ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/1/15

61 Progress (61P) Launch and Dock:   61P launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome this morning at 11:49am CDT.  Once in orbit, the spacecraft performed a 4 orbit rendezvous with ISS and dock to the Service Module aft port at 5:52pm CDT.  61P is delivering over 1500 kgs of supplies to the ISS.


NanoRack Cubesat Deployer 6 (NRCSD#6) Installation:  Kelly opened the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Airlock inner hatch, extended the slide table into the module, and installed the Cubesat Quad Deployers onto the Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) on the slide table.  He was unable to install fasteners that attach the Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI) to the deployer.  Ground teams are investigating and evaluating possible workarounds.  Kelly retracted the slide table back into the Airlock and closed the interior hatch.  The 16 cubesats in the deployers are scheduled for launches on Monday through Wednesday of next week, October 5th – October 7th.


Habitability: Kelly documented his recent observations related to human factors and habitability for the Habitability investigation.  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 and Mars. Observations recorded during 6 month and 1 year missions can help spacecraft designers determine how much habitable volume is required, and whether a mission’s duration impacts how much space crew members need.


Integrated Resistance and Aerobic Training Study (Sprint) Volume of Oxygen Utilized (VO2) Max:  For his Flight Day 75 Sprint VO2 session, Yui attached to himself Electrocardiogram (ECG) electrodes, set up and donned Heart Rate Monitor (HRM) hardware, performed Portable PFS calibrations and an instrumentation check, and then performed the VO2 protocol.  The Sprint VO2 investigation evaluates the use of high intensity, low volume exercise to minimize loss of muscle, bone, and cardiovascular function in ISS crewmembers. Upon completion of this study, investigators expect to provide an integrated resistance and aerobic exercise protocol capable of maintaining muscle, bone and cardiovascular health while reducing total exercise time during long-duration space flights.


Protein Crystallization Research Facility (PCRF) Removal and Data Downlink:  Yui retrieved the temperature logger from the PCRF and downlinked the data via a Station Support Computer (SSC).  He also relocated the PCRF Maintenance Unit (PMU) for troubleshooting of the faulty PCRF Temperature Sensor #3.


Plant Gravity Sensing 2 (PGS2) Investigation:  Yui retrieved a Seed Paper Kit from a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI), prepared the Seed Papers for Culture Dishes and then returned the culture dishes to the MELFI.  Tomorrow the seeds will be inserted into the Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) to start the first of two runs for PGS2.  This investigation supports the study of cellular formation of the gravity sensors and the molecular mechanism for gravity sensing in plants grown in microgravity conditions.


Non-Propulsive Vent (NPV) O-Ring Installation:  Kelly inspected the Node 3 NPV sealing surface and installed new seals today. During an Extravehicular Activity (EVA) this past February, the NPV had been removed from Node 3 exterior in preparation for Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) relocation.  During the removal process, the original seals remained adhered to Node 3 exterior. The NPV will be re-installed onto Node 3 exterior during the ISS Upgrades EVA scheduled for late October.


Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Overnight, Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the MSS and maneuvered the SSRMS to grapple and unstow the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) from Mobile Base System (MBS) Power Data Grapple Fixture 2 (PDGF2).  Next they maneuvered the SPDM in order to perform a survey of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS).  Finally the Robotics Ground Controllers configured the SSRMS and SPDM for the start of the Robotics Refueling Mission (RRM) Phase 2 Science Operations scheduled to begin tomorrow, October 2nd.


