Gerst assembled the HCP and worked with ground teams in order to checkout string “B” of the Proximity Communications System (PROX).  PROX is a wireless communications system that enables direct communications between the Cygnus spacecraft and ISS.  Utilizing the HCP, ISS Crew has the ability to send commands for Cygnus to retreat to 30m or 100m below ISS, hold approach, free drift, or abort during its final approach to the ISS. Cygnus Launch Commit Criteria Flight Rules require verification of two fully functional ISS PROX equipment strings prior to launch. PROX String “A” will be checked out tomorrow.

Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Upper Stop Cable Change Out:  Wilmore completed a change out of the ARED left upper stop cable, which was reported as failed on Monday, 06 October. ARED has been cleared for nominal exercise operations.

ATV5 Reboost:  Today, an ISS reboost using Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV)-5 thrusters was successfully completed. This reboost sets up phasing for Progress 57 4-orbit rendezvous, currently scheduled to occur on October 29th. In addition, the reboost cleared the ISS from a potential conjunction.

Today’s Planned Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Closing window shutters No. 6,8,9,12,13,14
  • Locating equipment and tools for EVA 40
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor
  • PILLE dosimeter readings after USOS EVA-27
  • MRM1 Fan Screen Cleaning (Group B)
  • ТКГ423 (DC1) Stowage and IMS Ops
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • Counter Measures System (CMS) Harmful Contaminant Measurements in SM
  • HAM Radio Session
  • Cygnus – Reviewing Cygnus PROX C/O scripts
  • Hardware Command Panel (HCP) and HCP Power/Data Cables Setup
  • Periodic Health Status (PHS) Post EVA Evaluation Setup
  • Cygnus PROX and НСР Power Activation
  • Replacement of БРП-М in СВР-К2М
  • Post-EVA crew health status
  • Urine Transfer from EDV-U to ТКГ 423 (DC1) Rodnik БВ2
  • Mating БРП-М telemetry connectors to БКС
  • Replacement of БРП-М in СВР-К2М and its checkout.
  • Crew EVA Debrief
  • Preparation of Spacesuit Replaceable Elements, Service and Personal Gear.
  • ПФ1-4 Dust Filter Cartridge Replacement in SM (ФГБ1ПГО_4_419_1, Zone 28Б enclosure.
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – Food Frequency Questionnaire
  • Start EMU Battery Charge
  • Psychological Evaluation Program (WinSCAT)
  • EVA Procedure Review
  • Start BSA Battery Charge
  • Cygnus – Hardware Command Panel (HCP) Selfcheck
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • Cygnus Hardware Command Panel (HCP) Checkout for BSP-B and TRX-B before Cygnus docking
  • EVA Procedure Conference
  • EMU Water Refill
  • EMU adjustment
  • IDENTIFIKATSIYA. Copy ИМУ-Ц micro-accelerometer data to laptop
  • Rodent Research (RR) – Water Box Check
  • (HRF):  Stowage of Generic Frozen Blood Collection
  • NANO – Activation and shaking the Tubes
  • D2XS Battery Charge. Battery charges for 3 hours.  Total of 3 batteries must be charged
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor

Completed Task List Items

  • ISS Crew Handover [In Work]

Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Reboost
  • PROX Activation and Checkout
  • ETVCG 13 Light Checkout [Scheduled later this evening] 

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 10/09: EVA Tool Config, Emergency OBT, Rodent Research Tool Gather, Cardio Ox Ultrasound
  • Friday, 10/10: Zebra Fish Water Maintenance, EVA Doug and Procedure Review, Rodent Research
  • Saturday, 10/11:  Crew Off Duty, EVA Tool config

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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