ISS Daily Summary Report – 02/10/15

SpaceX-5 Dragon Departure:  Today, the crew configured the Dragon/Node-2 vestibule for demate by  disconnecting Air Revitalization System (ARS) jumper, both power and data jumpers, and installed the Center Disk Cover then closed the Node 2 Nadir Hatch.   Later, they depressurized and pressure checked the vestibule.  Dragon was then unberthed from the Node 2 Nadir docking port and released by the crew utilizing the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) at 1:11pm CST.  Later this afternoon, Dragon will perform a deorbit burn at ~5:49pm CST which sets the stage for a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean landing zone at ~6:44pm CST this evening. 

Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) Configuration:  Virts reconfigured power cables to the   microscope and laptop and performed checks to verify synchronization with ground commanding.   This activity was performed in preparation for the Plant Rotation experiment operations planned for later this week.

Aniso Tubule:  Virts prepared for the Aniso Tubule observations by retrieving a sample from the Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) and set up on the Aquatic Habitat microscope.  The sample observation is started by ground commanding after sample installation and continues over 48 hours.  Experimenters will examine growth modifications of Arabidopsis hypocotyls and the changing orientation of cortical microtubule under microgravity conditions in space. Scientists will further observe changes in dynamics of cortical microtubules and microtubule-associated proteins by observing Arabidopsis hypocotyls and microtubule-associated proteins with a fluorescence microscope.

Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutrons (RADI-N2):  Cristoforetti retrieved all 8 detectors from the deployed location in the US Lab and handed off the units to the Russian crew for processing all detectors in the Bubble Reader.  The Radi-N2 Neutron Field Study (Radi-N2) is a follow on investigation designed to characterize the neutron radiation environment aboard the ISS.  Eight neutron “bubble detectors” produced by the Canadian company Bubble Technology Industries are attached to fixed locations inside the ISS, including one carried by a crewmember. The objective of this investigation is to better characterize the ISS neutron environment and define the risk posed to the crewmembers’ health and provide the data necessary to develop advanced protective measures for future space flight.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparation:  Wilmore and Virts configured EVA tools, reviewed training material, and became familiar with International Docking Adapter (IDA) cable hardware that will be installed during the upcoming EVA.  The EVA to install the IDA cables is scheduled for 20 February, 2015.

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Today, the Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the MSS in the hot backup configuration and set up the SSRMS for unberthing SpaceX-5 Dragon.  The ISS Crew unbolted and unlatched the Dragon from the Node 2 Nadir Common Berthing System (CBM) and then the Robotic Ground Controllers used the SSRMS to unberth it and maneuvered it to the release position.  The crew then released the Dragon and, once it had drifted out of the Latching End Effector (LEE) cavity, they backed the SSRMS away from it then commanded Dragon departure.  After departure, the Robotics Ground Controllers maneuvered the SSRMS to a park position and supported a video survey of the Node2 Nadir CBM.  MSS performance today was nominal. 

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

  • ВКС Laptops Antivirus Software Checkout and Report to MCC
  • Video Footage of Greetings
  • RGN – Remove and Replace
  • MSPR – Hardware Activation
  • Periodic Fitness Evaluation – Nom Ops (subject)
  • RS1, RS2, RS3 Laptops Inspection And Cleaning
  • RELAXATION. Hardware Setup
  • RGN – Initiate drain into EDV
  • RELAKSATSIYA. Setting Parameters
  • RWS – Activation of DCP
  • Closing USOS Window Shutters
  • RGN – Terminate drain into EDV
  • RELAKSATSIYAObservation
  • Photo T/V (P/TV) Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Exercise Video Setup
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill from EDV
  • BCAT – Battery Charge
  • Collecting SM and FGB Air Samples Using АК-1М Sampler
  • Dragon Vestibule Configuration for Demate
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill from EDV
  • MATRYOSHKA-R BUBBLE-dosimeter gathering and readings
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill from EDV
  • RADIN – Retrieval of dosimeters from deployed locations
  • RADIN – Handover of Dosimeters to the Russian Crew
  • RELAKSATSIYA. Closeout Ops
  • Dragon/Node 2 Vestibule Depress
  • RGN – Remove depress hose for nominal operations
  • CWC Fill – Part 1
  • Replacing СРВК-2М (БКО) Multifiltration Unit.
  • Video Footage for Channel One
  • CWC Fill – Part 2
  • ANISO – Retrieving samples and preparation for observation
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill from EDV
  • Crew Command Panel (CCP) Cable Route and Checkout
  • Camcorder Setup to View LAB Remote Workstation (RWS) Monitor 1
  • WRS Water Sample Analysis
  • EVA Tool Config
  • Audit of Lights in RS (SM, MRM1, MRM2, DC1)
  • Node 2 – Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) Demate
  • ТКГ424 (DC1) Stowage and IMS Ops
  • Bone Densitometer (BD) – Glove Bag Setup & Retrieval from MELFI
  • BCAT Battery Swap
  • Connector Training
  • FMK Deployment Ops
  • Grab Sample Container (GSC) Sampling Operations
  • RWS – System Config for Dragon Release
  • TOCA Data Recording
  • Preparation for SSRMS Dragon Release from Node 2 Nadir
  • SSRMS Dragon Release from Node 2 Nadir
  • Crew Command Panel (CCP) Cable Routing

Completed Task List Items

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Commanding associated with SpaceX Dragon departure

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Wednesday, 02/11: HMS Vision Test, ARED Grip Tape Install, BP Reg Hardware setup, EVA Tool Prep, EMU Fit Check, CubeSat Deploy Procedure Review, Columbus Stowage Consol, Bone Densitometer, Plant Rotation Sample Prep, Node 2 IMV Duct Removal
  • Thursday, 02/12: BP Reg Ops, OCT, ATV Cargo Ops, JSSOD MPEP Removal, Cubesat Quad Mod Install, Frost Ice Pack Install, HMS Fundoscope
  • Friday, 02/13: Node 2 IDA Ethernet Install, EVA Tool Config, REBR Activation & Install

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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