ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/01/16

62 Progress (62P) Undock: 62 Progress (62P) Undock: 62P is scheduled to undock from Docking Compartment (DC) 1 tomorrow, July 2 at 10:48PM CDT. This morning, a test was performed on the TORU manual docking system when the Progress undocked from the ISS, backed to a distance of approximately 600 feet, and re-docked under manual control by the crew.

3D Printing in Zero-G Experiment Operations: After successfully printing calibration and compression coupons in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) earlier this week, today the ground team remotely operated the 3D printer to produce another 3D printed test coupon, concluding 3D printer operations for the week. 3D printer operations will resume next week. The 3D Printing In Zero-G experiment demonstrates that a 3D printer works normally in space. In general, a 3D printer extrudes streams of heated plastic, metal or other material, building layer on top of layer to create 3 dimensional objects. Testing a 3D printer using relatively low-temperature plastic feedstock on the International Space Station is the first step towards establishing an on-demand machine shop in space, a critical enabling component for deep-space crewed missions and in-space manufacturing.

Expedite the Processing of Experiments to Space Station (EXPRESS) Rack-3 Laptop Computer (ELC) Operations: The Common Software Release 10 was successfully installed on the EXPRESS Rack-3 Laptop in preparation for European Modular Cultivation System (EMCS) maintenance activities scheduled next week.

Habitability Human Factors Directed Observations: The crew recorded and submitted a walk-through video documenting observations of an area or activity providing insight related to human factors and habitability. The Habitability investigation collects observations about the relationship between crew members and their environment on the International Space Station. Observations can help spacecraft designers understand how much habitable volume is required, and whether a mission’s duration impacts how much space crew members need.

Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED): The crew completed this regularly scheduled quarterly maintenance to inspect the x-rotation dashpots, cycle the main arm through full range of motion, and grease the Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (VIS) rails and rollers. 

Treadmill 2 (T2) Acoustic Blanket Installation: The crew installed four acoustic blankets around T2 in an effort to reduce noise levels in Node 3. Sound Level Meter (SLM) measurements were taken before, during and after installation of the blankets to verify the technology works as designed. 

Global Position System (GPS) Receiver/Processor 1 (GPS R/P 1) Ring Laser Gyro (RLG) Failure –  On June 30th, during the OPM attitude maneuver to –XVV for the 62P TORU Test, the flight control team noted that the Space Integrated Global Positioning System/ Inertial Navigation System (SIGI)1 INS Y-channel (ISS Z-axis) rate differences were not tracking with those of the SIGI2 INS.  SIGI1 INS Y-channel (ISS Z-axis) rate gyro appears to be failed. The GPS systems within both SIGIs continue to output good attitude and state measurements.  Both the US GN&C attitude determination (AD) and state determination (SD) systems are behaving nominally and are not reliant on the performance of the ring laser gyros within either of the SIGIs. GNC is considered to be in a stable configuration. 

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

  • Closing Window Shutters 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • MPEG2 Multicast Test via Ku-band
  • Activation of MPEG2 Multicast TV Monitoring
  • Progress 431 Undocking and Re-docking to DC1 in TORU r/g 2680
  • On MCC GO Activation of mpeg2 multicast video recording mode
  • Close Applications and Downlink MPEG2 Multicast Video via OCA
  • Progress 432 [AO] Transfers and IMS Ops / r/g 1812, 1832
  • Comm reconfig for nominal ops / Communications System
  • Progress 432 [AO] Transfers and IMS Ops / r/g 1812, 1832
  • ISS crew and ГОГУ r/g 2662
  • 3DP Printed Coupon Removal and Stowage
  • JEM System Laptop Terminal Reboot
  • HAM radio session from Columbus
  • CMS ARED Quarterly Maintenance
  • Earth photo/video ops / r/g 2682
  • Progress 432 [AO] Transfers and IMS Ops / r/g 1812, 1832
  • TReK Laptop Reconfig
  • WRS Recycle Tank Fill from EDV
  • OTKLIK. Sensor functional test and point of impact accuracy check (Part 2) r/g 2681
  • EXPRESS-3 Laptop Computer (ELC) CLS 10 load
  • Insert SNFM DVD into EXPRESS Rack Laptop
  • 47S Crew SSC Laptops, Wireless connection configuration
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • Food Frequency Questionnaire
  • HABIT Conference
  • HABIT Camcorder Setup
  • T2 Installation of Acoustic Blanket and T2 SLM Measurements in Node 3
  • Sound Level Meter (SLM) Setup and Operations in Node 3, Airlock, Node 2 and FGB
  • SLM data transfer
  • HABIT Task Video End
  • USOS Window Shutter Close
  • Remove SNFM DVD from EXPRESS Rack Laptop

Completed Task List Items

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • TORU test
  • Nominal ground commanding 

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 07/02: Crew day off, housekeeping
  • Sunday, 07/03: Crew off duty
  • Monday, 07/04: Crew holiday

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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