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ISS Daily Summary Report ? 7/18/2017
Capillary Structures:  The crew set up hardware for the Capillary Structures investigation, then performed a stability assessment and transferred the hardware to the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM).  Life-support systems on the ISS require special equipment to separate liquids and gases including rotating or moving devices that could cause contamination if they break or fail.  This investigation studies a new method using structures of specific shapes to manage fluid and gas mixtures.  It also studies water recycling and carbon dioxide removal, benefitting future efforts to design lightweight, more reliable life support systems for future space missions. Crew Autonomous Scheduling Test (CAST): The crew completed the final of five CAST sessions today.  They scheduled their work day for this coming Thursday using an iPad, Playbook and a list of scheduling priorities. On Thursday they will execute their scheduled plan utilizing Playbook. They also completed a survey of this session.  Space missions beyond low-Earth orbit require new approaches to daily operations between ground and crew to account for significant communication delays. One approach is increased autonomy for crews, or Autonomous Mission Operations. The CAST investigation analyzes whether crews can develop plans in a reasonable period of time with appropriate input, whether proximity of planners to the planned operations increases efficiency, and if crew members are more satisfied when given a role in plan development. Rodent Research-5 (RR-5) Systemic Therapy of NELL-1 for Osteoporosis:  The crew performed injections of the RR-5 mice in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG). Because spaceflight has significant and rapid effects on the musculoskeletal system it is important to investigate targeted therapies that could ameliorate some of the detrimental effects of spaceflight. The NELL-1 drug being studied in the RR-5 investigation has the potential to slow or reverse bone loss during spaceflight.The Bone Densitometer device measures the density of minerals in bone. Quantitative measures of bone loss in mice during orbital space flight provide data for the development of countermeasures for human crewmembers, as well as for bone-loss syndromes on Earth.   JEM Smoke Detector Cleaning:  The crew cleaned JEM Cabin Smoke Detector B using a Connector Cleaner Tool Kit and N2 Cartridge to supply bursts of N2 to remove particles. This routine maintenance is performed in order to keep the Smoke Detectors working properly and preventing inadvertent alarm trips.    Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. JEM Airlock Depressurization XF305 Camcorder Setup Electrostatic Levitation Furnace(ELF) Gas Bottle Unit Air (GBU) Retrieval Electrostatic Levitation Furnace(ELF) Gas Bottle Unit Air (GBU) Installation Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) Two-Phase Flow Experiment Equipment Deactivation Electrostatic Levitation Furnace(ELF) Nitrogen gas QD connection JPM Cabin Smoke Detector B Cleaning TV Session with the participants of Pan-Russian Youth Science School (Ku + S-band) Locating EVA hardware and tools. Conference with EVA specialists Crew Autonomous Scheduling Test – Self Scheduling Session #5 CAST Historical Photo Crew Autonomous Scheduling Test – Questionnaire Charging GoPro HERO3 Camcorder Battery (6) from Soyuz 735, start JEM Airlock Vent JEM Airlock Vent Confirmation Battery Stowage Assembly (BSA) Operation Initiation On MCC Go ISS Repress with N2 from Progress 435 (DC1) ???? Section 2 (start) Emergency RS ISS VHF-1 Comm Checkout from USOS Rodent Research Node 2 Camcorder Video Setup Rodent Research 5 Injection 4A Rodent Research MELFI Retrieve 4 Rodent Research MELFI Retrieve 8 On MCC Go ISS N2 repress from Progress 435 (DC1) ???? Section 2 (terminate) Rodent Research MELFI Retrieve 5 Rodent Research 5 Injection 4A Soyuz 735 IRIDIUM Phone Recharging, Start Recharge (???1???_2_224_1, CTB 1017 (002857J), Soft Container (00044322R)) Soyuz 735 IRIDIUM Phone Charging – Battery Status Check Soyuz 735 IRIDIUM Phone Charge, Terminate Charge, Teardown of the Setup (equipment ? stowage location) Charging GoPro HERO3 Camcorder Battery (6) from Soyuz 735, end Final Progress 435 (DC1) Stowage Ops with IMS Support.  Stowage complete call down Countermeasures System (CMS) VELO Exercise session Health Maintenance System (HMS) Fundoscope Setup Health Maintenance System (HMS) Fundoscope Prep Health Maintenance System (HMS) CMO – Fundoscope Health Maintenance System (HMS) Eye Exam – Fundoscope Health Maintenance System (HMS) Fundoscope Tear Down and Stow Completed Task List Items None Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. JEMAL Depress Support Three-Day Look Ahead: Wednesday, 07/19: Eye Imaging and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Antibody Conjugates Operations Thursday, 07/20: 66P undock, Antibody Conjugates Operations, JEM Airlock Operations, Russian EVA Tool Gathering Friday, 07/21: Node 2 Bacteria Filter R&R, CIR Rack Ops, Handheld External Platform Ops QUICK ISS Status ? Environmental Control Group:   Component Status Elektron Off Vozdukh Manual [???] 1 ? SM Air Conditioner System (?SKV1?) On           [???] 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 Idle Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Operate Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Standby 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 ? 7/17/2017
