ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/14/14

3D Printing in Zero-G:  Wilmore completed a review of the 3D printing in Zero-G payload overview and procedures in preparation for next week’s scheduled activity.  The 3D printing in Zero–G technology demonstration experiment aims to validate extrusion-based additive manufacturing technology’s ability to function in a micro-gravity environment.

Seedling Growth-2 Experiment:  Wilmore performed the second of three data collection sessions for the Seedling Growth-2 experiment.  During this session Wilmore removed the Experiment Containers (ECs) from the European Modular Cultivation System (EMCS), processed and photographed the samples and placed them in a Minus Eighty degree Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) for freezing and stowage until return on a later flight.  He then installed four ECs on EMCS Rotor A for the third experiment run. Seedling Growth-2 is the second part of the Seedling Growth Experiment series that uses the plant Arabidopsis thaliana to determine the effects of gravity on cellular signaling mechanisms of phototropism and to investigate cell growth and proliferation responses to light stimulation in microgravity conditions.

Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) Backup Drive System (BDS) Reconfiguration:  Wilmore configured cables and performed a checkout of the JEMRMS BDS.  This checkout was performed as preparation for the SpaceX-5 mission, when the JEMRMS will be used to transfer external payloads.

Compound Specific Analyzer-Combustible Products (CSA-CP) Activation and Checkout:  Wilmore completed the final checkout and deployment of the 4 CSA-CPs that were delivered to the ISS on 40S.

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

  • Morning Inspection. Laptop RS1(2), RSS1,2 Reboot
  • SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test
  • BRI Temperature Check / r/g 7186
  • Biochemical Urine Test / МО Book 2 11.2 pp. 11-3 through 11-4 (3,4)
  • HRF Urine Sample Collection & MELFI Insertion
  • URISYS Hardware Stowage / МО Book 2 11.4 p. 11-7 (7)
  • ISS crew and ГОГУ (RSA Flight Control Management Team) weekly conference / r/g 7170
  • JEMRMS – BDS Reconfiguration
  • Check Intermodular Connections and RS Ethernet jacks.
  • Downlink of ТКГ424 Docking Video Files via OCA / r/g 7196
  • Compound Specific Analyzer-Combustion (CSA-CP) Checkout
  • PWS1 – Cable Swap
  • KHIMIYA OBRAZOVANIYE. Globe Box Setup. / r/g 7183
  • PWS1 – Cable Connection
  • ABOUT GAGARIN FROM SPACE. HAM Radio Session with Charles de Gaulle School (Dijon, France) / r/g 7182
  • JEMRMS Back Up Controller (BUC) Power On, checkout, power off, and closeout
  • Life On The Station Photo and Video / r/g 6884
  • KHIMIYA OBRAZOVANIYE. Sfera-S Session. / r/g 7183
  • Water Recovery and Management Potable Water Bus Sampling
  • IMS tagup (S-band) / r/g 7193
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill from EDV
  • Installation of Insert-Cable to recover ССД 305 Light Unit Control. / r/g 7191
  • Video for Roscosmos TV Studio / r/g 7192
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – Food Frequency Questionnaire
  • ТКГ 424 (DC1) Transfers and IMS Ops + r/g 7018, 7034
  • Zero-G – Experiment Session Overview
  • SDGR2 – Hardware Replacement
  • Video Of Greetings Video for Roscosmos TV Studio / r/g 7192, 7195
  • SDGR2 – Sample MELFI Insertion
  • KHIMIYA OBRAZOVANIYE. Closeout Ops. / r/g 7183
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill from EDV

Completed Task List Items

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities have been completed unless otherwise noted.

  • ETCS Loop A Ops Data Parameters Update
  • Nominal Ground Commanding 

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 11/15:  Crew off duty
  • Sunday, 11/16:  Crew off duty
  • Monday, 11/17:  JEM Freezer-Refrigerator Of STirling cycle (FROST) Epoxy Putty Trial, 3D Printer setup & monitoring 

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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