ISS Daily Summary Report – 05/25/2015

Fluid Shifts Before, During and After Prolonged Space Flight and Their Association with Intracranial Pressure and Visual Impairment (Fluid Shifts):  Kelly and Padalka performed a system test of the Ultrasound in the Service Module.  The crew configured the ultrasound, laptop, and video, and with assistance from the ground remote guider, then performed an ultrasound scan.  This test of capability is to verify capability in advance of the Fluid Shift ultrasound operations when the crew uses the Lower Body Negative Pressure (Chibis) suit next week.  This week, the crew will be performing their baseline data collections in the United States On-orbit Segment (USOS).  Fluid Shifts is a joint NASA-Russian experiment that investigates the causes for severe and lasting physical changes to astronaut’s eyes. Because the headward fluid shift is a hypothesized contributor to these changes, reversing this fluid shift with a lower body negative pressure device is investigated as a possible intervention. Results from this study may help to develop preventative measures against lasting changes in vision and eye damage.

Marangoni Deformation 30 (Dynamic Surf-3):  Cristoforetti set up the Fluid Physics Experiment Facility (FPEF) Dynamic Surf-3 core and body.  She then configured the Dynamic Surf-3 cassette, installed it into the core and body.  The assembly was then installed into the FPEF.  Cristoforetti completed the Dynamic Surf-3 setup activities on Wednesday, with the ground checkout activities later that night. The Dynamic Surf investigation is part of a series of JAXA experiments that Marangoni convection driven by the presence of surface tension gradient as produced by a temperature difference at a liquid/gas interface. Fluid convection observations of a silicone oil liquid bridge that is generated by heating the one disc higher than the other within the Fluid Physics Experiment Facility (FPEF). By observing and understanding how such fluids move researchers can learn about how heat is transferred in microgravity, and ultimately drive the design and development of more efficient fluid flow based systems and devices.  The objective of scientific research on Marangoni convection utilizing microgravity is to make clear the flow transition phenomena from steady to oscillatory, chaotic, and finally turbulent flows. Therefore, it is important to understand an underlying principal of Marangoni convection. The findings and knowledge obtained through the space experiment is applied to industrial processes, as well as fluid physics.

Handhold Experiment Platform (HXP) Installation: This week the crew and ground controllers will be installing the HXP on the JEM Exposed Facility (JEF).  Today, ground controllers used the JEM Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) to retrieve the Small Fine Arm (SFA).  On Tuesday, the JEM Airlock (JEMAL) outer hatch will be opened and slide table extended for the SFA to grapple the HXP and install on one of the handrails of the JEF.  The HXP is composed of several exposure experiments which will remain attached to the JEF for approximately one year, collecting data on material interactions to long duration space exposure.

Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Loop Scrub:  Virts configured EMU suits 3003 and 3010 for today’s activities.  He then successfully initiated ionic and particulate filtration (scrubbing) on both suits.  Later during biocidal maintenance (iodination), EMU 3010 was unable to establish sufficient cooling water flow to complete the process.  Iodination maintenance was successfully performed on EMU 3003.  A water sample was obtained to determine the effectiveness of the filtering. A portion of this water sample will used for a conductivity test and the remaining water will be sent to the ground for chemical analysis. Ground Teams are currently planning to perform a Fan Pump Separator change out on EMU 3010 during the first week of June.

Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) Preparation:  In preparation for the upcoming PMM relocation, Kelly has secured PMM Rack hardware and stowage.  In addition, he gathered vestibule outfitting hardware for Node 1 Nadir and Node 3 Forward ports later in the day.  PMM relocation from Node 1 Nadir to Node 3 Forward is planned for Wednesday, May 27th starting at 4:30am CDT.  

