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ISS Daily Summary Report - 04/17/13
April 17, 2013
 
International Space Station (ISS) Daily Summary Report
Increment 35 Operations – Stage 35-6
04/17/13 4:00 pm Central Daylight Time (CDT)
107/21:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)


New Status:
Blood Pressure (BP) Regulation (Reg) Experiment: Hadfield set up the Human Research Facility (HRF) PFS (Pulmonary Function System) and the European Physiology Module (EPM) Cardiolab (CDL) Leg/Arm Cuff System (LACS) and conducted the first ever session of this experiment. Marshburn is scheduled to conduct the experiment Friday. The test will help to identify the astronauts who could benefit from countermeasures before returning to Earth. Thus, this method has great potential for astronaut health monitoring during future long-term space flights and it also has important implications for testing of individuals on Earth, especially the elderly, who are at risk for fainting. The research will also allow demonstrating the feasibility of obtaining a set of indicators of overall cardiovascular regulation from the non-invasive measurement of continuous blood pressure.

Countermeasures System (CMS) Periodic Fitness Evaluation (PFE):  With assistance from Marshburn, Cassidy performed his first monthly physiological evaluation since arriving on orbit. The purpose of this activity is to monitor crewmembers’ overall fitness levels to ensure that cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health and performance is satisfactory. The activity consists of performing a graded exercise test on the Cycle Ergometer with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (CEVIS).

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) Walkoff to Power Data Grapple Fixture (PDGF)-1:   Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the MSS, Cassidy then maneuvered the SSRMS into position and grappled Mobile Base System (MBS) PDGF1 as part of his proficiency for Robotics Operations. After MBS PDGF1 had been grappled, the Robotics Ground Controllers changed the SSRMS base from the Node 2 PDGF to MBS PDGF1. They then released the SSRMS from the Node2 PDGF and are currently maneuvering it to a translation configuration in preparation for the Mobile Transporter (MT) translation from Worksite (WS) 4 to WS2 planned for the end of this month.
 
EXpedite the PRocessing of Experiments to Space Station (EXPRESS) Laptop Computer (ELC) Software Updates: Marshburn loaded EXPRESS Software Version 9.0, Basic Input/Output System (BIOS), Serial Network Flow Monitor (SNFM) software and configure the EXPRESS Rack-6 Laptop Computer (ELC) for operations. He configured and loaded Microgravity Experiment Research Locker/Incubator (MERLIN) and General Laboratory Active Cryogenic ISS Experiment Refrigerator (GLACIER) payload application software onto the ELC.

Capillary Flow Experiment (CFE): In preparation for tomorrow’s planned session, Cassidy will review crew operations procedures and setup procedure.

Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Sample: Hadfield retrieved a sample from the Water Processor Assembly (WPA) using the TOCA. He then recorded and transferred the data.

Amine Swingbed: The Amine Swingbed software load and valve cycling operations performed today by ground controllers at MCC-H and POIC (in Houston, TX and Huntsville, AL respectively) was successful.  Amine Swingbed has been deactivated nominally.  The next planned powered operations are scheduled for April 25th for a vacuum characterization.

Previous Status (04/16/13)
Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Last night Robotics Ground Controllers powered up MSS and maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) into position to support a video survey of Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA)2. They used the SSRMS Tip Elbow Camera Light Pan/Tilt Assembly (CLPA) to perform the survey then maneuvered the SSRMS back to a park position. The purpose of the survey was to inspect the PMA2 sealing surface for contamination or possible Micro Meteoroid Orbital Debris (MMOD) damage prior to the installation of a cover this summer. Today the Mobile Transporter (MT) was translated from Worksite (WS) 5 back to WS4. MSS performance was nominal.

Synchronized Position, Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Vertigo Experiment: Marshburn set up the camera, work area, and Vertigo Goggles, loaded the SPHERES and Goggles with test session specific programs and executed a session of the experiment. The experiment investigates the ability to create a three-dimensional model of an unknown object in space using only one or two small satellites. The experiment uses passive, visual cameras as the primary sensors to construct the model. These cameras have the advantage of being small and lightweight, as compared to current systems which rely on heavy and power-hungry laser or radio frequency (RF) systems.

