ISS Daily Summary Report – 02/19/15

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparation:  The USOS crew members performed final preparations for the upcoming EVAs.  Today, they reviewed the detailed EVA timeline, briefing package, and crib sheet then completed final tool configuration. In addition, they set up the Equipment Lock, EMUs, and ancillary hardware to support the upcoming EVA. The EVA to install International Docking Adapter (IDA) cables is now scheduled for Saturday, 21 February. 

Aniso Tubule:  Virts injected water into an Aniso sample chamber and stowed the chamber into MELFI cold stowage.  This began run #8, which will continue for 9 days.  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.

Urine Processor Assembly (UPA) Status:  Flight Controllers power-cycled the UPA this morning, took it to standby for 6 hours and observed no recurrences of the high pressure fault from the P11 pressure switch. They then commanded UPA to process and the high pressure fault recurred after about an hour. The Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) remains configured for internal tank (EDV), while ground teams continue to investigate the UPA issue.

Network Monitoring System (NMS) Software Deploy:  Overnight, the NMS software was successfully deployed on the NMS laptop.  The NMS laptop will provide near real time network monitoring for greater insight into the Joint Station Local Area Network (JSL).

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

  • HRF Saliva Sample Collection & MELFI Insertion
  • BIOPLENKA (BIOFILM). Activation of Cryogem-03 at +37 deg C setting
  • USOS EVA Tool Configuration
  • PILLE dosimeter data Download & placement before USOS EVA
  • Installation of ЛКТ (ТА251М1Б) No.1417726329 and ROM No.1417726937 (СМ1РО_3_314_1, bag 427-1 (00063501R)) in ТКГ 425 (SM Aft)
  • Pre-EVA Crew Health Status – [Deferred]
  • Periodic Health Status
  • RGN – Initiate Drain into TUBSS
  • Pre-EVA Crew Health Status Data Entry and Stow [Deferred]
  • Fill Payload Water Reservoir PWR1 of 2 from PWD Aux Port
  • BIOCARD. Experiment Ops
  • ANISO – Sample Setup & Ziploc bag insertion into MELFI
  • RGN – Initiate Drain into TUBSS
  • BIOCARD. Photography of the Experiment Ops
  • Fill Payload Water Reservoir PWR2 of 2 from PWD Aux Port
  • ПФ1-4 Dust Filter Cartridge Replacement in SM (ФГБ1ПГО_4_419_1, Zone 28Б enclosure).
  • Connecting HDV Sony HVR-Z7E camcorder and Running NASA MPEG-2 Viewer application
  • Orthostatic Stability Evaluation with LBNP
  • Preparation for J850 Connector Safing
  • USOS EVA Tool Audit
  • Deactivation of HDV Sony HVR-Z7E camcorder and Closing of NASA MPEG-2 Viewer application
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • US EVA Procedure Review & Conference
  • ТКГ 425 (SM Aft) Transfers and IMS Ops
  • Equipment Lock Preparation
  • Psychological Evaluation Program (WinSCAT)
  • TV Greetings (Ku + S-band)
  • HAM Radio Session from Columbus
  • ISS – HAM RADIO Power Down
  • BIOPLENKA (BIOFILM). Fixation of Constanta No.3-1 cassette biofilm and setup in TBU-V No.04. Insertion of Constanta kit for incubation into Cryogem-03

Completed Task List Items

  • ATV-5 Reentry imagery camera- downlink and deactivation
  • Torque wrench relocate

Ground Activities
All activities are completed unless otherwise noted.

  • SSRMS and SPDM Maneuver to Translate Configuration
  • MT Translation from WS6 to WS2 in prep for EVA viewing support

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Friday, 02/20: EVA Procedure Review, Crew Off Duty
  • Saturday, 02/21: EVA#29 IDA Cable Deployment 
  • Sunday, 02/22: EVA Debrief, EVA Tool Configuration, Weekly Cleaning, Crew Day Off 

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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