ISS Daily Summary Report – 03/02/15

Crew Off Duty Day: The USOS crew was off duty following yesterday’s successful Extravehicular Activity (EVA).

Nanoracks CubeSat Deployer (NRCSD): Today, 2 Dove satellites were successfully launched from Deployer #2 and an additional 2 Dove satellites were launched from Deployer #4. Two separate deploys are scheduled for this evening.

NeuroMapping:  Virts connected the control pad to the Human Research Facility (HRF) laptop and launched the NeuroMapping application. He completed the Mental Rotation I Test, the Sensorimotor Adaptation Test, the Dual Task Test while tethered, and the Mental Rotation II Test while free-floating. He then exited the application, closed all windows, shut down HRF PC1, disconnected the Control Pad, and stowed the hardware.  Spaceflight Effects on Neurocognitive Performance: Extent, Longevity, and Neural Bases (NeuroMapping) studies whether long-duration spaceflight causes changes to the brain, including brain structure and function, motor control, and multi-tasking, as well as measuring how long it takes for the brain and body to recover from those possible changes. Previous research and anecdotal evidence from crewmembers returning from a long-duration spaceflight suggests that movement control and cognition are affected in microgravity. The NeuroMapping investigation utilizes structural and functional magnetic resonance brain imaging (MRI and FMRI) to assess any changes to crewmembers after a six-month mission on the ISS.

TripleLux-B:  Cristoforetti was scheduled to unstow and gather tools and perform the Triplelux-B activity. Due to an issue with the Biolab smoke detector failing to initialize, she Removed & Replaced (R&R) an Exchangeable Standard Electrical Module (ESEM) board in the Biolab that was suspected to be the issue. However, this did not fix the problem and TripleLux activities were aborted for the day. Teams are working a troubleshooting plan.

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

  • MORZE. Bioimpedance Analysis using SPRUT-2
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor 
  • Hardware prepack for return and disposal on ТК 714
  • Greasing of ARED Wires
  • MORZE. Psychophysiological Evaluation: Tsentrovka, SENSOR Tests
  • NeuroMapping Neurocognitive Test Operations – Subject
  • Acoustic Dosimeter Setup for CDR and FE-6
  • Periodic Health Status (PHS) Post EVA Evaluation Setup
  • Collecting condensate water samples from СРВ-К2М before Gas-Liquid Mixture Filter (ФГС) into Russian Samplers – start 
  • TPLXB – Unstow [Aborted]
  • Periodic Health Status (PHS) Post EVA Examination – Crew Medical Officer (CMO)
  • Periodic Health Status (PHS) Post EVA Examination – Subject
  • URAGAN. VSS Health Check
  • TPLXB – Preparation of Glovebox [Aborted]
  • Periodic Health Status (PHS) Post EVA Examination – Subject
  • Connecting КЛ-153М to MRM1 TVS
  • CARDIOVECTOR. Experiment Ops
  • Periodic Health Status (PHS) Post EVA Examination – Crew Medical Officer (CMO)
  • TPLXB – Retrieval of EC HM from GLACIER and Transfer to Glovebox [Aborted]
  • TPLXB – Insertion of EC HM into Glovebox [Aborted]
  • ISS HAM – HAM Radio Power up
  • Post-EVA crew health status – data transfer
  • Crew Departure Prep
  • Filling (separation) of EDV (KOV) for Elektron or EDV-SV
  • Kentavr Suit Fit Check
  • TPLXB. EC Installation for characterization
  • PAO Setup
  • Virus Definition File Update On Auxiliary Computer System Laptops
  • Pille Dosimeter Reading Post US EVA
  • PAO Preparation
  • WRS – Water Sample Analysis
  • PAO Event
  • Hardware prepack for return and disposal on ТК 714
  • MORZE. Psychophysiological Evaluation: Cattell Test
  • TPLXB. Transfer of EC HM Interface from Glovebox to TCU 2 [Aborted]
  • TPLXB. Hardware Stowage [Aborted]
  • БРП-М water sampling to drink bags / Life Support System (СОЖ)
  • SVO-ZV water sampling to Russian drink bags / Life Support System (СОЖ)
  • MORZE. Psychophysiological Evaluation: Strelau Test
  • Crew Departure Prep
  • MORZE. Psychophysiological Evaluation: SUPOS Test
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • MORZE. Closeout Ops
  • Exercise Data Downlink
  • Terminate EMU Metox Regeneration
  • TOCA Data Recording
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor
  • Start EMU METOX Regeneration
  • Closure of outer covers on SM windows 6,8,9,12,13, and 14  for ISS Reboost
  • SPLANH. Preparation for Experiment
  • Closing USOS Window Shutters

Completed Task List Items

  • WHC-KTO-Replace   
  • ATV5 EDV Relocate
  • COL-FDIR-Photo
  • COL-Stow and Trash

Ground Activities
All activities are completed unless otherwise noted.

  • CubeSat Deploys 2 and 3
  • METOX Regeneration 

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 03/03: EVA debrief/loop scrub/AirLock reconfig, Cardio-Ox ultrasound, 40S undock prep, FPMU R&R
  • Wednesday, 03/04: 40S prepack, IDA ethernet cable install, Soyuz OBT
  • Thursday, 03/05: Airway Monitoring AirLock prep, EVA tool stow, 40S prepack

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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