ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/25/15

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Robonaut 2 Troubleshooting:   Lindgren continued troubleshooting Robonaut’s Compact Peripheral Component Interface today.    Robonaut 2 is a two-armed humanoid robot designed with the versatility and dexterity to manipulate hardware, work in high risk environments, and respond safely to unexpected obstacles. Robonaut is currently mounted inside the ISS.  In the future, it will perform tasks both inside and outside the ISS.


Veggie (Veg-01):  Kelly refilled the Veg-01 plant pillows with water.  The Veg-01 investigation is used to assess on-orbit function and performance of the Veggie facility, focusing on the growth and development of seedlings in the spaceflight environment and the composition of microbial flora on the plants and the facility.  For this run, Zinnias will be grown for 60 days and are expected to produce flowers.


Biological Rhythms 48 Hours:  At the end of his work day Lindgren removed the Holter Electrocardiogram and transfered data from the Holter and Acitwatch to the Medical laptop.  This investigation studies the effects of long-term microgravity exposure on heart function by analyzing an astronaut’s electrocardiogram for 48 hours. While the ISS schedule follows Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), it is not known whether a separate biological rhythm is imposed on long-term flight crews. To study this, astronauts wear an Actiwatch for 96 hours and a Holter electrocardiograph for 48 hours.


Haptics-1:  Yui set up equipment and performed experiment protocols for the rack-mounted configuration of European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Haptics-1 investigation. The Haptics-1 experiment is performed in two different configurations to evaluate hardware and human performance under varying mounting conditions: wall-mounted on rack seat tracks and body-mounted in a vest assembly.  Haptics-1 supports analysis of engineering parameters and the merits of body-grounded versus non-body grounded force feedback to a crewmember within a microgravity environment.  The physiological property analysis will identify changes in human kinesthetic perception and performance in position and force-torque control tasks and in cognitive performance.


Mouse Habitat Unit (MHU):  Yui installed the spare MHU Interface Unit in the Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) for checkout.  He then installed spare MHU cages into the CBEF for a ground commanded checkout.


Cognition:  Kornienko performed his Flight Day 233 session of the Cognition experiment today.  The Individualized Real-Time Neurocognitive Assessment Toolkit for Space Flight Fatigue (Cognition) investigation 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 ten brief computerized tests that cover a wide range of cognitive functions, and provides immediate feedback on current and past test results. The software used allows for real-time measurement of cognitive performance while in space.


44 Soyuz (44S) Emergency Egress Drill:  The 44S Crew (Kelly, Volkov, and Kornienko) participated in an emergency decent drill.  This 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 when the crew has been aboard the ISS for 12-14 weeks, then once every 2.5 months.


Port Thermal Radiator Rotary Joint (TRRJ) Survey:  Kelly configured a D4 Camera in order to perform a periodic imagery survey of the port TRRJ from the Docking Compartment 1 window. During this task, the Radiator was rotated to two different angles to photograph both sides of the TRRJ. This survey is conducted yearly for data gathering purposes.


ISS Reboost: This afternoon the ISS performed a reboost using 61 Progress (61P) thrusters.  Delta-V was 1.946 meters/second, burn duration was 15 minutes 32.8 seconds. This reboost sets up conditions for the 43S landing on December 11 and the 45S 4-orbit rendezvous on December 15.


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

  • Body Mass Measurement
  • МО-8. Closeout Ops
  • Ultrasound 2 – Hardware Activation
  • Soyuz 718 Samsung Tablet Charge – start
  • SSIPC FD Conference
  • Ultrasound 2 – Scanning
  • Verification of ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position
  • Private Psychological Conference
  • Water Recovery System (WRS) Drain Waste Water Tank, initiate
  • CBEF – Hardware Setup
  • Ultrasound 2 – Data Export
  • Recording Greetings Video
  • Ultrasound 2 – Closeout Ops
  • On-board Training (OBT) Cygnus Rendezvous Review [Aborted]
  • BIOCARD. Experiment Ops
  • Water Recovery System (WRS) Drain Waste Water Tank, terminate
  • HRF – Hardware Setup
  • HAP1 – Activation
  • HAM radio session from Columbus [Aborted]
  • HAP1 Experiment
  • Ultrasound 2 – Deactivation and Stowage
  • ISS Emergency Descent OBT
  • Surface sampling from FGB equipment and structures
  • HAP1 Photography
  • Eye Examination
  • HAP1 Experiment
  • TV Conference with Students and Teachers of Know-How Language Center
  • Robonaut Node2 Camcorder Video Setup
  • Setup camcorder in Lab for Robonaut
  • VEG-01 – Refilling Root Mat with Water
  • Preventive Maintenance of FS1 Laptop (Cleaning and rebooting)
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • Surface samples from FGB equipment and structures
  • R2 Experiment
  • BRI Cleaning
  • Private Psychological Conference
  • HAP1 Experiment
  • Video Footage for Roscosmos TV Studio
  • Photo Camera Setup for Radiator Inspection
  • P1 Radiator Imagery from DC1 window, Part 1
  • HAP1 – Hardware Stowage
  • Download Photos and Return Camera to Nominal Setup Configuration
  • ARED Quarterly Maintenance
  • HMS – OCT Hardware Stow
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • Soyuz 718 Samsung tablet charging – end
  • SPRINT Exercise
  • NAPOR-miniRSA. Cleaning БЗУ-М vents
  • Closing USOS Window Shutters
  • Closing window 6,8,9,12,13,14 shutters
  • R2 – Hardware Deactivation and Stowage
  • CONTENT. Experiment Ops
  • BLR48 – Saving Experiment Data
  • Evening Work Prep
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • BLR48 – Saving Actiwatch Data
  • COGNITION – Experiment Ops
  • Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media
  • ECON-M. Observations and Photography
  • URAGAN Observations and Photography
  • Installation of inserts to ease opening of SM interior panel locks


Completed Task List Items



Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • ISS Reboost


Three-Day Look Ahead:

Thursday, 11/26: Crew Holiday

Friday, 11/27:  RRM Transfer Cage Install, HAPTICS-1 Ops, Crew Departure Prep, Stbd CQ Cleaning, IMAX File D/L

Saturday, 11/28:  Weekly Cleaning, Crew Off Duty


QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component Status
Elektron On
Vozdukh Manual
[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) Off
[СКВ] 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 Shutdown
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Norm
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Full Up
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Off


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