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ISS Daily Summary Report ? 5/25/2017
Grasp Commissioning:  To complete commissioning for the Grasp investigation hardware, Pesquet performed tasks in a seated position. Grasp is intended to provide insight into how the central nervous system integrates information from different sensory modalities encoded in different reference frames to coordinate movements of the hand with objects in the environment.  Performed on the ISS, in conjunction with a series of experiments performed on the ground, Grasp explores the interaction between all of the various sensory cues.   NanoRack Cubesat Deployer (NRCSD) #12 Deploy:  A total of 17 cubesats will be deployed from NRCSD #12. Nine CubeSats were successfully deployed today. The remaining 8 will be deployed tonight and tomorrow. All 17 are from the QB50 constellation of CubeSats that are provided by countries around the world. The constellation aims to study the upper reaches of Earth?s atmosphere over a period of 1 to 2 years. The QB50 satellites conduct coordinated measurements of the thermosphere, a poorly studied and previously inaccessible zone of the atmosphere. The project monitors different gaseous molecules and electrical properties of the thermosphere to better understand space weather and its long term trends. OsteoOmics:  A crewmember will fixate BioCells in two Biocell Habitats today and then inserted the samples into the Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI).  This completes the fourth and final week of OsteoOmics operations.  Crewmembers experience bone loss in orbit, stemming from the lack of gravity acting on their bones. OsteoOmics investigates the molecular mechanisms that dictate this bone loss by examining osteoblasts, which form bone, and osteoclasts, which dissolve bone.  Improved understanding of these mechanisms could lead to more effective countermeasures to prevent bone loss during space missions and in a wide range of disorders on Earth. This may lead to better preventative care or therapeutic treatments for people suffering bone loss as a result of bone diseases like osteopenia and osteoporosis, or for patients on prolonged bed rest. Body Measures: Today a 50S subject performed the Body Measures Flight Day 184 session. The crewmember, with assistance from a trained operator, collected Body Measures data after configuring still and video cameras. NASA is collecting in-flight anthropometric data to assess the impact of physical body shape and size changes on suit sizing.  Still and video imagery is captured and a tape measure is used to measure segmental length, height, depth, and circumference data for all body segments (chest, waist, hip, arms, legs, etc.) from astronauts before, during and after their flight missions. Robotics On-Board Trainer (RoBOT): The crew performed a session of this training during which they completed a 30 meter approach, two Capture Point hold runs and 2 meter runs. This activity was in preparation for SpX-11 capture currently scheduled for June 4. Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Yesterday evening Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the MSS and walked the Space Station Robotic Manipulator System (SSRMS) from Mobile Base System (MBS) Power and Data Grapple Fixture (PDGF) 4 to Node2 PDGF. They then translated the Mobile Transporter (MT) from work site (WS) 6 to WS4. MSS is now in configuration for the SpX-11 Crew Offset Grapples tomorrow. Remote Power Control Module (RPCM) N21B4A_B Trip: Remote Power Controller (RPC) 2 on RPCM N21B4A_B tripped overnight. The RPC supplies power to the Node 2 Starboard Audio Terminal Unit (ATU) 1.  An alternate ATU on the port side of Node 2 is still available for voice, caution and warning tones if needed.  Preliminary review of telemetry did not indicate an overcurrent condition. Today, ground teams attempted to reclose the RPC without success. Teams are continuing to assess their forward plan.   Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. NEUROIMMUNITET. Saliva sample collection Biochemical Urine Test NEUROIMMUNITET. Closeout Ops URISYS Hardware Stowage Body Measures Equipment Gather EHS Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis Final unloading of Soyuz 735 container 11?732.?0052?17-0 Body Measures Experiment Operations – Subject NanoRacks CubeSat Deployment Photos Body Measures Experiment Operations – Operator Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) Combustion Chamber (CC) gas supply line Leak Check 1 RFID Reader Relocate Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth OsteoOmics Fixation Operations Replacement of IELK, [???] funnels ? (M) and ? (F) in Soyuz 733 and Soyuz 735. Seat liner and p/l container replacement Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record OsteoOmics MELFI Insertion 1 NanoRacks CubeSat Deployment Photos OsteoOmics MELFI Insertion 1 Habitability Narrated Task Video Setup – Subject HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection Setup Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer HRDL Cable Move Habitability Narrated Task Video End – Subject HRF UCB Stow and Retrieval On-board Training (OBT) Dragon Robotics Onboard Trainer (ROBoT) Session 1 Reconnecting SM KURS-P cables from MRM2 port Antenna Feeder to DC1 port antenna feeder Oxygen Generation System (OGS) Sensor PT1 ??? maintenance Loading container 11?732.?0052?17-0 with return items IMS Update European Modular Cultivation System (EMCS) Air Mix Supply Module Replacement European Modular Cultivation System (EMCS) Gas Valve Open Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) Combustion Chamber (CC) gas supply line Leak Check 2 Oxygen Generation System (OGS) Sensor PT2 Robotics Onboard Training (ROBoT) Session for Dragon Manufacturing Device Feedstock Canister, Extruder Exchange EHS Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Waste Water Bag (WWB) Changeout Dose Tracker Data Entry Subject  Completed Task List Items Veggie 03 Pillow Watering and Photo Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Filter Remove and Replace (R&R) with Fan Filter Cleaning In-flight Maintenance Steady State Light Module Galley Rack Re-label  Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. JEMRMS/NanoRacks deploy Dragon RoBOT ops Three-Day Look Ahead: Friday, 05/26: OBT Dragon Offset Grapple, EVA loops scrub/conductivity tests, OBT Soyuz drill Saturday, 06/27: Crew off duty, housekeeping Sunday, 06/28: 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 Standby Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 Operate Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab Operate Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 5/24/2017
