ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/19/2016

Soyuz 48S Launch:  48S launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at GMT 293/08:05:14.378, carrying Expedition 49 crewmembers Shane Kimbrough, Andrei Borisenko, and Sergey Ryzhikov to the ISS.  Vehicle experienced a nominal ascent and all solar arrays and antennas successfully deployed. The Soyuz will perform a 34-orbit rendezvous before docking with the ISS on Friday, October 21 at 9:59 am GMT.

Combustion Integration Rack (CIR) Remove and Replace (R&R): FE-6 disconnected the water umbilicals at the CIR Z-Panel, removing water pressure from the rack.  The crew then accessed and changed out the Multi-user Droplet Combustion Apparatus (MDCA) Supply and Return hoses.  Last week the rack was connected to the Vacuum Exhaust System to remove the water from within the CIR.  Today’s hose changeouts will enable the resumption of FLame Extinguishment-2 (FLEX-2) operations using a decane fuel and will position CIR for implementation of the Cool Flames Investigation (CFI) arriving on OA-5. The FLEX-2 experiment studies the rate and manner in which fuel is burned, the conditions that are necessary for soot to form, and the way in which a mixture of fuels evaporate before burning.  The results from these experiments will give scientists a better understanding how fires behave in space and will provide important information that will be useful in increasing the fuel efficiency of engines using liquid fuels. CFI provides new insight into the phenomenon where some types of fuels initially burn very hot, then appear to go out — but they continue burning at a much lower temperature, with no visible flames (cool flames). Understanding cool flame combustion helps scientists develop new engines and fuels that are more efficient and less harmful to the environment.

Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Ethernet Hub Unit Installation:  FE-6 installed the JEM Ethernet Hub Unit and connect Ethernet and power cables earlier today.  This will provide new capability of a redundant data line for the Medium Rate Data Link (MRDL).

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

  • МО-8. Setup
  • Body Mass Measurement
  • МО-8. Closeout Ops
  • ISS CREW/SSIPC CONFERENCE
  • Meteor Hard Drive Set Swap
  • PILOT-T. Experiment Setup.
  • JEM Ethernet Hub Unit Installation
  • Meteor Hard Drive Gather
  • PILOT-T. Experiment Session.
  • Tropical Cyclone Hardware Closeout
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Middle Panels Rack Doors Open
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Front End Cap Open
  • JEM Ethernet Hub Unit Ethernet Crossover Cable 5m Reconnection
  • Multi-user Droplet Combustion Apparatus Water Hose Replace
  • PILOT-T. Closeout Ops.
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Front End Cap Close
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Upper Rack Doors Close
  • Soyuz 731 Sokol Suit Leak Check
  • Drying of Sokol Suits (Soyuz 731), setting up suits 1 and 2 for drying
  • Adjustment of Kentavr for Soyuz 731 crew
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Fill Part 3
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth
  • OTKLIK. Hardware Monitoring
  • Termination of space suits 1, 2 drying (Soyuz 731)
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) WSTA Fill
  • Start drying of the 3rd space suit and set up the 1st pair of gloves for drying (Soyuz 731)
  • Terminate drying of the 1st pair of gloves and start drying of the 2nd pair (Soyuz 731)
  • Terminate drying of the 2nd pair of gloves (Soyuz 731)
  • Dose Tracker Data Entry Subject
  • Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth
  • Terminate drying of the 3rd space suit, start drying of the 3rd pair of gloves (Soyuz 731)
  • Flight Director/ISS CREW CONFERENCE
  • Terminate drying of the 3rd pair of gloves (Soyuz 731)
  • Space suits and gloves post-drying closeout ops (Soyuz 731)

Completed Task List Items

  • Wet Lab RNA SmartCycler Session 3

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Nominal Ground Commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 10/20: Off Duty
  • Friday, 10/21: 48S Docking
  • Saturday, 10/12: Cygnus Capture OBT, Emergency OBT, Crew Adaptation

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

Operate

Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3

Idle

Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA)

Process

Urine Processing Assembly (UPA)

Shutdown

Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab

Off

Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3

Full Up