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ISS Daily Summary Report ? 4/18/2017
Orbital 7 (OA-7) Launch: OA-7 launched successfully from Cape Canaveral at 10:11AM CDT today. Capture and berthing to Node 1 Nadir is planned for Saturday, April 22 starting at 5:05AM CDT. The spacecraft will deliver ~1023 kgs of supplies to support the ongoing ISS Research Program. JEM (Japanese Experiment Module) Airlock (JEMAL) Operations:  In preparation for the NanoRacks External Platform (NREP) activities planned for next week, the crew opened the inner hatch in the JEMAL and extended the airlock slide table into the JEM Pressurized Module (JPM).  They replaced the Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) on the Slide Table (ST) with the Cyclops to support the EVA contingency tie-down during NREP transfer to and from the ST via the JEM Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS).  The crew then retracted the JEMAL slide table back into the airlock and closed the inner hatch.   Fluid Shifts Dilution Measurements: The 49S subjects initiated their Return minus 45 (R-45) Fluid Shifts Dilution Measurements activities today, collecting saliva, blood and urine and inserting them into Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) prior to ingesting a Sodium Bromide (NaBr) tracer. Throughout the day, the crew will perform more collections, storing them in MELFI as well.  Fluid Shifts is a joint NASA-Russian experiment that is divided into Dilution Measurements, Baseline Imaging, and Baseline Imaging with Chibis (Lower Body Negative Pressure). The Fluid Shifts experiment investigates the causes for severe and lasting physical changes to astronaut’s eyes.  Because the headward fluid shift is a hypothesized contributor to these changes, reversing this fluid shift with a lower body negative pressure device is evaluated as a possible intervention. Results from this study may help to develop preventative measures against lasting changes in vision and to prevention of eye damage.  JAXA Freezer-Refrigerator Of STirling cycle 2 (J-FROST2) Troubleshooting:  The crew continued troubleshooting steps to identify the source of telemetry anomalies experienced in the facility after it was installed on March 31st of this year.  FROST2 will provide conditioned stowage capability for the Moderate Temperature Protein Crystal Growth (MT PCG) experiment scheduled to arrive on SpX-11.  Echo Commissioning:  The crew retrieved and set up Echo hardware in the Columbus module and performed an Echograph commissioning session on the Electrocardiogram (ECG).  The purpose of the ECHO investigation is to evaluate a tele-operated ultrasound system, equipped with motorized probes that are controlled by flight controllers on the ground. Additionally, this investigation supports the commissioning of the Echo instrument which is planned for use with the Vascular Echo experiment on ISS in the future.  Several tele-operated ultrasound systems have been developed and tested on Earth and on board the ISS. The Echo investigation tests a more powerful, easy to use ultrasound system that could provide new opportunities for experimentation aboard the ISS.  In the field of telemedicine on Earth, tele-operated scanners can bring improved progress in the medical management of persons in remote areas.  Visiting Vehicle On-Board Training (OBT)/Offset Grapple: M1 Pesquet and M2 Whitson practiced grapple approaches in preparation for OA-7 capture and berthing planned this Saturday. On the last approach of the session, ground teams sent the Safing command for the crew to practice a hot backup transition and execute a back away to the high hover position. During the session the crew focused on equipment setup and how to best manage the volumetric constraints in the Cupola.  Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. FIR White Light Reset Fluids Integrated Rack Doors Open/Close Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media URAGAN. Observation and photography EKON-M. Observations and photography FLUID SHIFTS. Saliva, Urine, and Blood Sample Collection Reminder ESA Nutritional Assessment FLUID SHIFTS. Galley Water Collection and Tracer Ingestion Ops Auxiliary Laptop Computer System Virus Scan Checkout and Report FLUID SHIFTS. Sample Insertion into MELFI JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Extension to JPM Side Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis Handhold Exp Platform Adapter removal. Photo/TV SAW Mast Starboard Survey Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) Removal from Small Fine Arm (SFA) Airlock Attachment Mechanism (SAM) Part 1 JEM Airlock Capture Mechanism Release Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) Removal from Small Fine Arm (SFA) Airlock Attachment Mechanism (SAM) Small Fine Arm (SFA) Airlock Attachment Mechanism (SAM) removal from JEM Airlock (AL) Slide Table Countermeasures System (CMS) Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Exercise Session Voice check on S/G1 from Baikonur Cyclops Single Tether Loop Installation Solar Array Survey Equipment Stow JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Retraction from JPM Side FROST2 Troubleshoot Part 2 Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record Echo setup Echo commissioning Photography of Windows #2, 14 in SM, ??1 in DC1 Environmental Health System (EHS) RAD Detector USB Cable Install On-board Training (OBT) Cygnus Offset Grapple Onboard Training (OBT) SSRMS Debrief Conference Health Maintenance System (HMS) – ESA Nutritional Assessment Echo uninstall and stowage IMS Delta File Prep Completed Task List Items Veggie 03 Pillow Watering Joint Station LAN Category 6 Cable Install Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. OBT Offset Grapple support SSRMS joint test Three-Day Look Ahead: Wednesday, 04/19: Fluid Shifts, OBT Cygnus RoBOT, EVA EMU swap Thursday, 04/20: 50S launch/dock, OBT Cygnus vehicle ops review, CBCS install/checkout, WHC pre-treat tank R&R Friday, 04/21: Fluid Shifts, OBT Cygnus attached phase ops review, OBT Cygnus RoBOT, Cygnus cargo transfer conference QUICK ISS Status ? Environmental Control Group:   Component Status Elektron On Vozdukh Manual [???] 1 ? SM Air Conditioner System (?SKV1?) Off           [???] 2 ? SM Air Conditioner System (?SKV2?) Off Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab Standby Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 Operate Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab Operate Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Standby Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Process Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Process Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Full Up Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Off
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 4/17/2017
