ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/13/14

Radi-N2 Neutron Field Study (Radi-N2):  Wilmore retrieved eight bubble detectors from deployed locations in the US Lab and delivered them to the Russian crew who will process all detectors in the Bubble Reader. The objective of this investigation is to better characterize the ISS neutron environment and define the risk posed to the crewmembers’ health and provide the data necessary to develop advanced protective measures for future space flight.

Electromagnetic Levitation (EML) Commissioning:  Wilmore continued with commissioning of the EML by changing the magnification mode of the high speed camera and opening EML gas valves.  The EML provides for containerless processing of liquid metals in a micro-gravity environment and precise measurement of their thermo-physical properties.   

Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) Console Checkout:  Wilmore activated and checked out the JEMRMS Console with software parameters that will support JEMRMS operations with external cargo on the SpaceX-5 vehicle.

Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Remove and Replace (R&R):  Wilmore is changing out the Regenerative ECLSS recycle tank as part of routine operations today.

Remote Power Controller (RPC) Trip:  Today, the RPC which provides power to the Lab Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) air selector valves, tripped open.  The same RPC had tripped open last week and had since been reclosed.  Ground Teams are reviewing telemetry in order to determine the forward plan for troubleshooting.  Meanwhile, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) scrubbing is being performed by the Russian Segment Vozdukh System during this three crew stage.  Node 3 CDRA is also available if required.

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

  • Morning Inspection. Laptop RS1(2) & RSS2 reboot, BRI Temperature check / r/g 7186
  • HRF – Blood sample collection & MELFI Insertion
  • HRF – Urine Sample Collection & MELFI Insertion
  • Regeneration of БМП Ф2 Micropurification Cartridge (start)
  • MATRYOSHKA-R BUBBLE-dosimeter gathering and readings. (as necessary) / r/g 7181
  • ISS RS Auxiliary Computer Systems [ВКС] Nominal Network Reconfiguration. / r/g 7184
  • ISERV – Opening window shutters
  • RADIN – Detector Removal & Handover of Detectors to RS crew
  • MATRYOSHKA-R.Receiving BUBBLE-dosimeter detectors from USOS. (as necessary) / r/g 7181
  • JEMRMS Console Checkout
  • ABOUT GAGARIN FROM SPACE. HAM Radio Session with Charles de Gaulle School (Dijon, France) / r/g 7182
  • MATRYOSHKA-R BUBBLE-dosimeter gathering and readings. (as necessary) / r/g 7181
  • IDENTIFIKATSIYA. Copy ИМУ-Ц micro-accelerometer data to laptop / r/g 6627
  • On-orbit Hearing Assessment using EARQ
  • EML -Experiment Ops
  • Re-mating Ethernet cable
  • TV Session with N. E. Bauman MGTU students (Ku +S-band) / r/g 7185
  • RGN-REC TK – Transfer and Replacement
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill from EDV
  • RGN – Drain into EDV
  • On-orbit Hearing Assessment using EARQ
  • SM Auxiliary Computer Systems [ВКС] User Test. / r/g 7184
  • On-orbit Hearing Assessment using EARQ
  • URISYS Hardware Setup
  • KHIMIYA OBRAZOVANIYE. Experiment Timeline Review / r/g 7183
  • БМП Ф2 Absorption Cartridge Regeneration (termination)

Completed Task List Items

  • WHC KTO Replace
  • NOD1P4 Audit
  • Journals Audio Entry
  • Safer Swap

Ground Activities
All activities have been completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Nominal Commanding
  • Commanding to support JEM RMS console checkout and REGEN tank R&R 

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Friday, 11/14:  JEMRMS Backup Drive System (BDS) Reconfiguration, Seedling Growth-2
  • Saturday, 11/15:  Crew off duty.
  • Sunday, 11/16:  Crew off duty. 

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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