ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/13/2016

HII Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-6 Capture/Berthing: This morning, the crew captured HTV-6 at 4:37 am CST using the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS). Following capture, Robotics Ground Controllers used the SSRMS to maneuver the HTV-6 into position to support the inspection of the HTV-6 Passive Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) and maneuver the HTV-6 to the N2 Nadir install position.  Ground Controllers the completed the N2 nadir CBM capture and bolting to complete the HTV installation.  Following installation, the crew pressurized the vestibule, performed vestibule outfitting, and ingressed the vehicle. The Robotic Ground Controllers have released the HTV6 and maneuvered the SSRMS to grapple the HTV6 External Platform (EP). Here, HTV Berthing Camera System (HBCS) was checked out on both strings and SSRMS is now providing power to the EP for heaters on 1 string (camera and batteries).

Lighting Effects: The crew performed a visual assessment tests in the Crew Quarters (CQs), using the newly installed Solid State Lighting Assemblies (SSLAs) and hope to better quantify and qualify how lighting can effect habitability of spacecraft.  The light bulbs on the ISS are being replaced with a new system designed for improved crew health and wellness. The Testing Solid State Lighting Countermeasures to Improve Circadian Adaptation, Sleep, and Performance During High Fidelity Analog and Flight Studies for the International Space Station (Lighting Effects) investigation studies the impact of the change from fluorescent light bulbs to solid-state light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with adjustable intensity and color and aims to determine if the new lights can improve crew circadian rhythms, sleep, and cognitive performance. Results from this investigation also have major implications for people on Earth who use electric lights. 

Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) Laptop Computer (MLC) Shell Swap: During Packed Bed Reactor Experiment (PBRE) operations, ground teams observed power and connectivity issues with the MLC.  The crew performed a shell swap, removing the internal components and installing them in a backup laptop shell.  Following the swap, ground teams observed connectivity issues, and the crew was instructed to verify connection to the power brick a power cycle which recovered the MLC.  No loss of science was reported during the MLC recovery and PBRE proceeded to downlink files after the recovery. PBRE studies the behavior of gases and liquids when they flow simultaneously through a column filled with fixed porous media. The porous media or “packing” can be made of different shapes and materials and are used widely in chemical engineering as a means to enhance the contact between two immiscible fluid phases (e.g., liquid-gas, water-oil, etc.). Packed columns can serve as reactors, scrubbers, strippers, etc. in systems where efficient interphase contact is desired, both on Earth and in space. 

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

  • RWS Setup Configure Hot Backup (LAB) and Main (Cupola) RWS for approach monitoring and HTV capture.
  • Robotic Workstation (RWS) High Definition (HD) Monitor Downlink
  • Personal CO2 Monitor iPad Application Restart
  • Portable Computer System (PCS) Command Verification
  • USOS Window Shutter Close
  • Closure of Window Shutters ##6, 8, 9, 12, 13, and 14.
  • HTV  Approach Monitoring
  • БМП Ф2 Adsorbent Cartridge Regen (start)
  • Making a documentary about life onboard the ISS
  • CONTURE-2. Photography
  • PELIKAN. FSS Hardware Batteries Charging (start)
  • ИП-1 Sensors Deployment Monitoring
  • HTV Approach Monitoring
  • Vacuum Cleaning of ВД1 and ВД2 Air Ducts in MRM2
  • SSRMS HTV Grapple
  • Water Drain from EDV
  • Centerline Berthing Camera System (CBCS) Powerup on Node 2 Nadir
  • R&R of ПФ1 and ПФ2 Dust Filters and Cleaning of B1 and B2 Fan Screens in DC1 (ФГБ1ГА_С_4 bag 433-14 (00058352R). Dispose of the Removed Filters, Update IMS)
  • Habitability Human Factors Questionnaires – Subject
  • EDV (KOV) Degassing for Elektron or EDV-SV
  • Crew exchanges MSG MLC Shell as well as inserting current MSG hard drive. Lab Cam if available to view over the shoulder video.
  • PELIKAN. Observation and Photography with FSS Hardware.
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • Lighting Effects Visual Performance Tests Light Setting – Subject
  • Personal CO2 Monitor Power Cycle
  • Preparation for Storage Battery Current Converter ПТАБ-1М Functionality Test (Position А302)
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain
  • ABOUT GAGARIN FROM SPACE. HAM Radio Session with Vologda College Students.
  • Vacuum Cleaning of the Vents of FGB Interior Panels (panels 201, 301, 401)
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain Part 2
  • KULONOVSKIY KRISTALL. Photography during the Experiment
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) WSTA Fill
  • Remove Centerline Berthing Camera System (CBCS) from Node 2 Nadir Hatch
  • Video Recording for Russia Today
  • Node 2 to HTV Pressurization and Leak Check
  • Video Recording of Greetings
  • Node 2 Nadir to HTV Vestibule Outfitting Part 1
  • Robotic Workstation (RWS) Teardown
  • Photo TV Robotic Workstation Monitor Deactivation
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Fill Part 3
  • Making a documentary about life onboard the ISS
  • Meteor Shutter Open
  • Stow Syringes used in H2O Conductivity Test
  • Personal CO2 Monitor Power Cycle
  • БМП Ф2 Adsorbent Cartridge Regen (end)

Completed Task List Items

  • CAST Session 1
  • SSC13 Harddrive Swap
  • EMU Resize (In Work)

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • PCBM Inspection
  • HTV-6 Install
  • N2 Nadir CBM Bolting

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Wednesday, 12/14: HTV Ingress/Safety Review, Finemotor, Aquapad, Microbial Monitoring System
  • Thursday, 12/15: HTV Cargo Ops, J-SSOD5 Install, Eye Exams, Neuromapping, Aquamembrane
  • Friday, 12/16: HMS Ultrasound, CUCU Cable Reroute, EVA Resize, EVA Tool Config

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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