Lighting Effects: On Saturday the 49S subject provided a sleep log entry and downloaded data from their Actiwatch for the Lighting Effects investigation. The light bulbs on the ISS are being replaced with a new system designed for improved crew health and wellness. Fluorescent bulbs are being replaced with solid-state light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that have adjustable intensity and color. Investigators will determine if the new lights improve crew circadian rhythms, sleep, and cognitive performance. Results from this investigation also have major implications for people on Earth who use electric lights. JEM Airlock (JEMAL) Operations: In preparation for the NanoRacks External Platform (NREP) activities planned for next week, the crew pressurized the JEMAL and completed a leak check. Veg-03 Operations: The crew checked and photographed the Chinese cabbage growing in the Veggie facility. The goal of Veg-03 is to further demonstrate the proof of concept for the Veggie plant growth chamber and planting pillows. Future long-duration missions into the solar system will require a fresh food supply to supplement crew diets, which entails growing crops in space. Previous investigations focused on improving productivity in controlled environments but the limited quarters of the space shuttle and ISS made it difficult to conduct large-scale crop production tests. Veg-03 expands on previous validation tests of the Veggie hardware to grow cabbage, lettuce and other fresh vegetables. Tests determine which types of microorganisms are present in space-grown cabbage, providing baseline data for future crop-growing efforts. Behavioral health surveys assess the impact of growing plants on crew morale and mood. NeuroMapping: The crew set up the NeuroMapping hardware and executed testing in both a ?strapped in? and ?free floating? body configuration. During the test, the crewmember executed three Behavioral Assessments: mental rotation, sensorimotor adaptation, and motor-cognitive dual tasking. The NeuroMapping investigation studies whether long-duration spaceflight causes any changes to the brain, including brain structure and function, motor control, and multi-tasking abilities. It also measures how long it would take for the brain and body to recover from possible changes. Previous research and anecdotal evidence from astronauts suggests movement control and cognition can be affected in microgravity. The NeuroMapping investigation performs structural and functional magnetic resonance brain imaging (MRI and fMRI) to assess any changes that occur after spending months on the ISS. JAXA Freezer-Refrigerator Of STirling cycle 2 (J-FROST2) Troubleshooting:  Following installation of the facility in the JEM Pressurized Module (JPM) on March 1st of this year, anomalies in the telemetry system were experienced.  Today the crew performed troubleshooting steps to verify cable connectivity and functionality.  FROST2 will be used to provide conditioned stowage capability for the Moderate Temperature Protein Crystal Growth (MT PCG) experiment scheduled to arrive on SpX-11. Fluid Shifts Hardware Preparation:  In preparation for Fluid Shifts activities to be performed this week the crew set up hardware required for blood, urine and saliva collections and processing.   On-Board Training (OBT) Cygnus Rendezvous: In preparation for OA-7 launch, the crew performed this proficiency training on the Cygnus profile including rendezvous crew procedures and crew interfaces for monitoring and commanding the vehicle. Cygnus is scheduled to launch tomorrow at 10:11 am CDT with capture and berthing Saturday, April 22. OBT Emergency Descent Drill:  All three crew members performed this Emergency Descent Drill. The training session focuses on off-nominal procedures that would be used in the event the crew needs to egress the ISS and perform an emergency descent.  The drill is scheduled 12-14 weeks aboard the ISS, then once every 2.5 months.  Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. IMS Delta file prep Auxiliary Laptop Computer System Virus Definition File Update Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media URAGAN. Observation and photography EKON-M. Observations and photography JEM Airlock Press Meteor Shutter Open FROST2 Troubleshoot Part 1 JEM Airlock Leak Check ISS Emergency descent drill On-board Training (OBT) Cygnus Rendezvous Review Robotic Workstation (RWS) High Definition (HD) Monitor Downlink On-board Training (OBT) Cygnus Robotics Review Fluid Shifts Dilution Measures Setup Manufacturing Device Cleaning of Extruder Nozzle & Print Tray 800? Unit (pos. ?103) R&R ????-1? Unit (pos. ?405) R&R NeuroMapping Experiment Neurocognitive Test – Subject N1 Nadir Hatch to Unlatch Hard stop VEG-03 Plant Photo Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill Remote Workstation Monitor HD Video Downlink Deactivation RWS. Meteor Hard Drive Swap out Photo TV 4K Downlink Setup Crew Medical Officer (CMO) Proficiency Training Photo TV High Definition (HD) Video Setup ????-1? Unit (pos. ?405) TLM connectors mating Robotic Workstation (RWS) Setup 800? Unit (pos. ?103) R&R. ????-1? Unit (pos. ?405) R&R Photo/TV 4K Downlink Deactivation Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill  Completed Task List Items Countermeasures System (CMS) Cycle Ergometer w/Vibration Isolation & Stabilization (CEVIS) Control Panel Time Synch [Completed GMT 106] ESA Active Dosimeter Area Monitoring [Completed GMT 106] Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Resize [Completed GMT 106] EVA RET  and Tether Inspection [Completed GMT 106] EveryWear Smarthirt Gateway charging [Completed GMT 106] JLP Cleanup Part 3 Follow-up [Completed GMT 106] PFS Gas Delivery System Portable PFS Photography [Completed GMT 106] Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. JEMAL pressurization/leak check 4K encoder test Three-Day Look Ahead: Tuesday, 04/18: OA-7 launch, Fluid Shifts, MPEP removal from SAM, SAM removal from JEMAL ST, OBT Cygnus Offset Grapple Wednesday, 04/19: Fluid Shifts, OBT Cygnus RoBOT, EVA EMU swap Thursday, 04/20: 50S launch/dock, OBT Cygnus vehicle ops review, CBCS install/checkout, WHC pre-treat tank R&R QUICK ISS Status ? Environmental Control Group:   Component Status Elektron On Vozdukh Manual [???] 1 ? SM Air Conditioner System (?SKV1?) Off           [???] 2 ? SM Air Conditioner System (?SKV2?) Off Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab Standby Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 Operate Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab Operate Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Standby Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Process Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Process Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Full Up Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Off  
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 4/14/2017
