ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/02/15

Space Dynamically Responding Ultrasonic Matrix System (SpaceDRUMS):  Virts and Cristoforetti had difficulty with a leaking Quick Disconnect (QD) during removal of SpaceDRUMS hardware for return on the SpaceX-5 vehicle.  Completion of this task has been postponed while the Ground team develops procedures to address the issue and allow removal of the hardware. The crewmembers removed vent closeout panels and installed four EXPRESS rack lockers. The goal of SpaceDRUMS is to provide a suite of hardware capable of facilitating containerless advanced materials science, including combustion synthesis and fluid physics.

Dragon Offset Grapple On-Board Training (OBT):  In preparation for SpaceX-5 arrival next Thursday, January 8th, Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) in the Hot Backup Configuration and maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) into position for the 3rd Offset Grapple Practice Session.   The USOS crew then practiced grappling the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) Power & Data Grapple Fixture (PDGF).  They repeated this ~5 times and then performed a final run during which the Robotics Ground Controllers safed the SSRMS to simulate a failure.  The crew recovered by switching from the Cupola Robotic Workstation (RWS) to the Lab RWS and backed the SSRMS away.   After the Offset Grapples Practice session, the Robotics Ground Controllers maneuvered the SSRMS to the SpaceX-5 High Hover position and successfully repeated some pre-launch checkouts of the arm.  Several comm error messages observed late in the day are thought to be due to MSS commands being sent simultaneous with a C&C file transfer activity.  MSS ops completed nominally while the C&C file transfer activity was stopped.  MSS performance today was otherwise nominal.

Advanced Resistance Exercise Device (ARED) Set Screw Torque: Virts torqued multiple set screws within the ARED cylinder flywheels and the main arm fasteners.

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

  • EHS MCD – onboard water processing and data recording
  • WRS – fill for processing from EDV
  • Cleaning FGB panel vent screens
  • CARDIOVECTOR. Experiment Ops
  • IVA Tool Kits Audit
  • Periodic Fitness Evaluation – Nom Ops
  • FGB Dust Collector ПС1, ПС2 Filter Replacement
  • FM – Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Pressure Regulator Purge and Maintenance
  • SDRM – Crew removes and stows SDRM Hardware
  • CARDIOVECTOR. Experiment Ops
  • SM Ventilation System Preventive Maintenance. Group А
  • LLB СК EMU battery cycling  – end
  • PROBOY. Penetration Simulator Ops
  • SDRM – Crew removes and stows Hardware
  • EXPR2 Hardware Setup
  • WRS – fill for processing from EDV
  • Lab RWS Video Download in standard mode
  • Tightening universal bolts on ARED cylinder flywheel and retainers
  • SM Ventilation System Preventive Maintenance. Group А
  • IVA Tool Kits Audit
  • EXPR2 Hardware Setup
  • Replacement of urine receptacle (МП) and filter-insert (Ф-В) in АСУ
  • JRNL – Journal Entry
  • Cleaning FGB ГЖТ Detachable Screens 1, 2, 3
  • IMS and Stowage Conference
  • OBT Dragon Offset Grapple No. 1
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • OBT Dragon Offset Grapple No. 2
  • OBT – SSRMS Debrief Conference
  • Lab RWS Video Download in standard mode

Completed Task List Items

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Nominal commanding
  • SSRMS Manuver to Off-set Grapple Start
  • CUCU Activation and Checkout

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 01/03: Crew off duty
  • Sunday, 01/04: Crew off duty
  • Monday, 01/05: HAP1 Vest Ops, CUP-ATU mod kit install, EVA tool config, EMU swap

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component

Status

Elektron

Off

Vozdukh

On

[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”)

On

[СКВ] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”)

Off

Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab

Standby

Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3

Operate

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

Off

Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3

Full up