ISS Daily Summary Report – 03/04/15

NanoRack Cubesat Deployer (NRCSD):  Wilmore performed visual inspection of NRCSD secondary latches, confirming their configuration after extension and retraction. He also took photos and downlinked to ground teams for review.  Four CubeSats were successfully deployed overnight. The last 2 CubeSats are scheduled for deploy tonight. 

Microbial Observatory:  Virts held a crew conference with the Microbial Observatory payload developer and performed surface and air sampling using various devices in multiple locations to characterize the types of microbial populations on ISS.  Each location was photographed prior to sample collection and files downlinked for review by ground teams. The samples will be returned on 40S for ground analysis.  ISS Microbial Observatory-1 will continue monitoring the types of microbes that are present on ISS. Over a 1 year period, surfaces of ISS U.S. Destiny will be wiped to collect microbes growing on the surface and air samples will be taken 4 times. After the samples are returned to Earth, a molecular analyses of the RNA and DNA will be conducted to identify the specific microbes that are present to understand the microbial flora diversity and how it changes over time.

Airway Monitoring:  Cristoforetti deployed and configured equipment in the US Airlock to support Airway Monitoring activities scheduled for Friday. The primary goal of this experiment is to determine how gravity and microgravity influence the turnover of Nitric Oxide (NO) in the lungs.  During future manned missions to the Moon and to Mars, airway inflammation due to toxic dust inhalation is a risk factor. Since dust may cause airway inflammation and since such inflammation can be monitored by exhaled NO (Nitric Oxide) analysis the present study is highly relevant for astronaut health in future space programs.

Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Status: UPA continues to process urine nominally following yesterday’s Fluids Control and Pump Assembly (FCPA) Remove & Replace (R&R). 

40S Transfer Operations: Wilmore prepacked US items to be loaded into 40S. This is in preparation for 40S undock and landing next week.

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations:  Earlier today Ground Controllers powered up the MSS and performed the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) diagnostics.  They then released the SPDM from Mobile Base System (MBS) Power Data Grapple Fixture (PDGF)2, maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) and the SPDM away from the MBS and stowed Robot Micro Conical Tool (RMCT)2 in the SPDM Tool Holder Assembly (THA)).  Later today Ground Controllers will grasp RMCT1 with SPDM Orbit Replaceable Unit (ORU) Tool Changeout Mechanism (OTCM)2 and perform a checkout of this RMCT.  Finally the Ground Controllers will release RMCT1 and set up the SSRMS and SPDM for the start of the Pump Module (PM) Flight Releasable Attachment Mechanism (FRAM) Swap on 06 February.

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

  • HRF Blood Sample Collection
  • MORZE. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake
  • Removal of resistors from ТБУ-В thermostat and stowage in Soyuz 714.
  • CARDIOVECTOR. Experiment Ops
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor
  • Portable O2 Monitor (POM) Battery Charge Initiation
  • Acoustic Dosimeter Setup for FE-2 and FE-4
  • KHIMIYA OBRAZOVANIYE. Tagup on Kits for Return
  • Crew Departure Prep
  • Periodic Fitness Evaluation – Nom Ops
  • Microbial Observatory-1 Sample Collection (Part 1)
  • HRF Blood Collection Hardware Stowage
  • HRF – Hardware Setup
  • Equipment Prep for MRM2 Terminal Computer [ТВУ2] Firmware Upgrade
  • CUBESAT – Photos to Inspect Secondary Latch of NanoRacks Cubesat
  • MRM2 [ТВУ] SW Version 03.04.01 image transfer from media to КЦП2 via Laptop RS3
  • BIOCARD. Experiment Ops
  • CUBESAT – Photos to Inspect Secondary Latch of NanoRacks Cubesat
  • Microbial Observatory-1 Sample Collection (Part 2)
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • ТК 714 Descent OBT and conference for return equipment list and stowage
  • IDENTIFIKATSIYA. Copy ИМУ-Ц micro-accelerometer data to laptop
  • US EVA Tool Stow
  • Test activation of Vozdukh Atmosphere Purification System Emergency Vacuum Valves
  • Microbial Observatory-1 Sample Collection (Part 3)
  • PTV – Charger Battery Swap
  • D2Xs photo camera reconfig after US EVA 
  • SEISMOPROGNOZ. Downlink data from Control and Data Acquisition Module (МКСД) HDD
  • Prepack of US items to be loaded into ТК Soyuz 714
  • EML – Gas Valves Closing
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • HMS Defibrillator Inspection
  • Deploy PS-120 JUNCTION BOX in Air Lock
  • FMK Deployment Ops
  • Grab Sample Container (GSC) Sampling Operations
  • US EVA Tool Stow
  • MORZE. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake
  • MPEG2 Multicast Test after BRI Reboot.
  • Crew configuration for Emergency VHF-1 Comm Checkout from USOS over US ground sites
  • VIZIR. Experiment Ops.
  • Return to nominal comm configuration
  • СТТС Configuration for MRM2
  • Hardware prepack for return and disposal on ТК 714
  • Replacement of modified Multifunction Indicator Panel (МПИ) in MRM2
  • Prepack of US items to be loaded into ТК Soyuz 714
  • Comm reconfig for nominal ops
  • PTV – Charger Battery Swap
  • EMU – Conductivity Test
  • WHC Flush Water Tank Fill
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • Heart Rate Monitor (HRM) iPad File Transfer
  • HRF – Hardware Setup
  • MORZE. Preparation Ops
  • Terminate EMU METOX Regeneration
  • OTKLIK. Equipment Check.
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor
  • Start EMU Metox Regeneration
  • Portable O2 Monitor (POM) Battery Deactivation
  • TV Greetings 

Completed Task List Items

  • 58P unpack

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • CubeSat deploys
  • MSS powerup
  • SPDM diagnostics
  • SPDM unstow
  • RMCT checkout (In work)
  • MSS PM FRAM relocation maneuver (In work) 

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 03/05: Airway Monitoring AirLock prep, EVA tool stow, 40S prepack
  • Friday, 03/06: Airway Monitoring AirLock activities, OBT Soyuz Drill, crew departure prep
  • Saturday, 03/07: Crew off duty

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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