Joint Station Local Area Network (LAN) Version 10.0 Transition: This morning the crew replaced the Edge Routers in the Lab and Node 2. Following the hardware replacement, ground teams began intsalling JSL v10 and configuring the network using the upgraded routers. The previously installed Integrated Station LAN (ISL) Routers were reaching end of life on their flash memory and the new upgrades allow support of gigabit ethernet connectivity which will result in increased network throughput. Checkout of the system by ground teams is in work and proceeding nominally. S11A_C Remote Power Controller (RPC) 3 Status:  Yesterday afternoon, Flight Controllers successfully commanded this RPC closed after a 3rd attempt.  Full activation of the Starboard Thermal Radiator (STR) MDM was then successfully performed. This RPC had initially tripped open on Monday as a result of a Field Effect Transistor (FET) Controller Hybrid (FCH) failure.  N21B4B_B  RPC 16 Status:  This RPC which powers the Node 2 Moderate Temperature Loop (MTL) System Flow Control Assembly (SFCA) Valve was successfully closed yesterday afternoon. Closure of this RPC enables the ability for closed-loop control of the Node2 MTL loop flow. Ground teams are assessing the root cause of this RPC trip which occurred this past Wednesday.     Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Node 2 and Lab JSL Router Remove and Replace [????-2?] Gas Liquid Mixture Filter R&R [???-?2?] Filter Reactor R&R Searching for the Causes of Current Overloads in the FGB ???31 Exchange Bus Path via [???] -?. Strata Status Check ISSAC Stowage Consolidate CB2 Hardware Relocation ISS HAM Transceiver Swap COTS UHF Communication Unit (CUCU) Activation Manufacturing Device Print Removal, Clean and StowPlug in Plan Hardware Teardown and Stow Photography of Panes of Window #13 in the SM, EV Hatch 1 and EV Hatch 2 in MRM2 Plug in Plan Sidekick Stow Biomolecule Sequencer Software Update ISS HAM Service Module Pass Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis CWC-I to EDV Transfer (start) Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record COTS UHF Communication Unit (CUCU) Deactivation CWC-I to EDV Transfer (end) Completed Task List Items None Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Joint Station LAN Transition JEMRMS SFA Installation  Three-Day Look Ahead: Saturday, 04/15: Crew off duty, housekeeping Sunday, 04/16: Crew off duty, Marrow Monday, 04/17: OBT 49S Emergency Drill, Cygnus OBT, Neuro Mapping, Meteor hard drive swap QUICK ISS Status ? Environmental Control Group:   Component Status Elektron On Vozdukh Manual [???] 1 ? SM Air Conditioner System (?SKV1?) Off           [???] 2 ? SM Air Conditioner System (?SKV2?) Off Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab Standby Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 Operate Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab Operate Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Standby Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Process Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Standby Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Full Up Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Off  
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 4/13/2017
Fine Motor Skills (FMS): The crew performed a series of interactive tasks to complete a FMS session. The investigation studies how the fine motor skills are effected by long-term microgravity exposure, different phases of microgravity adaptation, and sensorimotor recovery after returning to Earth gravity. The goal of this investigation is to understand how fine motor performance in microgravity trends/varies over the duration of a six-month and yearlong space mission; how fine motor performance on orbit compare with that of a closely matched participant on Earth; and how performance trend/vary before and after gravitational transitions, including the periods of early flight adaptation and very early/near immediate post-flight periods.  Veg-03 Operations: The crew checked and photo documented status of plants in the Veggie facility. The goal of Veg-03 is to further demonstrate proof of concept for the Veggie plant growth chamber and the planting pillows using Red Romaine lettuce. Future long-duration missions into the solar system will require a fresh food supply to supplement crew diets which entails growing crops in space. Previous investigations focused on improving productivity in controlled environments but the limited quarters of the space shuttle and ISS made it difficult to conduct large-scale crop production tests. Veg-03 expands on previous validation tests of the new Veggie hardware which crew members will soon use to grow cabbage, lettuce and other fresh vegetables. Tests determine which types of microorganisms are present in space-grown cabbage, providing baseline data for future crop-growing efforts. Behavioral health surveys assess the impact of growing plants on crew morale and mood.  Manufacturing Device (MD) Operations: The crew removed and replaced (R&Rd) the MD Feedstock Canister, Extruder, and Print Tray. The MD – Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) enables the production of components on the ISS for both NASA and commercial objectives. Parts, entire experiments, and tools can be created on demand utilizing the AMF. The AMF is capable of producing parts out of a wide variety of thermopolymers including engineered plastics. Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Sample Holder Exchange: The crew performed a JAXA ELF Sample exchange in the Multi-Purpose Small Payload Rack-2 (MSPR2) facility.  They removed the sample holder and installed a new cartridge into the holder, then installed the Sample Holder and Cartridge into the ELF Work Volume. The ELF is an experimental facility designed to levitate/melt/solidify materials by containerless processing techniques using the Electrostatic Levitation method. With this facility, thermophysical properties of high temperature melts can be measured, and solidification from deeply undercooled melts can be achieved. Microgravity Science Laboratory (MSL) Sample Cartridge Assembly (SCA) Exchange: The crew completed a cartridge exchange in the MSL located in the Material Science Research Rack (MSRR). They removed the used sample cartridge and replaced it with the next test sample. Batch-2b of the Materials Science Laboratory Sample Cartridge Assemblies (MSL SCA-Batch 2b-ESA) serves two projects investigating how different phases organize in a structure when metallic alloys are solidified. The METCOMP project studies the phase formed by the reaction of the remaining liquid phase with an already formed solid to form a second solid phase on cooling. For this purpose, Bronze (Copper-Tin Alloys) of different compositions will be processed. The other project, Solidification along a Eutectic path in Ternary Alloys (SETA), looks at how two phases that form together organize into lamellar, or fiber, structures when cooling Aluminum (Copper-Silver Alloys). Both projects will provide benchmark samples that enables testing of numerical models that aim to predict these structures. 50 Soyuz (50S) Arrival Preparations: The crew reconnected a wireless Station Support Computer (SSC) client to the Joint Station Local Area Network (JSL) to allow ground teams to load and configure the clients for 50S crew use. Distillation Assembly (DA) Remove & Replace (R&R): The crew R&Rd the Water Recovery System (WRS) DA and verified torque level of the rack-side mounting plate fasteners. The R&R was performed as a result of the Urine Processing Assembly producing distillate with an elevated/erratic conductivity.  