Body Measures: On Saturday, a crewmember completed the Body Measures Flight Day 244 session with assistance from a trained operator. 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.  Magnetic 3 Dimensional (Mag 3D) Cell Culturing:  With assistance from the Payload Developer, on Saturday the crew used a microscope and will use it again today to view Magnetic 3D Biocells.  Today they fixated the BioCells and inserted them into a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI).  Cell cultures in space spontaneously grow in three dimensions, which results in characteristics more representative of how cells grow and function in living organisms. But in microgravity, routine manipulation of cell cultures is challenging. This investigation uses magnetized cells and tools to make it easier to handle cells and cultures, and to improve the reproducibility of experiments. This approach also makes it possible to generate two-dimensional cultures as controls, and to determine whether biological events in these monolayer cultures result from gravity or substrate attachment.  Human Research Program (HRP): A crewmember collected Flight Day 240 blood and urine samples over the weekend and today for Biochem Profile, Repository and Cardio Ox investigations.  An ultrasound was also performed today for Cardio Ox. 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 bio samples will be used as a resource for future spaceflight related research. By collecting Cardio Ox ultrasound and ECG data, along with blood and urine samples, scientists are trying to determine whether biological markers of oxidative and inflammatory stress are elevated during and after space flight and whether this results in an increased, long-term risk of atherosclerosis in astronauts. ISS Safety Video Survey:  The crew recorded video of the interior volume of the ISS to allow ground teams to assess the current vehicle configuration and identify any safety concern. This survey is performed approximately every 6 months to identify ventilation blockage, flammability hazards, verify emergency egress paths, and confirm access to fire ports and safety equipment.  Cycle Ergometer with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (CEVIS) Clicking Noise: Over the weekend the crew reported a clicking noise coming from the CEVIS.  In 2011, crew reported a similar clicking noise from CEVIS that was determined to be a spring on a rod within the Inertial Vibration Isolation System (IVIS) boxes that makes a clicking noise as it engages with the throw mass (used to stabilize CEVIS during exercise).  Further on-orbit troubleshooting indicated that CEVIS is providing expected workload and the clicking noise is intermittent and very likely the same issue that was seen in 2011. CEVIS is GO for exercise and the crew will monitor for any changes in operations.  There are no spare IVIS boxes on orbit, however there is a spare ready to be launched if needed. Minus Eighty Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) Electronics Unit (EU) Failure: Today the Brayton Motor of MELFI-1 in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) was powered down as part of a planned activity to power MELFI-1 from its auxiliary power feed for better power balance during the upcoming high beta angle period. When attempts were made to bring the Brayton Motor back up, the commands failed. A retry was attempted along with a power cycle of the rack with no success. The EU was determined to be failed so the crew performed an R&R with no impacts to the science samples in MELFI. Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Gas Bottle Unit (GBU) Valve Close Pressurization of Elektron-VM Liquid Unit before Activation ECLSS Recycle Tank Leak Check HRF Generic Refrigerated Centrifuge Spin Conclude HRF Generic Sample MELFI Insertion ??025? ?56 replacement in ??2? by ???-?? unit in FGB ARED Maintenance from last inspection HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection Conclude Stow Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Power On Cardio Ox Ultrasound Preparation Cardio Ox Ultrasound Scan – Subject Cardio Ox Historical Documentation Photography Cardio Ox Ultrasound Scan – Operator Cardio Ox CDL Holter Arterial BP Measurement – Subject Cardio Ox CDL Holter Arterial BP Hardware Doff – Subject Transfer of brine from USOS and urine from ???-? to 66P (DC1) Rodnik Water Tank 2 HRF Generic Urine Collection Stow TOCA Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis USOS Window Shutter Close Magnetic 3D Cultures MELFI Sample Retrieve Check that Window Shutters 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 are closed Magnetic 3D Cultures Microscope Operations Temperature and Humidity Control (THC) Common Cabin Air Assembly (CCAA) Swap N2 Refill of 66P (DC1) ???? Section 2 External Wireless Communication (EWC) Nadir Antenna Connection Magnetic 3D Cultures Biocells Fixation MPEG-2 TV Downlink Test via KU-band prior to Soyuz 736 Docking FAGEN. Fixation of samples from [MCK] No.4 and setup in SM. Photography. ???-? Thermostat No.4 deactivation Waste & Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Water Container (???) Remove and Replace Magnetic 3D Cultures MELFI Sample Insertion Photo/TV Additional Camcorder Setup Telescience Resource Kit Laptop Setup Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record Video Survey of the ISS Health Maintenance System (HMS) Vision Test Health Maintenance System (HMS) Vision Questionnaire On MCC GO ELEKTRON purge after deactivation MELFI Ice Brick Insert Completed Task List Items 51S Crew Arrival Prep [Completed GMT 196] ARED Follow-Up Maintenance from last inspection  [Completed GMT 197] Photographs of these FGB locations   [Completed GMT 197] Housekeeping Procedure Print   [Completed […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 7/14/2017
Japanese Experiment Module Airlock (JEMAL) Operations:  Today the crew brought the JEMAL Slide Table into the JEM from the Airlock and replaced the Japanese Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD) on the Slide Table with the Handhold Experiment Platform (HXP) Adapter.  The HXP Adapter will support the Exposed Experiment Handhold Attachment Mechanism 1 (ExHAM 1) operations planned for next week.  Fluid Shifts:  The crew will perform baseline imaging activities this week for the Fluid Shifts investigation.  With one of them performing as an operator, ultrasound imaging will be taken of blood vessels at various body locations. Additional data will be obtained from tests for Cerebral and Cochlear Fluid Pressure (CCFP), Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emission (DPOAE), and a Tonometry examination will be performed. 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 part of the investigation to support a possible intervention. Results from this study may help in development of preventative measures against eye damage and lasting changes in vision.  Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Combustion Integrated Rack Alignment Guide Removal Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) Two-Phase Flow Experiment Equipment Deactivation XF305 Camcorder Setup JEM Camera Robot Setup MDLT Relocation Biolab Reference Experiment Container Installation XF305 Camcorder Setup Nikon D5 02Camera Test JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Extension to JPM Side JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (SSOD) onto Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform Removal COSMOCARD. Preparing for and Starting 24-hr ECG Recording Dose Tracker iPad Configuration Dose Tracker Data Entry Subject Patch cable removal from position ?305, Deinstallation of ???? fan, installation of ????-2 on position ?305 Station Support Computer (SSC) Server-1 Vent Cleaning Fluid Shifts OCT Baseline Setup Fluid Shifts Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Power On Handhold Exp Platform Adapter installation Fluid Shifts CDL Holter Arterial BP Hardware Don – Subject Fluid Shifts Ultrasound Baseline Scan – Subject JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Retraction from JPM Side Fluid Shifts Ultrasound Baseline Scan – Operator Deinstallation of 800? unit from position ?105. Tagup with specialists Installation of 800? unit on position ?105. Tagup with specialists On MCC Go ISS O1 Repress from Progress 435 (DC1) ???? Section 1, initiate Fluid Shifts CCFP Baseline Test – Subject On MCC Go ISS O2 Repress from Progress 435 (DC1) ???? Section 1, terminate CALCIUM. Experiment Session 9 Fluid Shifts OCT Baseline Exam Fluid Shifts DPOAE Baseline Test – Subject JEM Camera Robot Stow Fluid Shifts OCT Baseline Stow Food Acceptability Questionnaire – Subject Fluid Shifts Tonometry Baseline Setup Fluid Shifts Tonometry Baseline Exam Fluid Shifts CDL Holter Arterial BP Hardware Doff Alternate – Subject Fluid Shifts Tonometry Baseline Stow Completed Task List Items Acoustic Dosimeter Transfer & Stow Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Support of JEMAL Operations Three-Day Look Ahead: Saturday, 07/15: Housecleaning, Crew Off-Day. Sunday, 07/16: Crew Off-Day. Monday, 07/17: Magnetic 3D Cultures, ISS Safety Video Survey, ARED Cable Replacement QUICK ISS Status ? Environmental Control Group:   Component Status Elektron Off Vozdukh Manual [???] 1 ? SM Air Conditioner System (?SKV1?) On           [???] 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 Idle Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Operate Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Standby 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 ? 7/13/2017
Window Observational Research Facility (WORF): The crew installed the WORF Improved Payload Ethernet Hub Gateway (iPEHG) and WORF Shutter Actuator System (SAS) in the WORF Rack. This hardware will allow ground commanded control of the US Lab Window Shutter in support of payload operations and the new iPEHG design corrects performance limitations experienced by the older PEHG. The WORF provides a facility for Earth science remote sensing instruments. It uses the US Laboratory science window that has the highest quality optics ever flown on a human-occupied spacecraft.  Space Automated Bioproduct Lab (SABL):  The crew installed a controller for the SABL CO2 Incubator. The SABL supports a wide variety of experiments in the life, physical and material sciences with a focus on supporting research of biological systems and processes. It has a temperature controlled volume with LED lighting for scientific hardware and experiments. It can be fitted to provide 5% CO2 for cell cultures. NeuroMapping: A USOS crewmember set up the Neuromapping hardware and performed tests in ?strapped in? and ?free floating? body configurations. During the test, the crewmember executed three Behavioral Assessments: mental rotation, sensorimotor adaptation, and motor-cognitive dual tasking. The NeuroMapping investigation studies whether long-duration spaceflight causes 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. High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filter Inspections: The crew audited the HEPA filters on June 16 and found that 8 of the 10 filters did not have required packaging. Engineering requested that the crew inspect the filters for seal debonding, seal deformation, and/or cuts/gouges that extend through the depth of the sealing surface and to verify that the cap is properly affixed to the housing. These filters were inspected by the crew today and Foreign Object Debris (FOD) was identified on the seals of some of the filters. Cleaning of the affected filters will be scheduled followed by wrapping of the filters in approved packaging for storage.  Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Reminder 1 Fluid Shifts Baseline Imaging Measures Combustion Integrated Rack Alignment Guide Install Long Duration Sorbent Testbed Status Check. Countermeasures System (CMS) Heart Rate Monitor (HRM) iPad Downlink Meteor Partial Removal JEMRMS Backup Drive System (BDS) Reconfiguration WORF PEHG Shutter Actuator System Installation Removal of 2 Navigation Modules from Progress 436 [AO] ROBoT Software Startup Environmental Health System (EHS) Acoustic Dosimeters – Data Transfer and Stow JEMRMS Backup Controller (BUC) Power On for BDS C/O Download Pille Dosimeter Readings Progress 435 (DC1) Stowage and IMS Ops JEMRMS Backup Drive System (BDS) Checkout 2 Fluid Shifts CCFP Baseline Setup JEMRMS Back Up Controller (BUC) Power Off for BDS C/O JEMRMS Backup Drive System (BDS) Checkout cleanup Replacement of 800? unit from position ?105, ????-2 installation, Preparation (locating devices, documentation review) WORF Shutter Actuator System Installation Assist Fluid Shifts Hardware Battery Installation Measuring CO partial pressure at Central Post using CSA-CP analyzer Midday Meal WORF PEHG Shutter Actuator System Installation EXPRESS Rack 4 Locker Removal TangoLab Hardware Move Space Automated Bioproduct Lab, CO2 Incubator Installation Cleaning FGB Gas-Liquid Heat Exchanger (???) Detachable Screens 1, 2, 3 In-flight Maintenance (IFM) Bacteria Filter Inspection Meteor Partial Installation Water Recovery System Waste Water Tank Drain Init Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) Video compression and Recording Unit (VRU) Activation Water Recovery System Waste Water Tank Drain Termination WORF Window Shutter Actuator System Calibration Completed Task List Items NeuroMapping Experiment Neurocognitive Test  Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. WORF PEHG Shutter Actuator System Installation Support Three-Day Look Ahead: Friday, 07/14: Fluid Shifts, JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deplorer (SSOD) Removal, Optical Coherence Tomography Saturday, 07/15: Housecleaning, Crew Off-Day. Sunday, 07/16: Crew Off-Day. QUICK ISS Status ? Environmental Control Group:   Component Status Elektron Off Vozdukh Manual [???] 1 ? SM Air Conditioner System (?SKV1?) On           [???] 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 Idle Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Operate Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Standby 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 ? 7/12/2017
