ISS Daily Summary Report – 09/17/15

Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Airlock Preparation for JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (JSSOD) #4 Launch:  In preparation for the deploy of two JSSOD satellites this morning, Yui opened the outer JEM Airlock hatch and extended the slide table to the outside of the ISS.  Ground Controllers used the JEM Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS)  Small Fine Arm (SFA) to remove the JSSOD from the slide table and positioned it for deploy of two satellites. Both satellites were succesfully deployed approximately 10 minutes apart. The first satellite is designed to observe the Ultraviolet (UV) spectrum during the Orionid meteor shower in October.  The second satellite, sponsored by the University of Brasilia and the Brazilian government, focuses on meteorological data collection.


Fluid Shifts Imaging Measurements with Russian Chibis:  Kelly and Volkov, with assistance from Kornienko and remote guidance from a ground team, each used a Russian Chibis (Lower Body Negative Pressure – LBNP) device during examinations for Cerebral and Cochlear Fluid Pressure (CCFP), Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions (DPOAE), and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT).  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 under investigation to support development of preventative measures against a lasting change in vision.


Sprint Ultrasound:  Yui performed his Flight Day 60 thigh and calf ultrasound scans today 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. Upon completion of this study, investigators expect to provide an integrated resistance and aerobic exercise training protocol capable of maintaining muscle, bone and cardiovascular health while reducing total exercise time over the course of a long-duration space flight. This will provide valuable information in support of investigator’s long term goal of protecting human fitness for even longer space exploration missions.


HTV Cargo Transfer Status:  Lindgren and Kelly continued working on HTV-5 Cargo transfer operations today. Cargo specialist estimate the crew will need approximately 5 hours to complete the HTV-5 cargo operations.


LAB1P5 Cleanout:  Lindgren removed all stowage from LAB1P5 lockers in preparation for Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Locker removal and disposal tomorrow. This volume will eventually be used by Common Communications for Visiting Vehicle (C2V2) hardware, which will be installed during Increment 46.


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

  • FLUID SHIFTS. Comm Configuration for an Experiment Session
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Hardware Prep and Setup for TV coverage
  • Video Recording for Nauka 2.0
  • FS – OCT Hardware Setup in the ISS RS Service Module
  • SSIPC and Crew Conference
  • JEMAL External Hatch Opening and JEF Slide Table Extension.
  • FLUID SHIFTS. OCT Laptop Connection to БРИ и HRF PC Connection to ППС-26 (instead of RSE-Med).
  • FS – OCT Hardware Activation in the ISS RS Service Module.
  • ISS Crew Orientation
  • FS – CCFP Activation and Setup in the ISS RS Service Module
  • FS- DPOAE Hardware Setup in the ISS RS Service Module
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Chibis Prep
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Assistance with Chibis and Gamma-1.Tagup with specialists
  • FS – TONO Hardware Setup in the ISS RS Service Module
  • ISS RS Lights Inspection in the SM, MRM1, MRM2, and DC1. Photography of a spare СД1-7 power unit
  • FS –DPOAE, OCT, Tonometer, and CCFP Examination
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Assistance with DPOAE, OCT, Tonometer, and CCFP Examination
  • JEMRMS – SFA Release
  • XF305 Camcorder Setup
  • WRS Maintenance
  • HTV Cargo Transfer
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Chibis Closeout Ops
  • FS- CCFP/DPOAE Data Transfer and Deactivation in the ISS RS Service Module
  • Monitoring of ИП-1 Air Flow Sensors Installation
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • JEMAL Hardware Removal
  • FS – TONO Stowage in the ISS RS Service Module
  • HRF- Urine Samples
  • FS – OCT Deactivation in the ISS RS Service Module
  • On-Orbit Hearing Assessment with EARQ software
  • HTV Cargo Transfer
  • HRF – Sample Insertion in MELFI
  • WRS Maintenance
  • FLUID SHIFTS. OCT Laptop and HRF Deactivation. RSE-Med Activation.
  • JEMRMS – Hardware Checkup for Small Satellite Deployment
  • JEMRMS – Small Satellite Deployment Observation
  • SCOF – Cable Connection
  • HTV Cargo Transfer
  • PAO Hardware Setup
  • USND2 Hardware Setup and Activation
  • Crew Prep for PAO
  • One-Year Crew PAO
  • USND2 – Data Export
  • FS – OCT Hardware Stowage
  • SPRINT Hardware Prep and Setup
  • SPRINT- Experiment Session
  • HMS – Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ)
  • LAB1P5 Cleanout
  • HABIT Experiment Session
  • BAR. Experiment Session.
  • FLUID SHIFTS. КСПЭ Crew On-Orbit Support System Deactivation and closing SSC apps
  • IMS Update
  • JRNL- Journal Entry
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Restoration of Nominal Comm Config
  • PILOT-Т. Experiment Session.
  • PILOT-Т. Photography during the experiment session
  • BAR. Experiment Session.
  • HRF- Urine Samples
  • HRF – Samples Insertion in MELFI
  • HRF- Hardware Setup for Blood Samples
  • ISS Crew Orientation
  • HTV Cargo Transfer
  • USND2 Hardware Deactivation
  • HRF- Urine Samples
  • HTV Cargo Transfer Conference
  • HRF – Samples Insertion in MELFI


Completed Task List Items

  • None


Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • JEMRMS Operations associated with JSSOD #4 Deploy


Three-Day Look Ahead:

Friday, 09/18: Fluid Shifts, HTV Cargo Ops, MSS Locker Remove, WRS Recycle Tank Changeout

Saturday, 09/19:   Weekly Cleaning, Crew Off Duty

Sunday, 09/20:  Crew Off Duty


QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component Status
Elektron On
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) Standby
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full Up