ISS Daily Summary Report – 09/26/2016

Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP)/Small Fine Arm Attachment Mechanism (SAM) removal: FE-5 retracted the Japanese Experiment Module Airlock (JEMAL) slide table into the module and removed the MPEP and SAM.  Tomorrow, the crew will ingress Pressurized Mating Adapter-2 (PMA2) to retrieve the JEM ORU Transfer Interface (JOTI) and install it on the Slide Table to support the Robotics External Leak Locator (RELL). 

Lab Window Inspection and Cleaning:  Today, the crew inspected the Lab Window for contamination and damage. This inspection attempts to document any contamination or damage there may be on any of the Window pane surfaces.  After the inspection, the crew cleaned the inboard surface of Lab Window Primary Pressure Pane.  The cleaning is being performed to enhance the optics for the METEOR Payload installed in the Window Observational Research Facility (WORF).

Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Quarterly Maintenance: Today, the crew completed regularly scheduled ARED maintenance. They greased the Vibration Isolation System (VIS) rails and rollers and inspected the X-rotation dashpots and main arm bearings.  In addition, the crew performed an ARED Flywheel Cylinder Evacuation that was scheduled for later this week. 

Cygnus Capture On-board Training (OBT):  FE-5 and FE-6 participated in a conference with ground specialist to discuss the overall Cygnus (OA-5) capture training plan.  FE-5 and FE-6 reviewed the capture procedure, Backaway Cue Card and Capture Cue card.  Finally the crew performed the computer based training (CBT) review of the OA-5 mission profile, rendezvous crew procedures and interfaces for monitoring and commanding Cygnus.  OA-5 is scheduled to arrive at the ISS in October.

Story Time from Space: Over the weekend, FE-6 recorded the reading of two books, “The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm” and “Rosie Revere, Engineer”, as part of Story Time from Space. Story Time consists of reading seven children’s books with space/science/cooperation themes as an advocacy Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) and Literacy project. The Story Time project provides an opportunity to deliver ISS research content to communities that have not previously been engaged in the space program.

Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Urine Receptacle (UR) Routine Maintenance:  The crew performed a change out of the WHC UR and insert filter. Following the change out, WHC exhibited some off nominal signatures.  The crew performed initial troubleshooting steps, and will continue troubleshooting tomorrow to regain functionality of the WHC. In the meantime, the crew will use the [ACY].

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

  • Multi Omics Saliva Operations
  • МО-8. H/W set up
  • EKON-M. Observations and photography
  • Multi Omics Saliva sample MELFI Insertion
  • Body Mass Measurement – BMMD
  • Multi Omics Question
  • MO-8 equipment stowage
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) WSTA Fill
  • XF305 Camcorder Setup
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table Extension to JPM Side
  • BAR. Performing experiment
  • JEM Airlock Capture Mechanism Release
  • MPEP Removal from SAM
  • SAM removal from JEM Airlock Slide Table
  • Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Quarterly Maintenance
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table Retraction from JPM Side
  • Robot Startup
  • Lab Window Inspection Photo/TV Camera Setup
  • On-Board Training (OBT) Cygnus Conference
  • On-board Training (OBT) Cygnus Robotics Review
  • MRM2 comm config to support the P/L Ops
  • Kulonovskiy Kristall H/W setup
  • On-board Training (OBT) Cygnus Rendezvous Review
  • Kulonovskiy Kristall Experiment Ops Tagup with specialists
  • Meteor Partial Removal
  • LAB Window Inspection Review
  • LAB Window Inspection
  • MRM2 Comm Reconfig for Nominal Ops
  • In-Flight Maintenance (IFM) Lab Window Cleaning
  • LAB Window Inspection Cleanup
  • Kulonovskiy Kristall –  Data Copy and Downlink
  • Meteor Partial Installation
  • ELEKTRON purge after deactivation
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • Personal CO2 Monitor Donn

Completed Task List Items

  • Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus Sample Insert/Retrieve [Completed Sunday]
  • Habitability Human Factors Directed Observations [Completed Sunday]
  • Manufacturing Device Print Removal, Clean and Stow [Completed Sunday]
  • Swap Station Support Computers (SSCs) 5 & 17 for ROBoT [Completed Sunday]
  • ROBoT Software Startup [Completed Sunday]
  • Story Time Book Rhino Read [Completed Sunday]
  • Story Time Book Rosie Read [Completed Sunday]
  • ZBook Server Location Assessment [Completed Sunday]
  • WHC Urine Receptacle and Insert Filter R&R
  • BEAM IMV Coupling Verification
  • AQM Relocate
  • Water Sample Reclaim
  • JAXA Video Taking Part 6 (Active)

Ground Activities
All activities completed unless otherwise noted.

  • N3 MCA Zero Calibration
  • Lab MCA Activation

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 09/27: PMA2 Ingress, JOTI/RELL Installation in JEMAL Slide Table
  • Wednesday, 09/28: Finemotor Skills, Hard to Wet Surfaces
  • Thursday, 09/29: BEAM Ingress and Modal Test 

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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