ISS Daily Summary Report – 09/18/15

Fluid Shifts Imaging Measurements with Russian Chibis: Today, 1 Year Crewmembers Kelly and Kornienko, with assistance from Volkov and with 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.


Retraction of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Airlock (JEMAL) Slide Table:  Following up on the successful launch yesterday of the two JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (JSSOD) #4 satellites, Yui extended the JEMAL slide table out to the JEM Exposed Facility, monitored the soft dock of the Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) with the attached JSSOD to the slide table by the JEM Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS), then retracted the slide table and powered off the RMS monitors.


Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) Video Troubleshooting:  Yui performed a resistance measurement for the video cable that connects the CBEF and Image Processing Unit (IPU). This is part of the troubleshooting for issues experienced earlier this week during testing of multiple video downlinks.


Cognition Investigation:  Kornienko completed a Cognition session today. Individualized Real-Time Neurocognitive Assessment Toolkit for Space Flight Fatigue (Cognition) is a battery of tests that measure how spaceflight-related physical changes, such as microgravity and lack of sleep, can affect cognitive performance. Cognition includes ten brief computerized tests that cover a wide range of cognitive functions, and provides immediate feedback on current and past test results. The software allows for real-time measurement of cognitive performance while in space.


Radi-N Neutron Field Study (Radi-N):  Kononenko handed over eight Radi-N detectors to Lindgren who in turn deployed eight bubble detectors around the ISS for the Radi-N experiment. The objective of this investigation is to better characterize the ISS neutron environment and define the risk posed to the crewmembers’ health and provide the data necessary to develop advanced protective measures for future space flight.


SOLAR Investigation: Measurements continue to be taken for ESA’s SOLAR investigation during the current sun visibility window.  Two sun spectrum and two calibration measurements have been performed.  The goal of the SOLAR instruments is to measure solar spectral irradiance and variability.


Mobile Servicing System (MSS)-2 Locker Removal and Disposal:  Following yesterday’s activity to clear the LAB1P5 location of stowage, Lindgren and Yui removed the MSS-2 Locker and disposed of it in the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-5. This volume will eventually be used by Common Communications for Visiting Vehicle (C2V2) hardware, which will be installed during Increment 46.


Station Support Computer (SSC) Donut Service Pack Status:  The Donut Service Pack deployed over the weekend is operating, however continues to experience a couple of issues. On the ground, OPTIMIS Viewer encounters sluggish performance, requiring nonessential users to log off.  Nonessential users can still access Flight Notes, Chits, and Jedi Messages etc..  Onboard ISS, SSC Windows Server “ISS-SERVER1” is experiencing high memory usage and requires ground controllers to reboot the server several times per day to reduce memory consumption.  As long as these reboots are being performed, there’s no impact to the crew.   Ground Teams are working to come up with a more permanent solution to both issues.


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

  • Reaction Self Test (Wake Test)
  • HRF- Urine Samples Collection
  • Morning Inspection, Laptop RS1(2) Reboot
  • HRF – Insertion of Samples in MELFI
  • HABIT – Video Recording
  • HRF- Blood Samples Collection
  • HRF- Providing Assistance during Blood Samples Collection
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Comm Configuration to Perform the Experiment
  • HRF – Refrigerated Centrifuge Config
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band)
  • JEMAL External Hatch Opening and JEF Slide Table Extension
  • ISS Crew and ГОГУ (RSA Flight Control Team) Weekly Conference
  • HRF – Closeout Ops
  • HRF – Insertion of Samples in MELFI
  • Life on the Station Photo/Video Ops
  • HABIT – Providing Commentary for the Video
  • ISS Crew Orientation
  • FS – OCT Hardware Installation in the SM
  • FLUID SHIFTS. OCT Laptop Connection to БРИ and HRF РС Connection to ППС-26 (instead of RSE-Med).
  • JEMRMS – Hardware Checkup
  • FS – OCT Hardware Activation in the SM
  • HRF – Clouseout Ops
  • FS – CCFP Activation and Setup in the SM
  • FS – DPOAE Hardware Installation in the SM
  • OTKLIK. Hardware Monitoring
  • FS – TONO Hardware Installation in the SM
  • HRF – Hardware Restow after Sampling
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Providing Assistance with CHIBIS and GAMMA-1. Tagup with specialists
  • JEMAL – Hardware Removal
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Providing Assistance during DPOAE, OCT, Tonometer, and CCFP Examinations
  • FS – DPOAE, OCT, Tonometer, and CCFP Examinations / See OPTIMIS Viewer for procedure
  • JEMRMS – Hardware Deactivation
  • ECLSS Recycle Tank Transfer and Changeout
  • Mobile Servicing System (MSS) – LAB1P5 Rack – Locker Removal
  • FS – Data Transfer from CCFP/DPOAE and CCFP/DPOAE Deactivation in the SM
  • Connection of Х1 Cable to БПК Control Panel.Tagup with specialists when required
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • FS – TONO Hardware Restow in the SM
  • FS – OCT Hardware Deactivation in the SM
  • On-Orbit Hearing Assessment with EARQ Software
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Deactivation of the OCT Laptop and HRF and Connection of RSE-Med.
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • FS – OCT Hardware Restow
  • FLUID SHIFTS. US-invertor Disconnection from [СУБА]
  • HMS – Filling in Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ)
  • FS – CCFP/PC Hardware Restow
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • Soyuz 718 Samsung Tablet Charging
  • FS – Hardware Gather prior to Transfer to the USOS
  • MATRESHKA-R. BUBBLE Dosimeters Preparation and Activation.
  • FLUID SHIFTS. КСПЭ Hardware Deactivation and Closure of SSC Apps
  • БПК X1 Cable Checkout.
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Return to Nominal Comm Config
  • Soyuz 718 Samsung Tablet Charging
  • RGN REC-TNK – Removal of the Pressure Release Hose for Nominal Ops.
  • FS – Hardware Transfer to the USOS
  • MATRESHKA-R. Transfer of BUBBLE Dosimeters to the USOS
  • RADIN – Takeover of Detectors from the Russian Crew for Deployment
  • MATRESHKA-R. BUBBLE Dosimeters Activation and Deployment.
  • RADIN – Detectors Deployment
  • FS – Cables Removal
  • FS – OCT Hardware and Laptop Setup
  • MELF2 – Samples Dryout
  • Soyuz 717 Samsung Tablet Charging
  • VIZIR. Experiment Session
  • RGN – Recycle Tank Drain to EDV
  • ПС1 and ПС2 Dust Collectors Filters R&R in the FGB (ФГБ1ПГО_4_419_1 Bag 424-23. Update IMS)
  • CBEF and IPU Cables Resistance Measurement
  • RGN – Recycle Tank Drain to EDV (end)
  • SHD Questionnaire
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • Remaining Water Drain from EDV KOV to a EDV
  • CALCIUM. Experiment Session 5
  • HMS – Filling in Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ)
  • FS – Hardware Stowage
  • SHD Questionnaire
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band)
  • COGN – Cognition Test Operations


Completed Task List Items

  • None


Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • JEMRMS Ops to install MPEP on JEMAL Slide Table


Three-Day Look Ahead:

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

Sunday, 09/20:  Crew Off Duty

Monday, 09/21: T2 Yearly Maint, SLM Ops, HTV Cargo Ops, OH Vision Test, OH BP Measurements, Lab Bacteria Filter R&R



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) Process
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full Up