ISS Daily Summary Report – 03/14/16

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MAGVECTOR: Peake activated the 8th and final MAGVECTOR run for Increments 47 and 48. The experiment will run for the next 5 days with completion planned for Friday, March 18. MAGVECTOR qualitatively investigates the interaction between a moving magnetic field and an electrical conductor. The expected changes in the magnetic field structure on the ram and wake side of the electrical conductor are of interest for technical applications as well as for astrophysical research.


Multi-Omics: Peake checked the remaining Flight Operations System (FOS) packages and stowed the samples for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Multi-Omics investigation. The Multi-Omics analysis of human microbial-metabolic cross-talk in the space ecosystem, evaluates the impacts of space environment and prebiotics on astronauts’ immune function, by combining the data obtained from the measurements of changes in the gut microbiological composition, metabolites profiles, and the immune system.


Fine Motor Skills:  Kopra and Peake each completed a session of the Fine Motor Skills experiment, performing a series of interactive tasks on a touchscreen tablet. This investigation is the first fine motor skills study to measure long-term microgravity exposure, different phases of microgravity adaptation, and sensorimotor recovery after returning to Earth gravity.


Microbiome:  Kopra completed a questionnaire, set up body sampling collection equipment, and printed the reference guide to support a Microbiome session tomorrow.  Microbiome investigates the impact of space travel on both the human immune system and an individual’s Microbiome (the collection of microbes that live in and on the human body at any given time).

Payload Data Handling (PDH) Remove & Replace (R&R): Peake successfully R&Rd PDH2 with PDH that was originally installed. PDH2 was an enhancement to the original, however, when it was installed in January, it did not perform as expected and could not be activated via the ground. Troubleshooting steps revealed that it could not be repaired on orbit, therefore the original PDH was reinstalled today. The PDH provides redundancy and is required for JAXA life science experiments arriving on SpX-8. Nominal operations can be conducted with the PDH that was re-installed today. PDH2 will return on SpX-8 for ground assessment as future experiments will require the enhancements provided by PDH2.

Waste & Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Urine Hydraulic Components R&R: Kopra completed this preventive maintenance that is scheduled yearly. He R&Rd the WHC urine valve block, urine lines, urine pressure sensors and WHC Flush Water Tank Empty Pressure sensor.

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

  • Configure WHC for internal use of ЕДВ-У for IFM-WHC-URINE R&R.
  • On MCC GO Regeneration of Ф1 БМП cartridge (start)
  • Fine Motor Skills – examination run
  • BIOME – questionnaire fill out
  • MO- preparation of the kit for experiment
  • FINEMOTR- equipment prep
  • MO – equipment stow
  • VCA1 camera adjustment
  • Photo and video coverage of life at the station / r/g 1650
  • MAGVEC- equipment prep and adjustment
  • Troubleshooting of Sleep Actiwatch Spectrum
  • MAGVEC- data transfer with USB
  • PDH2 tear down and PDH setup
  • I Pad Samsung ТК №719 charge – start
  • NAPOR-mini [РСА]. Clean ventilation orifices in [БЗУ-М] / r/g 1648
  • HRF – equipment setup
  • C2V2 – cargo transfer from rack LAB1P5
  • SM ventilation equipment preventive maintenance. В2 group
  • Retrieve SSD from REC2 port
  • I Pad Samsung ТК №719 charge – term
  • Update anti-virus base on [ВКС] laptops / r/g 8247
  • Urine tract components R&R in WHC
  • WRM – condensate transfer – start
  • Test of TV MPEG-2 signal transfer via Ku-band before Soyuz №720 docking to ISS
  • COZh maintenance
  • WRM – condensate transfer – term
  • EXPRESS Rack 4 drawer repair
  • Ham radio pass from Columbus
  • D/l data on exercise via ОСА
  • IMS update
  • BIOME – preparation for sampling
  • “GEMATOKRIT”. Equipment prep r/g 1647
  • On MCC GO Regeneration of Ф1 БМП cartridge (term)
  • Preparation for anti-virus scanning on [ВКС] laptops / r/g 8247


Completed Task List Items

  • None


Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Nominal ground commanding


Three-Day Look Ahead:

Tuesday, 03/15: Ocular Health, OASIS experiment run, Hatch seal inspection

Wednesday, 03/16: Ocular Health, Fundoscope, OBT Cygnus RoBOT #1

Thursday, 03/17: Ocular Health, Hatch seal inspection, T2 6-month maintenance


QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component Status
Elektron Off
Vozdukh Manual
[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) Off
[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) Standby
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full Up