ISS Daily Summary Report – 02/15/16

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Veg-01 Plant Harvest: Kelly harvested, cleaned and dried the Zinnia plants grown for the Veg-01 experiment.  This investigation is used to assess on-orbit function and performance of the Veggie facility, focusing on the growth and development of seedlings in the spaceflight environment and the composition of microbial flora on the plants and the facility.


Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Troubleshooting:  Peake completed setup of the JAXA ELF facility and installed the Ultraviolet Lamp unit and door sensor.  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.


Biochemical Profile: Kopra continued his Flight Day (FD) 60 blood and urine collections for the Biochemical Profile investigation.  Samples were stowed in a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) for return on a later flight. The Biochemical Profile experiment tests blood and urine samples obtained from astronauts before, during, and after spaceflight. Specific proteins and chemicals in the samples are used as biomarkers, or indicators of health. Post-flight analysis yields a database of samples and test results, which scientists can use to study the effects of spaceflight on the body.


Ocular Health Testing:  Kopra and Peake continued their FD 60 session of Ocular Health. They completed tonometry and vision testing, measured blood pressure, and completed 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 the 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.


Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) 3003 Check Out:  Following last week’s Fan Pump Separator R&R, Kelly successfully performed a Return to Service Checkout on EMU 3003.  The activity consisted of a visual water leakage inspection, structural gas leakage test at the maximum operating suit pressure, and a long-duration leak check. Log files were downlinked and analyzed by ground teams.


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


Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Stowage Frame Installation:  Peake initiated the assembly and installation of the JEM Stowage Frame.  Once fully installed, the frame will increase JEM stowage capability by 19 Cargo Transfer Bag Equivalents (CTBE).


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

  • MORZE. SPRUT-2 Bioimpedance Measurements
  • Morning Inspection, Laptop RS1(2) Reboot / Onboard Computer System
  • RSS1,2 Reboot / r/g 0860
  • Inspection of Manual [АЗС] Locations on БВП [СО] in MRM2 and Inspection of Fuses in БПП-30 and БПП-36 Based on LED Indications / Power Supply System
  • Inspection of Fuses in БПП-4 and БПП-7 in MRM1 Based on LED Indications / Power Supply System
  • HRF – Urine Samples Collection
  • HRF – Samples Insertion into MELFI
  • HRF – Blood Samples Collection
  • CORREKTSIYA. Blood Samples Collection. Tagup with specialists / r/g 1428
  • HRF – Assistance during Blood Samples Collection
  • CORREKTSIYA. Venous Blood Processing in the Plasma-03 Centrifuge. Tagup with specialists / r/g 1428
  • CORREKTSIYA. Closeout Operations. Tagup with specialists / r/g 1428
  • RUEXP – Blood Samples Insertion into MELFI
  • CORREKTSIYA. Handover to USOS for Insertion into MELFI / r/g 1428
  • HRF – Cold Centrifuge Config
  • EMU Maintenance, Part 1
  • HRF – Closeout Operations After Blood Samples Collection
  • HRF – Samples Insertion into MELFI
  • OH – BP Measurement
  • Humidity Condensate ([КАВ]) Collection from [Condensate Water Processor [СРВ-К2М] Up To Gas-Liquid Mixture Filter (ФГС) r/g 1430
  • OH – Tonometry Test Setup
  • Fine Motor Skills – Experiment Operations
  • ОН – Vision Test
  • OH – Blood Pressure Measurement
  • Water Samples Collection from [СВО-ЗВ] Into Russian Drink Bags r/g 1430
  • MORZE. Psychophysiological Examination: Tsentrovka, SENSOR Tests
  • ОН – Vision Evaluation
  • OH – Vision Questionnaire
  • Orthostatic stability evaluation with LBNP
  • Orthostatic stability evaluation with LBNP (assistance)
  • ESA Monthly Management Conference
  • Ocular Health – Tonometry – СМО
  • MORZE. Psychophysiological Examination: SUPOS Test
  • Ocular Health – Tonometry Test – Subject
  • OH – Vision Questionnnaire
  • Ocular Health – Tonometry – СМО
  • Ocular Health – Tonometry Test – Subject
  • Preparation for the Symbolic Activity / r/g 1426
  • Restow after the Tonometer Test
  • Orthostatic stability evaluation with LBNP
  • FPEF – IR Data Buffer Removal and Load Connector Insertion
  • Soyuz 719 Kazbek Fit Check
  • EMU Maintenance – Part 2
  • 24-hour ECG Recording (start) / r/g 1422
  • ECCO – Insertion of Cartridges into MELFI
  • Monitoring Progress 431 (DC1) АСН-КП Exchange with Laptop during the test / r/g 1378
  • EDV-SV No. 1192 Filling In (if necessary, separate into EDV-SV No. 1199) r/g 1337
  • HRF – Urine samples collection
  • HRF – Samples Insertion into MELFI
  • HRF – Hardware Restow after Samples Collection
  • 24-hour Blood Pressure Recording (start) / r/g 1423
  • СОЖ Maintenance / Life Support System (СОЖ)
  • Replace insert absorber. Install #20
  • HRF – Closeout Operations
  • EMU Maintenance – Part 3
  • TM750 – Lens Removal
  • TM750 – Software Installation
  • TM750 – Photography
  • HABIT – Examination Results Recording
  • TM750 – Playback and Downlink
  • Monitoring Progress 431 (DC1) АСН-КП Exchange with Laptop during the test / r/g 1378
  • EMU Maintenance – Part 4
  • Symbolic Activity / r/g 1426
  • VEG-01 MWA – Experiment Prep
  • Cargo Transfer from COL1_STBD_ENDCONE AFT-DECK to Alternate Stowage Locations
  • XF305 – Camcorder Setup
  • VEG-01 – Plant Harvesting
  • MSPR2. Cable Connection
  • VEG-01 – Plant Samples Insertion into MELFI
  • Video shooting of Greetings / r/g 1429
  • VEG-01 – Hardware Cleaning
  • Water Samples Collection from БРП-М Into Drink Bags r/g 1430
  • Soyuz 719 Samsung Tablet Charging (start)
  • JAXA – Stowage Frame Installation
  • CES Sensor data downlink
  • Cargo Transfer into Cygnus
  • Monitoring Progress 431 (DC1) АСН-КП Exchange with Laptop during the test / r/g 1378
  • COL – Cable Routing and Mating
  • Auxiliary Computer System [ВКС] Antivirus Update / r/g 8247
  • Soyuz 719 Samsung Tablet Charging (end) / Video and Audio


Completed Task List Items

  • ESA PAO Brit Award
  • ESA PAO Space Dinner


Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Nominal System Commanding


Three-Day Look Ahead:

Tuesday, 02/16:  Ocular Health, BASS-M, EMU Loop Scrub, Crew Departure Preparation

Wednesday, 02/17:  ISS Reboost, Biological Rhythms 48, Ocular Health, Cygnus Departure CBT, CARDOX, Cygnus Cargo Ops

Thursday, 02/18:  Node 1 CPA Install, Cygnus Hatch Closure, Microbiome, Cognition Test, RWS DCP Checkout, ELF Cartridge Install


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