ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/13/16

Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutron (RaDI-N) Retrieval: A USOS crewmember retrieved all 8 of the Space Bubble Detectors that were deployed last week around the ISS for the Radi-N experiment and handed them over to the Russian crewmember to be processed in the Bubble Reader. The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) RaDI-N investigation measures neutron radiation levels while onboard the ISS. RaDI-N uses bubble detectors as neutron monitors which have been designed to only detect neutrons and ignore all other radiation.

3D Printer Removal: Following two weeks of successful 3D printer operations, the crew disassembled the 3D Printer in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) and stowed the hardware. A total of 34 coupons were printed including calibration, tensile, compression, and layer specimen coupons. The 3D Printing In Zero-G experiment demonstrates that a 3D printer works normally in space. A 3D printer extrudes streams of heated plastic, metal or other material, building layer on top of layer to create three dimensional objects. Testing a 3D printer using relatively low-temperature plastic feedstock on the ISS is the first step toward establishing an on-demand machine shop in space, a critical enabling component for deep-space crewed missions and in-space manufacturing.

Space Headaches: The crew completed the final daily European Space Agency (ESA) Space Headaches questionnaire for this week. The Space Headaches questionnaire provides information that may help in the development of methods to alleviate associated symptoms and improvement in the well-being and performance of crew members in space. Headaches during space flight can negatively affect mental and physical capacities of crewmembers which can influence performance during a space mission. 

Dose Tracker: The crew completed entries for medication tracking. This investigation documents the medication usage of crewmembers before and during their missions by capturing data regarding medication use during spaceflight, including side effect qualities, frequencies and severities. The data is expected to either support or counter anecdotal evidence of medication ineffectiveness during flight and unusual side effects experienced during flight. It is also expected that specific, near-real-time questioning about symptom relief and side effects will provide the data required to establish whether spaceflight-associated alterations in pharmacokinetics (PK) or pharmacodynamics (PD) is occurring during missions.

Dragon On-Board Training (OBT) and Preparation: In preparation for SpX-9 arrival planned for July 20, the USOS crew practiced a 30 meter approach, two Capture Point hold runs and two meter runs. They also installed the Crew Command Panel (CCP) and activated the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Communication Unit (CUCU). 

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

  • EarthKAM Experiment in SM  Battery Changeout
  • SM ПСС (Caution & Warning Panel) Test / Manual Controls
  • RSS 1, 2 Reboot / r/g 1460
  • CORRECTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medication) Intake / r/g 2769
  • EHS MCD – In-flight Microbiology Water analysis and data recording
  • Counter Measure System (CMS) Harmful Contaminant Measurements in SM / r/g 2782
  • ISS Crew/SSIPC (Space Station Integration And Promotion Center) Conference
  • CARDIOVECTOR. Experiment Ops r/g 2777
  • ARED Cylinder Flywheel Evacuation
  • ECLSS/TCS1 Rack Tilt Down
  • ARED Flywheel Cylinder Evacuation
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • ECLSS/TCS1 Rack Tilt Down (assistance)
  • 3DP Hardware Stowage
  • OTKLIK. Hardware Monitoring / r/g 1588
  • DAN. Experiment Operator Assistance / r/g 2780
  • DAN. Experiment Ops r/g 2780
  • Soyuz 731 Transfers and IMS Ops / r/g 2734
  • JPM Smoke Detector Cleaning 
  • ECLSS/TCS1 Rack Tilt Up
  • IDENTIFICATION. Copy ИМУ-Ц micro-accelerometer data to laptop / r/g 1589
  • ECLSS/TCS1 Rack Tilt Up (assistance)
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • EarthKAM Experiment in SM  Camera lens swap
  • DOSETRK Questionnaire Completion
  • JPM Smoke Detector cleaning, Closeout Ops
  • PAO Hardware Setup
  • Crew Prep for PAO
  • Filling MRM2 Thermal Mode Control System [СО1Р] compensator with coolant from SM [СОТР] КОБ2 compensator r/g 2771
  • PAO Event
  • EarthKAM Experiment in SM Battery Changeout
  • CORRECTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medication) Intake / r/g 2769
  • Soyuz 731 Transfers and IMS Ops / r/g 2734
  • OBT Dragon Rendezvous Procedures Review
  • Crew OBT, Crew Medical Officer (CMO), Computer Based Training
  • OBT Dragon Rendezvous Procedures Review
  • SM [СОТР] КОБ1, КОБ2 Coolant Refill using refill set r/g 2771
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeter gathering and measurements r/g 2781
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • CALCIUM. Experiment session 3 / r/g 2776
  • RADIN Retrieval of Radi-N detectors
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Handover of BUBBLE-dosimeter detectors from USOS r/g 2781
  • RADIN Handover of RADI-N Detectors to RS
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeter gathering and measurements r/g 2781
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • WRM Ops Placeholder
  • IMS Update
  • Photo/TV Camcorder Setup
  • CUCU Activation
  • HABIT Viewing Introduction Video
  • HABIT Data Recording to iPad
  • CUCU Check
  • WRM Ops Placeholder
  • CCP Stow for Crew Sleep
  • SHD Weekly Questionnaire
  • EarthKAM Experiment in SM Battery Changeout
  • CORRECTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake / r/g 2769

Completed Task List Items

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Dragon OBT support
  • CUCU ops
  • Nominal ground commanding.

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 07/14: Emergency Book update, Dragon OBT, Heart Cells hardware setup, STRATA card changeout, EarthKAM ops
  • Friday, 07/15: Emergency Roles & Responsibilities review, MSPR VRU SSD replace, Dragon OBT Offset Grapple/debrief conference, GLACIER2 dessicant pack swap
  • Saturday, 07/16: 64P launch, crew off duty, housekeeping

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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