ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/23/14

41 Soyuz (41S) Launch and Dock:  41S launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 3:01pm CST today with Shkaplerov, Cristoforetti, and Virts onboard. After orbital insertion, the vehicle deployed its antennas and solar arrays nominally then proceeded with a 4-orbit rendezvous with ISS.  Docking to the MRM-1 module occurred at 8:49 PM CST with hatch opening subsequently taking place at 11:03 PM CST. Today’s succesful docking, increased the ISS crew compliment from 3 to 6 crewmembers.

Sound Level Meter (SLM) Operations:  Wilmore performed this routine activity to measure the acoustic environment in the habitable areas of the ISS. The data collected will be downlinked and reviewed by specialists to determine if any mitigation steps are required for the various modules.

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

  • BIOSIGNAL. CRYOGEM-03 refrigerator-thermostat Setup
  • Closing USOS Window Shutters
  • СОЖ Maintenance. SM and FGB СВО, СГО, АСУ СПКУ Counter, POTOK Air Purification System Data Calldowns
  • RR – Inventory Audit
  • ISS – HAM RADIO Deactivation
  • Closing USOS Window Shutters
  • Morning Inspection. Laptop RS1(2) Reboot
  • SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band)
  • SLM data transfer
  • Activation of ТК 714 Gas Analyzer (MRM2)
  • Hatch Opening TV PAO Procedure Review.
  • Post-arrival Crew quarter Outfitting
  • MPEG2 Multicast Test via Ku-band (Activation/Deactivation of TV data and MPEG2 Multicast controls) Closing Shutters on windows 6,8,9,12,13,14
  • СТТС configuration for ТК 715 docking to MRM1
  • Preparation ТК 715 for Docking to MRM1
  • SLM data transfer
  • Monitoring Soyuz 715 Rendezvous with ISS (MRM1)
  • Activation of MPEG2 Multicast TV Coder
  • On MCC Go Activation of mpeg2 multicast video recording mode
  • On MCC Go Switch MRM1 PEV – ТК to ЭЛЕКТ УПР (ELECTR CONTR) position
  • Closing CP SSC Laptop Applications and Downlink of MPEG2 Multicast via OCA
  • On MCC Go ТК 715 – MRM1 Interface Leak Check / Start Drying 2 Orlan Suits
  • Comm Reconfiguration for Nominal Ops after 715 Docking
  • Hardware Setup in SM for “Expedition 42 Arrival” TV PAO Coverage from SM
  • Equipment Setup in MRM1 for “Hatch Opening” TV Coverage from MRM1
  • ТК-MRM1 transfer hatch opening, TV coverage of Expedition 42 Arrival
  • ТК – MRM1 transfer hatches opening, TV coverage of Expedition 42 Arrival
  • Handover of the 3rd space suit for drying in ТПК 714
  • TV System Deactivation. Closing Applications and Deactivation of TV data monitoring
  • Drying the 3rd spacesuit in ТПК 714 – start
  • Safety briefing after ТК 715 docking
  • Preparation of reports for Roscosmos site
  • Life On The Station Photo and Video / r/g
  • ECON-M. Observations and Photography
  • URAGAN Observations and Photography / r/g

Completed Task List Items

  • Food Warmer mod kit installation completion
  • IMAX Soyuz scene [In work]

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • System Commanding associated with 40S Docking

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Monday, 11/24:  Crew Off Duty Day
  • Tuesday, 11/25:  Emergency Roles and Responsibilities, ISS Crew Orientation and Handover
  • Wednesday, 11/26:  Cyclops/Spinsat Install onto JEMAL, MCD and Coliform Water Processing, ELITE-S2 Setup, EPM Lockers Refill, Marangoni Deformation10

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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