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ISS Daily Summary Report ? 8/22/2017
CREAM (Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass):  Last night the CREAM external payload was removed from the SpX-12 trunk by the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) and handed off to the Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS), which then installed it on Exposed Facility Unit-2 (EFU-2) on the JEM Exposed Facility (JEF).  Ground controllers then commanded activation of the CREAM payload.  CREAM’s instruments measure the charges of cosmic rays over a broad energy range for a planned three years of operation on the ISS.  The origins of cosmic rays and the mechanisms that accelerate them to high speeds are among the oldest questions in modern astrophysics.  Results from CREAM are expected to bring the science community closer to answering those questions and build a stronger understanding of the fundamental structure of the universe. Cardio Ox Ultrasound:  A 50S crewmember completed their Return minus 15 Day (R-15) ultrasound, blood pressure and Electrocardiogram (ECG) measurements for the Cardio Ox investigation.  Another crewmember provided scanning assistance after the subject crewmember donned the ECG electrodes and marked the carotid and brachial arteries for scanning.  By collecting ultrasound and ECG data, along with blood and urine samples, scientists are trying to determine whether biological markers of oxidative and inflammatory stress are elevated during and after space flight and whether this results in an increased, long-term risk of atherosclerosis in astronauts.  ADvanced Space Experiment Processor (ADSEP):  The crew removed Cell Culturing (CellCult) cassettes from ADSEP, inserted cells into each cassette and reinserted them into ADSEP.  ADSEP is a thermally controlled facility that accommodates up to three cassette-based experiments that can be independently operated. Its companion hardware consists of a collection of several experiment cassettes that accommodate experiments in cell technology, model organisms, multiphase fluids, solution chemistry, separation science, microencapsulation, and crystal growth.  For CellCult investigations, each cassette contains a rotating filtered bioreactor, a reservoir for fresh media, two peristaltic pumps, a waste reservoir, and up to 6 sample-collection or reagent containers connected by a manifold to the reactor. Cultures can be operated in continuous perfusion, batch fed, static, or sampling mode.  The removal of samples and the addition of additives to the reactor volume can be programmed or teleoperated.  Multi-Omics-Mouse: The crew performed routine maintenance for the Multi-Omics-Mouse Cage Units, exchanging waste collection equipment and odor filters.  Several studies have reported space flight effects on the human immune system, but the relationship between microbiota and immune dysfunction during flight remains unclear. In the Multi-Omics-Mouse investigation, food with and without fructooligosaccharides (FOS) will be used as prebiotics, to determine if they improve the gut environment and immune function.  After the flight, researchers will analyze the gut environment (microbiota and metabolites) and immune system of the mice by multi-omics analysis. Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM):  The crew ingressed BEAM and collecteded air and surface microbial samples.  BEAM is an experimental expandable module attached to the ISS.  Expandable modules weigh less and take up less room on a rocket than a traditional module, while providing additional space on-orbit for living and working. Crews traveling to the moon, Mars, asteroids, or other destinations may be able to use them as habitable structures. Treadmill 2 (T2): This afternoon the crew reported a clicking noise emanating from T2 that had not been heard previously.  The crew took video and audio which were downlinked for ground team evaluation. T2 is currently no-go for exercise. Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Advanced Space Experiment Processor Cell Collection On-Board Training Advanced Space Experiment Processor Cell Collection ADSEP MELFI Sample Insertion #1 ADSEP MELFI Removal #2 AQUAPAD Training KUBIK Functional check BEAM Cleanup and Egress BEAM Ingress Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) Node 3 Aft Stow/Unstow Cardio Ox CDL Holter Arterial BP Hardware Doff – Subject Cardio Ox CDL Holter Arterial BP Measurement – Subject Cardio Ox Ultrasound Preparation Cardio Ox Ultrasound Scan – Operator Cardio Ox Ultrasound Scan – Subject Combustion Integrated Rack Alignment Guide Install ARED Platform Fold ARED Platform Unfold Back to Nominal Position Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth Environmental Health System (EHS) – Microbial Air Sampler (MAS) Kit Sample Collection Environmental Health System (EHS) – Surface Sample Kit (SSK) Collection/Incubation Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Post Scrub Cooling Loop Water (H2O) Sample Stow Syringes used in H2O Conductivity Test Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Conductivity Test EVA Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cooling Loop Scrub Deconfiguration Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cooling Loop Maintenance Scrub Initiation Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cooling Loop Maintenance Iodination Handover Feedback Questions Health Maintenance System (HMS) ISS Medical Accessories Kit (IMAK) Unpack from SPX-12 Health Maintenance System (HMS) Tonometry Test Setup/Stow Health Maintenance System (HMS) Tonometry Test Crew Medical Officer (CMO) Health Maintenance System (HMS) Tonometry Test Subject Health Maintenance System (HMS) Vision Questionnaire Health Maintenance System (HMS) Vision Test IFUNGUS sample MELFI Insertion #1 Auxiliary Computer System [???] Hardware Audit Lighting Effects Sleep Log Entry – Subject Multi-Omics-Mouse Cage Cleaning Familiarization Conference Multi-Omics-Mouse Cage Cleaning and Maintenance for Food 1G first part 1 Multi-Omics-Mouse Cage Cleaning and Maintenance for Food 1G first part 2 Multi-Omics-Mouse Item Gathering Photo/TV N3/BEAM Camcorder Setup Probiotics Fecal Sample MELFI Insertion Probiotics Fecal Sample Operations Probiotics Sample Photo Reminder Rodent Research Thermal Consideration Treadmill 2 (T2) Photo/TV Reminder Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill ???????? ??????? ?????????? ?? ?????? RS?2 Pre-pack cargo items for return or disposal on Soyuz 735 Surface Tension Containment MWA Assist Surface Tension Containment MWA Operations Surface Tension Containment MWA Preperation Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Power On Water Recovery System Waste Water Tank Drain Init Water Recovery System Waste Water Tank Drain Termination XF305 Camcorder Setup Test video recording for RT channel Stop discharging the 1st Orlan Battery Pack 825?3 and and start discharging the 2nd Battery Pack EVA tool stow, update IMS RSK1 Laptop Replacement DUBRAVA. […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 8/21/2017
Solar Eclipse Viewing: The crew removed scratch panes from Cupola windows #4 and #6 and cleaned the window #3 scratch pane. The crew then took both HD video and still images of the moon?s umbra on Earth from the Cupola. They also obtained images of both the sun and the moon. In addition, the P1 Lower Outboard External High Definition Camera (EHDC) was used to capture HD video of the moon?s umbra on Earth. Lung Tissue:  On Saturday the crew set up hardware in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) for Lung Tissue operations.  They also took samples and inserted them in to a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) and fixed media in Tissue Bags. The Lung Tissue investigation uses the microgravity environment of space to test strategies for growing new lung tissue. Using the latest bioengineering techniques, the Lung Tissue experiment cultures different types of lung cells in controlled conditions onboard the ISS. The cells are grown in a specialized framework that supplies them with critical growth factors so that scientists can observe how gravity affects growth and specialization as cells become new lung tissue. Kubik:  On Saturday and Sunday the crew deinstalled Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) Biomission experiment containers from the Kubik 5 facility in the Columbus module, completing Runs 2 and 3.  