ISS Daily Summary Report – 04/13/15

Russian Cosmonautics Day: Today was a crew holiday in honor of Russian Cosmonautics Day.

SpaceX (SpX)-6 Launch: The Dragon vehicle launch for today was scrubbed due to a weather violation.  The next launch opportunity will be Tuesday April 14, 2015 at 03:10 PM CDT, with a Dragon capture on Friday April 17th.  Today the USOS crew did complete a cargo operations conference with ground teams in preparation for unloading the vehicle.

Node 3 (N3) Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Faults: Starting over the weekend, the N3 CDRA faulted three times due to Air Selector Valve (ASV) 106 not transitioning to the commanded valve position at the expected rate. In all three cases N3 CDRA was recovered and is currently operating. ASV 106 was replaced on March 24th, 2015. There are two spare ASVs available on board, however one is anticipated to be used as a replacement for ASV 104 and is scheduled to be changed out during the upcoming N3 CDRA bed R&R. There is one additional ASV manifested on SpX-6.

Today’s Planned Activities  

  • MRM2 comm config to support the P/L Ops [Aborted]
  • Kulonovskiy Kristall Experiment Run.
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor
  • BAR. Experiment Ops.
  • Greasing Exposed ARED Wires
  • PAO Hardware Setup
  • Test TV conference
  • Cleaning ГЖТ4 (Gas-Liquid Heat Exchanger) ВТ-7 Fan Screen
  • MRM2 Comm Reconfig for Nominal Ops [Aborted]
  • KULONOVSKIY KRISTALL. Copy and Downlink Data via
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • Crew Preparation for PAO Event [Aborted]
  • TV Conference with the Russian President V.V. Putin [Aborted]
  • SEISMOPROGNOZ. Downlink data from Control and Data Acquisition Module (МКСД) HDD (start)
  • SCD – Transfer of container to MELFI
  • SCD – Insertion of Containers into MELFI
  • Video equipment setup for ARED Exercise imagery
  • Photography of Contamination on ТПК 716 [СА] plane II external window pane
  • ISS Repress Using Air from ТКГ 424 (DC1) СрПК Section 2 (start)
  • MERLIN3 – Experiment Ops
  • HABIT – Starting Video
  • ISS Repress from ТКГ 424 (DC1) СрПК Section 2 (terminate)
  • Auxiliary Laptop Anti-Virus Update
  • ТКГ 425 (SM Aft) Transfers and IMS Ops
  • VIZIR. Experiment Ops.
  • Dragon Transfers Review
  • HABIT – End of Video
  • WRS Water Sample Analysis
  • Dragon Cargo Operations Conference
  • Soyuz 716 IRIDIUM Phone Charging – Configuration Setup  (ФГБ1ПГО_2_224_1 0.5 CTB No. 1017 Soft Container 00044322R) start charge
  • Stow video equipment post ARED exercise imagery
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • Charging ТК 716 IRIDIUM Phone – Battery Charge Status
  • ПФ1-4 Dust Filter Cartridge Replacement in SM (ФГБ1ПГО_4_419_1. Reflect changes in IMS)
  • Charging ТК 716 IRIDIUM Phone – Terminate Charging
  • Charging ТК 715 IRIDIUM Phone – start charge
  • Charging ТК 715 IRIDIUM Phone – Battery Charge Status
  • ТПК 715 IRIDIUM Phone Charging – Terminate Charge, Teardown the setup, Closeout Ops. Stow equipment
  • SEISMOPROGNOZ. Download data from Control and Data Acquisition Module (МКСД) HDD (end) and start archiving.
  • Physical Fitness Evaluation (on treadmill)
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor
  • JRNL – Journal Entry
  • Exercise data downlink
  • TOCA Data Recording
  • COGN – Battery Testing

Completed Task List Items

  • Completed Saturday:
  • CCE Caban message downlink
  • CCE Enterprise message downlink
  • ESA PAO (3 events) 

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • MERLIN 3 activation
  • Dragon cargo operations conference 

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 04/14:  Prep for HUT swap, N3 Fwd IMV procedure review, Neuro Map Test, CIR Hardware Gather
  • Wednesday, 04/15: EMU HUT Swap, N3 Fwd IMV reconfig
  • Thursday, 04/16: Dragon ROBOT OBT

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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