OsteoOmics:  The crew fixated BioCells in Biocell Habitat 1 inserted the sample into the Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI).  Crewmembers experience bone loss in orbit stemming from the lack of gravity acting on their bones. OsteoOmics investigates the molecular mechanisms that dictate this bone loss by examining osteoblasts, which form bone, and osteoclasts, which dissolve bone.  Improved understanding of these mechanisms could lead to more effective countermeasures to prevent bone loss during space missions and in a wide range of disorders on Earth. This may lead to better preventative care or therapeutic treatments for people suffering bone loss as a result of bone diseases like osteopenia and osteoporosis, or for patients on prolonged bed rest. NanoRack Cubesat Deployer (NRCSD) #12: The crew brought the JEM (Japanese Experiment Module) Airlock (JEMAL) Slide Table (ST) into the ISS and replaced the NRCSD #11 Quad deployers with the NRCSD #12 deployers.  The ST was then retracted into the JEMAL which was depressurized and vented.  These activities are in preparation for the planned deployment of CubeSats from the NRCSD #12 over the next two days. Grip Commissioning:  As part of the ongoing commissioning for the Grip investigation hardware, a crewmember performed tasks in a supine position.  Grip tests how the nervous system takes into account the forces due to gravity and inertia when manipulating objects.  Results from this investigation may provide insight into potential hazards for astronauts as they manipulate objects in different gravitational environments, support design and control of haptic interfaces to be used in challenging environments such as space, and provide information about motor control that will be useful for the evaluation and rehabilitation of impaired upper limb control in patients with neurological diseases.   Fine Motor Skills: The crew completed a series of interactive tasks during a session of FMS which studies how fine motor skills are effected by long-term microgravity exposure, different phases of microgravity adaptation, and sensorimotor recovery after returning to Earth gravity. The goal of the investigation is to determine how fine motor performance in microgravity trends/varies 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 trends/varies before and after gravitational transitions, including periods of early flight adaptation and very early/near immediate post-flight periods. On-Board Training (OBT) Dragon Rendezvous Review: The crew performed proficiency training on the Dragon mission profile, rendezvous crew procedures, and crew interfaces for monitoring and commanding the vehicle. This training is in preparation for planned SpaceX-11 launch on June 1 and berthing to ISS on June 4.  Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Reminder 2 CSA Generic Frozen Blood Collection Reminder 2 Fine Motor Skills ??-8. Configuration Setup REMINDER – ESA ACTIVE DOSIMETER MOBILE UNIT SWAP Body Mass Measurement CSA Generic Frozen Blood Collection 25 Minutes – Subject NEUROIMMUNITET. Saliva Sample. Psychological Test (morning) CSA Generic Frozen Blood Collection – Operator KORREKTSIYA. NEUROIMMUNITET. Collection of Blood Samples NEUROIMMUNITET. Venous blood sample processing (smear) KORREKTSIYA. NEUROIMMUNITET. Processing venous blood sample using Plasma-03 centrifuge CSA Generic Refrigerated Centrifuge Configure Insertion of Russian experiments blood samples into MELFI CSA Generic Refrigerated Centrifuge Spin Conclude Environmental Health System (EHS) Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Sample Collect [Aborted] CSA Generic Sample MELFI Insertion CSA Generic Frozen Blood Collection Conclude And Stow Fine Motor Skills Experiment Test – Subject ??-8. Closeout Ops Fine Motor Skills Experiment Test – Subject MORNING PREPARATION WORK XF305 Camcorder Setup JAXA PCG Canister Bag CBEF Micro-G Installation JEM Airlock Press Routine Maintenance of H2O [??], Air Pressure [??],  and Drainage [?? ]Valves in SM Rodnik Tanks Pille Dosimeter Readout after US EVA JEM Airlock Leak Check TV Conference with the Participants of Space Science Week in Izhevsk  (Ku + S-band) JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Extension to JPM Side Nikon still camera sync with station time NEUROIMMUNITET. Psychological Test NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer Swap ISS Crew departure preparation ISS HAM Radio Power Up ESA Weekly crew conference GRASP Big picture reading OsteoOmics Fixation Operations ZBOOK Hard Drive Installation GRASP additional set-up in seated configuration Environmental Health System (EHS) Coliform Water Processing EHS Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Sample Analysis [Aborted] JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Retraction from JPM Side JEM Airlock Depressurization OsteoOmics MELFI Insertion 1 Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Debrief NEUROIMMUNITET. Hair Samples Collection Equipment Stowage under Soyuz 733 center seat. Completion Status Report Note 7 Hardware prep for PAO event. Video and audio signals check Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Air Lock Deconfiguration ESA Monthly Management Conference Inspection and photography of ??? instrumentation block (?? ???), ??31 and FGB ??? 349 Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record [Aborted] JEM Airlock Vent Audit of RS ISS Docking And Internal Transfer System ???? items Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth JEM Airlock Vent Confirmation On-Board Training (OBT) Dragon OBT Conference On-board Training (OBT) Dragon Rendezvous Review Verification of ??-1 Flow Sensor Position OsteoOmics Saline Kit Relocate URISIS Hardware Setup On-board Training (OBT) Dragon Robotics Review  Completed Task List Items None  Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. MT translation from WS6 to WS4 Dragon OBT Support CubeSat Deployer Swap Support Three-Day Look Ahead: Thursday, 05/25: Body Measures, OsteoOmics, GRASP, Dragon RoBOT OBT, OGS Sensor R&R Friday, 05/26: OBT Dragon Offset Grapple, EVA loops scrub/conductivity tests, OBT Soyuz drill, GRASP Saturday, 06/27: 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?) On 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 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 ? 5/23/2017
External (EXT) Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM)-1 R&R Extravehicular Activity (EVA):  With IV support from Thomas Pesquet, today Peggy Whitson (EV1) and Jack Fischer (EV2) performed a 2 hour 46 minute EVA to Remove & Replace (R&R) the EXT MDM-1 that failed on Saturday, May 20th. While Whitson performed the EXT MDM R&R, Fischer installed the Lab Nadir External Wireless Communications (EWC) Antennas that were deferred from the last EVA. Solar Array Battery 3A1 Temperatures ? On 5/22/17, Battery 3A1 average temperatures peaked above 25°C for three concurrent orbits due to high solar beta, with a maximum average temperature peak of 25.6°C.  Per Flight Rule, ground controllers terminated the use of the battery string by turning the Battery Charge Discharge Unit (BCDU) 3A1 converter off and commanding the Fault Isolator (FI) open.  There is no impact to downstream loads in this configuration Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. External Wireless EVA Inhibit ISS HAM Radio Power Down EVA COTS UHF Communication Unit (CUCU)  Verify off USOS Window Shutter Close Extravehicular Activity (EVA) In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Preparation Comm configuration for EVA Regeneration of Micropurification Unit (???) ?2 Cartridge (start) Recharging Soyuz 733 Samsung PC Battery  ISS Crew departure preparation Update BRI Configuration File to Version 6.3 Recharging Soyuz 735 Samsung PC Battery Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Purge LBNP Training (PRELIMINARY) Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Prebreathe Soyuz 733 IRIDIUM phone recharge, setup, start charge (???1???_2_224_1, 0.5 ??? 1017 (002857J), Soft Container (00044322R)) Soyuz 733 Recharging IRIDIUM Phone battery charge status Prebreathe in EMU ???-? water sampling to drink bags Soyuz 733 IRIDIUM phone recharge, terminate charge Equipment Stowage under Soyuz 733 center seat  Note 7 Sampling condensate water [???] before ???-?2? Gas-liquid mixture filter (???) to drink bags, end Crewlock Depress ???-?? water sampling to Russian drink bags Crewlock Egress Terminate Soyuz 735 Samsung PC Battery Charge (as necessary) Replace Failed EXT MDM Install Lab EWC Antennas KORREKTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake Collecting condensate water samples [???] up to ???