11°C
Porth, Newquay, Cornwall. UK  Tell A Friend
 Ad **Ad
Updated27/04/2017 19:45 
 


NASA ISS Status RSS FEED

Feed courtesy of the NASA

Past Dates

Site: ISS On-Orbit Status Report


ISS Daily Summary Report ? 4/26/2017
NanoRacks External Platform (NREP) Operations:  The crew depressurized and vented the Japanese Experiment Module(JEM) Airlock (JEMAL) in preparation for the JEM Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) transfer of the NREP to the JEM External Facility (JEM-EF) this Friday.   Fluid Shifts Baseline Imaging: The 49S crew continued this week?s Fluid Shifts baseline imagery activities.  With one crew member performing as an onboard operator, ultrasound imaging was taken of arterial and venous measures at various body locations. Additional measurements using the Cerebral and Cochlear Fluid Pressure (CCFP), Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), ESA?s Cardiolab (CDL) Holter Arterial Blood Pressure Device, and Intraocular Pressure (IOP) were taken as well. Fluid Shifts is a joint NASA-Russian experiment that investigates the causes for severe and lasting physical changes to astronaut’s eyes. Because the headward fluid shift is a hypothesized contributor to these changes, reversing this fluid shift with a lower body negative pressure device is investigated as a possible intervention. Results from this study may help to develop preventative measures against lasting changes in vision and eye damage. Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Sample Holder Exchange: The crew completed a JAXA ELF Sample Chamber removal and inspection. The ELF is an experimental facility designed to levitate, melt and solidify materials by containerless processing techniques using the Electrostatic Levitation method. With this facility, thermophysical properties of high temperature melts can be measured, and solidification from deeply undercooled melts can be achieved. Fine Motor Skills (FMS): The crew completed a series of interactive tasks for the FMS investigation which studies how fine motor skills are affected by long-term microgravity exposure, different phases of microgravity adaptation, and sensorimotor recovery after returning to Earth?s gravity. The goal of the investigation is to determine how fine motor performance in microgravity trends/varies over the duration of a six-month and year-long space mission; how fine motor performance on orbit compares with that of a closely matched participant on Earth; and how performance trends/varies before and after gravitational transitions including periods of early flight adaptation and very early/near immediate post-flight periods.  4K Ultra-High Definition (UHD) Streaming: The crew performed a successful 4K live video demo for the annual National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB). This meeting is attended by over 100,000 representatives in the media industry (ex., journalists, directors, producers and video engineers). The ISS showcased live 4K ISS downlink at a keynote address as part of the convention. Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations:  Yesterday Robotics Ground Controllers powered off the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) and the Mobile Base System (MBS) and translated the Mobile Transporter (MT) from Worksite 6 (WS6) to WS3.  After powering the MBS and SPDM back up to operational they maneuvered the SPDM to unstow Robot Micro Conical Tool (RMCT) #2 from the Tool Holster Assembly (THA). This was the first day of operations to set up MSS for the Remote Power Control Module (RPCM) S11A-C swap with RPCM S14B-G scheduled this Friday, April 28th. Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. IMS Delta file prep IPAD ODF updates URAGAN. Observation and photography EKON-M. Observations and photography Reminder 2 Fine Motor Skills Health Maintenance System (HMS) OCT Setup ISS Crew Orientation Fine Motor Skills Experiment Test Health Maintenance System (HMS) – OCT Exam JEM Airlock Depressurization Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill Fluid Shifts Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Power On Fine Motor Skills Experiment Test – Subject Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations FLUID SHIFTS. Donning CardioLab Holter, Subject t Health Maintenance System (HMS) – OCT Exam Soyuz 735 Transfers and IMS Ops Fluid Shifts Ultrasound Baseline Scan – Operator Tightening of QD Screw Clamps on DC1-Progress 435 Interface Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation Fluid Shifts CCFP Baseline Test – Subject JEM Airlock Vent Photography of Plume Impingement and Deposit Monitoring Unit [????] position on MRM2 from SM window No.13 (After Soyuz 735 Docking) XF305 Camcorder Setup Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Multipurpose Small Payload Rack 2(MSPR2) Work Bench Setting JEM Airlock Vent Confirmation ESA ACTIVE DOSIMETER MOBILE UNIT SWAP Fluid Shifts OCT Baseline Exam Fluid Shifts DPOAE Baseline Test Fluid Shifts OCT Baseline Stow Fluid Shifts Tonometry Baseline Exam FLUID SHIFTS. Tonometer Test FLUID SHIFTS. Doffing CardioLab Holter Fluid Shifts Tonometry Baseline Stow Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Sample Holder Removal on Work Bench Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill Habitability Walk-through Video – Subject [Aborted] Photo TV 4K Downlink Setup Photo TV High Definition (HD) Video Setup CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor Environmental Health System (EHS) – Rad Detector Rotate Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation Health Maintenance System (HMS) – OCT Exam Progress 435 (DC1) Stowage Ops with IMS Support Soyuz 735 Transfers and IMS Ops Habitability Narrated Task Video Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Multipurpose Small Payload Rack 2(MSPR2) Work Bench Closeout Closing window 6,8,9,12,13,14 shutters Taking close-up photos of the samples in designated ELF Sample Holders. Photo/TV 4K NAB Downlink Health Maintenance System (HMS) Fundoscope Setup Photo/TV 4K Downlink Deactivation Health Maintenance System (HMS) Eye Exam – Fundoscope USOS Window Shutter Close Hematocrit Hardware Setup Health Maintenance System (HMS) Fundoscope Tear Down and Stow Completed Task List Items None Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. JEMAL depress SSRMS walkoff from N2 to MSB1 at WS3 SSRMS SPDM unstow [In work]  Three-Day Look Ahead: Thursday, 04/27: Fluid Shifts, P/TV 4K teardown, EVA DOUG review, Cygnus cargo transfer Friday, 04/28: EVA procedures review, BEAM ingress, Genes In Space hardware checkout, EHS RAM deploy Saturday, 04/29: Crew off duty, housekeeping 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?) Off Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab Standby Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 Operate Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab Standby Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Operate Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Process Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Standby Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Full […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 4/25/2017
