ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/10/2017

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USOS Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) #45: Today Randy Bresnik (as EV1) and Mark Vande Hei (as EV2) successfully performed US EVA #45 with a Phased Elapsed Time (PET) of 6:26. The primary goal of today’s EVA was to Remove and Replace (R&R) the External Television Camera Group (ETVCG) located at Camera Port 9 (CP9) and to lubricate the newly installed Latching End Effector (LEE) A on the Space Station Robotic Manipulator System (SSRMS). The LEE A was installed onto the SSRMS last week during USOS EVA #44.  Additional tasks accomplished include: Airlock High Pressure Gas Tank (HPGT) handle tie back, rotation of the Pump/Flow Control Subassembly (PFCS), R&R of the Mobile Base System (MBS) mast Camera/Light/PTU Assembly (CLPA) lens cover, removal of a handrail from Node 3, and BDCU MLI Removal. 

At Home in Space:  The crew took photographs today to document the current on-orbit ISS culture. This Canadian Space Agency investigation assesses culture, values, and psychosocial adaptation of astronauts to a space environment shared by multinational crews on long-duration missions. It is hypothesized that astronauts develop a shared space culture that is an adaptive strategy for handling cultural differences and they deal with the isolated confined environment of the spacecraft by creating a home in space. At Home in Space also uses questionnaires to investigate individual and culturally related differences, family functioning, values, coping with stress, and post-experience growth.

Today’s Planned Activities
All activities are on schedule unless otherwise noted.

  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Reminder for EVA In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Preparation
  • External Wireless Instrumentation System Network Control Unit EVA Inhibit
  • LAB Wireless Access Point Port Inhibit
  • ISS HAM Radio and Video Power Down
  • USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Communication Configuration
  • EVA COTS UHF Communication Unit (CUCU)  Verify off
  • USOS Window Shutter Close
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Preparation
  • KUBIK Temperature Adjustment to 20°C
  • Verify that SM Window Shutters #6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 are closed.
  • CALCIUM. Session 7 of the Experiment
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Purge
  • Monitoring of ИП-1 Sensors Installation
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Prebreathe
  • Video Recording of Greetings
  • VIZIR. Preparation. Tagup with specialists if required
  • PK-4 Flexhose connection to Cleaning gas bottle
  • Crewlock Depress
  • Crewlock Post Depress
  • Crewlock Egress
  • Airlock High Pressure Gas Tank (HPGT) Reconfig
  • SSRMS Setup and Worksite Interface (WIF) Adapter Install
  • SSRMS EVA Support
  • Articulating Portable Foot Restraint (APFR) and Worksite Interface Extender (WIFEX) Setup
  • [АСУ] Set R&R
  •  Pump and Flow Control Subassembly (PFCS) Rotate
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • CP9 External TV Camera Group (ETVCG) R&R
  • Vacuum Cleaning of Ventilation Screens on FGB Interior Panels 201, 301, and 401
  • VIZIR. Closeout Operations
  • Mobile Base System (MBS) Mast Camera Light Pan-Tilt Assembly (CLPA) Lens Cover R&R
  • SSRMS Cleanup
  • Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) Latching End Effector (LEE) Lube
  • Worksite Interface (WIF) Adapter Remove
  • Worksite Cleanup
  • Node 3 Handrail Remove
  • Articulating Portable Foot Restraint (APFR) Cleanup
  • SPLANKH. Preparation for the Experiment
  • Crewlock Ingress
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill [Deferred]
  • At Home In Space Culture Photo
  • PK-4 Flexhose disconnection from Cleaning bottle
  • ACME Session Review
  • EVA Glove Photo Setup
  • Crewlock Pre Repress
  • Crewlock Repress
  • Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) Post-EVA Activities
  • Post Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Communication Deconfiguration
  • EVA Glove Photo Downlink
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Camera Image Downlink
  • Photo/TV Extravehicular Activity (EVA) GoPro Downlink
  • Metal Oxide (METOX) Regeneration Initiation
  • External Wireless Instrumentation System (EWIS) Network Control Unit (NCU) Enable
  • LAB Wireless Access Point Port Enable 

Completed Task List Activities

  • At Home In Space Questionnaire [GMT 283]
  • Stowage audit of COL Endcone  [GMT 283]
  • Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Protoflight Unit #3 (PFU3) Close Out and Stow [GMT 283]

Ground Activities
All activities are on schedule unless otherwise noted.

  • Support for EVA
  • Standard commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Wednesday, 10/11: Urine Transfer, ACME Chamber Install and Config, Neuromapping, HAM Radio Ops
  • Thursday, 10/12: CIR Ops and ACME Config, WHC Dose Pump R&R, EVA 46 Tool Config
  • Friday, 10/13: ETVCG Build, FIR Reconfiguration, DECLIC Hose Return, EVA Procedure Review and Conference

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

Operate

Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3

Startup

Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab

Idle

Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3

Operate

Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA)

Process

Urine Processing Assembly (UPA)

Standby

Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab

Full Up

Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3

Off