Analysis of samples has shown that pretreated urine (PTU) is present in the Separator Plumbing Assembly (SPA) distillate.  Fault tree investigation determined that the source of this PTU was either the DA or the Fluids Control and Pump Assembly. The UPA will be activated later today. Remote Power Controller (RPC) Trip: Yesterday RPC 16 on Remote Power Control Module (RPCM) N21B4B_B tripped open. This RPC powers the Node 2 Moderate Temperature Loop (MTL) System Flow Control Assembly (SFCA) Valve which impacts the ability for closed-loop control of the Node2 MTL loop flow.  The current loads on the Node 2 MTL are supported with the valve in its current position. Should thermal loads on this loop change, the crew can manually adjust this valve. The main system loads on this loop are four DC-to-DC Converter Units (DDCU) for the JEM and Columbus modules.  Telemetry reviewed by ground teams indicated ~3Amp overcurrent event. Ground Teams are evaluating a forward plan to recover. Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Lighting Effects Sleep Log Entry Cygnus PROX Switch ON On MCC GO, Regeneration of Micropurification unit (???) ?2 cartridge (start) Handhold Exp Platform Shooting Fine Motor Skills Experiment Test VEG-03 Plant Photo Troubleshooting possible cause of generating off-nominal.command in FGB Program-Logic Control Device [????] via SM-FGB ? X Docking Assembly Electrostatic Levitation Furnace(ELF) Sample Cartridge Removal Electrostatic Levitation Furnace(ELF) Sample Cartridge Installation Robotic Workstation (RWS) Setup Biomolecule Sequencer Surface Pro 3 Software Update Joint Station Local Area Network (LAN) (JSL) Network Information for JSL Administration (NINJA) Print Preparation steps for finding the cause of current overload in FGB ???31 exchange bus via SM-FGB Docking Assembly ?X, preparation. Cygnus PCS HCP Selfcheck (Side B) Clean Bench (CB) Valve Checkout Cygnus PCS HCP Selfcheck (A Side) JEM System Laptop Terminal (SLT) 4 deactivation JEM System Laptop Terminal (SLT) 4 Hard Drive remove and replacement JEM System Laptop Terminal (SLT) 4 activation Manufacturing Device Feedstock Canister And Extruder Exchange Recharging Soyuz 733 Samsung PC Battery (if charge level is below 80%) Material Science Laboratory SCA Exchange2B #12 Water Recovery System (WRS) Distillation […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 4/12/2017
Lighting Effects: The 49S subject conducted three Lighting Effects tests as shown below.  This is the second week of Lighting Effects activities for this subject. Biochem Profile/Repository Test: Upon wakeup, subject provided a sleep log entry before conducting the second half of the 48-hour urine collection process that began yesterday. Each sample was stowed in the Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) for freezing until they are returned for analysis. Cognition Test: Subject completed three runs of the Cognition test including pre-test questions and an array of cognitive tests with performance feedback. Individualized Real-Time Neurocognitive Assessment Toolkit for Space Flight Fatigue (Cognition) is a battery of tests that measure how spaceflight-related physical changes, such as microgravity and lack of sleep, can affect cognitive performance. Cognition includes brief computerized tests that cover a wide range of cognitive functions, and provides immediate feedback on current and past test results. The software allows for real-time measurement of cognitive performance while in space. Visual Performance Test: Subject unstowed the Visual Performance Test hardware and verified that they were testing under the correct Solid State Lighting Assemblies (SSLA) setting. Subject then completed the Numerical Verification Test and Color Discrimination Test and took photographs of the completed tests. The Lighting Effects experiment hopes to better quantify and qualify how lighting can effect habitability of spacecraft. The light bulbs on the ISS are being replaced with a new system designed for improved crew health and wellness. The Lighting Effects investigation studies the impact of the change from fluorescent light bulbs to solid-state light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with adjustable intensity and color and aims to determine if the new lights can improve crew circadian rhythms, sleep, and cognitive performance. Results from this investigation also have major implications for people on Earth who use electric lights.  ESA Active Dosimeter Swap: The crew swapped the worn Mobile Unit (MU) with a charged MU, then initiated the data download to the ESA Active Dosimeter Personal Stowage Device (PSD).  The European Crew Personal Active Dosimeter is an active device worn by European ISS crewmembers in orbit to measure radiation exposure. This device, coupled with other dosimeters in the European Space Agency?s (ESA) Columbus Laboratory, provides radiation dosage information that can be used to support risk assessment and dose management. The goal is to enable the verification of radiation monitoring systems for future medical monitoring of crewmembers in space. Fine Motor Skills (FMS): The crew completed an FMS session this morning, completing a series of interactive tasks. The investigation studies how the fine motor skills are effected by long-term microgravity exposure, different phases of microgravity adaptation, and sensorimotor recovery after returning to Earth gravity. The goal of the investigation is to answer how fine motor performance in microgravity trend/vary over the duration of a six-month and year-long space mission. how fine motor performance on orbit compare with that of a closely matched participant on Earth, and how performance trend/vary before and after gravitational transitions, including the periods of early flight adaptation, and very early/near immediate post-flight periods. Joint Station Local Area Network (LAN) Version 10.0 Transition Review: In preparation for Friday?s planned Node 2 and Lab Router Remove & Replace (R&R), the crew completed a procedures review. The transition involves both hardware/software changes and requires both onboard and ground operations. The entire JSL network will be down during Friday?s activity until the new system is operational.  Systems Operations Data File Updates: The crew completed pen and ink updates to emergency books to account for new pre-treat contamination constraints for Nitrile Gloves. Warning books were also updated to include COL Cycle 14.1 software changes.  Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations:  Last evening, Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the MSS and walked the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) off Mobile Base System (MBS) Power Data Grapple Fixture #4 (PDGF4) onto the Lab PDGF then onto the Node2 PDGF. While the SSRMS was based on the Lab PDGF with Latching End Effector A (LEE-A) as the base LEE, a Direct Drive Test was performed on SSRMS Joint 7 (the End B Roll Joint) for mechanism health trending.  Data was collected on the full range of motion of this joint to help characterize its behavior. MSS performance was nominal.  Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Lighting Effects Sleep Log Entry HRF Generic Urine Collection HRF Generic Sample MELFI Retrieval Insertion Operations Fine Motor Skills Experiment Test Lighting Effects Cognition Test 1 Cupola Window Shutter 7 Close JSL Version 10 Procedure Review RGN WSTA Fill In Flight Maintenance Cupola Window 7 Scratch Pane Remove and Replace Crew Provisions Audit Portable Workstation Activation PWS2 Telecommand and Telemetry Checkout RFID Logistics Reader JSL Version 10 Procedure Review Deactivation of Camcorder, Video Control Monitor [???], and Closing CP SSC Applications HRF Generic Urine Collection Stow Lighting Effects Cognition Test 2 – Subject TOCA WRS Sample Analysis Cargo Water Container – Iodinated Degas Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Swap Lighting Effects Visual Performance Tests GLA Setting  – Subject EVA Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Full Water Tank Dump and Fill ESA ACTIVE DOSIMETER MOBILE UNIT SWAP Fluids Integrated Rack Doors Open Fluids Integrated Rack White Light Replace Fluids Integrated Rack Doors Close Metal Oxide (METOX) Regeneration Initiation Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record Lighting Effects Cognition Test 3 – Subject      Completed Task List Items LAB1S4 Microgravity Rack Barrier Bridge Bracket Assembly R&R Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. EWIS NCU troubleshooting Three-Day Look Ahead: Thursday, 04/13: Rodent Research inventory, ELF removal, MSL sample cartridge exchange Friday, 04/14: Lab/N2 JSL router R&R, CB2 hardware setup Saturday, 04/15: Crew off duty, housekeeping 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 Operate Oxygen […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 4/11/2017
Lighting Effects:  Upon wakeup, the 49S subject provided a sleep log entry and began the first half of a 48-hour urine collection to support the Sleep Shift and Biochem Profile/Repository portion of the Lighting Effects investigation.  Subject conducted four urine collections which are performed within a 24-hour period. Each sample was stowed in the Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) for freezing for return and analysis. The Lighting Effects experiment hopes to better quantify and qualify how lighting can effect habitability of spacecraft. The light bulbs on the ISS are being replaced with a new system designed for improved crew health and wellness. The Lighting Effects investigation studies the impact of the change from fluorescent light bulbs to solid-state light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with adjustable intensity and color and aims to determine if the new lights can improve crew circadian rhythms, sleep, and cognitive performance. Results from this investigation also have major implications for people on Earth who use electric lights  Device for the study of Critical Liquids and Crystallization (DECLIC) Hard Drive Exchange:  The crew exchanged hard drives for the DECLIC investigation. DECLIC High Temperature Insert (HTI)-Reflight (R) studies water near its critical point, the point beyond which water loses its distinction between liquid and vapor and begins to behave as a dense gas. Salt tends to precipitate out from water at temperatures and pressures beyond its critical point. Understanding this behavior will assist designers in building extended-life and low-maintenance supercritical water oxidation (SCWO) reactors that will provide more environmentally friendly waste management systems and reduce operating costs of power plants that use supercritical water for its working fluid. Dose Tracker: The crew launched the Dose Tracker app before completing entries for medication tracking on an iPad. This investigation documents the medication usage of crewmembers before and during their missions by capturing data regarding medication use during spaceflight, including side effect qualities, frequencies and severities. The data is expected to either support or counter anecdotal evidence of medication ineffectiveness during flight and unusual side effects experienced during flight. It is also expected that specific, near-real-time questioning about symptom relief and side effects will provide the data required to establish whether spaceflight-associated alterations in pharmacokinetics (PK) or pharmacodynamics (PD) is occurring during missions. Expedite the Processing of Experiments to the Space Station (Express) Rack 6 (ER6) Improved Payload Ethernet Hub Gateway (iPEHG) Installation: The crew removed the Payload Ethernet Hub Bridge (PEHB) from ER6 and installed an Improved Payload Ethernet Hub Gateway (iPEHG) in its place.  The iPEHG provides additional payload data band width needed for the TangoLab payload arriving on SpX-11. The iPEHG was checked out and is performing nominally. The PWD was removed and reinstalled back in the same ER6 location, to allow access for installing the iPEHG.  While preparing for the iPEHG installation, the crew found damaged threads on one of the Microgravity Rack Barrier Posts and its threaded insert. The plan is to replace the Standoff Bridge Bracket to provide a good installation location for a spare Microgravity Rack Barrier Post. Remote Power Control Module (RPCM) S11A_C Remote Power Controller (RPC) 3 Status: Yesterday, RPCM S11A-C RPC 3 tripped, removing power from the Starboard Thermal Radiator (STR) Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM). Due to unusual temperatures in the RPCM after the trip, specialists suspected that the trip might have been caused by an RPCM failure rather than a true overcurrent. Multiple attempts to reclose RPC 3 were unsuccessful.  Teams are reviewing data to attempt to isolate the failure to the RPCM or the STR MDM. Nitrogen Repress from Nitrogen/Oxygen Recharge System (NORS): Today, the crew performed the first nitrogen repress from a NORS N2 tank. The tank is now empty and ready for return on SpX-11.  Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Troubleshooting possible cause of generating inadvertent command in FGB Program-Logic Control Device [????] via SM-FGB ? X Docking Assembly, preparation.  ISS HAM Radio Power Up COTS UHF Communications Unit Removal Dose Tracker Data Entry Subject HRF Generic Urine Collection – Subject Meteor Shutter Open WHC UR and Insert Filter (IF) R&R PILOT-T. Preparation for the experiment. HRF Generic Sample MELFI Retrieval Insertion Operations ExPRESS Rack 6 Rack Preparation PILOT-T. Experiment Ops ARED Cylinder Flywheel Evacuation IPEHG Hardware Install PILOT-T. Closeout Ops Verification of ??-1 Flow Indicator Position Filling (separation) of ??? (???) for Elektron or ???