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

  • HABIT – Experiment Ops
  • SPRINT – Hardware Setup
  • Equipment Pre-gather for PWS2 R&R
  • JEMAL – Slide Table Extension
  • Prep for PWS2 R&R
  • CUBESAT – Hardware Setup
  • PWS2 R&R Activities
  • VCA2 Camera Adjustment
  • Changing BIOS Settings for PWS2 Laptop
  • PGS2 – Sample Retrieval
  • PGS2 – Sample Preparation
  • ARED Photo
  • NEIROIMMUNITET. Saliva Collection
  • Morning Inspection, Laptop RS1(2) Reboot
  • PWS2 SW Load
  • NEIROIMMUNITET. Closeout Ops
  • PGS2 – Sample Insertion
  • Morning Inspection. Visual Inspection of Circuit Breaker [АЗС] Position on DC1 Power Switch Panel (БВП) and Fuses on DC Fuse Boxes БПП-30, 36 based on LED indication (prior to DC1 power bus check)
  • HAM radio session from Columbus
  • SPRINT – Hardware Power On
  • PWS2 SW Load
  • Crew Off Duty
  • PWS2 Cable Swap
  • PWS2 Activation
  • VIZIR. Experiment Ops
  • ISS HAM RADIO Deactivation
  • Т2 Bungee System Swap
  • КЦП1 and RS1 Laptop Transition to SW Version 08.08
  • BRI Log Dump from RSS1
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • SPRINT – Experiment Ops and Video
  • JEMAL – Slide Table Retraction
  • SEISMOPROGNOZ. Downlink data from Control and Data Acquisition Module (МКСД) HDD
  • Connecting ЕКТС Feeder Unit to PCE antenna feeder
  • HMS – Food Frequency Questionnaire
  • MORZE. Psycho-physiological Evaluation: Kettell Test
  • CALCIUM. Experiment Session 7
  • ECLSS Recycle Tank Remove and Replace
  • Installation of Non-Propulsive Vent Seals in Node3
  • SPRINT – Equipment Stowage
  • Kit relocation from Node 1 to Node 2
  • MORZE. Closeout Ops
  • Soyuz 718 IRIDIUM Phone Charging – Configuration Setup (ФГБ1ПГО_2_224_1, CTB 1017 (002857J), Soft Container (00044322R) and start charging
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • Soyuz 718 Samsung Tablet Computer Charge
  • PCRF – PCRF Logger Removal
  • Node 1 – Berthing Port Modification Kit Equipment Gathering
  • ТК 718 IRIDIUM Phone Charging – Battery Status Check
  • ТК 718 IRIDIUM Phone Charging – Terminate Charge, Teardown the Setup, Closeout Ops
  • PCRF – Experiment Ops
  • PCRF – Data Transfer to ELT2
  • ТК 717 IRIDIUM Phone Charging – Setup, Start Charging
  • OTKLIK. Hardware Monitoring / r/g 0030
  • ТК 717 IRIDIUM Phone Charging – Battery Status Check
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • ТПК 717 IRIDIUM Phone Charging – Terminate Charge, Teardown the setup, Closeout Ops (ФГБ1ПГО_2_224_1, CTB 1017 (002857J), Soft Container (00044322R)
  • Soyuz 718 Samsung tablet charging – end
  • Node 1 – Berthing port modification kit procedure review
  • On-orbit Hearing Assessment using EARQ
  • SPRINT – Closeout Ops
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • RGN – Initiate drain into EDV
  • CLSW Tool Gathering
  • PWS2 Reboot
  • Closing USOS Window Shutters
  • RGN – Terminate water drain into EDV
  • SEISMOPROGNOZ. Download data from Control and Data Acquisition Module (МКСД) HDD (end) and start backup
  • RGN REC-TNK – Remove depress hose for nominal operations
  • Closure of outer covers on SM windows 6,8,9,12,13 and 14
  • Crew conference with Astronaut Office
  • Flight Director
  • Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification
  • Node 1 – Conference to discuss upcoming Node 1 Mod Kit installation
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • Post-Exercise Hygiene Procedure
  • Activation/Deactivation of MPEG2 Multicast TV Data Monitoring
  • Life On The Station Photo and Video
  • Camcorder Stowage
  • Preparation for Progress 429 Docking to SM Aft
  • Activation of MPEG2 Multicast TV Monitoring
  • ТКГ 429 Docking to SM Aft / Motion Control and Navigation System (СУДН), 2.2 pp. 2-2, 2-3 (10-11); TORU 4 p. 19-27 + r/g 0147 Comm Reconfig for Nominal Ops after Docking
  • ТКГ 429 Docking to SM Aft
  • On MCC Go Activation of MPEG2 Multicast Recording Mode on CP SSC
  • ТКГ 429 Docking to SM Aft
  • Closing Applications and Downlink of MPEG2 Multicast video via OCA
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • Preparation of reports for Roscosmos site
  • ECON-M. Observations and Photography


Completed Task List Items

  • Safety Video Follow-Up [In Work]


Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Timetag commanding associated with Optimized Propellant Maneuver (OPM)


Three-Day Look Ahead:

Friday, 10/02: JEMAL Depress, MELFI 2 Troubleshooting, MF Bed, IX Bed, EFA & MCA R&Rs, Cap. Beverage, WRS Waste Water Filter replace, RRM Phase 2

Saturday, 10/03: Weekly Cleaning, Crew Off Duty

Sunday, 10/04: Crew Off Duty


QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component Status
Elektron Off
Vozdukh Manual
[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) Off
[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) Standby
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Norm
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full Up