ISS Daily Summary Report – 03/1/16

44 Soyuz (44S) Undock and Landing:  The 44S Crew (Kelly, Volkov, and Kornienko) undocked from the ISS Mini-Research Module (MRM)-2 docking port at 7:02pm CST. The Soyuz deorbit burn occurred at 9:32pm CST resulting in a nominal landing in the Kazakhstan southern zone at 10:26pm CST. The ISS will be in 3-crew operations until 46S docking on March 19th.


Payload On-Orbit Still Shots for Utilization and Maintenance (POSSUM) Photographs:  Peake obtained still digital photos of all payload racks to document any configuration changes and to support crew training.


Habitability Walkthrough Video:  Kopra recorded a video of his walk-through of an area or activity and provide insights related to human factors and habitability.  The Habitability investigation results will be used to assess the relationship between crew members and their environment to better prepare for future long-duration spaceflights. Observations recorded during 6 month and 1 year missions assist spacecraft designers to determine how much habitable volume is required, and whether a mission’s duration impacts how much space crew members need.


Twins Study:  In support of the Twins Study, Peake obtained an ambient blood sample from Kelly for stowage on 44S.  This investigation integrates ten different studies led by multiple investigators.  The studies take advantage of a unique opportunity to look at the effects of space travel on identical twins, with one of the twins experiencing space travel for a year while the other remains earth-bound.  The study also looks at changes in the human body that are important in the fields of genetics, psychology, physiology, microbiology, and immunology.


Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Video:  Peake recorded a video and explained the CSA T-Bone experiment. The video is for the general public to view on the web and social media to promote science on board the ISS.


Story Time:  Kelly photographed Peake as he read from the children’s book The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home.  Story Time is an advocacy Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) and literacy project.  It consists of reading seven books and performing related science demonstrations at a later date.  Story Time provides an opportunity to deliver ISS research content to communities that have not previously been engaged in the space program.


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

  • HRF – Samples Collection and Stowage Prep
  • TWIN – Saliva Samples Collection
  • HRF – Samples Insertion into MELFI
  • TWIN – Saliva Samples Collection
  • TWIN – Centrifuge Setup and Blood Samples Collection
  • TWIN – Assistance during Blood Samples Collection
  • Checkout of Station Support [ВКС] Laptops Antivirus Scanning Results
  • HRF – Blood Samples Collection
  • HRF – Assistance during Blood Samples Collection
  • Return Cargo Transfer into Soyuz 718
  • HRF – Blood Samples Preparation, Packing, and Handover to RS for Transfer into Soyuz 718
  • Closure of SM Window Shutters #6, 8, 9, 12, 13, and 14
  • MRM1-FGB Interface Screw Clamps Tightening Work Prep
  • CMS – ARED Quarterly Maintenance
  • TWIN – Samples Stowage and Hardware Restow after the Experiment
  • HRF – Samples Stowage and Hardware Restow after the Experiment
  • ARED – Fly Wheel Cylinder Removal
  • Columbus HAM Radio Session
  • KORREKTSIYA. Blood Samples Stow into ECCO Mini-container and Transfer to Soyuz 718
  • ECCO – Blood Samples Retrieval from MELFI and Handover to RS for Transfer into Soyuz 718
  • POSSUM Payload Photography
  • HRF – Post-Experiment Blood Samples Stowage and Hardware Restow
  • Transfer and Packing of Return Cargo into Soyuz 718. Photography of Return Cargo
  • GoPro HERO3 Cameras Setup inside the Descent Module of Soyuz 718
  • Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth
  • CIR – Rack Alignment Guide Installation
  • WRS – Water Samples Analysis
  • Dose Tracker Data Entry – Subject
  • Soyuz 718 Transfer Completion Report
  • Soyuz 718 [СА БО] Hatch Cover Surface Photography
  • HABIT – HDD Cleaning
  • OCA Downlink of Soyuz 718 [СА БО] Hatch Cover Surface Inspection Photographs after the Return Cargo Transfer is Complete
  • Soyuz 718 Undock Comm Config
  • Soyuz 718 RSA2-S/G2 Comm Check
  • USOS Window Shutter Closure
  • SALMARK – Health Assessment Questionnaire
  • Soyuz 718 Activation
  • SM and Columbus Ham Radio Deactivation
  • SALMARK – Health Assessment Questionnaire
  • On MCC Go Removal of QD Screw Clamps on MRM2 side and Post-Removal Clamps Inspection. Video Recording of the Interface
  • Soyuz-MRM2 Transfer Hatches Closure.
  • ‘MRM2 Transfer Hatch Closure’ TV Report
  • Soyuz-MRM2 Transfer Hatches Closure
  • TOCA – Data Recording
  • On MCC Go Leak Check After Soyuz 718-MRM2 Hatch Closure
  • Dose Tracker Data Entry – Subject
  • Downlink of ‘ЗВБ uninstallation’ from MRM2 in mpeg2 via Ku-band
  • HABIT – Experiment Ops
  • Story Time Historical Photo
  • [КСПЭ] Deactivation and Closure of Apps on Central Post SSC
  • HABIT – Video Recording during the Experiment Ops
  • SPRINT – Post-Experiment Closeout Ops
  • Soyuz 718 ODF operations, undock and landing
  • On MCC Go Post-deactivation ELEKTRON purge
  • On MCC Go Switch DC-Soyuz PEV (КВД) in MRM2 to CLOSED
  • WRS Maintenance
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • CEVIS Isolator Inspection
  • ISTOCHNIK-M. Preparation for Taking Measurements
  • ISTOCHNIK-M. Turning on Telemetry Recording from Soyuz 718
  • Return to Nominal Comm Config


Completed Task List Items

  • UPA Hardware Gather


Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • 44S Undock Operations


Three-Day Look Ahead:

Wednesday, 03/02:  Crew Off Duty

Thursday, 03/03:  Robonaut CPCI Fault Troubleshooting

Friday, 03/04:  BASS H/W Stow, Food Consolidation


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