ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/24/15

HII Transfer Vehicle (HTV)5 Capture/Berthing: Yui and Lindgren captured HTV5 using the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) at 5:29 am CDT this morning.  Next the Robotics Ground Controllers used the SSRMS to maneuver the HTV5 into position to support the inspection of the HTV5 Passive Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) and then maneuvered the HTV5 to and install it on the Node-2 Nadir Active CBM at approximately 8:44 am CST. Kelly and Lindgren then performed the CBM capture/Abolt, vestibule pressurization and outfitting parts 1 and 2. The Robotic Ground Controllers have ungrappled the HTV5 and maneuvered the SSRMS to grapple the HTV5 External Platform (EP).  Robotic Ground Controllers have reconfigured the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) from the Hot Backup Configuration to a nominal operations configuration and powered down the MSS.  Overnight Robotics Ground Controllers will extract the EP from the HTV and handoff to the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Remote Manipulator System (RMS).  Tomorrow morning the crew will perform Vestibule Outfitting part 3, CPA removal and ingress.


Human Research Program (HRP) Operations:

  • Kelly and Kornienko performed their morning and pre-sleep Reaction Self Tests.  This week-long session is in advance of the sleep shift required for the 42 Soyuz relocation later this week.  Reaction Self-Test helps crewmembers objectively identify when their performance capability is degraded by various fatigue-related conditions that can occur as a result of ISS operations and time in space (e.g., acute and chronic sleep restriction, slam shifts, extravehicular activity, and residual sedation from sleep medications).
  • Kelly and Kornienko are performing a week of sleep logging.  The Sleep ISS-12 experiment monitors ambient light exposure and crew member activity and collects subjective evaluations of sleep and alertness. It examines the effects of space flight and ambient light exposure on sleep during a year-long mission on the ISS.


Remote Power Controller Module (RPCM) LAD62B-A RPC 12 (Lab CDRA ASV) Trip: Over the weekend the RPCM LAD62B-A that provides power to the Lab Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Air Selector Valves (ASV) tripped multiple times. This RPCM was replaced on 24-July-2015. This is the first time the RPC 12 has tripped since the RPCM was replaced. RPC 12 has been tripping intermittently since April 1, 2014 while the Lab CDRA is ‘On’ or in ‘Standby’. The replacement of the RPCM was to remove a leg of the fault tree. RPC 12 has been closed and Lab CDRA is currently in standby. It is available for use as needed.


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

  • Self-Reaction Test. Historical Documentation Photos
  • Self-Reaction Test. Reaction Time Test (morning)
  • Self-Reaction Test. Photo Documentation
  • МО-8. Configuration Setup
  • Body Mass Measurement
  • RWS Configuration Setup
  • МО-8. Closeout Ops
  • PCS Verification
  • Closing USOS Window Shutters
  • Acoustic Dosimeter Setup
  • HD Camcorder Set-up
  • Robotic Workstation (RWS) Cupola Crew Restraint (CCR) Installation
  • HTV Approach Monitoring
  • Conference with Search and Rescue Team (ГПСК)
  • Regeneration of БМП Ф1 Micropurification Cartridge (start)
  • Collecting condensate water samples from СРВ-К2М before Gas-Liquid Mixture Filter (ФГС) into Russian Samplers – start r/g 9695
  • Photography in MRM1 for КЛ-108/109Ц digital unit installation feasibility assessment / r/g 9694
  • UDOD. Experiment Ops. / r/g 9688
  • HTV Approach Monitoring
  • Hardware prepack for return and disposal on ТК 716 / r/g 9646
  • Surface samples from SM equipment and structures / r/g 9686
  • SSRMS HTV Grapple
  • Centerline Berthing Camera System (CBCS) Power up
  • Node 2 – Port CBM Pre-mate Status Verification
  • Soyuz 716 Sokol Suit Leak Check
  • HAM radio session from Columbus
  • Video downlink from LAB (end)
  • CALET H/W setup for video acquisition
  • Sokol Suit Drying – Set up Suits 1 and 2 for Drying [Aborted]
  • HTV – Hardware Command Panel (HCP) Inhibit and Stow
  • Node 2 CBM – Capture and Acquire Bolts
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • Video of greetings r/g 9696
  • Removal of Centerline Berthing Camera System (CBCS)
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • Relocate cargo items from unauthorized RS stowage locations  r/g 9687
  • Connecting TV Camera КЛ-153М to MRM1 TVS / r/g 9693
  • Condensate tank dump  to CWC (end)
  • Testing MPEG-2 TV Transmission via Ku-band
  • HTV/N2 –  Vestibule Pressurization and Leak Check
  • Terminate Drying Suits 1, 2 [Aborted]
  • Start Drying the 3rd Space suit and Set Up the 1st t Pair of Gloves for Drying [Aborted]
  • FS – Urine Collection Hardware Setup
  • ARED – Cylinder Flywheel Evacuation
  • CALCIUM. Experiment Session 11. / r/g 9685
  • Finish drying the first pair of gloves and start drying the second pair [Aborted]
  • Node 2 Nadir/HTV Vestibule Outfitting, Part 1
  • Exercise Data Downlink / r/g 6797
  • Terminate drying the second pair of gloves [Aborted]
  • SOZh maintenance
  • RWS Cupola Crew Restraint (CCR) Removal
  • WRM – Water Consumption Balance, place holder
  • Photo of SM window 2 exterior after EVA-41 cleaning / r/g 9703
  • Finish drying the 3rd suit, start drying the 3rd pair of gloves [Aborted]
  • Thermolab – Instrumentation Ops for Circadian Rhythms
  • Terminate drying the 3rd pair of gloves [Aborted]
  • Stow suits and gloves after drying [Aborted]
  • БМП Ф1 Absorption Cartridge Regeneration (end)
  • Self-Reaction Test. Reaction Time Test (evening)


Completed Task List Items

  • Air quality survey
  • COL ziplock stow
  • P/TV external inspection from JEM
  • Short Duran Mission prep: generic gather, MOBIPV gather, P/TV gather, video gather


Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • HTV5 capture/berthing


Three-Day Look Ahead:

Tuesday, 08/25: HTV5 ingress, HTV5 cargo transfer, OBT emergency delta review, NanoRacks Multi-Gas Monitor Deploy 1

Wednesday, 08/26: Ocular Health, Capillary Beverage, 42S redocking training

Thursday, 08/27: Ocular Health, HTV cargo transfer, PEPS Inspect


QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component Status
Elektron On
Vozdukh Manual
[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) On
[СКВ] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”) Off
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab Standby
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 Operate
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab Shutdown
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Process
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full Up