ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/26/16

Biological Rhythms 48 Multi Media Card Exchange: The crew stopped the first half of the 24-hour recording that began yesterday and changed out the Multi Media Card and battery of the Digital Walk Holter ECG, then began the second half of the 24-hour recording. The objective of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Biological Rhythms 48 is to study the effects of long-term microgravity exposure on heart function by analyzing an astronaut’s electrocardiogram for 48 hours.

Fluid Shifts: Crewmembers continued Fluid Shifts operations by configuring the Refrigerated Centrifuge for sample load operations, conducting body (blood, urine, and saliva) sample collections and stowing the samples in a MELFI (Minus Eighty-degree Freezer for ISS). Fluid Shifts is a joint USOS – Russian experiment that measures how much fluid shifts from the lower body to the upper body, in or out of cells and blood vessels, and determines the impact these shifts have on fluid pressure in the head, changes in vision and eye structures

JEM Airlock (JEM AL) Operations: With assistance from the ground team, the crew completed Airlock Control and Display Unit-Remote Control (ACDU-RC) checkout and JEM AL labeling activities. They also removed the Handhold Experiment Platform Adapter from the Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) prior to removing MPEP from the Small Fine Arm (SFA) Airlock Attachment Mechanism (SAM) which is on the JEMAL slide table. This is in preparation for next week’s planned installation of NanoRacks External Platform (NREP).

At Home in Space Questionnaire: The crew completed a questionnaire for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) At Home in Space experiment which assesses culture, values, and psychosocial adaptation of astronauts to a space environment shared by multinational crews on long-duration missions. It is hypothesized that astronauts develop a shared space culture that is an adaptive strategy for handling cultural differences and they deal with the isolated confined environment of the space craft by creating a home in space. At Home in Space investigates individual and culturally related differences, family functioning, values, coping with stress, and post-experience growth. 

Microbial Check Valve (MCV) Orbital Replacement Unit (ORU) Remove & Replace (R&R): The Water Processing Assembly (WPA) has been experiencing high pressure faults when in reprocess mode due to high delta pressure across the MCV. The old MCV was installed following a failed R&R in 2015 and was degraded. Today the crew replaced the MCV with a spare delivered on SpX-9. The WPA is currently in process mode and data indicates the delta pressure has returned to normal levels.

Transition to the Power Management Control Application (PMCA) and Photovoltaic Control Application (PVCA) R5 Software Suite: The X2 PMPV R5 software transition began over the weekend and continued through today.  Yesterday the software was pushed to the Backup Photovoltaic Control Unit (PVCU) Multiplexer-Demultiplexers (MDMs) [PVCU-3B, PVCU-3A, PVCU-4A and PVCU-2B], which were then transitioned to Primary.  Today the software was pushed to the remaining PVCU MDMs [PVCU-1A, PVCU-1B, PVCU-2A, and PVCU-4B]. After the software loads were completed, the MDMs were transitioned from backup to primary. This returned the MDMs in their final desired Prime/Backup configuration.

Dragon Cargo Operations: The crew has unloaded all cargo from the vehicle.  The crew completed 2.5 hours of cargo packing and loading for return.