-?2? ???, equipment setup, sampler installation Crewlock Ingress Crew Departure Prep MORZE. Psycho-physiological Evaluation: Strelau Test Crewlock Ingress Soyuz 735 IRIDIUM phone charge EVA Glove Photo Setup Crewlock Pre Repress Soyuz 735 IRIDIUM phone charge, terminate charge, teardown of the setup  Stow: ???1???_2_224_1, 0.5 ??? 1017 (002857J), Soft Container (00044322R) Crewlock Repress Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) Post-EVA Activities Collecting condensate water samples [???] upstream of ???-?2? ???, sampler replacement Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Water Recharge Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) Post-EVA Activities Return to nominal comm configuration after USOS EVA EVA Glove Photo Downlink Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Camera Image Downlink Photo/TV Extravehicular Activity (EVA) GoPro Downlink Photo/TV Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Camera Disassembly External Wireless Instrumentation System (EWIS) Network Control Unit (NCU) Enable MORZE. Closeout Ops KORREKTSIYA. NEUROIMMUNITET. Experiment setup Terminate Soyuz 733 Samsung PC Battery Charge (as necessary) Sampling condensate water [???] upstream of ????-2? ???, removing sampler, equipment disassembly OsteoOmics Saline Kit Relocate Meteor Shutter Open  Completed Task List Items Veg-03 Plant Water/Photo iPad Certificate Verification Grasp Big Picture [from tomorrow?s timeline] Dragon Rendezvous CBT [from tomorrow?s timeline] Dragon Robotics review [from tomorrow?s timeline] Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. System commanding in support of EVA High Beta monitoring Three-Day Look Ahead: Wednesday, 05/24: Dragon OBT Conf, OsteoOmics, Cubesat Deployer Swap, EVA Debrief, Airlock deconfig Thursday, 05/25: Body Measures, OsteoOmics, GRASP, Dragon RoBOT OBT, OGS Sensor R&R Friday, 05/26: OBT Dragon Offset Grapple, EVA loops scrub/conductivity tests, OBT Soyuz drill, GRASP QUICK ISS Status ? Environmental Control Group:   Component Status Elektron Off Vozdukh Manual [???] 1 ? SM Air Conditioner System (?SKV1?) Off          [???] 2 ? SM Air Conditioner System (?SKV2?) On Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab Standby Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 Operate Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab Operate 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 ? 5/22/2017
External (EXT) Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM)-1 Failure: On Saturday EXT MDM-1 experienced an anomaly. Attempts to recover the MDM remotely were unsuccessful.  Ground Teams configured EXT MDM-2 as primary and set up systems for the next worse failure per established Flight Rules. An IMMT was held Sunday and directed Team 4 to assess the feasibility of performing an Extravehicular Activity (EVA) to remove and replace (R&R) the failed unit. Team 4 recommended an EVA tomorrow, May 23rd.  Today, the crew prepared for the EVA by configuring and auditing EVA Tools, reviewing procedures, performing an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Water Recharge, and configuring the Airlock.  Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Yesterday Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the MSS and maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to perform a video and imagery survey of the Latching End Effector B (LEE-B) snare cables using the P1 Upper Outboard (UPOB) External High Definition Camera (EHDC).  Once the survey was completed the Ground Controllers maneuvered the SSRMS to a park position.  The plan was to walk the SSRMS off Mobile Base System (MBS) Power Data Grapple Fixture 4 (PDGF4) onto the Node 2 PDGF but it was decided to delay this until after the External Multiplexer/Demultiplexer 1 (EXT-MDM 1) EVA.  Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutron (RaDI-N): After retrieving the eight Space Bubble Detectors from the Russian crew, the USOS crew deployed the detectors in Node 3 for the Radi-N2 experiment. The Canadian Space Agency?s RaDI-N investigation uses the bubble detectors to measure neutron radiation levels in the ISS. Grip Commissioning:  The crew deployed Grip hardware in the Columbus module central aisle.  With support from a second crew member, they attached a chair on a seat track and the first crewmember performed commissioning tasks in the seated configuration. The Grip investigation tests how the nervous system takes into account the forces due to gravity and inertia when manipulating objects. Results may provide insight into potential hazards for astronauts as they manipulate objects in different gravitational environments, support design and control of haptic interfaces to be used in challenging environments such as space, and provide information about motor control that will be useful for the evaluation and rehabilitation of impaired upper limb control in patients with neurological diseases.   Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Personal Data Prep for Return MAG3D Extra Crew time Transfer of Thermal Protection Jackets [???] from Soyuz 733 Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Reminder for EVA In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Preparation MORZE. SPRUT-2 examination. Specialist conference Inspect [???-??] [??-?] connection behind ASU panel 139, [??2], [??4], [??5] behind [????] panel 454 and the transparent 5182-03 hose running from [????] to [???] SPLANH. Photography during the science operation MORZE. Psychophysical examination. adjustment, SENSOR On MCC Go ??? ?1 absorption cartridge cycling (start) Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Power On Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Configuring Fluid Shifts Ultrasound 2 Data Export Alternate MATRYOSHKA-R. Memory card prep for return and BUBBLE dosimeter initialization KORREKTSIYA. Liquid and food (medicine) intake parameter logging Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutrons Hardware Handover MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE dosimeter handover to USOS Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutrons MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE dosimeter initialization and deployment for exposure Fluid Shifts Ultrasound 2 Data Export Alternate Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Review Pille Sensor prep for USOS EVA SPLANH. [????] recording term and closeout Specialist conference MORZE. Psychophysical examination. adjustment, SENSOR ??? sampling from ???