Later today they will deinstall another experiment container, completing Run 4.  Each of the containers is inserted into a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) in order to preserve the scientific samples.  Kubik 5 is supporting Biomission investigations by providing a small controlled-temperature incubator / cooler for the study of biological samples in a microgravity environment.  Kubik is equipped with removable inserts designed for self-contained, automatic experiments using seeds, cells, and small animals. ADvanced Space Experiment Processor (ADSEP):  On Saturday the crew removed Cell Culturing (CellCult) cassettes from ADSEP, inserted cells into each cassette and then reinserted them into ADSEP.  ADSEP is a thermally controlled facility that accommodates up to three cassette-based experiments that can be independently operated. Its companion hardware consists of a collection of several experiment cassettes, each doubly or triply contained, that accommodate experiments in cell technology, model organisms, multiphase fluids, solution chemistry, separation science, microencapsulation, and crystal growth.  For CellCult investigations, each cassette contains a single 50 milliliter rotating filtered bioreactor, a reservoir for fresh media, two programmable peristaltic pumps, a waste reservoir, and up to six sample-collection or reagent containers connected by manifold to the reactor. Cultures can be operated in continuous perfusion, batch fed, static, or sampling mode. Both the removal of samples and the addition of additives to the reactor volume can be programmed or teleoperated.  Aeration and humidity control are available  NanoRacks Module 9: On Saturday the crew activated mixture tubes for the NanoRacks Module 9 second operations session in support of the NanoRacks-National Center for Earth and Space Science-Casper (NanoRacks-NCESSE-Casper) investigation.  NCESSE supports various schools and student-designed experiments that address challenges of living and working in space. The program is also a key initiative for U.S. science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) that strives to educate and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers to work on the space program.    Lighting Effects: On Sunday a crewmember provided a sleep log entry for the Lighting Effects investigation. The light bulbs on the ISS are being replaced with a new system designed for improved crew health and wellness. Fluorescent bulbs are being replaced with solid-state light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that have adjustable intensity and color. Investigators will determine if the new lights improve crew circadian rhythms, sleep, and cognitive performance. Results from this investigation also have implications for people on Earth who use electric lights.  Cardio Ox:  A 50S crewmember collected blood and urine samples today to satisfy their Return minus 15 Day (R-15) Cardio Ox requirements. By collecting Cardio Ox ultrasound and ECG data, along with blood and urine samples, scientists are trying to determine whether biological markers of oxidative and inflammatory stress are elevated during and after space flight and whether this results in an increased, long-term risk of atherosclerosis in astronauts. Fine Motor Skills (FMS): Today a 51S crewmember completed their tenth FMS session. The FMS investigation studies how the fine motor skills are effected by long-term microgravity exposure, different phases of microgravity adaptation, and sensorimotor recovery after returning to Earth gravity. The goal of the investigation is to determine how fine motor performance in microgravity varies over the duration of six-month and year-long space missions; how fine motor performance on orbit compares with that of a closely matched participant on Earth; and how performance varies before and after gravitational transitions, including periods of early flight adaptation and very early/near immediate post-flight periods.  Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. ASI Experiment Container insertion into MELFI Experiment Container deinstallation Combustion Integrated Rack Alignment Guide Removal Cupola Window 4 Scratch Pane Replacement Cupola Window 4 Scratch Pane Removal Cupola Window 6 Scratch Pane Replacement Cupola Window 6 Scratch Pane Removal Cupola Window 3 Scratch Pane Cleaning Exploration script recording Synthetic biology script recording Fine Motor Skills Experiment Test – Subject Handover Feedback Questions HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection – Operator HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection 30 Minutes – Subject HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection Conclude Stow HRF Generic Sample MELFI Insertion Operations HRF Generic Sample MELFI Retrieval Insertion Operations HRF Generic Refrigerated Centrifuge Configuration HRF Generic Refrigerated Centrifuge Spin Conclude HRF Generic Urine Collection Female – Subject HRF Generic Urine Collection Stow Lighting Effects Sleep Log Entry – Subject Mouse Epigenetics Item Gathering Multi-Omics-Mouse Mouse Habitat Cage Unit Maintenance Familiarization Multi-Omics-Mouse Cage Maintenance for Water 1 (MG) and Food Cartridge Exchange for M1. Photo/TV Camcorder Solar Eclipse Deactivation Photo/TV Camcorder Solar Eclipse Setup Photo/TV D4 Solar Eclipse Deactivation Photo/TV D4 camera setups for the solar eclipse Photo/TV Solar Eclipse Rodent Research Water Box and Light Check Surface Tension Containment MWA Assist Surface Tension Containment MWA Operations Surface Tension Containment MWA Preparation XF305 Camcorder Setup Mate a […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 8/18/2017
Rodent Research 9 (RR-9):  The crew activated the water lixits and installed food bars in two Animal Habitats for the RR-9 investigation today.  They then transferred 20 mice from the Transporter to the habitats after checking the health of the mice. The RR-9 experiment studies how microgravity affects the immune systems, muscles and bones of rodents during extended stays aboard the ISS.  After approximately 30 days aboard the ISS, the mice will be returned to Earth where scientists on the ground will study how their time in space has affected various tissues, including brain, muscle, heart, joint, the eyes and the immune system.  ISS Non-invasive Sample Investigation and results Transmission to ground with the Utmost easiness (In Situ):  The crew collected a saliva sample and processed it in the bioanalyzer for the In Situ investigation.  Crew members on the ISS are continually monitored for health changes, and as part of these measurements, they take saliva samples that are stored and returned to Earth. The In Situ bioanalysis uses a portable device that can check crew members? saliva on board the ISS, enabling direct real-time analysis. The device?s first uses are to monitor stress levels and appetites among crew members.  Humans living in space experience dramatic changes to their health, from weakened bone and muscle to reduced appetites and increased stress levels. The device uses disposable cartridges that check for the presence of the stress hormone cortisol.  A miniature analytical device that can detect certain biomarkers using non-invasively collected samples would benefit health care workers on Earth, from emergency medical technicians on call, to small rural clinics in developing countries. Vascular Echo Ultrasound:  A crewmember performed a Vascular Echo resting ultrasound of the neck, thigh and heart and collected blood pressure measurements. This Canadian Space Agency investigation examines changes in blood vessels and the heart while crew members are in space, and then upon their return to Earth. The results could provide insight into potential countermeasures to help maintain crew member health.  Space Technology and Advanced Research Systems (STaARS) Intraterrestrial Fungus (iFUNGUS):  The crew stowed a mesh bag containing iFUNGUS cryotubes at ambient air in Node 1.   STaARS-iFUNGUS cultures a rare type of fungus in the microgravity environment of space in order to search for new antibiotics. The fungus, Penicillium chrysogenum, comes from deep in the Earth?s subsurface and shows potential as a source for new antibacterial compounds. The iFUNGUS experiment transports frozen samples of fungal spores to the ISS, grows the fungus in different nutrient mixtures over different intervals, refreezes the samples and then returns them to Earth, where scientists examine how they grew and what chemicals they produced.  