ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/25/2016

SpaceX (SpX)-9 Unberth: The crew packed critical items and egressed the vehicle in preparation for Dragon departure.  Dragon was unberthed from the ISS via ground commanding at 4 PM CDT today. The vehicle will be maneuvered via ground commanding to an overnight park position in preparation for release tomorrow at 5:11 AM CDT with splashdown approximately 5 hours later.

  • Polar 1 ISS to Dragon Transfer: Polar 1 was powered down, de-cabled, and removed from the EXPRESS Rack and transferred to the starboard powered payload location of SpX-9. A second crew member concurrently installed and powered the Polar and Transportation Cage Unit of the Mouse Epigenetics investigation into the Dragon.
  • Double Coldbag Pack: The crew transferred cold samples and required Ice Bricks from MELFI-2, MELFI-3, Glacier 2, MERLIN 5, and SABL S/N 2 into Double Coldbags in preparation for Dragon descent.

Biological Rhythms 48 Multi Media Card Exchange: The crew stopped the 24-hour recording that began yesterday, changed out the Multi Media Card and battery of the Digital Walk Holter ECG, and began the second 24-hour recording. The objective of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Biological Rhythms 48 is to study the effects of long-term microgravity exposure on heart function by analyzing an astronaut’s electrocardiogram for 48 hours. 

Mouse Epigenetics Transfer and Closeout Operations: The crew prepared all twelve of theTransportation Cage Units (TCU) before removing the Mouse Habitat Cage Units from the Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) and transferring the mice into the TCUs in the Glove Box for return. The crew also transferred the food cartridges and disconnected the supporting Glove Box hardware.

LS-1 Server Issues: Last night the LS-1 server had to be rebooted multiple times and continued to experience issues this morning. There are no major impacts at this time. The server will be rebooted as necessary. The server will be reconfigured to set up for the possibility of rebuilding a new server overnight to protect tomorrow’s SpX-9 departure.

Robotics Operations: Last night Robotics Ground Controllers actuated the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) to unstow Robot Micro Conical Tool #2 (RMCT2) from the SPDM Tool Holster Assembly (THA) in preparation for the Remote Power Control Module (RPCM) P12B_A change out operations this Friday and Saturday.

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

  • SPLANH. Preparation and Initiate EGEG Recording r/g 3191
  • MORZE. Evaluation using SPRUT-2
  • Morning Inspection, Laptop RS1(2) Reboot
  • SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test
  • Morning Inspection, Laptop RSS1,2 Reboot
  • BLR48 starting measurement
  • Double Cold Bag (DCB) Packing Equipment
  • Mouse Epigenetics. Transportation Cage Unit Preparation Part 3
  • Double Cold Bag (DCB) Packing
  • SSIPC Management / ISS Crew Tagup
  • MORZE. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake / r/g 3187
  • Work Prep
  • Equipment search and procedure review prior to ЦВМ1 (R-107) firmware upgrade r/g 3200
  • Environmental Health System (EHS), Relocation of Intravehicular Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter
  • IDENTIFICATION. Copy ИМУ-Ц micro-accelerometer data to laptop / r/g 1589
  • MORZE. Psycho-physiological Evaluation: Tsentrovka, SENSOR Tests
  • Soyuz 731 Samsung Tablet Recharge, initiate
  • XF305 Camcorder Settings Adjustment
  • MOUSE Post-experiment Animal Transfer
  • On MCC GO Sampling condensate water (KAV) before СРВ-К2М Gas-liquid mixture filter (ФГС) to drink bags, end / r/g 3195
  • Collecting condensate water samples [КАВ] up to СРВ-К2М БКО, equipment setup, sampler installation / r/g 3195
  • DRAGON. Transfers
  • Connecting SM Kurs-P Antenna Feeder (АФУ) from DC1 АФУ to MRM2 АФУ assembly and photography of connection site /  r/g 8049
  • Crew Departure Prep
  • SPLANH. Termination EGEG Recording and Closeout Ops r/g 3192
  • SPLANH. Photography of the Experiment Ops / r/g 3188
  • Collecting condensate water samples [КАВ] up to СРВ-К2М БКО, sampler replacement / r/g 3195
  • DAN. Experiment Operator Assistance / r/g 2780
  • DAN. Experiment Tagup with specialists / r/g 2780
  • DAN. Photography During the Experiment / r/g 3185
  • MOUSE Transportation Cage Unit handover to the crew for transfer in Dragon 9
  • DRAGON. Transfers
  • POLAR1 Transfer to Dragon
  • MOUSE Item Consolidation
  • GLOVE BOX. Glove Box Closeout Ops
  • Environmental Health System (EHS), Microbial Capture Device (MCD) and Coliform Detection Bag Ops
  • Dragon Center Stack Transfers
  • Н1 Pump R&R in КОБ2 Thermal Loop 4СПН2 Pump Panel r/g 3201
  • MORZE. Psycho-physiological Evaluation: Strelau Test
  • MORZE. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake / r/g 3187
  • Soyuz 731 Samsung Tablet Recharge, terminate
  • БРП-М water sampling to drink bags / r/g 3195
  • USOS Window Shutter Close
  • Dragon Cargo Operations Conference
  • Dragon Egress in Preparation for Departure
  • MORZE. Psycho-physiological Evaluation: Cattell’s Test
  • СВО-ЗВ water sampling to Russian drink bags / r/g 3195
  • Sampling condensate water [КАВ] upstream of СРВК-2М БКО, removing sampler, equipment disassembly / r/g 3195
  • Installation of Node 2 Nadir Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) Controller Panel Assembly (CPA)
  • OTKLIK. Hardware Monitoring / r/g 1588
  • MORZE. Closeout Ops
  • MORZE. Psycho-physiological Evaluation: SUPOS Test
  • Pre-pack cargo items for return or disposal on Soyuz 720 / r/g 3099, 3098
  • MORZE. Experiment setup / r/g 3190
  • Dragon Vestibule Configuration for Demate
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • Pre-pack PK-4 Hard Drives for return stowage on Soyuz 720 r/g 3099
  • Pre-pack cargo items for return or disposal on Soyuz 720 / r/g 3099, 3098
  • Dragon/Node 2 Vestibule Depress
  • MORZE. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake / r/g 3187

Completed Task List Items

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Dragon unberth
  • Nominal ground commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Friday, 08/26: Dragon release, Biomolecule Sequencer ops, Biological Rhythms 48, Fine Motor Skills, HMS Fundoscope exam, crew departure prep
  • Saturday, 08/27: Crew off duty
  • Sunday, 08/28: Crew off duty

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:







[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”)


[СКВ] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”)


Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab


Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3


Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab


Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3


Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA)


Urine Processing Assembly (UPA)


Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab


Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3

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