Sprint Volume of Oxygen Utilized (VO2) Maximum:  The crew set up and performed a Sprint VO2 Max exercise protocol. The subject completed their Flight Day 75 session with assistance from the other USOS crewmember.  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.  Light Microscopy Module (LMM) Biophysics 3:  The crew retrieved the Biophysics 3 Plate 1 from a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) and allowed it to thaw before placing it onto the Petri Base and installing the base into the LMM.  The LMM was then placed into the Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR) for a Biophysics science run.  Using the three-dimensional structure of proteins, scientists can determine how they function and how they are involved in disease. Some proteins benefit from being crystallized in microgravity, where they can grow larger and with fewer imperfections. Access to crystals grown on the ISS supports research for a wide range of diseases, as well as microgravity-related problems such as radiation damage, bone loss and muscle atrophy. This investigation identifies which proteins would benefit from crystallization in space. Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF):  The crew exchanged sample holders in the ELF and removed a sample that was lost in the ELF chamber. The ELF is an experimental facility designed to levitate, melt and solidify materials by containerless processing techniques using the Electrostatic Levitation method. With this facility, thermophysical properties of high temperature melts can be measured and solidification from deeply undercooled melts can be achieved. Two Phase Flow:  The crew configured hardware and materials in the Multi-Purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) and activated the Two Phase Flow experiment.  Boiling normally removes heat by turning liquid into vapor at the heated surface, and that vapor returns to a liquid by way of a condenser which continues to cycle and make a cooling system. In the microgravity of space, the heat transfer rate must be changed because liquid and bubble behavior is drastically different than on Earth. This investigation seeks to build a database on the heat transfer efficiency of liquids in space that can be used in the design of high-performance thermal management systems for future space platforms. Rodent Research-5 (RR-5) Systemic Therapy of NELL-1 for Osteoporosis:  The two Animal Habitats in use for RR-5 were cleaned and restocked with new food bars.  Because spaceflight has significant and rapid effects on the musculoskeletal system it is important to investigate targeted therapies that could ameliorate some of the detrimental effects of spaceflight. The NELL-1 drug being studied in the RR-5 investigation has the potential to slow or reverse bone loss during spaceflight. Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Max Cycle Ergometer w/Vibration Isolation & Stabilization (CEVIS) Portable PFS JEMRMS Final Activation Before JEMRMS Console C/O Analysis of SM atmosphere for Freon using Freon Leak Analyzer/Detector (FIT) [???1] compressor replacement Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) Two-Phase Flow Experiment Equipment Deactivation JEMRMS Console Checkout On MCC Go: [???1] compressor telemetry connector demate JEMRMS Deactivation Preparation After JEMRMS C/O ???1] compressor replacement Setup Dosimeter for Static Measurement Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) Combustion Chamber Adapter Plate Removal. Combustion Integrated Rack Alignment Guide Removal Two-Phase Flow Experiment Equipment Setup to MSPR LMM MELFI Sample Retrieve Max Cycle Ergometer w/Vibration Isolation & Stabilization (CEVIS) Portable PFS Partial Stow On MCC Go Mating [???1] compressor telemetry connector [???1] Compressor R&R, Recharging [???1] khladon loop Fluids Integrated Rack Doors Open LMM Biophysics Plate Installation Fluids Integrated Rack Doors Close On-Orbit Hearing Assessment (O-OHA) with EarQ Software Setup and Test Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) Two-Phase Flow Experiment Equipment Activation SM Atmosphere analysis using Freon Leak Analyzer/Detector (???) On MCC GO ISS O2 Repress from Progress 435 (DC1) ???? Section 1, initiate Rodent Research Node 2 Camcorder Video Setup Electrostatic Levitation Furnace(ELF) sample Cartridge Retrieval Rodent Research Habitat 3 & 4 Restock Electrostatic Levitation Furnace(ELF) Sample Holder Exchange On MCC GO ISS O2 Repress from Progress 435 (DC1) ???? Section 1, terminate Electrostatic Levitation Furnace(ELF) Sample Removal Electrostatic Levitation Furnace(ELF) sample Cartridge Installation Countermeasures System (CMS) Max Cycle Ergometer w/Vibration Isolation & Stabilization (CEVIS) Portable PFS Conclude Completed Task List Items Replace KTO when full Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. MBS POA LEE HD Inspection Three-Day Look Ahead: Thursday, 07/13: WORF PEHG/Shutter actuator system install, JEMRMS cable reconfig for BDS checkout, RR access unit cleaning Friday, 07/14: Fluid Shifts, JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deplorer (SSOD) Removal, Optical Coherence Tomography Saturday, 07/15: Housecleaning, Crew Off-Day.  QUICK ISS Status ? Environmental Control Group:   Component Status Elektron Off Vozdukh Manual [???] 1 ? SM Air Conditioner System (?SKV1?) On           [???] 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 Idle Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Operate Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Standby 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 ? 7/11/2017
