ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/27/15

EXPRESS (EXpedite the PRocessing of Experiments to Space Station) Rack 8 Laptop Software Load:  Kelly supported the ongoing software updates to ISS EXPRESS Rack laptops by copying a software load to the EXPRESS Rack 8 laptop.  These software updates include enhanced security with the Windows 7 operating system, new features and support for new capabilities.


Reaction Self Test:  Kelly completed a session of the Reaction Self Test investigation after he woke this morning.  Reaction Self Test helps crewmembers objectively identify when their performance capability is degraded by various fatigue-related conditions that can occur as a result of ISS operations and time in space (e.g., acute and chronic sleep restriction, slam shifts, extravehicular activity (EVA), and residual sedation from sleep medications).


Robotics Refueling Mission (RRM):  Yui opened the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Airlock inner hatch and extended the Airlock Slide Table into the JEM. He retrieved the RRM Transfer cage and installed it on the Slide Table with assistance from Lindgren.  Yui then retracted the Slide Table back into the Airlock and closed the Airlock inner hatch.  These tasks were performed in preparation for the retrieval in December of Task Board 4 from the ExPRESS Logistics Carrier-4 (ELC-4) on the ISS S3 Truss.


Microbiome:  Lindgren collected and stowed saliva samples in a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) as part of his Return minus 14 day session of the Microbiome investigation. Microbiome investigates the impact of space travel on both the human immune system and an individual’s microbiome (the collection of microbes that live in and on the human body at any given time).


Haptics-1:  Yui set up equipment and performed experiment protocols for the vest-mounted configuration of European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Haptics-1 investigation. The experiment is performed in two different configurations to evaluate hardware and human performance under varying mounting conditions: wall-mounted on rack seat tracks and body-mounted in a vest assembly.  Haptics-1 supports analysis of engineering parameters and the merits of body-grounded versus non-body grounded force feedback to a crewmember within a microgravity environment.  The physiological property analysis will identify changes in human kinesthetic perception and performance in position and force-torque control tasks and in cognitive performance.


Sleep Actiwatch Downlink and Configuration:  Kelly downloaded data from his and Kornienko’s Actiwatch Spectrums. He then configured the devices to continue collecting data.  Actiwatches have a photodiode that measures ambient light and an accelerometer to measure the movement of the arm or leg to which the watch is attached.  The data recorded on the watch supports the Sleep ISS-12 experiment which assesses the effects of space flight and ambient light exposure on sleep during a year-long mission on the ISS.


Large Format Motion Picture Camera (IMAX) Video Downlink:  Yui connected the IMAX Codex to a Station Support Computer (SSC) for the final planned downlink of recorded video files.  IMAX filmmakers plan to produce a three dimensional movie called A Perfect Planet using ISS-based video and images to show how natural and human forces shape planet Earth. The film will also showcase NASA’s exploration efforts and highlight the ISS as a platform for scientific research and a stepping stone to deep space exploration.


Space Headaches:  Yui and Lindgren completed their weekly Space Headaches questionnaires today.  Headaches can be a common complaint during spaceflight. The Space Headaches experiment will provide information that may help in the development of methods to alleviate associated symptoms and improvement in the well-being and performance of crew members in space.


Starboard Crew Quarters (CQ) Cleaning:  Lindgren cleaned his Starboard CQ today including the intake and exhaust ducts, fans, and airflow sensors.


Crew Departure Preparation:  Lindgren and Yui packed their personal items in preparation for their return to earth scheduled for December 11th.


Cygnus Robotics Onboard Training (ROBoT):  Lindgren utilized the Robotic Trainer as part of a self-study session to practice nominal and off nominal Cygnus rendezvous and capture scenarios. Orbital ATK (OA)-4 is scheduled to launch on December 3rd with rendezvous and berthing on December 6th.


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

  • Reaction Self-Test (Wakeup)
  • Morning Inspection. SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test
  • Morning Inspection, Laptop RS1(2) Reboot / Onboard Computers
  • RSS 1, 2 Reboot /  r/g 9926
  • HRF – Sample collection and stowage
  • HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band)
  • ISS crew and ГОГУ (RSA Flight Control Management Team) weekly conference / r/g 0665
  • PROX Activation
  • IMS Tagup (S-band)
  • JEMAL – Slide Table extension
  • Cygnus – Reviewing Cygnus PROX C/O scripts
  • СТТС comm system switchover to the primary set / Communications System
  • Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) – Configuration Setup
  • ECLSS Recycle Tank Remove and Replace
  • RRM – Configuration Setup Assist
  • LBNP – Exercise (PRELIMINARY) assistance / r/g 0703
  • LBNP Exercise (PRELIMINARY). Tagup with specialists / r/g 0703
  • JEMAL – Slide Table Retraction
  • PHS Evaluation Setup
  • ER8 – Insert USB Drive
  • Periodic Health Status (PHS) –  Operator
  • Periodic Health Status (PHS) – Subject
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • BAR. Experiment Ops r/g 0702
  • Periodic Health Status (PHS) Data Entry and Stowage of All Hardware Used during the PHS
  • HAP1 – Hardware Config
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • ER8 – Closeout Ops
  • HAP1 – Experiment Protocol
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • PILOT-T. Preparation for the experiment r/g 0701
  • HAP1 – photography
  • PILOT-T. Experiment Ops. r/g 0701
  • SM Ventilation System Preventive Maintenance
  • Removal of depress hose for nominal operations
  • HAP1 Experiment Ops
  • Cygnus HCP PCS CHECKOUT for BSP-B and TRX-B
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • ER8 – Connecting DVD
  • IMAХ – Connecting to SSC
  • DOSIS Mode Switching
  • Greetings Video / r/g 0705
  • HAP1 Experiment Ops
  • IMS and Stowage Conference
  • WHC – Full Fill
  • Starboard Crew Quarters (CQ) Cleaning
  • IMAX – Terminate Battery Charge
  • IMAX – Terminate Codex 512 GB Drive Changeout
  • WHC – Full Fill
  • IDENTIFICATSIYA. Copy ИМУ-Ц micro-accelerometer data to laptop / r/g 0008
  • SM Ventilation System Preventive Maintenance. Group А / Thermal Mode Control System
  • PILOT-T. Experiment Ops r/g 0700
  • Crew Departure Prep
  • Repairs of SM Interior Panel 324 by Installing Overlay Panels – Day 2
  • SHD – Questionnaire
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • PILOT-T. Closeout Ops Tagup  r/g 0700
  • SLEEP – Configuration and data download
  • Crew Departure Prep
  • OBT – self-study Cygnus rendezvous and docking
  • RGN – Initiate drain into EDV
  • JRNL – Journal Entry
  • ER8 – DVD Removal
  • RGN – Terminate water drain into EDV
  • SHD – Questionnaire
  • Reaction Self-Test (Sleep)
  • Video recording for ВГТРК / r/g 0695
  • Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media / r/g 0293
  • ECON-M. Observations and Photography
  • Installation of inserts to ease opening of SM interior panel locks


Completed Task List Items

  • IMAX Sound Tour
  • IFM NORS Questions


Ground Activities

All activities are on schedule unless otherwise noted.

  • Starboard CQ Safing
  • PROX System Checkout in preparation for OA-4


Three-Day Look Ahead:

Saturday, 11/28:  Weekly Cleaning, Crew Off Duty

Sunday, 11/29:  Crew Off Duty

Monday, 11/30:  Cygnus Offset Grapple Training, Deck CQ Clean, Journals, Microbiome, Crew Departure Prep, 43S PrePack


QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component Status
Elektron On
Vozdukh Manual
[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) Off
[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 Full Up
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Off