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ISS Daily Summary Report - 03/20/13
March 22, 2013
 
International Space Station (ISS) Management Center (IMC) Daily Summary Report
Increment 34 Operations – Stage 35-3
03/20/13 4:00 pm Central Daylight Time (CDT)
079/21:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)


New Status:
Amine Swingbed Payload Review:  Commander (CDR) Hadfield unstowed Amine from its temporary stowage configuration inside Express Rack 8 and placed it in the payload’s double locker chassis. Then he re-assembled the payload in its normal operating configuration. This task follows Kevin Ford’s troubleshooting activities earlier this month when he replaced the Amine gear box.  The hardware is not yet ready for nominal use.  Forward work includes a software upgrade and a bed off-gas and leak characterization.

Advanced Colloids Experiment (ACE)-1: Marshburn placed oil dispensers and a camera in the Auxiliary Fluids Container (AFC), mixed and installed the sample, and completed a session of this experiment. Advanced Colloids Experiment-1 (ACE-1) is the first in a series of microscopic imaging investigations of materials which contain small colloidal particles capable of remaining evenly dispersed and distributed within the material. This investigation takes advantage of the unique environment of the ISS to separate the effects induced by Earth’s gravity to examine flow characteristics and the evolution and ordering effects within these colloidal materials. Engineering manipulation and the fundamental understanding of materials of this nature aims to enhance the ability to produce, store, and manipulate materials which rely on similar physical properties.

Marangoni Inside (MI) Experiment:  Following yesterday’s core cleaning, Marshburn installed the Fluid Physics Experiment Facility (FPEF) in the MI Core and installed the MI Core in the MI Body. These checkout activities will continue through tomorrow. Marangoni convection is the flow driven by the presence of a surface tension gradient which can be produced by temperature difference at a liquid/gas interface. The convection in liquid bridge of silicone oil is generated by heating the one disc higher than the other. Scientists are observing flow patterns of how fluids move to learn more about how heat is transferred in microgravity.

Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM):  Mobile Servicing System (MSS) software, MSS 7.2, includes new functionality for the SPDM Backup Drive Unit {BDU). Commissioning of this functionality is planned to occur in three phases. Overnight Robotics Ground Controllers performed the first phase which focused on hazard control functionalities. The second phase will focus on mission success functionalities and the third phase will focus on joint control. The 2nd and 3rd phases will be performed at a later date.

Previous Status (3/19/13)
SpaceX (SpX)-2 Cargo Operations:  Commander (CDR) Hadfield and Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Marshburn loaded cargo in preparation for unberth scheduled on March 25, 2013.

Marangoni Inside (MI) Core Cleaning:  Following yesterday’s completion of this experiment, Marshburn cleaned the inside of the Marangoni core.  When he was finished cleaning he powered off the camcorder to terminate real time downlink.

Amine Swingbed Payload Review:  Hadfield reviewed procedures and Big Picture words in preparation for tomorrow’s re-assembly and installation of this payload.  This task follows Kevin Ford’s troubleshooting activities earlier this month when he replaced the gear box.

Advanced Colloids Experiment (ACE)-1: Marshburn gathered hardware in preparation for tomorrow’s installation and start of the first run of Sample 1. Advanced Colloids Experiment-1 (ACE-1) is the first in a series of microscopic imaging investigations of materials which contain small colloidal particles capable of remaining evenly dispersed and distributed within the material. This investigation takes advantage of the unique environment of the ISS to separate the effects induced by Earth’s gravity to examine flow characteristics and the evolution and ordering effects within these colloidal materials. Engineering manipulation and the fundamental understanding of materials of this nature aims to enhance the ability to produce, store, and manipulate materials which rely on similar physical properties.

