ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/11/15

43 Soyuz (43S) Undock and Landing:  The 43S crew (Kononenko, Yui, and Lindgren) undocked from the Mini-Research Module (MRM)-1 docking port today at 3:49am CST. The Soyuz deorbit burn was completed at 6:24am CST, resulting in a nominal landing in the Kazakhstan southern zone at 7:18am CST. The ISS will be in 3-crew operations until 45S docking on December 15.


Cognition:  Kelly performed his Flight Day 263 session of the Cognition experiment.  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.


Microbiome, Telomeres and Salivary Markers:  Blood samples were taken from Yui, Lindgren and Kelly to support the Microbiome, Telomeres and Salivary Markers investigations.  These samples were then stored at ambient temperatures on the 43S vehicle that returned today.  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).  Telomeres investigates how telomeres and telomerase are affected by space travel.  Salivary Markers data will be used to identify any risks of an adverse health event in crewmembers due to an impaired immune system.


Reaction Self-Test:  Kelly and Kornienko completed sessions for the Reaction Self-Test investigation. The experiment 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).


Journals:  Kelly completed a Journals entry. The investigation obtains information on behavioral and human issues that are relevant to the design of equipment and procedures used by astronauts during extended-duration missions. Study results provide information used in preparations for future missions to low-Earth orbit and beyond.


Orbital ATK (OA)-4 Cargo Operations: Kelly completed 3 hours of OA-4 cargo operations including transfer of Extravehicular Activity Mobility Unit (EMU) 3008.


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

  • Reaction Self-Test (Wakeup)
  • TWIN – Blood Sample Collection
  • SLEEP – Questionnaire
  • TWIN – Blood Draw (Operator)
  • HRF Blood Draw
  • REGENERATION-1. Container Transfer to Soyuz 717
  • TWIN – Close-out Ops and Stowage
  • Soyuz 717 Return Cargo Ops
  • Setup GoPro HERO3 camera in Soyuz 717
  • HRF – Pre-packing and hand over of blood samples to Russian crew for return on Soyuz 717
  • Emergency OBT after Cygnus Arrival
  • HRF – Stow Blood Collection Equipment
  • Food Frequency Questionnaire
  • CTB – Retrieval
  • ECLSS Recycle Tank Remove and Replace
  • ISS HAM – RADIO Deactivation
  • Vestibule Outfitting Kit (VOK) hardware stowage
  • OBT – Cygnus Ops Conference
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • Closure of SM window shutters No.6,8,9,12,13,14
  • Warning/Emergency Book Deployment
  • Video Footage for Nauka 2.0 TV Channel
  • Photo of [СА] and return stowage prior to Soyuz 717 undocking
  • Soyuz 717 Loading Complete Report (S-band)
  • Photography of the external surface of Soyuz 717 [СА] БО hatch/manhole door
  • Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) – Controller Panel Assembly (CPA) Stowage
  • Comm config for Soyuz 717 Undocking and Descent
  • Downlink photos of the external surface of Soyuz 717 [СА] -БО Hatch Cover after completion of return cargo transfers (via OCA)
  • Soyuz 717 Activation
  • Setup and Activation of КСПЭ Equipment for TV coverage “Hatch Closure from MRM1” in MPEG2 via Ku-band
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill from EDV
  • Emergency OBT after Cygnus Arrival
  • Soyuz-MRM1 Hatch Closure. TV Coverage “Hatch Closure” from MRM1 (Ku + S-band)
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • Soyuz 717- SM MRM1 hatch leak check
  • Closing USOS Window Shutters
  • Crew Onboard Support System (КСПЭ) Hardware Deactivation and Closing Applications on ЦП SSC
  • WHC – Full Fill
  • Life On The Station Photo and Video
  • Removal of depress hose for nominal operations
  • Soyuz 717 ODF Ops; Undocking and Descent Ops
  • MRM1 FanScreen Cleaning (group B). Cleaning behind panels 405, 406
  • WHC – Full Fill
  • JRNL – Journal Entry
  • Communication and Tracking (C&T) – On-Call system configuration in Crew Quarters
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • Life On The Station Photo and Video
  • Photography of Soyuz 717 Docking Assembly from DC1 (and SM) Window during Undocking
  • Reconfiguring MRM1-SOYUZ PEV to CLOSED position
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • RGN – Initiate drain into EDV
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • ISTOCHNIK-M Preparation For Measurements.
  • RGN – Terminate water drain into EDV
  • COGNITION – Battery Test
  • IDENTIFICATION. Copy ИМУ-Ц micro-accelerometer data to laptop
  • ISTOCHNIK-M. Activation of Soyuz 717 TLM Recording Mode.
  • ISTOCHNIK-M Closeout Ops
  • Comm reconfig for nominal ops
  • MERLIN – Reminder
  • Reaction Self-Test (Sleep)


Completed Task List Items

  • 43S prepack


Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • 43S undock activities


Three-Day Look Ahead:

Saturday, 12/12:  Crew Off Duty, Weekly Cleaning

Sunday, 12/13:  Crew Off Duty

Monday 12/14:  Crew Off Duty


QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component Status
Elektron Off
Vozdukh Manual
[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) Off
[СКВ] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”) On
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab Standby
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 Operate
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab Idle
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Norm
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Full Up
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Off