Node 3 Common Cabin Air Assembly (CCAA) Water Separator (WS) Change Out:  Today, the crew replaced the Node 3 CCAA WS. The unit had experienced several water carryover events since May 3, 2017. To assist in preventing these events, ground teams adjusted the Node 3 Low Temperature Loop to reduce condensation rates.  The failing unit esd operational for over 7 years with expected life of 5 years. Ground teams activated the newly repaired CCAA and are receiving good telemetry.     Magnetic 3 Dimensional (Mag 3D) Cell Culturing:  With assistance from the Payload Developer, the crew used a microscope to view Magnetic 3D Biocells. They fixated the biocells and inserted them in to a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI). This was followed by injections of Magnetic 3D cultures media into the multiwell Biocells. Cell cultures in space spontaneously grow in three dimensions, resulting in characteristics more representative of how cells grow and function in living organisms. But in microgravity, routine manipulation of cell cultures is challenging. This investigation uses magnetized cells and tools to make it easier to handle cells and cultures and to improve the reproducibility of experiments. This approach also makes it possible to generate two-dimensional cultures as controls, and to determine whether biological events in these monolayer cultures result from gravity or substrate attachment. Microbial Monitoring System (MMS): The crew configured the hardware and collected low and high DNA concentration deionized water samples using the Razor Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Microbial Monitoring System.  They then transferred data from the sample tests for downlink.  The MMS supports crew testing and monitoring of the safety of water supplies on the ISS and is also applicable to future space missions where Earth-based testing would be difficult or impossible.  Habitability Walk-through: The crew will record and submit a walk-through video today documenting observations of life onboard ISS and providing insights related to human factors and habitability. The investigation collects observations about the relationship between crew members and their environment on the ISS. These observations can help spacecraft designers understand habitable volume requirements and whether a mission?s duration impacts how much space crewmembers need or not. Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Extremophiles Sampling Session B ???????? ??????? ???? ?? ?????????? ??????? RS?2 VIZIR. Modification of SM panels 114, 116 for ????-?? P/L URAGAN. Observation and Photography ECON-M. Observation and Photography Calf Volume Measurement Virus Definition File Update on Auxiliary Computer System [???] Laptops CCAA Water Separator R&R Magnetic 3D Cultures MELFI Operations Acoustic Dosimeter Setup Photography of SM SKK cartridge No.9 Combustion Integrated Rack Alignment Guide Install WORF IPEHG Shutter Actuator System Procedure Review Study of veins in lower extremities Magnetic 3D Cultures Microscope Operations Replacement of RSK2 Laptop Shell. HRF1 PC 1 USB Load Installation [Aborted] Search for equipment and procedure review to replace [???1] compressor. Magnetic 3D Cultures Biocells Fixation URAGAN. VSS P/L SW Adjustment and Test Imagery.  Glacier Desiccant Swap Alternate Verification of ??-1 Flow Sensor Position MELFI Ice Brick Insert Auxiliary Computer Equipment Audit Analysis of SM Atmosphere for Freon Using Freon Leak Analyzer/Detector (???) Health Maintenance System (HMS) Spaceflight Cognitive Assessment Tool for Windows (WinSCAT) Test Magnetic 3D Cultures Inoculation WORF IPEHG Shutter Actuation System Conference MELFI Rodent Research Transfer Max Cycle Ergometer w/ Vibration Isolation & Stabilization (CEVIS) Portable PFS Partial Set Up Metal Oxide (METOX) Regeneration Habitability Walk-through Video Increment 51 Plaque Hanging Completed Task List Items Microbial Monitoring System On-Board Training Microbial Monitoring System Setup, Preparation, and Sampling  Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Node 3 CCAA Activation Post R&R Three-Day Look Ahead: Wednesday, 07/12: Max CEVIS session, TPF experiment setup, ELF sample holder exchange, RR Habitat restock Thursday, 07/13: WORF PEHG/Shutter actuator system install, JEMRMS cable reconfig for BDS checkout, RR access unit cleaning Friday, 07/14: Fluid Shifts, JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deplorer (SSOD) Removal, Optical Coherence Tomography
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 7/10/2017
Magnetic 3 Dimensional (Mag 3D) Cell Culturing:  The crew prepared hardware in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) for Mag 3D operations. BioCell Habitat, Mag 3D samples and Cultures Inoculation Kits were removed from the Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) and used to inoculate Multiwell BioCells using Inoculum syringes. Cell cultures in space spontaneously grow in three dimensions, which results in characteristics more representative of how cells grow and function in living organisms. But in microgravity, routine manipulation of cell cultures is challenging. This investigation uses magnetized cells and tools to make it easier to handle cells and cultures and to improve the reproducibility of experiments. This approach also makes it possible to generate two-dimensional cultures as controls, and to determine whether biological events in these monolayer cultures result from gravity or substrate attachment.  Japanese Experiment Module Airlock (JEMAL) Operations:  The crew pressurized the JEMAL this morning and performed a leak check. This is in preparation for installation of the Handhold Experiment Platform (HXP) adapter on the JEMAL Slide Table later this week that will support the Exposed Experiment Handhold Attachment Mechanism (ExHAM) investigation operations planned for next week. Capillary Structures for Exploration Life Support (Capillary Structures):  The crew set up hardware for the Capillary Structures investigation and completed two sorbent demonstrations.  They first demonstrated flow through two microgravity air-liquid contactors in series, then demonstrated flow through two parallel microgravity air-liquid contactor wedges with a viscous fluid.  Current life-support systems on the ISS require special equipment to separate liquids and gases including rotating or moving devices that could cause contamination if they break or fail. Capillary Structures studies a new method using structures of specific shapes to manage fluid and gas mixtures.  