ISS Daily Summary Report – 03/28/16

Crew Off Duty: Today was a full off duty day for the USOS crew. This is to pay the crew back for performing Cygnus operations over the weekend.

Orbital 6 (OA-6) Capture and Berthing: Cygnus was successfully captured and berthed to the ISS on Saturday. The crew ingressed the vehicle on Sunday, spent 12.5 hours performing cargo transfer operations and cleared the entire corridor of the Cygnus vehicle. In addition, the following activities were completed:

  • Rodent Research 3 Eli Lilly (RR-3) Gather: Williams gathered and organized consumables needed for RR-3 operations which will occur in three blocks of time. Items were gathered to maximize efficiency for each of those time periods.
  • Habitability Human Factors Directed Observations: Kopra completed a session of the Habitability experiment, recording and submitting a walk-through video documenting observations of an area or activity providing insight related to human factors and habitability.
  • NanoRacks Platform-2 Modules Install: Williams installed Modules 16, 18, and 21 in NanoRacks Platform-2.  Module 16 is the parent for three sub-module experiments; Water Purification Through Reverse Osmosis, Protein Crystallization, and High Temperature Dispersion in Microgravity.  Module 18 is the parent for sub-module experiments Plant Inoculation Against Fungal Pathogens in Microgravity and Magnetic Field & Background Radiation Monitoring. Module 21 is the parent for three sub-experiments; Silver Crystal Growth, Memory Loss, Wisconsin Fast Plant Growth in a Vibration Environment.

Urine Processing Assembly (UPA): On Saturday, the UPA was taken to standby due to high P16 pressure,  indicating condensation in the bowl.  Later that day, after the system pumped down and dried out, a successful process cycle was completed.

On Board Training (OBT) Cygnus Rendezvous Debrief: Today the USOS crew participated in a debrief with ground teams to cover questions and comments related to Cygnus capture and berthing.

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

  • HRF Urine Sample Collection
  • HRF – Sample Insertion into MELFI
  • Post-sleep
  • Auxiliary Laptop Anti-Virus Update / r/g 8247
  • PAO Hardware Setup / r/g 1768
  • Crew Prep for PAO / r/g 1768
  • Audio Conference with Retro FM Radio Station Hosts. Comm Session Video / r/g 1768
  • PAO closeout Ops / r/g 1768
  • DAN. Experiment Ops / r/g 0119
  • Elektron Liquid Unit (БЖ) capsule repress with N2 from Nitrogen Purge Assembly (БПА-М)
  • Cleaning vent screens on FGB interior panels 116, 316, 231, 431
  • MPEG-2 video downlink test via KU-band in preparation to Progress 432 docking to the ISS / r/g 1774
  • Download Pille Dosimeter Readings / r/g 1763
  • HAM radio session from Columbus
  • Progress 429 (Aft) Stowage and IMS Ops / r/g 1682, 1484
  • Closing window 6,8,9,12,13,14 shutters / r/g 6965
  • CALCIUM. Experiment Session 4 r/g 1771
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • Closing USOS Window Shutters
  • Multi Omics (MO) – Checking packages before stowage
  • HRF Urine Sample Collection
  • Progress 429 (Aft) Stowage Ops with IMS Support / r/g 1682, 1484
  • Removal of ССД305 Light in Progress 429 (Aft) / Transfer Ops (РПР)
  • ELECTRONIC NOSE. Hardware Test r/g 1772
  • HRF – Sample Insertion into MELFI
  • HRF – Blood Collection Overview
  • Onboard Training (OBT) – Cygnus Ops Conference
  • ELECTRONIC NOSE.  Photography / r/g 1773
  • WRS – Processing tank filling from EDV [Deferred]
  • Progress 429 (Aft) stowage completion report / r/g 1682, 1484
  • Photography of [БКДО] device position on MRM2 from window #13 of SM (after Soyuz #720 docking) / r/g 1348
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • Date and Time Synch on 6 RS photo cameras to the station time / r/g 1594
  • Inspection of Nikon camera digital image sensors / r/g 1767
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • IDENTIFICATION. Copy ИМУ-Ц micro-accelerometer data to laptop / r/g 1589
  • HRF Blood Collection Hardware Setup
  • HRF Urine Sample Collection
  • HRF – Sample Insertion into MELFI
  • MARROW  Breath And Ambient Air Sample Setup
  • GLACIER1 – Dryer replacement
  • Exercise Data Downlink via OCA
  • COGNITION – Experiment Ops and Filling Questionnaire
  • Preparing for Antivirus scan on Auxiliary Computer Laptops / r/g 8247

Completed Task List Items

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • 63P docking video test
  • Nominal ground commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 03/29: Dragon OBT, 46S unpack, EFU Adaptor/GPS/Wheel Demo Unit Installation, SLM Ops
  • Wednesday, 03/30: 61P undock, ENERGY equipment gather, FINE Motor Skills, Cardio Ox, Safety Video
  • Thursday, 03/31: 63P launch, SPRINT VO2 ops, EMU swap, ENERGY Ops, Dragon OBT

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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