ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/17/14

SpaceX-5 Launch Status:  The static test fire scheduled yesterday was started, but aborted shortly after engine ignition.  SpaceX is currently evaluating any impacts to the schedule.

Robonaut:  Virts reviewed a Robonaut video in preparation for upcoming operations.  This was the first time motor power was applied to Robonaut following the addition of the legs and upgraded processors.  Crew unstowed and set up Robonaut in the US Lab, installing cables for power, motion stop, and Ethernet communications.  The ground teams deployed software and received telemetry from Robonaut. However, were unable to obtain the commanded leg movement that was planned for the day.  Ground teams are assessing a forward plan.  Robonaut is a dexterous humanoid robot designed with the versatility and dexterity to manipulate hardware, exhibit greater endurance than humans and react safely when bumped or interacted with in a way that was not expected.

Synchronized Position, Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) – Vertigo:  Cristoforetti performed a unit test, initialized SPHERES software, transferred data from the Vertigo hardware and downlinked files for ground review.  This activity was performed in preparation for the SPHERES Vertigo session scheduled for mid January 2015.   The SPHERES-Vertigo investigation uses free-flying satellites and is designed to demonstrate and test, in a complex environment, enhanced technologies and techniques related to visual inspection and navigation. This effort incorporates hardware and software that enables multiple SPHERES to construct three dimensional (3D) models of a target object. Additionally, this investigation explores how well the SPHERES free-flyers then perform relative navigation solely by reference to these 3D models.

Japanese Experiment Module Airlock (JEMAL) Status:  Wilmore worked with ground teams to configure the JEMAL and has removed the Cyclops launcher platform from the JEMAL slide table.  After Cyclops removal, crew installed the Small Fine Arm Airlock Attachment Mechanism (SAM) to the slide table and the Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) in preparation for future deployments.  In addition, the crew has performed Cyclops troubleshooting on suspect airlock capture mechanism limit switches.  

Sabatier Accumulator Purge:  Today the crew performed a manual purge of the Sabatier accumulator in preparation for the Sabatier compressor change out planned for tomorrow.  The crew collected a small amount of water from the purge that will be returned to the ground to support the laminar flow element blockage investigation.

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

  • XF305 Camcorder Settings Adjustment
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Extension to JPM Side
  • CYCLOPS – Experiment Ops
  • JEM AL Micro Switch Failure Troubleshooting
  • Airlock Attachment Mechanism (SAM) Installation
  • JEM Airlock -Releasing Capture Mechanism
  • Installation of Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP)
  • JEMAL – MPEP Capture
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table Retraction from JPM Side
  • ROBONAUT – Experiment Procedure Review and Video Viewing
  • Regeneration of БМП Ф1 Micropurification Cartridge (start)
  • R2 – Robonaut Unstow and Powerup 
  • R2-BACKPACK – Power Cycling
  • Robonaut Mobility Watch
  • R2 – Robonaut Hardware Power Down and Stowage
  • Filling (separation) of EDV (KOV) for Electron from EDV-SV for АСУ
  • Installation of overlay sheets on FGB interior panels & disinfectant treatment
  • SEISMOPROGNOZ. Seismoprognoz Application Replacement
  • HMS Visual Testing Activity
  • Photography of SM Interior Panels (322,335)
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – Vision Questionnaire
  • BIOCARD. Experiment Ops
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS):  Tonometry Test
  • OTKLIK. Hardware Check / r/g 7409
  • HMS Visual Testing Activity
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – Vision Questionnaire
  • КЦП1 1553 Bus Initialization Check – preparation
  • Video for Roscosmos TV Studio
  • HRF- Sample collection setup
  • SPHERES Vertigo Data Download
  • SPHERES Vertigo Data Transfer from one computer to another
  • ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position Verification
  • BRI Cleaning. (as necessary)
  • СТТС Configuration for MRM1
  • Replacement of Н1 replaceable Unit in MRM1 ГК1 fluid loop
  • PAO Event
  • ПФ1, ПФ2 Dust Filter Replacement and В1, В2 Fan Grille Cleaning in DC1.
  • Restore Nominal Comm Configuration
  • БМП Ф1 Absorption Cartridge Regeneration (termination)

Completed Task List Items

  • CHeCS Rack Stowage Reconfig Part 1 [In work]

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Nominal commanding
  • JEMAL configuration in support of Cyclops removal

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 12/18: Dragon Cargo review/conference, Vision test, HRF Urine Ops, PPFS Maintenance
  • Friday, 12/19: SpaceX-5 launch, USOS Crew Partial Duty, Ultrasound, HRF Urine Ops
  • Saturday, 12/20: Weekly Cleaning, 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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