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

  • MORZE. Bioimpedance  measurements with use of SPRUT-2 device. Tag-up with the specialists
  • CORRECTSIA. Food and liquids (medical preparations) ingestion to be registered in the log.  
  •  [ ВКС] laptops antivirus base update
  • ARED – wire ropes lubrication
  • JEMRMS bus monitor cable installation
  • EMU suits backpack change out
  • WRS – processing  tank fill out from EDV container 
  • PUMA device routine test check out
  • JEMRMS manipulator bus monitor activation and start up [Aborted]
  • EMU 3003 suit and   EMU 3010 cooling loop cleaning  initiation
  • MORZE. Psychophysiological Evaluation  обследование :Tsentrovka f tests SENSOR
  • WRS – Water Samples Analysis 
  • Final operations prior to PMM hatches closure
  • KARDIOVEKTOR. Experiment run. Tag-up with the specialists if required
  • FS- Set up of hardware in SM
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Set up and connection of hardware for TV  Footage   (Ku+S-band)
  • JEM – Start of gas mixture delivery.
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Communication  assets configuration for experiment run  
  • JEMRMS Arm monitoring – termination [Aborted]
  • Life on the Station. Photo and video coverage
  • EMU-H2O – conductivity test
  • FLUID SHIFTS.USDN Connection in SM
  • FS-installation of hardware in SM 
  • Node3  forward hatch area clearing
  • Water sampling after  EMU suit cooling loop scrubbing
  • MD30 – Task Familiarization
  • LBNP Exercise  (PRELIMINARY) – Assistance
  • FS- Ultrasound  survey in SM 
  • LBNP Exercise  (PRELIMINARY) Tag-up with the specialists
  • EMU-H2O – conductivity test
  • XF305- Installation of video camera
  • MD30- Preparation for the experiment Run
  • FS- Hardware Disassemble in SM with photo footage 
  • Harmful contaminants measurement with the use of CMS в СМ
  • Installation of shunting plugs on [СтМ ТКГ №425(АО)]. Re-stowage of the bags with the plugs  
  • EMU Suit Cooling Loop scrub –  Iodination
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Disconnecting  Ultrasound P\L  
  • FLUID SHIFTS.   КСПЭ  hardware  Deactivation and Closing Application on  SSC ЦП
  • FS- Transfer of hardware for stowage from SM 
  • TOCA – Data Recording 
  • TOCA –  WWB replacement
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Return to nominal Comm  Configuration
  • CORRECTSIA. Food and liquids (medical preparations) ingestion to be registered in the log
  • Installation of inserts for easy opening of SM interior panel locks (panel 437) (Kit with structural elements (004890R, ФГБ1ПГО_4_427_1, CTB No.1112 (004106J)
  • PROBOY. RSE1 laptop Ops.   Tag-up with the specialists
  • PROBOY. Penetration Simulator Ops.  Tag-up with the specialists
  • MD30- Installation of the cassette into Equipment 
  • Hardware Gathering for PMM Vestibule Outfitting 
  • EMU Suits Configuration for cooling loop cleaning
  • Filling (Separation) of EDV (KOV) (Separate No.1162 (00063575R, ФГБ1ПГО_1_110) for Elektron  For separation use additional EDV (KOV) No.1104 (00063568R, ФГБ1ПГО_4_404_1)
  • EMU – Drying
  • PROBOY. Copying and downlink of the data to the Ground
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • Node2  hardware  re-stowage
  • MORZE. Psychophysiological Evaluation: SUPOS test  
  • EMU Suit Configuration tear down
  • MD30- Installation of Equipment 
  • MATRESHKA-R. Collection and measurements of Bubble-dosimeter sensors.   Tag-up with the specialists if required
  • Combustion products analyzer routine   maintenance.
  • ВШТВ optical device functionality check
  • IMS data edit
  • Physical Exercise data downlink
  • Preparation for anti-virus scanning on  [ВКС] laptops
  • CORRECTSIA. Food and liquids (medical preparations) ingestion to be registered in the log
  • Fine Motor Skills First – Reading the Reminder
  • Preparation of reports for Roscosmos site
  • ECON-M. Observations and Photography

Completed Task List Items

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • EMU Loop Scrub Support
  • Maneuver JEMRMS SFA to checkout position

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 05/26:  Node 3 CBCS Install, N1 vestibule config + CPA Install, N1 Vestibule depress
  • Wednesday, 05/27:  PMM Relocate and Install, Fluid Shifts
  • Thursday, 05/28: PMM Vestibule outfitting, Node 3 Fwd Starboard IMV Valve Install, Fluid Shifts 

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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