ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/10/2016

Oxygen Generation System (OGS) Maintenance:  This morning the crew took a return-to-ground sample of the OGS Recirculation Loop and restowed all tools and hardware the crew has used the last 2 days for the OGS maintenance.  The calibration settings for the OGA were updated based on performance this morning and the unit is now in Process, producing 2 kg of O2 per day. The current plan is to stay in this configuration overnight. Tomorrow, OGA will be put in a safe configuration to allow the crew to inspect the H2 ORU QD.

Glacier-1 Buffer Troubleshooting: On October 17, 2016 Glacier-1 internal memory disk buffer reached 99% and was not responding to clean up commands. Glacier-1 was unpowered to prevent the unit from reaching max capacity on the memory disk and risk file corruption. Today, the crew connected the Glacier into the EXpedite PRocessing of Experiments to Space Station (EXPRESS) Rack-2 Laptop Computer (ELC) for ground controllers to command through Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and successfully cleared the internal memory disk buffer to below 70%. Glacier-1 is currently not in use and the next planned science operations are scheduled for SpX-10.

Fluid Science Laboratory (FSL) Software Update: To overcome the non-functioning high rate data link nominally used to downlink data from the FSL, the crew connected the Multi-purpose Computer and Communications (MPCC) Laptop to the FSL via S-Video cable.  The crew was unsuccessful in updating the software on the MPCC laptop, possibly due to a file error.  Ground teams are evaluating the software files used during the update.  European Space Agency (ESA) plans to have the Simulation of Geophysical Fluid Flow Under Microgravity-2 (Geoflow-2) experiment’s video and data downlink through the Joint Station Local Area Network (JSL) by connecting it to the MPCC. The Geoflow-2 experiment, first run is scheduled for November 14. Geoflow-2 studies heat and fluid flow currents within the Earth’s mantle. Geoflow-2 aims to improve computational methods that scientists and engineers use to understand and predict the processes in the Earth’s mantle that lead to volcanic eruptions, plate tectonics and earthquakes.

Station Support Computer Server Load:  The crew deployed and configured the new SSC Server2 ZBook laptop to allow ground specialist to load required software.  The ground completed the SSC Server2 load.  This afternoon, the crew moved the Ethernet and power cables to SSC Server1 and prepared the laptop for ground teams to load that laptop.  SSC Server1 will host ISS-Server1 after the transition planned on Friday.  SSC Server1 and 2 are the first use of the new ZBook model laptop onboard ISS.

Orbital ATK (OA)-5 Cargo Operations: The crew performed 1.5 hours of Cygnus cargo transfer operations today. As of the last report the crew had completed 19.5 hours of cargo transfer with an estimated 7.5 hours remaining.

International Docking Adapter (IDA) Survey: The robotics team completed the 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 used the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) Camera Light Pan Tilt Assembly (CLPA) and pre-configured automatic trajectories to simulate vehicle motion. The approaches were performed in various lighting conditions.

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

  • In Flight Maintainence (IFM) Oxygen Generator System (OGS) Sample
  • Soyuz 732 Samsung Tablet Recharge, Initiate
  • SM Ventilation Subsystem Preventive Maintenance. Group В2
  • Finding the cause of current overload in FGB ПШО31 exchange bus via SM-FGB Docking Assembly –X.
  • Oxygen Generation System (OGS) Photodocument and Restow
  • GLACIER Cable Connect
  • FSL MPCC Laptop Installation Hardware Pre-Gathering
  • FSL Stowage Container Opening and S-Video Cable Retrieval
  • FSL Stowage Container Closure
  • MPCC1 USB Stick move from SSC11 Laptop to MPCC Laptop
  • FSL MPCC Laptop Relocation, Powering On & Software Image Installation
  • PILOT-T. Experiment Ops.
  • Station Support Computer Server 2 Load Prep
  • Soyuz 732 Samsung Tablet Recharge, Terminate
  • Move Cables between Station Support Computer Servers
  • Station Support Computer Server 2 Load Prep
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • Progress 433 (DC1) Transfers and IMS Ops
  • Crew Handover Conference
  • GLACIER Cable Disconnect
  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • Cygnus Cargo Operations Conference
  • FSL MPCC Laptop Reboot
  • FSL MPCC Laptop Hardware Relocation and Powering on Laptop
  • FSL AVM brackets installation & Facility Core Element release in preparation of scientific operations
  • Station Support Computer Server 1 Tear Down
  • IMS Update

Completed Task List Items

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • 4B3 Battery Reconditioning
  • SSC Server1 and 2 software load
  • OGS activation

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Friday, 11/11:  GCM Troubleshooting, PFS PuFF Calibration Syringe Maintenance
  • Saturday, 11/12: Weekly Housekeeping, Crew Off Duty
  • Sunday, 11/13: 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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