ISS Daily Summary Report – 09/22/15

Ocular Health:  Lindgren and Yui continued with their Flight Day 60 Ocular Health activities this morning by performing their Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), each acting as the Crew Medical Officer (CMO) for the other.  Later in the day, the crew performed fundoscopy, again taking turns as the CMO.  OCT is used to measure retinal thickness, volume, and retinal nerve fiber layer, and the fundoscope is used to obtain images of the retinal surface.  The Ocular Health protocol calls for a systematic gathering of physiological data to characterize the risk of microgravity-induced visual impairment/intracranial pressure in ISS crewmembers. Researchers believe that the measurement of visual, vascular and central nervous system changes over the course of this experiment and during the subsequent post-flight recovery will assist in the development of countermeasures, clinical monitoring strategies, and clinical practice guidelines.


Cognition:  Kelly performed his Flight Day 180 session of the Cognition experiment. 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.


Twins Study:  Kelly collected Flight Day 180 physical samples today in support of the Twins Study.  This investigation is an integrated compilation of ten different studies led by multiple investigators.  The studies take advantage of a unique opportunity to look at the effects of space travel on identical twins, with one of them experiencing space travel for a year while the other remains earth-bound for that same year.  The study looks at changes in the human body in the fields of genetics, psychology, physiology, microbiology, and immunology.


HTV Cargo Transfer Status:  Yui and Lindgren continued working on HTV-5 Cargo transfer operations today. Cargo specialist estimate the crew will need approximately 1 hour to complete the HTV-5 cargo operations.


44 Soyuz (44S) Emergency Descent Drill:  Kelly, Volkov, and Kornienko participated in an emergency decent drill this morning. This training session focused on off-nominal procedures that would be used in the event the crew needed to egress the ISS and perform an emergency descent.


Sound Level Meter (SLM) Ops:  Lindgren obtained acoustic readings of Treadmill 2 (T2) at various speeds which will be compared to the readings Kelly took yesterday before the T2 Yearly Maintenance.


Possible Conjunction with Object #81934:  Ground teams are evaluating tracking data for a possible conjunction with object #81934. The time of closest approach is Wednesday, 23 September at 1:03pm CDT. Concern level on the item is currently high and teams are evaluating the potential for a Pre-Determined Debris Avoidance Maneuver (PDAM).



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

  • Body Mass Measurement
  • МО-8. Closeout Ops
  • Ocular Health (ОН) – ОСТ Hardware Setup
  • WRS – WPA Waste Water Tank Offload into CWC (start)
  • OBT – ISS Emergency Soyuz Descent
  • WRS – WPA Waste Water Tank Offload into CWC (end)
  • Ocular Health (ОН) – ОСТ Examination
  • BAR. Experiment Session
  • ISS Crew Medical Officer (CMO) Computer Based Training (CBT)
  • Ocular Health (ОН) – ОСТ Hardware Restow
  • АСП Off-Nominal Operation Diagnostic
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) – WSTA Refill
  • Post-Exercise Hygiene Ops
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • FS1 Laptop Maintenance – Handover
  • БРИ Cleaning – Handover
  • Life on the ISS Photo/Video
  • FS1 Laptop Maintenance (Cleaning and Reboot)
  • БРИ Cleaning
  • Logistics and Maintenance Debrief
  • HTV Cargo Transfer Ops
  • HTV – Cargo Transfer Conference
  • T2 – Quarterly Inspection
  • TWIN – Urine Sampling Prep
  • TORU Test with Docked Progress 428.
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) – WSTA Fill
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • Post-Exercise Hygiene Ops
  • Ocular Health (ОН) – Fundoscope Examination Prep
  • Time and Date Synch of Six RS Cameras with ISS
  • CONTENT. Experiment Session
  • Ocular Health (ОН) – Fundoscope Examination (СМО)
  • Ocular Health (ОН) – Fundoscope Examination (Subject)
  • Post-Exercise Hygiene Ops
  • Ocular Health (ОН) – Hardware Restow after Fundoscope Examination
  • COGN – Battery Test
  • Handover Conference
  • Preparation of reports for Roscosmos website
  • EKON-M. Observation and Photography


Completed Task List Items

  • MWA Tether Locate
  • Airlock ATU Relabel
  • ISSPresso Experiment Ops [Active]


Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Battery Capacity Test for Battery Set 3A1


Three-Day Look Ahead:

Wednesday, 09/23:  Sprint, Ocular Health, EVA Tether Inspect, EVA Safer Swap, RMCT Swap

Thursday, 09/24:  Cardio Ox Ultrasound, Cell Biology Experiment, HTV Cargo Ops, Hatch Seal Inspect, RMCT Swap

Friday, 09/25: HTV GLA/LED Light Removal, HTV Departure OBT, Cell Biology Experiment



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