ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/17/15

Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, and Reorient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Slosh:
Kelly configured two SPHERES satellites and coordinated with ground controllers to observe the dominance of fluid forces during higher accelerations. The investigation uses small robotic satellites to examine how liquids move inside containers in microgravity. A water bottle’s contents slosh around differently in space than on Earth, but the physics of liquid motion in microgravity are not well understood which affects computer simulations of liquid rocket fuel behavior. University undergraduate and graduate students control the SPHERES to study how liquids behave inside containers in space, which increases the safety and efficiency of future rockets.

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

  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 9277
  • SPHERES – Stowage of batteries
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • MRM1-FGB Screw Clamp Tightening
  • OTKLIK. Hardware Check / r/g 9358
  • Tests of Voltage Converter ПН28-120. / r/g 9328
  • Replacement of three ОСП-4 Fire Extinguishers in FGB r/g 9352
  • Measurements of panels 310 and 322 in SM / r/g 9357
  • ТКГ 428 (DC1) Transfers and IMS Ops  r/g 9239, 9253
  • SPHERES – Hardware Setup
  • Video recording of address to the participants of WorldSkills International General Assembly / r/g 9359
  • SPHERES – Hardware Checkout
  • MRM1 Comm Config
  • DAN. Experiment Ops / r/g 9083
  • DAN. Experiment Execution Support / r/g 9083
  • INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops / r/g 9356
  • SPHERES Shutdown
  • SPHERES – Data Export
  • Terminate BSA Battery Maintenance Cycle
  • Start BSA Battery Maintenance Cycling
  • VEG-01 – Plant Photo
  • IMS and Stowage Conference
  • Food Frequency Questionnaire
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 9277

Completed Task List Items

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.


Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 07/18: Crew off duty, housekeeping
  • Sunday, 07/19: Crew off duty
  • Monday, 07/20: N3 CDRA ASV R&R/leack check, EVA battery maintenance, CSA CP battery build

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

Full Up

Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3