ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/03/14

Russian Joint Research (RJR) Surface Sampling:  Serova performed air sampling in USOS Segment Modules (Columbus, Japanese Pressurized Module (JPM), Lab, Node 1, 2, and 3).  The investigation refines locations and surfaces prone to microbial contamination throughout the ISS, share monitoring technologies and data between NASA and Roscosmos, and provides a scientific basis for decisions about future microbial monitoring – both on ISS through its extended life, and on other future human exploration spacecraft.

Sally Ride EarthKam:  Samukutyaev and Wiseman set up EarthKam payload components in the Node 2 nadir window for a week long imaging session by middle school students. 

Zebra fish Muscle:  The crew performed periodic water maintenance on the Aquatic habitat.  For the Zebra fish that were previously preserved with paraformaldehyde, the crew performed a Zebra fixative exchange, replacing the chemical with a buffer solution.  The samples were then returned to cold stowage in the Minus Eighty degree Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI).

Muscle Atrophy Research and Exercise System (MARES):   Wilmore retrieved the Crew transfer bag containing the MARES battery and stowed it in the Columbus in front of the MARES Payload in preparation for battery change out operations.

Biological Rhythms 48 hour:  Wiseman set up the digital walk holter electrocardiogram (ECG) and Actiwatch Spectrum equipment then started the first half of two separate 24-hour recordings.   The objective of this study is to examine the accurate circadian variation of cardiac autonomic function by space flight. The crew will wear an Actiwatch for 96 hours and an ECG for 48 hours. 

EVA Mobility Unit (EMU) Fan Troubleshooting and Water Loop Flush:  Last week during an EMU Loop Scrub, the Fan Pump Separator (FPS) associated EMU 3005 failed to spin up. Today, Wilmore performed an inspection on the FPS that revealed no visible water. Wilmore continued with the flush and fill of the system and obtained a sample for return on Soyuz 39S. A new fan pump separator is scheduled to launch on Soyuz 41S.

Today’s Planned Activities  

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Inspection of СМ-У connector on МНР-НС separator pump in АСУ behind panel 139 and line 5182-03 from Pretreat And Water Dispenser (ДКиВ) to МНР in its transparent section
  • HRF- urine and blood sampling and stowage of samples
  • MORZE. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake
  • ТКГ 424 (DC1) Transfers and IMS Ops
  • HMS – sight inspection
  • HRF – retrieval of samples and centrifuge deactivation
  • Microbial Air Sampler (MAS) Kit Sample Collection in USOS
  • Preparation of acoustic dosimeters
  • EMU – troubleshooting
  • ABOUT GAGARIN FROM SPACE. HAM Radio Session with D. F. Ustinov VoyenMekh BGTU Students (St. Petersburg)
  • ZEBRA – water sampling
  • ТКГ 424 (DC1) Transfers and IMS Ops
  • BLR48 – experiment start
  • WHC – refill
  • EVA- EMU 3003 install/refill
  • EMU 3005 cleaning and powerdown
  • Microbial Air Sampler (MAS) Kit Sample Collection in USOS
  • PAO event
  • CRHYT – data recording
  • Condensate sampling
  • BODYM – equipment setup and preparation for measurements
  • MORZE. Logging Liquid and Food Intake (Medicine)
  • ATV cabin fan cleaning and photography
  • Replacement of Urine receptacle
  • EKAM – Experiment OBT
  • Search for batteries and their installation in MARES equipment.
  • CUBESAT – review
  • ТК 713 Pre-pack
  • EKAM – equipment installation in Node2
  • Radiation monitors installation
  • IMS update
  • SM interior panels photography
  • MORZE. Prep ops
  • PL «Zebrafish»: buffer treatment & replacement of fixing solution

Completed Task List Items

  • Hardware Command Panel (HCP) and cable stow 

Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • UHF activation in support of EMU Activity
  • Lab CDRA Activation/Deactivation in order to augment the Node 3 CDRA

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 11/4: Crew departure prep, MPEP removal, SAM removal
  • Wednesday, 11/5: Emergency Roles & Responsibilities review, Ocular Health, Zebra Fish water exchange
  • Thursday, 10/6: OBT Soyuz Drill, Crew departure prep

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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