ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/31/15

Human Research Program (HRP) Operations:  Today’s HRP operations included Lindgren’s Flight Day (FD) 7 Body, perspiration, and surface samples for the Microbiome experiment.  Yui performed saliva samples for Microbiome and Salivary Markers.  Kelly performed Journals, Habitability Observation #7 and downloaded his and Kornienko’s Actiwatches.

  • The Microbiome experiment investigates the impact of space travel on both the human immune system and an individual’s microbiome (the collection of microbes that live in and on the human body at any given time).
  • Salivary Markers samples will be used to measure markers of latent viral reactivation (a global indicator of immune impairment and infection risk) in conjunction with salivary antimicrobial proteins and immune cell functional assays. This research study will help identify if there are any risks of an adverse health event in crewmembers due to an impaired immune system.
  • Journals obtains information on behavioral and human issues that are relevant to the design of equipment and procedures and sustained human performance during extended-duration missions. Study results provide information to help prepare for future missions to low-Earth orbit and beyond.
  • Habitability assesses the relationship between crew members and their environment in order to better prepare for future long-duration spaceflights to destinations, such as Near Earth Asteroids (NEA) and Mars. The ultimate goal is to understand how much habitable volume is required for vehicle internal design and layout, and if mission duration impacts the volume needed.


Environmental Health System (EHS) Colorimetric Water Quality Monitoring Kit (CWQMK) Analysis: Kelly performed iodine analysis of water samples collected from the Potable Water Dispenser (PWD). This is a regularly scheduled test to verify water quality.

Environmental Health System (EHS) Sound Level Meter (SLM) Operations: Yui set up the SLM and took sound level readings to measure the acoustic environment in habitable areas of the ISS. The data was downlinked to the ground for analysis.


Today’s Planned Activities  
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.
·         MORZE. Measuring Bioimpedance using SPRUT-2
·         NEIROIMMUNITET. Saliva Sample
·         HRF – Sample Collection and Prep for Stowage
·         BIOME – Taking Body Samples
·         NEIROIMMUNITET. Closeout Ops
·         HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion
·         CORRECTSIA. MORZE. Venous blood collection.
·         HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion
·         CORRECTSIA. MORZE. Venous blood sample processing using Plasma-03 centrifuge.
·         CORRECTSIA. Closeout Ops.
·         Blood Samples Handover from Russian crew to USOS in Preparation for MELFI Insertion
·         Russian Crew Blood Samples Insertion into MELFI
·         COSMOCARD. Closeout Ops
·         MORZE. Psycho-physiological Evaluation: Tsentrovka Tests, SENSOR
·         JEMRMS Back Up Controller (BUC) Power On
·         WHC – Fill (Handover)
·         OTKLIK. Hardware Check
·         ISS crew and ГОГУ (RSA Flight Control Management Team) weekly conference
·         IMS Tagup (S-band)
·         MORZE. Psycho-physiological Evaluation: Strelau Test
·         WHC – Fill
·         Removal of container К2-ВКА-01(KURS-P) No. 47375304 (000991R) from ГрО ТКГ 425(Аft)
·         WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
·         BIOME – Sample Collection
·         Activation and Inspection of Orlan 4, 5, and 6.
·         HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion
·         BIOME – Equipment stowage after sample collection
·         БСС (Orlan Interface Unit) Checkout in DC1
·         MORZE. Psycho-physiological Evaluation: SUPOS Test
·         БСС (Orlan Interface Unit) Checkout in ПхО
·         HABIT – Hardware activation
·         CWQMK – Sample Analysis
·         Simultaneous Degassing of Orlan 4, 6 and БСС cooling loops in DC1
·         HAM radio session from Columbus
·         BIOME – Perspiration Collection Setup
·         Scheduled cleaning and degassing of ORLAN 5 water cooling loop without БСС
·         Scrubbing Water System by using БОС in ПхО.
·         IMS Tagup (Ku-band)
·         Switching Orlan 4 БРТА to Orlan 1 frequency
·         СОЖ MaintenanceJRNL – Journal Entry
·         WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
·         Replacement of b/u БК-3М in Orlan 4
·         OASIS – Review of OASIS products for the upcoming operations
·         JEMRMS Back Up Controller (BUC) Power Off
·         BIOME – Perspiration Sampling
·         SLM data transfer
·         HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion
·         Health Maintenance System (HMS) – Food Frequency Questionnaire
·         SLEEP – Hardware Setup
·         Orlan ORU Ops.
·         Removal of container К2-ВКА-01(KURS-P) No. 47375304 (000991R) from ГрО ТКГ 425 (Аft)
·         BIOME – Collecting Surface Samples
·         SLEEP – Actiwatch Spectrum Config
·         HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion
·         BIOME – Sample Stowage
·         RGN – Initiate drain into EDV
·         RGN REC-TNK – Remove depress hose for nominal operations
·         SLM data transfer
·         RGN – Terminate water drain into EDV
·         Gear Staging.
·         Crew Prep for PAO
·         PAO Hardware Setup
·         PAO Event
·         WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
·         Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
·         OASIS – Sample Swap

Completed Task List Items
·         Galley Rack Prep (Steps 11 -13 )

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.
·         EPS High Beta Configuration
·         JEMRMS File uplink to JEMRMS Back Up Controller
·         OASIS


Three-Day Look Ahead:
Saturday, 08/01:
Crew off duty, housekeeping
Sunday, 08/02: Crew off duty, HRF Sampling, VEG-01 watering
Monday, 08/03: EMU 3011 checkout/cooling loop maintenance/conductivity test, HTV HCP setup, IMAX 1DC camera sensor cleaning


QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component Status
Elektron Off
Vozdukh Manual
[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) On
[СКВ] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”) Off
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab Standby
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 Operate
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab Shutdown
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Process
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full Up