STaARS-iFUNGUS demonstrates how the microgravity environment of space can serve as a laboratory and production facility for new life science discoveries. Discoveries generated by this research can foster further research and production efforts that utilize low gravity conditions to create novel compounds or other products. Tangolab-1 and -2:  During the initial card installation activity yesterday a Payload Card would not seat properly in Tangolab-2.  Using procedures developed overnight by ground teams, the crew was able today to successfully install that Payload Card in TangoLab-1.  The Payload Developer confirmed good data flow for the Card.  This card contains one experiment to study genetic mutations in fruit flies and one to study Carbon Dioxide scrubbing in cactus.   Space Headaches:  The 51 Soyuz (51S) USOS crewmembers completed weekly questionnaires for the ESA Space Headaches investigation. The investigation collects information that may help in the development of methods to alleviate associated symptoms and improvement in the well-being and performance of crewmembers in space. Headaches during space flight can negatively affect mental and physical capacities of crewmembers that can influence performance during a space mission. Dose Tracker:  A crewmember completed a weekly medication tracking entry today in the Dose Tracker application that runs on an iPad.  Dose Tracker documents the medication usage of crewmembers before and during their missions by capturing data regarding medication use during spaceflight, including side effect qualities, frequencies and severities. The investigation is expected to provide anecdotal evidence of medication effectiveness during flight and any unusual side effects experienced. It is also expected that specific, near-real-time questioning about symptom relief and side effects will provide the data required to establish whether spaceflight-associated alterations in pharmacokinetics or pharmacodynamics is occurring during missions.  Dragon On-Board Training (OBT): The crew reviewed SpX-12 Dragon training materials to include emergency response review and emergency hatch closure.  Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. KUBIK Functional check Actiwatch Spectrum HRF1 Configuration Alternate 2 Combustion Integrated Rack Alignment Guide Removal Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth CSA Generic Frozen Blood Collection – Operator CSA Generic Frozen Blood Collection 25 Minutes – Subject CSA Generic Frozen Blood Collection Conclude And Stow CSA Generic Sample MELFI Insertion CSA Generic Refrigerated Centrifuge Configure CSA Generic Refrigerated Centrifuge Spin Conclude Dose Tracker Data Entry Subject Exploration script recording Synthetic biology script recording Glove Box Cleaning Health Maintenance System (HMS) – ESA Nutritional Assessment In-Flight Maintenance (IFM) Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Pre-treat Tank R&R Video IFUNGUS sample removal from temp stow location and stow at specified location IN SITU Camera Setup IN SITU Saliva Collect Finish IN SITU Saliva Collect Operations INSITU MELFI Sample Retrieve iPad Air 2 Comm Swing ISS HAM Radio Power Up Long Duration Sorbent Testbed Status Check Lighting Effects Sleep Log Entry – Subject Preparing For Upcoming MagVector Science Run Onboard Training (OBT) Dragon Debrief Conference On-Board Training (OBT) Dragon Emergency Review Rodent Research Habitat Stow Rodent Research Node 2 Camcorder Video Setup Rodent Research Transfer Review Rodent Research Transporter 2 Stow Rodent Research 9 Transfer Transfer of US EVA Tools to the USOS after RS EVA 43 Tool Stowage post RS EVA [In work] Space Headaches – Weekly Questionnaire Surface Tension Containment MWA Assist Surface Tension Containment MWA Operations Surface Tension Containment MWA Preparation TangoLab-1 Card Cube Replace Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Power On Vascular Echo Resting Ultrasound Scan 135 Minutes – […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 8/17/2017
Russian Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #43: Yurchikhin and Ryazanskiy performed a seven hour 30 minute EVA. Completed activities include manual deployment of 5 nanosatellites, collection of research samples and structural maintenance. During EVA ingress timeframe, Whitson and Fischer were isolated in 50 Soyuz. Bresnik and Nespoli had access to the FGB and USOS modules. Multi-Omics-Mouse:  The crew transferred mice for the Multi-Omics-Mouse investigation from the Animal Transfer Transportation Cage Unit that arrived on SpX-12 to Mouse Habitat Cage Units in the Glove Box.  The Cage Units were then installed in the Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) to start the experiment.  The crew also transferred data from the Compact Flash Memory Card to a Station Support Computer (SSC).  Several studies have reported space flight effects on the human immune system, but the relationship between microbiota and immune dysfunction during flight remains unclear. In the Multi-Omics-Mouse investigation, food with and without fructooligosaccharides (FOS) will be used as prebiotics, to determine if they improve the gut environment and immune function.  After the flight, researchers will analyze the gut environment (microbiota and metabolites) and immune system of the mice by multi-omics analysis. Kubik:  The Crew installed Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) Biomission Experiment Containers into the Kubik 5 facility in the Columbus module.  They also removed one of those containers and inserted it into a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) to preserve the scientific samples. Kubik 5 is supporting Biomission investigations by providing a small controlled-temperature incubator / cooler for the study of biological samples in a microgravity environment.  Kubik is equipped with removable inserts designed for self-contained, automatic experiments using seeds, cells, and small animals.  NanoRacks Module 9: The crew activated mixture tubes for NanoRacks Module 9 in support of the NanoRacks-National Center for Earth and Space Science-Casper (NanoRacks-NCESSE-Casper) investigation.  NCESSE supports various schools and student-designed experiments that address challenges of living and working in space. The program is also a key initiative for U.S. science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) that strives to educate and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers to work on the space program.     Miniature Exercise Device (MED-2):  A crewmember set up cameras to capture the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) work volume, placed markers on their body, powered on MED-2 and performed dead lifts and rowing.  The microgravity environment of space weakens muscle and bone, so orbiting crew members spend significant amounts of time exercising with equipment that is large and bulky.  MED-2 aims to demonstrate small robotic actuators can provide motion and resistance for crew workout sessions during long-duration space missions with exercise equipment that is smaller in size and mass. Space Tango MultiLab Locker (TangoLab-1):  The crew removed one investigation from a Card in the TangoLab-1 facility and attached two new ones to it. TangoLab-1 is a reconfigurable general research facility designed for microgravity research and development and pilot manufacturing aboard the ISS.  TangoLab provides a standardized platform and open architecture for experimental modules called CubeLabs. CubeLab modules may be developed for use in 3-dimensional tissue and cell cultures. Space Tango TangoLab-2 Locker (TangoLab-2):  The crew installed the TangoLab-2 facility into Express Rack (ER) 6 but ground controllers were unable to establish communication with the facility.  Ground experts are investigating the anomaly. NanoRacks Platform-1:  The crew installed Modules 67 (NanoRacks-NDC-Ames for Space-Bacteria Testing) and 72a (Quberider-1) into Nanoracks Platform-1.  Module-67 determines whether bacteria mutate at a different rate in the microgravity environment of space. The experiments extend previous work on virulence in space by exposing different batches of bacteria to toxins known to cause mutations.  Automated equipment tests and photographs batches of bacteria contained within different concentrations of toxins so that the observed mutation rates can be compared with those observed from control groups on Earth.  