ISS Daily Summary Report – 02/16/15

Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV)-5 Undocking:  ATV-5 successfully undocked from the Service Module Aft docking port Saturday, February 14th at 7:42 am CST.  On Sunday, ATV-5 performed its final de-orbit burn prior to destructive reentry, which took place shortly after noon CST. The crew monitored and took photographs of ATV’s departure from ISS and smoke trail after reentry. 

Ocular Health (OH):  Acting as the Crew Medical Officer (CMO), Cristoforetti set up and performed a blood pressure measurement and tonometry test on Virts as part of his flight day 90 regular series of exams for Ocular Health.  The Ocular Health protocol is a systematic gathering of physiological data to characterize the risk of microgravity-induced visual impairment / intracranial pressure in ISS crewmembers.  Researchers believe the measurement of visual, vascular and central nervous system changes over the course of this experiment and during the subsequent post flight recovery will assist in the development of countermeasures, clinical monitoring strategies, and clinical practice guidelines.

Multi-mission Consolidated Equipment (MCE) EarthRim:  Wilmore set up a camera in Cupola for sequential auto photo shooting to support the Earth Rim experiment. The Multi-mission Consolidated Equipment (MCE) investigation consists of five small unique instruments that are located at Equipment Exchange Unit (EER) site 8 on the Japanese Experiment Module – Exposed Facility (JEF).  Several photos taken by a digital still camera from the Cupola window give the Ionosphereic Mesoshpere Upper Atmosphere and Plasamasphere mapping (IMAP) investigation further observation data and enhance research outcome(A-IMAP/Earth Rim observation) with simultaneous observations.

Remote Power Control Module (RPCM) Change Out:  Yesterday, the Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) and set up the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) and Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) to change out the previously failed RPCM P12B_C.  The new RPCM was powered up without incident, and the failed RPCM was placed into its new stowage slot and survival heater power was applied.  The SSRMS and SPDM were then maneuvered to a park position ready translation from Mobile Transporter (MT) Worksite (WS) 6 to WS2 on 19 February, where the MSS will be for the upcoming USOS EVAs. 

Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) 3003 and 3005 On-orbit Fitcheck Verification (OFV):  Wilmore, Virts and Cristoforetti performed EMU OFV to confirm the correct sizing of the EMUs and conducted communications and data checks.  They made fit adjustments based on any physical changes that have occurred while on-orbit.  Following the OFV, the crew performed additional characterization of the EMU 3005 Fan Pump Separator (FPS) current data. The EVA to install International Docking Assembly (IDA) cables is scheduled for this Friday, February 20th. 

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

  • HRF. Urine sample collection & Sample MELFI Insertion
  • Calf Volume Measurement
  • Tank 1 of 2 filling from PWD auxiliary port
  • В3 Fan Screen Cleaning in DC1.
  • BAR. Experiment Ops
  • Study of veins in lower extremities
  • Monthly ARED monitoring
  • Tank 2 of 2 filling from PWD Aux Port
  • BIOME – Questionnaire Completion
  • HMS Visual Testing Activity
  • Connecting cable to Laptop NMS
  • Regeneration of БМП Ф1 Micropurification Cartridge (start)
  • ARED Lubrication
  • RGN. Recycle Tank Fill
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – Vision Questionnaire
  • HMS Visual Testing Activity
  • Study of veins in lower extremities
  • Ocular Health (OH) Blood Pressure Operations
  • Ocular Health (OH) – Tonometry Test Configuration
  • Ocular Health (OH) Tonometry Ops – Test Subject
  • Deinstallation of РСЕ Z0000 Box (МБРЛ) in ISS SM.
  • PROBOY, Auto Recorder [AP] Functionality Check
  • Ocular Health (OH) – Stowage after Tonometry Test
  • ПФ1, ПФ2 Dust Filter Replacement and В1, В2 Fan Grille Cleaning in DC1 (ФГБ1ПГО_4_419_1, Zone 28Б container) Reflect changes in IMS. Report to MCC on the level of contamination
  • 24-hour ECG (start)
  • JAXA Earth Rim Observation Preparation
  • METOX Cartrige and LLB Installation in the EMU
  • NAPOR-miniRSA. Review Radiogram and gather equipment
  • Replacement of CO2 Filter Unit ИК0501. Install No.156 (00062969R, СМ1РО_4_449_1).
  • WRS Water Sample Analysis
  • Deinstallation of РСЕ Z0000 Box (МБРЛ) in ISS SM.
  • Video Footage for Channel One
  • EVA – Equipment Lock Preparation
  • Atmosphere Control and Supply (ACS) High Pressure Oxygen Bypass Configuration
  • EMU Preparation for USOS EVA
  • Inspection and Photography of Thermal Control System [СТР] Pipes in SM ПрК
  • SM Interior Reconfiguration to initial position after removal of PCE hardware
  • USOS EVA EMU Preparation Support
  • EMU test 3005 amp
  • Exercise data downlink
  • EMU fit check
  • EARTH – Data Saving
  • EVA – Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFER) Latch Familiarization
  • Computer Based Training on Medical Ops (CBT)
  • SPLANH. Preparation for the Experiment
  • Bringing Atmosphere Control and Supply (ACS) to Nominal Configuration
  • Re-connect Cables on КСК2 from PCE to БКИПН (TVM-1H). 
  • TOCA Data Recording
  • Autonomous Mission Operations (AMO) – Hardware Test & TOCA Activity Planning
  • БМП Ф1 Absorption Cartridge Regeneration (termination)

Completed Task List Items

  • IMAX Russian Segment IVA Scene

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • RPCM change out related commanding
  • UHF activation/deactivation in support of EMU OFV

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 02/17: GO Pro Camera Charging, OCT, Fundoscope, Regen ECLSS Tank R&R, EVA Procedure Review, CubeSat Hardware Retrieval,
  • Wednesday, 02/18: EVA Preparation, REBA Install and Checkout, Safer Install, EVA Camera Configuration, Cubesat Deployer Install onto JEMAL Slide Table, Cognition Test Operations
  • Thursday, 02/19: Half duty day, OH Cardiac Ops, Pre-EVA HMS Ops, EVA Tool Configuration and Audit, EVA Procedure Review, Saliva Ops 

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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