ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/14/2017

Transition to (X2) R15 Software:  As part of the R15 software transition, two of the three Command and Control (C&C) Multiplexer/Demultiplexers (MDMs) were transitioned to updated software today. Updates to the C&C MDMs include: 

  • Visiting Vehicle Support
  • Implement modified capability for loading patches
  • Modification to Rapid Depress Auto-Response
  • Dual Integrated Communications Unit (ICU) Capability
  • Increase number of Telemetry Format Versions to meet VV Requirements
  • Improvements to Longeron Shadowing Fault Detection, Isolation and Recovery (FDIR) response

Following the C&C transition to CCS R5 the crew replaced the Portable Computer System (PCS) hard drives with new ones. 

Tissue Regeneration-Bone Defect Rodent Research-4 (RR-4) Preparations: The crew continued with RR-4 preparation activities prior to SpaceX-10 (SpX-10) planned arrival on Monday, February 20. This morning the crew completed the habitat installation activities, installing Habitats C and D. Telemetry and video were received from both Habitats. The crew also configured the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) Life Science Ancillary Hardware (LSAH) for RR-4 operations. The LSAH provides ability to decontaminate the MSG work volume after execution of any experiment with biological hazards. Both the RR-4 and Microgravity Expanded Stem Cells (MESC) payloads will have their own LSAH configurations within the MSG.

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Logistics Installation: The crew completed the RFID Logistics installation this morning, configuring antennas in Node 1. This afternoon, they configured the RFID Logistics Readers and Antennas in the Lab. After each installation, the crew photographed the configuration and downlinked for ground team evaluation. The RFID Logisitics experiment aims to utilize RFID enabled tags on hardware throughout the ISS, and assist in the tracking of the hardware as it is moved around the station. 

Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Universal Docking Port (UDP): The crew performed the second in a series of test runs for the SPHERES UDP payload. They then loaded the test software and performed the session with ground support staff direction. The objectives of the UDP session are to demonstrate a reliably successful docking through running multiple, repeatable docking maneuvers using both global metrology and docking port cameras; perform joint maneuvers of docked satellites using the thrusters from two satellites to demonstrate controllability; and test an algorithm for docking to a satellite which is tumbling in a slow, known manner. The addition of the Docking Ports is a critical upgrade to the SPHERES facility aboard the ISS. With the new ability to dock and undock, SPHERES provides a test bed to address many of the challenges of combining autonomous spacecraft. Mated spacecraft can assemble complex systems in orbit or combine sensors and actuators for satellite servicing and repurposing missions. The SPHERES-UDP enables testing of complex tasks through optimal and adaptive control, autonomous decision-making processes, and real-time image processing.

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

  • Rodent Research Habitat Retrieval
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Periodic Health Status (PHS) Evaluation Setup
  • JEM Airlock Press
  • ИК0501 Gas Analyzer О2 readings adjustments Uout= 2.68V.
  • Prep for cable installation and connection to СНТ-25, 26.
  • Periodic Health Status (PHS) Evaluation
  • Radio Frequency Identification Logistics Hardware Gather
  • RODENT RESEARCH. Installation of Habitat Module
  • JEM Airlock Leak Check
  • BIOCARD. Operator Assistance During the Experiment
  • Radio Frequency Identification Logistics
  • Photo of the Crisstal Experiment and Return to Biolab TCU
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Periodic Health Status (PHS) Stow Hardware
  • PILOT-T. Preparation for the experiment.
  • Water Resource Management (WRM) Condensate Sample Init
  • RODENT RESEARCH. Installation of Habitat Module
  • Intravehicular Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter (IV-TEPC) Relocate
  • Formaldehyde Monitoring Kit (FMK) Deployment Operations
  • SPHERES Test Session Setup
  • Grab Sample Container (GSC) Sampling Operations
  • Water Resource Management (WRM) Condensate Sample Terminate
  • HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection Setup
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Vision Test
  • CRYOGEM-03 refrigerator Setup
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Vision Questionnaire
  • SPHERES Docking Port Test Run
  • Rodent Research Node 2 Camcorder Video Setup
  • Rodent Research Microgravity Science Glovebox LSAH Setup
  • URAGAN. Observation and photography using Photo Equipment
  • Microbial Sample Collection
  • Recharging Soyuz 732 Samsung PC Battery (if charge level is below 80%)
  • Habitability Human Factors Directed Observations – Subject
  • Audit of Crew Onboard Support Kit (КСПЭ) Equipment
  • PILOT-T. Experiment Ops.
  • Delta file prep
  • Radio Frequency Identification Logistics
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • X2R15 Portable Computer System (PCS) Connect
  • Portable Computer System (PCS) Release 18 Deploy Part 2
  • Multi Omics FOS Preparation
  • Multi Omics FOS Stow
  • PILOT-T. Closeout Ops.
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Vision Test
  • Terminate Soyuz 732 Samsung PC Battery Recharge
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Vision Questionnaire 

Completed Task List Items

  • Expedition New Earth Video-Radiation
  • Expedition New Earth Video-Sick Bay

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • X2R15 Software transition – C&C MDMs
  • N3 MCA Full Calibration
  • JEM A/L repress and leak check 

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Wednesday, 02/15: JOTI RELL Removal, SAM Install, RFID Kit Install, Vision test, Glacier Desiccant, PCS R18 P&I, CUCU Activate
  • Thursday, 02/16: Google Street View – Cupola, Dragon OBT, Eye Exams
  • Friday, 02/17: Dragon ROBoT Session, Cubesat Deployer Install

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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