ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/8/16

Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Status:  Following yesterday’s pretreated urine leak discovery and cleanup, today Peake worked to successfully change out the WHC Pump Separator, Wring Collector (COT), Air Filter, Liquid Indicator and Electrical cables.  WHC has since been activated and is operating nominally.


Robotics Refueling Mission (RRM):  Last night, ground controllers transferred RRM Task Board 4 and Robotic Micro Conical Tool (RMCT)-1 from the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to the JEM Airlock Slide Table.  Peake then retracted the slide table back into the JEM Airlock.  Taskboard 4 and RMCT1 are planned for return on SpX-8.


Biological Rhythms 48 Hours:  Today Kopra removed the Holter Electrocardiogram and transfer data from the Holter and Acitwatch to the Medical laptop.  This JAXA investigation studies the effects of long-term microgravity exposure on heart function by analyzing an astronaut’s electrocardiogram for 48 hours. While the ISS schedule follows Greenwich Mean Time, it is not known whether a separate biological rhythm is imposed on long-term flight crews. To study this, astronauts wear an Actiwatch for 96 hours and a Holter electrocardiograph for 48 hours.


Fluid Shifts Before, During and After Prolonged Space Flight and Their Association with Intracranial Pressure and Visual Impairment (Fluid Shifts):  Kornienko continued his Return-45 (R-45) multi-day session with baseline imaging collection, including Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions (DPOAE), Tonometry, and Ultrasounds.  Kelly assisted him as the operator.  Fluid Shifts investigates the causes for severe and lasting physical changes to astronaut’s eyes. Because the headward fluid shift is a hypothesized contributor to these changes, reversing this fluid shift with a lower body negative pressure device is investigated as a possible intervention. Results from this study may help to develop preventative measures against lasting changes in vision and eye damage.


Integrated Resistance and Aerobic Training Study (Sprint) Volume of Oxygen Utilized (VO2) Max:  For his Flight Day 15 Sprint VO2 Max session, Kopra attached Electrocardiogram (ECG) electrodes to himself, set up and donned Heart Rate Monitor hardware, performed Portable Pulmonary Function System calibrations, and then performed the VO2 protocol.  The Sprint VO2 investigation evaluates the use of high intensity, low volume exercise to minimize loss of muscle, bone, and cardiovascular function in ISS crewmembers while reducing total exercise time during long-duration space missions.
Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparation:  In preparation for the Sequential Shunt Unit (SSU) EVA next Friday, Peake and Kopra performed a checkout of the Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFER) System and configured EVA tools.


Elektron Status:  Ground Specialists in Moscow worked with the Russian Crew to troubleshoot Elektron today. The crew flushed the Elektron primary and backup pumps with water and ensured various valves were configured correctly, and successfully activated the system.  Elektron had been deactivated since December 24th for the high beta period.


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

  • Reaction Self-Test (Wakeup)
  • Morning Inspection, Laptop RSS1,2, Reboot
  • WHC Pump Sep R&R
  • WHC Filter R&R
  • WHC Fan R&R [Aborted]
  • SPRINT – Hardware Setup
  • Fluid Shifts
  • SAFER Checkout
  • VIBROLAB. Monitoring hardware activation
  • IMS Tagup (S-band)
  • CIR – Valve Closure
  • Handover / Handover Recommendations (РПС)
  • BLR48 – Saving Experiment Data
  • USND2 – Hardware Activation
  • HAM radio session from Columbus
  • JRNL – Journal Entry
  • Fluid Shifts – Donning Holter Arterial BP
  • VEG-01 – Plant Photo
  • Fluid Shifts – Ultrasound Scan – Subject
  • BAR. Video
  • BLR48 – Saving Actiwatch Data
  • Compound Specific Analyzer-Combustion (CSA-CP) Checkout – Part 2
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – Food Frequency Questionnaire
  • SPRINT Experiment Ops
  • WHC Fill
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Retraction from JEF side
  • Battery Charging for EVA Camera setup
  • Elektron troubleshooting
  • FGB Interior Panel Vent Screen Cleaning (panels 201, 301, 401)
  • CIR Valve Open
  • SHD – Questionnaire
  • Video Footage of Greetings
  • Preparing SSC17 Client for loading
  • USND2 Hardware Deactivation
  • USOS EVA Tool Configuration
  • OTKLIK. Hardware Monitoring
  • MRM2 comm config to support the P/L Ops
  • GREAT START. Algometria Video
  • ALGOMETRIA. Experiment Ops
  • Kulonovskiy Kristall Experiment Run
  • PFE Video Setup
  • VECHO – Measurement Ops
  • IMS and Stowage Conference
  • GREAT START. Algometria Experiment Reporting
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • VIBROLAB. Copy and Downlink Data
  • MRM2 Comm Reconfig for Nominal Ops
  • KULONOVSKIY KRISTALL. Copy and Downlink Data
  • SPRINT – Equipment Stowage
  • Periodic Fitness Evaluation
  • Stowage of Equipment Used for PFE Video Shoot
  • Post-Exercise Hygiene Procedure
  • SPRINT – Closeout Ops
  • Reaction Self-Test (Sleep)
  • Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media
  • Video Recording for All-Russia State Television and Radio  Broadcasting Company (ВГТРК)
  • ECON-M. Observation and Photography


Completed Task List Items

  • None


Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Task Board 4 and RMCT-1 transfer to JEM Airlock Slide Table


Three-Day Look Ahead:

Saturday: 01/09: Crew Off Duty, Weekly Cleaning

Sunday: 01/10: Crew Off Duty, Reboost

Monday, 01/11: Fluid Shifts, Equipment Lock Prep, ARED Quarterly Maintenance, EMU OFV, NeuroMapping


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