ISS Daily Summary Report – 03/16/15

Biolab Troubleshooting (TripleLux-B):  In order to recover smoke detection in the Biolab facility, Cristoforetti successfully Removed and Replaced (R&R) the smoke detector. She also performed an inspection of the Biolab handling mechanism shutter door. Photos were taken for evaluation by ground teams.  Ground teams have performed activation steps and verified that Biolab is go for the start of TripleLux-B operations on Thursday.

The Muscle Atrophy Research and Exercise System (MARES):  Cristoforetti reviewed experiment overview materials in preparation for MARES commissioning tomorrow. MARES will be used for research on musculoskeletal, biomechanical, and neuromuscular human physiology to better understand the effects of microgravity on the muscular system.

Permanent Multi-purpose Module (PMM) Relocate/Node1 (N1) Nadir Berthing Port Readiness: In preparation for PMM relocate and N1 Nadir Berthing Port readiness, Virts installed a connector cap at the NOD3O4 Rack Utility Interface Panel (UIP). He also partially installed a N3 Sample Delivery System (SDS) power cable.

Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Hydrogen Sensor Remove & Replace: Virts removed and replaced the OGA Hydrogen sensor as a routine maintenance task. Following the removal of the old hydrogen sensor the crew used the Hydrogen Sensor ORU Purge Adapter (HOPA) to dry out the removed sensor in preparation for its return on SpX-6.  As part of this maintenance activity Virts also cleaned the Avionics Air Assembly (AAA) inlet.

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

  • OGA Hydrogen Sensor R&R – part 1
  • MARES. Big Picture Words
  • BRI Cleaning. (as necessary) / r/g 8246
  • N3-UOP – Hardware Deactivation
  • WRS –  Recycle Tank Fill
  • Biolab back up smoke detector dismantle and check out before activity BLB-SD-XCHG
  • Psychological evaluation program (WinSCAT)
  • Auxiliary Laptop Anti-Virus Update / r/g 8247
  • Biolab smoke detector replacement and Biolab mechanism shutter check out
  • Gathering and Connecting Crew Onboard Support Kit (КСПЭ) Equipment for Hatch Closure TV coverage
  • ISS-MCC-M TV. TV PAO with the Participants of Russian Schoolchildren conference  r/g 8254
  • [КСПЭ] hardware Deactivation and Closing Applications on ЦП SSC
  • IFM – Installation of connector caps at NOD3O4 Rack UIP
  • Biolab Triplelux AAS Insert replacement with Biolab AAS Standard Insert
  • Replacement of АСУ set / r/g 8253
  • OGA H2 Sensor R&R and AAA Cleaning – part 2
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill from EDV
  • Restow CTBs to Support MARES Implementation Ops
  • Т2 monthly monitoring 
  • PAO Event
  • Greasing Exposed ARED Wires
  • Node1 Port Aft IMV Fan Cleaning
  • Stylus setup for БД-2 Control Panel / r/g 8249
  • Physical Fitness Evaluation (on treadmill) / r/g 8248
  • Exercise data downlink / r/g 6797
  • N3-UOP – Hardware activation
  • OGA Hydrogen Sensor R&R – part 3
  • URAGAN. Observation and photography using Photo Equipment / r/g 8250

Completed Task List Items

  • Completed Saturday:
  • ARED Evac T/S parts 1, 2
  • COL ETC locker photo audit
  • ESA PAO activities
  • IMAX WORF setup
  • iPAD swap

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • N31B4A powerdown/power up
  • OGA H2 sensor R&R support [N3 MCA and OGA repower is in work]

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 03/17: 41S Emergency Drill, MARES checkout/commissioning part 1, CSLM2 experiment stow
  • Wednesday, 03/18: MARES checkout/commissioning part 2, IFM hatch seal inspection, MSG inspect/clean
  • Thursday, 03/19: Triplelux, WHC urine hydraulic components R&R

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