Coarsening in Solid Liquid Mixture 3 (CSLM-3) Experiment:  Hadfield continued vacuum venting of the CSLM sample chamber in preparation for run #5 scheduled for tomorrow.  CSLM-3 is a materials science investigation that studies the growth and solidification processes (i.e., coarsening) in lead-tin solid-liquid mixtures that contain a small amount of tin branch-like (dendrite) structures, some of which possess many arms. During sample heating, the growth at the tip of each dendrite continues over time, whereas side branches, behind the tip, develop during constant temperature conditions. By understanding how temperature and time control the growth of such dendrites, researchers hope to develop more efficient and economical means of producing higher quality products derived from the casting of molten metals.

Today’s Planned Tasks
· SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test / Manual Controls [РСУ],  [Complete]
· Reboot Laptop RS2(1) / Onboard Computer System (БВС)  [Complete]
· Reload Laptop RSS1, RSS2 / r/g 1009  [Complete]
· ISS - HAM Radio Session  [Complete]
· AMINE – Equipment Gather  [Complete]
· БМП Ф2 Absorption Cartridge Regeneration (start) / СОГС,  [Complete]
· FIR - Rack Doors Open and Video Recording  [Complete]
· RELAKSATSIYA.  Complete battery charge for the RELAKSATSIYA Experiment / r/g 1845  [Complete]
· LMM - Hardware Setup and Video Recording  [Complete]
· MATRYOSHKA-R. Monitoring Lulin-5 readings / r/g 1854 [Complete]
· ACE Sample Installation for Mixing and Video [Complete]
· AMINE-MWA – Prep  [Complete]
· AMINE – Hardware Assembly and Installation  [Complete]
· ТКГ 418 Transfers and IMS Ops / ТКГ 418 Transfers (РПР) + r/g 1534  [Complete]
· LMM - Closeout Ops, Rack Doors Close  [Complete]
· FIR Rack Door Close  [Complete]
· SM CO measurement using CMS unit / r/g 1847  [Complete]
· РСПИ (Data Transmission Radio Link). БСПН Log-File Dump / r/g 1856  [Complete]
· Search and gathering equipment for R&R of manual (РЗК) КВ2 Shutoff Valve КВ2 on RODNIK panel.r/g 1850  [Complete]
· AMINE - Hardware Assembly and Installation  [Complete]
· СОЖ Maintenance  [Complete]
· ISS- HAM radio session  [Complete]
· G1 Camcorder Setup and Start Downlink  [Complete]
· MI – Cassette Installation into the Core [Complete]
· RELAKSATSIYA.  Hardware Setup and Parameter Adjustment. r/g 1857
· AMINE – Hardware Restow  [Complete]
· RELAKSATSIYA.  UV Storm Emission Observation. r/g 1857  [Complete]
· RELAKSATSIYA Closeout and Hardware Teardown. r/g 1857  [Complete]
· MI Core Installation [Complete]
· VZAIMODEISTVIYE Experiment Run By FE-4  r/g 1855  [Complete]
· G1 Closeout Ops [Complete]
· Closing USOS Window Shutters  [Complete]
· P/TV Playback Start [Complete]
· P/TV Playback Stop [Complete]
· CSLM2. Sample Collection [Complete]
· БМП Ф2 Absorption Cartridge Regeneration (termination) [Complete]
 
Task List
· CEO ops  [Complete]
· IMS edit
· SSC data gather (FE-6)
· SSC data gather (CDR)  [Complete]
· WHC EDV R&R
· WHC KTO Replace
· Roscosmos Report
· Uragan photo
· ECON photo
· SSC7 shell swap [Complete]
· HDP Cloth Removal  [In Work]
· PTV camcord reset  [Complete]

Ground
· Nominal Commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Thursday, 3/21: OBT-SpX-2 departure, BCAT, CSLM
Friday, 3/22: OBT ISS emergency sim, CUCU CCP c/o, Alloy, Reaction
Saturday, 3/23:  Crew day off, CSLM2 sample processing, Reaction


QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:
Component
Status
Elektron
Off
Vozdukh
On
[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”)
Off
[СКВ] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”)
On
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab
Standby
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3
Operate
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab
Failed
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3
Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA)
Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA)
Standby