ISS Daily Summary Report – 06/27/13

New Status:

Ocular Health: The crew continued Ocular Health activities with Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Parmitano and FE-6 Nyberg performing ultrasound scans with each crewmember acting as a Crew Medical Officer (CMO) and subject.  They also performed cardiac ultrasound scans and blood pressure measurements. These activities are a part of the nominal medical testing on ISS crewmembers to gather information on intraocular pressure and eye anatomy.

Robonaut: Parmitano set up Robonaut in the Lab for the 3rd session of ground commanded teleoperations.  Today Robonaut performed wiping and grasping operations. Activities will continue tomorrow with a vision recognition test and velocicalc measurements to characterize air flow in the work volume. Robonaut is a humanoid robot designed with the versatility and dexterity to manipulate hardware and react safely when bumped or following interaction. Robonaut is currently deployed inside the ISS but future project goals include mobility outside the ISS in the extravehicular environment.

Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV)-4 Cargo Operations: Cassidy and Nyberg continued cargo transfer operations today.  At the end of the day, Cassidy participated in a cargo transfer conference with ground teams.  The crew is ~68%complete with cargo operations following 10 hours 35 minutes of estimated operations in 2 hours 10 minutes of crew time.  Cargo specialists estimate approximately 25 hours of cargo operations remain for ATV4.

Sound Level Meter (SLM) Readings: Parmitano used a SLM to complete part 2 of an acoustic survey of the ATV4 in the Service Module (SM) and Docking Compartment (DC)-1. Part 1 of the survey was completed Monday.  The survey was broken up into two parts due to the EVA isolation on Monday.

Advanced Biological Research System (ABRS) Hardware Locate: On June 20, Volume Compensators needed for disconnection of the ABRS, could not be located. Today, Cassidy searched for the compensators, however of the eight located, the specific units expected were not found.  ABRS is a Life Science facility used for conducting a wide variety of biological investigations using plants, micro-organisms, or small arthropods.  It is currently non-functional, and the ABRS team is trying to identify what hardware is needed for future troubleshooting.  The next investigation to run in ABRS is a plant experiment called Advanced Plant Experiments (APEX)-03, planned for Increments 37 & 38.

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Status: Last night, Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the MSS and maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) and the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator System (SPDM) into position to open the Starboard Secondary Power Distribution Assembly (SPDA) door per the SPDA Doors Checkout plan. Opening the door was not attempted due to a pip pin lanyard that would have blocked the SPDM from opening the door. Per the plan, the SPDM was maneuvered over the Port SPDA door and the Robot Micro Conical Tool (RMCT), an On-Orbit Replaceable Unit (ORU) Tool Change out Mechanism (OTCM)-2 was used to capture the Micro-Conical on the door. Robotics Ground Controllers then made several attempts to open the door but were only able to move it off the   detents. Finally, Robotics Ground Controllers released the SPDA door Micro Conical from the RMCT and maneuvered the SSRMS and SPDM to a park position.  Results of this checkout will be provided to the hardware owner to help determine why the Port SPDA door could not be opened.  SSRMS and SPDM performance was nominal.

Tonight the Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the MSS and are currently maneuvered the SSRMS and the SPDM into position to checkout of the SPDM capability to acquire and drive a bare bolt head using the RMCT held by OTCM-2.  The forward tie-down bolt (1 of 2 tie-down bolts) on the Extravehicular Charged Particle Directional Spectrometer (EV-CPDS) will be released then refastened for this checkout.  The EV-CPDS will remain secured to its stanchion and electrical connectors will remain mated.  Once the checkout has been completed, the Robotic Ground Controllers will maneuver the SSRMS and SPDM to a park position.

