ISS Daily Summary Report – 09/05/2016

Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) Ingress and Sampling: Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Rubins ingressed the BEAM and collected the deployed Radiation Area Monitor (RAM) dosimeters and performed Microbial Air Sampler (MAS) and Surface Sample Kit (SSK) sampling. She also performed a thorough inspection of the walls and found no moisture.  The crew also replaced all of the BEAM sensor extended life battery packs.  The MAS and SSK samples as well as the RAM dosimeters will be packed for return on 46S and analyzed in Houston. 

Cardio Ox and Biochem Profile Collections:  Rubins and FE-5 Onishi performed their Flight Day 60 (FD60) urine and blood collections and inserted them into Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI).  The Biochemical Profile experiment tests blood and urine samples obtained from astronauts before, during, and after spaceflight. Specific proteins and chemicals in the samples are used as biomarkers, or indicators of health. Post-flight analysis yields a database of samples and test results, which scientists can use to study the effects of spaceflight on the body.  The goal of Cardio Ox is to determine whether biological markers of oxidative and inflammatory stress are elevated during and after space flight and whether this results in an increased, long-term risk of atherosclerosis risk in astronauts.

Marrow: Rubins collected breath and ambient air samples in support of the Canadian Space Agency’s Marrow experiment.  Marrow investigation looks at the effect of microgravity on the bone marrow. It is believed that microgravity, like long-duration bed rest on Earth, has a negative effect on the bone marrow and the blood cells that are produced in the marrow. The extent of this effect, and its recovery, are of interest to space research and healthcare providers on Earth. 

ISS Change of Command (COC): The entire crew discussed with Mission Control Center (MCC)-Houston and MCC-Moscow flight control teams their roles and responsibilities for the timeframe between the COC event and departure of 46S. Anatoly Ivanishin then assumed command of the ISS from Jeff Williams. Following the COC, the 47S crew became prime for emergency response. 

Post Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tasks: The crew deconfigured the Airlock following last week’s EVA operations and prepared Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMUs) and equipment for long term stowage. They also performed EMU cooling loop maintenance on the EMUs used during the EVA (3003 and 3008).

Crew Quarters (CQ) Port Cleaning: In preparation for his departure from the ISS tomorrow Williams cleaned his CQ, including the intake and exhaust ducts, fans and airflow sensors.