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

  • BIOPLENKA. Removal of cassette No.3-2 from CRYOGEM-03 thermostat, Fixation of Constanta No.3-2 cassette biofilm and setup in ТБУ-В No.04 r/g 2908
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Saliva Test
  • FLUID SHIFTS. MELFI Urine Sample Insertion
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Urine Sample Collection
  • FLUID SHIFTS. MELFI Urine Sample Insertion
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Basic blood values
  • FLUID SHIFTS Blood Collection
  • FLUID SHIFTS Refrigerated Centrifuge Configuration
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Water Collection from the Galley and taking radioisotope marker
  • BLR48 – starting measurement
  • AHIS Questionnaire Completion
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Refrigerated Centrifuge Spin Conclude
  • FLUID SHIFTS. MELFI Urine Sample Insertion
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Urine Sample Collection
  • XF305 Camcorder Settings Adjustment
  • JEM Airlock Inner Hatch Open
  • Filling (separation) of ЕДВ (КОВ) for Elektron r/g 2851
  • FLUID SHIFTS. MELFI Urine Sample Insertion
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 2888
  • JEM Airlock Monitor JEM AL Slide Table extension to JPM
  • HXP ADPTR Adapter Removal
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • MPEP Removal of MPEP from Small Fine Arm (SAM) Part 1
  • JEM Airlock Releasing Capture Mechanism
  • MPEP Removal of MPEP from Small Fine Arm (SAM) (assistance)
  • MPEP Removal of MPEP from Small Fine Arm (SAM) Part 2
  • BIOCARD. Operator Assistance During the Experiment / r/g 1907
  • BIOCARD. Experiment  r/g 1907
  • SSIPC Management / ISS Crew Tagup
  • Virus Definition File Update on Auxiliary Computer System (ВКС) Laptops
  • FLUID SHIFTS Blood Collection
  • FLUID SHIFTS. 3-Hour Blood Collection, Subject
  • SFA  Remove Small Fine Arm (SFA) SAM from JEM AL Slide Table
  • FLUID SHIFTS Refrigerated Centrifuge Configuration
  • FLUID SHIFTS. 3-hour Saliva Collection, Subject
  • FLUID SHIFTS. MELFI Urine Sample Insertion
  • FLUID SHIFTS Cerebral and Cochlear Fluid Pressure (CCFP) Analyzer Device Baseline Setup
  • VIZIR. Fit check assessment for installation of Photo Image Coordinate Reference System  r/g 2907
  • Replacement of FGB Power Supply System АБ4 Module 800А (A74) unit
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Refrigerated Centrifuge Spin Conclude
  • FLUID SHIFTS. MELFI Urine Sample Insertion
  • SFA Removal of  Small Fine Arm (SFA) Airlock Attachment Mechanism (SAM) from JEM Airlock (AL) Slide Table (assistance)
  • OCT Hardware Setup
  • FLUID SHIFTS Refrigerated Centrifuge Spin Conclude
  • Gathering Microbial Check Valve (MCV) equipment for IFM
  • Access to Microbial Check Valve (MCV)
  • JEM Airlock Monitoring Capture Mechanism motion
  • FLUID SHIFTS. 5-hour Saliva Collection, Subject
  • FLUID SHIFTS. MELFI Urine Sample Insertion
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Urine Sample Collection, Closeout Ops
  • FLUID SHIFTS. MELFI Urine Sample Insertion
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Urine Collection Hardware Stowage
  • JEM Airlock Inner Hatch Closure
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Profile of Mood States (POMS) Questionnaire
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Operator
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Subject
  • MCV Remove and Replace
  • ALGOMETRIA. Experiment Ops / r/g 2911
  • BIOPLENKA. Fixation of Constanta No.3-3 cassette biofilm and setup in ТБУ-В No.04 r/g 2909
  • 24-hour ECG Monitoring (termination) / r/g 2892
  • MCV Close-out Ops
  • Disinfectant dump to 2 ЕДВ containers and SM Rodnik H2O Tank 1 bladder compression / r/g 2910
  • CALCIUM. Experiment Session 6 / r/g 2906
  • 24-hour BP monitoring (terminate) / r/g 2893
  • Progress 433 (DC1) Transfers and IMS Ops / Progress 433 Transfer Ops + r/g 2834, 2835
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Operator
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Subject
  • PAO Hardware Setup
  • Crew Prep for PAO
  • 24-hour BP monitoring (start) / r/g 2893
  • PAO Event
  • 24-hour ECG Monitoring (start) / r/g 2892
  • MCV Stowage
  • USND2 Unit Activation
  • FS-HW- Battery Installation
  • Eye Imaging, Ultrasound Scan Prep
  • Eye Imaging, Scanning (Operator)
  • Eye Imaging, Scan (Subject)
  • CONTENT. Experiment Ops / r/g 2905
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • Eye Imaging, Data Export
  • Eye Imaging, Scanning (Operator) /
  • Eye Imaging, Scan (Subject)
  • OCT Hardware Stowage
  • CONTENT. Experiment Ops / r/g 2913
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 2888
  • Eye Imaging, Data Export
  • Eye Imaging, Closeout Ops
  • On MCC GO Cleanup after SM Rodnik H2O Tank 1 bladder compression / r/g 2910

Completed Task List Items

  • Dragon transfer ops [Active]

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • JEMAL ops
  • PVCU R5 Software load

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Wednesday, 07/27: Fluid Shifts, Mouse cage maintenance, Fine Motor Skills, Airway Monitoring hardware locate, PEPS inspection
  • Thursday, 07/28: Fluid Shifts, Mouse cage maintenance, Airway Monitoring hardware deploy, EMU resize, Active Dosimeter install/checkout
  • Friday, 07/29: EVA SAFER maintenance, Mouse cage maintenance, Airway Monitoring A/L setup, MSL LGF sample cartridge exchange

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component

Status

Elektron

Off

Vozdukh

Manual

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

Off

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

On

Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab

Standby

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)

Norm

Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab

Off

Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3

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