ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/10/14

Zebrafish Muscle:  Gerst performed the water quality measurement of aquarium water.  This experiment asks if the atrophy of muscles under the condition of microgravity also occurs in zebrafish and why their atrophy occurs in the microgravity.

Space Headaches:  Gerst and Wiseman completed space headaches questionnaires. The objectives of this study are to obtain in-flight data allowing evaluation of the prevalence and characteristics of headache in microgravity.

SpaceTex:  After an exercise session, Gerst completed and submitted a SpaceTex questionnaire about the textile, pack together Tenax Diffusion Collector Tubes, and SpaceTex clothing worn during exercise for data collection. This is the first of four SpaceTex sessions.  The present study is designed to investigate which textiles during sports exercise on ISS are evaluated as the best by the astronauts.

Rodent Research-1:  The Crew practiced procedures in preparation for upcoming Rodent Research activities.  The Rodent Research Hardware provides a platform aboard the International Space Station for long-duration rodent experiments in space. Such experiments will examine how microgravity affects the animals, providing information relevant to human spaceflight, discoveries in basic biology, and knowledge that will have direct impact toward human health on Earth. Rodent Research-1 is a test of the operational capabilities of the new hardware system, including the Transporter, Rodent Habitat, and Access Unit.

Cell Mechanosensing -2 (CMS-2):  Wilmore performed closeout of the CMS-2 experiment, disconnecting the microscope power cable from Utility DC/DC Converter (UDC) on Saibo Rack, removing the Meas Exp Culture Chamber (2) from the microscope and returning the microscope to its original configuration.  Cell Mechanosensing-2 is a continuing investigation to identify gravity sensors using several cultured cells and help develop countermeasures to muscle atrophy.  On the basis of the images obtained in orbit and from the chemically fixed cells on returning to Earth, the influence of gravity on the fine structures such as adherence, organelles will be assessed.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA)-28 Preparation:  This morning, Gerst built three pin kit jumpers which will be used to test the bulbs on the External TV Camera Group (ETVCG) luminaire that was brought inside ISS as part of EVA 27.  Later in the day, he replaced the failed bulb, tested and installed the repaired luminaire onto an ETVCG in preparation for EVA 28 next week.  Lastly, Wiseman and Wilmore reviewed Robotic and EVA related procedures then conducted a conference with the ground.

Today’s Planned Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • ISS crew and ГОГУ (RSA Flight Control Management Team) weekly conference
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor
  • Fill the WHC Flush Water Tank and isolate the WHC Dose Pump
  • ZEBRA – Samples Retrieval from MELFI
  • Gather EVA Equipment and Tools. Photography, Photo Downlink
  • HMS Defibrillator Inspection
  • ZEBRA – Water Sampling, Measurements, & MELFI Sample Insertion
  • PFE Video Setup
  • VIRTUAL. Experiment Ops.
  • Periodic Fitness Evaluation – Nom Ops
  • МО-6. Hand Ergometry.
  • CQ Laptop Power off
  • In-Flight Maintenance (IFM) – ETVCG pin kit jumpers
  • VIRTUAL. Experiment Ops
  • Stowage of Equipment Used for PFE Video Shoot
  • HMS Defibrillator Inspection
  • Install ЗУ-С for Orlan Battery.
  • DOUG Software Review
  • ПхО & DC1 EVA Support Panel (ПОВ) Test.
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • Rodent Research (RR) – Camcorder Setup
  • Video Camera Assembly (VCA1) Adjustment
  • MSG – Visual inspection and activation
  • ESA – PAO Event
  • EVA2 Procedure Review
  • External Television Camera Group (ETVCG) Primary Light Bulb Remove and Replace
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeter initialization and deployment for exposure (S-band)
  • PEV activation test from ПхО & DC1 ПОВ (EVA Support Panel).
  • EVA Procedure Conference
  • Collecting SM and FGB Air Samples Using АК-1М Sampler
  • RR-PRACTICE – Experiment Ops & Conference
  • SM Air Sampling for FREON Using АК-1М Sampler
  • Flushing Multi-Filtration Unit (БКО) prior to installation in СРВК-2М
  • SHD – Space Headaches Weekly Questionnaire
  • Retrieval of US EVA Equipment delivered on ATV5
  • ТКГ423 (DC1) Stowage and IMS Ops
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor
  • Flight Director / ISS Crew Tagup
  • MSG – Glovebox Power Down
  • SPTEX – Survey Completion & Packing short-sleeve shirts

Completed Task List Items

  • ISS Crew Handover [In Work]
  • ARED crank handle R&R

Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • GNC MDM 2-1 Swap
  • Backup and Standby C&C MDMs Swap

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 10/11: Crew Off Duty, EVA Tool config
  • Sunday, 10/12: EVA Tool Config, Rodent Research
  • Monday, 10/13: Rodent Research , EVA Tool Config

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:







[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”)


[СКВ] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”)


Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab


Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3


Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab


Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3


Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA)


Urine Processing Assembly (UPA)


Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab


Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3

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