NanoRacks External Platform (NREP) Operations: The crew pressurized the Japanese Experiment Module Airlock (JEMAL), performed a leak check and extended the JEMAL Slide Table (ST) into the JEM Pressurized Module (JPM).  They then removed the Gumstix/Solar Cell payload and attached the NanoRacks-CID and Honeywell-Morehead-DM payloads to the NREP. The ST was then retracted with attached NREP back into the JEMAL and the hatch was closed. The JEMAL will be depressurized tomorrow and the JEMRMS will transfer the NREP to the JEM External Facility (JEM-EF) this Thursday.  NREP is the first external commercial research capability for testing of scientific investigations, sensors, and electronic components in space. Dependable Multiprocessor (DM) technology developed for NASA increases the amount of science and autonomy processing for space missions by flying clusters of high performance commercial off the shelf (COTS) processors in space.  Honeywell-Morehead-DM-7 includes a system-level radiation experiment to verify DM operation in a space environment.  Charge injection Devices (CIDs) read light exposure information in individual pixels.  The CID investigation evaluates a camera with image quality enhancements that can capture images of bright objects and extremely faint ones in the same field of view, such as stars and exoplanets. The investigation demonstrates that these cameras can work in the microgravity and high-radiation environment of space. Fluid Shifts Baseline Imagery:  49S and 50S subjects began this week?s Fluid Shifts baseline imagery activities today.  With support from ground teams, the crew performed an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) test, a Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emission (DPOAE) test, a Tonometry examination, took blood pressure measurements, and performed an Ultrasound 2 scan.  This is the second of three weeks of Fluid Shifts activities for the 49S and 50S subjects.  Fluid Shifts is a joint NASA-Russian experiment divided into Dilution Measurements, Baseline Imaging, and Baseline Imaging with Chibis (Lower Body Negative Pressure). The Fluid Shifts experiment investigates the causes for severe and lasting physical changes to astronaut’s eyes.  Because the headward fluid shift is a hypothesized contributor to these changes, reversing this fluid shift with a lower body negative pressure device is being evaluated as a possible intervention. Results from this study may help to develop preventative measures against lasting changes in vision and to prevention of eye damage. Dose Tracker: The crew completed a weekly medication tracking entry in the Dose Tracker application. 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. Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutron (RaDI-N): After retrieving the RaDI-N hardware from the Russian crewmembers, the USOS crew deployed eight Space Bubble Detectors in Node 2 for the Radi-N2 experiment. The Canadian Space Agency?s RaDI-N investigation measures neutron radiation levels on the ISS. RaDI-N uses bubble detectors as neutron monitors which have been designed to detect neutrons while ignoring all other radiation. Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) 2 Loss of Communications (LOC): Overnight, MBSU 2 experienced a LOC.  The ground is unable to command or get data insight into the MBSU. The unit continues to pass power to the downstream power buses 2A/2B DC-DC Converter Units (DDCU)s. The next worst failure is an MBSU 2 loss of power which would result in the downstream DDCUs losing power. Five of the 7 DDCUs have parallel DDCUs that can be used to manage and provide power to the loads. The other 2 standalone DDCUs can be powered using available contingency jumpers. The signature is similar to the previous MBSU 1 LOC failure requiring it to be replaced. There are two spare MBSUs on orbit. Teams met to discuss a recovery plan via Robotic operations or an EVA.   Urine Processor Assembly (UPA) Status: The UPA was recovered yesterday, completing one process cycle.  There were some minor Distillation Assembly (DA) belt slippages at startup but not enough to result in a Low DA Centrifuge Speed (S4) shutdown. The next UPA process cycle is expected tomorrow. Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Reminder 1 and 2 Fluid Shifts Baseline Imaging Measures Atmospheric Control System (ACS) Nitrogen Oxygen Recharge System (NORS) Oxygen Setup and Initiation.  IPAD ODF updates URAGAN. Observation and photography EKON-M. Observations and photography ISS Crew Orientation JEM Airlock Press Changeout of [???-?2?] purification column assembly [???] Environmental Health System (EHS) Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Sample Collect Preventive maintenance of MRM2 ???-? Hatch Sealing Mechanism and Soyuz 735 hatch EML Gas Valves Opening JEM Airlock Leak Check MATRYOSHKA-R. Prep and Initialization of Bubble-Dosimeter Detectors Filling (separation) of ??? (???) for Elektron or ???-??. JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Extension to JPM Side Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Sample Analysis EML Sample Chamber Valve opening NanoRacks External Platform Slide Table Remove Fluid Shifts OCT Baseline Setup NanoRacks External Platform Hardware Swap Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutrons Hardware Handover MATRYOSHKA-R. Handover of BUBBLE-dosimeters to USOS Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutrons MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeter initialization and deployment for exposure Fluid Shifts Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Power On Fluid Shifts CDL Holter Arterial BP Hardware Don – Subject Fluid Shifts Ultrasound Baseline Scan – Subject NanoRacks External Platform Slide Table Assist Capture JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Retraction from JPM Side Fluid Shifts Ultrasound Baseline Scan – Operator Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations Removal of GoPro cameras in Soyuz 735. Transfer of Video to Hard Drive. Flash card closeout ops. Recharging Batteries (6), initiate Cygnus Cargo Operations Conference 24-hour ECG Recording (termination) Fluid Shifts CCFP Baseline Test – Subject Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record 24-hour BP recording (terminate) Fluid Shifts OCT Baseline Exam – Operator Fluid Shifts OCT Baseline Exam – Subject Fluid Shifts DPOAE Baseline Test – Subject Fluid Shifts OCT Baseline Stow Verification of ??-1 Flow Indicator Position EveryWear Biometric […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 4/24/2017
Orbital 7 (OA-7) Capture/Berthing: Friday night, Robotics Ground Controllers maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to inspect the Node 1 Nadir Active Common Berthing Mechanism (ABCM). They then maneuvered the SSRMS to the Cygnus high hover position and powered up the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) in ?Hot Backup? mode in preparation for Saturday morning?s Cygnus capture.  On Saturday, Pesquet and Whitson monitored the Cygnus approach from the Cupola Robotic Workstation and with Pesquet at the controls, Cygnus was captured nominally. Ground Controllers then maneuvered Cygnus into position to support an inspection of its Passive Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) then maneuvered and installed it to the Node 1 Nadir Active CBM. The Cygnus hatch was subsequently opened and cargo transfer was initiated. Human Research Program (HRP) Collections (Marrow):  A 50S crewmember performed the Flight Day 15 (FD15) blood and air sample collections in support of the Marrow experiment.  A blood sample was collected, processed in the centrifuge and placed in the Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI).  A breath sample and ambient air sample were also collected and stowed for return on a later flight. 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.  NanoRacks Microscope-3 Instrument Operations:  The crew performed NanoRacks Microscope-3 assembly and checkout for both microscopes.  