Module-72a has a Raspberry Pi Zero board and several sensors. This is an educational payload that allows students to code their own software experiments and have them collect data on the ISS. Fine Motor Skills (FMS): A crewmember completed a series of interactive tasks for this investigation which studies how fine motor skills are effected by long-term microgravity exposure, different phases of microgravity adaptation, and sensorimotor recovery after returning to Earth gravity. The goal of the investigation is to determine how fine motor performance in microgravity varies over the duration of six-month and year-long space missions; how fine motor performance on orbit compares with that of a closely matched participant on Earth; and how performance varies before and after gravitational transitions, including periods of early flight adaptation and very early/near immediate post-flight periods. Node 1 Port Hatch Unlatch Position: During Hatch Seal Inspections the crew was asked to recheck several of the USOS hatches for proper latch indicators. The crew confirmed that the Node 1 Port Hatch indicator was not in the ?unlatched? position as expected. The crew cycled the hatch mechanism and confirmed it was physically in the ?unlatched? position while the position indicator was off.  Engineering is assessing the latch indicator to determine if the hardware will need to be replaced Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. ASI Experiment Container insertion into MELFI Experiment Container deinstallation Experiment Container installation into KUBIK 5 Combustion Integrated Rack Manifold Bottle Valve Open Combustion Integrated Rack Upper Rack Doors Open/Close ISS HAM Radio Power Down Crew Quarters (CQ) Door Closing Cold Stowage Double Coldbag Unpack & Review CSA Generic Frozen Blood Collection Setup CTB Dragon Unpack Dragon Locker Remove Restow Vestibule Outfitting Kit (VOK) Environmental Health System (EHS) Acoustic Dosimeters – Data Transfer and Stow Removes CUCU inhibits post EVA. Leaves CUCU in expected quiescent config. COTS UHF Communications Unit (CUCU) Inhibits for EVA Fine Motor Skills Experiment Test – Subject Health Maintenance System (HMS) – ESA Nutritional Assessment Health Maintenance System (HMS) Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) or ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT) iPad Air 2 Charge & Troubleshooting Miniature Exercise Device Hardware Gather Miniature Exercise Device Operations Session Multi-Omics-Mouse Compact Flash Memory Card 64GB data transfer. Multi-Omics-Mouse Item Gathering Multi-Omics-Mouse Pre-experiment […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 8/16/2017
SpaceX (SpX)-12 Capture and Berthing: SpX-12 rendezvous and capture were successfully completed today  at 5:54 AM CDT using the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS). The crew monitored Dragon?s approach from the Cupola Robotic Workstation. Vestibule outfitting, vehicle ingress and critical cargo transfer began following capture. Light Microscopy Module (LMM) Biophysics 3:  The crew retrieved LMM Biophysics 3 Plate 1 from the Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR) and placed it into a Microgravity Experiment Research Locker / INcubator (MERLIN).  The LMM was placed in the FIR on Monday to begin the science run.  Using the three-dimensional structure of proteins, scientists can determine how they function and how they are involved in disease. Some proteins benefit from being crystallized in microgravity, where they can grow larger and with fewer imperfections. Access to crystals grown on the ISS supports research for a wide range of diseases, as well as microgravity-related problems such as radiation damage, bone loss and muscle atrophy. This investigation identifies which proteins would benefit from crystallization in space. Food Acceptability:  The crew completed a Food Acceptability questionnaire for this investigation which seeks to determine the impact of repetitive consumption of food currently available from the spaceflight food system.  Results will be used in developing strategies to improve food system composition to support crew health and performance on long duration missions.  Minus Eighty Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI)-1 Anomaly:  Overnight during the crew sleep period, the Electronics Unit (EU) for MELFI-1 experienced an anomaly. Following crew wake, science samples were successfully relocated to alternate MELFI units without issue.  Ground teams are working a forward plan to replace the MELFI-1 EU with an on orbit spare. NeuroMapping: The crew was unable to perform the Neuromapping assessments today due to a software fault that caused the laptop to lock up. Ground experts are investigating the anomaly. Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Video recording for KOROLYOV TV channel Soyuz 735 Samsung PC Battery check and recharge Soyuz 736 Samsung PC Battery check and recharge CONTENT. Experiment Ops Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos web site and social media ECON-M. Observation and photography Crew Command Panel (CCP) Cable Route and Checkout Reminder ESA Nutritional Assessment Reminder NeuroMapping MELFI Transfer USOS Window Shutter Close On MCC Go Regeneration of Micropurification Unit (???) ?2 Cartridge (start) Acoustic Dosimeter Operations – Setup Dosimeter for Static Measurement Food Acceptability Questionnaire MORNING PREPARATION WORK Updated EVA Timeline Review Microscope (MS) Thermal Container Check Robotic Workstation (RWS) High Definition (HD) Monitor Downlink Photo/TV Ghost Camera in Cupola on SSC power recording Robotics Workstation (RWS) Dragon Configuration Dragon R Bar Approach JEM Camera Robot Cable Swap Cold Stowage Double Cold bag Unpack Review Check to see that shutters are closed on windows 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 Dragon R Bar Approach Pistol Grip Tool Torque Analyzer Kit Data Collection On MCC Go Purging Elektron-VM Liquid Unit (??) after Shutdown Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) Dragon Capture Pre-EVA PILLE dosimeter data collection and deployment Node 2 to Dragon Pressurization and Leak Check Equipment Pregather Robotic Workstation (RWS) High Definition (HD) Monitor Deactivation Ghost camera teardown in Cupola Photo TV High Definition (HD) Dragon Video Setup Combustion Integrated Rack Upper Rack Doors Open Dust collectors ??1, ??2 – filter replacement, fans ?1, ?2 grille cleaning in DC1 (without replacement) Fuel Oxidizer Reaction Products (FORP) KIT Prep  Multi-Omics-Mouse Pre-experiment Transfer Familiarization 1 Combustion Integrated Rack Manifold Bottle Replacement Environmental Health System (EHS) – Rad Detector Relocate Vacuum cleaning of ??? and ??? valve screens before EVA Combustion Integrated Rack Upper Rack Doors Close Orlan-MK No.6 Drink Bag Refill and Install Orlan-MKS No.4 Drink Bag Refill and Install ARED Platform Pip Pin Inspect and Secure Advanced Space Experiment Processor Overview On-Board Training On-Orbit Hearing Assessment (O-OHA) with EarQ Software Setup and Test NeuroMapping Experiment Neurocognitive Test – Subject [Aborted] Environmental Health System (EHS) – Surface Sample Kit (SSK) Analysis (T+5) On-orbit hearing assessment using EARQ Fluids Integrated Rack Rack Doors Open LMM Biophysics Plate Removal Health Maintenance System (HMS) – ESA Nutritional Assessment Crew Command Panel (CCP) Cable Deroute Node 2 to Dragon Pressurization and Leak Check Fluids Integrated Rack Doors Close On-Orbit Hearing Assessment (O-OHA) with EarQ Software Setup and Test Dragon Vestibule Outfitting On-Orbit Hearing Assessment (O-OHA) with EarQ Software Setup and Test Node 2 Nadir Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) Controller Panel Assembly (CPA) Removal On MCC Go Regeneration Micropurification Unit (???) ?2 Absorption Cartridge (end) Completed Task List Activities Rendezvous and Prox Ops Program (RPOP) Setup  Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Dragon berthing and vestibule outfitting support N2 CBM Bolt loading Three-Day Look Ahead: Thursday, 08/17: SpX-12 cargo transfer operations, RS EVA 43 Friday, 08/18: Rodent Research-9 (RR-9) transfer, Vascular Ultrasound, Mouse Habitat, RS EVA Cleanup Saturday, 08/19: RR-9 access unit cleaning, TangoLab 2 installation/checkout, ADSEP cell transfer, Lung Media fixation, NanoRacks Module 9 ops, ADSEP cell transfer, POLAR desiccant pack swap QUICK ISS Status ? Environmental Control Group:   Component Status Elektron Off Vozdukh Manual [???] 1 ? SM Air Conditioner System (?SKV1?) Off           [???] 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 Idle Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Operate Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Process Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Process Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Full up Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Off