-?2? down to ??? using ROS samplers – init ISS Crew departure preparation Metal Oxide (METOX) Regeneration Termination Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Audit. JPM Window Shutter Close Adjusting ??????? protective suit ISS HAM Service Module Pass Conference of ???? specialists with returning crew Robotic Workstation (RWS) Lab Setup KORREKTSIYA. Liquid and food (medicine) intake parameter logging Photo TV GoPro Setup FAGEN. MSK #6 sample fixing and deployment in SM, photography [???] niche and payload container stow under 49S central seat. Refer to comment 7 Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Water Recharge Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Conference Extravehicular Activity (EVA) iPad Contingency Procedures preparation FGB interior panel grids vacuuming (panels 201, 301, 401) Delta file prep CSA Generic Frozen Blood Collection Setup Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth Equipment Lock (E-LK) Preparation Evening Preparation Work LAB BelAir Wireless Access Point (WAP) Verification ISS HAM Radio Power Down On MCC Go ??? ?1 absorption cartridge cycling (end) Reminder 1 Fine Motor Skills KORREKTSIYA. Liquid and food (medicine) intake parameter logging Completed Task List Items Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Swap [Completed GMT 140] PAO EduTECH recorded downlink message [Completed GMT 140] Veggie 03 Pillow Watering and Photo [Completed GMT 140] Cygnus Saffire and Cargo Photo take [Completed GMT 141] EESA PAO items pregather for OA-7 disposal [Completed GMT 141] ESA Active Dosimeter Area Monitoring Mobile Unit Stow [Completed GMT 141] Battery Stowage Assembly (BSA) Operation Termination [Completed GMT 141] Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Airlock Unstow [Completed GMT 141] Battery Stowage Assembly (BSA) Operation Termination [Completed GMT 141] Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cuff Checklist Print [Completed GMT 141] Portable Onboard Computers (POC) Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) Software Review [Completed GMT 141] US EVA EXT MDM Procedure Review [Completed GMT 141] EVA IDA Cable Stow [Completed GMT 141] EMU Long Life Battery (LLB)/Metal Oxide (METOX) Installation [Completed GMT 141] Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Long Life Battery (LLB) Terminate [Completed GMT 141] Metal Oxide (METOX) Regeneration Initiation [Completed GMT 141] Rechargeable EVA Battery Assembly (REBA) Powered Hardware Checkout [Completed GMT 141] EVA RET Inspection [Completed GMT 141] Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue GN2 Check [Completed GMT 141] Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Configuring [Completed GMT 141] Google Street View Cupola Photo Operations [Completed GMT 141] HRF Ultrasound 2 Battery install [Completed GMT 141] HRF Ultrasound 2 Remove Swap [Completed GMT 141] JEM Stowage Consolidation Follow-up [Completed GMT 141] USB Jumpdrive Restow at MagVector Front Panel [Completed GMT 141] Optional Microscopy Session [Completed GMT 141] OA-7 Trash Gather [Completed GMT 141] Charging EVA Camera D4 Battery [Completed GMT 141] Photo/TV EVA Camera Configuration [Completed GMT 141] Veggie 03 Pillow Watering and Photo [Completed GMT 141] Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 5/19/2017
Fluid Shifts: A 50S crewmember performed their Flight Day (FD) 180 Fluid Shifts Chibis operations in the Russian Segment. They donned the Lower Body Negative Pressure (LBNP/Chibis) device while the operator, with ground support in Moscow, assisted in the medical monitoring.  While the subject was in the LBNP and experiencing the negative pressure (pulling the fluid feetward), the USOS crewmember took measurements for Cerebral and Cochlear Fluid Pressure (CCFP), a Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emission (DPOAE) test, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), and a Tonometry examination.  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. 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 crew completed three Behavioral Assessments: mental rotation, sensorimotor adaptation, and motor-cognitive dual tasking. The NeuroMapping investigation studies whether long-duration spaceflight causes 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 investigation performs structural and functional magnetic resonance brain imaging (MRI and fMRI) to assess changes that occur after spending months on the ISS.  Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA) 3 Operations: Following this week?s operations, the crew restowed hardware and installed the PMA retention net to keep the Androgynous Peripheral Assembly System (APAS) hatch operational envelope clear of stowage. The crew then closed the PMA 3 hatch. Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Operations: Following last week?s EVA #42, the crew performed suit maintenance including scrubbing and iodination of EMU and Airlock cooling water loops. A water sample was taken for subsequent conductivity testing which was also completed today. Control Moment Gyroscope (CMG) ? Ground controllers successfully completed the five year CMG gimbal maintenance on CMG3 and CMG4.   The gimbal maintenance is a 360-degree rotation of the inner gimbals to redistribute the lubricant amongst the gear teeth and to change the wear pattern of the CMG torquer gear train.  Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. FLUID SHIFTS. Comm configuration for the experiment FLUID SHIFTS. Gathering and Connecting Equipment for TV coverage ECLSS Recycle Tank Drain Fluid Shifts OCT Service Module Setup Alternate Max CEVIS Exercise Video Setup. Return equipment conference. FLUID SHIFTS. Connecting PDU, OCT Ethernet, and HRF in lieu of RSE-Med FROST2 Troubleshoot Fluid Shifts OCT Service Module Power On PMA3 Ingress Temperature Survey CONTROL. Switching Indicator-ISS P/L measuring modes Max CEVIS Exercise Video Stow Crew Earth Observation Shutter Close IMS Tagup Fluid Shifts CCFP Service Module Configuration NeuroMapping Experiment Neurocognitive Test Video – Subject Hardware prepack for return and disposal on Soyuz 733 Fluid Shifts DPOAE Service Module Setup FLUID SHIFTS. Don Chibis FLUID SHIFTS. Assistance during Operation with CHIBIS and GAMMA-1M. Fluid Shifts Tonometry Service Module Setup Fluid Shifts Experiment Service Module Data Collection RGN Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill FLUID SHIFTS. Doff Chibis Fluid Shifts CCFP DPOAE Service Module End Glisser inventory audit EMU Cooling Loop Maintenance Scrub Initiation Fluid Shifts Tonometry Service Module Stow Fluid Shifts OCT Service Module Power Off FLUID SHIFTS. Disconnecting PDU, OCT, and connecting RSE-Med FLUID SHIFTS. De-route US inverter from ???? and cable assembly Fluid Shifts OCT Service Module Stow Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) /Group Combustion Module (GCM) Component Deactivation Photo TV Soyuz Imagery Fluid Shifts CCFP HRF PC Service Module Stow RGN Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill FLUID SHIFTS. Deactivation of ???? Equipment and Closing Applications on Central Post SSC FGB (??) Vacuum Cleaning USOS Window Shutter Close Combustion Integrated Rack Alignment Guide Removal FLUID SHIFTS. Restoring nominal comm config Fluid Shifts Hardware Final Gather Fluid Shifts Hardware USOS Transfer LBNP Training (PRELIMINARY) Tagup with specialists LBNP (????) training (preliminary) Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Post Scrub Cooling Loop Water (H2O) Sample PMA3 Cargo Restow Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cooling Loop Maintenance Iodination Complete packing of SCU 1009 for return on 49S MERLIN 5 Desiccant Removal Installation of the right crank lock spring and replacement of bushings on VELO. ??? maintenance Long Duration Sorbent Testbed Status Check. RGN Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Conductivity Test Fluid Shifts HRF PC 3 Reconnect Fluid Shifts OCT Laptop US Lab Setup Crew Departure Prep Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Fill Part 3 Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config LAB Setup Tightening Soyuz 733 QD Screw Clamps Fluidics laptop installation PAO Preparation Verification of the content on the Fluidics Data Hard Drive and LTU Stow Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – Lab Node 2 Zenith Center Disk Cover Install MRM1-FGB Screw Clamp Tightening RGN Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill Node 2 Zenith Hatch Seal Inspection PMA 3 desiccant installation Node 2 Zenith Hatch Close Fluid Shifts Hardware Stow Meteor Shutter Open EVA Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cooling Loop Scrub Deconfiguration Stow Syringes used in H2O Conductivity Test Completed Task List Items COL PWS SW Load WHC KTO Replacement MD Print Removal and Stow Veg03 Plant Water/Photo WRS WW sample  Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. EMU maintenance support JEMRMS maneuver SSRMS walkoff to PDGF3, MT translate to WS6 Three-Day Look Ahead: Saturday, 05/20: Crew off duty, housekeeping Sunday, 05/21: Crew off duty Monday, 05/22: CubeSat quad deployer swap, Magnetic 3D Cultures culture prep, COL Bays 1,2,3 cleanup, CardioOx Ultrasound QUICK ISS Status ? Environmental Control Group:   Component Status Elektron On Vozdukh Manual [???] 1 ? SM Air Conditioner System (?SKV1?) Off          [???] 2 ? SM […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 5/18/2017
