ISS Daily Summary Report – 04/23/15

Pre-Determined Debris Avoidance Maneuver (PDAM): Last night at 8:00 PM CDT the Flight Control Team was notified of a high concern, late notice conjunction. A PDAM was performed today at 12:35 AM CDT using 58P thrusters. Burn duration was 2 minutes, 20 seconds with a Delta-V of 0.3 meters/second. 

Ocular Health: Padalka and Kornienko, with Virts as their Crew Medical Officer (CMO), performed ocular and cardiac echo ultrasound measurements as part of the Ocular Health medical evaluation.  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.  Ocular Health 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.

Rodent Research-2 Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (RR-2 CASIS): Kelly cleaned the Animal Access Unit following Tuesday’s sample collections.  Disposable items were removed and bagged and consumable items were replaced with spares.

Cold Stowage Operations: Virts completed a nominal maintenance activity of desiccant swap on the Polar-2 cooler located in EXpedite PRocessing of Experiments to Space Station (EXPRESS) Rack 8.  He then stowed the Ice Bricks brought up by SpX-6 currently in the Double Cold Bags.

Robotics Operations: In preparation for next week’s Robotics Refueling Mission (RRM) transfer operations, today Robotics ground controllers translated the Mobile Transporter (MT) from Work Site (WS)-4 to WS7.

Dragon Cargo Operations: The USOS crew spent a large portion of their day transferring cargo from the Dragon vehicle. Cargo operations were reported to be approximately 25% complete at the end of yesterday’s crew day.

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

  • SLEEP Questionnaire
  • MYCO – Morning Sample Collection
  • MYCO – Sample MELFI Insertion
  • USND2 – Hardware Activation
  • OBSTANOVKA.  (start)
  • Maintenance Activation of Spare Atmosphere Purification System Emergency Vacuum Valves [АВК СОА]
  • JEM Remote Sensor Unit Battery R&R
  • Ultrasound2 – Scanning Prep
  • Ultrasound2 – Scanning Ops
  • VIBROLAB. Hardware Modes Check.
  • DRAGON Transfer Ops
  • SEISMOPROGNOZ.(start). COSMOCARD. Closeout Ops
  • Ultrasound2 – Data Export
  • СТТС Configuration for MRM2
  • Connecting HDV Sony HRV-Z7E Camcorder on MRM2 EV1 window and Running NASA MPEG-2 Viewer
  • Ultrasound2 – Scanning Ops
  • CARDIOVECTOR. Experiment Ops.
  • Pointing camera to High-Gain Antenna boom (ОНА ) for САУП ОНА Drive Test. 
  • Comm reconfig for nominal ops
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • Ultrasound2 –  Data Export
  • VIBROLAB. Copy and Downlink Data
  • Ultrasound 2 – Scanning
  • Set up video equipment to record ARED exercise
  • OH-CARDIAC – Preparation
  • Rodent Research (RR) – Cleaning Animal Access Unit
  • OBSTANOVKA. (end)
  • HDV Sony HRF-ZTE camcoder power off
  • Ocular Health – Cardiac Ops OCT Exam
  • OH-CARDIAC – Ocular Health Operator
  • Evaluation of Orthostatic Stability with LBNP (assistance)
  • Orthostatic Stability Evaluation with LBNP. 
  • OH-CARDIAC – Closeout Ops
  • ARED Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification
  • OH-CARDIAC – Data Export
  • DRAGON  Transfer Ops
  • ESA Weekly Crew Conference
  • EML – Lens Replacement
  • USND2 – Hardware Deactivation
  • Kazbek Fit Check
  • Completing activities with NASA MPEG-2 Viewer application,  Closeout ops
  • Removal of ЛКТ (ТА251МБ) No.1417726326 and ROM from ТКГ 424 (DC1)
  • Camcorder Stowage
  • DRAGON Transfer Ops
  • POLAR1 – Desiccant Pack Swap
  • PAO Hardware Setup
  • Double Cold Bag (DCB) Stowage of Ice Bricks
  • Crew Prep for PAO
  • PAO Event
  • DRAGON Transfer Ops
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeter collection and measurements.
  • DRAGON – Transfers Tagup
  • DRAGON Transfers Conference
  • SPLANH. Preparation for Experiment
  • RELAKSATSIYA. Start Video Camera Battery Charge
  • NMAP – Reading Reminder

Completed Task List Items

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • MT Translate from WS4 to WS7 [In work]
  • Ocular Health operations
  • RR access unit cleaning

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Friday, 04/24: NeuroMapping Neurocognitive Ops, USOS Crew off duty
  • Saturday, 04/25: Crew off duty, housekeeping
  • Sunday, 04/26: Crew off duty, Fine Motor Skills

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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