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 8/15/2017
Intracranial Pressure & Visual Impairment (IPVI): The crew took front and profile view pictures to check for facial edema, then completed a conference with ground experts.  The IPVI investigation studies changes to crewmembers? eyes and optic nerves by analyzing arterial blood pressure and blood flow to the brain before and after spaceflight. The IPVI investigation uses non-invasive methods as compared to current invasive methods (e.g., spinal tap) to measure intracranial pressure.  MagVector:  The crew performed closeout and cleanup activities for the 7-day MagVector Run 11.  The European Space Agency (ESA) MagVector investigation studies how the Earth?s magnetic field interacts with an electrical conductor. Using extremely sensitive magnetic sensors placed around and above a conductor, researchers can gain insight into ways that the magnetic field influences how conductors work. This research not only helps improve future International Space Station experiments and electrical experiments, but it could offer insights into how magnetic fields influence electrical conductors in general ? the backbone of our technology.  Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Camera Robot:  The crew set up the JEM Camera Robot and the ground took video and photos of several scenes in the JEM module. This device is a free-flying camera robot that provides real time video downlink and photographs.  It is expected to reduce the crew time requirements to support video recording of activities, especially at the blind spot of existing JEM internal cameras.  Multi-Omics-Mouse:  The crew refilled water containers in Mouse Habitat Cage Units for the JAXA Multi-Omics-Mouse investigation. Several studies have reported space flight effects on the human immune system but the relationship between microbiota and immune dysfunction during flight remains unclear. In Multi-Omics-Mouse, food with and without fructooligosaccharides (FOS) will be used as prebiotics, which could improve the gut environment and immune function.  After the flight, researchers will analyze the gut environment (microbiota and metabolites) and immune system of the mice by multi-omics analysis, and evaluate the effect of FOS during flight. Kubik:  The crew unstowed and set up the Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) Kubik 5 facility in the Columbus module.  They then performed a functional check and preheating of Kubik 5 to prepare for support of upcoming ASI Biomission investigations that will utilize the Kubik facility.  Kubik is a small controlled-temperature incubator or cooler used to study biological samples in a microgravity environment. It is equipped with removable inserts designed for self-contained, automatic experiments using seeds, cells, and small animals. At Home in Space: The crew completed an At Home in Space questionnaire. This Canadian Space Agency experiment assesses culture, values, and psychosocial adaptation of astronauts to a space environment shared by multinational crews on long-duration missions. It is hypothesized that astronauts develop a shared space culture that is an adaptive strategy for handling cultural differences and they deal with the isolated confined environment of the spacecraft by creating a home in space. At Home in Space uses a questionnaire to investigate individual and culturally related differences, family functioning, values, coping with stress, and post-experience growth. Dragon Robotics On-Board Trainer: In preparation for tomorrow?s SpX-12 capture and berthing, the crew completed 3 Capture Point Hold runs which allows the crew to practice free drift timing. They also practiced malfunction response, nominal rate approaches and 2 meter approaches.  Remote Power Controller Module (RPCM) P12B_B Status: Following successful closure of RPCM P12B_B RPC10 late Sunday evening, the RPC tripped this morning.  This RPC powers the S-Band transponder for String 2. The trip signature continues to indicate a Field Effect Transistor (FET) Hybrid failure. Ground teams will continue to attempt to reclose the RPC. This is an external RPCM that can be Removed and Replaced (R&Rd) by the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM). Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. At Home In Space Questionnaire KUBIK Functional check KUBIK 5 preheat and functional check KUBIK 5 Setup Combustion Integrated Rack Alignment Guide Install Combustion Integrated Rack Manifold Bottle Replacement Combustion Integrated Rack Upper Rack Doors Open/Close CEVIS Portable PFS Conclude CEVIS Portable PFS Partial Stow Max CEVIS Portable PFS Power Up CEVIS Portable PFS Subject Crew Command Panel (CCP) Cable Route and Checkout Dragon Vestibule Outfitting Kit (VOK) Gather CDM and MCA Comparison Acoustic Dosimeter Setup Day 2 EXPRESS Rack 8 Locker Removal Health Maintenance System (HMS) – ESA Nutritional Assessment Health Maintenance System (HMS) Spaceflight Cognitive Assessment Tool for Windows (WinSCAT) Test HRF Generic Urine Collection Stow Intracranial Pressure & Visual Impairment (IPVI) Face Photo-taking JEM Camera Robot Activation/Deactivation JEM Camera Robot Shooting Video recording for KOROLYOV TV channel USB Jumpdrive Return and PPS2 Reconfiguration Mouse Habitat Unit Cage Water Refill Dragon Robotics Onboard Trainer (ROBoT) Session 2 Ghost camera setup in Cupola Robotic Workstation (RWS) High Definition (HD) Monitor Downlink/Deactivation Polar Hardware Express Rack Transfer Recycle Tank Drain Parts 1-3 Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill XF305 Camcorder Setup Dragon Cargo Operations Conference Replacement of Onboard Oxygen Tanks ??-3? Installation of Orlan #6 ORUs prior to EVA Installation of Orlan #4 ORUs prior to EVA Comm Check and Media Parameters Control. Comm Setup for Orlan OBT Resuming Nominal Comm Config after Orlan OBT Spacesuit Onboard Interface Unit in DC1 (??? ??1) Checkout. Removal of Air Ducts in DC1 prior to the OBT (Do Not Disconnect the Air Ducts) Post-OBT Installation of Air Ducts in DC1 Systems Check in Orlan-MKS Spacesuit #6 Before OBT. Systems Check in Orlan-MKS Spacesuit #4 Before OBT. Post-OBT Ops Doffing Orlan. Donning Orlans #4 and 6, Closing Backpacks. Verification of Orlan Sizing at Orlan Pressure=0.4. Translation Training in Orlan-MKS #4 and Orlan-MK #6. Control of the Initial Condition of Orlan and Spacesuit Onboard Interface Unit (???) during the OBT Preliminary Orlan and ??? Leak Check Donning Gear. Orlan and ??? Control Units Check Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos web site and social media URAGAN. Observation and Photography ECON-M. Observation and photography Completed Task List Activities None Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Max CEVIS support Dragon RoBOT OBT Dragon capture and cargo transfer reviews Three-Day Look Ahead: Wednesday, 08/16: SpX-12 […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 8/14/2017