-??. HRF Generic Sample MELFI Retrieval Insertion Operations Microgravity Science Glovebox Equipment Inspection and Cleaning EMU Radio Frequency (RF) Camera Assembly (ERCA) Inspect CONTENT. Experiment Ops ExPRESS Rack 6 Rack Reconfiguration HRF Generic Urine Collection Female – Subject Galley Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Installation HRF Generic Sample MELFI Retrieval Insertion Operations DECLIC Removable Hard Disk Drive Exchange Atmosphere Control and Supply (ACS) Nitrogen Manual Valve Open Completed Task List Items Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Quarterly Inspection [Completed GMT 98] Treadmill 2 System (T2) Monthly Inspection [Completed GMT 98] Data Prep for Return [Completed GMT 98] ESA Active Dosimeter Area Monitoring Mobile Unit Stow [Completed GMT 98] ESA PAO Recorded Message “150 e du Canada” [Completed GMT 98] ESA PAO Message – Martian Meteorite video [Completed GMT 98] ESA PAO Message – St. Exupery writing contest winners [Completed GMT 98] EVA Hardware Audit [Completed GMT 98] Health Maintenance System (HMS) Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Inspection [Completed GMT 98] NOD1S4 Zero-G Stowage Rack Strap Install [Completed GMT 98] Station Support Computer 1 Reseat Hard Disk Drive [Completed GMT 98] Health Maintenance System (HMS) Spaceflight Cognitive Assessment Tool for Windows (WinSCAT) Test [Completed GMT 99] RED Video Card Swap [Completed GMT 99] SSC 4 Primary Hard Drive Swap [Completed GMT 99] EXPRESS Rack 6 Locker Removal [Completed GMT 100] NOD1D4 Audit ? Part 2 [Completed GMT 100] Rodent Research Inventory Audit [Completed GMT 100] Strata Final Card Changeout [Completed GMT 100] Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. SSRMS walkoff to N2 PDGF IPEHG ER6 Activation and Checkout NORS N2 repress Three-Day Look Ahead: Wednesday, 04/12: Cognition, ER6 locker install/CUCU install, Man. Device feedstock canister, extruder, print tray exchange, GLA […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 4/10/2017
48 Soyuz (48S) Undock and Landing: Shane Kimbrough, Sergey Ryzhikov, and Andrei Borisenko undocked from the ISS at 3:00AM CDT and landed nominally at 6:21AM CDT today. Kimbrough and support personnel are aboard the G5 plane enroute to Houston. The ISS will be in 3-crew operations until the arrival of 50S scheduled to launch on April 20, 2017. Today is an on board crew day off. Nominal reporting will resume tomorrow, Tuesday, April 11.
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 4/06/2017
Flight Day 120 (FD120) Human Research Program (HRP) Collections: The 49S subject performed a fasting blood draw and urine collections. Both samples were stowed in Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) for freezing and storage until their return and analysis. The Biochemical 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 used to maintain biological specimens over extended periods of time and under well-controlled conditions. This repository supports scientific discovery that contributes to our fundamental knowledge in the area of human physiological changes and adaptation to a microgravity environment and provides unique opportunities to study longitudinal changes in human physiology spanning many missions. Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Sample Holder Exchange: The crew performed the second part of the ELF Sample Exchange, installing the Sample Holder and Cartridge into the ELF Work Volume. The ELF is an experimental facility designed to levitate/melt/solidify materials by containerless processing techniques using the Electrostatic Levitation method. With this facility, thermophysical properties of high temperature melts can be measured, and solidification from deeply undercooled melts can be achieved. Multi-Omics Mouse Preparations: In preparation for the JAXA Rodent Research experiment hardware launching on SpaceX-11, the crew set up the CO2 Valve Unit and performed a checkout.  Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Relocate Postponed:  The PWD was scheduled to be relocated today but the activity was postponed.  The crew spent time yesterday and today looking for an adapter needed for the activity but were unable to locate it.  Ground teams are discussing work arounds to allow the relocation to occur without using the adapter. Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. URAGAN. Observation and photography EKON-M. Observations and photography Lighting Effects Sleep Log Entry HRF Generic Urine Collection HRF Generic Saliva Collection HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection HRF Generic Sample MELFI Insertion Operations HRF Generic Refrigerated Centrifuge Spin NEUROIMMUNITET. Saliva sample collection Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain Health Maintenance System (HMS) Stow Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Experiment Sample Holder Install Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain Part 2 LBNP Training  In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Full Fill Electrostatic Levitation Furnace(ELF) Sample Removal Acoustic Dosimeter Setup Day 3 Soyuz 732 Stowage Ops for Return. Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Sample Cartridge 2 Install Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Slit Cover stow Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill On-orbit Hearing Assessment using EARQ IDENTIFICATION. Copy ???-? micro-accelerometer data to laptop HRF Generic Sample MELFI Retrieval Insertion Operations JEM Common Gas Support Equipment (CGSE) Gas Supply Start Pre-Multi-Omics Mouse Item Gathering Recharging Soyuz 733 Samsung PC Battery (if charge level is below 80%) CO2 Vlv Unit Setup IDENTIFIKATSIYA. Copy ???-? Micro-Accelerometer Data to HDD for return Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) Alignment Guide Installation CO2 Vlv Unit Checkout Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) /Group Combustion Module (GCM) Component Deactivation Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill Recharging Soyuz 732 Samsung PC Battery (if charge level is below 80%) JEM Common Gas Support Equipment Gas Supply Stop Hardware prepack for return and disposal on Soyuz 732 Glove Box Panel Closeout Manufacturing Device Print Removal, Clean and Stow Network Monitoring System (NMS) Laptop Battery Swap VEG-03 Wick Open Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill Separation of ??? using Separation Unit [??] Soyuz 732 Transfer Ops Galley Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Installation [Aborted] Space Headaches – Weekly Questionnaire CALCIUM. Bioekololgiya Cases: Photography, Processing, and Photo Downlink, Pre-pack for Return Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Fill Part 3 48S US Prepack Trash Staging Cleanout HRF Generic Sample MELFI Insertion Operations INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops OA7 Trash Pregather Galley Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Installation Part 2 Terminate Soyuz 733 Samsung PC Battery Recharge (if necessary) INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops Preventive maintenance of MRM1 ??? Hatch Sealing Mechanism and Soyuz 732 hatch Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill HRF Generic Sample MELFI Retrieval Insertion Operations Completed Task List Items Galley Rack Power Source Swap (From aborted Galley Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Installation Activity) Portable Water Dispenser – TOCA (Total Organic Carbon Analyzer) Water Sample Collection & Analysis Portable Water Dispenser ? Environmental Health System (EHS) Coliform Water Detection JLP Cleanup and Reconfiguration Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Galley Rack Power Source Swap Support ? Safing and Power/De-power Assistance    Three-Day Look Ahead: Friday, 04/07: Crew off duty Saturday, 04/08: Crew off duty, housekeeping Sunday, 04/09: 49S Crew Emergency Roles/Responsibilities review, Change of Command 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 Operate Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Process Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Process Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full Up  
