ISS Daily Summary Report – 08/6/15

Human Research Program (HRP) Operations: Kelly and Kornienko continued their week of sleep logging.  Within fifteen minutes of wakeup, the crew answered questions from the SleepLog application on the Station Support Computer (SSC). Kornienko completed his Flight Day 132 Fine Motor Skills.  Kelly completed his first of three Journals sessions. Yui, with Kelly as Crew Medical Officer (CMO), performed his FD14 Sprint Ultrasound.

  • The Sleep ISS-12 experiment monitors ambient light exposure and crew member activity, and    collects subjective evaluations of sleep and alertness, to examine the effects of space flight and ambient light exposure on sleep during a year-long mission on the ISS.
  • In the Fine Motor Skills experiment crew members perform a series of interactive tasks on a touchscreen tablet. The investigation is the first fine motor skills study to measure long-term microgravity exposure, different phases of microgravity adaptation, and sensorimotor recovery after returning to Earth gravity.
  • Yui configured video, Ultrasound 2 machine, and donned the calf and thigh reference guides.  He then performed thigh and calf scans with guidance from the Sprint ground team.  Ultrasound scans are used to evaluate spaceflight-induced changes in the muscle volume. The Sprint investigation evaluates the use of high intensity, low volume exercise training to minimize loss of muscle, bone, and cardiovascular function in ISS crewmembers during long-duration missions.


Plant Circumnutation and Its dependence on the Gravity Response (Plant Rotation): Yui removed Plant Rotation Sample 3 from the Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) Incubator Unit 1-Gravity (1G) centrifuge. During this experiment run, rice plants underwent microgravity rotation first, then a 1G rotation.  Many species of climbing plants grow upward in a spiraling shape, a process known as circumnutation. Plant organs, such as stems, leaves, and roots also grow in a spiraling, helical shape. This spiraling process can take many forms, including very tight loops and broad curves. The Plant Rotation experiment verifies the hypothesis that this type of plant growth requires gravity.


Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) 3011 Fan Pump Separator (FPS) Remove & Replace (R&R)Tool Stow: Lindgren stowed tools and hardware that were used during last week’s EMU 3011 FPS R&R. He organized the tools so they are ready for future R&R activities.


Node 1 (N1) Galley Rack Prep: Reorganization of N1 stowage in preparation for the Galley Rack arrival on HTV-5 continues. Today the crew trashed obsolete items and co-located crew provisions pantry items.


Oxygen Generation System (OGS) Rack Avionics Air Assembly (AAA) Inlet Flow Measurement: This morning Lindgren used the Velocicalc to measure the air flow rate into the OGS Rack AAA Inlet.  The purpose of this measurement was to ensure that sufficient airflow exists in the rack to allow deferral of the AAA inlet muffler filter block and flow straightener cleaning to allow higher priority maintenance tasks to be performed in the coming weeks.  Based on the Velocicalc data the air flow rate is lower than expected, ground teams are currently discussing the data.


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

  • HRF – Sample Collection and Stowage
  • HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion
  • SPHERES – Battery Replacement
  • TROPICYC – Configuration Verification
  • Fine Motor Skills – Experiment ops
  • OGA Ops
  • EMU Tool Stowage following FPS R&R
  • XF305 – Camcorder Setup
  • MSPR LAPTOP – Hardware Checkout
  • ПхО Config for dry run / r/g 9538
  • BLB – Preparing Gas Bottles
  • Pressurized Orlan Suit Translation Training in ПхО
  • Pressurized Orlan Suit Translation Training in ПхО –  Assistance r/g 9527
  • HRF – Equipment stowage after sample collection
  • IMF IVA r/g 9534
  • PFE Video Setup
  • Configuring ПхО to Initial State post-Training / r/g 9538
  • HAM radio session from Columbus
  • SPHERES – Battery Replacement
  • On-orbit hearing assessment using EARQ
  • DC1 EV1 hatch pusher status check / r/g 9544
  • ECLSS Recycle Tank Remove and Replace
  • ECLSS Recycle Tank Remove and Replace (Handover)
  • Periodic Fitness Evaluation – Nom Ops (subject)
  • BRI Log Dump from RSS1
  • DAN. Experiment Execution Support / r/g 9543
  • DAN. Experiment Ops. / r/g 9543
  • Periodic Fitness Evaluation – Nom Ops (assistance)
  • SALMARK – Survey Completion
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • Installing Additional Portable Repress Tank (БНП) No.3 in DC1 / r/g 9542
  • JRNL – Journal Entry
  • Stowage of Equipment Used for PFE Video Shoot
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • HABIT – Experiment Ops
  • Study of cardiovascular system under graded physical load on VELO (assistance)
  • Study of cardiovascular system under graded physical load on VELO
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • TROPICYC – Closeout Ops
  • USND2 – Activation of Ultrasound Hardware and Camcorder
  • SPHERES – Battery Replacement
  • PAO Event
  • Plant Rotation (PRT) – Hardware Removal
  • Installation of US EMU lights, TV cameras, and REBA power supply units on Orlan 4 and 6 / r/g 9529, 9530
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • PRT – Closeout Ops
  • SPRINT – Set up and measurement
  • SPRINT – Operator
  • Installation of US EMU lights, TV cameras, and REBA units on Orlan 4 and 6 – Operator / r/g 9529, 9530
  • PILOT-T. Experiment Ops. / r/g 9539
  • CONSTANTA-2.  r/g 9528
  • PILOT-T. Photography of the Experiment Ops / r/g 9540
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • EXPOSE-R. Copy and Downlink Data / r/g 9546
  • Crew Medical Officer (CMO) Proficiency Training
  • CONSTANTA-2. Prep and Execution 4. / r/g 9528
  • Node 1 Stowage Reconfiguration
  • SPHERES – Battery Replacement
  • RGN – Start Water Transfer to EDV
  • Removal of depress hose for nominal operations
  • RGN – End Water Transfer to EDV
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – Food Frequency Questionnaire
  • USND2 – Hardware Deactivation and Closeout Ops
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • HRF – Hardware Setup
  • COSMOCARD. Closeout Ops / r/g 9526
  • HRF – Hardware Setup
  • Crew conference with Astronaut Office
  • Flight Director / ISS Crew Tagup
  • SPHERES – Stowage of batteries


Completed Task List Items

  • None


Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • SPRINT Ultrasound ops
  • 42S external camera survey


Three-Day Look Ahead:

Friday, 08/07: Ocular Health, SPHERES SLOSH, IMAX video

Saturday, 08/08: Crew off duty, housekeeping, Earth Rim

Sunday, 08/09: Crew off duty


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