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ISS Daily Summary Report ? 10/17/2017
Miniature Exercise Device (MED-2):  Today crewmembers set up cameras in Node 3 to capture video from multiple views of the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) and MED-2 hardware.  They also applied body markers, and performed exercises before transferring the video for downlink.  The ISS?s exercise equipment is large and bulky, while the MED-2 aims to demonstrate small robotic actuators can provide motion and resistance for crew workout sessions, reducing the size and weight of exercise equipment for long-duration space missions. The MED-2 investigation is a system to test key technologies needed to develop space based exercise equipment that may provide appropriate countermeasures to the adverse effects of microgravity. This technology is critical for the initial design and development of second and third generation Counter Measure Systems (CMS) hardware that is an order of magnitude lighter and smaller than existing ISS class of CMS hardware and that has significantly greater reliability.  Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR) Light Microscopy Module (LMM) Hardware Configuration: The crew continued to conduct the LMM configuration activities that began last week, by removing the Constrained Vapor Bubble (CVB) control box and LMM Monochrome camera, before installing the Fluids and Combustion Facility (FCF) high rate data link, the LMM confocal unit and brackets, and the LMM confocal and wide-field cameras. The LMM hardware configuration will support upcoming ACE-T6 operations. The Light Microscopy Module (LMM) is a modified commercial, highly flexible, state-of-the-art light imaging microscope facility that provides researchers with powerful diagnostic hardware and software onboard the International Space Station (ISS).  Meteor Grating Configuration: The crew removed and replaced gratings in the Meteor camera located in the Window Observational Research Facility (WORF) payload volume. The Meteor payload is a visible spectroscopy instrument with the primary purpose of observing meteors in Earth orbit. Meteor uses image analysis to provide information on the physical and chemical properties of the meteoroid dust, such as size, density, and chemical composition. Since the parent comets or asteroids for most of the meteor showers are identified, the study of the meteoroid dust on orbit provides information about the parent comets and asteroids.    TangoLab-2 Card Troubleshooting: In August, during installation of a payload card into the TangoLab-2 slot, the card did not seat properly.  Today as part of the troubleshooting efforts, the crew took a different payload card from TangoLab-1 and then installed it into the slot in TangoLab-2. The crew photographed the inside of TangoLab-2 specifically where connectors are located for downlink.  Veg-03 Operations: The crew photo-documented the status of the plants in the Veggie facility. The Veg-03 investigation uses the Veggie plant growth facility to cultivate a type of cabbage, lettuce and Mizuna which are harvested on-orbit with samples returned to Earth for testing.  Organisms grow differently in space, from single-celled bacteria to plants and humans. Future long-duration space missions will require crew members to grow their own food, so understanding how plants respond to microgravity is an important step toward that goal. Veg-03 uses the Veggie plant growth facility to cultivate a type of cabbage, lettuce and Mizuna which are harvested on-orbit with samples returned to Earth for testing. Earth Imagery from ISS Target Operations: The crew setup and configured the RED camera in the Cupola to capture video footage of New York City and the Nile Delta. The Earth Imagery from ISS investigation creates a series of videos, showcasing Earth from space. These videos will be taken with cameras on the International Space Station in 6K hi-resolution, then integrated into videos for screensavers for public enjoyment, exploration, and engagement. USOS Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA) #46 Preparations:  Today the crew set up cameras and reviewed robotics procedures/tools in preparation for this Friday?s EVA. The goals of USOS EVA #46 include Removal and Replacement (R&R) of the Latching End Effector (LEE) A Camera Lens Assembly (CLA). Remote Power Controller Module (RPCM) P12B-B R&R:  Today, robotics ground controllers removed a degraded RPCM from external slot P12B-B and attempted to replace it with a functional unit from P13A-G. The installation of the new RPCM into P12B_B slot was unsuccessful this morning. Ground teams have backed off to a park position. Teams are discussing a forward plan. This RPC provides power to the S-band String 2 Transponder.  Today?s Planned Activities All activities are on schedule unless otherwise noted. BIOPLENKA. Activation of Cryogem-03 at +37°? setting KONYUGATSIYA. ???-? No.2 Moding to +29 deg ? Virus Definition File Update on Auxiliary Computer System (???) Laptops Miniature Exercise Device Operations Session Onboard Training (OBT) Robotics On-board Trainer (ROBoT) Setup Regeneration of Micropurification Unit (???) ?2 Cartridge (start) Review of Robotics procedures for US Extravehicular Activity (EVA) 46 Filling (separation) of ??? [???] for Elektron or ???-?? (???1 ? No.1300 (00071692R, ??1???), ???2 ? No.1210 (00067598R, ???1???_1_110), ???3 ? No.1242 (00069551R, ???1???_1_111,3.0 CTB for ??? (00053480R)) Meteor On Board Training METEOR Grating Configuration PRODUTSENT. Removal of from ???-? No.05 (+4 deg C) and transfer to ???-? No.02 (+29 deg C) ??? Maintenance Meteor Hard Disk Drive and Antivirus Update PRODUTSENT. Photography of Bioekologiya case setup in ???-? No.02 KONYUGATSIYA. Removal of Recomb-K from thermostat (+4 deg C) and Insertion into thermostat at +29 deg C. Tagup with specialists Environmental Health System (EHS) Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Sample Collect MPEP BRACKET INSTALLATION Crew Medical Officer (CMO) On Board Training (OBT) BIOPLENKA. Fixation of Constanta No.4-1 cassette biofilm and setup in ???-? No.05. Insertion of Constanta kit for incubation into Cryogem-03. Tagup with specialists Photo TV GoPro Setup Bringing ODF up to date using Progress 437 delivered files KONYUGATSIYA. Process activation, setup in ???-? at +29°?. Tagup with specialists Water Drainage from SM Rodnik H2O Tank 1 to ???. SM H2O Tank 1 shell compression Portable Onboard Computers (POC) Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) Setup On-board Training (OBT) EVA Robotics Onboard Trainer (ROBoT) Session Inspect ??? cover 1308. Tagup with specialists IMS Update KONYUGATSIYA. Completion of activation process, setup in thermostat (+29 deg C). Tagup with specialists KONYUGATSIYA. Photography of deactivation. Tagup with specialists VEG-03 Plant Photo Environmental Health System (EHS) Coliform Water Processing ENERGY Big Picture […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 10/16/2017
