ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/14/15

NanoRack Cubesat Deployer (NRCSD) Operations:  Overnight there was an issue with a NRCSD deploy. Ground teams sent the command but only one door opened. Later during a night pass it was discovered that the CubeSat had deployed. Ground teams met and agreed to go forward with an additional deploy which was completed successfully. So far 8 of 16 Cubesats have been deployed. The complement consists of 14 Planet Lab Doves, 1 Arkyd-3 and 1 Centennial-1 satellite. 

Integrated Resistance and Aerobic Training Study (Sprint) Portable Pulmonary Function System (PPFS):  Kelly set up the Portable PFS (Pulmonary Function System) power, data, front panel, and gas connections from a temporary stow deployed position and configured the PPFS Mixing Bag System (MBS) in preparation for the Sprint session scheduled for Wednesday.  Sprint evaluates the use of high intensity, low volume exercise training to minimize loss of muscle, bone, and cardiovascular function in International Space Station (ISS) crewmembers during long-duration missions. Ultrasound scans are used to evaluate spaceflight-induced changes in the muscle volume.

Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutrons (Radi-N):  Kornienko handed Radi-N hardware to Kelly who then distributed the eight bubble detectors in the Columbus module and took closeout photos of the detectors in the deployed locations.  The objective of this investigation is to better characterize the ISS neutron environment and define the risk posed to crewmembers’ health and provide the data necessary to develop advanced protective measures for future space flight.  For each session, 8 detectors are initialized and deployed in predetermined locations for measurements: a set of 6 spectrometric detectors and two control detectors are placed on a wall of a ISS Segment. After 7 days the detectors are collected and read using the BUBBLE reader.

Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Status:

  • Node 3 (N3) CDRA: Today, ground controllers successfully commanded the N3 CDRA Air Selector Valve (ASV) 104 to position B.  N3 CDRA was activated and is currently operational.  Ground teams will continue to monitor ASV 104 performance and if necessary, a Removal & Replacement (R&R) will be planned later this week. Vozdukh was commanded to Mode 4 to assist with ppCO2 level management.
  • Lab CDRA: Remote Power Controller Module (RPCM) LAD62B-A Remote Power Controller (RPC) 12, which powers the Lab CDRA valves, continues to experience overcurrent trips.  Yesterday, the RPC stayed closed for over 7 hours before it tripped. Ground controllers are reviewing the data on the most recent trips prior to attempting to reclose the RPC. An R&R of the RPCM is being considered for next week to rule out the RPCM as the source of overcurrent trips.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Battery Stowage Assembly (BSA) Battery Maintenance:  Kelly initiated battery maintenance for Rechargeable EVA Battery Assembly (REBA), Helmet Light (HL), and Pistol Grip Tool (PGT) Batteries in the Battery Stowage Assembly (BSA) via the Battery Charger Assembly (BCA) using a discharge or an automated combination of charge and discharge cycling. This activity is in preparation for Russian EVA #41 currently scheduled for August 10.

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

  • 24-hour BP Monitoring (start) r/g 9337
  • Regeneration of БМП Ф2 Micropurification Cartridge (start)
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 9277
  • PILOT-T.  Preparation for the experiment. / r/g  9335
  • WRS –  Recycle Tank Fill
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Gathering and Initialization of Bubble-Dosimeter Detectors. / r/g 9327
  • PILOT-T. Experiment Ops. / r/g 9335
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Handover of BUBBLE-dosimeters to USOS / r/g 9327
  • RADIN – Handover of detectors to USOS for deployment
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeter initialization and deployment. / r/g 9327
  • RADIN – Deployment of detectors
  • WRS Water Sample Analysis
  • PILOT-T. Experiment Ops. / r/g 9336
  • IDENTIFIKATSIYA. Copy ИМУ-Ц micro-accelerometer data to laptop / r/g 8732
  • PILOT-T.  Experiment Ops. / r/g 9334 [Deferred]
  • Start BSA Battery Maintenance Cycling
  • Preparing for ЗУ2А Replacement (ЭА025М) in FGB r/g 9333
  • NANO – Installation of  Ethernet cable [Deferred]
  • Preparing for installation of ПН28-120 voltage converter r/g 9328
  • PILOT-T. Closeout Ops. / r/g 9334 [Deferred]
  • PAO crew prep / r/g 9338
  • TV-PAO Event with Channel One and CNN r/g 9338
  • Semi-annual BRI cleaning (this includes cleaning filter, power supply unit, and fan unit). r/g 9329
  • TOCA Data Recording
  • CWC Relocation
  • Verification of ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • PAO Event
  • Preventive Maintenance of FS1 Laptop (Cleaning and rebooting) / r/g 9331
  • Testing comm between modules. / r/g 9330
  • VHF1 Comm Test via US Ground Sites (AFRC, WHI) from SM
  • SPRINT – Hardware Setup
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 9277
  • Regeneration of Micropurification unit (БМП) Ф2 cartridge (end)

Completed Task List Items

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities are on schedule unless otherwise noted.

  • NanoRacks platform HD video

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Wednesday, 07/15: Sprint ops, VEG-01 plant thinning, JEM mesh cover-return grille cleaning, SSC 20 and 23 loading prep for 43S crew
  • Thursday, 07/16: JEMRMS/CubeSat activities, SPHERES Slosh review, N3 CDRA leak check
  • Friday, 07/17: SPHERES Slosh run

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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