ISS Daily Summary Report – 09/2/15

44 Soyuz (44S) Launch: 44S launched successfully from Baikonur last night at 11:37pm CDT carrying Aidyn Aimbetov, Andreas Mogensen and Sergey Volkov to the ISS which will increase the crew complement to 9 members.  Docking is scheduled for Friday, September 4 at 2:42am CDT.


Human Research Program (HRP) Operations:

  • Fine Motor Skills (FMS): Kornienko completed his FD160 Fine Motor Skills session.  During 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. The goal of Fine Motor Skills is to answer how fine motor performance in microgravity trend/vary over the duration of a six-month and year-long space mission; how fine motor performance on orbit compare with that of a closely matched participant on Earth; and how performance trend/vary before and after gravitational transitions, including the periods of early flight adaptation, and very early/near immediate post-flight periods.
  • Integrated Resistance and Aerobic Training Study (Sprint) Volume of Oxygen Utilized (VO2) Max: Kelly performed his Sprint VO2 Max exercise session on the Cycle Ergometer with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (CEVIS).  He donned Electrocardiogram (ECG) electrodes, Heart Rate Monitor (HRM) hardware, and Portable Pulmonary Function System (PPFS) calibrations then executed the VO2 protocol.  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.
  • Human Research Facility (HRF) Pulmonary Function System (PFS) Gas Management System (GMS) Calibration: Lindgren completed regular maintenance on the HRF PFS GMS. He set up the Gas Delivery System (GDS), started the Pulmonary Function System/Photoacoustic Analyzer Module (PFM/PAM) and performed a gas concentration verification.  Following the calibration, the crew completed a data drive mapping and transferred all files located on the partition, including setup and deactivation of the Pulmonary Function System (PFS).


Kubik 5 Endothelial Setup: Yui configured the Kubik5 in support of the Endothelial Cells experiment planned for the Short Duration Mission. The goal of Effects of Spaceflight on Endothelial Function: Molecular and Cellular Characterization of Interactions Between Genome Transcription, DNA Damage and Induction of Cell Senescence (Endothelial Cells) is to better understand the reaction of cultured endothelial cells to spaceflight. This is to be characterized in space-flown samples through analysis of different parameters including DNA damage, end of cell division (senescence), and variations of cell cycle combined with additional in-depth genetic analysis.  Because endothelial cells are responsible for the integrity of the vascular wall, a better understanding of the modulation of endothelial functions in space might help in the development of potential countermeasures to prevent cardiovascular deconditioning in astronauts.


Multi-Purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR)-2 Power Checkout: Yui completed a power supply checkout for Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack 2 (MSPR2) Work Volume, Small Experiment Area, Work Bench and DC/DC Converter Unit.


JSL Playbook Checkout: Kelly successfully tested access and functionality of the Playbook web application on both the SSC and iPad platforms. This application is scheduled to be used by Mogensen.


Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Status: Last night the crew reported a WHC Pre-Treat Bad Qual Light (PTBQL). The crew changed out the pre-treat tank which did not fix the problem and the crew was given a go to use the Russian [ACY]. Ground teams concluded that the likely issue was a failed dose pump.  Kelly Removed & Replaced (R&R) the bad pump and the WHC is now operating nominally.


HTV5 Cargo Transfer Status:  Lindgren and Yui completed 3 hours of HTV-5 Cargo transfer operations today.


Today’s Planned Activities
All activities are on schedule unless otherwise noted.

  • Self-Reaction Test. Reaction Time Test (morning)
  • Sleep ISS-12 Experiment – Sleep Log Entry – Subject
  • SPRINT – Hardware Warmup
  • SPRINT Experiment Ops
  • ISS Crew / SSIPC FD Conference
  • ECLSS Recycle Tank Remove and Replace
  • JEMRMS Laptop Reboot
  • Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) – Equipment Gathering
  • CBEF – Equipment Attachment
  • ARED Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification
  • Fine Motor Skills – Subject
  • CBEF- Equipment Attachment
  • FINEMOTR – Photography
  • SPRINT-PPFS – Partial Stow
  • HABIT – Questionnaire Completion [Deferred]
  • БД-2 Treadmill R&R.
  • OASIS – Camera Adjustment
  • WHC dose pump R&R
  • Psychological Evaluation Program (WinSCAT)
  • XF305 – Camcorder Setup
  • MSPR2 – Experiment and Closeout Ops
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • HTV Transfers Ops [Deferred]
  • Video Camera Assembly (VCA1) Adjustment
  • VCA1 Camera Adjustment
  • CBEF – Demating Cables
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • Actiwatch Spectrum data download to ISS12 and configuration setup to continue with data gathering
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • VCA1 Camera Adjustment
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • ENDO – Hardware Setup
  • RGN – Start Water Transfer to EDV
  • CAPBEV – Preparation of Maintenance Work Area surface [Deferred]
  • CAPBEV – Hardware Setup [Deferred]
  • HRF2 – Procedure Review
  • ENDO – KUBIK 5 Preparation and Parameter Check
  • CAPBEV – Photography [Deferred]
  • RGN – Terminate water drain into EDV
  • CAPBEV – Test Ops [Deferred]
  • XF305 – Camcorder Setup
  • CBEF – Cable Connection
  • HRF2 – Camcorder Setup
  • CBEF – Cable Connection
  • HRF2 – Hardware Setup and Activation
  • CBEF- Hardware Checkout
  • ELT2 – Closeout Ops
  • CBEF – Hardware Removal
  • CAPBEV – Stowage
  • RGN REC-TNK – Removal of depress hose for nominal operations
  • CBEF –  Hardware Removal
  • Crew Checkout of the Playbook Application
  • CBEF – Closeout Ops
  • HRF2 – Hardware Test
  • ENERGY – Copying files to Laptop
  • Psychological Evaluation Program (WinSCAT) [Deferred]
  • HRF2 – Hardware Deactivation
  • SPRINT – Close-out Ops and Stowage
  • CMS – HRM – iPAD File Transfer
  • ARED Exercise Video Equipment Stowage
  • Crew conference with Astronaut Office
  • HTV – Cargo Transfer Tagup
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • ENDO – KUBIK Check
  • Flight Director / ISS Crew Tagup
  • Reaction Self-Test. Reaction Time Test (evening)


Completed Task List Items

  • N1 galley cleanup


Ground Activities

All activities are on schedule unless otherwise noted.

  • SPRINT ops


Three-Day Look Ahead:

Thursday, 09/03: CBEF Mouse Habitat Unit interface unit install, MSPR laptop setup and LAN, USB checkout, Body Measurements, NRCSD 6 imagery

Friday, 09/04: 44S dock, CBEF MHU removal, MSPR2 video recording unit checkout

Saturday, 09/05: Emergency roles & responsibilities review, Change of Command Ceremony


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