Burning and Suppression of Solids (BASS) Experiment: Cassidy performed the 3rd of 13 sessions planned for this experiment. BASS examines the burning and extinction characteristics of a wide variety of fuel samples in microgravity and will guide strategies for extinguishing fires in microgravity. BASS results contribute to the combustion computational models used in the design of fire detection and suppression systems in microgravity and on Earth.

Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR): Cassidy completed this activity that Marshburn started yesterday when he replaced the CIR Fuel Oxidizer Management Assembly (FOMA) Calibration Unit. Today Cassidy opened valves on all installed CIR Manifold Bottles and moved the Gas Interface Panel (GIP) Valve Lever to the up position to prepare for running test points after calibration of the FOMA system. This activity is required to renew the CIR Flight Safety Certification which expires in June of this year.

Countermeasures System (CMS) Periodic Fitness Evaluation (PFE):  Hadfield performed his monthly physiological evaluation, with assistance from Cassidy.  The purpose of this activity is to monitor crewmembers’ overall fitness levels to ensure that cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health and performance is satisfactory. The activity consists of performing a graded exercise test on the Cycle Ergometer with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (CEVIS).

Blood Pressure (BP) Regulation (Reg) Experiment: Hadfield set up the Human Research Facility (HRF) PFS (Pulmonary Function System) and the European Physiology Module (EPM) CDL (Cardiolab) LACS (Leg/Arm Cuff System) in support of BP Reg experiment. He will repeat this activity tomorrow. Marshburn is scheduled to conduct the experiment Thursday and Friday. The test will help to identify the astronauts who could benefit from countermeasures before returning to Earth. Thus, this method has great potential for astronaut health monitoring during future long-term space flights and it also has important implications for testing of individuals on Earth, especially the elderly, who are at risk for fainting. The research will also allow demonstrating the feasibility of obtaining a set of indicators of overall cardiovascular regulation from the non-invasive measurement of continuous blood pressure.

