ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/06/13

Ocular Health (OH) Cardiac and Ocular Ultrasounds: FE-6 Wakata and FE-5 Mastrachhio, alternating as the Crew Medical Officer, conducted ocular ultrasound scans of each other as part of each of their Flight Day 30 OH sessions. Mastrachio then performed a cardiac ultrasound of Wakata.  Remote guidance was provided by ground experts to ensure proper positioning and data collection. These ultrasounds are used to identify changes in ocular globe morphology, including flattening of the posterior globe, and document optic nerve sheath diameter, optic nerve sheath tortuosity, globe axial measurements, and choroidal engorgement.  Researchers believe that the measurement of visual, vascular and central nervous system changes over the course of this experiment and during the subsequent postflight recovery will assist in the development of countermeasures, clinical monitoring strategies and clinical practice guidelines.

Capillary Flow Experiment (CFE) Interior Corner Flow (ICF)-8 Test: Hopkins set up and initiated a CFE ICF-8 run. CFE ICF studies capillary flow in interior corners of vessels with various geometries. The ICF-8 vessel has vanes aligned along the vertex of a teardrop shaped cylinder. Structured inside tanks providing interior corners are used in the design of fuel tanks to promote fuel flow to the outlet of the tank in the absence of gravity.  Experimental results will provide the necessary boundary conditions as a function of container cross section and fill fraction. The benchmarked theory can be used to improve propellant management aboard spacecraft.

Circadian Rhythms: Wakata instrumented himself with the Armband monitor and sensors then mounted the Thermolab unit onto his belt. The equipment will be worn for the next 36 hours. This study examines the circadian variation of astronaut’s cardiac autonomic function during space flight. The research is expected to provide insights into changes in those functions before, during and after long-duration space flight and may be used to improve the health care technology used for future ISS crewmembers.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 – Hardware Power On  [Complete]
  • NAPOR-miniRSA. Installation and Connection of Cable 17КС.42Ю 8242А-9260. [Complete]  
  • Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Exercise Video Setup [Complete]
  • JAXA Commercial Mission Review  [Complete]
  • ARED – Marker Application [Complete]
  • Cardiac Scan – Subject [Complete]
  • Elektron-VM Liquid Unit Pressurization before Activation [Complete]
  • IWIS Baseline Data Collection Take  [Complete]
  • Cardiac Scan  [Complete]
  • ISS HAM Radio Power down [Complete]
  • NAPOR-miniRSA. Installation and connection of Onboard Measurement System (СБИ) cable (1 item) for Optical Telescope System [СОТ] T/L monitoring.  [Complete]
  • NAPOR-miniRSA. Photography of Mated Connectors and Closeout Ops.  [Complete]
  • Activation of Laptop RS1  [Complete]
  • JAXA Commercial Mission – G1 Camcorder and CM Payload Setup  [Complete]
  • Progress 421 Unloading and IMS Ops [Complete]
  • КЦП1, RS1 Laptop, RS3 LAPTOP Upgrade to SW Version 08.07.  [Complete]
  • Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification [Complete]
  • Capillary Flow Experiment Preparation – Interior Corner Flow  [Complete]
  • ABOUT GAGARIN FROM SPACE. HAM Radio Setting Adjustments.  [Complete]
  • Capillary Flow Experiments Hardware Setup – Interior Corner Flow [Complete]
  • T2 Exercise Video Equipment Stow [Complete]
  • Food Frequency Questionnaire [Complete]
  • ALBEDO. Battery Charge (start)  [Complete]
  • Ultrasound – Scanning Prep [Complete]
  • Progress 421 Transfers  and IMS Ops  [Complete]
  • RSE1 Laptop Software Upgrade (v.4.0).  [Complete]
  • Ultrasound Scan  [Complete]
  • Ultrasound – Data Downlink [Complete]
  • SHD – Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
  • IMS Tagup (S-band) [Complete]
  • HAM Radio Power Up [Complete]
  • Ultrasound Scan [Complete]  
  • Operations Part 8 Capillary Flow Experiment – Interior Corner Flow [Complete]
  • КЦП1, RS1 Laptop, RS3 LAPTOP Upgrade to SW Version 08.07 [Complete]  
  • КОБ2 Loop Monitoring [Complete]
  • ALBEDO. Photo Spectral System (ФСС) Prep, Imagery, Closeout Ops [Complete]
  • Ultrasound – Data Downlink [Complete]
  • Space Headaches – Weekly Questionnaire  [Complete]
  • Crew Medical Officer (CMO) proficiency training  [Complete]
  • Ultrasound – Closeout Ops [Complete]
  • FMK Deployment Ops [Complete]
  • Grab Sample Container (GSC) Sampling Operations [Complete]
  • JAXA Commercial Mission Component Activation [Complete]  
  • JAXA Commercial Mission Video Recording [Complete]
  • Journal Entry [Complete]
  • IMS Update [Complete]  
  • Rack 1 Ultrasound 2 – Power Off and Stow [Complete]  
  • Operations Part 8 Capillary Flow Experiment – Interior Corner Flow [Complete]
  • JAXA Commercial Mission Component – Closeout Ops [Complete]  
  • Deactivation of RS2 Laptop [Complete]  
  • Thermolab Instrumentation for Circadian Rhythms with Armband [Complete]
  • RS1 Laptop-КЦП1-ЦВМ-ТВМ Command & Data Transmission Test [Complete]  
  • JAXA Commercial MPC Playback Start [Complete]
  • CFE – Hardware Packing into Ziploc bags [Complete]
  • Psychological Evaluation Program (WinSCAT) [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]  
  • IMS and Stowage Conference [Complete]
  • Food Frequency Questionnaire [Complete]
  • SHD – Weekly Questionnaire [Complete]
  • JAXA Commercial Playback Tape Exchange and  Playback Start [Complete]
  • JAXA Commercial Mission Playback Downlink End [Complete]
  • Flight Director/ISS Crew Tagup [Complete]

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evacuation 
  • KTO Replace
  • ЕДВ-У R&R
  • Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site
  • 53P Transfer Operations
  • URAGAN. Observations and Photography
  • ECON-M. Observations and Photography
  • National Geographic B-Role Part 2 [In Work]
  • Cygnus ROBOT Self Study  [In Work]
  • Stows loose items in response to crew note on GMT 321 [In Work]
  • Unpack remaining 53P USOS hardware


  • Nominal Commanding [Complete]
  • Battery 1B3 Reconditioning [In Work]

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 12/7: Weekly Cleaning, Crew Off Duty
  • Sunday, 12/8: Crew Off Duty
  • Monday, 12/9: Cygnus Robotics OBT, Robonaut H/W Assembly, Regen ECLSS Recycle Tank R&R 

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

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