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • MARROW Air Samples
  • HRF Sample Collection
  • HRF MELFI Sample Insertion
  • HRF Activation of Centrifuge and blood collection operator assistance
  • HRF Blood Collection Operator
  • HRF Refrigerated Centrifuge Configuration
  • DOSETRK Data Entry
  • HRF Refrigerated Centrifuge Configuration 2
  • MRF Flow
  • HRF MELFI Sample Insertion
  • Auxiliary Laptop Computer System Anti-Virus Data Update
  • Crew Departure Prep
  • Removal and handover of dosimeters to RS for stowage in Soyuz 720
  • Measuring Partial CO Pressure in RS using US portable CSA-CP device (Central Post SM panel 208)
  • HRF Blood sample removal in preparation for cold stowage insertion
  • HRF MELFI Sample Insertion
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Transfer of PADLE detectors and handover for Return / r/g 3286
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Photos of Transfer / r/g 3290
  • Fine Motor Skills (FINEMOTR) Experiment Ops
  • LBNP Exercise (CLOSEOUT) r/g 3296
  • HRF Refrigerated Centrifuge Closeout Ops
  • HRF Sample Collection
  • On MCC GO Dismantling ЛКТ (ТА251МБ) and ROM from Soyuz720 БО
  • HRF MELFI Sample Insertion
  • US items prepack for return on 46S
  • HABIT Questionnaires
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Fill Part 3
  • CASKAD. Connecting Anabioz Incubator to РБС and Power Up / r/g 3293
  • WRM Condensate Collection Configuration
  • Soyuz 731 Samsung Tablet Recharge, initiate
  • HABIT Preparing for the experiment
  • Stowage of BEAM Video Equipment
  • Folding ARED Platform
  • CASKAD. Starting Anabioz No. 2 Battery Charge / r/g 3293
  • Folding ARED Platform
  • MRF Purge
  • BEAM Ingress
  • Crew Discretionary Event
  • FENIKS. Removal and Transfer of Bioekologiya cases to Soyuz 720, disposal of empty Bioekologiya kits / r/g 3292
  • Air Lock Deconfig after EVA
  • Moving Stowage back to the A/L after the EVA
  • BEAM air sampling using АК-1М sampler r/g 3295
  • Environmental Health System (EHS), Radiation Area Monitors (RAM) Retrieve
  • FAGEN. Removal and transfer of [MCK] Kits No.06 and No.07 from panel 328 to Soyuz 720 / r/g 3291
  • BIOPOLIMER. Hardware Removal from Exposure Location and Transfer to Soyuz / r/g 3294
  • Start EMU cooling loop scrub
  • STRUKTURA  Photography during deactivation / r/g 3289
  • STRUKTURA  Deactivation of crystallization process / r/g 3288
  • Microbiology Surface Sampling in BEAM using SSK kit
  • BAKTERIOFAG. Photograph and Dismantle BIOECOLOGIYA Container, transfer to Soyuz 720 / r/g 3287
  • STRUKTURA  Transfer and stowage of Luch-2 Kit to Soyuz 720 / r/g 3288
  • IFM Port Crew Quarters (CQ) Cleaning
  • Soyuz 720 Samsung Tablet Recharge, initiate
  • Sanitary -Hygiene Status Monitoring r/g 3298
  • Soyuz 720 Payload Container Stowage Ops for return / r/g 3099
  • Soyuz 731 Samsung Tablet Recharge, terminate
  • СОЖ Maintenance r/g 3300
  • EMU Cooling Loop Post Scrub Water Sample
  • Microbial Air Sampler (MAS) Kit Sample Collection in BEAM
  • EMU  Cooling Loop Maintenance, EMU Reconfig
  • Microbial Sample Collection / r/g 3297
  • Filling (separation) of ЕДВ (КОВ) for Elektron or ЕДВ-СВ
  • Transfer of MAS/SSK samples (from BEAM) to RS for stowage in Soyuz 720
  • HRF Sample Collection
  • Replace BEAM Distributed Impact Detection System (DIDS)
  • HRF MELFI Sample Insertion
  • BEAM Cleanup and Egress
  • Exercise Data Downlink via OCA
  • ARED Footplate Unfold to Nominal Position
  • IFM In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Port Crew Quarter (CQ) Cleaning
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Profile of Mood States (POMS) Questionnaire
  • HRF Sample Collection
  • Water Transfer to Container via MRF, End
  • Countermeasures System (CMS),  Sprint Exercise, Optional
  • HRF MELFI Sample Insertion
  • EMU Cooling Loop Deconfig
  • Soyuz 720 P/L Container Transfer Operations Report  r/g 3099
  • MARROW Air Samples
  • Soyuz 720 Samsung tablet recharge, terminate
  • Signing ISS RS Handover Protocol / r/g 3285
  • Comm Check and Ops from Soyuz 720 via RGS

Completed Task List Items

  • MELFI1 retrieve 1 and 2 of 4
  • BMS sample complete 3 of 4
  • Manufacturing Device Print Removal, Clean, and Stow
  • PFS Gas Delivery System Portable PFS Photography
  • HRF PC1 and PC2 battery changeout
  • Space Station Research Explorer (SSRE) iPad Application Update

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Support for EMU Loop Scrub
  • Safing for port CQ cleaning

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 09/06: Cardio Ox ultrasound, final HRF samples, 46S undock and landing
  • Wednesday, 09/07: Crew Sleep Shift
  • Thursday, 09/08: Express Rack 7 SSPCM R&R, EVA water conductivity test, ARED cable R&R, IMV flow measurement

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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