ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/20/16

SpaceX (SpX)-9 Capture: The Dragon vehicle was successfully captured by the SSRMS at 5:56AM CDT today. Ground teams then berthed the vehicle to the Node 2 Nadir (N2N) port at approximately 9 AM, after which the crew performed vestibule pressurization and outfitting.  Thanks to the crew and ground operators getting ahead of the timeline, they were able to ingress the vehicle today instead of waiting until tomorrow as previously planned.

Thermolab Instrumentation for Circadian Rhythms: The crew began the first of a three-day European Space Agency (ESA) Circadian Rhythms experiment by performing instrumentation with the Thermolab Double sensors, mounting the Thermolab Unit in a belt and connecting and powering on the Thermolab Unit before beginning a 36 hour continuous measurement. After the measurement is complete, the data will be transferred and the hardware will be stowed. The objective of the experiment is to get a better understanding of any alterations in circadian rhythms in humans during long-term space flights. Such knowledge will not only provide important insights into the adaptations of the human autonomic nervous system in space over time, but also has significant practical implications by helping to improve physical exercise, rest and work shifts, as well as fostering adequate workplace illumination in the sense of occupational healthcare in future space missions.

Mouse Epigenetics Pre-experiment Transfer Overview: In preparation for the Mouse Epigenetics experiment that arrived on SpX-9, the crew reviewed reference material on transferring mice from the transportation Cage Unit to the Mouse Habitat Cage Unit and installing the Mouse Habitat Cage Unit to Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) Incubator Unit (IU). 

Double Coldbag Unpack and Polar Transfer Overview: The crew reviewed reference material and procedures to understand the timing and choreography of unpacking the Double Coldbags from SpX-9 and transferring and installing the Polars from Dragon into the Expedite the Processing of Experiments to Space Station (EXPRESS) racks.

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

  • Crew Command Panel (CCP) Cable Route and Checkout
  • Hematocrit  Test r/g 2813
  • Hematocrit Hardware Stowage
  • USOS Window Shutter Closure
  • Photo/TV Video recording on Ghost Camera plugged to SSC Laptop power
  • Camcorder Setup to View LAB RWS Monitor 3
  • CORRECTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake / r/g 2811
  • MOUSE. Sample Transfer Review
  • Closing window 6,8,9,12,13,14 shutters / r/g 6965
  • CORRECTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake / r/g 2822
  • Soyuz 720 Samsung Tablet Recharge, initiate
  • Soyuz 731 Samsung Tablet Recharge, Initiate
  • Robotic Work Station (RWS) Dragon Configuration
  • ELECTRONIC NOSE. Experiment Part 1 r/g 2846
  • ISS Crew/SSIPC (Space Station Integration and Promotion Center) Conference
  • Progress 433 (DC1) Transfers and IMS ops / r/g 2834, 2835
  • EXPRESS Rack 5, Locker Move
  • Dragon, R-bar Approach
  • CARDIOVECTOR Experiment r/g 2850
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Transfer of Tritel from Progress to SM / r/g 2844
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Deployment of Tritel Passive Detectors at Exposure Location. Photography / r/g 2844
  • Dragon SSRMS Capture
  • CASKAD. Starting Anabioz Battery Charge / r/g 2848
  • Video Downlink End
  • Gecko Gripper Operations
  • Ghost Camera Teardown in Cupola
  • High Definition (HD) Encoder Setup in Node 2 to capture Dragon Hatch Opening
  • Dragon – Node 2 pressurization and leak check
  • CALCIUM. Experiment Session 5 / r/g 2843
  • PLR Sample Transfer
  • Double Coldbag (DCB) Unpacking Review
  • Node 2 Port CBM Pre-mate Status Verification
  • DOSETRK iPad data entry
  • DOSETRK Questionnaire Completion
  • CORRECTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake / r/g 2811
  • Life On The Station Photo and Video / r/g 2747
  • Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM), Capture and Acquire Bolts
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • Secure at crew discretion.
  • Soyuz 720 Samsung tablet recharging, end
  • CORRECTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake / r/g 2822
  • Soyuz 731 Samsung tablet recharging, end
  • Verification of ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position / SM Pressure Control & Atmosphere Monitoring System
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • ELECTRONIC NOSE. Experiment Part 2 r/g 2847
  • Software installation on FS1 for [ТВМ1-Н] data copying r/g 2849
  • Crew Command Panel (CCP) Cable Routing
  • Dragon – Node 2 pressurization and leak check
  • Dragon Vestibule Outfitting
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • CORRECTSIYA. NEUROIMMUNITET. Experiment setup / r/g 2845
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • Node 2 CBM Controller Panel Assemblies (CPAs) Removal
  • CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS – Trash faulty sensor
  • Thermolab, Instrumentation Ops for Circadian Rhythms
  • NEUROIMMUNITET. Starting 24-hr ECG Recording r/g 2845
  • CORRECTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake / r/g 2811
  • NEUROIMMUNITET. Saliva Collection / r/g 2845
  • REMINDER – LKR – Reminder
  • CORRECTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake / r/g 2822

Completed Task List Items

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Dragon capture/berth
  • Nominal ground commanding.

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 07/21: Mouse Epigenetics reconfig and setup, Heart Cell CO2 insert, NanoRacks Module 9 hardware retrieval, Polar and DCB transfers
  • Friday, 07/22: Polar 3 hardware install, Heart Cells media change, Biological Rhythms 48 start Circadian Rhythms, OBT Dragon emergency review
  • Saturday, 07/23: Crew off duty, housekeeping, NanoRacks Module 9 hardware retrieval

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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