NanoRack Cubesat Deployer (NRCSD) #11 Deploy: The final six CubeSats for NRCSD #11 were deployed today from the ISS:  Aerosat, Link, CSUNSat, UpSat, SpaceCube and Hoopoe.  CSUNSAT was developed at California State University Northridge (CSUN) in partnership with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).  It is being used to validate in space a new low temperature energy storage system developed at JPL. The remaining cubesats being launched today are from the QB50 constellation of CubeSats from countries around the world. The constellation aims to study the upper reaches of the Earth?s atmosphere over a period of 1 to 2 years. The QB50 satellites conduct coordinated measurements on a poorly studied and previously inaccessible zone of the atmosphere referred to as the thermosphere. The project monitors different gaseous molecules and electrical properties of the thermosphere to better understand space weather and its long term trends.  Sprint Ultrasound 2 Operations: The crew configured Ultrasound 2, placed reference marks on the calf and thigh of right leg, donned Sprint (Integrated Resistance and Aerobic Training Study) thigh and calf guides, and performed thigh and calf scans with guidance from the Sprint ground team. Ultrasound scans are used to evaluate spaceflight-induced changes in the muscle volume. The Sprint investigation evaluates the use of high intensity, low volume exercise training to minimize loss of muscle, bone, and cardiovascular function in ISS crewmembers during long-duration missions.  Fluid Shifts:  A 49S crewmember performed their Flight Day 30 Fluid Shifts Chibis operations in the Russian Segment. They donned the Lower Body Negative Pressure (LBNP/Chibis) device while the operator, with ground support in Moscow, assisted in the medical monitoring.  While the subject was in the LBNP and experiencing the negative pressure (pulling the fluid feetward), the USOS crewmember will take measurements for Cerebral and Cochlear Fluid Pressure (CCFP), a Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emission (DPOAE) test, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), and a Tonometry examination.  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.  Biolab:  Today the crew replaced the Biolab Centrifuge rotor belt.  On August 4, 2016 the crew noticed that the centrifuge would not rotate due to the rotor belt not being properly aligned. The BioLab is a multiuser research facility located in the Columbus laboratory. It is used to perform space biology experiments on microorganisms, cells, tissue cultures, small plants, and small invertebrates. OsteoOmics:  The crew fixated BioCells in Biocell Habitat 4 today and inserted the sample into the Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI).  Crewmembers experience bone loss in orbit, stemming from the lack of gravity acting on their bones. OsteoOmics investigates the molecular mechanisms that dictate this bone loss by examining osteoblasts, which form bone, and osteoclasts, which dissolve bone.  Improved understanding of these mechanisms could lead to more effective countermeasures to prevent bone loss during space missions and in a wide range of disorders on Earth. This may lead to better preventative care or therapeutic treatments for people suffering bone loss as a result of bone diseases like osteopenia and osteoporosis, or for patients on prolonged bed rest. Service and Cooling Umbilical (SCU) Remove & Replace (R&R): In preparation for last week?s EVA, at the beginning of In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Prebreathe a water leak was discovered at the SCU for Fischer?s Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) suit. The leaking SCU was subsequently disconnected and a single functioning SCU was shared between the two EMU suits. Today the crew R&Rd the faulty SCU, removed air from the feed water line and filled transport water lines. The faulty SCU will return to the ground for investigation. Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. SPLANKH. Setup and Initiate EGEG Recording Equipment Audit in the SM recess under ????  (panel 214) Personal Data Prep for Return ECON-M. Observation and Photography SPLANKH. Photography of the Experiment Session Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Power On Max Cycle Ergometer w/Vibration Isolation & Stabilization (CEVIS) Portable PFS Power Up FLUID SHIFTS OsteoOmics MELFI Removal Sprint Ultrasound Operations – Subject Sprint Guide Donning Operator Compound Specific Analyzer-Combustion Products (CSA-CP) Checkout Part 2 NanoRacks Cubesat Video Setup Condition check of Fuel Supply Syringe of Group Combustion Module (GCM) SPLANKH. Termination EGEG Recording and Closeout Ops Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill Biolab Rotor Belt Troubleshooting Unstow Max Cycle Ergometer w/Vibration Isolation & Stabilization (CEVIS) Portable PFS Subject Fluid Shifts Tonometry Service Module Stow High Definition Video Camera Assembly 1 Activation in High Definition Mode Manufacturing Device Print Clean Biolab Centrifuge Recovery USOS Window Shutter Close OsteoOmics Media Relocate Service and Cooling Umbilical (SCU) Installation Service and Cooling Umbilical (SCU) Activation and Checkout Part 1 OsteoOmics Media Change Service and Cooling Umbilical (SCU) Activation and Checkout Part 2 Biolab Centrifuge Recovery Removal of insert-cable ?? ???-? No.1409001 from ???-? No.1406003 Pre-pack cargo items for return or disposal on Soyuz 733 Max Cycle Ergometer w/Vibration Isolation & Stabilization (CEVIS) Portable PFS Partial Stow Crew Departure Prep Replacement of ????-? (?308) (No.10326332) on ????-? (?308) (No.10322900) and removal of cable-insert. Test checkouts after replacement Clean up of Biolab Rotor Belt Troubleshooting activity High Definition Video Camera Assembly 1 Switch to SD Mode Inventory Management System (IMS) Conference Service and Cooling Umbilical (SCU) Activation and Checkout Part 3 LS1 (Linux Server 1) Ultrabay drive reseat INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops Completed Task List Items None Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. SCU R&R Support Three-Day Look Ahead: Friday, 05/19: H2 sensor ORU R&R, Fluid Shifts, Neuro-Mapping, 49S photo inspection Saturday, 05/20: Crew off duty, housekeeping Sunday, 05/21: Crew off duty QUICK ISS Status ? Environmental Control Group:   Component Status Elektron On Vozdukh Manual [???] 1 ? SM […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 5/17/2017
