ISS Daily Summary Report – 03/15/16

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Observation and Analysis of Smectic Islands in Space (OASIS) Gylcerol/Water Fill: Kopra completed a science run of the OASIS Gylcerol/Water Fill activity by filling the Inkjet droplet device with glycerol/water for the final experiment protocol on each sample container and will exchange the hard drive for continued operations. OASIS studies the unique behavior of liquid crystals in microgravity, including their overall motion and the merging of crystal layers known as smectic islands. Liquid crystals are used for display screens in televisions and clocks, and they also occur in soaps and in cell membranes. The experiment allows detailed studies of the behavior of these structures, and how microgravity affects their unique ability to act like both a liquid and a solid crystal.

Ocular Health:  Kopra and Peake installed batteries in the Cardiolab (CDL) Holter Arterial BP Unit, powered on the unit, cleared the memory, donned the BP Cuff, and each performed a BP measurement prior to stowing the hardware. The results are recorded in the Vital Signs Data Collection Tool form. With observation from the ground support personnel, Kopra and Peake will practice using the Tonometer on an eye simulator and then conduct a Tonometry Exam with the Medical Ground Support team.

 

Microbiome:  Kopra completed a questionnaire, set up body sampling collection equipment and performed body sample collections. He then placed the samples in cold stowage.  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).

Hatch Seal Inspection: Kopra completed the first of two sessions of this scheduled maintenance to clean the USOS hatch seals in Node 2, Node 3, PMM, COL and JEM. He also inspected the sealing surface and hatch handle mechanism for Foreign Object Debris (FOD) or damage. The second hatch seal inspection session is planned for Thursday.

 

Treadmill 2 (T2) 6-Month Maintenance: Peake partially completed this 6-month inspection of T2. He inspected tread belt slats, cleaned closeout panels, lateral belt and drive shaft teeth and vacuumed inside T2 rack space and filter screen. He also replaced the eye bolts that attach bungees to the rack. Peake was scheduled to complete axle greasing, however, he was unable to locate sufficient grease so the task will be scheduled for a later date.

 

Cygnus Cargo Operations: Peake relocated cargo from the Japanese Experiment Logistics Module-Pressurized Section (JLP) Bay 2 to the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Pressurized Module (JEM) and Columbus (COL) in preparation for OA-6 arrival scheduled for March 26.

 

Robotics Operations: Robotics ground controllers maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to the Offset Grapple start position in preparation for tomorrow’s planned OA-6 Robotics Onboard Trainer (RoBOT) training session. They are currently performing checkout maneuvers of the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) Shoulder Yaw Joint. This troubleshooting is intended to further isolate the cause of an anomaly that prevented the shoulder yaw joint from starting up during RRM operations in October 2015.  SPDM Arm 2 is functional with some constraints.

 

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

  • Hematocrit Test / МО Book 2 r/g 1647
  • HRF – Sample Insertion into MELFI
  • BIOME – Sample Collection
  • Hematocrit Test  r/g 1647
  • Hematocrit Hardware Stowage
  • HRF – Sample Insertion into MELFI
  • ВКС Laptops Antivirus Scan Check and Status Report / r/g 8247
  • On MCC Go Regeneration of БМП Ф2 Micropurification Cartridge (start)
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – Eye Examination
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – Vision Questionnaire
  • JEM – Relocating Cargo in Preparation for Cygnus arrival
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeter gathering and measurements.r/g 1662
  • Ocular Health (OH) – Blood Pressure Operations
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – Tonometry Test Setup
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – Eye Examination
  • Ocular Health (OH) Blood Pressure Operations
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – Vision Questionnaire
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS): Tonometry Test – assistance
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS): Tonometry Test – Subject
  • Ocular Health Experiment – Tonometry Test – Crew Medical Officer (CMO)
  • Ocular Health Experiment – Tonometry Ops – Test Subject
  • Laptop FS1 S/W Upgrade  r/g 1665
  • BIOME – Sample Collection
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – Tonometry Hardware Stowage
  • HRF – Sample Insertion into MELFI
  • BIOME – Equipment Stowage
  • Observation and Analysis of Smectic Islands in Space (OASIS) – Sample Container Exchange and Glycerol/Water Fill
  • Crew Prep for PAO
  • PAO Hardware Setup
  • PAO Event
  • T2 Semi-Annual Maintenance [Partially completed]
  • Vacuum Cleaning of ВД1 and ВД2 air ducts in DC1
  • BIOME – Equipment Stowage
  • Hatch Seal Inspection
  • В3 Fan Screen Cleaning in DC1 / Thermal Mode Control System
  • Cleaning ПФ1, ПФ2 dust filters and В1, B2 Fan Grilles in MRM2
  • On MCC Go ISS О2 Repress from Progress 429 (Aft) СрПК Section 2 (start)
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • Т2 – Unmanned activities
  • On MCC Go ISS О2 Repress from Progress 429 (Аft) СрПК Section 2 (terminate)
  • IMS Delta File Prep

 

Completed Task List Items

  • None

 

Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • MSS Powerup
  • SPDM Arm 2 shoulder yaw test [In work]
  • MSS Powerdown
  • Nominal ground commanding

 

Three-Day Look Ahead:

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

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

Friday, 03/18: 46S launch (crew sleep shift)

 

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