SpaceX (SpX)-12 Launch: SpX-12 launched successfully today from Kennedy Space Center at 11:31 am CDT. In addition to supplies and equipment for crew members, the vehicle will deliver investigations and instruments that study cosmic ray particles, protein crystal growth, stem cell-mediated recellularization and nanosatellite technology demonstration. Capture and berthing is scheduled for August 16 at 6:00 am CDT. Multi-Omics-Mouse: The crew set up equipment and the Glove Box and performed an inventory for the JAXA Multi-Omics-Mouse investigation. Several studies have reported space flight effects on the human immune system, but the relationship between microbiota and immune dysfunction during flight remains unclear. In Multi-Omics-Mouse, food with and without fructooligosaccharides (FOS) will be used as prebiotics, which could improve the gut environment and immune function. After the flight, researchers will analyze the gut environment (microbiota and metabolites) and immune system of the mice by multi-omics analysis, and evaluate the effect of FOS during flight. Rodent Research 9 (RR-9): The crew installed and configured the Animal Habitats for the RR-9 investigation. The Ground then completed a software checkout of all the Habitats. The RR-9 experiment studies how microgravity affects the immune systems, muscles and bones of rodents during extended stays aboard the ISS.  After approximately 30 days aboard the ISS, the mice will be returned to Earth where scientists on the ground will study how their time in space has affected various tissues, including brain, muscle, heart, joint, the eyes and the immune system. Light Microscopy Module (LMM) Biophysics 3: A crewmember retrieved Biophysics 3 Plate 1 from a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) and allowed it to thaw before installing it in the LMM.  The LMM was then be placed into the Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR) for a Biophysics science run.  Using the three-dimensional structure of proteins, scientists can determine how they function and how they are involved in disease. Some proteins benefit from being crystallized in microgravity, where they can grow larger and with fewer imperfections. Access to crystals grown on the ISS supports research for a wide range of diseases, as well as microgravity-related problems such as radiation damage, bone loss and muscle atrophy. This investigation identifies which proteins would benefit from crystallization in space.  Sprint Ultrasound 2:  For their Flight Day 120 Sprint Ultrasound 2 session, a crewmember, with support from an operator, configured the Ultrasound 2, placed reference marks on the calf and thigh of their right leg, donned the thigh and calf guides, and performed thigh and calf scans with remote guidance from the Sprint ground team. Ultrasound scans are used to evaluate spaceflight-induced changes in the muscle volume. The Sprint investigation evaluates the use of high intensity, low volume exercise training to minimize loss of muscle, bone, and cardiovascular function in ISS crewmembers during long-duration missions.  Lighting Effects Vision Test:  The crew will temporarily stowed Visual Performance Test hardware in their crew quarters, set the light to the correct mode, turned all other light sources in the crew quarters off, and performed a Numerical Verification Test and a Color Discrimination Test.  The crew then photographed the completed tests and transferred the photos to for downlink. The Lighting Effects investigation studies the impact of the change from fluorescent light bulbs to solid-state light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with adjustable intensity and color and aims to determine if the new lights can improve crew circadian rhythms, sleep, and cognitive performance. Habitability:  On Sunday a crewmember performed a walkthrough video in the ISS of the Combustion Integration Rack (CIR) and the Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR) in the US Laboratory.  Requested details for the video included work volume, impacts to translation in the module, layout, restraints, stowage, and recommendations for future designs. The Habitability investigation results will be used to assess the relationship between crew members and their environment in order to better prepare for future long-duration spaceflights. Observations recorded during 6 month and 1 year missions can help spacecraft designers determine how much habitable volume is required, and whether a mission?s duration impacts how much space crew members need.  Fine Motor Skills (FMS): The crew completed a series of interactive tasks during a FMS session. The FMS investigation studies how the fine motor skills are effected by long-term microgravity exposure, different phases of microgravity adaptation, and sensorimotor recovery after returning to Earth gravity. The goal of the investigation is to determine how fine motor performance in microgravity varies over the duration of six-month and year-long space missions; how fine motor performance on orbit compares with that of a closely matched participant on Earth; and how performance varies before and after gravitational transitions, including periods of early flight adaptation and very early/near immediate post-flight periods. At Home In Space:  The crew completed an At Home in Space questionnaire. This Canadian Space Agency experiment assesses culture, values, and psychosocial adaptation of astronauts to a space environment shared by multinational crews on long-duration missions. It is hypothesized that astronauts develop a shared space culture that is an adaptive strategy for handling cultural differences and they deal with the isolated confined environment of the spacecraft by creating a home in space. At Home in Space uses a questionnaire to investigate individual and culturally related differences, family functioning, values, coping with stress, and post-experience growth. Remote Power Controller Module (RPCM) P12B_B Status: On Sunday, RPCM P12B_B tripped after 2 ˝ days of remaining closed. Ground teams successfully reclosed the RPC and it remains closed as of this writing. This RPC powers the S-Band transponder for String 2. The trip signature continues to indicate a Field Effect Transistor (FET) Hybrid failure. This is an external RPCM that can be Removed and Replaced (R&R) by the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM). Planning is underway to perform this R&R no earlier than August 18th. Dragon On-Board Training (OBT): In preparation for SpX-12 arrival, the crew studied an overview of attached phase operations as well as attached phase configuration.  Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Promotional video clip recording for Yandex on-line […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 8/11/2017
Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Zero Robotics (ZR):  The crew provided support for a SPHERES ZR Challenge competition between students from middle schools in the United States and Russia.  As part of a competition, students write algorithms for the SPHERES satellites to accomplish tasks relevant to future space missions. The algorithms were tested by the SPHERES team and the best designs were selected for the competition today to operate the SPHERES satellites on board the ISS. Space Headaches:  The 51 Soyuz (51S) USOS crewmembers completed weekly questionnaires for the ESA Space Headaches investigation.  The Space Headaches investigation collects information that may help in the development of methods to alleviate associated symptoms and improvement in the well-being and performance of crewmembers in space. Headaches during space flight can negatively affect mental and physical capacities of crewmembers that can influence performance during a space mission.  Rodent Research-5 (RR-5) Systemic Therapy of NELL-1 for Osteoporosis:  The Crew performed a final inventory audit for RR-5 and stowed or trashed applicable RR-5 items.  Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Last evening, Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the MSS and walked the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) off Mobile Base System (MBS) Power Data Grapple Fixture 1 (PDGF1) and onto the Node2 PDGF.  They then maneuvered the SSRMS into position and powered up the MSS in the Hot Backup Configuration in preparation for today?s SpaceX-12 Offset Grapples Practice.  Finally the ROBOs translated the Mobile Transporter (MT) from Worksite 3 (WS3) to WS4.  On-Board Training (OBT) Dragon Offset Grapple: In preparation for SpaceX-12 capture scheduled for August 16, the crew practiced Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) grapple approaches. They maneuvered the SSRMS over the pin and practiced pulling the trigger once they were in the grapple envelope. During the session the crew paid particular attention on how to best manage the volumetric constraints in the Cupola as well as how lighting conditions vary inside. Remote Power Controller Module (RPCM) P12B_B Status: Ground teams successfully reclosed Remote Power Controller (RPC) 10 of RPCM P12B_B and the RPC remains closed as of this writing. The RPC originally tripped on Wednesday and the trip signature indicates a Field Effect Transistor (FET) Hybrid failure. This RPC powers the S-Band transponder for String 2 and is an external RPCM that can be removed and Replaced (R&R) by the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM). Planning is underway to perform this R&R no earlier than August 18th. Command and Control (C&C)-3 Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM) Transition: The primary C&C-3 MDM unexpectedly transitioned to Diagnostics mode. C&C-1 successfully transitioned to Primary with C&C-2 as the Backup. C&C-3 has been power-cycled and restarted nominally with no health flags. During the transition to C&C-1, there was a 40 minute loss of Ku-band including Space to Ground 3 and 4 as well as real-time payload science data downlink. Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Video recording for KOROLYOV TV channel INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops Test video recording for RT channel Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos web site and social media URAGAN. Observation and Photography ECON-M. Observation and photography CMS Max CEVIS with PPFS Power Up Combustion Integrated Rack Alignment Guide Install MOBIPV SOFTWARE INSTALLATION Max Cycle Ergometer w/Vibration Isolation & Stabilization (CEVIS) Portable PFS Subject Water Recovery System Waste Water Tank Drain Init Handover of Increment 52 Crew Study of cardiovascular system under graded physical CYCLE load Assist in study of cardiovascular system under graded physical CYCLE load Water Recovery System Waste Water Tank Drain Termination On-board Training (OBT) Dragon Offset Grapple Preparation for pressurized Orlan suits transfer from DC1 to ??? Training PIM Locker Insert Remove Transfer of two Pressurized Orlan Suits to ???. Evaluation of working with a cone cover in ???. UPA Brine Filter Gather UPA Brine Filter Changeout Long Duration Sorbent Testbed Status Check. On-board Training (OBT) Dragon Offset Grapple Configuring ??? to initial state after pressurized Orlan suits transfer training Onboard Training (OBT) SSRMS Debrief Conference Specific EVA Procedures Study Max Cycle Ergometer w/Vibration Isolation & Stabilization (CEVIS) Portable PFS Partial Stow Double Coldbag Cleanup and Prep SPHERES Zero Robotics Setup and Checkout MOBIPV SETUP [Deferred] MOBIPV CHECKOUT [Deferred] Robotic Workstation (RWS) High Definition (HD) Monitor Downlink Rodent Research Inventory Audit SPHERES  Zero Robotics Run Installation of USOS EMU Lights, Video Camera, and REBA on Orlan #4 and #6. In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Full Fill MOBIPV TEAR DOWN AND STOWAGE [Deferred] Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) or ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT) HRM Transmitter Battery Replacement In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Full Fill Light and video camera ORLAN suits verifying ISS Crew Orientation Dose Tracker Data Entry Subject Space Headaches – Weekly Questionnaire SPHERES Zero Robotics Shutdown EXPRESS Rack 6 Locker Removal Robotic Workstation (RWS) High Definition (HD) Monitor Deactivation Space Headaches – Weekly Questionnaire Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill Completed Task List Items Miniature Exercise Device Exercise Evaluation Mouse Habitat Unit Cage Removal WHC KTO Replacement Lab MCA Mass Spectrometer R&R – Part A Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Dragon Grapple OBT Spheres ZR Run Three-Day Look Ahead: Saturday, 08/12: Crew off duty, housekeeping Sunday, 08/13: Crew off duty Monday, 08/14: Sprint Ultrasound 2, Mouse Habitat, Dragon OBT, ExpressRack Relocation  QUICK ISS Status ? Environmental Control Group:   Component Status Elektron On Vozdukh Manual [???] 1 ? SM Air Conditioner System (?SKV1?) Off           [???] 2 ? SM Air Conditioner System (?SKV2?) Off Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab Operate 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) Process Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Full up Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Off  
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 8/10/2017
Circadian Rhythms:  A crewmember removed the Armband Monitor and the Thermolab Unit mounted to their belt, completing 36 hours of monitoring for the Circadian Rhythms investigation. Circadian Rhythms investigates the role of synchronized circadian rhythms, or the ?biological clock,? and how it changes during long-duration spaceflight. Researchers hypothesize that a non-24-hour cycle of light and dark affects crew members? circadian clocks. The investigation also addresses the effects of reduced physical activity, microgravity and an artificially controlled environment. Changes in body composition and body temperature, which also occur in microgravity, can affect crew members? circadian rhythms as well. Understanding how these phenomena affect the biological clock will improve performance and health for future crew members. Utilization Preparations for SpaceX-12 Arrival:  In preparation for SpX-12 arrival scheduled for August 16th, crewmembers relocated all three Space Automated Bioproduct Lab (SABL) units and the Multi-Purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) Experiment Laptop Terminal. They also removed the Phase Change Heat eXchanger (PCHX) locker for return. Rodent Research-5 (RR-5) Systemic Therapy of NELL-1 for Osteoporosis:  The crew completed a final inventory audit for RR-5. They then stowed some items and trashed others.   Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Yesterday and overnight, Robotics Ground Controllers translated the Mobile Transporter (MT) from Worksite 7 (WS7) to WS3.  The team then powered up the MSS and maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) and the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) to use SPDM Arm2 to transfer the empty Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) Flight Releasable Attachment Mechanism (FRAM) from SPDM Enhanced Orbital Replacement Unit (ORU) Temporary Platform (EOTP) Side 2 to External Stowage Platform 2 (ESP2) Site 4.  Finally, controllers stowed the SPDM on Mobile Base System (MBS) Power Data Grapple Fixture 2 (PDGF2). Ku Band Contingency Command and Telemetry (CCT) Checkout: In response to the loss of S-Band redundancy due to the loss of power to the S-Band-2 transponder, ground teams completed a checkout of the Ku-Band CCT command and voice capability.  During the test all control centers, including Sp-X Mission Control, successfully sent test commands to ISS via Ku-Band.  Additionally, Ku-Band voice between ISS and MCC-Moscow was verified in the event this is needed during the upcoming Russian Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA).     Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Video recording for KOROLYOV TV channel Greetings Video Recording Test video recording for RT channel Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos web site and social media URAGAN. Observation and Photography ECON-M. Observation and photography Health Maintenance System (HMS) OCT Setup Circadian Rhythms Deinstrumentation w. Armband JEM Airlock Press Space Automated Bioproduct Lab Unit Relocate Photography of the ??-2 treadmill belt edge and screen form of Belt tab Verification of ??-1 Flow Sensor Position Phase Change HX Circuit Breaker OFF Measuring CO level in RS using US portable CSA-CP device Fine Motor Skills Experiment Test – Subject Fine Motor Skills Historical Documentation Photography Filling (separation) of ??? (???) for Elektron or ???-??. JEM Airlock Leak Check EVA Medical Kit Configuration Health Maintenance System (HMS) – OCT Exam Preparing Orlan Comm and Telemetry Assets Checkout of BETA-08 Data Output Device (???) using Gamma-1M Equipment Combustion Integrated Rack Alignment Guide Removal Orlan and ??? Telemetry Check. Orlan comm check and medical parameter test JEM TEPC Ethernet Cable Reconfiguration Environmental Health System (EHS) – Coliform Water Sample Analysis 44 +/- 4 hours post processing Node 2 Nadir Hatch Unlatch CMS Max CEVIS with PPFS Power Up Comm reconfig into initial after Orlan comm. check Kazbek–?? Fit Check in Soyuz 735 Robotics Work Station (RWS) Display and Control Panel (DCP) Powerup Health Maintenance System (HMS) – OCT Exam MSPR ELT Relocation Max Cycle Ergometer w/Vibration Isolation & Stabilization (CEVIS) Portable PFS Subject Atmosphere Control and Supply (ACS) Nitrogen Manual Valve Open/Close Handover of Increment 52 Crew Ku-band Contingency Command and Telemetry Checkout Max Cycle Ergometer w/Vibration Isolation & Stabilization (CEVIS) Portable PFS Partial Stow Circadian Rhythms Armband Stow Health Maintenance System (HMS) – OCT Exam Symbolic Activity Environmental Health System (EHS) – Microbial Air Sampler (MAS) Kit Sample Collection Handover of Increment 52 Crew Phase Change HX Locker Remove Payload NAS Hard Drive Swap Environmental Health System (EHS) – Surface Sample Kit (SSK) Collection/Incubation Health Maintenance System (HMS) OCT Stow Environmental Health System (EHS) – Formaldehyde Monitoring Kit (FMK) Stow Operation Health Maintenance System (HMS) Fundoscope Setup Rodent Research MELFI Insert [ACTIVE] Space Automated Bioproduct Lab 3, Unit Relocation Inventory Management System (IMS) Conference Health Maintenance System (HMS) Fundoscope Prep ISS Crew Orientation Health Maintenance System (HMS) CMO – Fundoscope Health Maintenance System (HMS) Eye Exam – Fundoscope Max Cycle Ergometer w/ Vibration Isolation & Stabilization (CEVIS) Portable PFS Partial Set Up Health Maintenance System (HMS) Fundoscope Tear Down and Stow Completed Task List Items None Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. 