ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/22/14

Russian Segment Extravehicular Activity (RS EVA) 40:  Suraev and Samokutyaev successfully conducted RS EVA 40 today in 3 hours 38 minutes.  Suraev and Samokutyaev accomplished the following objectives:

  • Removal and jettison of Radiometriya [РК 21-8] from SM Plane II
  • Removal of experiment EXPOSE-R protective cover from SM Plane II
  • Take samples for the “Test” Experiment on DC1 EV hatch 2 window
  • Removal and jettison KURS (2АСФ1-1 and 2АСФ1-2) antennas from MRM2
  • Taking photos of ISS RS exterior.

The jettisons were captured on video and specialists are analyzing its trajectory.

RS EVA Isolation activities: Throughout today’s EVA, Serova and Wilmore were isolated in the MRM-2 / Soyuz 40 volume, while Wiseman and Gerst had access to all modules forward of the Service Module / DC1.  During his isolation, Wilmore performed several tasks including an On-Board Training (OBT) for Cygnus rendezvous.  The Orbital-3 flight is scheduled for launch on Monday October 27th, and berthing on November 2nd.  Additionally, he performed an imagery survey of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) Wake Radiator and will be downlinking the images for ground teams to review.

Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Sample Collection: Following yesterday’s WHC system flush the crew successfully transferred the contents of an EДB to the Water Processing Assembly (WPA) through a Microbial Removal Filter (MRF).  The filter was able to capture a sufficient amount of black flakes and will be returned to the ground for analysis.

Ocular Health: Wiseman and Gerst performed their final (Return-30 day) Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) session with Wiseman first acting as a Subject and Gerst the Operator then switching to Wiseman as the Operator for Gerst.  Gerst and Wiseman also performed fundoscopy with remote guidance. 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 the subsequent post-flight recovery will assist in the development of countermeasures, clinical monitoring strategies, and clinical practice guidelines.

Medaka Osteoclast Periodic Water Maintenance: Gerst performed a sampling of the Water Circulation Unit of the Aquatic Habitat (AQH) to measure the concentration of ammonia dissolved in the water.  JAXA specialists will be meeting tonight (Houston time) to review the data and determine forward actions. 

Today’s Planned Activities
All activities completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Biochemical Urine Test (pre-EVA)
  • DC1 and ПхО config for EVA / + r/g 6951
  • Shutdown and disconnect PCS in Node 3 and temp stow hardware and 1553 PCMCIA Card in FGB.  Removal of PCS cables and Relocation (CTB) to FGB per stowage note.
  • Connecting SSC Laptop in MRM2
  • CUCU Off Verification
  • ARED Quarterly Maintenance
  • Closing window shutters No. 6,8,9,12,13,14 / r/g 5451
  • Spacesuit Systems Checkout
  • ZEBRA – Water Sampling & Measurements
  • MRM2 and ТК 714 Preparation for EVA / r/g 6941 step 2 skip step 2.2
  • Checkout of БСС (Spacesuit Interface Unit) in ПхО
  • On-orbit Hearing Assessment using EARQ
  • Comm config before EVA, r/g 6906, step 1
  • DC1 БК-3М CheckPre-EVA ISS Onboard Systems Configuration / r/g 6948, step 1
  • OCT Exam
  • Orlan, БСС, comm, and biomed parameter telemetry check.
  • WHC Fill
  • Donning EVA Gear
  • Gathering Cables in LAB and Moving to MRM2
  • MRM2-СУ (SM) Hatch Closure
  • RGN-REC TK – Transfer and Replacement
  • Pre-EVA Airlock Operations
  • ТК 714 Crew Isolation in MRM2 for EVA-40 / r/g 6941, step 3
  • A/L Operations for EVA – r/g 6950
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill from EDV
  • Starboard Solar Array (SA) Photos
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – Food Frequency Questionnaire
  • On-board Training (OBT) Cygnus Rendezvous Review
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill from EDV
  • EVA-40 Tasks / r/g 6926
  • TOCA Calibration
  • ISS Crew Medical Officer (CMO) Computer Based Training (CBT)
  • Inspect LAB cables for indications of damage
  • PROK – Hardware Unpack
  • Crew photographs AMS from the MRM2 window
  • TOCA Calibration
  • RGN REC-TNK – Remove depress hose for nominal operations
  • Post-EVA airlock operations + r/g 6950
  • MRM2- СУ(SM) Hatch Opening
  • RGN – Drain into EDV
  • Fundoscope Setup
  • Biochemical Urine Test after EVA
  • Fundoscope – Eye Exam
  • Post-Eva Orlan Suit Maintenance
  • RS ISS Initial Reconfiguration after EVA-40 / r/g 6951, 6948 step 2
  • Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
  • Fundoscope Teardown and Stowage after the Examl
  • ТК 714 Deactivation, MRM2 Post-EVA Reconfiguration for Nominal Ops / r/g 6941 step 4 skip 4.2
  • Elektron-VM Liquid Unit Pressurization before Activation

Completed Task List Items

  • EML High speed camera installation

Ground Activities

  • Attitude Handover commanding support
  • S-Band String 1 activated to Hot Backup 

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 10/23: Ultrasound, HRF Blood Ops, Cardiac Ops, EVA tool transfer
  • Friday, 10/24: ZebraFish Muscle, Earth Rim Obs, Microbiome, Biolab rythms, BP Reg
  • Saturday, 10/25:  SpaceX-4 Dragon Unberth and Release

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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