ISS Daily Summary Report – 05/27/15

Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) Relocation:  In support of today’s PMM relocation, the crew has powered up the Centerline Berthing Camera System (CBCS) on the Node 3 Forward hatch and performed the Node 1 Nadir Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) bolt loosening and removal.  Robotic Flight Controllers then unberthed PMM from Node 1 nadir at 05:00 am CDT and are currently maneuvering PMM over to Node 3 Forward for installation.  Once PMM is installed, the crew pressurized and verified integrity of the Node 3 to PMM vestibule, opened the Node 3 hatch, partially removed the Center Disk Cover, and installed power and data jumpers. PMM hatch opening is scheduled for Thursday morning at ~7:45 am CDT.

Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Rope Replace:  As part of routine maintenance, Virts has replaced both ARED cable arm ropes.

Dynamic Surf-3: Cristoforetti is currently continuing with the Dynamic Surf-3 configuration in the Fluid Physics Experiment Facility (FPEF) housed within the Ryutai rack in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM).  She is verifying the internal camera configuration and settings, and will install the Infrared (IR) Data Imager and Buffer then will install the Dynamic Surf-3 (MD30) core that she configured on Monday.  Later today, Virts will remove the Solution Crystallization Observation Facility (SCOF) payload bus cable and will connect the FPEF payload bus cable and Image Processing Unit (IPU) video cables.  Ground controllers will perform checkouts of the Dynamic Surf-3 payload.  The Dynamic Surf investigation is part of a series of JAXA experiments that Marangoni convection driven by the presence of surface tension gradient as produced by a temperature difference at a liquid/gas interface. Fluid convection observations 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.  The objective of scientific research on Marangoni convection utilizing microgravity is to make clear the flow transition phenomena from steady to oscillatory, chaotic, and finally turbulent flows. Therefore, it is important to understand an underlying principal of Marangoni convection. The findings and knowledge obtained through the space experiment is applied to industrial processes, as well as fluid physics.

Cerebral and Cochlear Fluid Pressure (CCFP) Analyzer Setup and Checkout: Kelly setup the CCFP connecting the hardware to a Human Research Facility (HRF) laptop and then will then perform a checkout and downlink the data for ground teams to evaluate prior to baseline data collections scheduled next week.  The CCFP is one of the multiple pieces of hardware required for the Fluid Shifts experiment.  Fluid Shifts is a joint NASA-Russian experiment that investigates the causes for severe and lasting physical changes to astronaut’s eyes. Because the headward fluid shift is a hypothesized contributor to these changes, reversing this fluid shift with a lower body negative pressure device is investigated as a possible intervention. Results from this study may help to develop preventative measures against lasting changes in vision and eye damage. 

Exposed Experiment Handhold Attachment Mechanism (ExHAM) Checkout: JAXA robotic ground controllers are performing Day 1 of 3 of the checkout of Fiducial Marker, one of the payloads on the Handhold Experiment Platform (HXP) that was installed this week.  Controllers are utilizing the JEM Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) and Small Fine Arm (SFA).  Tonight’s activities include obtaining proximity image evaluations at 30 cm from the target, and range interaction evaluations at 40 cm and 50 cm.  The ExHAM was deployed through the Airlock via Slide Table, and attached on a Handhold by JEMRMS utilizing the SFA. Array Mark is exposed for a certain period of time in space environment. Images of the sample are taken by the SFA camera, to demonstrate the SFA operation with Array Mark and to evaluate its aged deterioration. After the designated duration of exposure time, ExHAM is detached from the Handhold and taken into the JEM Airlock and returned for analysis.

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

  • Self-Reaction Test. Reaction Time Test (morning)
  • CORRECTSIA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medication) Intake
  • On-orbit Hearing Assessment using EARQ
  • PROBOY. RSЕ1 Laptop Ops.
  • PROBOY. Penetration Simulator Ops
  • Node1/PMM vestibule depress, Leak check (Part 2)
  • Powerup of Centerline Berthing Camera System (CBCS)
  • ARED Rope Replacement
  • Node1 Nadir Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) Demate
  • Inspecting RS Structural Elements Hull Surfaces using МВП-2К device.
  • HXP – Photography
  • Node1/PMM Vestibule Depress, Leak Check (Part 2)
  • Periodic fitness evaluation – subject
  • XF305 – Camcorder Setup
  • FPEF – Hardware Setup
  • PROBOY. Copy and Downlink Data
  • SEISMOPROGNOZ. Downlink data from Control and Data Acquisition Module (МКСД) HDD (start) 
  • COSMOCARD. Preparation Ops. Starting 24-hr ECG Recording
  • VIRTUAL. Experiment Ops.
  • Node 1 Stowage Reconfiguration
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Down
  • Camcorder Setup
  • Node 3 Forward CBM Premate Status Verification
  • Node 3/PMM Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) Capture
  • Inspection of RS Structural Elements Shell Surfaces using МВП-2К device.
  • CORRECTSIA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medication) Intake
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • PMM Vestibule Outfitting
  • Purging Elektron-VM Liquid Unit (БЖ) after Shutdown
  • Node 1 Stowage Reconfiguration
  • PMM Vestibule Pressurization
  • Node 3 Centerline Berthing Camera System (CBCS) Removal
  • MOTOCARD. Experiment Ops
  • XF305 Camcorder Deactivation
  • FS – Hardware Installation
  • MOTOCARD. Assistance with the Experiment
  • Inspecting RS Structural Elements Shell Surfaces using МВП-2К device.
  • FS – Hardware Checkout
  • Node3 Hatch Opening, PMM Vestibule Outfitting
  • SEISMOPROGNOZ. Download data from Control and Data Acquisition Module (МКСД) HDD (end) and start archiving.
  • Prepare to downlink RS shell structural element surface inspection data
  • JPM Window Shutter Closure
  • FPEF Cable Connection
  • Video Footage of Greetings
  • FS – Hardware Installation
  • Node 1 Stowage Reconfiguration
  • Answers to the Questions from Argumenty I Fakty Newspaper
  • MORZE. Experiment setup
  • CORRECTSIA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medication) Intake
  • Self-Reaction Test. Reaction Time Test (evening)

Completed Task List Items

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities are on schedule unless otherwise noted.

  • PMM relocation related commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 05/28: PMM vestibule outfitting, Node 3 Fwd Stbd IMV Valve Install, PMM hatch opening, Fluid Shifts
  • Friday, 05/29:  PEPS Inspection, PMM re-label, WOOV6 R&R, Fluid Shifts
  • Saturday, 05/30:  Weekly Cleaning, 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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