ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/09/15

Capillary Flow Experiments-2 (CFE-2):  Virts reviewed CFE Vane Gap test operations and crew procedures.  He then completed the setup, which includes retrieving CFE hardware, preparing the Maintenance Work Area (MWA) work surface only, securing the CFE hardware on the MWA, and positioning the HD Camcorder. He prepared a CFE-2 Vane Gap vessel for testing by partially disassembling the vessel. Selected perforations were drained and dried and the vessel re-assembled using the MWA. The Capillary Flow Experiment-2 furthers research on wetting, which is a liquid’s ability to spread across a surface, and its impact over large length scales in strange container shapes in microgravity environments. This work will improve our capabilities to quickly and accurately predict how related processes occur, and allow us to design better systems to process liquids aboard spacecraft (i.e., liquid fuel tanks, thermals fluids, and water processing for life support).

Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) Adapter Plate Installation and Cargo Operations:  Wilmore and Cristoforetti installed adapter plates on several ATV rack fronts.  These plates ensure that cargo bags stowed within the racks will not shift during ATV post-departure operations.  In addition, cargo bags can be strapped to the adapter plates allowing for additional cargo to be stowed outside the rack volume.  Two adapter plates will be temporarily stowed for later installation on two locations that require access just prior to hatch closure.

Acoustic Dosimeter Data Download:  Acoustic dosimeter collection sessions have been performed this week using 2 dosimeters.  During the week, each of the crewmembers wore a dosimeter for a 24 hour collection session.  Following the last crew worn session, the dosimeters were deployed in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Pressurized Module (JPM) starboard end cone closeout panel and in the Node 3 near the treadmill for 24 hours.  Today, Cristoforetti retrieved the two dosimeters and downloaded the data from all the sessions to a Station Support Computer (SSC) and then stowed the dosimeters.

Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Fault:  Following the changeout of the Pressure Control Pump Assembly (PCPA) yesterday, the Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) was configured for UPA processing and two successful process cycles have been completed. 

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

  • Installation of ATV Adapter Plates
  • BAR. Experiment Ops / r/g 7668
  • SM Air Sampling for FREON Using АК-1М Sampler
  • Collecting SM and FGB Air Samples Using АК-1М Sampler
  • MRM2 comm config to support voice comm for the experiment
  • Kulonovskiy Kristall Experiment Run. / r/g 7667
  • HAM radio session from Columbus
  • WSTA fill
  • Acoustic Dosimeters – Data Transfer and Stowage
  • MRM2 Comm Reconfig for Nominal Ops
  • CFE Procedure Review
  • KULONOVSKIY KRISTALL. Copy and Downlink Data via РСПИ / r/g 7667
  • CFE – Vane Gap Disassembly and Perforation Prep
  • OBSTANOVKA. Download of Obstanovka P/L Data from БСПН to RSS1 (start) / r/g 7669
  • В3 Fan Screen Cleaning in DC1
  • EPO:  Food and recycling
  • SPHERES smartphone navigation demo
  • ATV cargo ops
  • Food Frequency Questionnaire
  • Urine Transfer from EDV-U to WDS tank using compressor
  • ISS RS ODF Inventory Audit / r/g 7623
  • Cleaning ВД1 and ВД2 Air Ducts in DC1
  • WORF ELC battery replacement
  • D4 and D3 camera sensor cleaning
  • Food Frequency Questionnaire
  • Life On The Station Photo and Video / r/g 7290
  • CFE – Test Operations
  • OBSTANOVKA. Obstanovka P/L Data Download from БСПН to RSS1 (termination) / r/g 7669
  • Download Pille Dosimeter Readings / r/g 7665

Completed Task List Items

  • ATV5 foam restow

Ground Activities
All activities have been completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Nominal commanding
  • Capacity Test for Battery Set 2B1 [In Work]

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 01/10:  SpaceX-5 Launch, Dragon ROBOT OBT, Weekly Cleaning, Crew Day Off
  • Sunday, 01/11:  Crew Day Off
  • Monday, 01/12: Dragon Rendezvous, Capture, and Berth, Vestibule Outfitting, Node 2 CPA Removal

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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