ISS Daily Summary Report – 05/28/15

Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) Relocation:  This morning the crew completed the Node 3 Forward vestibule outfitting.  The PMM hatch was opened and the crew ingressed the PMM in its new location.  While attempting to install the supply and return Intermodule Ventilation (IMV) jumpers, it was determined that the Node 3 and PMM interfaces are offset, and the vestibule jumpers from the Node 1 Nadir location did not fit.  The crew scavenged and installed an offset jumper at the supply IMV location that had previously been used to support H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) at Node 2 Zenith.  The HTV-5 plan does not require use of this offset jumper.  This puts PMM in a good configuration for nominal operations, since the hatch provides return air exchange.  Kelly deployed the updated EMER-1a and Leak Kit Instructions post-PMM relocation. 

Progress 58P Thruster Test: MCC-M performed a test of Progress 58P ДПО thruster #1 to troubleshoot the issue that caused the aborted Reboost on May 16.  The first part of the test was performed to verify the performance of thruster #1 during a 10-second firing of that thruster alone.  The second part of the test was performed to verify software performance around the time of ignition for a planned Reboost.  The Reboost was automatically terminated after 1 second, so very little dV was actually achieved. MCC-M specialist are reviewing the data from this test.

Columbus (COL) Water On-Off Valve (WOOV)6 Removal and Replacement (R&R) Prep:  Today Cristoforetti gathered the hardware she will need to perform the COL IFHX WOOV6 R&R tomorrow.  She also prepped the work area for a COL Express Rack (ER) 3 tilt-down by relocating the HAM Video hardware to COL1D2 rackfront and disconnecting almost all of the ER3 umbilicals from the Z-Panel at the Z-Panel at Columbus standoff (TCS jumpers were left mated).

Fluid Shifts Baseline Imagery Collection: Today, Kelly is performing his Flight Day 45 baseline imaging for the Fluid Shifts experiment.  With Padalka as the onboard imager and ground remote guidance, ultrasound imaging was taken of arterial and venous measures of the head and neck, cardiac, ophthalmic and portal vein, and tissue thickness of lower and upper body.  Additional measurements using the Cerebral and Cochlear Fluid Pressure (CCFP), Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions (DPOAE), Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), ESA’s Cardiolab (CDL) Holter Arterial Blood Pressure Device, and Intraocular Pressure (IOP) using the tonometer were taken as well.  The crew experienced some issues with the Tonometry baseline test, but three successful scans were performed, meeting science requirements.  Additional troubleshooting will be performed tomorrow.  The imagery session was within the 10 day requirement following last week’s dilution measurements.  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.

Exposed Experiment Handhold Attachment Mechanism (ExHAM) Checkout: JAXA robotic ground controllers are performing Day 2 of 3 of the checkout of Fiducial Marker, one of the payloads on the Handhold Experiment Platform (HXP) that was installed this week.  Controllers are utilizing the JEM Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) and Small Fine Arm (SFA).  Tonight the ground will maneuver the SFA to the Video Light Unit (VLU) Reflection Position to acquire an SFA camera view of Fiducial Marker. The ExHAM was deployed through the Airlock via Slide Table, and attached on a Handhold by JEMRMS utilizing the SFA. Array Mark is exposed for a certain period of time in space environment. Images of the sample are taken by the SFA camera, to demonstrate the SFA operation with Array Mark and to evaluate its aged deterioration. After the designated duration of exposure time, ExHAM is detached from the Handhold and taken into the JEM Airlock and returned for analysis.

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

  • МОRZE. “SPRUT-2” bio-impedance measurements. / r/g 8935
  • CPA docking mechanism teardown in Node3
  • Taking audiogram using EARQ software
  • COSMOCARD. Closeout ops / r/g 8926
  • Fluid Shift- setup
  • Monitoring Condition of RS Structural Surfaces Using МВП-2К Device  / r/g 8916
  • МОRZE.  Psychophysiological Evaluation: tests Centrovka, Sensor
  • Removing protective cover from Node3 docking mechanism
  • NEIROIMMUNITET. Questionnaire / r/g 8933
  • PMM outfitting
  • NEIROIMMUNITET. Psychological test / r/g 8933
  • IMV valves installation in Node3
  • Monitoring Condition of RS Structural Surfaces Using МВП-2К Device Tagup with specialist / r/g 8916
  • МОRZE.  Psychophysiological Evaluation: test SUPOS
  • MORZE. Psychophysiological Evaluation: Strelau Test
  • NANO- material review
  • FLUID SHIFT- activation and start of test
  • FLUID SHIFT- session run with assist
  • Fluid Shifts – session with tonometer
  • PMM hatch opening
  • Data prep on monitoring RSOS structural surfaces condition for downlink / r/g 8916
  • Rearranging hardware in Node2
  • ECLSS. Processing system tank R&R
  • Noise level measurements data transfer
  • PROBOY. RSЕ1 laptop ops. / r/g 8934
  • PROBOY. Proboy simulator ops.  . / r/g 8934
  • Spacer installation to facilitate opening SM interior panel locks (pan 316 &317)
  • MATRYOSHKA-Р. Photographing spherical phantom in “Kibo” / r/g 8932
  • BCAT- charge start
  • HMS – defibrillator inspection
  • PROBOY. Data copy and downlink / r/g
  • Taking audiogram using EARQ software
  • USOS window shutter close
  • МОRZE.  Psychophysiological Evaluation: Kettell tests
  • Noise level measurements data transfer
  • HW prep to R&R water valve WOOV6 in Columbus
  • NEIROIMMUNITET. Quesionnaire / r/g 8933
  • Demating HAM-radio hw from ER3 rack
  • Getting access to WOOV6 in Columbus prior to R&R
  • VCA1 camera setup
  • Pipe line removal from rack ER3
  • BCAT – battery replacement and image downlink

Completed Task List Items

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities are on schedule unless otherwise noted.

  • Progress Thruster Test

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Friday, 05/29:  PEPS Inspection, PMM re-label, WOOV6 R&R, Fluid Shifts
  • Saturday, 05/30: Weekly Cleaning; Off Duty
  • Sunday, 05/31: Off Duty 

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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