ISS Daily Summary Report – 09/02/2016

Trailing Thermal Control Radiator (TTCR) Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Post-EVA Activities:  Today, the USOS crew had a half-duty day.  They completed their post-EVA medical checkups, and performed an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Water Recharge procedure on EMUs 3003 and 3008. The EMUs and associated equipment were then be prepared for storage.  They then participated in an EVA debrief to discuss any comments regarding preparation and execution of the EVA. 

Skin-B Operations: The Skin-B investigation was conducted as FE-6 performed Corneometer, Tewameter and Visioscan measurements on his forearm. The Corneometer measures the hydration level of the stratus coreum (outer layer of the skin), the Tewameter measures the skin barrier function, and the Visioscan measures the skin surface topography. Skin B is a European Space Agency (ESA) investigation that aims to improve the understanding of skin aging, which is greatly accelerated in space. The data will also be used to verify the results from previous testing for the SkinCare investigation on the ISS.  

Space Headaches: The crew completed the ESA Space Headaches questionnaire which 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 crew members which can influence performance during a space mission. 

Habitability Walk-through: The crew recorded a walk-through video documenting observations of life onboard ISS, providing insight related to human factors and habitability. The Habitability 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. 

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

  • Closing Window Shutters 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14
  • Regeneration of БМП Ф2 Micropurification Cartridge
  • Soyuz 720 СУДН Test Prior to Undocking
  • CALCIUM. Experiment Session 8
  • Post EVA Crew Health Status Examination
  • ISS crew and ГОГУ (RSA Flight Control Management Team) weekly conference
  • Environmental Control & Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain
  • Soyuz 720 Samsung tablet recharging
  • USOS EVA Photo Cameras Reconfiguration
  • Skin B Nominal Ops (SKNB) Setup and hardware gathering
  • CALCIUM. Bioekololgiya Cases: Photography, Processing, and Photo Downlink, Pre-pack for Return
  • ISS HAM – Activation of ISS HAM Radio and Video
  • IMS Tagup (S-band)
  • HABIT Habitability Walk-Through Video
  • Crew Departure Prep
  • BIODEGRADATSIYA. Sample collection from structure surfaces and photography
  • WRS Recycle Tank Fill from EDV
  • Water flow through Microbial Removal Filter
  • Soyuz 720 [АСУ] Activation
  • Pille Dosimeter Readings after US EVA
  • Prepack USOS hardware for stowage in Soyuz
  • EMU Water Refill
  • Soyuz 720 Descent OBT
  • Crew’s Emergency Roles and Responsibilities Review
  • Food Frequency Questionnaire
  • Microbial Removal Filter (MRF) Purge
  • Expedition 49/50 Crew Handover Conference
  • Post-EVA PBA Relocation
  • Crew Departure Prep
  • METEOR Rack Doors Open
  • Crew EVA Debrief
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • Onboard Training (OBT) Robotics Onboard Trainer (ROBoT) Debrief
  • Space Headaches (SHD) Weekly Questionnaire
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • Space Headaches (SHD) Weekly Questionnaire
  • IMS Conference
  • Initiating potable water flow through the Microbial Removal Filter into the Water Processor Assembly
  • Daily Planning Conference
  • Flight Director / ISS Crew Tagup
  • Regeneration of БМП Ф2 Absorption Cartridge

Completed Task List Items

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • 46S Thruster Test (first time Soyuz thruster test performed on US CMG Control)

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 09/03: Crew Off Duty, Housekeeping, Overhead CQ Cleaning
  • Sunday, 09/04: Crew Off Duty
  • Monday, 09/05: EMU Loop Scrub, Port Crew Quarters Cleaning, BEAM Ingress and Sampling

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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