NanoRacks Microscope-3 will be used for viewing and capturing digital microscope photos of various science specimens. Emergency Roles & Responsibilities Review: With the arrival of the 50S crew, all 5 crewmembers reviewed priorities during emergency response to ensure safety of the crew and safe configuration of the ISS. To meet these priorities the crew covered crew accountability, readiness of the Soyuz escape vehicle and communication and coordination among themselves as well as with ground teams during an emergency event. Cycle Ergometer with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (CEVIS) Status: On Sunday, the crew reported a grinding noise in the CEVIS and were directed to stand down on CEVIS use. Ground teams met and decided that the crew can continue CEVIS use wearing hearing protection and will schedule an Ergometer Remove & Replace (R&R).  Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Status: On Sunday, UPA experienced a Distillation Assembly Belt Slippage Fault and was moded to shut down. The same fault was experienced last Thursday. Ground teams met and recommends restarting the UPA which is in work. Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Reminder 1 Fluid Shifts Baseline Imaging Measures ODF Books Update on iPAD Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media EKON-M. Observations and photography ??-8. Setup CSA Generic Frozen Blood Collection 25 Minutes – Subject Body mass measurement CSA Generic Frozen Blood Collection – Operator CSA Generic Refrigerated Centrifuge Configure ??-8. Closeout ops CSA Generic Refrigerated Centrifuge Spin Conclude CSA Generic Sample MELFI Insertion CSA Generic Frozen Blood Collection Conclude And Stow Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations KARDIOVEKTOR. Execution experiment Uninstall 50S [??1,2] TV cameras and [???-302] lights. EveryWear Biometric Patch charging On board Training Cygnus Emergency Procedure Review Shift handover safety procedure review Emergency Roles and Responsibilities Review Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations Auxiliary computer systems review Specialist conference when required 50S right seat container cargo handling Daily electrocardiogram recording (start) Daily blood pressure measurement (start) ISS Crew Adaptation Post Cygnus arrival emergency OBT NanoRacks Microscope-3 Instrument Operations 50S equipment transfer, IMS update KONSTANTA-2. Retrieve the cartridge from [???-?] and stow at panel 418 to warm up for one hour Fluid Shifts CCFP Baseline Setup 50S delivered ODF replacement Post Cygnus arrival emergency OBT Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – LAB KASKAD. Manual stirring inside the bioreactor Handover of Increment 51 Crew NODE 1 GALLEY RACK MOD KIT MERLIN-1 INSTALLATION KONSTANTA-2. 1st study setup and run. Specialist conference Cygnus Cargo Operations Conference KONSTANTA-2. Photography during the science operation Polar Samples to Cold Stowage – Transfer 1 NanoRacks External Platform Operations Review. NanoRacks External Platform Hardware Gather Health Maintenance System (HMS) Vision Test ISS Crew Orientation Fluid Shifts Hardware Battery Installation Health Maintenance System (HMS) Vision Questionnaire Health Maintenance System (HMS) Vision Test HMS. Eye test HMS. Eye test questionnaire fill-up HMS Tonometry Test Setup HMS Tonometry Test Crew Medical Officer (CMO) HMS Tonometry Test Subject HMS Tonometry Test Stow Health Maintenance System (HMS) Vision Questionnaire Completed Task List Items ARED Right Upper Stop Cable Adjustment [Completed GMT 112] Rendezvous and Prox Ops Program (RPOP) Setup [Completed GMT 112] Lab Aft Hatch Stowage Latch Troubleshooting [Completed GMT 112] Veggie 03 Pillow Watering and Photo [Completed GMT 112 and 113] Expedition New Earth Video-CHOW TIME [Completed GMT 112] Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) Software Review [Completed 113] On board Training Cygnus Emergency Procedure Review [Completed 113] Transfer 50 Soyuz USOS Unpack [Completed 113] Expedition New Earth Video-CHOW TIME [Completed 114] EXPRESS Rack 7 Laptop Computer battery changeout [Completed 114]  Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Nominal System Commanding Three-Day Look Ahead: Tuesday, 04/25: NREP hardware swap, Fluid Shifts, Meteor hard drive swap/anti-virus update Wednesday, 04/26: Fluid Shifts, sample transfer from Polars, National Assn. of Broadcasters 4K downlink Thursday, 04/27: Fluid Shifts, P/TV 4K teardown, EVA DOUG review, Cygnus cargo transfer 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?) Off Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab Operate Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 Operate Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab Operate Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Standby 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 ? 4/21/2017
Fluid Shifts Dilution Measurements:  The 49S subjects completed their Return minus 45 (R-45) Fluid Shifts Dilution Measurements activities today, collecting saliva, blood and urine and inserting them into Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) prior to ingesting a Sodium Bromide (NaBr) tracer. Throughout the day, the crew will perform more collections, storing them in MELFI as well.  Fluid Shifts is a joint NASA-Russian experiment divided into Dilution Measurements, Baseline Imaging, and Baseline Imaging with Chibis (Lower Body Negative Pressure). The Fluid Shifts experiment investigates the causes for severe and lasting physical changes to astronaut’s eyes.  Because the headward fluid shift is a hypothesized contributor to these changes, reversing this fluid shift with a lower body negative pressure device is being evaluated as a possible intervention. Results from this study may help to develop preventative measures against lasting changes in vision and to prevention of eye damage.  JAXA Protein Crystal Growth (PCG) #12 Installation and Execution:  The crew installed and configured the JAXA PCG#12 canisters in JEM Ryutai rack. This experiment will run until removal for return on 49S.  The two canisters contain a total of 47 protein samples that were prepared by Russian and Japanese researchers from universities, national research institutes, and the private sector. The purpose of this activity is to obtain high quality protein crystals in the microgravity environment at a constant temperature for about 6 weeks. Results may contribute to the development of drugs for multidrug-resistant bacteria, Alzheimer?s disease, muscular dystrophy and periodontitis. They will also aid in the development of a blood substitute and biosensor.  Orbital 7 (OA-7) Arrival Preparations: In preparation for OA-7 capture and berthing this Saturday, the crew completed the following: Reviewed Cygnus attached phase configuration, hardware, and stowage. Relocated Portable Computer System (PCS) and cables from Japanese Experiment Module Pressurized Module (JPM) Utility Outlet Panel (UOP) to the Lab UOP. Completed a Robotics Onboard Trainer (RoBOT) session to practice Capture Point hold runs and 2 meter runs. Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media EKON-M. Observations and photography Fluid Shifts Saliva Urine, and Blood Baseline Collection Fluid Shifts MELFI Insertion Operations Fluid Shifts Galley Water Collection Tracer Ingestion Operations Fluid Shifts Refrigerated Centrifuge Configuration MELFI Overview OBT Repair CWC-I attached to UPA SPA. KASKAD. ???-? #02 thermostat connection and activation to +26 °?. Cygnus Capture Review FAGEN. ???