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 4/05/2017
Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Universal Docking Port (UDP): The crew completed a test run for the SPHERES UDP payload. They loaded the test software and performed the session with ground support staff direction. Objectives of the UDP session are to demonstrate a reliably successful docking through running multiple, repeatable docking maneuvers using both global metrology and docking port cameras; perform joint maneuvers of docked satellites using the thrusters from two satellites to demonstrate controllability; and test an algorithm for docking to a satellite which is tumbling in a slow, known manner. The addition of the Docking Ports is a critical upgrade to the SPHERES facility aboard the ISS. With the new ability to dock and undock, SPHERES provides a test bed to address many of the challenges of combining autonomous spacecraft. Mated spacecraft can assemble complex systems in orbit or combine sensors and actuators for satellite servicing and repurposing missions. The SPHERES-UDP enables testing of complex tasks through optimal and adaptive control, autonomous decision-making processes, and real-time image processing. Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Sample Holder Exchange: The crew performed the first of two days of operations in support of the JAXA ELF Sample exchanges in the Multi-Purpose Small Payload Rack-2 (MSPR2) facility.  They removed the sample holder and installed the new cartridge into the holder. The ELF is an experimental facility designed to levitate/melt/solidify materials by containerless processing techniques using the Electrostatic Levitation method. With this facility, thermophysical properties of high temperature melts can be measured, and solidification from deeply undercooled melts can be achieved.  Story Time From Space Light Demo: The crew narrated and recorded a video to demonstrate the spectrum of the light from the sun and the attenuation of the light intensity as the sun is viewed through the atmosphere. Story Time From Space combines science literacy outreach with simple demonstrations recorded aboard the ISS. Crew members read five science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related childrens? books in orbit, and complete simple science concept experiments. Crew members videotape themselves reading the books and completing demonstrations. Video and data collected during the demonstrations are downlinked to the ground and posted in a video library with accompanying educational materials. The narrated demonstration is based on the childrens? books Max Goes to Mars, The Wizard Who Saved the World, and Max Goes to Jupiter. Multi-Omics Mouse Preparations: In preparation for the JAXA Rodent Research experiment hardware launching on SpaceX-11 (SpX-11), the crew installed the Glove Box Panel on the Kobairo Rack front in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM). Following installation, the attachment points for the Working Table were marked with Kapton tape for easier operations on SpX-11.  In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Crew Quarters (CQ) Overhead Cleaning: In preparation for departure from the ISS next week, the CDR cleaned his CQ intake and exhaust ducts as well as fans and airflow sensors while targeting areas behind applicable panels.   Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Maintenance: During today?s post Extravehicular Activity (EVA) EMU suit maintenance, a step to switch the suits to battery power from Service and Cooling Umbilical (SCU) power was missed. While powering up for a cooling loop scrub, both EMU 3006 and 3008 were configured for station power during the power up sequence rather than battery power. Powering EMUs from battery power is to protect from power spikes that may occur when the DC to DC converter is powered. During the activity, there were no DC-DC converter trips, no EMU current limiter trips and nominal suit data was observed immediately after power up on both suits. Ground teams are evaluating further for any unknown impacts.  The cooling loop scrub was completed with no further issues. Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Columbus Module Light Unit 3 Lamp Housing Assembly Remove and Replace. Test video recording for RT TV channel Prep of personal data for return Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media URAGAN. Observation and photography EKON-M. Observations and photography Lighting Effects Sleep Log Entry – Subject Acoustic Dosimeter Reminder HRF Generic Urine Collection NEUROIMMUNITET. Saliva Sample. Psychological Test HRF Generic Sample MELFI Insertion Operations KORREKTSIYA. NEUROIMMUNITET. Blood Collection. SPHERES Battery Swap Combustion Integrated Rack Alignment Guide Removal Acoustic Dosimeter Setup Day 2 XF305 Camcorder Setup Verification of ??-1 Flow Indicator Position BIOCARD. Experiment Ops. Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Sample Holder Removal NEUROIMMUNITET. Psychological Test Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cooling Loop Maintenance Scrub Initiation Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Sample Cartridge 2 Install OTKLIK. OTKLIK memory buffer clearing MERLIN 2 Desiccant Swap Health Maintenance System (HMS) EpiPen Ziplock Modification ISS Crew departure preparation Pre-Multi-Omics Mouse Item Gathering Glove Box Panel Setup and Working Table position marking SPHERES Battery Stow HRF Generic Saliva Collection Setup PROFILAKTIKA-2. Copy Data to Laptop Export MBI Experiment Data to a memory card for return Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Post Scrub Cooling Loop Water (H2O) Sample Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill Preparations to connect the AstroPi Vis to the ISS Joint Station LAN. Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cooling Loop Maintenance Iodination Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Conductivity Test SPHERES File Delete Environmental Health System (EHS) – Formaldehyde Monitoring Kit (FMK) Stow Operation ESA ACTIVE DOSIMETER MOBILE UNIT SWAP AstroPi status check SPHERES Test Session Setup Cycle 14.1 Laptop & CD Audit EVA Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cooling Loop Scrub Deconfiguration Google Street View Cupola Photo Operations In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Crew Quarters (CQ) Overhead Cleaning On MCC Go Removal of unit 800? (?103) Replacement of SM 800? Battery Modules No.2, No.3, Operator StoryTime from Space GoPro video transfer Story Time from Space Light Demo On MCC Go Removal of 800? unit (?102) Replacement of SM 800? Battery Modules No.2, No.3, Operator SPHERES Docking Port Test Run Story Time From Space Historical Photo Meteor Hard Drive Swap and LED Cover Reinstallation of unit 800? from position ?102 to ?103 Replacement of SM 800? Battery Modules No.2, No.3, Operator Reinstallation of unit 800? from position ?103 to ?102 INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops […]
