ISS Daily Summary Report – 09/24/15

Twins Study Influenza Vaccine and Sample Collection:  Kelly self-administered an influenza vaccine and collected Flight Day 180 blood and urine 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.


Cognition:  Yui and Lindgren performed their Flight Day 65 sessions of the Cognition experiment 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.


Journals:  Kelly completed a Journal activity today. 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.


Cardio Ox:  Kelly and Lindgren, with assistance from Yui, collected blood pressure and ultrasound measurements of their carotid and brachial arteries.  The objective of Cardio Ox is to determine whether biological markers of oxidative and inflammatory stress are elevated during and after space flight and whether this results in an increased, long-term risk of atherosclerosis in astronauts. Twelve crewmembers will provide blood and urine samples to assess biomarkers before launch, 15 and 60 days after launch, 15 days before returning to Earth, and within days after landing. Ultrasound scans are obtained at the same time points and through 5 years after landing.


Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Airlock (JEMAL) Pressurization and Leak Check:  In preparation for Lindgren’s removal of the JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (JSSOD) from the JEMAL Slide Table tomorrow, today Yui pressurized the JEMAL and performed a leak check.


Sound Level Measurements in the Mouse Habitat Unit (MHU):  Yui installed the MHU Interface Unit in the Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) and then took sound level measurements inside the Interface Unit with a sound level meter.  These measurements will provide an indication of the sound levels that mice in the MHU will be exposed to during JAXA’s Mouse Epigenetics experiment, which will be performed after the mice arrive on a visiting vehicle in the future.

Galley Rack Secure:  Today, Lindgren installed a Knee Brace Assembly at the NOD1P4 location in order to permanently secure the Galley Rack.  Due to structural interference, the Galley Rack was temporarily secured last week on September 15th.  Hardware needed for Galley Rack activation is scheduled to arrive on a later flight. Once in operation, the Galley Rack will provide ISS Crews with a consolidated location for a potable water dispenser, two freezers, two food warmers, and a 16 port Ethernet switch.


United States On-orbit Segment (USOS) Hatch Seal Inspections:  Kelly cleaned and inspected USOS Hatch Seals, Hatch Plate Sealing Surfaces, and Hatch Handle Mechanisms.  Hatches targeted for today’s inspection included the Airlock, Node 3 (Nadir, Forward, Starboard) JLP, JPM (Starboard, Zenith), and PMM.


Robot Micro Conical Tool (RMCT) Troubleshooting:  Last night, the Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) and Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) to perform RMCT checkouts.  These operations, which will continue later this evening, are being performed to help determine if the RMCT1 torque anomaly seen earlier this year is in any way related to it being stowed on SPDM Tool Holder Assembly (THA)-1.


