ISS Daily Summary Report – 02/09/15

SpaceX-5 Departure Preparations:  The crew performed final cargo loading today. Once loading was complete, they closed the Dragon hatch and configured the Node 2 vestibule including installation of the Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) Controller Panel Assemblies (CPAs).  SpaceX-5 unberth activities are scheduled to start tomorrow morning at ~10:20am CST with the crew releasing Dragon at ~1:10pm CST, utilizing the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS).

Japanese Experiment Module Airlock (JEMAL):  Following last week’s cubesat deployment, Wilmore worked with ground teams to configure the JEMAL for pressurization and leak checks today.  The JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (SSOD) and Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) will be removed from the JEMAL slide table later this week.

Double cold bag pack:  Virts and Cristoforetti reviewed reference materials and procedures, then transferred samples and the required ice bricks from ISS cold stowage to six double cold bags in preparation for SpaceX-5 departure tomorrow.

Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) 3011 Fan Pump Separator (FPS) Status:  Over the weekend, the crew removed the FPS from EMU 3011 and packed it for return on SpaceX-5.  During recent maintenance activities, the FPS had failed to operate.

Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Right Upper Stop Cable Status:  The right upper stop cable for ARED failed over the weekend and has been replaced with a pristine spare.  The cable that failed over the weekend is the degraded cable which was installed last Thursday.  The newly failed unit was subsequently packed for return onboard SpaceX-5.

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

  • Double Cold Bag (DCB) Packing
  • JEMAL – Pressurization
  • VIRU. Battery Charge
  • MRM2 comm config to support voice comm for the experiment
  • Kulonovskiy Kristall Experiment Run
  • Double Cold Bag (DCB) Packing for Return 
  • Install LTA Restraint Bag on EMU 3011
  • EMU replacement for EVA and tool config
  • MRM2 Comm Reconfig for Nominal Ops
  • JEMAL – Leak check
  • KULONOVSKYI KRISTALL. Copy and Downlink Data
  • Video shooting for Channel 1
  • Auxiliary Laptop Anti-Virus Update
  • VIZIR. Experiment Ops
  • BCAT Camera Checkout
  • Dragon Final & Center Stack Transfers
  • MRM1 Fan Screen Cleaning (group B). Vacuum Cleaning area behind panels 405, 406.
  • Verification of ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position
  • Download Pille Dosimeter Readings
  • MPEG-2 Video Downlink Test via Ku-band prior to Progress 425 docking to the ISS
  • Dragon Cargo Operations Conference
  • VIRU. Software Update
  • Video shooting for Channel
  • Toilet [АСУ] Inserts Audit
  • Dragon – Rendezvous and Prox Ops Program (RPOP) Review
  • Dragon – Egress, Hatch Closure, & Install tape over seal between Dragon hatch and bulkhead
  • VIRU. Hardware Setup for Relaksatsiya Experiment
  • Node 2 Nadir CBM Controller Panel Assembly (CPA) Installation
  • VIRU. Hardware parameter adjustment for Relaksatsiya Experiment
  • ATV – BUC Setup (Break-Up Camera)
  • VIRU. Earch Observation Relaksatsiya Experiment
  • SM АСП-О cover sealing mechanism maintenance
  • VIRU. Closeout Ops and Hardware Teardown after Relaksatsiya Experiment
  • ATV5 Closeout Photos
  • Exercise data downlink
  • VIRU. Fill out and Downlink VIRU Log Sheet
  • RELAKSATSIYA. Relaksatsiya P/L Battery Charge

Completed Task List Items

  • ATV Cargo Ops [In work]
  • ARED upper stop cable parts 1 & 2

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • JEMAL Pressurization Monitoring
  • MPEG-2 Video Downlink Test in preparation for ATV-5 undock.

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 02/10: Regen ECLSS Recycle Tank R&R, Aniso Tubule Observation, EVA Tool Config, Dragon Demate and Release
  • Wednesday, 02/11: HMS Vision Test, ARED Grip Tape Install, BP Reg hardware Installl, Force Shoes ARED Ops, EVA Tool Prep, EMU Fit Check, Bone Densitometer, Plant Rotation Sample Prep
  • Thursday, 02/12: BP Reg Ops, OCT, ATV Cargo Ops, JSSOD MPEP Removal, Frost Ice Pack Install, HMS Fundoscope

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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