ISS Daily Summary Report – 02/26/15

Post Extravehicular Activity (EVA) 30 Activities:  All 3 USOS crew members participated in an EVA debrief to discuss yesterday’s EVA. Wilmore and Virts completed routine post EVA medical exams.

EVA 31 Tool Configuration:  Wilmore and Virts started configuring tools in preparation for EVA 31 planned for this Sunday, March 1st.

Japanese Experiment Module Airlock (JEMAL) Preparation:  Wilmore performed the crew activities to depress and vent the JEMAL in support of the Nanorack Cubesat Deployer (NRCSD) deploy scheduled for Friday.

Astro Palate:  Virts retrieved a special Astro Palate prepackaged meal, consumed it as his midday meal, and then completed the Mood and Food Consumption/Satisfaction Questionnaires.  Factors Contributing to Food Acceptability and Consumption, Mood and Stress on Long-Term Space Missions (Astro Palate) studies the relationship among emotions, mood, stress and eating during spaceflight. The study explores ways to minimize stressful aspects of the eating situation so that individuals consume more food and are more satisfied with it. Additionally, the experiment examines ways to use the eating itself to reduce the stress or negative moods that crewmembers might normally experience in flight.

Aniso Tubule:  Cristoforetti 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.

Waste & Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Maintenance:  Cristoforetti performed this routine maintenance to Remove & Replace (R&R) the pre-treat tank.

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

  • Closing USOS Window Shutters
  • SPLANH. Experiment Ops / r/g 8097
  • JEMAL – Depressurization
  • Position Change of Accumulator Bellows Bottom in КОХ1 Cooling Loop. / r/g 8105
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill from EDV
  • PTV – Initiate Camcorder Battery 2 charge
  • Terminate Pressurization
  • Periodic Health Status (PHS) Post US EVA Evaluation Setup
  • Surface samples from SM equipment and structures / r/g 8095
  • US Post-EVA Periodic Health Status (PHS) Evaluation
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 8041
  • WRM – Water Consumption Balance
  • PILLE dosimeter readings after USOS EVA / r/g 8074
  • System Laptop Terminal (SLT) Reboot
  • Crew Departure Prep
  • USOS EVA Tool Configuration
  • VIRTUAL. Experiment Ops / r/g 8102
  • SPLANH. Blood Biochemistry Analysis Repeat / r/g 8097
  • ESA Weekly Crew Conference
  • SPLANH. Closeout Ops. / r/g 8097
  • MSPR – Hardware activation
  • Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHS) Pre-Treat Tank and Pre-Treat Tank Hose Remove & Replace
  • JEMAL – Closeout Verification
  • COSMOCARD. Closeout Ops. / r/g 8104
  • JEMAL – Depress Verification
  • EMU backpack replacement
  • ABOUT GAGARIN FROM SPACE. HAM Radio Session with Schoolchildren from St-Petersburg / r/g 8108
  • PTV – Battery Swap in a Battery Charger
  • Astro Palate (AP) – Pre-operational steps
  • PAO Event
  • Surface samples from SM equipment and structures / r/g 8095
  • Installation of ТВМ-1Н SW. / r/g 8106 + file
  • Astro Palate (AP) – Launching the Application
  • WRM – Water Consumption Balance, place holder
  • Crew Departure Prep
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill from EDV
  • HOLDER Configuration Check
  • ANISO – Retrieving samples and preparation for observation
  • Video Footage of Greetings / r/g 8111
  • USOS EVA Tool Configuration
  • HAM radio session from Columbus
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeter initialization and deployment for exposure / r/g 8112
  • PTV – Battery Swap in a Battery Charger
  • US EVA crew debrief
  • NAPOR-miniRSA. БЗУ-M Software Upgrade. / r/g 8107 + file
  • Verification of ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position
  • Physical Fitness Evaluation (on treadmill)
  • IMMUNO. Preparing Saliva-Immuno Kit for the experiment / r/g 8103
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 8041
  • NAPOR-miniRSA. Dual Pointing Platform (ДПН) Firmware Upgrade. / r/g 8109
  • Start EMU METOX Regeneration
  • Terminate BSA Battery Maintenance Cycle
  • PTV – Terminate battery charge

Completed Task List Items

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities are completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Routine ground commanding.
  • JEMAL Depressurization

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Friday, 02/27: Microbe Sample, Triplelux, NRCSD Deployment, EVA Tool Config, Plant Rotation, OBT 41S Emer Drill, WHC Pre-treat tank R&R
  • Saturday, 02/28:  EVA Procedure and DOUG Review, REBA Install and Checkout, Equipment Lock Preparation
  • Sunday, 03/01:  EVA #31

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

Full up