It also studies water recycling and carbon dioxide removal, benefitting future efforts to design lightweight, more reliable life support systems for future space missions. On-Board Training (OBT) 50 Soyuz (50S) Emergency Egress Drill:  All three crew members participated in this OBT to practice procedures for departing the Station in the event of an emergency. This drill is scheduled 12 to 14 weeks aboard the ISS and every 2.5 months thereafter. Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Test Video Recording for Russia Today TV Channel VIZIR. Modification of SM panels 114, 116 for ????-?? P/L URAGAN. Observation and Photography ECON-M. Observation and Photography Combustion Integrated Rack Alignment Guide Removal ISS Emergency descent drill. JEM Airlock Pressurization Magnetic 3D Cultures Thawing and Inoculation Preparation WHC Full Fill Magnetic 3D Cultures MELFI Sample Retrieve JEM Airlock Leak Check TOCA Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis Mating telemetry data connector ???-1?. ???-1? Power Switching Unit R&R in Regul-OS Onboard Radio Complex (???? – Closeout Ops.) Rodent Research Water Box and Light Check Auxiliary Laptop Computer System Virus Definition File Update Tropical Cyclone Untended Operations ??? maintenance Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config Columbus Setup HRF1 PC 1 Boot Drive Update Magnetic 3D Cultures Biocells Inoculation Magnetic 3D Cultures Session Cleanup TOCA Sample Data Record RGN Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill WORF Monthly Laptop Connect Glacier Desiccant Swap Tropical Cyclone Hardware Closeout Extravehicular Metal Oxide (METOX) Regeneration Initiation and Verification Completed Task List Items Capillary Structures Sorbent Contactor Demonstration Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. JEMAL pressurization/leak check  Three-Day Look Ahead: Tuesday, 07/11: N3 CCAA water separator R&R, Magnetic 3D Cultures microscope ops, Max CEVIS portable PFS setup Wednesday, 07/12: Max CEVIS session, TPF experiment setup, ELF sample holder exchange, RR Habitat restock Thursday, 07/13: WORF PEHG/Shutter actuator system install, JEMRMS cable reconfig for BDS checkout, RR access unit cleaning 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 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) Standby 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 ? 7/07/2017
Fluid Shifts Dilution Measurements: The 49S subject performed the final Fluid Shifts operations with Dilution Measurements activities.  Saliva, blood and urine samples were collected at multiple points during the day and inserted into a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI).  Fluid Shifts is a joint NASA-Russian experiment divided into Dilution Measurements, Baseline Imaging, and Baseline Imaging with Chibis (Lower Body Negative Pressure). The Fluid Shifts experiment investigates the causes for severe and lasting physical changes to astronaut’s eyes.  Because the headward fluid shift is a hypothesized contributor to these changes, reversing this fluid shift with a lower body negative pressure device is being evaluated as a possible intervention. Results from this study may help to develop preventative measures against lasting changes in vision and to prevention of eye damage.  JEM-Small Satellite Orbital Deployer 7 (J-SSOD 7):  This morning CubeSats from Japan, Ghana, Mongolia, Bangladesh and Nigeria were deployed from J-SSOD 7. These satellites are part of the Joint Global Multi-Nation Birds Satellite project, a cross-border interdisciplinary satellite project for non-space faring countries supported by Japan.  During this 2-year project, students from the Graduate School of Engineering of the Kyushu Institute of Technology design, develop and operate CubeSats belonging to the five participating countries.   Magnetic 3D Cell Culturing:  The crew set up the Magnetic 3D Life Science Hardware in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) in preparation for the first media change operations.  Cell cultures in space spontaneously grow in three dimensions (3D), which results in characteristics more representative of how cells grow and function in living organisms. But in microgravity, routine manipulation of cell cultures is challenging. Magnetic 3D Cell Culture for Biological Research in Microgravity (Magnetic 3D Cell Culturing) uses magnetized cells and tools to make it easier to handle cells and cultures, and to improve the reproducibility of experiments. This approach also makes it possible to generate two-dimensional (2D) cultures as controls, and to determine whether biological events in these monolayer cultures result from gravity or substrate attachment.  Rodent Research-5 (RR-5) Systemic Therapy of NELL-1 for Osteoporosis:  The crew refilled water containers in the Animal Habitats for RR-5.  Because spaceflight has significant and rapid effects on the musculoskeletal system it is important to investigate targeted therapies that could ameliorate some of the detrimental effects of spaceflight. The NELL-1 drug being studied in the RR-5 investigation has the potential to slow or reverse bone loss during spaceflight. The Bone Densitometer device measures the density of minerals in bone. Quantitative measures of bone loss in mice during orbital space flight provide data for the development of countermeasures for human crewmembers, as well as for bone-loss syndromes on Earth.  Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) Direct Test Drive:  Last night ground teams performed a SSRMS test to gather data on SSRMS joint performance as a baseline for trending joint performance over time.  The test was requested due to a Gearbox Limping (GBL) issue experienced earlier this year which indicated substantial differences between the actual and expected final joint angles. Testing was requested at SSRMS Joint 3 to support the investigation into the root cause of the irregular gearbox twist data by rotating the joint at a consistent rate through the full range of joint travel in both directions on both power strings.  The testing on the first string was completed nominally with no reported issues.  The same test will be performed tonight on the redundant power string.  Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Combustion Integrated Rack Alignment Guide Removal Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record Express Rack2 Locker Removal Fluid Shifts Blood 3-Hour Collection – Subject Fluid Shifts Blood Baseline Collection – Subject Fluid Shifts Blood Collection – Operator Fluid Shifts Blood Collection Conclude Stow Fluid Shifts Galley Water Collection Tracer Ingestion Operations – Subject Fluid Shifts MELFI Insertion/Retrieve Fluid Shifts Refrigerated Centrifuge Configuration Fluid Shifts Refrigerated Centrifuge Spin Conclude Fluid Shifts Saliva 3-Hour Collection – Subject Fluid Shifts Saliva 5-Hour Collection – Subject Fluid Shifts Saliva Baseline Collection – Subject Fluid Shifts Urine Collection End – Subject Fluid Shifts Urine Collection Mid – Subject Fluid Shifts Urine Collection – Subject Fluid Shifts Urine Collection Stow Health Maintenance System (HMS) Spaceflight Cognitive Assessment Tool for Windows (WinSCAT) Test Inventory Management System (IMS) conference Long Duration Sorbent Testbed Status Check. Magnetic 3D MSG Life Science Hardware Setup Magnetic 3D Cultures Thaw Systems SABL S/N 3 Insertion MERLIN Relocate Microgravity Measurement Apparatus (MMA) Laptop Terminal 2 Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Exchange Position Return Node 3 to Nominal location after J-SSOD deploy Position Node 3 Camcorder for J-SSOD Deploy. ECLSS Recycle Tank Drain Initiation ECLSS Recycle Tank Drain Termination ECLSS Recycle Tank Fill Part 3 RGN Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill MSPR ELT ethernet Cable Connection/Disconnection Two-Phase Flow Experiment Equipment and Laptop Activation Laptop Setting for Two-Phase Flow (TPF) experiment Water Refill Kit Habitat H2O Fill Water Refill Kit Review Mating Gas Analyzer ?? ??2106 telemetry connectors to ????2-12 Test Video Recording for Russia Today TV Channel VIZIR. SM Panels 114 and 116 Outfitting for C???-?? Payload RADIOSKAF. Activation/Deactivation of Tanusha-SWSU-2 nanosatellite Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media Verification of ??-1 Flow Sensor Position Installation of Gas Analyzer ?? ??2106 2 Repress from Progress 435 (DC1) ???? Section 2, initiate/terminate Hose Replacement in ???-?2? and Condensate Pump (???) R&R Replacement of ???-1?, Locating equipment TIMER. Battery Charge ECON-M. Observation and Photography Completed Task List Items None Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. J-SSOD CubeSat deploys SSRMS Direct Drive test  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 Idle Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Operate […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 7/06/2017
Group Combustion Module (GCM):  The crew completed closeout operations in the Multi-Purpose Small Payload Rack 1 (MSPR1) for the GCM investigation that was completed this week. The Group Combustion investigation tests combustion changes of fuel sprays as flames spread across a cloud of droplets. In the MSPR fuels are arranged randomly on thin-fiber lattice points and the flame and droplet positions and temperature distribution are measured as the flame spreads.  Microgravity blocks convection, which on Earth would quickly disperse the droplets and combustion products before such measurements could be made. Fine Motor Skills (FMS): A crewmember completed a session of the FMS investigation which studies how the fine motor skills are effected by long-term microgravity exposure, different phases of microgravity adaptation, and sensorimotor recovery after returning to Earth gravity. The goal of the investigation is to determine how fine motor performance in microgravity varies over the duration of six-month and year-long space missions; how fine motor performance on orbit compares with that of a closely matched participant on Earth; and how performance varies before and after gravitational transitions, including periods of early flight adaptation and very early/near immediate post-flight periods. Food Acceptability:  The crew completed a Food Acceptability questionnaire.  The investigation seeks to determine the impact on food acceptability on ISS of repetitive consumption of food currently available from the spaceflight food system. Results will be used in developing strategies to improve food system composition to support crew health and performance on long duration missions.  Biolab:  As part of the routine maintenance for the Biolab, the crew exchanged Biological Isolation Filters and the Cold Spot Sponge. 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.  BioLab allows scientists to study the effects of microgravity and space radiation on biological organisms.  Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Sample Collection: The crew collected water samples from the PWD for in-flight and post-flight microbial and coliform analysis. This is a regularly scheduled activity that is performed multiple times throughout the expedition to verify water safety.  Water Processing Assembly (WPA) Increasing Water Conductivity: As expected, there is an increasing trend in the conductivity of water measured in the WPA between the two Multi Filtration Beds (MF Beds).  The increase in conductivity likely indicates the predicted acetate breakthrough of the first MF bed. When water conductivity between the two MF beds stabilizes, a sample will be collected and returned to the ground for analysis to confirm that the conductivity increase is due to acetate breakthrough.  If the ground determines that the conductivity increase is due to a different contaminant that is harmful to the Catalytic Reactor, one or both of the MF Beds would need to be replaced. Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Atmosphere Control and Supply (ACS) Nitrogen Manual Valve Close Biolab Incubator Biological Isolation Filters and Cold Spot Sponge Exchange Combustion Integrated Rack Alignment Guide Install Coliform Water Processing Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Sample Collect TOCA Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Sample Analysis Fine Motor Skills Experiment Test – Subject Food Acceptability Questionnaire – Subject Fluid Shifts Dilution Measures Setup Group Combustion Module (GCM)  Gas Bottle Unit Air (GBU) Closeout Habitability Human Factors Directed Observations – Subject Health Maintenance System (HMS) Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Inspection Inventory Management System (IMS) Conference JEM Camera Robot Activation JEM Camera Robot Stow Long Duration Sorbent Testbed Inlet Filter Change. Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) Combustion Chamber (CC) Closeout/Removal Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) /Group Combustion Module (GCM) Component Deactivation Exp 50/51/52 Payloads Mid-Mission Debrief Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain Part 1 and 2 Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank R&R RGN WSTA Fill Rodent Research Access Unit Clean Water Refill Kit Battery Charge Test Video Recording for Russia Today TV Channel VIZIR. SM Panels 114 and 116 Outfitting for C???-?? Payload NAPOR-mini RSA. Cleaning Onboard Memory Storage ???-? vents Preventive Maintenance of FS1 Laptop BRI and Network Adapter (???) Power Up.  Express check of nominal network configuration after monthly BRI cleaning Monthly BRI Cleaning (start) SM panel 229A replacement Connecting Power Cables and Ethernet. Network Adapter (???) and cable harness/w couplers routing fit check in MRM2 for future Payloads Closeout ops with Network Adapter (???) and cable harness/w couplers routing fit check in MRM2 for future Payloads RADIOSKAF. Deactivation of Tanyusha-????-1 satellite and antenna cable RADIOSKAF. Connecting antenna cable and activating Tanyusha-????-1 satellite Soyuz 735 Kazbek Fit Check Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media Flush ????-2? Water Conditioning Unit Purification Columns [?? ???] (end) Maintenance activation of Atmosphere Purification System Emergency Vacuum Valves [??? ???] from the Spares Kit ECON-M. Observation and Photography  Completed Task List Items Genes in Space/Biomolecule Sequencer Hardware Stow Exp 50/51/52 Payloads Mid-Mission Debrief Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. SSRMS Direct Drive tests Three-Day Look Ahead: Friday, 07/07: Fluid Shifts, JSSOD#7 CubeSat deploy, Meteor hard drive swap Saturday, 07/08: Crew off duty, housekeeping Sunday, 07/09: 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?) On Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab Standby Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 Operate Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab Idle Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Operate Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Process Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Process Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Full up Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Off  
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 7/05/2017
Rodent Research-5 (RR-5) Systemic Therapy of NELL-1 for Osteoporosis:  The crew completed injections of half of the RR-5 mice remaining on the ISS in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) and performed bone densitometer scans of each of those mice. Because spaceflight has significant and rapid effects on the musculoskeletal system it is important to investigate targeted therapies that could ameliorate some of the detrimental effects of spaceflight. The NELL-1 drug being studied in the RR-5 investigation has the potential to slow or reverse bone loss during spaceflight.The Bone Densitometer device measures the density of minerals in bone. Quantitative measures of bone loss in mice during orbital space flight provide data for the development of countermeasures for human crewmembers, as well as for bone-loss syndromes on Earth.  S-Band String 2 Space to Ground (S/G)-2 Audio Troubleshooting: Ground teams performed troubleshooting steps for distorted S/G-2 downlink voice experienced while on S-Band String 2. The distortion was first observed last Wednesday, June 28th.  Since then, ground teams performed various troubleshooting steps to isolate the problem to String 2 of the S-Band System. Today?s troubleshooting focused on the S-Band Baseband Signal Processor (BSP)-2.  BSP-2 built in tests were executed without errors followed by a power cycle of the unit and a repeat of S/G-2 communication checks. The distortion was no longer present after the power cycle.  S-Band String 2 remains the active string.      Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. 50S Samsung Tablet Battery Status Check and Recharge (if it is less than 80% charged) Nikon Camera Time Synch with Station Time Test Video Recording for Russia Today TV Channel VIZIR. SM Panels 114 and 116 Outfitting for C???-?? Payload Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media ????. Deletion of Files from Onboard Memory Device (???) ECON-M. Observation and Photography Combustion Integrated Rack Alignment Guide Removal RADIOSCAF. ??????-????-1 Nanosatellite Deactivation Regeneration of Micropurification Unit (???) Cartridge ?2 (start) Water Transfer from Progress 67P (SM Aft) Rodnik Water Tank ??2 into SM Rodnik Water Tank ??2 Water Conditioning Unit (???) Purification Column (??) and [C???-2?] Hoses R&R Countermeasures System (CMS) Heart Rate Monitor (HRM) iPad Downlink Water Conditioning Unit (???) Purification Column (??) and [C???-2?] Hoses R&R Rodent Research Node 2 Camcorder Video Setup Rodent Research Injection and Bone Densitometer 1B Rodent Research MELFI Retrieve 4 Rodent Research MELFI Retrieve 6 Rodent Research Injection and Bone Densitometer 1A Central Post Laptop Monthly Routine Maintenance Copying of Log Files from Central Post Laptop after Monthly Routine Maintenance Rodent Research Bone Densitometer Scans Progress 67P (SM Aft) Water Tank Bladder Compression Rodent Research Injection and Bone Densitometer 1B Water Conditioning Unit (???) Purification Column (??) and [C???-2?] Hoses R&R Rodent Research Injection and Bone Densitometer 1B Rodent Research MELFI Retrieve 6 Rodent Research Injection and Bone Densitometer 2A [????-2?] Water Conditioning Unit (???) Flush (start) Rodent Research Bone Densitometer Stow Rodent Research Injection and Bone Densitometer 1B Reconfigure LAB camcorder and Dual Canon Li-Ion Battery Charger to nominal config Progress 67P (SM Aft) Water Tank Bladder Compression ? Closeout Operations Atmosphere Control and Supply (ACS) Nitrogen Manual Valve Open RADIOSCAF. ??????-????-1 Nanosatellite Activation Regeneration of Micropurification Unit (???) Cartridge ?2 Completed Task List Items Photos of the EMCS HV20 Handle, the valve, and surrounding area Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Rodent Research ops support S-Band String 2 S/G2 audio troubleshooting Three-Day Look Ahead: Thursday, 07/06: MSPR Group Combustion closeout, PWD water collect, JEM Camera Robot ops Friday, 07/07: Fluid Shifts, JSSOD sat deploy, Meteor hard drive swap Saturday, 07/08: 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 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