-? ?4 thermostat activation to +4 °? Soyuz 735 Transfers and IMS Ops Pressurization of Elektron-VM Liquid Unit before Activation On-board Training (OBT) Cygnus Attached Phase Operations review. COSMOCARD. Preparing for and Starting 24-hr ECG Recording Fluid Shifts Urine Collection Mid Cygnus Cargo Operations Review KRISTALLIZATOR. PCG kits transfer from Soyuz 735, Inspection, and Handover to USOS KRISTALLIZATOR. Photo of PCG Kits Handover Fluid Shifts MELFI Retrieve Insertion Operations JAXA Protein Crystal Growth (PCG) Installation CONSTANTA-2. Transfer and Setup in ???-? No.04 at +4 deg C Progress 435 (DC1) Stowage Ops with IMS Support Fluid Shifts Blood 3-Hour Collection Fluid Shifts Blood Collection – Operator FAGEN. Kit Transfers from Soyuz 735 FAGEN. Setup of MSK kit No.06 in ???-? No.4 thermostat at +4 deg C and MSK kit No.07 kit on SM panel 328, photography Fluid Shifts Refrigerated Centrifuge Configuration Fluid Shifts Saliva 3-Hour Collection Fluid Shifts MELFI Retrieve Insertion Operations Cygnus Capture Review CASKAD. Transfer of Anabioz P/L from Soyuz 735. Bioreactor Setup in Thermostat at +26 deg C.  Photography STRUKTURA. Transfer of Hardware from Soyuz 735 Fluid Shifts Refrigerated Centrifuge Spin Conclude STRUKTURA.  Process Activation and Placement STRUKTURA.  Photo during the Experiment and at Exposure Location Fluid Shifts MELFI Retrieve Insertion Operations CEVIS Crew Handover CALCIUM. Transfer of Calcium- ? Kits from Soyuz 735 and Setup in MRM1 CALCIUM. Experiment Session 1 T2 Crew Handover Fluid Shifts Saliva 5-Hour Collection – Subject Photo of a scuffmark left by the Active Docking Assembly Probe on the MRM2 Active Docking Assembly (???) Receiving Cone Fluid Shifts MELFI Retrieve Insertion Operations Fluid Shifts Blood Collection Conclude Stow Download docking cone internal surface photos to OCA Fluid Shifts Urine Collection End – Subject Fluid Shifts MELFI Insertion Operations Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation NanoRacks Microscope-3 Procedure Review On-board Training (OBT) Cygnus Robotics Onboard Trainer (ROBoT) Session 2 Installation and Testing Voltage Converter ??28-120 in RS Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill PCS Laptop Relocate Soyuz 735 Transfers and IMS Ops Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill ISS Crew Orientation Ghost camera setup in Cupola Cygnus Cargo Operations Conference Fluid Shifts Urine Collection Stow Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill Progress 435 (DC1) Stowage and IMS Ops Health Maintenance System (HMS) – ESA Nutritional Assessment Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Fill Part 3 IMS Update Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill Completed Task List Items Veggie 03 Pillow Watering and Photo Lab Aft Hatch Stowage Latch Troubleshooting Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Cygnus OBT support Fluid Shifts support  Three-Day Look Ahead: Saturday, 04/22: Cygnus capture/berth/ingress Sunday, 04/23: Crew off duty Monday, 04/24: Polar (4) transfers, Emergency Roles/Responsibilities Review, OBT Cygnus emergency review, Cygnus cargo transfer ops 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?) Off Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab Operate Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 Operate Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab Operate Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Standby Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Process Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Standby Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Full Up Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Off
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 4/20/2017
50 Soyuz (50S) Launch/Dock: 50S launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome today at 2:13AM CDT with Fyodor Yurchikhin and Jack Fischer aboard and docked in the automated mode to the Mini Research Module (MRM)-2 at 8:24AM CDT.  Following hatch opening at 10:05AM CDT, all crew members participated in a crew safety briefing to review emergency actions and roles and responsibilities in the event of a depressurization, fire or toxic release. With the arrival of these crewmembers the ISS is in 5-crew operations.  Electromagnetic Levitation (EML) Sample Coupling Electronic (SCE) Changeout: The crew swapped SCE Chambers in the Experiment Module of the EML today.  The SCE measures electrical resistivity of samples inside the EML which contains 4 inserts for Electromagnetic Levitation samples. The experiment samples are installed in a dedicated Sample Chamber that is attached to EML and will be replaced by new Sample Chambers for new experiment batches. Microgravity Experiment Research Locker / INcubator (MERLIN) 2 Health and Status Troubleshooting:  The crew performed troubleshooting steps to recover Health and Status data which terminated on March 30, 2017. The crew then attempted to reboot the computer but the unit failed to reboot and is no longer cooling. A replacement MERLIN will arrive on OA-7. Orbital 7 (OA-7) Arrival Preparations: In preparation for this Saturday?s OA-7 arrival, the crew deployed and performed a checkout of the Centerline Berthing Camera System (CBCS) on the Node 1 Nadir hatch. Video from the CBCS is used to aid Flight Controllers during Visiting Vehicle mating operations.  Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Status: Overnight, the UPA experienced a fault due to apparent belt slippage in the DA. This signature has been seen on previous DAs, however it is the first occurrence since installing this ORU on April 13th. Ground teams are discussing the signature and forward plan for restarting the UPA. Solar Array Wing (SAW) 3B Hinge Tear: During a review of imagery taken during Tuesday?s routine solar array inspection, ground teams identified a ~6-7 inch ?tear? on one of the hinges of the 3B solar array blanket. The damage was reviewed prior to 50S docking and it was determined that, given the extent of the damage, there was no concern of propagation of that damage based on the expected loading conditions for the event. Followup imagery will be requested to assess the level of damage incurred and determine whether any additional actions will be required. Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Reminder 1 Fluid Shifts Dilution Measures Reminder ESA Nutritional Assessment IMS Delta file prep Centerline Berthing Camera System (CBCS) Installation and Checkout Gather Vestibule Outfitting Kit (VOK) Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media URAGAN. Observation and photography EKON-M. Observations and photography Work per Soyuz735 documentation USOS Window Shutter Close Uninstallation of EML Sample Chamber Familiarization with procedure on video reporting Opening Transfer Hatches [???] from ?R?2 and ISS-51 Arrival Installation of EML Sample Chamber Soyuz 733 gas analyzer activation Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Leak Check ESA Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event Preparation Close window covers #6,8,9,12,13,14 Payload Stowage Consolidate Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain Part 2 MPEG-2 via Ku-band loop test (TV-info and mpeg2 multicast streaming control ON/OFF) Comm. config prior to Soyuz735 docking to ?R?2. Comm. check with Soyuz 735 on RSA2-S/G2 loop Preparation to Soyuz 50S docking Crew Medical Officer (CMO) Proficiency Training Monitoring Soyuz 735 rendezvous with ISS (?R?2) On MCC Go mpeg2 multicast recording activation Monitoring Soyuz 735 rendezvous with ISS (?R?2) MERLIN 2 Health and Status Troubleshoot Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill RFID Power On In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Pre-Treat Tank Remove & Replace On MCC Go Switch DC-Soyuz IMV in ?R?2 to ELECTR CONTROL position Completion of application ops, mpeg2 multicast