ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/16/14

NanoRacks Module 9:  Wilmore performed session 4 of 5 Nanoracks Module 9. He retrieved the module and activated/deactivated/shook the designated mixture tubes to facilitate NanoRacks Module-9 experiments. 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).

NanoRacks:  Wilmore removed Nanoracks Modules 16, 18, 20, 21 and 22 from inside the Nanoracks Platform. He also removed Modules 28 and 31 from inside the Nanoracks Platform-2 and configured all modules for return on SpaceX-4.

Post Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Activities:  The Crew performed a variety of tasks following yesterday’s successful EVA-28.  Wisemen and Wilmore performed their post-EVA medical assessments.  Wiseman also performed a water dump and fill of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) feedwater tanks to prepare them for stowage and initiated a charge cycle for the Rechargeable EVA Battery Assembly (REBA). All three US Crew members participated in a post-EVA debrief with ground specialists.  Lastly, Wiseman and Wilmore performed a deconfiguration of the airlock.

Oxygen Generation System (OGS) Hydrogen Sensor Remove & Replace (R&R): Today Gerst replaced the OGS Hydrogen Sensor.  This sensor has reached the end of its lifetime of 150 days of operations.

Today’s Planned Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Spacesuit comm and telemetry configuration
  • Checkout of Beta-08 Data Output Device (УСИ) using Gamma-1M.
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor
  • Orlan and БСС Telemetry Check. Orlan comm check and medical parameter test.
  • Post-EVA Pille Dosimeter Reading
  • Comm reconfig into initial after Orlan Comm. Check
  • Setting up NASA gear for use on Orlan-M
  • Crew Prep for TV Conference
  • PAO Hardware Setup
  • TV Greetings for the Russian Judo Wrestling Tournament
  • Test Operation of MIS (Multifunctional Information System) on ISS RS.
  • Assessment of Cardiovascular Function on Cycle Ergometer.
  • MERLIN3 – Kit transfers
  • Start BSA Battery Charge
  • Double Coldbag (DCB) – Stowage of Ice Bricks and Bags
  • Installation of XF305 TV camera in Columbus
  • Post-EVA crew health status
  • EVA Medical Kit Configuration
  • OGA Hydrogen Sensor R&R
  • Assessment of Cardiovascular Function on Cycle Ergometer.
  • Post-EVA crew health status – data transfer
  • MERLIN2. Desiccant Replacement
  • Review EVA Translation Paths and Work Zones using DOUG Application.
  • NANO – Activation and shaking the Tubes
  • EMU Water Refill
  • NANO – Removal of Modules 28 and 31
  • Video Recording for Roscosmos TV Studio
  • ТКГ 423 (DC1) Activation, Air Duct Removal
  • RR-HABITAT. Stowage
  • DC1-ТКГ 423 Hatch Closure & Leak Check
  • Crew EVA Debrief
  • ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position Verification
  • Post-EVA Air Lock Deconfig
  • NANORACK-P – Big Picture Overview
  • NANO – Removal of modules 16, 18, 20, 21 and 22
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor

Completed Task List Items

  • None

Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Nominal commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Friday, 10/17: Dragon Departure review and cargo ops, RS EVA Tool prep, NanoRack Mod 19, CPCG transfer
  • Saturday, 10/18: Dragon RoBOT OBT and cargo ops, CUCU CCP setup, MELFI to Glacier sample transfer, MICRO Gap 8
  • Sunday, 10/19: Crew Day Off, Weekly Cleaning, NanoRack Mod 9, Glacier transfer to Dragon

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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