ISS Daily Summary Report – 04/03/15

Ocular Health (OH): Kelly and Kornienko performed the last of the activities for their Flight Day (FD) 10 Ocular Health session, completing ocular and cardiac ultrasound scans.  The ultrasound images will be used to identify changes in globe morphology, including flattening of the posterior globe, and document optic nerve sheath diameter, optic nerve sheath tortuosity, globe axial measurements, and choroidal engorgement. The protocol calls for a systematic gathering of physiological data to characterize the risk of microgravity-induced visual impairment/intracranial pressure in ISS crewmembers. Researchers believe that the measurement of visual, vascular and central nervous system changes over the course of this experiment and during the subsequent post-flight recovery will assist in the development of countermeasures, clinical monitoring strategies, and clinical practice guidelines.

Aniso Tubule: Cristoforetti retrieved the Aniso samples from the CBEF and installed them on the Aquatic Habitat (AQH) microscope. Over the next two days, ground controllers will send commands and observe the samples.  Aniso Tubule examines growth modifications of Arabidopsis hypocotyls in space. Scientists will analyze the changes in dynamics of cortical microtubules and microtubule-associated proteins by observing Arabidopsis hypocotyls and microtubule-associated proteins with a fluorescence microscope.

Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Intermodule Ventilation (IMV) Flow Measurements: Virts and Cristoforetti completed this regularly scheduled task to measure air velocity in the JEM using the Velocicalc instrument. Measurements were taken in the overhead aft, starboard aft and starboard forward inlets.

Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Status: Ground controllers have attempted a couple of UPA process cycles today which effectively generated no water.  The teams believe this is due to a higher than normal amount of air in the system.  The team continue to work on a plan to regain the UPA functionality. 

Water Processing Assembly (WPA) Status:  The WPA is currently reprocessing due to high conductivity levels.  Based upon the ground team’s recommendation, the Gas Separator temperatures were raised to 175 F prior to attempting another reprocess cycle.  Conductivity decreased below 50 µmhos/cm after 12 hours in process.   However the conductivity levels have been trending higher throughout the day, with no commanded changes to the system.  The teams are reviewing the data to determine the forward plan.

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

  • TWIN – Sample Collection and Prep for Stowage
  • HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion
  • USND2 – Hardware activation
  • ISS crew and ГОГУ r/g 8368
  • EXPRESS Rack 1 Laptop Hard Drive Changeout
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 8358
  • Ocular Health (OH) Ultrasound 2 – Scanning Prep
  • Replacement of РТ-50-1М Device No.5 (А205)
  • Ocular Health – Ocular Ultrasound Scan
  • RGN REC-TNK – Removal of depress hose for nominal operations
  • Changeout of Vozdukh Gas Analyzer CO2 filter
  • Maintenance Activation of Atmosphere Purification System Emergency Vacuum Valves
  • Ocular Health (OH) Ultrasound 2 – Data Export
  • Ocular Health – Ocular Ultrasound Scan / See OSTPV for Procedure
  • Demating РТ-50-1М TLM Connectors from onboard cable network
  • Removal of deployed Formaldehyde Monitoring Kit (FMK)  Monitors
  • ER7 – Checking cable connection to Laptop
  • Replacement of РТ-50-1М Device No.5 (A 205)
  • CWC Relocation
  • Locating cables for connectiong SSC in FGB / r/g 8412 [Deferred]
  • Ocular Health – Hardware Checkout
  • Ocular Health (OH) Ultrasound 2
  • CALCIUM. Experiment session 3. / r/g 8406
  • Rodent Research (RR) – Software Load
  • OH – Experiment Ops
  • MSPR Hardware Activation
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – Food Frequency Questionnaire
  • OH – Assistance with the Experiment
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • Mating РТ-50-1М TLM Connectors to БКС
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • R&R of РТ-50-1М No. 1 – Closeout Ops
  • EXPRESS Rack 1 Common Laptop Software Load
  • Installation of Samsung tablet computer SW on RSK1, RSK2 computers / r/g 8411
  • ER7 – Disconnect cable from the laptop
  • IMS Tagup (S-band)
  • Ocular Health – Preparation
  • Re-torque the Crank Handle socket head cap screw
  • Tightening ARED Bolts
  • Ocular Health – Experiment Ops
  • OTKLIK. Hardware Check / r/g 8408
  • OH – Assistance with the Experiment
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Monitoring Lulin-5 readings / r/g 8409
  • Ocular Health – Preparation
  • Ocular Health – Data Export
  • ТКГ 424 (DC1) Stowage and IMS Ops / r/g 8410
  • Photography of space behind SM panels 340, 341, 460, 461, 462, 464.r/g 8401
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – Food Frequency Questionnaire
  • ANISO – Setting up samples for observation
  • Removal of GoPro camera in ТК 716
  • USND2 – Hardware Deactivation
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – Nutritional Assessment (ESA)
  • JPM – Measuring Inter Module Ventilation (IMV) Flow
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • Verification of ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position
  • MELF2 – Ice Brick Insertion
  • TWIN – Urine Sample Collection
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • Rodent Research (RR) – Hardware Removal and Stowage
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • Rodent Research (RR) – Hardware Setup
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 8358
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • Crew conference with Astronaut Office
  • Cognition – Experiment Ops

Completed Task List Items

  • None 

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Ocular Health ops
  • N2 MDM EEPROM refresh

 Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 04/04: Housekeeping, Twin Study
  • Sunday, 04/05: Crew off duty
  • Monday, 04/06: EMU water tank maintenance/loop scrub, BP Reg hardware setup, SCOF launch lock fix

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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