video stream recording downlink via ??? On MCC Go Docking interface leak check. Start drying 1st suit Post-Soyuz 735 docking comm. config Fast Neutron Spectrometer Relocate from Node 1 to Node 2 Hardware setup in SM for video reporting ISS-51 Arrival from S? Hardware setup in ?R?2 for Opening Transfer Hatches [???] from ?R?2 VEG-03 Plant Photo Soyuz – ?R?2 transfer hatch opening, Video reporting ISS-51 Arrival Transfer spacesuit 2 to Soyuz 733 for drying Drying 2nd spacesuit in Soyuz 733 – start Post-Soyuz docking safety brief Handover of Increment 51 Crew Completion of application ops, Camcorder and video control deactivation Finish drying 1st suit High Definition Video Camera Assembly 1 Activation with Hand-Held Microphone Set-up Set up the 1st pair of gloves for drying Soyuz 735 deactivation (without ?? deactivation) Montreal PAO Event iPad Configuration Comm. reconfig to nominal Finish drying the 1st pair of gloves Soyuz 735 deactivation (without ?? deactivation) High Definition Video Camera Assembly 1 Deactivation with Hand-Held Microphone ISS HAM Radio Power Up Health Maintenance System (HMS) – ESA Nutritional Assessment Soyuz 735 transfer ops with IMS update Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Long Life Battery (LLB) Terminate 2nd spacesuit drying completion,  2nd pair of gloves drying starts in  Soyuz 733 USOS Window Shutter Close Completed Task List Items Centerline Berthing Camera System (CBCS) Installation and Checkout Gather Vestibule Outfitting Kit (VOK)  Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. ISS configuration commanding in support of 50S Rendezvous and Docking Three-Day Look Ahead: Friday, 04/21: Fluid Shifts, OBT Cygnus attached phase ops review, OBT Cygnus RoBOT, Cygnus cargo transfer conference Saturday, 04/22: Cygnus capture/berth/ingress Sunday, 04/23: Crew off duty 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?) Off Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab Operate Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 Operate Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab Operate Major Constituent Analyzer […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 4/19/2017
Fluid Shifts Dilution Measurements:  The 49S subjects continued their Return minus 45 (R-45) Fluid Shifts Dilution Measurements activities today, collecting saliva, blood and urine and inserting them into Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) prior to ingesting a Sodium Bromide (NaBr) tracer. Throughout the day, the crew will perform more collections, storing them in MELFI as well.  Fluid Shifts is a joint NASA-Russian experiment divided into Dilution Measurements, Baseline Imaging, and Baseline Imaging with Chibis (Lower Body Negative Pressure). The Fluid Shifts experiment investigates the causes for severe and lasting physical changes to astronaut’s eyes.  Because the headward fluid shift is a hypothesized contributor to these changes, reversing this fluid shift with a lower body negative pressure device is being evaluated as a possible intervention. Results from this study may help to develop preventative measures against lasting changes in vision and to prevention of eye damage. European Space Agency (ESA) Active Dosimeter Swap:  The crew replaced an Active Dosimeter Mobile Unit and downloaded the recorded data to an Active Dosimeter Personal Stowage Device. The European Crew Personal Active Dosimeter is worn by European ISS crewmembers on orbit to measure radiation exposure. This device, coupled with other dosimeters in the Columbus Laboratory, provides radiation dosage information that can be used to support risk assessment and dose management. The goal is to enable the verification of radiation monitoring systems for future medical monitoring of crewmembers in space.  Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Airlock (JEMAL) Operations:  The crew depressed the airlock and vented remaining air in preparation for NanoRacks External Platform (NREP) operations next week.  Dose Tracker: The crew completed a medication tracking entry 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. Mobile Serving System (MSS) Operations:  Yesterday afternoon, Robotics Ground Controllers maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) into position for the start of the Orbital ATK-7 (OA-7) Offset Grapples Practice Session. They then powered up the MSS in the Hot Backup configuration for the crew to practice maneuvering the SSRMS into the grapple envelope of the Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) Flight Releasable Grapple Fixture (FRGF). They performed this several times and then performed a final run during which Ground Controllers safed the SSRMS to simulate a failure. The crew recovered by switching from the Cupola Robotic Workstation (RWS) to the Lab RWS and backing the SSRMS away. After the Offset Grapples Practice session, Ground Controllers reconfigured the MSS for nominal operations and maneuvered the SSRMS to a park position.  Finally, Robotic Flight Controllers performed a Direct Drive test of the Wrist Roll Joint (1) for mechanism health trending. Data collected will be compared with the data collected for joint 7.  On-Board Training (OBT) Robotic Onboard Trainer (RoBOT): Following yesterday?s successful launch of OA-7 and planned capture/berthing this Saturday, the crew completed a training session utilizing the RoBOT. They performed three Capture Point hold runs and numerous two meter runs. They also completed a self-study session. Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Reminder 2 Fluid Shifts Dilution Measures Combustion Integrated Rack Front End Cap Close/Open Combustion Integrated Rack Hardware Gather In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) Snubber R&R Multi-user Droplet Combustion Apparatus Hardware Replacement Multi-user Droplet Combustion Apparatus MWA Prep Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Leak Check Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media URAGAN. Observation and photography EKON-M. Observations and photography Reminder ESA Nutritional Assessment Fluid Shifts Saliva, Urine, and Blood Baseline Collection Fluid Shifts MELFI Insertion Operations Fluid Shifts Galley Water Collection Tracer Ingestion Operations Fluid Shifts Refrigerated Centrifuge Configuration JEM Airlock Depressurization On-board Training (OBT) Cygnus Robotics Onboard Trainer (ROBoT) Session 1 REZERV. Voice checks in S/G1 from ??? Baikonur ????-1 separator R&R ??-2 software update Environmental Health System (EHS) RAD Detector USB Cable USB Removal JEM Airlock Vent Fluid Shifts MELFI Retrieve Insertion Operations Node 1 Centerline Berthing Camera System (CBCS) Unpower Fluid Shifts Urine Collection Mid – Subject Dose Tracker Data Entry Subject Fluid Shifts MELFI Retrieve Insertion Operations On-board Training (OBT) Cygnus Robotics Onboard Trainer (ROBoT) Self-study Session MERLIN 2 Desiccant Swap ESA ACTIVE DOSIMETER MOBILE UNIT SWAP Fluid Shifts Saliva 5-Hour Collection Alternate – Subject Fluid Shifts MELFI Retrieve Insertion Operations Fluid Shifts Urine Collection End – Subject Fluid Shifts MELFI Insertion Operations Group Combustion Module (GCM)  Gas Bottle Unit Air (GBU) Change On-board Training (OBT) Cygnus Robotics Onboard Trainer (ROBoT) Self-study Session Habitability Human Factors Directed Observations – Subject Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Long Life Battery (LLB) Initiate ??-1 sensor installation check Urine receptacle (??) and filter-insert (?-?) R&R in [???] Recorded Greeting Request Fluid Shifts Urine Containment Bag Stow Retrieval Arriving crew quarters outfitting IMS Delta File Prep Soyuz 733 Samsung Tablet Recharge (when the state of charge is under 80%) Group Combustion Module (GCM)  Gas Bottle Unit Air (GBU) Leak Check INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops ISS HAM Service Module Pass USOS Window Shutter Close Health Maintenance System (HMS) – ESA Nutritional Assessment ISS HAM Radio Power Down End of Soyuz 733 Samsung Tablet Recharge (if necessary) Completed Task List Items Google Street View FGB and SM Photo Operations Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) Snubber R&R Veggie 03 Pillow Watering Combustion Integrated Rack Hardware Gather ISS Food Intake Tracker – Screenshot Captures Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. JEMAL depressurization Three-Day Look Ahead: Thursday, 04/20: 50S launch/dock, OBT Cygnus vehicle ops review, CBCS install/checkout, WHC pre-treat tank R&R Friday, 04/21: Fluid Shifts, OBT Cygnus attached phase ops review, OBT Cygnus RoBOT, Cygnus cargo […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 4/18/2017