68 Progress (68P) docking:  Saturday morning, 68P launched from Baikonur after a two day delay.  This morning, 68P docked successfully to DC1 nadir, bringing supplies to the ISS. JAXA Protein Crystal Growth (PCG) #13 Installation:  Following the docking of 68P,  a crewmember stowed two canister bags containing protein samples in the JAXA Freezer-Refrigerator Of STirling cycle 2 (J-FROST2). This experiment will run from today through removal for return on Soyuz 51S.  The canisters contain protein samples prepared by Japanese and Russian 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 20 degrees C for about 9 weeks. The results obtained by JAXA PCG #13 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.  Advanced Nano Step Microgravity Measurements Apparatus (MMA) Cable Connection: After successfully adjusting the position of the cell stage to resolve movement issues during sample observations last week; today the MMA cable connection to the medical laptop was completed to measure MMA data during the Advanced Nano Step experiment run.  JAXA?s Advanced Nano Step experiment investigates the relationship between impurity incorporation mechanisms and the quality of obtained protein crystals should be clarified for the progress to an ?advanced? stage of the space utilization for structure-based drug design. In this mission, we observe the protein crystal growth surfaces of glucose isomerase crystals in space in the presence of various impurities with the use of a Michelson interferometer. In addition, we also clarify the crystal surface morphology on the molecular step level by using the laser confocal microscope. We evaluate the crystal quality of the returned crystals. Human Research Program (HRP) Collections (Biochemical Profile, Repository): Today a 52S crewmember completed Flight Day (FD) 30 urine sample collections that began yesterday and blood sample collections in support of the Biochemical Profile and Repository experiments. The samples were placed in the Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI). The Biochemical Profile experiment tests blood and urine samples are 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. Repository is a storage bank used to maintain biological specimens over extended periods of time and under well-controlled conditions. This repository supports scientific discovery that contributes to our fundamental knowledge in the area of human physiological changes and adaptation to a microgravity environment and provides unique opportunities to study longitudinal changes in human physiology spanning many missions. Fine Motor Skills (FMS): A 51S crewmember completed a Flight Day 80 FMS session, where the subject performs a series of interactive tasks on a touchscreen tablet. The investigation studies how fine motor skills are affected by long-term microgravity exposure, different phases of microgravity adaptation, and sensorimotor recovery after returning to Earth gravity. The goal of FMS is to answer how fine motor performance in microgravity trend/vary over the duration of a six-month and year-long 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. USOS Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA) #46 Preparations:  Today the crew configured tools, reviewed EVA procedures, and conducted a conference with ground specialists in preparation for next week?s EVA. The goals of USOS EVA #46 include Removal and Replacement (R&R) of the degraded CP13 camera and R&R of the Latching End Effector (LEE) A Camera Lens Assembly (CLA). Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. HRF Generic Urine Collection Male – Subject ??-8. H/W set up Body Mass Measurement – BMMD ISS HAM Radio Power Down USOS Window Shutter Close ??-8. Closeout Ops HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection EML ON-Board Training HRF Generic Refrigerated Centrifuge Configuration EML Gas Valves Opening Photo TV Battery Charge Initiation Check Closure of SM window shutters 6,8,9,12,13,14 Note 5 HRF Generic Refrigerated Centrifuge Spin Conclude MDLT MMA Cable Connect Charging EVA Camera D4 Battery Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis HRF Generic Sample MELFI Insertion Auxiliary Laptop Computer System Virus Definition File Update Fine Motor Skills Experiment Test – Subject ??? maintenance MPEG2 Multicast Test via Ku-band (Activation/Deactivation of TV data and MPEG2 Multicast controls). Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill BIOPLENKA. Activation of [???-?] thermostat #5 in +4C mode Preparation for Progress 437 Docking Fluids Integrated Rack Hardware Gather Progress 437 Docking to DC1 Activation of MPEG2 Multicast TV Monitoring Equipment. Tagup with specialists Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Configuring Activation of mpeg2 multicast video recording mode PROGRESS 437 DOCKING TO DC1, Comm Reconfig for Nominal Ops after Docking Camera Light Assembly Retrieval Photo TV Battery Charge Swap Closing Applications and Downlink of MPEG2 Multicast video via OCA Miniature Exercise Device Surface Pro 3 Charge In-Flight Maintenance (IFM) Hatch Seal Inspection Z1 Dome Egress Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Camera Light Assembly Configuring Glacier  Sample Transfer to MELFI ??? 437 and DC1 Interface Leak Check Handover. Leak Check, Hatch Opening, Installation of Quick Release Screw Clamps (???) Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record DC1-?? Hatch Opening Opening of Progress-[??] Transfer Hatch Quick-disconnect screw clamps (???) installation Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Review WRM CWC Stowage Physical Fitness Evaluation (on the treadmill) COLLECTING AIR SAMPLES USING ??-1? SAMPLER IN PROGRESS 437 Progress 437 Deactivation, Air Duct Installation MELFI 2 Ice Brick Insert 1 Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config LAB Setup Progress 437 (DC1) Transfers of Critical, Priority and US Cargo Items, and IMS Ops Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – Lab KRISTALLIZATOR. PCG Transfer from […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 10/13/2017
