ISS Daily Summary Report – 09/06/2016

46 Soyuz (46S) Undock and Landing: Jeff Williams, Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka are scheduled to undock from the ISS today at 4:51PM CDT and land in Kazakhstan at 8:14PM CDT. The ISS will be in 3-crew operations until the arrival of 48S on September 9, 2016.

Human Research Program (HRP) Collections: Flight Engineer (FE)-6 assisted FE-5 with HRP operations in performing blood sample collections and configuring the Refrigerated Centrifuge for the first set of sample load operations. FE-5 performed urine sample collections and processed the blood samples by setting up Refrigerated Centrifuge for two sample spins. The urine and blood samples were stowed in the Minus Eighty-degree Freezer for ISS (MELFI). These sample collections will be used to support the HRP: Biochem Profile, Repository, and Cardio Ox investigations. 

Cardio Ox Ultrasound and Blood Pressure Operations: With remote guidance from the Cardio Ox ground teams, FE-5 assisted FE-6 in conducting an ultrasound scan after attaching the ECG Electrodes and marking the arteries followed by blood pressure measurements using the Cardiolab Holter Arterial Blood Pressure Unit. The goal of the Cardio Ox investigation 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. Twelve crewmembers provide blood and urine samples to assess biomarkers before launch, 15 and 60 days after launch, 15 days before returning to Earth, and within days after landing. Ultrasound scans of the carotid and brachial arteries are obtained at the same time points, as well as through 5 years after landing, as an indicator of cardiovascular health. 

Marrow: FE-5 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.

Waste Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Piping Replacement: The crew replaced the WHC piping between the pump separator and the dose pump.  This is routine preventative maintenance performed every 6 months. 

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • MARROW Air Samples
  • HRF Samples Collection
  • HRF Insertion of Samples into MELFI
  • HRF Centrifuge Setup and Collection of Blood Samples
  • HRF Refrigerated Centrifuge Configuration
  • Virus Definition File Update on Auxiliary Computer System (ВКС) Laptops
  • BIOPLENKA. Removal from Thermostat  and Transfer to Soyuz 720
  • Water Transfer from Soyuz 720 Kolos-БД to EDV
  • HRF Refrigerated Centrifuge Configuration 2
  • USND2 Activation of Ultrasound Equipment
  • PRODUTSENT. Removal of Bioekologiya Case from Universal Bioengineering Thermostatic Container  and Transfer to Soyuz
  • CASKAD. Removal of Bioreactor from ТБУ-В No.04 and Setup in Anabioz incubator
  • Soyuz 720 Stowage Ops for Return
  • GoPro HERO3 camcorders adjustment and installation in Soyuz 720 prior to descent
  • Photography of Items for Return
  • ISS HAM Radio Sets deactivation in Columbus and SM
  • Fine Motor Skills (FINEMOTR) Experiment Ops
  • HRF Blood samples removal in preparation for cold stowage insertion
  • CASKAD. Deactivation of Anabioz Thermostat
  • CASKAD. Hardware Transfer to Soyuz 720
  • CARDOX Scanning
  • Measurements of Harmful Contaminants in SM Using CMS
  • Counter Measure System (CMS) Harmful Contaminant Measurements in SM
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • SM Ventilation Subsystem Preventive Maintenance. Group А
  • CARDOX Measurements
  • HRF Equipment stowage after sample collection
  • CARDOX Post-ops hardware stowage
  • WRS Water Sample Analysis
  • Water Recovery System (WRS) WSTA Fill
  • CARDOX Ultrasound Scan Operations
  • CARDOX Photography
  • Soyuz 720 Stowage Complete Report
  • CARDOX Blood Pressure Operations
  • Photography of the external surface of Soyuz 720 [СА] БО hatch cover
  • CARDOX Blood Pressure Operations Closeout
  • HRF Refrigerated Centrifuge Closeout Ops
  • Downlink photos of the external surface of Soyuz [СА] -БО Hatch Cover after completion of return cargo transfers
  • DOSETRK Saving data on iPad
  • Comm Config for Soyuz 720 Undocking and Descent
  • Comm check with Soyuz 720 via RSA2-S/G2
  • Soyuz 720 Activation
  • Closing Window Shutters 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14
  • SSPCM EXPRESS 7 Replacement Conference
  • Setup and Activation of КСПЭ Equipment to conduct Hatch Closure TV coverage from MRM2
  • USOS Window Shutter Close
  • Water Resource Management, Condensate Tank Offload
  • ECLSS (RGN). WSTA Fill
  • TOCA Data Recording
  • TOCA Waste Water Bag (WWB) Changeout
  • Soyuz -MRM2 Hatch Closure
  • Hatch Closure TV Coverage
  • Soyuz 720-MRM2 Hatch Closure TV coverage
  • Soyuz 720 – MRM2 Hatch Leak Check
  • ER7 Equipment Gathering
  • Downlink Video Data Hatch Closure Coverage from MRM2
  • Crew Onboard Support System (КСПЭ) Hardware Deactivation and Closing Applications on CP SSC
  • Soyuz 720 ODF Ops; Undocking and Descent Ops
  • Waste Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Tank R&R
  • Switching MRM2-СУ PEV to CLOSED position
  • ARED Cylinder Flywheel Evacuation
  • ISTOCHNIK-M. Activation of Soyuz 720 TLM Recording Mode
  • Soyuz 720 Comm reconfig for nominal ops after landing
  • ISS HAM Radio Sets Activation in Columbus and SM
  • METEOR Rack Doors Open

Completed Task List Items

  • Lab/N2 LHA R&R – LAB1OS1, LAB1OP5, NOD2OP5
  • CPA Cap Restor
  • JEM Stowage Consolidation for OA-5 (In Work)

Ground Activities
All activities are on schedule unless otherwise noted.

  • 46S undock/landing

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Wednesday, 09/07: Crew off duty
  • Thursday, 09/08: Express Rack 7 SSPCM R&R, EVA water conductivity test, ARED cable R&R, BEAM IMV flow measurement
  • Friday, 09/09: OBT 47S emergency drill, SABL relocate

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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