ISS Daily Summary Report – 06/16/15

Binary Colloidal Alloy Test-Low Gravity Phase Kinetics Platform (BCAT-KP):  Kelly reviewed the experiment prior to charging the D2Xs camera batteries, changing out batteries and setting the intervelometer settings. The BCAT-KP experiment aims to help materials scientists develop new consumer products with unique properties and longer shelf lives. Colloids are mixtures of small particles distributed throughout a liquid, which include milk, detergents and liquid crystals. Gravity affects how the particles clump together and sink, making the International Space Station an ideal platform to study their fundamental behaviors.

Advanced Colloids Experiment Heating-1 (ACE-H1) Sample Changeout: Kelly cleaned up oil on the first ACE Heated Sample inside the Light Microscopy Module (LMM) Auxiliary Fluids Container (AFC) followed by removal and inspection of the sample. He then installed the second sample and dispensed oil. This is the second of two planned ACE-H1 samples, although a third contingency sample is available. The ACE-H1 experiment examines densely packed microscopic spheres, or colloidal mixtures, to study their transition from ordered crystals into disordered glass. The particles are fluorescent and change size in different temperatures so scientists are able to see how they move and change forms as they are heated and cooled. Studying particle interactions without the influence of gravity improves the ability of scientists to understand how increasing disorder in a crystal material affects its freezing, melting, aging and structural integrity.

On Board Training (OBT) Robotics On-Board Trainer (RoBOT): Kelly and Padalka continued preparing for SpX-7 arrival, completing another OBT session. Today’s session focused on assessing vehicle motion prior to and after free drift, assessing Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) closing rate and monitoring Latching End Effector (LEE) telemetry.

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

  • PAO hardware setup
  • Crew preparation for PAO in JPM
  • TV conference with Trud newspaper reporter in JPM
  • PROBOY. Activity with RSЕ1 Station laptop.
  • PROBOY. Activity with Penetration Simulator
  • WRS Water Sample Analysis
  • BCAT – Experiment Procedure Review
  • ARED Flywheel Cylinder Evacuation
  • PROBOY. Copy and Downlink Data
  • Replacement of urine receptacle (МП) and filter-insert (Ф-В) in АСУ
  • АСУ Activation after Replacement
  • DAN. Experiment Execution Support
  • DAN. Experiment Ops.
  • TOCA Data Recording
  • MPEV – Providing Access
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • BCAT – Start Battery Charge
  • OBT – Dragon Rendezvous and Berthing Procedures Review
  • Urine Transfer from EDV-U to ТКГ 425 Rodnik Water Tank1 and Flushing cnctr KV1 Connector
  • OBT – Dragon Rendezvous and Berthing Procedures Review
  • FIR Rack Doors Open
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • ACE-H1. Sample Changeout
  • Video Footage of Greetings
  • FIR. Rack Doors Closure
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • BCAT – Battery Replacement and Photo Downlink
  • PCS Battery Swap [Deferred]

Completed Task List Items

  • None 

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • RoBOT training support
  • ACE-H1 sample changeout 

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Wednesday, 06/17: JEMAL pressurization, MPEP dosimeter removal, Rodent Research (RR) MSG stow, Ocular Health
  • Thursday, 06/18: RR Microgravity Science Glovebox LSAH cleanup, Ocular Health
  • Friday, 06/19: Ocular Health, CUCU/CCP checkout, OBT RoBOT training

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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