50S EHDC Survey SSRMS walkoff to N2 [ACTIVE] Ku-Band Contingency Command and Telemetry Checkout Three-Day Look Ahead: Friday, 08/11: CMS MAX CEVIS, SPHERES ops, 51S unpack, mobiPV checkout Saturday, 08/12: Crew off duty, housekeeping Sunday, 08/13: Crew off duty QUICK ISS Status ? Environmental Control Group:   Component Status Elektron On Vozdukh Manual [???] 1 ? SM Air Conditioner System (?SKV1?) Off           [???] 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 Idle Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Operate Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Process Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Process Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Full up Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Off  
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 8/09/2017
Human Research Program (HRP):  The crew collected blood, urine and air samples today to satisfy Return minus 15 days (R-15) Cardio Ox, Flight Day 15 (FD 15) and R-15 Biochemical Profile and R-30 and Launch plus 12 days (L+12) Marrow requirements.  By collecting Cardio Ox ultrasound and ECG data, along with blood and urine samples, scientists will try to determine whether biological markers of oxidative and inflammatory stress are elevated during and after space flight and whether this results in an increased, long-term risk of atherosclerosis in astronauts. The Biochem Profile experiment tests blood and urine samples obtained from astronauts before, during and after spaceflight. Specific proteins and chemicals in the samples are used as biomarkers, or indicators of health. Post-flight analysis yields a database of samples and test results which scientists can use to study the effects of spaceflight on the body. The Marrow investigation looks at the effect of microgravity on bone marrow. It is believed that microgravity, like long-duration bed rest on Earth, has a negative effect on the bone marrow and the blood cells that are produced in the bone marrow.  Multi Omics-Mouse: The crew continued preparations for the Multi-Omics Mouse investigation subjects arriving on SpX-12. They removed the Mouse Habitat Cage Units from the Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) and performed water nozzle checks.  They also installed batteries in the vacuum cleaner and the CO2 Valve Unit.  At Home In Space: The crew completed a At Home in Space questionnaire.This Canadian Space Agency experiment assesses culture, values, and psychosocial adaptation of astronauts to a space environment shared by multinational crews on long-duration missions. It is hypothesized that astronauts develop a shared space culture that is an adaptive strategy for handling cultural differences and they deal with the isolated confined environment of the spacecraft by creating a home in space. At Home in Space uses a questionnaire to investigate individual and culturally related differences, family functioning, values, coping with stress, and post-experience growth. Robonaut:  The crew continued troubleshooting the intermittent fault in Robonaut?s power supply.  Installation of a grounding jumper did not resolve the issue so additional troubleshooting steps are under development.  Robonaut is a humanoid robot designed with the versatility and dexterity to manipulate hardware, work in high risk environments, and respond safely to unexpected obstacles. It is comprised of a torso with two arms and a head, and two legs with end effectors that enable the robot to translate inside the ISS by interfacing with handrails and seat tracks. Dragon Robotics On-Board Trainer (RoBOT): In preparation for SpX-12 berthing currently scheduled for August 16, the crew completed this training consisting of a 30 meter approach, two Capture Point hold runs and 2 meter runs.  Remote Power Controller Module (RPCM) P12B_B Trip: This RPC powers the S-Band transponder for String 2. There were no impacts to voice or telemetry as S-Band String 1 was and continues to be prime. String 2 was in hot backup for ACS/UHF Audio Interface (AUAI) troubleshooting. The trip signature indicates a Field Effect Transistor (FET) Hybrid failure which would be the first occurrence for this RPC.  Multiple closure attempts of RPC 10 were performed with no success. Two fully functional strings of ISS S-band are required per the SpaceX Launch Commit Criteria (LCC) Flight Rule. Teams met this morning to discuss and recommend a forward plan. This is an external RPCM that can be Removed and Replaced (R&R) by the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM). Failed Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) Retrieval Status: Last night, ground teams successfully translated the Mobile Transporter from Worksite 3 to Worksite 7. The degraded MBSU was then successfully installed on the JAXA Experiment Module (JEM) Orbital Replacement Unit (ORU) Transfer Interface (JOTI) and the slide table was retracted into the JEM airlock. The airlock will be pressurized Thursday morning. This MBSU is one of two failed units externally stowed on orbit that will be brought inside to undergo maintenance and repair.  ISS Reboost:  An ISS reboost using 67P thrusters was successfully performed. This reboost, in combination with the next one planned for August 25th, will set up required conditions for 50S landing on September 3rd and 52S launch on September 12th.  Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. ISS Handover Ops Videos Health Maintenance System (HMS) Spaceflight Cognitive Assessment Tool for Windows (WinSCAT) Test SARCOLAB-3 Consumables Kit Refurbishment 50Sand 51S Samsung Tablet Battery Status Check and Recharge URAGAN. Observation and Photography ECON-M. Observation and photography Marrow Breath And Ambient Air Sample Collection HRF Generic Urine Collection Male HRF Generic Sample MELFI Operations HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection HRF Generic Refrigerated Centrifuge Double Spin Power cycle NOD1 16-Port Ethernet Switch Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Setup ??-3? Oxygen bottle pressure check in ??? Glisser-M Video Hardware Battery Charge Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis Orlan #6 and #4 ???? Battery Installation Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Scan At Home In Space Questionnaire Orlan-MK #6 Spacesuit Height Sizing Monitoring shutter closure on windows 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 Mouse Habitat Unit Cage Swap Orlan-MKS #4 Spacesuit Height Sizing Orlan No.6 Backup Bladder Leak Check. Mouse Habitat Unit Cage Removal Orlan #6 leak and ??? (Orlan Interface Unit) leak checks and valve tests. Ultrasound 2 Guided Data Export PEPS Inspection Mouse Habitat Unit Water Tank Filling Mouse Habitat Unit Cage Removal Review airlock ops procedure per RODF EVA from DC1. MELFI Ice Brick Transfer 2 Utility Outlet Panel (UOP) Activation Food Acceptability Questionnaire OBT Dragon Robotics Onboard Trainer (ROBoT) Session 1 Orlan #4 leak and ??? leak check and valve tests. Preparation of Glisser-M Video Hardware used during USOS EVA Water Process Assembly (WPA) Multifiltration Bed (MF Bed) Effluent Samples Glisser-M installation on Orlan #4 and #6. Meteor Hard Drive Swapout Robotic Workstation (RWS) Setup SpX-12 Dragon Prepack Health Maintenance System (HMS) Eye Exam – Fundoscope CEVIS Portable PFS Partial Set Up Completed Task List Items ESA MARES Consumables Kit Consolidation Robonaut CPCI Power Supply Troubleshooting  Ground Activities […]