Orbital 7 (OA-7) Launch: OA-7 launched successfully from Cape Canaveral at 10:11AM CDT today. Capture and berthing to Node 1 Nadir is planned for Saturday, April 22 starting at 5:05AM CDT. The spacecraft will deliver ~1023 kgs of supplies to support the ongoing ISS Research Program. JEM (Japanese Experiment Module) Airlock (JEMAL) Operations:  In preparation for the NanoRacks External Platform (NREP) activities planned for next week, the crew opened the inner hatch in the JEMAL and extended the airlock slide table into the JEM Pressurized Module (JPM).  They replaced the Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) on the Slide Table (ST) with the Cyclops to support the EVA contingency tie-down during NREP transfer to and from the ST via the JEM Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS).  The crew then retracted the JEMAL slide table back into the airlock and closed the inner hatch.   Fluid Shifts Dilution Measurements: The 49S subjects initiated their Return minus 45 (R-45) Fluid Shifts Dilution Measurements activities today, collecting saliva, blood and urine and inserting them into Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) prior to ingesting a Sodium Bromide (NaBr) tracer. Throughout the day, the crew will perform more collections, storing them in MELFI as well.  Fluid Shifts is a joint NASA-Russian experiment that is divided into Dilution Measurements, Baseline Imaging, and Baseline Imaging with Chibis (Lower Body Negative Pressure). The Fluid Shifts experiment investigates the causes for severe and lasting physical changes to astronaut’s eyes.  Because the headward fluid shift is a hypothesized contributor to these changes, reversing this fluid shift with a lower body negative pressure device is evaluated as a possible intervention. Results from this study may help to develop preventative measures against lasting changes in vision and to prevention of eye damage.  JAXA Freezer-Refrigerator Of STirling cycle 2 (J-FROST2) Troubleshooting:  The crew continued troubleshooting steps to identify the source of telemetry anomalies experienced in the facility after it was installed on March 31st of this year.  FROST2 will provide conditioned stowage capability for the Moderate Temperature Protein Crystal Growth (MT PCG) experiment scheduled to arrive on SpX-11.  Echo Commissioning:  The crew retrieved and set up Echo hardware in the Columbus module and performed an Echograph commissioning session on the Electrocardiogram (ECG).  The purpose of the ECHO investigation is to evaluate a tele-operated ultrasound system, equipped with motorized probes that are controlled by flight controllers on the ground. Additionally, this investigation supports the commissioning of the Echo instrument which is planned for use with the Vascular Echo experiment on ISS in the future.  Several tele-operated ultrasound systems have been developed and tested on Earth and on board the ISS. The Echo investigation tests a more powerful, easy to use ultrasound system that could provide new opportunities for experimentation aboard the ISS.  In the field of telemedicine on Earth, tele-operated scanners can bring improved progress in the medical management of persons in remote areas.  Visiting Vehicle On-Board Training (OBT)/Offset Grapple: M1 Pesquet and M2 Whitson practiced grapple approaches in preparation for OA-7 capture and berthing planned this Saturday. On the last approach of the session, ground teams sent the Safing command for the crew to practice a hot backup transition and execute a back away to the high hover position. During the session the crew focused on equipment setup and how to best manage the volumetric constraints in the Cupola.  Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. FIR White Light Reset Fluids Integrated Rack Doors Open/Close Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media URAGAN. Observation and photography EKON-M. Observations and photography FLUID SHIFTS. Saliva, Urine, and Blood Sample Collection Reminder ESA Nutritional Assessment FLUID SHIFTS. Galley Water Collection and Tracer Ingestion Ops Auxiliary Laptop Computer System Virus Scan Checkout and Report FLUID SHIFTS. Sample Insertion into MELFI JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Extension to JPM Side Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis Handhold Exp Platform Adapter removal. Photo/TV SAW Mast Starboard Survey Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) Removal from Small Fine Arm (SFA) Airlock Attachment Mechanism (SAM) Part 1 JEM Airlock Capture Mechanism Release Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) Removal from Small Fine Arm (SFA) Airlock Attachment Mechanism (SAM) Small Fine Arm (SFA) Airlock Attachment Mechanism (SAM) removal from JEM Airlock (AL) Slide Table Countermeasures System (CMS) Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Exercise Session Voice check on S/G1 from Baikonur Cyclops Single Tether Loop Installation Solar Array Survey Equipment Stow JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Retraction from JPM Side FROST2 Troubleshoot Part 2 Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record Echo setup Echo commissioning Photography of Windows #2, 14 in SM, ??1 in DC1 Environmental Health System (EHS) RAD Detector USB Cable Install On-board Training (OBT) Cygnus Offset Grapple Onboard Training (OBT) SSRMS Debrief Conference Health Maintenance System (HMS) – ESA Nutritional Assessment Echo uninstall and stowage IMS Delta File Prep Completed Task List Items Veggie 03 Pillow Watering Joint Station LAN Category 6 Cable Install Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. OBT Offset Grapple support SSRMS joint test Three-Day Look Ahead: Wednesday, 04/19: Fluid Shifts, OBT Cygnus RoBOT, EVA EMU swap Thursday, 04/20: 50S launch/dock, OBT Cygnus vehicle ops review, CBCS install/checkout, WHC pre-treat tank R&R Friday, 04/21: Fluid Shifts, OBT Cygnus attached phase ops review, OBT Cygnus RoBOT, Cygnus cargo transfer conference 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 Standby Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 Operate Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab Operate Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Standby 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 ? 4/17/2017
