ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/9/15

Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Vertigo:  Kelly and Yui set up and performed a SPHERES Vertigo run today.  This investigation uses the SPHERES free-flying satellites to demonstrate and test enhanced technologies and techniques related to visual inspection and navigation. This effort incorporates hardware and software that enables multiple SPHERES to construct 3 Dimensional (3D) models of a target object and then perform relative navigation solely by reference to those 3D models.


MAGVECTOR:  The sixth run of the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) MAGVECTOR experiment started today.  MAGVECTOR qualitatively investigates the interaction between a moving magnetic field and an electrical conductor. The expected changes in the magnetic field structure on the ram and wake side of the electrical conductor are of interest for technical applications as well as for astrophysical research.


Large Format Motion Picture Camera (IMAX): Kelly connected the IMAX Codex to a Station Support Computer (SSC) for a downlink of recorded video files.  IMAX filmmakers intend to produce a three dimensional movie called A Perfect Planet, using ISS-based video and images to show how natural and human forces shape planet Earth. The film will also showcase NASA’s exploration efforts and highlight the ISS as a platform for scientific research and a stepping stone to deep space exploration.


Journals: Kelly performed a Journals activity today. The Journals investigation obtains information on behavioral and human issues that are relevant to the design of equipment and procedures used during astronauts during extended-duration missions. Study results provide information used in preparation for future missions to low-Earth orbit and beyond.


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.


Space Headaches: Yui and Lindgren answered their weekly Space Headaches questionnaires today.  Headaches can be a common complaint during spaceflight. The Space Headaches experiment will provide information that may help in the development of methods to alleviate associated symptoms and improvement in the well-being and performance of crew members in space.


NanoRack Cubesat Deployer (NRCSD) #6 Operations:  Overnight, additional troubleshooting was performed to attempt to launch the cubesats.  The latches were cycled during a Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) Emergency Stop (E-stop) test to jolt the deployer.  Attempts to release satellites in Deployer #6 using JEMRMS motion were not successful.  Teams are discussing the forward plan.


Node 1 Nadir Power Connections Part 2:  As part of USOS Reconfiguration, Lindgren and Yui changed out bulkhead feedthrough connectors in the Lab to Node 1 vestibule, then mated pre-routed jumper cables to the ISS 1 and 4 power domains.  These cables will provide power to Node 1 Nadir Berthing Port and Galley Rack.   During this activity, Lindgren was unable to mate two connectors due to interference caused by incorrect clocking of a connector’s back-shell.  A jumper was installed to provide interim power to airlock shell heaters. Engineering teams are meeting to determine a forward plan and any impacts to Saturday’s planned leak check of the Lab/Node 1 vestibule.


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

  • SLEEP Questionnaire
  • HAM radio session from Columbus
  • ISS crew and ГОГУ (RSA Flight Control Management Team) weekly conference
  • LAB – RPCM Adapter Review
  • SPHERES – Camera Setup and Video Recording
  • ISS HAM RADIO Power Down
  • RS3 Laptop Activation
  • ТКГ 429 (SM Aft) Transfers and IMS Ops
  • Collect SM and FGB Air Samples Using АК-1М Sampler
  • КЦП2 and Laptop RS3 Transition and Upgrade to SW Version 08.08.
  • SM Air Sampling for FREON Using АК-1М Sampler
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • SPHERES – Camcorder Setup and Test
  • Treatment of FGB structural elements and shell areas with Fungistat
  • Test of Laptop RS3-КЦП2-ЦВМ-ТВМ Command & Data Line.
  • RS3 Laptop Deactivation.
  • RS2 Laptop Activation
  • Laptop RS2 Transition and Upgrade to SW Version 08.08
  • Replacement of СД1-7 Light Units with ССД305 Light Units (3) in DC1, Replacement of fuses in ЩО-ЛО light panel.
  • Test of Laptop RS2-КЦП2-ЦВМ-ТВМ Command & Data Line.
  • IMAX – Connecting to SSC
  • EXPOSE-R. Copy and Downlink Data
  • Node 1 – Nadir port prep
  • Transition and Upgrade of REMOTE RS LAPTOP SW to БВС SW Version 08.08.
  • Treatment of FGB structural elements and shell areas with Fungistat
  • Replacement of СД1-7 Light Units with ССД305 Light Units (3) in DC1, Replacement of fuses in ЩО-ЛО light panel.
  • TOCA Calibration
  • MAGVEC – Connecting USB
  • MAGVEC – Configuration of MagVector
  • HMS – Food Frequency Questionnaire
  • VCA1 Camera Adjustment
  • SPHERES – Data Export
  • IMAX – Terminate Battery Charge
  • Power down hardware downstream of NOD2 UOP2 per Plug in Plan (PiP)
  • ECLSS Recycle Tank Remove and Replace
  • Node 1 – Nadir port prep
  • RS1 Laptop Deactivation.
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Monitoring Lulin-5 Readings.
  • ROBoT – Simulator Proficiency Training
  • Bringing ODF (БВС and СУДН) up to date using ТКГ 429 (SM Aft) delivered files
  • Download Pille Dosimeter Readings
  • SHD – Questionnaire
  • JRNL – Journal Entry
  • Treatment of FGB structural elements and shell areas with Fungistat
  • IMAX – Terminate Codex 512 GB Drive charge
  • Loading ТВМ1-Н Log-file dump SW on RSS1 Laptop. ТВМ1-Н Log-File Dump
  • MRM2 comm config to support the P/L Ops
  • Kulonovskiy Kristall Experiment Run.
  • INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops
  • SHD – Questionnaire
  • IMAX – Power down
  • MRM2 Comm Reconfig for Nominal Ops
  • TOCA Calibration
  • Video Footage of Greetings


Completed Task List Items

  • WHC KTO Replace
  • Safety Video Followup [In Work]
  • 61P US Unpack [In Work]


Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • System safing in support of Node 1 Nadir Power Connections Part 2


Three-Day Look Ahead:

Saturday, 10/10:  Crew Off Duty, Node 1/Lab Vestible Leak Check (Modules forward of Node 1 will be isolated)

Sunday, 10/11:  Weekly Cleaning, Crew Off Duty

Monday, 10/12:  Crew Holiday


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”) On
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) Standby
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full Up