Today’s Planned Tasks

·         Laptop RS2(1) Reboot / Onboard Computer System (БВС)  [Complete]
·         RSS1, RSS2 Reboot / r/g 1009   [Complete]
·         SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test / Manual Controls [РСУ] [Complete]
·         ISS Crew and ГОГУ (RSA Flight Control Team Management) Weekly Conference [Complete]
·         ATV Cargo Operations [Complete]
·         Post-EVA SM ПхО and DC1 reconfig to nominal / r/g 2740 [Complete]
·         MATRYOSHKA-R. Gather and Initialize BUBBLE-dosimeter detectors. Tagup (S-band) / r/g 2732 [Complete]
·         Robonaut Operational Review [Complete]
·         USND2 – Hardware Setup for Ultrasound Ops [Complete]
·         Robonaut Camcorder Setup in Node 2 [Complete]
·         Robonaut Taskboard Setup [Complete]
·         MATRYOSHKA-R. Handover of BUBBLE-dosimeters to USOS / r/g 2732  [Complete]
·         RADIN – Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutrons Hardware Handover from the Russian Crew  [Complete]
·         Radin dosimeter deployment  [Complete]
·         MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeter initialization and positioning for exposure. Tagup with specialists (S-band) / r/g 2732 [Complete]
·         Ocular Health (OH) – Blood Pressure Operations  [Complete]
·         CIR – Hardware Setup  [Complete]
·         СОЖ Maintenance  [Complete]
·         Ocular Health (OH) – Blood Pressure Operations [Complete]
·         Locate and verify volume compensators in message  [Complete]
·         Robonaut Hardware Assembly [Complete]
·         Psychological Evaluation Program (WinSCAT) [Complete]
·         CWC Audit [Complete]
·         Ocular Health (OH) – Blood Pressure Measurement and Hardware Stowage [Complete]
·         Crew Cardiac Operations [Complete]
·         IMS Tagup (S-band) [Complete]
·         Robonaut Camcorder HD Setup [Complete]
·         Psychological Evaluation Program (WinSCAT) [Complete]
·         Ultrasound – Scanning Prep  [Complete]
·         Preparation for RS Window Inspection and Photography r/g 2741 [Complete]
·         ROBONAUT – Power Up [Complete]
·         Post-EVA SM ПхО and DC1 reconfig to nominal / r/g 2597 [Complete]
·         Ultrasound 2 Scan Ops – Subject [Complete]
·         Ultrasound 2 Scan Ops – CMO [Complete]
·         Inspection and Photography of ВЛ1 (MRM2) and ВЛ2(DC1) Windows Photo Equipment, r/g 2741 [Complete]
·         Measurements in JEM [Complete]
·         IMS and Stowage Conference [Complete]
·         Ultrasound 2 Data Export [Complete]
·         Microbial sample collection. Analysis of medium 2 results obtained in locations Nos. 1-8 / r/g 2709 [Complete]
·         Stop discharging the 1st Battery Pack 825М3 and start discharging the 2nd Battery Pack  [Complete]
·         SLM data transfer [Complete]
·         ESA Weekly Crew Conference [Complete]
·         Ultrasound 2 Scan Ops – CMO [Complete]
·         Ultrasound 2 Scan Ops – Subject [Complete]
·         Ultrasound 2 – Closeout Ops [Complete]
·         ATV Transfer Tagup [Complete]
·         Ultrasound 2 Data Export [Complete]
·         Columbus Deck Rack cleanup from stowage items [Complete]
·         VZAIMODEISTVIYE Experiment Ops / r/g 2370 [Complete]
·         USND2 – Ultrasound 2 Rack Power Off [Complete]
·         BCAT – Image Transfer [Complete]
·         ATV Transfer Tagup [Complete]
·         ROBONAUT – Power Down [Complete]
·         ROBONAUT – Reconfigure Camcorder for Nominal Ops [Complete]
·         R2 – Hardware Stowage [Complete] 

Task List
·         CEO Ops
·         IMS edit
·         WHC EDV R&R
·         Roscosmos Report
·         Uragan Photo
·         Econ Photo
·         ESA Rec Vid Msg1
·         ESA Rec Vid Msg2
·         EDV Separation
·         IFM – FFTD find [In work] 

·         Nominal Commanding 

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Friday 6/28:  Robonaut, Spinal Scan, ATV cargo transfer
Saturday, 6/29: Crew off duty
Sunday, 6/30: Crew off duty 

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

Component Status
Elektron On
Vozdukh On
[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) Off
[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 Off
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