Lighting Effects: On Saturday the 49S subject provided a sleep log entry and downloaded data from their Actiwatch 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 major implications for people on Earth who use electric lights. JEM Airlock (JEMAL) Operations: In preparation for the NanoRacks External Platform (NREP) activities planned for next week, the crew pressurized the JEMAL and completed a leak check. Veg-03 Operations: The crew checked and photographed the Chinese cabbage growing in the Veggie facility. The goal of Veg-03 is to further demonstrate the proof of concept for the Veggie plant growth chamber and planting pillows. Future long-duration missions into the solar system will require a fresh food supply to supplement crew diets, which entails growing crops in space. Previous investigations focused on improving productivity in controlled environments but the limited quarters of the space shuttle and ISS made it difficult to conduct large-scale crop production tests. Veg-03 expands on previous validation tests of the Veggie hardware to grow cabbage, lettuce and other fresh vegetables. Tests determine which types of microorganisms are present in space-grown cabbage, providing baseline data for future crop-growing efforts. Behavioral health surveys assess the impact of growing plants on crew morale and mood. NeuroMapping: The crew set up the NeuroMapping hardware and executed testing in both a ?strapped in? and ?free floating? body configuration. During the test, the crewmember executed three Behavioral Assessments: mental rotation, sensorimotor adaptation, and motor-cognitive dual tasking. The NeuroMapping investigation studies whether long-duration spaceflight causes any changes to the brain, including brain structure and function, motor control, and multi-tasking abilities. It also measures how long it would take for the brain and body to recover from possible changes. Previous research and anecdotal evidence from astronauts suggests movement control and cognition can be affected in microgravity. The NeuroMapping investigation performs structural and functional magnetic resonance brain imaging (MRI and fMRI) to assess any changes that occur after spending months on the ISS. JAXA Freezer-Refrigerator Of STirling cycle 2 (J-FROST2) Troubleshooting:  Following installation of the facility in the JEM Pressurized Module (JPM) on March 1st of this year, anomalies in the telemetry system were experienced.  Today the crew performed troubleshooting steps to verify cable connectivity and functionality.  FROST2 will be used to provide conditioned stowage capability for the Moderate Temperature Protein Crystal Growth (MT PCG) experiment scheduled to arrive on SpX-11. Fluid Shifts Hardware Preparation:  In preparation for Fluid Shifts activities to be performed this week the crew set up hardware required for blood, urine and saliva collections and processing.   On-Board Training (OBT) Cygnus Rendezvous: In preparation for OA-7 launch, the crew performed this proficiency training on the Cygnus profile including rendezvous crew procedures and crew interfaces for monitoring and commanding the vehicle. Cygnus is scheduled to launch tomorrow at 10:11 am CDT with capture and berthing Saturday, April 22. OBT Emergency Descent Drill:  All three crew members performed this Emergency Descent Drill. The training session focuses on off-nominal procedures that would be used in the event the crew needs to egress the ISS and perform an emergency descent.  The drill is scheduled 12-14 weeks aboard the ISS, then once every 2.5 months.  Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. IMS Delta file prep Auxiliary Laptop Computer System Virus Definition File Update Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media URAGAN. Observation and photography EKON-M. Observations and photography JEM Airlock Press Meteor Shutter Open FROST2 Troubleshoot Part 1 JEM Airlock Leak Check ISS Emergency descent drill On-board Training (OBT) Cygnus Rendezvous Review Robotic Workstation (RWS) High Definition (HD) Monitor Downlink On-board Training (OBT) Cygnus Robotics Review Fluid Shifts Dilution Measures Setup Manufacturing Device Cleaning of Extruder Nozzle & Print Tray 800? Unit (pos. ?103) R&R ????-1? Unit (pos. ?405) R&R NeuroMapping Experiment Neurocognitive Test – Subject N1 Nadir Hatch to Unlatch Hard stop VEG-03 Plant Photo Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill Remote Workstation Monitor HD Video Downlink Deactivation RWS. Meteor Hard Drive Swap out Photo TV 4K Downlink Setup Crew Medical Officer (CMO) Proficiency Training Photo TV High Definition (HD) Video Setup ????-1? Unit (pos. ?405) TLM connectors mating Robotic Workstation (RWS) Setup 800? Unit (pos. ?103) R&R. ????-1? Unit (pos. ?405) R&R Photo/TV 4K Downlink Deactivation Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill  Completed Task List Items Countermeasures System (CMS) Cycle Ergometer w/Vibration Isolation & Stabilization (CEVIS) Control Panel Time Synch [Completed GMT 106] ESA Active Dosimeter Area Monitoring [Completed GMT 106] Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Resize [Completed GMT 106] EVA RET  and Tether Inspection [Completed GMT 106] EveryWear Smarthirt Gateway charging [Completed GMT 106] JLP Cleanup Part 3 Follow-up [Completed GMT 106] PFS Gas Delivery System Portable PFS Photography [Completed GMT 106] Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. JEMAL pressurization/leak check 4K encoder test Three-Day Look Ahead: Tuesday, 04/18: OA-7 launch, Fluid Shifts, MPEP removal from SAM, SAM removal from JEMAL ST, OBT Cygnus Offset Grapple Wednesday, 04/19: Fluid Shifts, OBT Cygnus RoBOT, EVA EMU swap Thursday, 04/20: 50S launch/dock, OBT Cygnus vehicle ops review, CBCS install/checkout, WHC pre-treat tank R&R 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 Standby Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 Operate Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab Operate Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Standby 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 ? 4/14/2017
Joint Station Local Area Network (LAN) Version 10.0 Transition: This morning the crew replaced the Edge Routers in the Lab and Node 2. Following the hardware replacement, ground teams began intsalling JSL v10 and configuring the network using the upgraded routers. The previously installed Integrated Station LAN (ISL) Routers were reaching end of life on their flash memory and the new upgrades allow support of gigabit ethernet connectivity which will result in increased network throughput. Checkout of the system by ground teams is in work and proceeding nominally. S11A_C Remote Power Controller (RPC) 3 Status:  Yesterday afternoon, Flight Controllers successfully commanded this RPC closed after a 3rd attempt.  Full activation of the Starboard Thermal Radiator (STR) MDM was then successfully performed. This RPC had initially tripped open on Monday as a result of a Field Effect Transistor (FET) Controller Hybrid (FCH) failure.  N21B4B_B  RPC 16 Status:  This RPC which powers the Node 2 Moderate Temperature Loop (MTL) System Flow Control Assembly (SFCA) Valve was successfully closed yesterday afternoon. Closure of this RPC enables the ability for closed-loop control of the Node2 MTL loop flow. Ground teams are assessing the root cause of this RPC trip which occurred this past Wednesday.     Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Node 2 and Lab JSL Router Remove and Replace [????-2?] Gas Liquid Mixture Filter R&R [???-?2?] Filter Reactor R&R Searching for the Causes of Current Overloads in the FGB ???31 Exchange Bus Path via [???] -?. Strata Status Check ISSAC Stowage Consolidate CB2 Hardware Relocation ISS HAM Transceiver Swap COTS UHF Communication Unit (CUCU) Activation Manufacturing Device Print Removal, Clean and StowPlug in Plan Hardware Teardown and Stow Photography of Panes of Window #13 in the SM, EV Hatch 1 and EV Hatch 2 in MRM2 Plug in Plan Sidekick Stow Biomolecule Sequencer Software Update ISS HAM Service Module Pass Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis CWC-I to EDV Transfer (start) Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record COTS UHF Communication Unit (CUCU) Deactivation CWC-I to EDV Transfer (end) Completed Task List Items None Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Joint Station LAN Transition JEMRMS SFA Installation  Three-Day Look Ahead: Saturday, 04/15: Crew off duty, housekeeping Sunday, 04/16: Crew off duty, Marrow Monday, 04/17: OBT 49S Emergency Drill, Cygnus OBT, Neuro Mapping, Meteor hard drive swap 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 Standby Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 Operate Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab Operate Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Standby Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Process Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Standby Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Full Up Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Off  
