ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/1/15

Ocular Health:  Crewmembers Yui and Lindgren completed vision tests, tonometry tests, and blood pressure measurements as part of their Flight Day 120 Ocular Health testing.  The Ocular Health protocol calls for a systematic gathering of physiological data to characterize the risks of microgravity-induced visual impairment and increased 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:  Yui  performed his Return minus 10 day session of the Cognition experiment later today.  The Individualized Real-Time Neurocognitive Assessment Toolkit for Space Flight Fatigue (Cognition) investigation 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 used allows for real-time measurement of cognitive performance while in space.


Window Observation Research Facility (WORF) Laptop Software Load:  Kelly supported the ongoing software updates to payload laptops by copying a software load to the WORF laptop.  These software updates include enhanced security with the Windows 7 operating system, new features and support for new capabilities.


Sleep Log:  Kelly recorded a Sleep Log entry today after waking.  The Sleep ISS-12 experiment monitors ambient light exposure and crew member activity and collects subjective evaluations of sleep and alertness.  The investigation examines the effects of space flight and ambient light exposure on sleep during a year-long mission on the ISS.


Service Module (SM) Water Sample Collection:  Kelly obtained samples from Service Module potable water dispensers today.  Some of the samples will undergo microbial analysis onboard ISS and others will be prepared for return to the ground for post-flight analysis.


Soyuz 43 (43S) Prepack Transfer Operations:  Lindgren prepared and transferred US cargo that will be returning to the ground via 43S on December 11th.


Cygnus Attached Phase Training:  Kelly and Lindgren conducted onboard training in order to familiarize themselves with Cygnus hardware, stowage, and attached phase vehicle configuration.


Crew Departure Preparation:  Yui  continued to pack his personal items in preparation for his crews return to earth onboard 43S.


Today’s Planned Activities  

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • HRF – Sample collection and stowage
  • Calf Volume Measurement
  • HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion
  • HRF Urine Sample Collection
  • HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion
  • On MCC Go Regeneration of БМП Ф1 Micropurification Cartridge (start)
  • SEISMOPROGNOZ. Downlink data from Control and Data Acquisition Module (МКСД) HDD (start)
  • Soyuz 717 Prepack Ops
  • Eye Exam (Ocular Health) – Vision Test
  • Collecting condensate water samples from СРВ-К2М before Gas-Liquid Mixture Filter (ФГС) into Russian Samplers – start
  • Eye Exam (Ocular Health) – VIS Questionnaire
  • Scheduled Maintenance of Compound Specific Analyzer- Combustion Products (CSA-CP)
  • Study of veins in lower extremities
  • Eye Exam (Ocular Health) – Vision Test
  • ER1 – Software Installation
  • Potable Water Collection in SM for In-Flight Chemical and Microbial Analysis
  • JAXA Video Conference Preparation
  • Eye Exam (Ocular Health) – VIS Questionnaire
  • JAXA Video Conference Preparation
  • HRF Urine Sample Collection
  • Filling (separation) EDV-SV No.1209 (00067500R, ФГБ1ПГО_1_108).  For separation use EDV No.1192 (00065120R, ФГБ1ПГО_1_107)
  • JAXA Video Conference
  • HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion
  • Ocular Health (OH) Blood Pressure Operations
  • В3 Fan Screen Cleaning in MRM2
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • JAXA – Deactivation of Video Camera
  • Ocular Health (OH) Blood Pressure Operations
  • Ocular Health (OH) – Tonometry Test Configuration
  • Eye Exam (Ocular Health) – Tonometry Test
  • ER1 – Computer Software Load
  • COSMOCARD. Closeout Ops
  • WRS Sample Collection
  • Vacuum Cleaning of ВД1 and ВД2 air ducts in MRM2
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • Eye Exam (Ocular Health) – Stow Tonometry Hardware
  • CARDIOVECTOR. Experiment Ops
  • Prepack US items to be loaded inti Soyuz 717 (43S)
  • TOCA Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Sample Analysis
  • PCS Relocation
  • Assisting with LBNP Exercise
  • LBNP Exercise
  • HRF Urine Sample Collection
  • PAO Hardware Setup
  • HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion
  • HRF Blood Collection Hardware Setup
  • Personal Medication Stowage
  • JRNL – Journal Entry [Deferred]
  • JEM Terminal Computer Reboot
  • Cygnus Ops Review
  • SEISMOPROGNOZ. Download data from Control and Data Acquisition Module (МКСД) HDD (end) and start backup
  • EDV Transfers from US to Russian stowage areas
  • JAXA. Video Conference Preparation
  • Tightening of Progress 429 (Aft) QD Screw Clamps
  • JAXA. Video Ops
  • HRF Urine Sample Collection
  • TORU Test with Docked Progress 429 (SM Aft)
  • Video Footage for Roscosmos TV Studio
  • JAXA. Post Video Conference Closeout Ops
  • HRF – Sample MELFI Insertion
  • Study of veins in lower extremities
  • Crew Departure Prep
  • Video Footage of Greetings
  • TOCA Data Recording
  • Water Processing using MCD
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • INTERACTION-2. Running Experiment Session
  • IDENTIFICATION. Copy ИМУ-Ц micro-accelerometer data to laptop
  • ER1 – Hardware Removal
  • COGNITION – Experiment Ops and Filling Questionnaire
  • On MCC Go Regeneration of БМП Ф1 Absorption Cartridge (end)
  • Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media
  • ECON-M. Observations and Photography
  • Video Recording for All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (ВГТРК)
  • Installation of inserts to ease opening of SM interior panel locks
  • Personal Data Prep for Return


Completed Task List Items

  • None


Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Nominal System Commanding


Three-Day Look Ahead:

Wednesday, 12/02: Ocular Health, CBCS Install, Cygnus Cargo Ops Conf, Crew Departure Prep, Fundoscope

Thursday, 12/03: Orbital ATK 4 Launch , Ocular Health, CARDOX, Soyuz Descent OBT

Friday, 12/04: 1/2 Duty Day, Cygnus Robotics OBT, Crew Departure Prep, RAM Retrieval, Biome


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