ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/24/14

SpaceX-4 Departure Preparations:  The Crew performed final cargo loading today. Once loading was complete, they egressed Dragon, closed the hatch, and configured the Node 2 vestibule which included installation of the Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) Controller Panel Assemblies (CPAs).  SpaceX-4 unberth activities are scheduled to start tomorrow morning at ~7:00am with the Crew releasing Dragon at ~8:56am, utilizing the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS).

EarthRim:  Gerst set up a camera in Cupola for sequential auto photo shooting. Sequential shooting is executed for 50 minutes.  The Earth Rim Observation supports the Multi-mission Consolidated Equipment (MCE) investigation by providing further observation data to enhance the research outcome.

MICRO 8:  Gerst removed Micro-8 Group Activation Pack (GAPs) from the Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus (CGBA) and packed it for return on SpaceX-4.

Biological Research 48:  Gerst prepared Actiwatch Spectrums for data collection of Biorhythm 48 measurement by configuring two Actiwatches using Actiware Software and the Medical Laptop. The objective of this study is to examine the accurate circadian variation of cardiac autonomic function by space flight. The crew will wear an Actiwatch for 96 hours and an electrocardiograph (ECG) for 48 hours.  The crew conducts two In-flight data collects.

Circadian Rhythms:  Wiseman donned instrumentation to begin the 36 hour Circadian Rhythm experiment.  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.

Today’s Planned Activities

All activities have been completed unless otherwise noted.

  • KHROMATOMASS. Experiment
  • EARTH RIM – Preparing for the experiment
  • CPCG-HM MERLIN 4 & 5 – Status Check
  • Packing Double Coldbag (DCB) for Return on Dragon
  • ПрК-ATV Interface Leak Check
  • VIRTUAL. Experiment Ops
  • ТК 713 Kazbek Fit Check
  • ПрК-СУ Hatch Opening
  • Transfer fo MICRO8-CGBA5 from the ISS to Dragon
  • ATV-СУ Hatch Opening
  • VIZIR. СКП-И Hardware Installation
  • Installation of Quick Release Screw Clamps on SM Aft side
  • ATV Deactivation after EVA
  • Space Headaches Weekly Questionnaire
  • Saving observation data and photos
  • VIZIR. Experiment Ops
  • DRAGON. Transfer Ops
  • Orlan-MK Equipment Pre-pack for Stowage and Disposal after EVA
  • EVA Video Data Downlink from Glisser-M
  • Replacement of ПФ1, ПФ2 Dust Filters and Cleaning В1, B2 Fan Screens in MRM2
  • Dragon Egress
  • Terminate discharge of the 1st Orlan battery pack 825М3 and start discharging the 2nd battery pack
  • Connecting КЛ-211 mpeg2 encoder to Ethernet
  • Multicast TVS Test via Ku-band prior to ТГК 424 docking to ISS
  • Maintenance Activation of Spare Atmosphere Purification System Emergency Vacuum Valves
  • Dragon – Hatch Closure
  • БНП removal from SM [РО] and stowage
  • Dragon – Hatch Seal Ops
  • Thermolab – Instrumentation Ops for Circadian Rhythms
  • EVA Video Data Downlink from Glisser-M
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • Space Headaches Weekly Questionnaire
  • Control Panel Assembly (CPA) Installation
  • BIOME – Sampling Preparation

Completed Task List Items

  • CMS ARED cylinder evacuation
  • WHC KTO Replace
  • Lab SSC printer replace
  • IMAX C500 camera checkout P2
  • PCS battery changeout

Ground Activities

All activities have been completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Dragon communications path change from 1553 to RF (CUCU)
  • Node 2 preparation for demate [In Work] 

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 10/25:  SpaceX-4 Dragon Unberth and Release
  • Sunday, 10/26:  Crew Day Off
  • Monday, 10/27: Weekly Cleaning, Crew Day Off

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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