NanoRack Cubesat Deployer (NRCSD) #11 Deploy:  Five Cubesats were deployed today from the ISS:  Phoenix, Xcubesat, Qbee, Altair and SHARC.  ALTAIR is a technology demonstration / risk reduction mission for critical subsystems for the ALTAIR product line of spacecraft.  SHARC (Spacecraft for High Accuracy Radar Calibration) hosts a series of experimental payloads including a C-band transponder and GPS. The primary goal of SHARC is to contribute to the calibration of Department of Defense (DoD) tri-service C-band radar installations. The remaining three cubesats that are being launched today are from the QB50 constellation of CubeSats from countries around the world. The constellation aims to study the upper reaches of the Earth?s atmosphere over a period of 1 to 2 years. The QB50 satellites conduct coordinated measurements on a poorly studied and previously inaccessible zone of the atmosphere referred to as the thermosphere. The project monitors different gaseous molecules and electrical properties of the thermosphere to better understand space weather and its long term trends.  Fluid Shifts:  A 50S crew member performed their second of their two days of Flight Day 180 Fluid Shifts Chibis operations in the Russian Segment. They donned the Lower Body Negative Pressure (LBNP/Chibis) device while the operator, with ground support in Moscow, assisted in the medical monitoring.  Additionally, while the subject was in the LBNP and experiencing the negative pressure (pulling the fluid feetward), the Crew Medical Officer performed Ultrasound measurements. Fluid Shifts is a joint NASA-Russian experiment that investigates the causes of severe and lasting physical changes to astronauts? 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.  Veg-03: The crew harvested leaves from Chinese Cabbage growing in the Veggie facility for crew consumption. The plants will be left in place to continue growing. 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. OsteoOmics:  Crew fixated BioCells in Biocell Habitat 3 and insert the sample into the Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI). Crewmembers experience bone loss in orbit, stemming from the lack of gravity acting on their bones. OsteoOmics investigates the molecular mechanisms that dictate this bone loss by examining osteoblasts, which form bone, and osteoclasts, which dissolve bone. Improved understanding of these mechanisms could lead to more effective countermeasures to prevent bone loss during space missions and in a wide range of disorders on Earth. This may lead to better preventative care or therapeutic treatments for people suffering bone loss as a result of bone diseases like osteopenia and osteoporosis, or for patients on prolonged bed rest.  Genes in Space 2: The crew completeed a session of the Genes in Space 2 experiment. They retrieved a sample from a General Laboratory Active Cryogenic ISS Experiment Refrigerator (GLACIER) and inserted it in the miniature Polymerase Chain Reaction (miniPCR) system for processing.  Later they removed the sample and put it into a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI). The Genes in Space 2 investigation is based on the winning student proposal from the second Genes in Space competition.  It tests whether the polymerase chain reaction can be used to study deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) alterations on board the ISS.  Spaceflight causes many changes to the human body, including alterations in DNA and a weakened immune system. Understanding whether these two processes are linked is important for safeguarding crew health, but DNA technology that can track these changes is relatively untested in space. Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA) 3 Ingress:  Following the successful completion of gross and fine leak checks, the crew opened the Node 2 overhead to PMA 3 hatch in preparation for ingress. They then removed the Common Berthing Mechanism Center (CBM) Disc Cover, Controller Panel Assemblies (CPA) and the Centerline Berthing Camera System (CBCS) which were used during the PMA 3 relocation from Node 3 Port to Node 2 Zenith in March. They also installed an Active CBM to Passive CBM ground strap. ISS Reboost: Later this afternoon the ISS is scheduled to perform a reboost using the Service Module main engines. The purpose of the reboost is to set up planned conditions for 49S landing on June 2 and 67P launch on June 14. Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Equipment Audit in the SM recess under ????  (panel 214) Personal Data Prep for Return ECON-M. Observation and Photography Reminder Crew Autonomous Scheduling Test REMINDER – ESA ACTIVE DOSIMETER MOBILE UNIT SWAP OsteoOmics MERLIN Removal PAO Hardware Setup. Video/Audio Test with the Glavny PMA 3 fine leak check term and equipment teardown FLUID SHIFTS NanoRacks Cubesat Video Setup Pressurized Mating Adapter 3 (PMA 3) Node 2 Ovhd Hatch Open Health Maintenance System (HMS) Spaceflight Cognitive Assessment Tool for Windows (WinSCAT) Test VEG-03 Consumption Harvest #2 Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth Genes in Space MWA Preparation Combustion Integrated Rack FOMA Calibration Valve Close Recharging Soyuz 735 Samsung PC Battery (if charge level is below 80%) Genes in Space MELFI Sample Retrieve Genes in Space Sample Operations Collecting surface samples from FGB equipment and structures Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis Verification of ??-1 Flow Sensor Position Genes in Space Sample […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 5/16/2017
NanoRack Cubesat Deployer (NRCSD) #11 Deploy:  Six cubesats were deployed today from the ISS: SGSat, CXBN-2 and IceCube, SOMP2, HAVELSAT, and COLUMBIA. SGSat demonstrates the attitude determination and control system reliant on utilization of pictures of star fields to orient the satellite and validate new software used to predict the satellite?s path as it experiences atmospheric drag.  CXBN-2 (Cosmic X-Ray Background Nanosatellite) uses an advanced materials detector system, a novel instrument configuration and a detector array twice the size of the used by the previous CXBN system. Data collected by the instrument minimizes critical uncertainties in subtle signals left over from the Big Bang and may clarify other sources of interstellar radiation as well.  IceCube will perform first-of-a-kind measurements of the ice particles embedded within clouds. These measurements advance monitoring technology and also fill in critical gaps in understanding how cloud ice affects the weather and how cloud formations process atmospheric radiation.  The remaining three cubesats are from the QB50 constellation of CubeSats from countries around the world. The constellation aims to study the upper reaches of the Earth?s atmosphere over a period of 1 to 2 years. The QB50 satellites conduct coordinated measurements on a poorly studied and previously inaccessible zone of the atmosphere referred to as the thermosphere. The project monitors different gaseous molecules and electrical properties of the thermosphere to better understand space weather and its long term trends.  Fluid Shifts: A 49S crewmember acted as onboard operator for subject Russian crewmember for Fluid Shifts operations. With remote guidance from the Fluid Shifts ground team, the USOS crewmember took measurements for Cerebral and Cochlear Fluid Pressure (CCFP), a Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emission (DPOAE) test, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), and a Tonometry examination.  