ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/18/15

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Status:  Overnight, Robotic Flight Controllers attempted different techniques to move the Mobile Transporter (MT) to Worksite 4, none of which accomplished the task.  During these attempts, the team observed the Port Crew Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart move slightly with the MT, while the Starboard CETA cart did not.  Therefore, the team is focusing on the possibility of a brake engagement associated with the Starboard CETA cart.  Disengaging the CETA cart brake will require an EVA.  Team 4 has been activated in order to plan for an EVA early next week in order to accomplish the task prior to 62P Docking on Wednesday.


Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparation:  Kelly and Kopra prepared for an EVA early next week by initiating charge cycles for the Rechargeable EVA Battery Assemblies (REBA), Helmet Lights, Pistol Grip Tools (PGT), and Long Life Batteries (LLB).  Two D4 cameras were configured and Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFERs) were checked out.  In addition, the crew worked to resize Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMUs).  EMU 3010 was resized for Kelly and EMU 3003 was resized for Kopra.


NanoRacks Module Installations:  Kelly installed NanoRacks modules that arrived on the Orbital ATK-4 (OA-4) in a NanoRacks Platform-2 locker in the JEM Pressurized Module (JPM).  These five modules contain a wide range of experiments developed by high school students, including water purification, protein crystallation, plant inoculation for disease protection, metal corrosion, etc.  NanoRacks Platforms provide power and data transfer capabilities for NanoRacks Modules.


Marrow:  Kelly retrieved air sampling hardware from the OA-4 vehicle for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Marrow investigation.  Peake prepared and then temporarily stowed the hardware, which will be used to take breath and ambient air samples immediately after waking tomorrow.  The Marrow investigation looks at the effect of microgravity on the bone marrow. It is believed that microgravity, like long-duration bed rest on Earth, has a negative effect on the bone marrow and the blood cells that are produced in the marrow. The extent of this effect, and its recovery, are of interest to space research and healthcare providers on Earth.


Cognition: Kopra performed his Flight Day 6 session of the Cognition experiment.  The Individualized Real-Time Neurocognitive Assessment Toolkit for Space Flight Fatigue (Cognition) investigation is a battery of tests that measure how spaceflight-related physical changes, such as microgravity and lack of sleep, can affect cognitive performance. Cognition includes ten brief computerized tests that cover a wide range of cognitive functions, and provides immediate feedback on current and past test results. The software used allows for real-time measurement of cognitive performance while in space.


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


Veg-01:  Kelly refilled the Veg-01 plant pillows with water. The Veg-01 investigation is used to assess on-orbit function and performance of the Veggie facility, focusing on the growth and development of seedlings in the spaceflight environment and the composition of microbial flora on the plants and the facility.  For this run, Zinnias will be grown for 60 days and are expected to produce flowers.


Space Headaches:   Peake completed another Daily Space Headaches questionnaire as part of his week-long series.  The daily questionnaires are only scheduled immediately after arrival of a new crewmember to the ISS.  Weekly questionnaires will be completed in subsequent weeks.  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.


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

  • BSA Maintenance Initiation
  • LLB battery Charging
  • NANORACK Platform Install:
  • Cognition
  • SAFER Checkout
  • EMU Resize
  • BIOSIGNAL. Temperature check in Cryogem-03
  • ISS crew and ГОГУ (RSA Flight Control Management Team) weekly conference
  • ECLSS Recycle Tank Remove and Replace
  • COSMOCARD. Closeout Ops
  • Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • IMS Tagup
  • ТКГ 428 (DC1) Stowage and IMS Ops
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • Preparation of Hardware for SSU Checkout
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • ТКГ 428 (DC1) Stowage Completion Report
  • VCA1 Camera Adjustment
  • VEG-01 – Refilling Root Mat with Water
  • Removal of ССД305 Light in Progress 428 (DC1) Stow the unit removed from ТКГ 428 ССД305 to bag 407-34 (00050114R) (МИМ1_ПБ_407_1) Report to MCC ССД305 No.
  • KUB6-C – Hardware Setup
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • Cygnus Cargo Operations Tagup
  • JRNL – Journal Entry
  • KUB6-T – Hardware Setup
  • EPO – Photo Documentation
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) – Intravehicular Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter (IV-TEPC) Relocate
  • PPS – Hardware Setup
  • RGN REC-TNK – Remove depress hose for nominal operations
  • Deactivation of ТК 718 Gas Analyzer
  • ТКГ 428 (DC1) Activation, Air Duct Removal
  • Gas Analyzer Deactivation in ТК 719
  • Removing two [CA] 1, 2 TV cameras and СГ2-14В light units in Soyuz 719 (Stow TV cameras (2) in ТК 718 БО for return, Light Units – in ТК 719 БО for disposal)
  • T2 CMS Introduction
  • Setup and Activation of КСПЭ Equipment in DC1 for TV coverage “Removal of Quick Release Screw Clamps (ЗВБ)” in MPEG2 format via Ku-band
  • Countermeasures System (CMS) – T2 treadmill – Glenn Harness Configuration
  • MELFI – Familiarization
  • On MCC GO Removal of Internal Transfer System (ССВП) Quick-Release Screw Clamps and Video Recording of DC1-ТКГ 428 Interface
  • ESA Weekly Crew Conference
  • Deactivation of КСПЭ equipment in DC1 after TV coverage “Removal of Quick Release Screw Clamps (ЗВБ)”
  • DC1-ТКГ 428 (DC1) Hatch Closure
  • On MCC GO DC1-СУ and СУ-Progress 428 (DC1)  hatch leak check
  • PPS – Bench Setup
  • OTKLIK. Hardware Monitoring
  • Soyuz 719 Samsung tablet charge – initiate
  • CIR – Experiment Ops
  • Portable Power Supply (PPS)  Settings
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • CIR – Experiment Ops
  • MARROW – Air Sampling
  • CSA – Preliminary steps before blood sample collection
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • CIR – Experiment Ops
  • CONTUR-2. Experiment Session
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • Vacuum Cleaning of ВД1 and ВД2 air ducts in DC1
  • CIR – Rack Doors Close
  • CONTUR-2. De-installation of master arm with adapter from panel 418
  • EVA – Short Extravehicular Mobility Unit (SEMU) Refresher and Delta Training
  • Vacuum cleaning of SM  Dust Filter Cartridges 1-4
  • Inspection and Photography of lower dust collectors ПФ1, ПФ2 in SM
  • Portable Power Supply (PPS) Experiment
  • IMS and Stowage Conference
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • Evening Work Prep
  • RGN – Initiate drain into EDV
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • CONTENT. Experiment Ops
  • EML – Experiment Ops
  • Charging Soyuz 719 Samsung tablet – termination
  • RGN – Terminate water drain into EDV
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band)
  • USOS Window Shutter Close
  • SHD – Weekly Questionnaire
  • COGN-T – Hardware Activation
  • Closure of SM window shutters No.6,8,9,12,13,14
  • ODF Books Update on IPAD ECON-M. Observation and Photography
  • URAGAN Observations and Photography
  • Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media
  • Installation of inserts to ease opening of SM interior panel locks (Unstow Элементы конструкции (Structural Elements) kit (004890R), ФГБ1ПГО_4_427_1, СТВ No.1112 (004106J)
  • IMS Delta File Prep


Completed Task List Items

  • WHC KTO Replace


Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Nominal Commanding


Three-Day Look Ahead:

Saturday, 12/19:  60P Undocking, EVA Preparations

Sunday, 12/20:  EVA Preparations

Monday, 12/21:  62P Launch,  ISS Tasks TBD


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 Idle
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Norm
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Full Up
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Off