ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/20/15

Habitability: Kelly used the iShort application on the iPad to document his observations on the habitability of the ISS. Habitability assesses the relationship between crew members and their environment in order to better prepare for future long-duration spaceflights to destinations, such as Near Earth Asteroids (NEA) and Mars. The ultimate goal is to understand how much habitable volume is required for vehicle internal design and layout, and if mission duration impacts the volume needed. Observations during the 1-year mission, as well as 6-month missions, can help spacecraft designers understand how much habitable volume is required, and whether a mission’s duration impacts how much space crew members need.  The iShort application will enable ground support teams and human factor engineers to study and evaluate the design of the ISS and use these results for future spacecraft.

Reaction Self-Test (RST) Sleep Shift: This week, both Kelly and Kornienko continued with their 1YM protocols, beginning a week of Reaction Self-Tests to document any changes due to the sleep shift required for the 43Soyuz docking.  The crew will perform a test upon wakeup and a second test prior to their scheduled sleep period.  Reaction Self-Test is a portable, five-minute task that enables astronauts to monitor the daily effects of fatigue on performance while in space. Sleep restrictions and residual effects from sleep medications, slam shifts that change the sleep/wake cycle, and effects from spacewalks can cause fatigue and degrade astronaut performance. Periodically during the mission, and in association with major events, an astronaut performs a reaction-time test on a computer to measure changes in responses.

Node 3 Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Activities: Today, Kelly replaced the N3 CDRA Air Selector Valve (ASV) 104.  The valve was successfully checked out by the ground. This newly installed valve is the last pristine spare on-orbit, one more will arrive on HTV-5 (Aug 2015). The crew will also perform an inspection with Ultrasonic Leak Detector (ULD) today, to locate a leak discovered following the installation of the new CDRA beds back in May of this year.  The ground team will review the ULD data from today’s operations and develop a leak repair task for the crew to perform in the next few weeks.  Ground teams will be performing N3 CDRA activation overnight. 

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Robotics ground controllers are planning to stow the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) from the LAB Power Data Grapple Fixture (PDGF). As part of the procedure ground controllers will be checking out the Gearbox Limping feature on the Special Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) and characterizing the Latching End Effector (LEE) Force Moment Sensor under loaded operations.

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

  • Self-Reaction Test. Reaction Time Test (morning)
  • RSS1,2, Reboot / r/g 7437
  • Laptop RS1(2) Reboot / Onboard Computer System
  • Voice check in S/G1 from Baikonur
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 9277
  • RGN – Transfer and Swap
  • ABOUT GAGARIN FROM SPACE. Ham radio session. / r/g 9371
  • Auxiliary Laptop Anti-Virus Update / r/g 8247
  • Battery Stowage Assembly (BSA) Battery Recharge Terminate
  • Start BSA Battery Charge
  • DAN. Experiment Ops. / r/g 9083
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • HABIT – Hardware activation
  • VEG-01 PLANT – Plant Photo
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • VIBROLAB. Monitoring hardware activation / r/g 9365
  • N3 CDRA Valve R&R
  • N3 CDRA leak check
  • MOTOCARD. Experiment Ops / r/g 9366
  • MOTOCARD. Assistance with the Experiment / r/g 9367
  • Recovery of АОК ГАНК-4М Analyzer / r/g 9373
  • Maintenance activation of Vozdukh Emergency Vacuum Valves [АВК]
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • Maintenance Activation of Spare Atmosphere Purification System Emergency Vacuum Valves [АВК СОА]
  • Compound Specific Analyzer-Combustion Products (CSA-CP) Alkaline Battery Build
  • SM Ventilation System Preventive Maintenance r/g 8393
  • RGN – Remove depress hose for nominal operations
  • Cleaning ventilation screen in JEM
  • FLUID SHIFTS. СУБА cable installation and connection – Equipment setup / r/g 9363
  • VIBROLAB. Copy and Downlink Data / r/g 9365
  • JRNL – Journal Entry
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • RGN – Initiate drain into EDV
  • Exercise Data Downlink / r/g 6797
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 9277
  • Preparing for Antivirus scan on Auxiliary Computer Laptops / r/g 8247
  • Close Lab window shutter
  • Self-Reaction Test. Reaction Time Test (evening) 

Completed Task List Items

  • 60P US unpack
  • Crew arrival prep 

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • CDRA ops
  • VDS survey

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 07/21: SPRINT, JEM Return Grill Cleaning, JEM A/L pressurization, VEG-01 maintenance
  • Wednesday, 07/22: 43S launch/dock, RS EVA Tool gather and transfer, Fine Motor Skills, N1 stowage reconfig
  • Thursday, 07/23: Crew off duty following 43S dock

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