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

  • HRF – Urine Samples Collection
  • TWIN – Urine Samples Collection
  • Biochemical Urine Test
  • HRF – Insertion of Samples in MELFI
  • URISIS Hardware Restow
  • HRF – Blood Samples Collection
  • HRF – Assistance during Blood Samples Collection
  • HRF – Refrigerated Centrifuge Config
  • Soyuz 718 Samsung Tablet Charge
  • Kazbek Fit Check (Soyuz 717)
  • JEMAL – Pressurization
  • HRF – Closeout Ops after Blood Samples Collection
  • Water Recovery System (WRS): WPA Waste Water Tank Offload into CWC (start)
  • HRF – Insertion of Samples in MELFI
  • Soyuz 717 Samsung Tablet Charge
  • ISS Crew and SSIPC Conference
  • On Mcc Go Brine Transfer from a USOS EDV into Rodnik БВ1 Water Tank of Progress 428
  • JEMAL – Leak Check after Pressurization
  • UDOD. Experiment Session with DYKHANIE-1 and SPRUT-2 Kits.
  • USND2 – Hardware Activation
  • Water Recovery System (WRS): WPA Waste Water Tank Offload into CWC
  • Crew Medical Officer (CMO) Computer Based Training (CBT)
  • In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Galley Rack Securing
  • CARDOX – Prep Ops and Hardware Setup
  • CARDOX – Ultrasound Scanning
  • UDOD. Photography during Experiment Session
  • СОЖ Maitnenance
  • CARDOX – Ultrasound Scanning (Assistance)
  • HMS – Food  Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ)
  • CARDOX – Measurements
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) WSTA Fill
  • CARDOX – Post-Measurement Operations
  • XF305 Camcorder Setup
  • HRF – Urine Samples Collection
  • Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF). Mouse Habitat Unit (MHU) Installation
  • Crew Prep for PAO
  • HRF – Insertion of Samples in MELFI
  • CBEF – Sound Level Measurement
  • Б-Ц TV. One-year Crew PAO
  • CARDOX – Prep Ops and Hardware Setup
  • CARDOX – Ultrasound Scanning
  • CBEF – Micro-G Door Close
  • СКПФ1 and СКПФ2 Dust Filters Changeout (ФГБ1ПГО_4_419_1, bag 428-25 (00067328R). Update IMS) and MRM1 Gas Liquid Heat Exchanger (ГЖТ) Cleaning
  • [РТ]-50-1М No. 6 and 8 (А206, А208) R&R Prep – Search for Hardware, Radiogram Review.
  • CARDOX – Measurements
  • CBEF – Micro-G Door Open
  • AC Inverter Deploy to Lab UOP5
  • CBEF – Sound Level Measurement
  • CBEF – Micro-G Door Close
  • Laptop Prep and [ACH-K] and Progress 428 (DC1) Tests Setup
  • ИП-1 Sensors Installation Monitoring
  • VELIKOE NACHALO (GREAT START). Video Footage of the Experiment Ops
  • JRNL – Journal Entry
  • HMS – Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ)
  • MERLIN Desiccant Kit R&R
  • Hatch Seal Inspection
  • HRF – Urine Samples Collection
  • CBEF – Micro-G Door Open
  • HRF – Insertion of Samples in MELFI
  • CBEF – Sound Level Measurement
  • USND2 – Hardware Deactivation
  • CBEF – Micro-G Door Close
  • CBEF – Micro-G Door Open
  • CBEF – Sound Level Measurement
  • CBEF – Micro-G Door Close
  • SLM – Hardware Transfer for Future Use
  • Hardware Setup for PAO
  • High Definition Video Camera Assembly (HD-VCA) Camera Foot Adjustment
  • MRM1 Ventilation Grills Cleaning (Group B)
  • Life on the Station Photo/Video
  • Soyuz 717 Samsung Tablet Charge
  • Air Heater Fan БВН Grill Cleaning in Soyuz 717
  • VZAIMODEISTVIYE-2. Experiment Session
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • RESERV. Test TV session from the SM to ПТК Orion Ground Site 21 (quality evaluation) and УКВ1 check from SM Ground Site 21 (quality evaluation) To=17:44.
  • TWIN – Vaccination
  • HRF – Urine Samples Collection
  • Soyuz 718 Samsung Tablet Charge (end) / Reference Materials (Справочные материалы) item 15.6 step 3 pages 132,133
  • HRF – Insertion of Samples in MELFI
  • COGN – Experiment Session and Questionnaire
  • Video Footage of Greetings
  • Preparation of reports for Roscosmos website


Completed Task List Items

  • P/TV consumables audit
  • 58mm lens troubleshooting
  • Wet/dry vacuum mod
  • Air quality survey


Ground Activities

All activities are on schedule unless otherwise noted.

  • Battery Capacity Test on Set 3A3
  • RMCT Swap


Three-Day Look Ahead:

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

Saturday, 09/26: Weekly Cleaning, Crew Off Duty

Sunday, 09/27:  HTV-5 Hatch Closure, HTV-5 -Vestibule Demate, CPA Install


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