ISS Daily Summary Report ? 4/04/2017
Return minus 15 (R-15) Human Research Program (HRP) Collections: The 48S returning crewmember performed a fasting blood draw followed by urine collections. Both blood and urine samples were stowed in Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) for freezing and storage for return and analysis. The Biochemical Profile experiment tests blood and urine samples obtained from astronauts before, during, and after spaceflight. Specific proteins and chemicals in the samples are used as biomarkers, or indicators of health. Post-flight analysis yields a database of samples and test results which scientists can use to study the effects of spaceflight on the body. The repository is a storage bank used to maintain biological specimens over extended periods of time and under well-controlled conditions. This repository supports scientific discovery that contributes to our fundamental knowledge in the area of human physiological changes and adaptation to a microgravity environment and provides unique opportunities to study longitudinal changes in human physiology spanning many missions. Habitability: The crew completed two Habitability activities, both the fifth in the series.  The first activity was a walk-through video of areas used for recreation activities, explaining what activities are performed and where, and focusing on considerations for designers of future vehicles. The second activity was a Narrated Task Video of the Node 3 ventilation cleaning, capturing details such as volume needed to perform task, vehicle planning considerations, and systems interface issues, as well as any other human factors concerns. The Habitability investigation collects observations about the relationship between crewmembers and their environment on the ISS. Observations can help spacecraft designers understand how much habitable volume is required, and whether a mission?s duration impacts how much space crew members need.  Lighting Effects Meter Reading: The crew set up and configured the Light Meter hardware and took readings in the Node 3 and US Lab.  Both modules still use the legacy General Luminaire Assembly (GLA), while the lights in Node 1 have been upgraded to the Solid State Lighting Assemblies (SSLAs). The Lighting Effects experiment hopes to better quantify and qualify how lighting can effect habitability of spacecraft. The light bulbs on the ISS are being replaced with a new system designed for improved crew health and wellness. The Lighting Effects investigation studies the impact of the change from fluorescent light bulbs to solid-state light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with adjustable intensity and color and aims to determine if the new lights can improve crew circadian rhythms, sleep, and cognitive performance. Results from this investigation also have major implications for people on Earth who use electric lights.  Node 2 HMU 220 Power Cable Re-route: Today the crew completed re-routing an existing power cable (HMU 220) from Node 2 to a previously routed wire harness. HMU 220 previously provided power to the Node 2 Zenith berthing port through the HTV Node 2 Jumper. The power cable was routed from the Node 2 Forward Endcone toward  the Node 2 Deck Crew Quarter Standoff and mated to wire harness W8553 to support a redundant power feed for the previously installed Node 1 Galley Rack. During the HMU 220 task, Shell Heater temperature sensor 1B in Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA) 2 failed high. Wire harness HMU 671, adjacent to HMU 220, provides data routing for the failed sensor. The crew was directed to inspect the harness for damage but none was reported. There is sufficient redundancy on shell heater 1A. Grounds teams are reviewing telemetry. On Board Training (OBT) Soyuz Descent Drill:  In preparation for departure from the ISS scheduled for next Monday, April 10th, the 48S Crew completed this nominally planned descent drill.  N3 Deck Starboard Intermodule Ventilation (IMV) Fan Inlet Cleaning: The crew cleaned this location to remove Foreign Object Debris (FOD) from IMV fan inlets and silencers.  Today?s Planned Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Soyuz 732 Stowage Ops Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media URAGAN. Observation and photography EKON-M. Observations and photography Lighting Effects Sleep Log Entry Acoustic Dosimeter Reminder ARED Photo/TV Reminder Reminder HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection HRF Generic Urine Collection HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection VHF-2 Emergency Communication Check Out from 49S over US Ground Sites SPHERES Battery Swap EHS Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis Acoustic Dosimeter Setup Day 1 HRF Generic Refrigerated Centrifuge Spin HRF Generic Sample MELFI Insertion Habitability Walk-through Video ISS Crew departure preparation Soyuz 732 Descent OBT Photography of Glass on SM Windows No.1,12 and ??2 in in DC1 Node 2 Power Cable (HMU 220) Reroute SPHERES Battery Swap Vascular Echo Flashdrive Install Closing Shutters on windows 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14.Note 6 Lighting Effects Light Meter Readings Alternate 1 Maintenance activation of Atmosphere Purification System Emergency Vacuum Valves [??? ???] from the Spares Kit (??1??_3_321_1, bag II-1/256-1, cover for [???] (007223R))) USOS Window Shutter Close DAN. Experiment Ops HRF Generic Urine Collection In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Node 3 Deck Starboard Intermodule Ventilation (IMV) Cleaning Brine transfer to Progress 435 Rodnik H2O Tank 1, flushing connector B1 Habitability Narrated Task Video Setup Node 2 Power Cable (HMU 220) Rerouting Soyuz 732 ??? Test prior to undocking Soyuz 732 [???] Activation Habitability Narrated Task Video End – Subject External Wireless Instrumentation System (EWIS) Network Control Unit (NCU) Power On KORREKTSIYA. NEUROIMMUNITET. Experiment Rodent Research 4 Clean up 1    Vascular Echo Software Transfer EHS Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record External Wireless Instrumentation System (EWIS) Network Control Unit (NCU) Power Off Dose Tracker Data Entry Subject NEUROIMMUNITET Completed Task List Items Manufacturing Device Print Removal, Clean and Stow Remove Lamp Housing Assembly NOD3FO2 and Replace with Light  Ground Activities All activities were completed unless otherwise noted. Node 2 (N2) Power Cable re-routing support  Three-Day Look Ahead: Wednesday, 04/05: Galley PWD install, EMU loop scrub, Crew Quarters cleaning, crew departure prep Thursday, 04/06: Rodent Research inventory, Google Street View image acquisition, 48S prepack, VEG03 install Friday, 04/07: Crew off duty QUICK ISS Status ? Environmental Control Group:   Component Status Elektron On Vozdukh Manual […]