ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/30/14

Zebra Fish Muscle:  Gerst connected a water bag and a waste bag to the Aquatic Habitat water circulation unit and performed water exchange #6. The Zebra Fish muscle experiment asks if the atrophy of muscles under the condition of microgravity also occurs in Zebra Fish and why their atrophy occurs in the microgravity.

Cardio Ox (Human Research):  Wilmore, acting as the Crew Medical Officer operator, took return minus 15 days blood pressure and ultrasound measurements of subject Wiseman.  The objective of Cardio Ox is to determine whether biological markers of oxidative and inflammatory stress are elevated during and after space flight and whether this results in an increased, long-term risk of atherosclerosis in astronauts.

Soyuz 39S Descent Drill:  Wiseman and Suraev prepared for their return by conducting a Soyuz descent drill. 39S is scheduled to return to earth with Suraev, Wiseman, and Gerst on November 10, 2014.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Mobility Unit (EMU) Loop Scrub:  Wilmore and Gerst performed EMU loop scrubs throughout the day as part of the periodic EMU maintenance plan. Along with the loop scrubs, water samples were collected before and after the scrub. The water samples are scheduled to return via 39S in November. During the loop scrubs, the Fan Pump Separator associated with EMU 3005 did not activate as expected. The Loop Scrub for EMU 3005 was deferred as a result. The Loop Scrub on EMU 3011 was completed nominally without issues. Ground teams are working on a troubleshooting plan for the EMU 3005 Fan Pump Separator.

57P Docking Clamps Installation:  Yesterday’s docking of 57P was completed as planned.  After capture, the Progress hooks were closed. However, in order to preserve life cycles on the DC1 hooks, those hooks were not commanded to close.  Instead, the docking clamps were installed by Samokutyaev today.

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

  • Crew Prep for TV Conference
  • TV PAO with the Winners of “Future of Strong Russia is in Cutting-Edge Technologies” (Ku + S-band)
  • KENTAVR fit check
  • IDENTIFIKATSIYA. Copy ИМУ-Ц micro-accelerometer data to laptop
  • Atmosphere Control and Supply (ACS) – O2 High Pressure Bypass Configuration
  • Initiate EMU Cooling Loop Scrub
  • EVA – EMU Water Maintenance Dump and Fill
  • EMU – Cooling Loop Water Sample
  • Collecting condensate water samples from СРВ-К2М upstream of Gas-Liquid Mixture Filter (ФГС) to Russian Samplers – start
  • ТКГ 424 and DC1 Interface Leak Check
  • СВО-ЗВ & БРП-М water sampling to Russian drink bags
  • Pre-pack cargo items for return or disposal on ТК 713
  • Food Warmer Mod   [Deferred]
  • Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
  • DC1-СУ Transfer Hatch Opening
  • CARDOX – Experiment Ops
  • ISS HAM – HAM Radio Power up
  • Installing quick release screw clamps on DC1 side
  • ТКГ 424 (DC1) Air Sampling, deactivation, air duct installation
  • Photography of СтА docking probe trace on acquisition cone of DC1 passive assembly
  • CARDOX – Blood Pressure Operations
  • Downlink Docking Cone Surface Photos/Data Using OCA
  • PAO Event
  • De-installing ТКГ 424 (DC1) Docking Mechanism
  • OTKLIK. Hardware Check
  • USND2 – Ultrasound 2 Hardware Power Off
  • Zebrafish – Water Exchange 3
  • ARIL. Activation of ТБУ-В No. 02 thermostat for the Experiment
  • ТК 713 Descent Drill, Return Equipment List & Stowage Consultation.
  • ТКГ 424 (DC1) Transfer Ops
  • RGN REC-TNK – Remove depress hose for nominal operations
  • POLYGEN. Hardware transfer and stow
  • ARIL. Transfer of Bioecologia container, Setup and photography in ТБУ-В 02 at +29 deg C
  • BIOEMULSIYA. Hardware transfer from ТКГ and setup in ТБУ-В No. 04 at +4 deg C
  • CONYUGATSIYA. Hardware transfer and setup in ТБУ-В 04 at + 4 deg C
  • Atmosphere Control and Supply (ACS) High Pressure Nominal Configuration
  • Treadmill Т2 Monthly Inspection
  • Start EMU Metox Regeneration

Completed Task List Items

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Scan Testbed activation
  • UHF Activation/ Deactivation in support of Loop Scrub

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Friday, 10/31: SOKOL Leak Check, Thermolab Instrumentation for Circadian Rhythms, Deck CQ Cleaning
  • Saturday, 11/01: Weekly Cleaning, Crew Day Off
  • Sunday, 11/02: 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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