ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/30/13

Spinal Ultrasound Scan Operations:  FE-3 Hopkins, with assistance from the ultrasound operator FE-5 Mastracchio and remote guidance from the ground team, performed the second of his three planned spinal ultrasound scan sessions onboard the ISS. This investigation aims to characterize microgravity-associated spinal alterations during and after spaceflight. Results from this research will be used to enhance crew health for long duration space missions.

Human Research Facility (HRF) Space Linear Acceleration Mass Measurement Device (SLAMMD) Body Measures: Hopkins, Mastracchio and  FE6 Wakata performed body mass measurements which are used in support of Pro K and the Body Measures experiment. SLAMMD provides body mass through the application of Newton’s Second Law of Motion (force is equal to mass times acceleration). Two springs are used to generate a known force against a crewmember mounted on an extension arm and the resulting acceleration is used to calculate the subject’s mass.

Integrated Resistance and Aerobic Training Study (SPRINT):  Due to an error with the Portable Pulmonary Function System (PPFS), Wakata  was unable to execute Sprint VO2 operations.  Ground teams are evaluating troubleshooting options. Sprint 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 of space flight. This will provide invaluable information in support of investigator’s long term goal of protecting human fitness for even longer space exploration missions.

Ocular health Vision Test: Wakata completed the Ocular Health vision test which evaluates visual acuity, visual field and contrast sensitivity.  This is part of the Ocular Health Tonometry scheduled for January 2, 2014.

Crew Health Care System (CHeCS) Drill: This on-board training/drill gives crew members the opportunity to work as a team in resolving a simulated medical emergency onboard ISS. The training refreshes their memory of the on-orbit stowage and deployment locations, equipment use, and procedures.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • Reaction self-test [Complete]
  • HRF Generic Saliva Collection Operations [Complete]
  • HRF – installing samples into MELFI [Complete]
  • Sprint Portable Pulmonary Function System Power Up [Complete]
  • ISERV – Lab window shutter opening [Complete]
  • HMS – vision check [Complete]
  • TEPC – transfer from panel 327 SМ without disconnecting power [Complete]
  • СРК. Dosimeter Р-16 installation.  [Complete]
  • Post-EVA tool re-stow and IMS update  [Complete]
  • Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Setup And Power On [Complete]
  • WRS – water sample analysis [Complete]
  • Sprint VO2 Operations First Time Subject  [Deferred]
  • СРК. Mate TLM-connector, cable 17КС.172Ю -8208А-20.  [Complete]
  • СРК. Close-out ops.  [Complete]
  • SМ fans preventive maintenance. Group А  [Complete]
  • TEPC – Transfer to Panel 327 SМ [Complete]
  • Psych. Eval. (WinSCAT) [Complete]
  • Spinal Ultrasound Scan Operations Subject [Complete]
  • ПхО SМ and DC1 post-EVA reconfig. to initial configuration [Complete]
  • SPINAL- assist with Ultrasound study  [Complete]
  • SPINAL- photographing [Complete]
  • 2nd unit 825М3 discharge end  and removal of 2nd unit form discharge [Complete]
  • Physical exercise data downlink [Complete]
  • Replacement of ИК0501 CO2 filter unit (БФ).  [Complete]
  • URAGAN. Charge batteries of НА ФСС instrumentation (start) [Complete]
  • ПхО SМ and DC1 post-EVA reconfig. to initial configuration [Complete]
  • TOCA – data recording [Complete]
  • HMS – vision test [Complete]
  • SODI DSC Flash Disk Exchange [Complete]
  • ISS air repress from Progress 420 СРПК section 1 (init) [Complete]
  • HMS – vision questionnaire [Complete]
  • Sprint Portable Pulmonary Function System Stow Partial
  • ISS air repress from Progress 420 СРПК section 1 (term) [Complete]
  • ПхО SМ and DC1 post-EVA reconfig. to initial configuration [Complete]
  • Flush connector of БВ1 Rodnik tank, ТКГ 420 (DC1) [Complete]
  • URAGAN. Observation and photography using НА ФСС. [Complete]
  • Journal entry [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]
  • Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Power Off [Complete]
  • Educational PL – procedure review [Complete]
  • HRF1 SLAMMD Setup [Complete]
  • HRF1- S/W installation and Body Mass Measurement [Complete]
  • ISS RS light fittings audit in DC1, SM, MRM2 [Complete]
  • ПхО SМ and DC1 post-EVA reconfig. to initial configuration [Complete]
  • HRF1 SLAMMD Stow [Complete]
  • Demonstration of HAM radio h/w setup in Columbus [Complete]
  • VHF Emergency Communication Check Out [Complete]
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Hardware Gather [Complete]
  • ВКС Laptop Anti-Virus S/W update [Complete]
  • Node 1 Jumper Install [Complete]
  • IMS editing [Complete]
  • CHECS OBT [Complete]
  • Sprint Portable Pulmonary Function System Conclude
  • Reaction self-test [Complete]

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evacuation
  • SM PCS HD Swap [In Work]
  • ЕДВ-У R&R
  • Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site
  • URAGAN. Observation and photography
  • EKON-M. Observations and photography
  • ECLSS Recycle Tank Drain
  • COL D1 FD2 MSR [Complete]
  • Cygnus Pregather JEM  [Complete]
  • DOS3D PDP Check [Complete]
  • FPEF Program File Upload Preparation [Complete]
  • JEM WIS RSU B4 S/N 1001 Sensor  Replacement [Complete]
  • Kubik 6 Belt Search
  • JPM1OF2 Lamp Housing Assembly (LHA) Replacement
  • Loose Item Stow [Complete]
  • National Engr Week Message
  • P/TV Trash
  • PPS Wipe
  • Pre-gather COL A/L [Complete]
  • Station Support Computer Universal Serial Bus Reader Deploy [Complete]


  • Nominal Commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 12/31: PFE, MDCA Hardware Replace, A/L Restow, IMV Flow Measurements
  • Wednesday, 1/01: Crew Holiday
  • Thursday, 1/02: PFE, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Test, Fundoscope Exam, Nanorack Centrifuge Troubleshooting.

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 Off
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