ISS Daily Summary Report – 02/10/16

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Burning and Suppression of Solids – Milliken (BASS-M):  Today Kopra completed the fifth set of BASS-M operations, preparing and testing five different samples with ground assistance from the Principal Investigator.  The BASS-M investigation tests flame-retardant cotton fabrics to determine how well they resist burning in microgravity. Results benefit research on flame-retardant textiles that can be used on Earth and in space.


Circadian Rhythms:  Peake configured and donned the Armband Monitor and Thermolab sensors and belt for his Flight Day 30 Circadian Rhythm session.  He will wear the monitors for 36 hours and then doff and download the data on Friday.  Circadian Rhythms investigates the role of synchronized circadian rhythms, or the “biological clock,” and how it changes during long-duration spaceflight. Researchers hypothesize that a non-24-hour cycle of light and dark affects crewmembers’ circadian clocks. The investigation also addresses the effects of reduced physical activity, microgravity and an artificially controlled environment. Changes in body composition and body temperature, which also occur in microgravity, can affect crewmembers’ circadian rhythms as well. Understanding how these phenomena affect the biological clock will improve performance and health for future crewmembers.


Sprint Ultrasound:  Kelly assisted Kopra in performing his Flight Day 60 thigh and calf ultrasound scans today.  Ultrasound scans are used to evaluate spaceflight-induced changes in the muscle volume. The Sprint investigation evaluates the use of high intensity, low volume exercise training to minimize loss of muscle, bone, and cardiovascular function in ISS crewmembers during long-duration missions. Upon completion of this study, investigators expect to provide an integrated resistance and aerobic exercise training protocol capable of maintaining muscle, bone and cardiovascular health while reducing total exercise time over the course of a long-duration space flight. This will provide valuable information in support of the long term goal of protecting human fitness for even longer space exploration missions.


Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) 3003 Fan Pump Separator Remove and Replace (R&R):  As part of a two day activity, Kelly and Peake removed the failed FPS from EMU 3003 today and replaced it with a new pump.  Tomorrow, the crew will finalize the installation by performing pump priming and preparing the EMU for a return to service checkout.  The FPS being removed had failed to start up on December 19th during a Liquid Cooling and Ventilation Garment (LCVG) fill activity.


Today’s Planned Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Morning Inspection, Laptop RS1(2) Reboot
  • RSS 1, 2 Reboot
  • NEIROIMMUNITET. Closeout Ops
  • Calf Volume Measurement
  • Aurora Hardware Closeout
  • Stop discharging Orlan-MK 2nd Battery Pack 825М3 No.126499192 (b/c 00068691R, stow ФГБ1ПГО_2_221_1) and start discharging the 3rd Battery Pack No.126499193 (b/c 00068692R, ФГБ1ПГО_2_221_1)
  • Acoustic Dosimeter Operations and RS Crew Handover – Day 3
  • BASSM – Preparation Operations Part 1
  • Video Footage of Greetings
  • ESA Weekly Crew Conference
  • USND2 – Hardware Activation
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) – Relocation of Intravehicular Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter (IV-TEPC)
  • USOS Window Shutter Close
  • NAPOR-miniRSA. MRC and HRC S/W Upgrade
  • WRS Water Sample Analysis
  • CARDIOVECTOR. Experiment Ops
  • Preparation for Progress 431 (DC1) АСН-КП Test
  • Laptop FS1 S/W Upgrade
  • SPRINT – Hardware prep and installation
  • SPRINT – Operator Assistance with the Experiment
  • EMU Fan Pump Separator (FPS) R&R
  • VIRU. Battery Charge
  • SPLANH. Terminate EGEG Recording. Closeout Ops
  • SPLANH. Photography of the Experiment Ops
  • Galvanic isolation test between power buses of thermal container ТБУ-В No.06 and its enclosure
  • SEISMOPROGNOZ. Downlink data from Control and Data Acquisition Module (МКСД) HDD (start)
  • Study of veins in lower extremities
  • TOCA Data Recording
  • USND2 – Hardware Deactivation
  • EMU Fan Pump Separator (FPS) R&R
  • Separation of EDV (KOV) No. 1162 for Electron system.  For separation use EDV No.1199
  • EKAM-Node2 – Camera Lens Change
  • Water Transfer to EDV from Progress 431 (DC1) H2O Tank1 and N2O Tank1 Bladder Compression
  • BASS Soot Removal
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • BASSM – Experiment start
  • SEISMOPROGNOZ. Downlink data from Control and Data Acquisition Module (МКСД) HDD (end)
  • BASSM – BASS Hardware Installation and Test
  • BASSM – Experiment end
  • VIRU. Software Update
  • VIRU. Hardware Setup for Relaksatsiya Experiment
  • PAO hardware setup. Tagup with specialists / See OPTIMIS Viewer for Procedure
  • TV Conference with the Organizers of “108 minutes ”Music Festival (Ku + S-band)
  • VIRU. Hardware parameter adjustment for Relaksatsiya Experiment Tagup with specialists
  • VIRU. Earth Observation for Relaksatsiya Experiment
  • Sprint Portable Pulmonary Function System (PPFS) Partial Setup
  • VIRU. Closeout Ops and Hardware Teardown after Relaksatsiya Experiment
  • Thermolab – Instrumentation Ops for Circadian Rhythms
  • VIRU. Fill out and Downlink VIRU Log Sheet
  • Verification of ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position
  • SPLANH. Diet Restrictions Reminder
  • On MCC GO Closeout Ops after Progress 431 (DC1) Rodnik H2O Tank1 Bladder Compression


Completed Task List Items

  • Sidekick Charging
  • Sidekick Laptop Deploy


Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Nominal System Commanding


Three-Day Look Ahead:

Thursday, 02/11: EVA FPS R&R Part 2, Ocular Health, SPRINT, NanoRacks Multi-Gas Monitor Deploy, Col Desiccant Module R&R, PEPS Inspection, SSRMS Walkoff

Friday, 02/12: SPRINT, Microbe-IV Sample Collection, FPS Pack and Tool Stow, SkinB, BASS-M

Saturday, 02/13: Crew Off Duty, Weekly Cleaning


QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component Status
Elektron On
Vozdukh Manual
[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) On
[СКВ] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”) Off
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab Override
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) Normal
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Full Up
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Off