Today’s Planned Tasks
· Reboot Laptop RS2(1)  [Complete]
· RSS1, RSS2 Reboot / r/g 1009  [Complete]
· PROK - Urine Sample Collection  [Complete]
· SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test  [Complete]
· HRF Urine Sample Collection  [Complete]
· BCAT.  Camera Battery Changeout  [Complete]
· HRF. MELFI Urine Sample Insertion  [Complete]
· ENERGY Diet Log of Breakfast  [Complete]
· Audio Dosimeter Preparation  [Complete]
· PHS Evaluation Setup  [Complete]
· CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 1954  [Complete]
· Periodic Health Status - Subject  [Complete]
· On MCC Go БМП Ф2 Absorption Cartridge Regeneration (start)  [Complete]  
· Periodic Health Status - Assistance  [Complete]
· Periodic Health Status (PHS) Data Entry and Stowage of All Hardware   [Complete]
· Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification  [Complete]
· BP. Experiment Ops  [Complete]
· Video for Roskosmos TV Studio / r/g 2094  [Complete]
· DC1 Air Duct Removal (do not remove B3 fan) / EVA from DC,  [Complete]
· Preparing comm assets for EVA Training / EVA from DC, Orlan-MK Ops,   [Complete]
· PFE Video Setup  [Complete]
· Periodic Fitness Evaluation - Nom Ops (subject)  [Complete]
· Orlan Systems Checkout during pre-EVA training / EVA from DC, Orlan-MK   [Complete]
· DC1 БСС [Orlan Interface Unit] Checkout / EVA from DC, Orlan-MK,  [Complete]
· Periodic Fitness Evaluation - Nom Ops (assistance)  [Complete]
· Suited Exercise Dry Run - Assistance in suited Exercise  [Complete]
· EVA Gear Donning / EVA from DC, Orlan-MK Ops  r/g 2031  [Complete]
· HRF Urine Sample Collection  [Complete]
· Comm check and medical parameter test / EVA from DC, Orlan-MK,  [Complete]
· HRF MELFI Urine Sample Insertion  [Complete]
· Stowage of Equipment Used for PFE Video Shoot  [Complete]
· Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification  [Complete]
· Orlan and БСС Initial Conditions Check In Run / EVA from DC, Orlan-MK,  [Complete]
· Entry into Orlan, Seal off Backpacks / EVA from DC, Orlan-MK,  [Complete]
· Orlan and БСС Controls Checkout / EVA from DC, Orlan-MK,  [Complete]
· Orlan and БСС Preliminary Leak Check / EVA from DC, Orlan-MK,  [Complete]
· Orlan fit check at suit pressure Р.СК= 0.4 / EVA from DC, Orlan-MK,  [Complete]
· WRS Water Sample Analysis [Complete]
· EXPRS6 - Laptop SW load  [Complete]
· Orlan translation exercise / EVA from DC, Orlan-MK Ops, r/g 2105, 2106  [Complete]
· BCAT3. Camera Checkout [Complete]
· Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification [Complete]
· Exit from Orlan / EVA from DC, Orlan-MK,  [Complete]
· EXPRS6 Software Load [Complete]
· MERLIN - Software Load [Complete]
· Post-Suited Exercise Comm Reconfig for Nominal Ops / EVA from DC, Orlan-MK,  [Complete]
· PAO Hardware Setup  [Complete]
· ТК 708 Comm Check in Preparation for EVA-32.Tagup with specialists (S-band)  [Complete]
· PROK. Diet Logging Day 2 - Day 4 [Complete]
· Crew Prep for PAO  [Complete]
· Post-exercise closeout ops, air duct installation / EVA from DC1 Orlan-MK,  [Complete]
· PAO Event [Complete]
· MATRYOSHKA-R. Taking Lulin-5 Readings. Tagup with specialists (S-band) / r/g 2096 [Complete]
· PAO Event  [Complete]
· СОЖ Maintenance  [Complete]
· MERLIN2 - Software Load [Complete]
· PROK. Diet Logging Day 2- Day 4 [Complete]
· ENERGY Diet Log of Lunch [Complete]
· GLACIER2 Software Load  [Complete]
· TOCA 2 Data Recording [Complete]
· Condensate pumping transfer to [СБК] condensate collection tank and [СКВ]2 activation r/g 2071 [Complete]
· HRF Urine Sample Collection [Complete]
· Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification [Complete]
· HRF.  Urine Sample MELFI Insertion [Complete]
· RWS Activation and Setup in Cupola  [Complete]
· IMS and Stowage Conference [Complete]
· Installation of Orlan spacesuit replaceable elements for EVA / Orlan-MK Ops, r/g 2031 [Complete]
· Review planned SSRMS trajectories for SSRMS Walkoff using DOUG [Complete]
· ON MCC GO БК-3М Unit Replacement (БК-3М are gathered per r/g 2002)    [Complete]
· SSRMS Walkoff to PDGF1 [Complete]
· Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification [Complete]
· В3 Fan Screen Cleaning in DC1 / ODF СОТР,  [Complete]
· HRF Urine Sample Collection [Complete]
· HRF MELFI Urine Sample Insertion [Complete]
· NANORACK - Copy Data to Laptop [Complete]
· RWS Powerdown in Cupola [Complete]
· ISS - HAM Radio Session [Complete]
· Capillary Flow Experiments Procedure Review, [Complete]
· JRNL - Journal Entry [Complete]
· HRF.  Blood Draw [Complete]
· CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 1954 [Complete]
· Stow Video Equipment Used for ARED Exercise Video [Complete]
· БМП Ф2 Absorption Cartridge Regeneration (termination) / SM СОГС,  [Complete]
· BCAT Camera Battery Changeout [Complete]
· ENERGY Diet Log of Dinner [Complete]

Task List
· CEO ops [Complete]
· IMS edit
· RGN WSTA fill
· SSC data gather (FE-6)  
· SSC data gather (CDR)  [Complete] 
· WHC KTO replace  [Complete]
· WHC EDV R&R
· Data prep for return (CDR)  [In Work]
· Data prep for return (FE-4)
· Date prep for return (FE-6)  [In Work]
· ProK diet config  [In Work]
· Data downlink prep
· Lab1S6 cleanup  [Complete]

Ground
· Nominal Commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Thursday, 4/18: ENERGY-Day 10, IFM WHC fill, SSC battery gather, CFE, EVA timeline review
Friday, 4/19: RS EVA #32, Nanoracks data collect, BCAT3 camera check, EPO demo
Saturday, 4/20: Crew day off, P/TV EVA camera deconfig, BCAT3 camera check, HAM pass

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:
Component
Status
Elektron
On
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
Failed
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3
Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA)
Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA)
Standby