ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/09/14

39 Soyuz (39S) Undock and Landing: Expedition 41 Suraev, Wiseman, and Gerst undocked from the ISS today at 6:31pm CST and landed in Kazakhstan northern landing zone at 9:58pm CST. The crew’s return completes 165 days in space with 2,640 orbits of the Earth.  The 39S undock began Expedition 42 under the command of Samokutyaev, Serova, and Wilmore which will operate the ISS as a three-person crew until the arrival of three additional crew members on November 24th.

Zebrafish: Wilmore captured and prepared the Zebrafish for a live return on the 39S vehicle.  Zebrafish looks at whether atrophy of muscles under the condition of microgravity also occurs in zebrafish and why their atrophy occurs in the microgravity.

Saliva and Blood Collection: Over the weekend, Gerst performed salivary collection and inserted the samples into MELFI for return to ground for analysis.  Wilmore also performed a blood collection for ambient return and analysis. These sample collections were in support of participation in the Human Research Program (HRP) experiments: Biochem Profile, Repository, and Cardio Ox. 

Protein Crystal Growth (PCG) Removal:  Gerst removed and stowed canisters from the Protein Crystallization Research Facility (PCRF) within the Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) and placed inside Canister Bags.  The bags were then packed for return on 39S. The High Quality Protein Crystal Growth Experiment (JAXA PCG) is aimed at the growth of crystals of biological macromolecules by the counter-diffusion technique. The main scientific objective of the JAXA PCG experiment is to make the fine quality protein crystals under microgravity environment. 

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

  • HRF – Sample Operations
  • ZEBRA – Experiment 3 Ops
  • Work Prep
  • ISS HAM – Radio Deactivation
  • ТК 713 Return Cargo Stowage Ops
  • Setup of GoPro HERO3 cameras in ТК 713 СА
  • Med kit stowage. Personal items and medicines stowage  fore return or disposal
  • CONYUGATSIYA. Removal of Recomb-K from Thermostat and Transfer to ТК
  • CASKAD. Bioreactor Removal and Transfer to ТК / r/g 7153
  • Ice cubes insert in  MELFI 3
  • BIOEMULSIYA. Removal from Thermostat (+4 deg C) and Transfer case to ТК
  • SALMARK – Health Assessment Questionnaire
  • ZEBRA – Kits Handover to RS crew
  • AKVARIUM. Receiving AQH-FC kits from USOS
  • AKVARIUM. Photography during Kit Handover
  • MSPR-deactivation
  • AKVARIUM. Stowage in [CA] for return to the ground
  • CASKAD. Thermostat off
  • Photo of [СА] and cargo kits for return before ТК 713 undocking
  • ТК 713 Transfers Status Report
  • СОЖ Maintenance. SM and FGB СВО, СГО, АСУ СПКУ Counter, POTOK Air Purification System Data Calldowns
  • Photo of the outer side of ТК 713 СА-БО hatch for the slot antenna evaluation
  • Downlink photo of the outer side of ТК 713 СА-БО hatch/manhole
  • Comm Check and Comm Procedure Ops from ТК 713 via RGS 77
  • Closing USOS Window Shutters
  • Comm config for ТК 713 undocking
  • ТК 713 [СА] cool down ops
  • ТК 713 Activation, ТК 713 comm check via S/G2
  • TVS MRM1 КЛ-153М TV camera Deactivation
  • Connecting КЛ-211 mpeg2 Encoder to Ethernet
  • Setup and Activation of КСПЭ Equipment for Hatch Closure TV coverage from MRM1
  • ТК 713 – MRM1 Hatch Closure. Hatch Closure TV Coverage
  • ТК 713 – MRM1 Hatch Closure. TV coverage of Hatch Closure (Ku + S-band)
  • T2 Exercise
  • check MCC ТК 713- MRM1 hatch leak check
  • КСПЭ hardware Deactivation and Closing Applications on ЦП SSC
  • Closing Shutters on windows 6,8,9,12,13,14
  • ТПК 713 ODF Ops, Undocking and Descent Ops
  • MELF3. Ice bricks insertion in MELFI 3
  • Monitoring Soyuz 713 undocking, photography of Soyuz 713 docking assembly during undocking
  • Evening Work Prep
  • check MCC Switching over MRM1-ТК PEV to CLOSED position
  • ТК 713 Comm reconfig for nominal ops after landing
  • Preparation of reports for Roscosmos site
  • ECON-M. Observations And Photography
  • URAGAN Observations and Photography

Completed Task List Items

  • Data Prep for return
  • Email Prep for return 

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • ISS System Commanding associated with 39S Undock

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Monday, 11/10: Crew Day Off, Zebrafish Post Ops Reconfig
  • Tuesday, 11/11:  Zebrafish Post Ops Reconfig
  • Wednesday, 11/12:  Cell Mechanosensing 2, IFM WHC Pre-Treat Tank R&R, PEPs inspection

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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