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 4/13/2017
Fine Motor Skills (FMS): The crew performed a series of interactive tasks to complete a FMS session. The 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 this investigation is to understand how fine motor performance in microgravity trends/varies over the duration of a six-month and yearlong space mission; how fine motor performance on orbit compare with that of a closely matched participant on Earth; and how performance trend/vary before and after gravitational transitions, including the periods of early flight adaptation and very early/near immediate post-flight periods.  Veg-03 Operations: The crew checked and photo documented status of plants in the Veggie facility. The goal of Veg-03 is to further demonstrate proof of concept for the Veggie plant growth chamber and the planting pillows using Red Romaine lettuce. Future long-duration missions into the solar system will require a fresh food supply to supplement crew diets which entails growing crops in space. Previous investigations focused on improving productivity in controlled environments but the limited quarters of the space shuttle and ISS made it difficult to conduct large-scale crop production tests. Veg-03 expands on previous validation tests of the new Veggie hardware which crew members will soon use to grow cabbage, lettuce and other fresh vegetables. Tests determine which types of microorganisms are present in space-grown cabbage, providing baseline data for future crop-growing efforts. Behavioral health surveys assess the impact of growing plants on crew morale and mood.  Manufacturing Device (MD) Operations: The crew removed and replaced (R&Rd) the MD Feedstock Canister, Extruder, and Print Tray. The MD – Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) enables the production of components on the ISS for both NASA and commercial objectives. Parts, entire experiments, and tools can be created on demand utilizing the AMF. The AMF is capable of producing parts out of a wide variety of thermopolymers including engineered plastics. Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Sample Holder Exchange: The crew performed a JAXA ELF Sample exchange in the Multi-Purpose Small Payload Rack-2 (MSPR2) facility.  They removed the sample holder and installed a new cartridge into the holder, then installed the Sample Holder and Cartridge into the ELF Work Volume. The ELF is an experimental facility designed to levitate/melt/solidify materials by containerless processing techniques using the Electrostatic Levitation method. With this facility, thermophysical properties of high temperature melts can be measured, and solidification from deeply undercooled melts can be achieved. Microgravity Science Laboratory (MSL) Sample Cartridge Assembly (SCA) Exchange: The crew completed a cartridge exchange in the MSL located in the Material Science Research Rack (MSRR). They removed the used sample cartridge and replaced it with the next test sample. Batch-2b of the Materials Science Laboratory Sample Cartridge Assemblies (MSL SCA-Batch 2b-ESA) serves two projects investigating how different phases organize in a structure when metallic alloys are solidified. The METCOMP project studies the phase formed by the reaction of the remaining liquid phase with an already formed solid to form a second solid phase on cooling. For this purpose, Bronze (Copper-Tin Alloys) of different compositions will be processed. The other project, Solidification along a Eutectic path in Ternary Alloys (SETA), looks at how two phases that form together organize into lamellar, or fiber, structures when cooling Aluminum (Copper-Silver Alloys). Both projects will provide benchmark samples that enables testing of numerical models that aim to predict these structures. 50 Soyuz (50S) Arrival Preparations: The crew reconnected a wireless Station Support Computer (SSC) client to the Joint Station Local Area Network (JSL) to allow ground teams to load and configure the clients for 50S crew use. Distillation Assembly (DA) Remove & Replace (R&R): The crew R&Rd the Water Recovery System (WRS) DA and verified torque level of the rack-side mounting plate fasteners. The R&R was performed as a result of the Urine Processing Assembly producing distillate with an elevated/erratic conductivity.  Analysis of samples has shown that pretreated urine (PTU) is present in the Separator Plumbing Assembly (SPA) distillate.  Fault tree investigation determined that the source of this PTU was either the DA or the Fluids Control and Pump Assembly. The UPA will be activated later today. Remote Power Controller (RPC) Trip: Yesterday RPC 16 on Remote Power Control Module (RPCM) N21B4B_B tripped open. This RPC powers the Node 2 Moderate Temperature Loop (MTL) System Flow Control Assembly (SFCA) Valve which impacts the ability for closed-loop control of the Node2 MTL loop flow.  The current loads on the Node 2 MTL are supported with the valve in its current position. Should thermal loads on this loop change, the crew can manually adjust this valve. The main system loads on this loop are four DC-to-DC Converter Units (DDCU) for the JEM and Columbus modules.  Telemetry reviewed by ground teams indicated ~3Amp overcurrent event. Ground Teams are evaluating a forward plan to recover. Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Lighting Effects Sleep Log Entry Cygnus PROX Switch ON On MCC GO, Regeneration of Micropurification unit (???) ?2 cartridge (start) Handhold Exp Platform Shooting Fine Motor Skills Experiment Test VEG-03 Plant Photo Troubleshooting possible cause of generating off-nominal.command in FGB Program-Logic Control Device [????] via SM-FGB ? X Docking Assembly Electrostatic Levitation Furnace(ELF) Sample Cartridge Removal Electrostatic Levitation Furnace(ELF) Sample Cartridge Installation Robotic Workstation (RWS) Setup Biomolecule Sequencer Surface Pro 3 Software Update Joint Station Local Area Network (LAN) (JSL) Network Information for JSL Administration (NINJA) Print Preparation steps for finding the cause of current overload in FGB ???31 exchange bus via SM-FGB Docking Assembly ?X, preparation. Cygnus PCS HCP Selfcheck (Side B) Clean Bench (CB) Valve Checkout Cygnus PCS HCP Selfcheck (A Side) JEM System Laptop Terminal (SLT) 4 deactivation JEM System Laptop Terminal (SLT) 4 Hard Drive remove and replacement JEM System Laptop Terminal (SLT) 4 activation Manufacturing Device Feedstock Canister And Extruder Exchange Recharging Soyuz 733 Samsung PC Battery (if charge level is below 80%) Material Science Laboratory SCA Exchange2B #12 Water Recovery System (WRS) Distillation […]