ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/09/2016

Oxygen Generation System (OGS) Maintenance:  Overnight the decision was made not to perform the Recirc loop flush.  Earlier this morning the crew installed the new Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Hydrogen Orbital Replacement Unit (ORU) into the OGS rack. However, the crew was not able to fully mate the Hydrogen ORU Quick Disconnect (QD), same as the issue yesterday regarding the QD mate issue for the Recirc loop flush.  The crew reported that the QD was at 90% connected or ¼ turn from fully mated in both cases. Ground teams recommended that Kapton tape be applied to the QD in order to prevent backout. In this configuration it is expected that the primary seal on the QD should be engaged and the QD poppet opened. Ground teams are working to vent the Hydrogen ORU dome and activate the OGA, which will take several hours.

Meteor Hard Drive Swap: The crew performed a regular changeout of the Meteor hard drive located in the Window Observational Research Facility (WORF).  The Meteor payload is a visible spectroscopy instrument with the primary purpose of observing meteors in Earth orbit. Meteor uses image analysis to provide information on the physical and chemical properties of the meteoroid dust, such as size, density, and chemical composition. Since the parent comets or asteroids for most of the meteor showers are identified, the study of the meteoroid dust on orbit provides information about the parent comets and asteroids.

Sally Ride EarthKAM Lens Changeout: The crew changed out and configured the 180mm lens and 72mm Bumper Ring on the Sally Ride EarthKAM, removing and stowing the 50mm lens and 52mm Bumper ring. The EarthKAM team, in association with middle school students around the world, select image targets which are then downlinked and used in the study of physics, computers, geography, math, earth science, biology, art, history, and cultural studies.  The objective of Sally Ride EarthKam is to integrate Earth images with inquiry-based learning to enhance curricula in support of national and state education standards; to provide students and educators the opportunity to participate in a space mission and to develop teamwork, communication, and problem solving skills; to engage teams of students, educators, and researchers in collaborative investigations using remotely-sensed data; and to incorporate the active use of Web-based tools and resources in support of the learning process.

Zbook Server Deployment:  The crew set up two ZBook laptops as SSC Server-1 and SSC Server-2 in preparation for loading and transition.  Thursday the new ZBook laptops will be loaded with the new SSC Server software.  The transition to the new SSC Servers is currently planned for Friday.

International Docking Adapter (IDA) Survey: Over the next two days the robotics team will perform dynamic surveys that simulate the view of an incoming docking vehicle as it approaches the recently installed IDA at Pressurized Mating Adapter 2 (PMA-2). These surveys will use the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) Camera Light Pan Tilt Assembly (CLPA) and pre-configured automatic trajectories to simulate vehicle motion. They will be performed in various lighting conditions.

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

  • Oxygen Generation System (OGS) Hydrogen ORU Remove and Replace
  • Removal of Potable Water Container (КПВ) hoses, audit of СРВ-К2М hoses
  • Progress 433 (DC1) Transfers and IMS Ops
  • Verification of ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position
  • Saving personal data on RSK1, 2 prior to installation of new SW version
  • DAN. Experiment Tagup with specialists
  • Meteor Hard Drive Swapout
  • Oxygen Generation System (OGS) Final Quick Disconnect (QD) Mates
  • Station Support Computer Server Hardware Setup
  • Installation of Picasa application on station RSK1 laptop (SW version 4.2).
  • Filling (separation) of ЕДВ (КОВ) for Elektron or ЕДВ-СВ
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • Installation of Picasa application on station RSK2 laptop
  • EarthKAM. Camera Lens Change
  • Preparation steps for finding the cause of current overload in FGB ПШО31 exchange bus via SM-FGB Docking Assembly -X
  • Video Recording of Greetings
  • Replacement of Filters in FGB Dust Collectors 1, 2
  • IMS Update
  • Dose Tracker Data Entry Subject
  • CONTENT. Experiment Ops

Completed Task List Items

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • IDA Survey Using SSRMS

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 11/10: FSL, OGA Tool Stow, Cygnus Cargo Ops
  • Friday, 11/11:  GCM Troubleshooting, PFS PuFF Calibration Syringe Maintenance
  • Saturday, 11/12: Weekly Housekeeping

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)

Venting H2 Dome

Urine Processing Assembly (UPA)


Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab


Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3

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