ISS Daily Summary Report – 03/24/16

USOS Crew Half Duty Day: Today and tomorrow are half-duty days for the USOS crew. They will spend this weekend performing Cygnus operations including vehicle capture and berthing Saturday and ingress and cargo transfer operations on Sunday. Monday will be a full off duty day for the crew.

Multi-Omics Saliva Operations: Peake continued support of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Multi-Omics investigation by collecting body samples this morning and inserting them in a Minus Eight-degree Freezer for ISS (MELFI). The 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.

Habitability Human Factors Post Questionnaire PI Conference: Kopra and Peake configured the INT-P Camcorder to participate in the live video downlink of Habitability and Human Factors post-Questionnaire PI Conference. The investigation collects observations about the relationship between crew members and their environment on the ISS. Observations can help spacecraft designers understand how much habitable volume is required, and whether a mission’s duration impacts how much space crew members need.

On-Board Training (OBT) Cygnus Capture: The USOS crew members completed another practice session in preparation for Cygnus capture on Saturday. They performed three Capture Point hold runs and two meter runs. 

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

  • Multi Omics (MO) – Saliva Sample Collection
  • Multi Omics (MO) – Sample Insertion into MELFI
  • Multi Omics (MO) – Equipment Stowage
  • Multi Omics (MO) – Questionnaire
  • Daily Planning Conference (S-band)
  • Video Footage of Greetings / r/g 1752
  • CARDIOVECTOR. Experiment Ops r/g 1734
  • OTKLIK. Hardware Monitoring / r/g 1588
  • CARDIOVECTOR. Photography of the Experiment Ops / r/g 1735
  • IDENTIFICATION. Copy ИМУ-Ц micro-accelerometer data to laptop / r/g 1589
  • MOTOCARD. Experiment Ops r/g 1742
  • MOTOCARD. Operator Assistance with the Experiment / r/g 1743
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • Soyuz 720 Transfers and IMS Ops / r/g 1691
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • HABIT – Adjusting camcorder and conducting conference
  • PAO Hardware Setup
  • Crew Prep for PAO
  • Counter Measure System (CMS) Harmful Contaminant Measurements in SM – Handover / r/g 1737
  • Counter Measure System (CMS) Harmful Contaminant Measurements in SM / r/g 1737
  • PAO Event
  • Analysis of SM Atmosphere for Freon Using Freon Leak Analyzer/Detector (ФИТ) – Handover r/g 1751
  • HABIT – Conference Ops
  • On-board Training (OBT) Cygnus Rendezvous Review
  • Soyuz 720 Transfers and IMS Ops / r/g 1691
  • On MCC GO ISS О2 Repress from Progress 429 (Aft)
  • Cleaning FGB ЦВ1 Circulation Fan Screens
  • On MCC GO De-installation of ЛКТ1В3 in Progress 429 r/g 1753
  • OBT – ROBoT onboard simulator – Session 2
  • Selection of Personal Hygiene Article for Priority Use / r/g 1754
  • Preparing for ТА251М (ЛКТ4В2) Replacement. r/g 1753
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • CONTENT. Experiment Ops / r/g 1736
  • TORU Test with Docked Progress 429 (SM Aft) r/g 1749
  • Camcorder Setup to View LAB RWS Monitor 3
  • Crew conference with Astronaut Office
  • Flight Director / ISS Crew Tagup
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • COGNITION – Experiment Ops

Completed Task List Items

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • OBT RoBOT support
  • Nominal ground commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Friday, 03/25: Cygnus capture review/rendezvous conference, OBT ISS emergency hardware familiarization
  • Saturday, 03/26: Cygnus capture/berth
  • Sunday, 03/27: Cygnus ingress, cargo transfer ops

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:







[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”)


[СКВ] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”)


Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab


Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3


Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab


Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3


Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA)


Urine Processing Assembly (UPA)


Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab


Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3

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