Advanced Nano Step Troubleshooting: Today the crew successfully completed troubleshooting operations by retrieving the Advanced Nano Step cartridge from the Solution Crystallization Observation Facility (SCOF) to access and adjust the position of the cell stage, due to movement issues during the sample observation.  JAXA?s Advanced Nano Step experiment investigates the relationship between impurity incorporation mechanisms and the quality of obtained protein crystals should be clarified for the progress to an ?advanced? stage of the space utilization for structure-based drug design. In this mission, we observe the protein crystal growth surfaces of glucose isomerase crystals in space in the presence of various impurities with the use of a Michelson interferometer. In addition, we also clarify the crystal surface morphology on the molecular step level by using the laser confocal microscope. We evaluate the crystal quality of the returned crystals.  Lighting Effects:  A 51S crewmember completed a Visual Performance Test by stowing the hardware in their crewquarters, setting the light to the correct mode, turning all other light sources in the crew quarters off, and performing a Numerical Verification Test and a Color Discrimination Test. The completed tests will be photographed and downlinked. 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. Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR) Light Microscopy Module (LMM) Hardware Configuration: To prepare for upcoming ACE-T6 operations, the crew configured the back of the optics bench for the LMM upgrades for confocal operations. The Light Microscopy Module (LMM) is a modified commercial, highly flexible, state-of-the-art light imaging microscope facility that provides researchers with powerful diagnostic hardware and software onboard the International Space Station (ISS). Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) Configuration for Advanced Combustion via Microgravity Experiments (ACME): The crew continued to conduct ACME insertion configurations that began earlier this week by setting the CIR valve timers to limit fuel and oxygen into the CIR combustion chamber. The crew also removed and replaced a CIR manifold bottle and a CIR absorber cartridge. The ACME investigation is a set of five independent studies of gaseous flames to be conducted in the CIR. ACME?s primary goal is to improved fuel efficiency and reduced pollutant production in practical combustion on Earth. Its secondary goal is to improve spacecraft fire prevention through innovative research focused on materials flammability.  Device for the study of Critical Liquids and Crystallization) DECLIC Hose Relocation: Following last month?s hose relocation to troubleshoot the moderate temperature loop (MTL) flow issues to the DECLIC directional solidification insert (DSL), today the crew returned the DECLIC water supply and return hoses from the Lower Control Panel to the Upper Control Panel, and re-connected the GLACIER water supply and return hoses into the Lower Control Panel.  DECLIC is a multi-user facility utilized to study transparent media and their phase transitions in microgravity onboard the International Space Station (ISS). The DSI portion of the DECLIC multi-user facility experiment will study a series of benchmark experiments on transparent alloys that freeze like metals under microgravity onboard the International Space Station (ISS) using SCN (succinonitrile-a transparent organic substance in the liquid state that is used to study the phenomena related to solidification processes) based alloys. The DSI insert will be installed for the second run of the three series of DECLIC experiments. Space Headaches:  The weekly questionnaire for the ESA Space Headaches investigation was completed by the crew.  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.  USOS Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA) #46 Preparations:  Today the crew reviewed preliminary EVA procedures, conducted a conference with ground specialists, and charged batteries in preparation for next week?s EVA. The goals of USOS EVA #46 include Removal and Replacement (R&R) of the degraded CP13 camera and R&R of the Latching End Effector (LEE) A Camera Lens Assembly (CLA). External Television Camera Group (ETVCG) Maintenance:  Today the crew performed maintenance procedures required to prep an ETVCG for future installation at Camera Port 13 (CP13). The ETVCGs provide external views of the station and provide enhanced situational awareness as well as views of the Earth from space. Extravehicular Robotic Operations: Last night the ground controllers powered up and maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to grapple the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM). SPDM Arm2 was used to unstow Robot Micro Conical Tool (RMCT) #2 from the Tool Holster Assembly (THA) and SPDM Arms and Body were configured in preparation for the Remote Power Controller Module (RPCM) P12B-B Remove and Replace activity. Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. ESA Weekly crew conference Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification Kubik 6 Temperature and Centrifuge Data Copy LMM Hardware Configuration Recovery of Condensate Feed Unit (???) Mfr #1607008. Tagup with specialists Vacuum cleaning of ??7 screens on ???4 behind FGB panel 108 Advanced Nano Step trouble shooting UDOD. Experiment Ops with DYKNANIYE-1 and SPRUT-2 Sets. Tagup with specialists Cleaning FGB ??1 Circulation Fan Guard Screen UDOD. Photography of the Experiment Session INTER-MAI-75. HAM Radio Hardware Activation Life On The Station Photo and Video OA8 Prep Photograph Plug-in-Plan Node 1 Audit Lighting Effects Visual Performance Tests Light Setting – Subject Plug-in-Plan Cupola Audit Combustion Integrated Rack Manifold#1 Bottle Removal Combustion Integrated Rack Manifold #2 Bottle Replacement Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Review Inspection and Photos of space behind SM panels ??? maintenance Combustion Integrated Rack Manifold #4 Bottle Install Combustion Integrated Rack GN2 Relief Valve Installation Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Conference Combustion Integrated Rack Adsorber Cartridge Replacement Environmental Health System (EHS) – Rad Detector Rotate Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Long Life Battery (LLB) Terminate Combustion Integrated Rack Valve Timer Set Health Maintenance System (HMS) Electrocardiogram Device Find Battery Stowage Assembly (BSA) Operation Termination […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 10/12/2017
68P Launch and Dock Delay:  68P was planned for launch at 04:30 AM Central time, but the launch was aborted during final countdown.  Russian teams are looking into the cause of the abort.  The next launch opportunity is Saturday morning at 03:47 AM Central, with docking two days later on Monday morning. Multi-Omics Sample Collections: A 52S crewmember collected saliva samples and completed a questionnaire for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Multi-Omics experiment. The samples were placed into the Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI). The Multi-omics analysis of human microbial-metabolic cross-talk in the space ecosystem (Multi-Omics) investigation evaluates the impacts of space environment and prebiotics on astronauts? immune function, by combining the data obtained from the measurements of changes in the gut microbiological composition, metabolites profiles, and the immune system. Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) Maintenance: The crew performed maintenance activities in the CIR by replacing a window and the CIR Interface Resource Ring (IRR) vent filter inside the combustion chamber due to fuel and combustion by-product buildup. The CIR is used to perform combustion experiments in microgravity. The CIR can be reconfigured easily on orbit to accommodate a variety of combustion experiments. It consists of an optics bench, a combustion chamber, a fuel and oxidizer management system, environmental management systems, and interfaces for science diagnostics and experiment specific equipment. Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) Configuration for Advanced Combustion via Microgravity Experiments (ACME): The crew continued to conduct ACME insertion configurations that began yesterday, by disconnecting water umbilicals at CIR Z-Panel to remove water pressure from the rack and then remove the Multi-user Droplet Combustion Apparatus (MDCA) Chamber Insert Assembly (CIA) from the CIR combustion chamber for the final time. The ACME chamber insert for the first set of test points was configured and connected into the CIR combustion chamber.  After the water umbilicals were reconnected to Z-Panel, the crew checked for leaks. The ACME investigation is a set of five independent studies of gaseous flames to be conducted in the CIR. ACME?s primary goal is to improve fuel efficiency and reduce pollutant production in practical combustion on Earth. Its secondary goal is to improve spacecraft fire prevention through innovative research focused on materials flammability.  Fine Motor Skills (FMS): A 51S crewmember conducted a Flight Day 75 FMS session executed on a touchscreen tablet, where the subject performed a series of interactive tasks. The investigation studies how fine motor skills are affected by long-term microgravity exposure, different phases of microgravity adaptation, and sensorimotor recovery after returning to Earth gravity. The goal of FMS is to answer 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 the periods of early flight adaptation, and very early/near immediate post-flight periods. Veg-03 Operations: The crew checked and photo documented the status of the plants in the Veggie facility, and evaluated the plant pillows to determine if additional watering was required. The Veg-03 investigation uses the Veggie plant growth facility to cultivate a type of cabbage, lettuce and mizuna which are harvested on-orbit with samples returned to Earth for testing.  Organisms grow differently in space, from single-celled bacteria to plants and humans. Future long-duration space missions will require crew members to grow their own food, so understanding how plants respond to microgravity is an important step toward that goal. Veg-03 uses the Veggie plant growth facility to cultivate a type of cabbage, lettuce and mizuna which are harvested on-orbit with samples returned to Earth for testing. USOS Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA) #46 Preparations:  Today the crew reconfigured necessary EVA tools and resized an EVA Mobility Unit (EMU) in support of next week?s EVA.  The goals of this EVA include Removal and Replacement (R&R) of the degraded CP13 camera and lubrication of the Latching End Effector (LEE) B. Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Multi Omics Saliva Operations Multi Omics Saliva sample MELFI Insertion Multi Omics Question KUBIK Temperature Logger Deinstallation KUBIK Temperature Adjustment to 38°C ISS Crew and ???? (RSA Flight Control Team) Weekly Conference USOS Window Shutter Close ISS HAM Radio Power Down Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Configuring Inventory Management System (IMS) conference Treadmill 2 (T2) Exercise Video Equipment Setup Fine Motor Skills Experiment Test – Subject Vacuum Cleaning ??1 and ??2 air ducts in MRM2 Photography of the ??-2 treadmill belt edge and screen form of Belt tab Progress 436 [AO] Cargo Transfers and IMS Ops At Home In Space Culture Photo ??? Maintenance ACME Insertion Configuration CIR Window Replacement In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Pre-Treat Tank and Dose Pump Remove & Replace Monitoring shutter closure on windows 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14. EML Reprogramming Cable installation CIR Vent Filter Replacement MPEG2 Multicast Test via Ku-band (Activation/Deactivation of TV data and MPEG2 Multicast controls). Tagup with specialists Preparation for Progress 437 Docking Fluids Integrated Rack Hardware Gather Progress 437 Docking to DC1 Activation of MPEG2 Multicast TV Monitoring Equipment. Tagup with specialists Combustion Integrated Rack Front End Cap Close Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Long Life Battery (LLB) Terminate Activation of mpeg2 multicast video recording mode Combustion Integrated Rack Rack Doors Close VEG-03 Plant Photo Closing Applications and Downlink of MPEG2 Multicast Video via OCA Combustion Integrated Rack Hardware Return Health Maintenance System (HMS) Spaceflight Cognitive Assessment Tool for Windows (WinSCAT) Test CHeCS Rack stowage reconfiguration BIOPLENKA. Installation of Thermostat ???-? No.05 In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Full Fill EML Reprogramming Cable removal PRODUTSENT. ???-? No.2 Incubator Setup Progress 436 [AO] Stowage for Disposal and IMS Ops BIOPLENKA. Installation of Cryogem-03 Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Resize Water Recovery System Waste Water Tank Drain Emergency RS ISS VHF-1 Comm Checkout from USOS IMS Update Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill Flight Director/ISS CREW CONFERENCE CONTENT. Experiment Ops  Completed Task […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 10/11/2017
NeuroMapping: Today two 52S crewmembers set up the NeuroMapping hardware and performed their Flight Day 30 tests in ?strapped in? and ?free floating? body configurations. During the test, the crewmembers executed three Behavioral Assessments: mental rotation, sensorimotor adaptation, and motor-cognitive dual tasking. The NeuroMapping investigation studies whether long-duration spaceflight causes changes to brain structure and function, motor control, or 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. Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) Configuration for Advanced Combustion via Microgravity Experiments (ACME): To support the ACME payload investigation, the crew disconnected water umbilicals at the CIR Z-Panel to remove water pressure from the rack and then removed the Multi-user Droplet Combustion Apparatus (MDCA) Chamber Insert Assembly (CIA) from the CIR combustion chamber for the final time. The ACME chamber insert for the first set of test points was configured and connected into the CIR Combustion Chamber.  