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. Genes in Space 3: The crew completed a session of the Genes in Space 3 experiment. They retrieved a sample from a General Laboratory Active Cryogenic ISS Experiment Refrigerator (GLACIER) and inserted it into the miniature Polymerase Chain Reaction (miniPCR) system for processing. Later they removed the sample and put it into a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI). Genes in Space-3 seeks to establish a robust, user-friendly deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sample preparation process to enable biological monitoring aboard the ISS. The project joins two previously spaceflight tested molecular biology tools, miniPCR and the MinION, along with some additional enzymes to demonstrate DNA amplification, sample preparation for DNA sequencing, and sequencing of actual samples from the ISS. The Genes in Space-3 experiments demonstrate ways in which portable, real-time DNA sequencing can be used to assay microbial ecology, diagnose infectious diseases and monitor crew health aboard the ISS.  OsteoOmics: The crew fixated BioCells in Biocell Habitat 2 and inserted the sample into the Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI). Crewmembers experience bone loss in orbit, stemming from the lack of gravity acting on their bones. OsteoOmics investigates the molecular mechanisms that dictate this bone loss by examining osteoblasts, which form bone, and osteoclasts, which dissolve bone.  Improved understanding of these mechanisms could lead to more effective countermeasures to prevent bone loss during space missions and in a wide range of disorders on Earth. This may lead to better preventative care or therapeutic treatments for people suffering bone loss as a result of bone diseases like osteopenia and osteoporosis, or for patients on prolonged bed rest.  Combustion Integration Rack (CIR) Fuel Oxidizer Management Assembly (FOMA) Remove and Replace:  The crew completed a routine changeout of the CIR FOMA. This activity supports the ongoing Cool Flames investigation.  Cool Flames provides new insight into the phenomenon where some types of fuels initially burn very hot, then appear to go out but continue burning at a much lower temperature with no visible flames (cool flames). Understanding cool flame combustion helps scientists develop new engines and fuels that are more efficient and less harmful to the environment. Node 2 Common Cabin Air Assembly (CCAA) Remove and Replace:  Last week the crew reported noise and vibration near the Node 2 Crew Quarters. Ground teams susequently determined that the most probable source was the Node 2 CCAA inlet fan. Today the crew succesfully R&Rd the CCAA fan and resolved the issue.    Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Personal Data Prep for Return Data Transmission Radio Link (RSPI). Clearing files from Onboard Memory Storage (???). URAGAN. Observation and photography ECON-M. Observation and Photography Virus Definition File Update on Auxiliary Computer System (???) Laptops FLUID SHIFTS Genes in Space NanoRacks Cubesat Video Setup Recharging Soyuz 733 Samsung PC Battery (if charge level is below 80%) Multipurpose Small Payload Rack 2(MSPR2) Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Retrieve Replacement of Filters in FGB Dust Collectors 1, 2 Environmental Health System (EHS) – Rad Detector Relocate Electrostatic Levitation Furnace(ELF) Ground Cable Removal Multipurpose Small Payload Rack 2(MSPR2) Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Install NanoRacks Cubesat Video Setup Clean FGB ??1 Fan Guard Screen Fluid Shifts OCT Service Module Stow Alternate Electric Heater R&R in Vozdukh Oxygen Generation System (OGS) Water Sample OsteoOmics Fixation Operations Combustion Integrated Rack Hardware Review RS lighting system audit (SM, MRM1, MRM2, DC1) Water Recovery System Waste Water Tank Drain Initiation Terminate Soyuz 733 Samsung PC Battery Charge (as necessary) JEM Network Storage SSD Install IMS Update OsteoOmics MELFI Insertion 1 Photo/TV 3B SAW Photography Camera Setup Genes in Space Biomolecule Sequencer Stop Water Recovery System Waste Water Tank Drain Termination PhotoTV 3B SAW Photography Survey ECCO MELFI Insertion Manufacturing Device Locker Move Combustion Integrated Rack Doors Open Cleaning ??1, ??2 dust filters (without replacement) and ?1, B2 Fan Grilles in MRM2 Combustion Integrated Rack Optics Bench Translation Out […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 5/15/2017
SkinSuit:  Over the weekend a crewmember performed two days of Skinsuit activities. With assistance from an operator, measurements of the subject were taken after donning the suit in the morning and before doffing it in the afternoon. The Skinsuit is a tailor-made overall with a bi-directional weave specially designed to counteract the lack of gravity by squeezing the body from the shoulders to the feet, with a force similar to that felt on Earth. The subjects perform an evaluation of the efficacy of the Skinsuit in reducing or preventing lower back pain and preventing spine elongation.  They measure the gravitational load provided by Skinsuit and evaluate operational considerations, in particular hygiene, microbiology, comfort, thermoregulation, donning and doffing, impingement and range of motion.  Results from this investigation will be used to prepare for long duration missions.  Human Research Program (HRP): A 50S crewmember collected Flight Day (FD) 30 blood and urine samples over the weekend and today for Biochem Profile and Repository investigations. The Biochem Profile experiment tests blood and urine samples obtained from astronauts before, during and after spaceflight.  Specific proteins and chemicals in the samples are used as biomarkers, or indicators of health. Post-flight analysis yields a database of samples and test results which scientists can use to study the effects of spaceflight on the body. Repository is a storage bank that is used to maintain biological specimens over extended periods of time under controlled conditions. This archive of biosamples will be used as a resource for future spaceflight related research.  NanoRack Cubesat Deployer (NRCSD) #11: The crew installed two Quad deployers on the attachment mechanism of the JEM (Japanese Experiment Module) Airlock (JEMAL) Slide Table. The table was then retracted and JEMAL depressurized and vented in preparation for planned Cubesat deployment over the next two days. NanoRacks Module-55:  The crew swapped a sample inside the NanoRacks Module 55 which is mounted on the front of NanoRacks Platform-1 in the JEM. This investigation is part of research into why bacteria are more virulent and grow more rapidly in space.  NanoRacks Module 55, also known as NanoRacks – National Design Challenge – Centaurus High School – The Effects of Simulated Gravity on Bacterial Lag Phase in a Microgravity Environment (NanoRacks-NDC-CHS-Bacterial Lag Phase), studies the bacterial lag phase, a delay period before the start of exponential growth, which is much shorter in microgravity than it is on Earth. The experiment uses a centrifuge to simulate gravity, comparing microgravity and simulated-gravity Escherichia coli (E. coli) cultures to determine whether microgravity itself causes changes in bacterial growth.   Genes in Space 3: The crew completed a session of the Genes in Space 3 experiment today.They retrieved a sample from a General Laboratory Active Cryogenic ISS Experiment Refrigerator (GLACIER) and inserted it into the miniature Polymerase Chain Reaction (miniPCR) system for processing.  Later they removed the sample and put it into a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI).  