ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/13/16

Fluid Shifts Before, During and After Prolonged Space Flight and Their Association with Intracranial Pressure and Visual Impairment (Fluid Shifts):   Kelly continued his Return minus 45 day (R-45) Fluid Shifts activities today in the Russian Segment with assistance from Kornienko and Volkov and guidance from the ground team.   He performed Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Cerebral and Cochlear Fluid Pressure (CCFP) and Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions (DPOAE) tests, and a Tonometry exam.  He also completed the part of the experiment utilizing the Russian Chibis (Lower Body Negative Pressure – LBNP) suit during ultrasound measurements.  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.


Sprint Ultrasound:  Kopra performed his Flight Day 30 thigh and calf ultrasound scans today with assistance from Peake and guidance from the Sprint ground team.  Ultrasound scans are used to evaluate spaceflight-induced changes in the muscle volume. 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 the long term goal of protecting human fitness for even longer space exploration missions.


Fine Motor Skills:  Kopra completed a session of the Fine Motor Skills experiment today.  During the experiment he performed a series of interactive tasks on a touchscreen tablet. This 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.


Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations:   Yesterday afternoon, ground controllers successfully performed a periodic survey of the Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Testbed Experiment on ExPRESS Logistics Carrier (ELC)-3.  Once the survey was complete, they commanded a Mobile Transporter (MT) translation from Worksite (WS)-7 to WS-2. The move was required in order to provide camera support during Friday’s Sequential Shunt Unit (SSU) 1B Extravehicular Activity (EVA) and to preposition the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) for next week’s Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) demonstration activity.


Orbital ATK (OA)-4 Cargo Operations:  Kelly, Kopra, and Peake continued transferring cargo from Cygnus to ISS today. Approximately 33 hours of cargo operations remain.


Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training:  The 45S Crew (Malenchenko, Kopra, and Peake) participated in medical contingency training.  This on-board training provides crewmembers the opportunity to work as a team in resolving a simulated medical emergency.  The training also allows the crew to practice communication and coordination necessary to perform medical emergency procedures.  They located medical emergency procedures and appropriate Health Maintenance System (HMS) components utilized during an emergency and determined the deployed configuration.  Finally, they reviewed individual methods of CPR delivery in micro-gravity.


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

  • Morning Inspection. SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test
  • Biochemical Urine Test
  • FLUID SHIFTS Comm configuration
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Gathering and Connecting Equipment for TV coverage
  • URISYS Hardware Stowage
  • Fine Motor Skills – Examination
  • FLUID SHIFTS Experiment Operations
  • ECLSS Recycle Tank Remove and Replace
  • Soyuz 719 Samsung Tablet Recharge – Initiate
  • On MCC GO Regeneration of БМП Ф2 Micropurification Cartridge
  • Pre-EVA Crew Health Status – Prep
  • Periodic Health Evaluation before EVA
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • USND2 – Hardware Activation
  • SPRINT – Hardware prep and installation
  • Battery Charging for EVA Camera setup
  • SPRINT – Operator Assistance with the Experiment
  • KULONOVSKIY KRISTALL. Copy and Downlink Data
  • Replacement of urine receptacle (МП) and filter-insert (Ф-В) in АСУ. Install Urine Receptacle No. 0550035 (00067297R, СМ1РО_1_138_1), Filter-Insert No. 1406277 (00064551R, СМ1РО_1_138_1, Cover 1200024 b/c 00045144R).  Stow the removed unit in ТКГ 429 for disposal
  • KULONOVSKIY KRISTALL. Hardware Teardown
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Copying Data from CCFP/DPOAE devices and their deactivation in RS
  • HAM radio session from Columbus
  • DOSETRK – Medication Tracking Update
  • USND2 – Data Transfer
  • Private Psychological Conference
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • Soyuz 719 Samsung Tablet Recharge – terminate
  • CheCS OBT
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • RGN REC-TNK – Remove depress hose for nominal operations
  • 24-hour ECG monitoring
  • USND2 – Hardware Deactivation
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Gathering and Initialization of Bubble-Dosimeter Detectors
  • HABIT – Questionnaire Completion
  • Private Psychological Conference
  • JRNL – Journal Entry
  • WRS Maintenance
  • WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
  • 24-hour BP monitoring
  • DOSETRK – Medication Tracking Update
  • IMS and Stowage Conference
  • RGN – Initiate drain into EDV
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Handover of BUBBLE-dosimeters to USOS
  • RADIN – Handover of Detectors from/to RS
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeter detector initialization and deployment for exposure
  • RADIN – Dosimeter Deployment
  • INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops
  • Soyuz 718 Samsung Tablet Recharge – Initiate
  • WRS Maintenance
  • RGN – Terminate water drain into EDV
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • USOS EVA – Camera Setup
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • IMMUNO. Preparing Saliva-Immuno Kit for the experiment
  • Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • Evening Work Prep
  • Soyuz 718 Samsung Tablet Recharge – terminate
  • On MCC GO БМП Ф2 Absorption Cartridge Regeneration
  • Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media
  • Video Recording for All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (ВГТРК)
  • URAGAN Observations and Photography
  • ECON-M. Observations and Photography


Completed Task List Items

  • EVA Tool Configuration


Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Nominal System Commanding


Three-Day Look Ahead:

Thursday, 01/14: EVA Procedure Review, EVA Tool Audit, Equipment Lock Preparation

Friday, 01/15: EVA #35 (SSU 1B)

Saturday, 01/16:  USOS Airlock Deconfiguration, EVA Tool Stow, EVA debrief with ground


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 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