After the water umbilicals were reconnected to the Z-Panel, the crew performed a leak check. Due to the amount of hardware requiring installation, activities will be conducted over the next two days. The ACME investigation is a set of five independent studies of gaseous flames to be conducted in the CIR. ACME?s primary goal is to improved fuel efficiency and reduced pollutant production in practical combustion on Earth. Its secondary goal is to improve spacecraft fire prevention through innovative research focused on materials flammability. Post Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) Tasks: Today crewmembers participated in an EVA debrief conference with ground specialists, preformed battery maintenance, and serviced the water system on the Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMUs) used during yesterday?s EVA. During US EVA #45 the crew successfully Removed and Replaced (R&R) the External Television Camera Group (ETVCG) located at Camera Port 9 (CP9) and lubricated the newly installed Latching End Effector (LEE) A on the Space Station Robotic Manipulator System (SSRMS).   Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Calf Volume Measurement SPLANKH. EGEG Recording. SPLANKH. Photography of the Experiment Session KUBIK Temperature Adjustment to 6°C ISS HAM Video Power Up Multi Omics Item Gathering Study of veins in lower extremities. Snapshot of Cardiomed windows on MSE-Med PK-4 Flexhose connection to Neon gas bottle Nikon still camera sync with station time Health Maintenance System (HMS) Periodic Health Status (PHS) Post EVA Examination Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) in Columbus PK-4 Gas Supply Flexhose disconnection for storage NeuroMapping Experiment Neurocognitive Test Video – Subject RELAKSATSIYA. Parameter Settings Adjustment. Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill RELAKSATSIYA. Observation. ISS HAM Service Module Pass Manufacturing Device Print Removal and Stow Metal Oxide (METOX) Regeneration Termination Public Affairs Office (PAO) Social Media Event Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Long Life Battery (LLB) Initiate Battery Stowage Assembly (BSA) Operation Initiation Filling (separation) of ??? (???) for Elektron or ???-?? Rodnik Bag Audit ACME MWA Prep Plug-in Plan (PiP) GFCI Cable Swap ??? Maintenance Combustion Integrated Rack Rack Doors Open Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Water Recharge Polar IMAK Sample Swap Combustion Integrated Rack Front End Cap Open Polar Desiccant Pack insert Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Fill ACME Insertion Configuration 1 Download Pille Dosimeter Readings Pille Dosimeter Readout after US EVA IMS Update Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Debrie Completed Task List Activities None Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. SSRMS Walkoff Standard commanding Three-Day Look Ahead: Thursday, 10/12: CIR Ops and ACME Config, WHC Dose Pump R&R, EVA 46 Tool Config Friday, 10/13: ETVCG Build, FIR Reconfiguration, DECLIC Hose Return, EVA Procedure Review and Conference Saturday, 10/14: Housekeeping Tasks, Crew Off-Day 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 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 ? 10/10/2017
USOS Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) #45: Today Randy Bresnik (as EV1) and Mark Vande Hei (as EV2) successfully performed US EVA #45 with a Phased Elapsed Time (PET) of 6:26. The primary goal of today?s EVA was to Remove and Replace (R&R) the External Television Camera Group (ETVCG) located at Camera Port 9 (CP9) and to lubricate the newly installed Latching End Effector (LEE) A on the Space Station Robotic Manipulator System (SSRMS). The LEE A was installed onto the SSRMS last week during USOS EVA #44.  Additional tasks accomplished include: Airlock High Pressure Gas Tank (HPGT) handle tie back, rotation of the Pump/Flow Control Subassembly (PFCS), R&R of the Mobile Base System (MBS) mast Camera/Light/PTU Assembly (CLPA) lens cover, removal of a handrail from Node 3, and BDCU MLI Removal.  At Home in Space:  The crew took photographs today to document the current on-orbit ISS culture. This Canadian Space Agency investigation 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 also uses questionnaires to investigate individual and culturally related differences, family functioning, values, coping with stress, and post-experience growth. Today?s Planned Activities All activities are on schedule unless otherwise noted. Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Reminder for EVA In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Preparation External Wireless Instrumentation System Network Control Unit EVA Inhibit LAB Wireless Access Point Port Inhibit ISS HAM Radio and Video Power Down USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Communication Configuration EVA COTS UHF Communication Unit (CUCU)  Verify off USOS Window Shutter Close Extravehicular Activity (EVA) In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Preparation KUBIK Temperature Adjustment to 20°C Verify that SM Window Shutters #6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 are closed. CALCIUM. Session 7 of the Experiment Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Purge Monitoring of ??-1 Sensors Installation Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Prebreathe Video Recording of Greetings VIZIR. Preparation. Tagup with specialists if required PK-4 Flexhose connection to Cleaning gas bottle Crewlock Depress Crewlock Post Depress Crewlock Egress Airlock High Pressure Gas Tank (HPGT) Reconfig SSRMS Setup and Worksite Interface (WIF) Adapter Install SSRMS EVA Support Articulating Portable Foot Restraint (APFR) and Worksite Interface Extender (WIFEX) Setup [???] Set R&R  Pump and Flow Control Subassembly (PFCS) Rotate ??? Maintenance CP9 External TV Camera Group (ETVCG) R&R Vacuum Cleaning of Ventilation Screens on FGB Interior Panels 201, 301, and 401 VIZIR. Closeout Operations Mobile Base System (MBS) Mast Camera Light Pan-Tilt Assembly (CLPA) Lens Cover R&R SSRMS Cleanup Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) Latching End Effector (LEE) Lube Worksite Interface (WIF) Adapter Remove Worksite Cleanup Node 3 Handrail Remove Articulating Portable Foot Restraint (APFR) Cleanup SPLANKH. Preparation for the Experiment Crewlock Ingress IMS Delta File Prep Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill [Deferred] At Home In Space Culture Photo PK-4 Flexhose disconnection from Cleaning bottle ACME Session Review EVA Glove Photo Setup Crewlock Pre Repress Crewlock Repress Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) Post-EVA Activities Post Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Communication Deconfiguration EVA Glove Photo Downlink Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Camera Image Downlink Photo/TV Extravehicular Activity (EVA) GoPro Downlink Metal Oxide (METOX) Regeneration Initiation External Wireless Instrumentation System (EWIS) Network Control Unit (NCU) Enable LAB Wireless Access Point Port Enable  Completed Task List Activities At Home In Space Questionnaire [GMT 283] Stowage audit of COL Endcone  [GMT 283] Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Protoflight Unit #3 (PFU3) Close Out and Stow [GMT 283] Ground Activities All activities are on schedule unless otherwise noted. Support for EVA Standard commanding Three-Day Look Ahead: Wednesday, 10/11: Urine Transfer, ACME Chamber Install and Config, Neuromapping, HAM Radio Ops Thursday, 10/12: CIR Ops and ACME Config, WHC Dose Pump R&R, EVA 46 Tool Config Friday, 10/13: ETVCG Build, FIR Reconfiguration, DECLIC Hose Return, EVA Procedure Review and 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?) On Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab Operate Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 Startup Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab Idle Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Operate 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 ? 10/09/2017
