ISS Daily Summary Report – 02/04/14

Spinal Ultrasound Scan Operations:  Flight Engineer (FE)-5 Mastracchio, with assistance from FE-6 Wakata and ground experts, performed his Flight Day 90 Spinal Ultrasound session. This investigation aims to characterize microgravity-associated spinal alterations during and after spaceflight using in-flight ultrasound. Results from this research will provide data to enhance crew health for long duration space missions.

Body Measures Investigation:  FE-3 Hopkins, with operator assistance from Wakata, set up cameras and cabin video, performed body marker instrumentation, and collected calibration and body pose photos and circumference measurements. This is Hopkins’ return minus 30 day (R-30) session.  The goal of this study is to gather data to better understand the magnitude and variability of changes due to microgravity and fluid shifts within the human body during long-duration space flight.  Results of the investigation may result in changes to space suit fit and sizing, workstation design, etc. for future missions to maximize performance, prevent injury, and reduce crew time to accommodate their anthropometrics.

Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutrons 2 (RaDI-N2) Detector Deploy:  Wakata deployed 6 “bubble detectors” in a special pouch and 2 others in individual pouches in the JEM for the final of four runs in the ISS.  Radi-N2 is a follow-on investigation of RaDI-N1 and the Matroshka-R experiments.  RaDI-N2 is designed to characterize the neutron radiation environment inside the ISS. The 8 neutron “bubble detectors” are attached to fixed locations inside the ISS, including one carried by a crewmember. The results of this investigation will be used to define the risk to ISS crewmembers’ health and in the development of advanced protective measures for future space flights.

Blood Pressure Regulation (BP Reg) Experiment:  Hopkins set up hardware to support the leg cuff and rebreathing protocol for the Canadian Space Agency BP Reg experiment.  Tomorrow, he will perform the experiment protocol on himself.  BPReg tests the efficacy of an in-flight manipulation of arterial blood pressure as an indicator of post-flight response to a brief stand test.  Space flight negatively impacts the regulation of BP on return to an upright posture on earth.  This experiment has potential application for the general population, where dizziness and fainting (syncope) are major health problems and are especially important for elderly, where falling is a major contributor to bone fracture.  A better understanding of the mechanisms responsible for fainting could reduce the risk of injury.

Cygnus Cargo Load:  Hopkins and Wakata loaded the final disposal items scheduled for the Cygnus vehicle.  Cygnus is scheduled to unberth on February 18th.

Today’s Planned Tasks

  • HRF Saliva Sample Collection [Complete]
  • Biochemical Urine Test  [Complete]
  • HRF – Urine Sample Insertion Into MELFI [Complete]
  • SPLANH. Experiment Ops.  [Complete]
  • Biochemical Urine Test [Complete]
  • URYSIS Hardware Stow  [Complete]
  • ВКС Laptops Antivirus Scan Check and Status Report  [Complete]
  • BIOME – Data Entry [Complete]
  • HAM Radio Power Up [Complete]
  • USND2 – Hardware activation [Complete]
  • SPINAL – Scanning Ops [Complete]
  • СТТС Configuration for MRM1  [Complete]
  • KAPLYA-2. Camcorder Installation and adjustment, light installation.   [Complete]
  • ПФ1-4 Dust Filter Cartridge Replacement in SM (ФГБ1ПГО_4_419_1, Zone 28Б enclosure.  [Complete]
  • Crew Prep for PAO [Complete]
  • SPINAL – Ultrasound Ops Assistance [Complete]
  • KAPLYA-2. Hardware Activation and Mode 1 Selection (static warmup of МКХИ loop) [Complete]
  • MRM1 Comm Reconfig  [Complete]
  • SEINER. Photo Spectral System (ФСС) Battery Charge (start)  [Complete]
  • DSC – Flash Disk Exchange [Complete]
  • SEISMOPROGNOZ. Seismoprognoz P/L Data downlink (start).   [Complete]
  • Body Measures Experiment [Complete]
  • WRS Water Sample Analysis [Complete]
  • Body Measures Experiment (assistance) [Complete]
  • SPLANH. Blood Biochemistry Analysis Repeat [Complete]
  • KAPLYA-2. Temperature check  [Complete]
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Gathering and Initialization of Bubble-Dosimeter Detectors [Complete]
  • SPLANH. Closeout Ops.  [Complete]
  • PAO Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • PAO Event [Complete]
  • CIR – Equipment Stow [Complete]
  • Filling (separation) of EDV (KOV) No. 10М for Elektron [Complete]
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Handover of BUBBLE-dosimeters to USOS  [Complete]
  • RADIN – Handover of RADIN dosimeters [Complete]
  • Radin dosimeter deployment [Complete]
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeter initialization and deployment for exposure [Complete]  
  • Body Measures Experiment (assistance) [Complete]
  • СОЖ Maintenance [Complete]  
  • Body Measures Experiment [Complete]
  • SEISMOPROGNOZ. Downlink of Seismoprognoz P/L data  [Complete]
  • Cygnus Cargo Operations [Complete]
  • СТТС Configuration for MRM1 [Complete]
  • KAPLYA-2. АЗК checkout [Complete]
  • USND2 – Ultrasound 2 Hardware Power Off [Complete]
  • SEINER. Observation and Photography using Photo Spectrum System (ФСС) [Complete]  
  • СТТС Reconfiguration for MRM1 [Complete]
  • IMS Update  [Complete]
  • KAPLYA-2. Copying Data to HDD and Downlink [Complete]
  • Recording of TV- Greetings  [Complete]
  • Cygnus cargo conference [Complete]
  • Cygnus – Cargo Operations Tagup [Complete]
  • Blood Pressure (BP) – Procedure review [Complete]
  • Condensate Pumping Initiation [Complete]
  • Blood Pressure (BP) – Hardware Setup [Complete]
  • VZAIMODEISTVIYE. Experiment Ops  [Complete]
  • TOCA Data Recording [Complete]
  • RGN – Initiate drain into EDV  [Complete]
  • Condensate Pumping Terminate  [Complete]
  • RGN – Terminate drain into EDV  [Complete]
  • VZAIMODEISTVIYE. Experiment Ops  [Complete]
  • Journal Entry [Complete]
  • Hematocrit Hardware Setup  [Complete]

Task List

  • ARED Cylinder Evac
  • KTO Replace
  • ЕДВ-У R&R
  • Preparation of reports for Roskosmos site
  • EKON-M. Observations and photography
  • Static Dosimeter Transfer and Stow
  • National Geographic B-roll part 4  [In Work]
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Kit Followup
  • Story Time ISS Read
  • JPM1OA4 Lamp Housing Assembly (LHA) Replacement
  • JPM1OA5 Lamp Housing Assembly (LHA) Replacement
  • Dragon Prepack


  • Nominal Commanding  [Complete]

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Wednesday, 02/05: 54P Launch/Dock, ARED Rope Replace
  • Thursday, 02/06: FGB PDGF Checkout, CDRA troubleshooting, OCT, Fundoscope
  • Friday, 02/07: SPHERES ELC test run, ARED IB Install, Ultrasound Scan, HAM Video install

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component Status
Elektron On
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) Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Standby
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full up