Genes in Space-3 seeks to establish a robust, user-friendly deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sample preparation process to enable biological monitoring aboard the ISS. The project joins two previously spaceflight tested molecular biology tools, miniPCR and the MinION, along with some additional enzymes to demonstrate DNA amplification, sample preparation for DNA sequencing, and sequencing of actual samples from the ISS. The Genes in Space-3 experiments demonstrate ways in which portable, real-time DNA sequencing can be used to assay microbial ecology, diagnose infectious diseases and monitor crew health aboard the ISS.  OsteoOmics: The crew fixated BioCells in Biocell Habitat 1 and inserted the sample into the Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI).  Crewmembers experience bone loss in orbit stemming from the lack of gravity acting on their bones. OsteoOmics investigates the molecular mechanisms that dictate this bone loss by examining osteoblasts, which form bone, and osteoclasts, which dissolve bone.  Improved understanding of these mechanisms could lead to more effective countermeasures to prevent bone loss during space missions and in a wide range of disorders on Earth. This may lead to better preventative care or therapeutic treatments for people suffering bone loss as a result of bone diseases like osteopenia and osteoporosis, or for patients on prolonged bed rest. Fluid Shifts: A 49S crew member performed the first of two days of their Flight Day 180 Fluid Shifts operations in the Russian Segment. The subject donned the Lower Body Negative Pressure (LBNP/Chibis) device while the operator, with ground support in Moscow, assisted in the medical monitoring.  Additionally, while the subject was in the LBNP and experiencing the negative pressure (pulling the fluid feetward), the Crew Medical Officer performed Cerebral and Cochlear Fluid Pressure (CCFP) and Ultrasound measurements. Fluid Shifts is a joint NASA-Russian experiment that investigates the causes of severe and lasting physical changes to astronauts? 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. Post Extravehicular Activity: Following Friday?s EVA #42, on Saturday the crew completed post-EVA activities including EMU water maintenance dump and fill, camera disassembly, Airlock deconfiguration and a debrief with ground teams.  Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA) 3 Leak Checks: The crew will pressurize and verify integrity of PMA3 by performing gross and fine leak checks. PMA3 was relocated from Node 3 Port to Node 2 Zenith in March to configure Node 2 Zenith as a future visiting vehicle docking port.  Node 2 Common Cabin Air Assembly (CCAA) Vibration Noise: On Thursday, May 11th, 2017, the crew reported a vibration noise in the Crew Quarters (CQ) that appeared to be coming from the Node 2 CCAA. Initial data and telemetry review does not indicate any obvious anomalous signatures. The crew positioned foam between the CQ and the CCAA but it was still noticeable and the vibrations could be felt through the floor in the CQ. Teams are reviewing the data will discuss the […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 5/12/2017
EXPRESS Pallet Controller Assembly (ExPCA) Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #42: EV1 Peggy Whitson and EV2 Jack Fischer performed the ExPCA EVA today. At the start of In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Prebreathe, a water leak was discovered at the Service Cooling Umbilical (SCU) for Fischer?s suit.  The leaking SCU was subsequently disconnected and the functioning SCU was shared between the two EMU suits which impacted EMU battery capability, resulting in the EVA being shortened to 4 hours 12 minutes. During that time, the following tasks were completed:  Planned Tasks ExPCA R&R Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA) 3 forward shield install Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) 1553 terminator install Secure Multilayer Insulation (MLI) on Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) Get-ahead Task COL Articulating Portable Foot Restraint (APFR) relocation to PMA3 Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) in support of today?s EXpedite the PRocessing of Experiments to Space Station (ExPRESS) Carrier Avionics (ExPCA) EVA. IVA Crew Pesquet maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) into position, then EV2 Fisher installed the Articulating Portable Foot Restraint (APFR) on the SSRMS Latching End Effector (LEE) and ingressed it. Pesquet then maneuvered the SSRMS for EV2 to remove and replace the failed ExPCA on the Express Logistics Carrier #4 (ELC-4) with the spare ExPCA. When the failed ExPCA was stowed, Pesquet maneuvered the SSRMS to position EV2 for APFR egress, then Pesquet backed the SSRMS to a park position.  Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. ECON-M. Observation and Photography Calf Measurement LAB BelAir Wireless Access Points (WAPs) Power down and Disconnect External Wireless EVA Inhibit ISS HAM Radio Power Down EVA COTS UHF Communication Unit (CUCU)  Verify off USOS Window Shutter Close Extravehicular Activity (EVA) In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Preparation USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Communication Configuration ???? routine ops (LF link and VHF receiver health check). Headset Audit Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Purge Study of veins in lower extremities Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Prebreathe LCG stowage into the crew bag Orlan MK No. 5 ?? unit deinstallation On MCC Go Transfer of brine and urine from ???-? to Progress 435 (DC1) Rodnik H2O Tank 2 Orlan-MK No.5 ???? Pressure Gauge Deinstallation Removal of water tank from Orlan-MK No.5 Crewlock Depress Stowage of pressurized gloves ??-10?? into the crew bag Crewlock Post Depress Swapping electrical umbilical connector cover from Orlan-MK No.5 to Orlan-MK No.6 Crewlock Egress SSRMS ExPCA R&R EVA Support Post-EVA Orlan-MK No.5 Equipment Stowage ExPRESS Carrier Avionics (ExPCA) Setup CALCIUM. Experiment Session 6 ExPRESS Carrier Avionics (ExPCA) R&R Orlan No.5 Stowage in Progress 435 (DC1) AMS Terminator Install and Photo CP3 High Definition (HD) Camera Install [Not performed due to shortened EVA] CASKAD. Bioreactor Transfer ???-? No. 04 at +4°? deg C. Deactivation of ???-? thermostat No.02 ExPRESS Carrier Avionics (ExPCA) Cleanup LAB Nadir EWC Antenna Install [Not performed due to shortened EVA] PMA3 Forward Shield Install Inventory of the Hardware Connected to the Outlets in RS PMA3 Forward Shield Install JEMRMS Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI) Repair LAB Nadir EWC Antenna Install [Not performed due to shortened EVA] Crewlock Ingress EVA Glove Photo Setup Crewlock Repress Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) Post-EVA Activities Post Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Communication Deconfiguration EVA Glove Photo Downlink Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Camera Thermal Blanket Stow Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Camera Image Downlink Photo/TV Extravehicular Activity (EVA) GoPro Downlink External Wireless Instrumentation System (EWIS) Network Control Unit (NCU) Enable LAB BelAir Wireless Access Point (WAP) Connect Power Cable and Power ON  Completed Task List Items None  Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. EVA Support Three-Day Look Ahead: Friday, 05/12: ExPCA EVA #42 Saturday, 05/13: Water dispensing for Electrowetting Drawer, Skinsuit height measurement, EVA camera disassembly/Airlock deconfig/debrief Sunday, 05/14: Crew off duty, Fluid Shifts hardware gather, Ultrasound setup in Russian Segment Monday, 05/15: Genes In Space, Fluid Shifts/Chibis, NRCSD #11 CubeSat deploy, OsteoOmics biocell fixation 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 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