Multi-Omics Sample Collections: A 52S crewmember collected fecal samples for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Multi-Omics experiment. The samples were placed into the Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI). The Multi-omics analysis of human microbial-metabolic cross-talk in the space ecosystem (Multi-Omics) investigation evaluates the impacts of space environment and prebiotics on astronauts? immune function, by combining the data obtained from the measurements of changes in the gut microbiological composition, metabolites profiles, and the immune system. Veg-03 Operations: The crew photodocumented the status of the plants in the Veggie facility, and evaluated the plant pillows to determine if additional watering is required. The Veg-03 investigation uses the Veggie plant growth facility to cultivate a type of cabbage, lettuce and mizuna which are harvested on-orbit with samples returned to Earth for testing.  Organisms grow differently in space, from single-celled bacteria to plants and humans. Future long-duration space missions will require crew members to grow their own food, so understanding how plants respond to microgravity is an important step toward that goal. Veg-03 uses the Veggie plant growth facility to cultivate a type of cabbage, lettuce and mizuna which are harvested on-orbit with samples returned to Earth for testing. USOS Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) 45 Preparation: Today the crew reconfigured necessary EVA tools, reviewed procedures, and participated in a conference with ground EVA planners in support of next week?s EVA.  The goals of this EVA include: Removal and Replacement of the degraded CP9 camera and lubrication of the Latching End Effector (LEE) B. External Robotics Operations:  Over the weekend, robotics ground controllers walked the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) onto Mobile Base System (MBS) Power Data Grapple Fixture 3 (PDGF3).  They then maneuvered SSRMS as required to perform a video and imagery survey of the Latching End Effector B (LEE-B) snare cables using an External High Definition Camera (EHDC).  Once the survey was completed, the SSRMS was walked off onto MBS PDGF4 in preparation of US EVA 45 scheduled tomorrow (GMT 283).  Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. TORU OBT. Tagup with Instructor Multi Omics Fecal Sample Operations KUBIK 6 Setup Multi Omics Fecal Sample MELFI Insertion Columbus WOOV9,10 Inspection Adjustment of KUBIK sensor signal to e-box US Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tether Inspection KUBIK Temperature Measurement Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Configuring BIOCARD. Experiment Session Assistance BIOCARD. Experiment Session VEG-03 Plant Photo Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Audit Progress 436 [AO] Cargo Transfers and IMS Ops Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Review PELLE Data Download & deployment before EVA MOTOCARD. Experiment Session Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Node 1 Vacuum Access Port (VAP) Check Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill ??? Inspection Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record MOTOCARD. Photography of ?Diasled? holster and ??-015 unit ??? maintenance Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cuff Checklist Print Equipment Lock (E-LK) Preparation Contingency Water Container (CWC) Locate Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Conference Exercise Data Downlink via OCA  Completed Task List Activities Emergency Mask OBT Questionnaire ESA-PAO-CABOT ESA-PAO-CPR ESA-PAO-EUINST ESA PAO Recorded Message Science Festival EVA BAYONET RECEPTACLE CLEAN Extravehicular Glove Inspection Health Maintenance System (HMS) Spaceflight Cognitive Assessment Tool for Windows (WinSCAT) Test Printer Troubleshoot VEG-03 Plant Pillow Water VEG-03 Plant Pillow Water WHC Trash Photograph Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. CDRA blower fan speed test Standard commanding Three-Day Look Ahead: Tuesday, 10/09: US EVA 45 Wednesday, 10/11: Urine Transfer, ACME Chamber Install and Config, Neuromapping, HAM Radio Ops Thursday, 10/12: CIR Ops and ACME Config, WHC Dose Pump R&R, EVA 46 Tool Config  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 Standby Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab Idle Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Operate 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 ? 10/05/2017
USOS Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) #44: Today Randy Bresnik (as EV1) and Mark Vande Hei (as EV2) exited the airlock and successfully performed US EVA #44 with a Phased Elapsed Time (PET) of 6:55. The primary goal of today?s EVA was to remove the degraded Latching End Effector (LEE) A from the Space Station Robotic Manipulator System (SSRMS), replace it with the LEE that is currently located on the Payload/ORU Accommodation (POA), and install the degraded LEE onto the POA.  LEE-A had exhibited significantly increased resistance to latch deployment during recent robotics activities prompting today?s replacement. Today?s EVA brought the SSRMS back to full capability.  Fine Motor Skills (FMS): This morning, a 51S crewmember conducted a Flight Day 70 FMS session, which is executed on a touchscreen tablet, where the subject performs a series of interactive tasks. The investigation studies how fine motor skills are affected by long-term microgravity exposure, different phases of microgravity adaptation, and sensorimotor recovery after returning to Earth gravity. The goal of FMS is to answer how fine motor performance in microgravity trend/vary over the duration of a six-month and year-long 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.  MagVector:  The crew completed the 14th experiment run of the MagVector investigation that began last week. The European Space Agency (ESA) MagVector investigation studies how 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.  Biological Experiment Laboratory in Columbus (BioLab) Temperature Control Unit Cleaning and Silica Bag Exchange: The crew cleaned the Biolab TCUs and exchanged the silica gel bags for TCUs 1 and 2. The BioLab is a multiuser research facility located in the European Columbus laboratory. The facility is used to perform space biology experiments on microorganisms, cells, tissue cultures, small plants, and small invertebrates. BioLab allows scientists to gain a better understanding of the effects of microgravity and space radiation on biological organisms. Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Reminder for EVA In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Preparation ISS HAM Radio and Video Power Down EVA COTS UHF Communication Unit (CUCU)  Verify off USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Communication Configuration USOS Window Shutter Close Extravehicular Activity (EVA) In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Preparation Monitoring shutter closure on SM windows 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 RELAKSATSIYA.  Charging battery for Relaksatstiya experiment (initiate) Acoustic Dosimeter Setup Day 3 Photography of EV hatch windows 1, 2 in MRM2 and DC1 Fine Motor Skills Experiment Test – Subject UDOD. Experiment Ops with DYKNANIYE-1 and SPRUT-2 Sets Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Purge Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Prebreathe USB Jumpdrive Return and PPS Reconfiguration Biolab TCU Cleaning and Silica Bag Exchange UDOD. Photography of the Experiment Session Crewlock Depress Flushing ??? for Condensate Water Recovery System [???-?2?] and Elektron-VM Oxygen Supply system [???] / ??? (Water Purification Column Unit) Crewlock Post Depress Crewlock Egress Maintenance Activation of Spare Vozdukh Atmosphere Purification System Emergency Vacuum Valves [??? ???] ??? maintenance Degraded LEE (Latching End Effector) Removal RELAKSATSIYA. Parameter Settings Adjustment Food Consolidate NAPOR-mini RSA. Cleaning Onboard Memory Storage ???-? vents Degraded LEE (Latching End Effector) Temporary Stow POA (Payload ORU Accommodation) LEE (Latching End Effector) Retrieval Soyuz 734 IRIDIUM phone charge, setup, start charge POA (Payload ORU Accommodation) LEE (Latching End Effector) Install on SSRMS Charging Soyuz 734 IRIDIUM Phone – Battery Status Check Soyuz 734 IRIDIUM Phone Charge, Terminate Charge CALCIUM. Experiment Session 6 Soyuz 736 IRIDIUM Phone Charge, Initiate Charge Water Recovery System Waste Water Tank Drain Init Charging Soyuz 736 IRIDIUM Phone, Battery Status Check Soyuz 736 IRIDIUM Phone Charge, Terminate Charge, Teardown of the Setup Photo documenting LAB1S4 Active Rack Isolation System (ARIS) Snubber Assemblies and Snubber Cups Degraded LEE (Latching End Effector) Retrieve from Temporary Stowage Degraded LEE (Latching End Effector) Install on POA (Payload ORU Accommodation) Water Recovery System Waste Water Tank Drain Termination IMS Update INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill Cleanup and Ingress Crewlock Ingress EVA Glove Photo Setup Crewlock Pre Repress Crewlock Repress Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) Post-EVA Activities Post Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Communication Deconfiguration EVA Glove Photo Downlink Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Camera Image Downlink Photo/TV Extravehicular Activity (EVA) GoPro Downlink Metal Oxide (METOX) Regeneration Initiation Completed Task List Activities Verify the correct Vacuum Cleaner Debris Bags are installed in each Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaner. [Evening GMT 277] Remove and replace the Solid Waste Container  Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. EVA support. Three-Day Look Ahead: Friday, 10/06: Eye Exams, EVA: Debrief, Tool Gather, and Procedure Review, STPH5 Photo, Insitu, BEAM IMV Insp, Meteor H/D Swap Saturday, 10/07: EVA Tool Config, DOUG Review, EVA Procedure Review Sunday, 10/08: US EVA 45 Procedure Review, 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 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 ? 10/04/2017
Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutron (RaDI-N) Retrieval:  Today a USOS crewmember retrieved all 8 of the Space Bubble Detectors that were deployed last week for the RaDI-N experiment, and transferred them to the Russian crewmember for processing in the Bubble Reader. This Canadian Space Agency (CSA) RaDI-N investigation measures neutron radiation levels while onboard the ISS.  Bubble detectors are used as neutron monitors designed to only detect neutrons and ignore all other radiation. Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) preparations:  Today the crew performed EVA tether inspections, tool configurations, cuff checklist printing, scheduled health checkups, and procedure reviews in preparation for the tomorrow?s EVA.  The primary goal of tomorrow?s EVAs is to Remove and Replace (R&R) a Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) Latching End Effector (LEE) which had been exhibiting some anomalies in its operation. Lab Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Blower Speed Test ? Today, ground controllers began a 7 day test of the Lab CDRA using higher blower speeds. The CDRA blower speed will be gradually increased to determine the ability of the CDRA blower to operate at increased speeds without triggering software responses to excessive speed and to evaluate impacts of elevated speed to the blower. Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Preventive Maintenance of FS1 Laptop (Cleaning and rebooting) Health Maintenance System (HMS) Periodic Health Status (PHS) Pre EVA Examination Monthly BRI Cleaning RELA?SATSIYA. Charging battery for Relaksatstiya experiment (initiate) Health Maintenance System (HMS) Periodic Health Status (PHS) Evaluation Acoustic Dosimeter Setup Day 2 Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config LAB Setup Relocate PBAs for upcoming EVA Live TV Conference with VKontakte Hostess US Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tether Inspection BIOCARD. Operator Assistance During the Experiment BIOCARD. Experiment Session Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Configuring Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cuff Checklist Print Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Audit. Onboard Training (OBT) Robotics On-board Trainer (ROBoT) Setup Public Affairs Office (PAO) Social Media Event Intermodular TORU Test with Mated Progress 436 Scheduled monthly maintenance of Central Post Laptop. Laptop log-file downlink via OCA Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Review ??? maintenance Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Conference MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-Dosimeter Retrieval And Readout ISS HAM Video Color Bar and Tone Deactivation CONTENT. Experiment Ops Radi-N Detector Retrieval/Readout Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutrons Hardware Handover RELAKSATSIYA. Hardware Setup MATRYOSHKA-R. Handover of BUBBLE-dosimeters from USOS Station Support Computer (SSC) 9/17 Laptop Relocate for EVA Portable Onboard Computers (POC) Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) Setup HRF2 Supply Kit Inventory Delta file prep RELAKSATSIYA. Parameter Settings Adjustment PELLE Data Download & placement before EVA RELAKSACIA. Observation Equipment Lock (E-LK) Preparation RELAKSATSIYA. Closeout Ops and Hardware Removal  Completed Task List Activities Crew Support LAN (CSL) 1 hard drive swap and client reload [Active] Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. CDRA blower speed test Commanding for EVA preparation Periodic Lab CDRA checkout Three-Day Look Ahead: Thursday, 10/05: US EVA 44: LEE-A R&R Friday, 10/06: Eye Exams, EVA Debrief, EVA Preps, STPH5 Photo, Insitu, BEAM IMV Insp, Meteor H/D Swap Saturday, 10/07: EVA Tool Config, DOUG Review, EVA Procedure Review 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) Standby Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Full up Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Off  
