IMC Daily Summary Report – 03/20/15

Gene, Immune and Cellular Responses to Single and Combined Space Flight Conditions-B (TripleLux-B):

Today Cristoforetti initiated the first of two TripleLux-B runs. The second run will be scheduled for next week. She placed the thawed Experiment Container (EC) Handling Mechanism (HM) in the BioLab (BLB) rotor and activated the rotor. TripleLux compares the mechanisms of vertebrate and invertebrate cells at a cellular level which causes impairment of immune functions in microgravity through induction of gene activation, phagocytosis (ingestion of foreign material), and DNA repair in vertebrate and invertebrate immune cells. TripleLux-B examines the immune function of the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis), hemocytes (cellular component of invertebrate blood), compared to rodent macrophages (white blood cells responsible for eating foreign material) to function in microgravity.

Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Window Inspection: Virts performed inspection and photo documentation of the JEM windows. Emphasis was placed on the exterior surface of the debris pane and interior surface of the pressure pane. Inspections were performed during both day and night passes and the crew reported no dirt or debris were observed.

Water Recovery System Recycle Tank Remove & Replace (R&R): Virts completed this planned maintenance to R&R the recycle tank in the WRS.

Lab Intermodule Ventilation (IMV) Cleaning: Virts completed inspection and photo documentation of dirt buildup on and inside the Lab IMV diffusers and inlet.

Columbus (COL) Centralized Cabin Filter (CCF) R&R: Cristoferetti gathered equipment and R&Rd the High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) CCF in the COL Cabin Heat Exchanger (CHX).

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

  • МО-8. Config set-up
  • Body Mass Measurement
  • МО-8. Closeout Ops
  • ISS crew and ГОГУ (RSA Flight Control Management Team) weekly conference
  • ARED Flywheel Cylinder Evacuation
  • IMS Tagup
  • TPLXB. Hardware Retrieval
  • JPM Window Inspection Procedure Review
  • TPLXB. Preparation for EC Assembly
  • JEM Window Inspection P/TV Setup
  • [СМОК] Replacement.
  • RGN-REC TK – Transfer and Replacement
  • TPLXB. Retrieval of Culture Tube from GLACIER and Transfer to Glovebox
  • TPLXB. Thawing of Culture Tube and Assembly of EC
  • JPM window opening – Part 1
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • IFM – IMV – Fan Cleaning
  • HRF1 – Preparation
  • TPLXB. Transfer of Triplelux EC from incubator to TCU 2
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • JPM window opening – Part 2
  • TPLXB. Hardware Stowage
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • JPM Window Inspection Image Downlink
  • ESA Monthly Flight Management Conference
  • RGN REC-TNK – Removal of depress hose for nominal operations
  • HRF1 – Upload Completion
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • Gathering tools needed for (HEPA) Filter R&R
  • RGN – Initiate Drain into TUBSS
  • Columbus Centralized Cabin Filter (CCF) R&R
  • TVS MPEG2 Multicast Streaming Test Prior to ТК 716 Docking.
  • RGN – Terminate Drain to TUBSS
  • RRM. Hardware Assembly
  • OTKLIK. Hardware Check
  • Ground Robotics On-Board Trainer (ROBoT) Setup
  • Restow tools used for (HEPA) Filter R&R
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • Crew handover conference
  • Flight Director / ISS Crew Conference 

Completed Task List Items

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • 42S docking video test
  • ROBoT startup
  • Battery 2B2 reconditioning

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 03/21: Crew off duty, housekeeping
  • Sunday, 03/22: Crew off duty, Triplelux
  • Monday, 03/23:  Dragon OBT, Eye Exam, HRF Blood Collection

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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