ISS Daily Summary Report – 09/22/2016

Story Time From Space: FE-6 completed the video recording that was started yesterday that demonstrates how a balance scale can be used to exhibit balance in microgravity.  Story Time From Space combines science literacy outreach with simple demonstrations recorded aboard the ISS. Crew members read five science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related children’s books in orbit, and complete simple science concept experiments. Crew members videotape themselves reading the books and completing demonstrations. Video and data collected during the demonstrations are downlinked to the ground and posted in a video library with accompanying educational materials. 

Water Monitoring Suite – Microbial Monitoring System (WMS-MMS): FE-6 performed two MMS runs today.  Both runs were obtained from the Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) water analysis sample bag, and analysis will be performed on ISS unfiltered water.  The first utilized a low DNA concentration pouch, the second the high DNA concentration pouch. The WMS is a set of hardware that monitors microbes, silica and organic material in the water supply on the ISS. The hardware ensures crew members can test and monitor the safety of their water supplies on future space missions, especially on long-duration missions to Mars, asteroids or other destinations where Earth-based testing would be difficult or impossible. 

Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Urine Hydraulic Components Remove & Replace (R&R): The crew performed preventive maintenance to R&R the urine valve block, urine lines, urine pressure sensors and WHC flush water tank empty pressure sensor.

Ocular Ultrasounds:  FE-5 and FE-6 assisted each other in performing routine medical eye imaging ultrasoundThe ultrasound images will be used to identify changes in globe morphology and document optic nerve sheath diameter, optic nerve sheath tortuosity, globe axial measurements, and choroidal engorgement.

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

  • In Flight Maintenance Starboard Crew Quarters Light Installation
  • JAXA Video Taking Part 6
  • Habitability Human Factors Directed Observations
  • EHS Carbon Dioxide Monitor Data Download
  • SPLANKH. SPLANHOGRAF Setup, Initiate EGEG Recording
  • SEISMOPROGNOZ. Downlink data from Control and Data Acquisition Module (МКСД) Hard Drive (start)
  • Story Time from Space Balance Demonstration
  • Story Time From Space  Historical Photo
  • In-Flight Maintenance (IFM) Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Tool Gather
  • Progress 432 [AO] Stowage Ops with IMS Support
  • Microbial Monitoring System MWA Preparation
  • Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Water Hydraulics Components R&R
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis
  • Microbial Monitoring System Sample Setup
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) – Intravehicular Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter (IV-TEPC) Relocate
  • Increment 49 Safety Video Follow-Up
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ)
  • SPLANKH. Terminate EGEG Recording. Closeout Ops
  • Microbial Monitoring System Sample
  • SEISMOPROGNOZ. Download data from Control and Data Acquisition Module (МКСД) HDD (end) and start backup
  • В3 Fan Screen Cleaning in MRM2
  • Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Power On
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) WSTA Fill
  • OTKLIK. Hardware Monitoring
  • Verification of ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Scan
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • Ultrasound 2 Guided Data Export
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Post Exam
  • Microbial Monitoring System Sample Setup
  • Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config LAB Setup
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – Lab
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) WSTA Fill
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record
  • Microbial Monitoring System Sample
  • Flight Director/ISS CREW CONFERENCE
  • Microbial Monitoring System Data Transfer 

Completed Task List Items

  • EVA Tool Stow Part 4
  • CO2 Monitor Data Download
  • Capillary Flow Experiment (CFE) Procedure Review
  • MWA Preparations for CFE Experiment

Ground Activities
All activities were completed otherwise noted.

  • Data bus characterization Test (LB_PMCU_2 and LB_PMCU_4)
  • Battery 2B1 Capacity Test

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Friday, 09/23: Plant RNA, Cubesat Deployer Removal from MPEP, HRF Resupply, Lab MCA Pumpout
  • Saturday, 09/24: Weekly Housekeeping, Crew Off Duty, Finemotor test
  • Sunday, 09/25: Crew Off Duty 

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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