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 10/03/2017
VEG-03 Operations: Today the crew continued to conduct Veg-03 operations that began last week by thinning out the plants to one plant per pillow, in order to promote growth of the larger plants. The crew then watered the plant pillows. The crew will now begin the autonomous space gardening phase of the experiment.  The Veg-03 investigation uses the Veggie plant growth facility to cultivate a type of cabbage, lettuce, and mizuna. The first crew consumption harvest should be in about 3-4 weeks.  Organisms grow differently in space, from single-celled bacteria to plants and humans. Future long-duration space missions will require crew members to grow their own food, so understanding how plants respond to microgravity is an important step toward that goal.  Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) Configuration Change: Following the completion of last month?s Multi-Omics Mouse investigation, today the crew continued to perform closeout activities by changing the configuration of the CBEF from the Multi-Omics configuration, back to its nominal configuration. The CBEF is a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) sub rack facility located in the Saibo (living cell) Experiment Rack. The CBEF is used in various life science experiments, such as cultivating cells and plants in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) and consists of an incubator and control equipment for control and communications.  Clean Bench (CB) Valve Checkout: The crew conducted standard maintenance on the CB relief valves and the microscope stage clips, located inside the Saibo Rack. This maintenance activity is performed every 6 months to prevent the valves from sticking. The CB is a glovebox with a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter and a high-performance optical microscope. Story Time from Space: Two crewmembers participated in the Story Time from Space activity by reading ?Max Goes to Mars? and ?Sunset? on camera. The video recordings will be downlinked and used for educational purposes. Story Time from Space combines science literacy outreach with simple demonstrations recorded aboard the ISS. Crew members read five science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related children’s books in orbit, and complete simple science concept experiments. Crew members videotape themselves reading the books and completing demonstrations. Video and data collected during the demonstrations are downlinked to the ground and posted in a video library with accompanying educational materials. Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) Preparations:  EVA preparations continued today with setup of Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) and camera configuration and battery charging.  A trio of EVAs will begin with the Latching End Effector (LEE) R&R EVA on Thursday.  Eye Exams:  Two crewmembers underwent eye exams using the onboard ultrasound device.  Periodic eye exams are critical for monitoring crew health. Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Acoustic Dosimeter Reminder Virus Definition File Update on Auxiliary Computer System (???) Laptops Filling (separation) of ??? (???) for Elektron or ???-?? Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) Configuration Change 2 HRF1 PC 3 USB Installation Acoustic Dosimeter Setup Day 1 Photo TV EVA Go Pro Battery Charging LAB1S3 CIR Rack Lower Right Snubber R&R ??? maintenance Clean Bench (CB) Valve Checkout PROFILAKTIKA-2. Preparation for the experiment. Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain PROFILAKTIKA-2. Operator Assistance in Preparation for the Experiment JEM CTB Consolidation for OA-8 Part 1 [Aborted] CBEF Temp Controller Ethernet Cable Disconnection Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Setup And Power On PROFILAKTIKA-2. Experiment Ops on ??-2 Treadmill (Individual Strategy Test) Verification of ??-1 Flow Sensor Position ????????????-2. ?????????????? ???????? Public Affairs Office (PAO) Social Media Event PROFILAKTIKA-2. Closeout Ops Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Scan JEM CTB Consolidation for OA-8 Part 2 Ultrasound 2 Guided Data Export VEG-03 Plant Thin Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill Station Support Computer (SSC) Client Power On VEG-03 Plant Pillow Prime. VIZIR. Preparation Steps. URAGAN. Observation and photography using photo equipment Life On The Station Photo and Video TOTAL ORGANIC CARBON ANALYZER (TOCA) FUNCTIONAL CHECKOUT Preventive Maintenance of SM Ventilation Subsystem. Group ? Portable Onboard Computers (POC) Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) Software Review Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Node 1 Vacuum Access Port (VAP) Check Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedures Print Photo/TV Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Camera Configuration ISS HAM Video Color Bar and Tone Activation ISS HAM Service Module Pass Story Time Book Max Goes To Mars Translation Read Photo TV GoPro Setup Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Fill VIZIR. Closeout Ops Robotic Workstation (RWS) Setup Reconfigure Galley Rack at NOD1S4 Location [Aborted] Story Time Sunset Book Read On-Orbit Hearing Assessment (O-OHA) with EarQ Software Setup and Test Public Affairs Office (PAO) Educational Imagery Recording TV conference with the participants of ?Cosmos 360? Project (Ku+S-band) IMS Update Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Protoflight Unit #3 (PFU3) Close Out  Completed Task List Activities Extravehicular (EVA) Disposable in Suit Drink Bag (DIDB) Audit Manufacturing Device Print Removal and Stow Maintenance Work Area Relocate Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. IMS Upgrade Standard commanding Three-Day Look Ahead: Wednesday, 10/04: EVA Tool Config, EVA Procedure Review, HRF2 Inventory Thursday, 10/05: US EVA 44: LEE-A R&R Friday, 10/06: Eye Exams, EVA Debrief, EVA Preps, STPH5 Photo, Insitu, BEAM IMV Insp, Meteor H/D 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?) 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) Standby Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Full up Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Off