ISS Daily Summary Report – 05/11/15

Rodent Research-2 Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (RR-2 CASIS): Kelly and Virts successfully performed the third set of four sample collections, including use of the recently recovered Bone Densitometer.  Kelly was the primary operator while Virts assisted, placing samples in containment then in Minus Eighty-Degree Laboratory Freezer in ISS (MELFI).  The crew completed their tasks ahead of schedule, and Virts executed tomorrow’s access unit cleaning today.  The primary objective of this research is to monitor the effects of the space environment on the musculoskeletal and neurological systems of mice as model organisms of human health and disease.

Microgravity Experiment Research Locker/Incubator (MERLIN) Preparation for SpaceX (SpX)-6 Descent: Earlier this morning, Cristoforetti configured the MERLIN in Express Rack (ER)-6 Locker 2 for SpX-6 descent. She removed the internal items, disconnected power and data cables and double water lines. She then removed the MERLIN from the ER.

Node 3 (N3) Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Status: Last Friday, the crew installed new N3 CDRA beds and 2 new Air Selector Valves (ASV’s).  Ground attempts to activate CDRA following completion of the maintenance were unsuccessful.  The error message received during an Active Built-in-Test (ABIT) indicates that the Blower/Pre-Cooler fan, which was not one of the R&Rd items, is not responding. Troubleshooting will be scheduled on the crew later this week.

Dragon Transfer Operations: Cristoforetti spent a significant portion of her day performing Dragon transfer operations. SpX-6 is scheduled to unberth from the ISS on May 21.

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

  • Absorption Cartridge Regeneration (start) / SM Atmosphere Revitalization System
  • RGN REC-TNK – pressure release hose for nominal ops disposal 
  • RR- experiment, part 1В
  • Rodent experiment ops overview
  • Antivirus software update on ВКС laptops / r/g 8247
  • RR- experiment, part 1А
  • EDV (КОВ) fill (separation) for Elektron r/g 8704
  • RR – freezer centrifuge setup
  • RR- rodent bones density scanning
  • Fine Motor Skills – experiment ops
  • RR- MELFI 1 sample insert
  • SOZh Maintenance
  • RR – MELFI   sample insert 2
  • MRLN2 – hardware  gather for return on Dragon
  • RR- rodent bones density scanning
  • RR- MELFI  sample insert 3
  • ISS ROS crew clothes inventory   / r/g 8777
  • RR –   MELFI  sample insert 4
  • RR – freezer centrifuge reconfiguration
  • RR- experiment, part 1В
  • CMS – HRM – files transfer from iPAD
  • Recycling tank fill [Aborted]
  • RR – final ops
  • RR – MELFI 5 sample insert
  • Dragon – cargo transfer ops
  • SEISMOPROGNOZ Data downlink from МКСД HD (start) r/g 8755
  • Dust  filters replacement  in FGB
  • ISS ROS crew clothes inventory / r/g 8778
  • Life in ISS –  photo/vodeo shooting   / r/g 8544
  • Recycling Tank fill
  • WRS – water samples analyzes  
  • Dragon – cargo transfer ops
  • RR- experiment ops, part 2В
  • RR- experiment ops, part 2А
  • ISS ROS crew clothes inventory / r/g 8779
  • Е-К tank and [АСУ] hose replacement, [АСУ] activation after replacement / r/g 8786
  • SEISMOPROGNOZ Data downlink from МКСД HD (end) r/g 8755
  • Greetings video shooting / r/g 8776
  • RR- rodent bone density scanning
  • Dragon – cargo transfer conference
  • ИДЭ-3 Smoke Detectors Replacement  in MRM1 r/g 8773
  • RR-  MELFI  sample insert 6
  • ARED rope lubricating
  • RR –   MELFI sample insert 7
  • IMS update
  • RR- rodent bone density scanning
  • RR – MELFI  sample insert 8
  • RR –  MELFI  sample insert 9
  • IRIDIUMТК #715  phone battery recharge – setup, recharge start
  • RR- rodent bone density scanning
  • RR –  MELFI sample insert 10
  • IRIDIUM #715 phone battery recharge – batteries (АКБ) recharge monitoring
  • IRIDIUM #715  phone battery recharge –  termination
  • RR –   MELFI sample insert 11
  • IRIDIUM #716  phone battery recharge – start
  • RR – freezer centrifuga reconfiguration 
  • TOCA – data recording
  • RR- hardware stowage
  • IRIDIUM #716  phone battery recharge
  • IRIDIUM #716 phone battery recharge –  termination
  • Stow hardware in ФГБ1ПГО_2_224_1, CTB №1017 (002857J), Soft Container
  • RR- experiment ops, part 2В
  • RR – final ops
  • RR – MELFI 12 sample insertion
  • RGN – water drainage to EDV (start)
  • Exercise data downlink / r/g 6797
  • RGN – water drainage to EDV (term)
  • БМП Ф1 Absorption Cartridge Regeneration (term) / SM Atmosphere Revitalization System 

Completed Task List Items

  • CCE-Galaxy Gala
  • Journals
  • COL XF305 camcorder troubleshooting
  • PAO downlink messages
  • SSC12 battery swap
  • Viable photo
  • WHC EDV lid torque

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Rodents Research ops
  • Battery 2B3 Reconditioning [In Work]

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 05/12: Twin Studies, Fine Motor Skills, RR fixative swap/unit cleaning, N2 charcoal filter install, RRM h/w removal, cargo transfer
  • Wednesday, 05/13: Twin Studies, RR habitat stow, MDCA h/w replace, SAM install
  • Thursday, 05/14: N3 Power reconfiguration, HXP sampling

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component

Status

Elektron

On

Vozdukh

Manual

[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”)

Off

[СКВ] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”)

On

Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab

Operate

Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3

Standby

Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab

Shutdown

Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3

Operate

Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA)

Process

Urine Processing Assembly (UPA)

Standby

Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab

Off

Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3

Full Up