ISS Daily Summary Report – 02/8/16

Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Troubleshooting:  Peake successfully performed troubleshooting steps for the accessibility issue that has prevented mating of a hose between the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) ELF and the Moderate Temperature Loop (MTL) for cooling.  He connected the cooling water hose between the MTL connection on the MSPR2 and the ELF.  The ELF is an experimental facility designed to levitate, melt and solidify materials employing containerless processing techniques that use the electrostatic levitation method with charged samples and electrodes. With this facility, thermophysical properties of high temperature melts can be measured and solidification from deeply undercooled melts can be achieved.


Burning and Suppression of Solids – Milliken (BASS-M):  Today Kopra completed the fourth set of BASS-M operations, preparing and testing five different samples with ground assistance from the Principal Investigator.  The BASS-M investigation tests flame-retardant cotton fabrics to determine how well they resist burning in microgravity. Results benefit research on flame-retardant textiles that can be used on Earth and in space.


Ocular Health Testing:  Kelly and Kornienko performed their Return minus 30 day (R-30) Ocular Health activities.  They completed tonometry and vision testing, measured blood pressure, and completed a vision questionnaire.  Volkov completed a fundoscopy to obtain images of the retinal surface, a vision test, and a vision questionnaire.  The Ocular Health protocol calls for a systematic gathering of physiological data to characterize the risk of microgravity-induced visual impairment/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.


Multi-Omics:  Peake completed the second sampling on Saturday for JAXA’s Multi-Omics Investigation.  The Multi-omics analysis of human microbial-metabolic cross-talk in the space ecosystem (Multi-omics) investigation evaluates the impacts of space environment and prebiotics on astronauts’ immune function, by combining the data obtained from the measurements of changes in the gut microbiological composition, metabolites profiles, and the immune system.  Biomarkers for immune dysfunction during the crewmembers time on the ISS could be useful for the health management of astronauts.


Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Preparation:  In preparation for EMU 3003 Fan Pump Separator changeout scheduled to start this Wednesday, Kelly removed EMU 3008 from the Aft EMU Don/Doff Assembly (EDDA) then installed EMU 3003 in its place.  Later, Kelly and Kopra reviewed the procedure associated with the Fan Pump Separator changeout activity.


Orbital ATK (OA)-4 Cargo Operations:  The crew transferred trash into the Cygnus vehicle today in preparation for the vehicle’s unberth from ISS on February 19th.


Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) Demonstration:  Over the weekend, the Robotics Team completed their three day activity to validate the robotic transfer of battery style Orbital Replacement Units (ORU) prior to the delivery of new ISS batteries on HTV-6.  On Friday evening, the team successfully removed the MBSU from the Flight Releasable Attachment Mechanism (FRAM) structure and temporarily stowed it on the Enhanced ORU Temporary Platform (EOTP) before returning the MBSU back to the FRAM.  On Saturday, the demonstration concluded when the MBSU/FRAM was moved back to its home on Express Logistics Carrier 2.  One issue was encountered during the demonstration which prevented the SPDM from grasping the Robotic Offset Tool (ROST) in order to remove it from its holster for use. Robotics team accomplished the bolt loosening task using the OTCM instead.


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

  • SLEEP – Questionnaire
  • CORRECTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medication) Intake
  • Acoustic Dosimeter Setup – Day 1
  • Ocular Health (OH) – Tonometry Test Configuration
  • PILOT-T. Preparation for the Experiment
  • Installation of ЗУ-С Charger No.13010004 (009709R, ФГБ1ПГО_2_221_1, Soft Container 422-6 (00062719R) for Orlan Battery
  • HMS – Visual Testing Activity
  • BASSM – Preparation Operations Part 1
  • on MCC GO Mating Telemetry Connector to ЗУ-С
  • Multi Omics (MO) – Saliva Collection Equipment Setup
  • PILOT-T. Experiment Ops
  • Vision Test – Questionnaire Completion
  • HMS – Vision Test
  • Set up the First Orlan-MK 825М3 Battery Pack №126499191 (ш/к 00068690R, ФГБ1ПГО_2_221_1) for Discharge and Start Discharging the First Pack
  • Columbus – Stowage and Consolidation
  • Ocular Health (OH) – Blood Pressure Operations
  • Pressurization of Elektron-VM Liquid Unit before Activation. Tagup with specialists for opening  Elektron ВН2
  • Ocular Health Experiment – Tonometry Test
  • Vision Test – Complete Questionnaire
  • Ocular Health Experiment – Measurements with Holter Arterial BP Unit – Test Subject
  • MYCO – Familiarization
  • Multi-Purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) – Payload Partial Removal
  • CBEF- Hardware Setup
  • Ocular Health Experiment – Tonometry Test
  • Mouse Habitat Unit (MHU) – Connecting Camcorder
  • Post-Tonometry Stowage
  • PILOT-T. Closeout Ops
  • XF305- Camcorder Setup
  • MSPR2 – Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Troubleshooting
  • HMS – Vision Test
  • Vision Test – Complete Questionnaire
  • MORZE. Psycho-physiological Evaluation: Cattell’s Test
  • PK4- Hard Drive Installation
  • Exercise Data Downlink via OCA
  • Crew Medical Officer (CMO) Proficiency Training
  • MORZE. Psycho-physiological Evaluation: Strelau Test
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) – Disconnecting RAD Detector from SSC12
  • Photography of Plume Impingement and Deposit Monitoring Unit (БКДО) Position on MRM2 through SM Window No.13 (after EVA-42)
  • BASSM – Experiment Start
  • FSL Rack Fiber Optical Connector Troubleshooting  [Deferred]
  • VEGGIE-01 Water Syringe Transfer in MELFI
  • CORRECTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medication) Intake
  • EarthKAM – Setup and Hardware Activation in Node 2
  • EMU Backpack Replacement
  • Post-EVA Tool Re-stow, IMS Ops
  • HRF2- Photography
  • EMU Fan Pump Separator (FPS) R&R Procedure Review
  • Fundoscope Exam Subject Preparation
  • Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • HABIT- Questionnaire Completion
  • Fundoscope Setup for Exam
  • Preparation for Stereo Macro-Photography of EV Hatch 2 Windows in MRM2 (Preparation for the Activity, Procedure and R/G Review)
  • Fundoscope – Eye Examination
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • Stereo Macro-photography of EV Hatch 2 Windows in MRM2
  • Equipment Stowage after Fundoscope Eye Imaging
  • JRNL- Journal Entry
  • Evening Work Prep
  • INTERACTION -2. Experiment Ops
  • Video Footage of Greetings
  • Cygnus – Cargo Operations Tagup
  • CORRECTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medication) Intake
  • NEIROIMMUNITET. Saliva Sample
  • Ocular Health Reminder
  • SPLANH. Diet Restrictions Reminder
  • Ocular Health Reminder


Completed Task List Items

  • Crew Choice Event for YouthSparks Program
  • SSC NAS1 Deploy


Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • MCC-21 Final Command Testing
  • MT Translation from WS-2 to WS-4


Three-Day Look Ahead:

Tuesday, 02/09: Ocular Health, CARDOX, EMU 3005 Dump and Fill, FPS Tool Gather

Wednesday, 02/10: SPRINT, EMU 3003 FPS R&R, BASS-M

Thursday, 02/11: EVA FPS R&R, Ocular Health, SPRINT, NanoRacks Multi-Gas Monitor Deploy, Col Desiccant Module R&R, PEPS Inspection



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 Override
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