ISS Daily Summary Report – 05/15/15

Fluid Physics Experiment Facility (FPEF) Marangoni Deformation (MD) Removal: Cristoforetti removed the MD10 from the FPEF in preparation for Dynamic Surf-3 scheduled in Increment 45.  Fluid convection observations are performed of a silicone oil liquid bridge that is generated by heating the one disc higher than the other within the FPEF. By observing and understanding how such fluids move, researchers can learn about how heat is transferred in microgravity, and ultimately drive the design and development of more efficient fluid flow based systems and devices.

Actiwatch Reconfiguration: Kelly reconfigured his and Kornienko’s SLEEP Actiwatches.  He verified the remaining battery life and modified the settings to match the data collection intervals required for the experiment. The Sleep ISS-12 experiment monitors ambient light exposure and crew member activity, and collects subjective evaluations of sleep and alertness, to examine the effects of space flight and ambient light exposure on sleep during a year-long mission on the International Space Station (ISS). 

Microbial Observatory-1 Sample Collection: Virts performed surface and air sampling using various devices in multiple locations and photograph each location prior to sample collection. This activity is to characterize the types of microbial populations on ISS.  The samples will return on SpaceX-6.

ISS Reboost: The ISS is scheduled to perform a reboost tonight using 58 Progress (58P) thrusters. Planned burn duration is 15 minutes, 1 second with a Delta-V of 1.64 meters/second. 

Mobile Servicing System Operations: Today, the Robotics Ground Controllers maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) and the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) to prepare to stow Robotic Micro-Conical Tool 2 (RMCT2).  SPDM Arm 1 was then used to maneuver RMCT2 over the Tool Holster Assembly (THA) and stow the RMCT.  After releasing the RMCT, Arm 1 was configured to a stow configuration.  The Robotics Ground Controllers are currently maneuvering SSRMS to place the SPDM on Mobile Base System (MBS) Power Data Grapple Fixture 2 (PDGF2).  They will then release SPDM and maneuver SSRMS to a park position.

Node 3 Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Update –Yesterday, the crew successfully replaced the N3 CDRA blower fan.  Ground teams completed leak checks on beds 1 and 2 today.  No leaks were detected on vacuum side, however, data indicates a possible leak on the air side. No impacts expected to CO2 removal and plan is to leave Node 3 CDRA operational while engineering continues to monitor.  Lab CDRA will be deactivated tonight. CO2 levels remain low. 

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

  • Checking email connection after resetting
  • Check position of MRM2 manual Circuit Breakers [АЗС] on DC БВП panel and Fuse LED indication status on БПП-30, БПП-36 Fuse Boxes
  • Checking Fuse LED indication on БПП-4, БПП-7 Fuse Boxes in MRM1
  • SLEEP – Complete Questionnaire
  • ISS crew and ГОГУ (RSA Flight Control Management Team) weekly conference
  • Fine Motor Skills – Experiment Ops
  • BRI Cleaning.
  • FINEMOTR – Experiment Ops
  • XF305 – Camcorder Setup and Data Downlink Start
  • FPEF – Hardware Deactivation and Stowage
  • SSCs 5& 6 Log Off in the LAB. Preparation for MCC-H control
  • RELAKSATSIYA. Hardware Setup
  • PAO hardware setup
  • Fluid Shifts – Urine Collection Hardware Setup
  • Crew Prep for PAO
  • TV Conference with the Center for Development of Gifted Children
  • PAO Hardware Setup
  • RELAKSATSIYA. Setting Parameters
  • Crew Prep for PAO
  • Replacing ИДЭ-3 Smoke Detectors in DC1.
  • PAO Event
  • RELAKSATSIYA Observation
  • Food Frequency Questionnaire
  • Psychological Evaluation Program (WinSCAT)
  • EXPANDER Exercise
  • RELAKSATSIYA Closeout Ops
  • ECLSS Recycle Tank Remove and Replace
  • MICROBS1. Crew conference
  • Post-Exercise Hygiene Procedure
  • IMS Tagup
  • Sample Collection (Part 1) for Microbial Observatory-1
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • Test Activation of Magnetometers СМ-8М-1 and СМ-8М-2 with crossover of power supply lines СМ-8М-1 and СМ-8М-2.
  • СРВ-К2М Filter-Reactor (Ф-Р) Replacement
  • Audit of docking and internal transfer system (ССВП) kits, consolidation of the kits, installation of by-pass caps on Docking Mechanism
  • Rodent Research (RR) – Samples Retrieval from MELFI
  • Replacement of urine receptacle (МП) and filter-insert
  • АСУ Activation after Replacement
  • Preparing for Photography of RS Window Glass (Procedure and r/g review).
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • СОЖ Maintenance / Life Support System (СОЖ)
  • Inspection and Photography of EV1 (DC1) and EV2 (MRM2) windows
  • WRM – Pumping
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • Rodent Research (RR) – Cleaning Animal Access Unit
  • MRM1 Fan Screen Cleaning (group B). Cleaning behind panels 405, 406
  • Actiwatch spectrum configuration modification for data collection
  • Camcorder setup to capture БД-2 exercise
  • Audit of docking and internal transfer system (ССВП) kits, consolidation of the kits, installation of by-pass caps on Docking Mechanism
  • БД-2 Test. БД-2 Exercise
  • RGN REC-TNK – Removal of depress hose for nominal operations
  • RGN – Initiate drain into EDV
  • Closure of outer covers on SM windows 6,8,9,12,13, and 14 for ISS Reboost
  • Removal of Video Equipment to capture Treadmill БД-2 Exercise
  • IMS and Stowage Conference
  • Transfer of recorded video files from LF БПИ to RSS1 Laptop and Downlink of БД-2 Exercise test files via OCA
  • Fluid Shifts – Blood Collection Hardware Setup
  • RGN – Terminate water drain into EDV
  • Flight Director / ISS Crew Conference (S-band)
  • ISS RS Window Inspection Photo Downlink via OCA or РСПИ
  • Crew Conference with Astronaut Office (S-band)
  • Closing USOS Window Shutters

Completed Task List Items

  • None 

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • JEM XF305 downlink
  • SPDM/RMCT stow
  • ISS Reboost [On Schedule]
  • Lab CDRA Deactivation [On Schedule]

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 05/16: Crew off duty, housekeeping, Dragon transfer ops
  • Sunday, 05/17: Crew off duty
  • Monday, 05/18: Dragon departure OBT, Ocular Health, MELFI to POLAR same transfer

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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