ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/6/15

NanoRack Cubesat Deployer (NRCSD) #6 Operations:  Yesterday, two Danish cubesats and the first 4 Dove cubesats of the “Flock 2” fleet of satellites were launched.  This morning an additional 4 Dove cubesats were launched and the final 6 Dove cubesats will be launched tonight.  The Dove nanosatellites enable imagery of the entire planet to be taken on a frequent basis, with humanitarian and environmental applications ranging from monitoring deforestation and the ice caps to disaster relief and improving agriculture yields in developing nations.  A total of 16 cubesats will be deployed this week:  14 Planet Lab Doves and the 2 Danish satellites.


Sleep Log:  Kelly and Kornienko continued a week-long set of Sleep Log entries by making daily entries.  The Sleep ISS-12 experiment monitors ambient light exposure and crew member activity and collects subjective evaluations of sleep and alertness.  The investigation examines the effects of space flight and ambient light exposure on sleep during a year-long mission on the ISS.


Node 1, 2 and 3 Cable Routes:  As part of USOS Reconfiguration, Lindgren finished an activity he started yesterday to install power and data cables within Node 1.  Once complete, he re-installed all of the closeout panels he had removed in support of this activity.  Yui, routed power cables from the Node 2 DC-to-DC Converter Unit (DDCU) Rack to the Node 2 Aft Bulkhead.  The cables will eventually provide redundant power to Node 1 Nadir Berthing Port and Node 1 Galley Rack.  Kelly re-routed a Node 3 Sample Delivery System (SDS) power cable which will provide power to a new Node 1 Deck SDS Valve. This cable was previously routed, however laid short of the connection point.  The Node 3 cable routing called for a widespread powerdown of Node 3 systems, including the Node 3-1 MDM, OGA, MCA, and CDRA.  The Lab CDRA was activated for CO2 removal.


Remote Power Control Module (RPCM) N31B4A F1 Change Out:  Kelly replaced RPCM N31B4A F1 which is located behind Node 3 Avionics Rack #1.  The RPCM had experienced a switch anomaly in March 2015 which prevented power distribution to Audio Bus Coupler (ABC)-5, an Orbital Replacement Unit (ORU) that provides a redundant Audio path for voice and Caution/Warning Tones to and from Node 3 and Cupola Modules.


Russian Treadmill (БД-2) Repair:  Today, Kornienko and Kononenko have replaced a broken Thrust Compensator Bracket on the Russian Treadmill (БД-2).  The bracket was reported as broken last month.  With no onboard spares available, Russian Ground Teams manifested a replacement bracket onboard Progress 61P.  Mission Control Center (MCC)-M has given the Russian Crew a go for БД-2 exercise.  The Russian Crew had been using the US Treadmill 2 (T2) while БД-2 was out of service.


Robotics Refueling Mission (RRM):  Yesterday, the Robotics Ground Controllers maneuvered Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) Arm2 into position to continue the Robotics Refueling Mission (RRM) payload Task Board 3 (TB3) Science Operations.  All objectives for TB3 were completed. This evening and overnight, ground controllers will begin TB4 science operations.


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

  • Node 2 – Cable Installation/Routing Ops
  • Geophysical Experiment ГФИ-1. Charging battery for Relaksatstiya experiment
  • Node 2 – Cable Installation/Routing Ops – Hardware gathering for cable installation/routing
  • On MCC GO Vozdukh Deactivation
  • БД-2 Repair
  • CARDIOVECTOR. Experiment Ops
  • Node 2 – Cable Installation/Routing Ops – Cable Installation
  • HOPA –  Operations
  • COSMOCARD. Preparation Ops. Starting 24-hr ECG Recording
  • CUPOLA Window Shutter Close
  • Node 3 – Cable Installation/Routing Ops
  • В3 Fan Screen Cleaning in MRM2
  • Node 1 – Cable Installation/Routing Ops
  • NOD3 UOP1 & UOP44 Hardware Powerdown
  • Node 2 – Cable Installation/Routing Ops
  • Vacuum Cleaning В1, В2 air ducts in MRM2
  • RPCM R&R NOD3O4 N31B4A F1
  • Air Heater Fan [БВН] Screen Cleaning in ТК 718
  • Node 3 Cable Routing/Installation
  • Power Up NOD2 CQ-1 (Crew Quarter 1) Equipment
  • ISS SRVR1 – Loading backup Hard Drives
  • Psychological Evaluation Program (WinSCAT)
  • On MCC GO Vozdukh Atmosphere Purification System [СОА] Activation
  • Filling (separation) of EDV (KOV) for Elektron or EDV-SV.
  • MRM2 comm config to support the P/L Ops
  • KULONOVSKIY KRISTALL. Hardware Setup and Configuration
  • OBT – HTV Rendezvous and Docking Conference
  • ISS EMU Swap
  • ISS SRVR1 – Stowage of loaded b/u hard drives
  • Kulonovskiy Kristall Experiment Photography
  • INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops
  • HAM radio session from Columbus
  • MRM2 Comm Reconfig for Nominal Ops
  • CONTENT. Experiment Ops
  • NOD3 UOP1 & UOP 4 Hardware Powerup
  • RELAKSATSIYA. Mounting hardware on CQ window No.1
  • Saving personal data from RSK2 Laptop prior to installation of a new SW version
  • RELAKSATSIYA. Parameter Settings
  • Node 1 – Cable Installation/Routing Ops
  • PMM Hygiene Questionnaire
  • RELAKSATSIYA. Observation
  • Saving personal data from RSK2 Laptop prior to installation of a new SW version
  • OGS – Mating QD connectors
  • Evening Work Prep
  • RELAKSATSIYA. Closeout Ops
  • Preparation of reports for Roscosmos site
  • ECON-M. Observations and Photography
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • KULONOVSKIY KRISTALL. Copy and Transfer Data to Hard Drive


Completed Task List Items

  • Safety Video Followup [In Work]
  • 61P Unpack [In Work]


Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • JEMRMS Operations in support of CubeSat deploys
  • System Safing in preparation for RPCM N31B4A F1 Change Out
  • Robotics Refueling Mission Science Operations [In Work]


Three-Day Look Ahead:

Wednesday, 10/07:  NRCSD #6 Deploys, RRM Ops, EMU Loop Scrubs, EMU resizing

Thursday, 10/08:  SPHERES, Node 1 Nadir Power Connections Part 1, MELFI-2 RIU replacement

Friday, 10/09:  SPHERES, Node 1 Nadir Power Connections Part 2


QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

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