ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/07/2016

Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES)-Slosh: FE-6 configured the SPHERES-Slosh experiment setup using two SPHEREs satellites and the slosh assembly. With ground team support, the crew executed off of the predetermined test matrix.  The SPHERES-Slosh investigation examines the way liquids move inside containers in a microgravity environment. The phenomena and mechanics associated with such liquid movement are still not well understood and are very different than our common experiences with a cup of coffee on Earth. Rockets deliver satellites to space using liquid fuels as a power source, and this investigation plans to improve our understanding of how propellants within rockets behave in order to increase the safety and efficiency of future vehicle designs.

Circadian Rhythms: FE-5 doffed the Thermolab hardware and downloaded the data following a three-day session for Circadian Rhythms. Circadian Rhythms investigates the role of synchronized circadian rhythms, or the “biological clock,” and how it changes during long-duration spaceflight. Researchers hypothesize that a non-24-hour cycle of light and dark affects crew members’ circadian clocks. The investigation also addresses the effects of reduced physical activity, microgravity and an artificially controlled environment. Changes in body composition and body temperature, which also occur in microgravity, can affect crew members’ circadian rhythms as well. Understanding how these phenomena affect the biological clock will improve performance and health for future crew members.

Human Research Facility (HRF) Ultrasound Status: Specialists were unable to retrieve all of the data from CDR’s Fluid Shifts Baseline Imaging session.  FE-5 relocated a memory stick to the HRF laptop for ground controllers to downlink and evaluate.  This weekend the crew is scheduled to upgrade the software on the backup HRF Ultrasound to support the noninvasive venous pressure measurements required for FE-5’s Fluid Shifts Baseline Imaging session scheduled for Wednesday. 

Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Pressure Control and Pump Assembly (PCPA) Operations: Today, the crew demated the connection between the Fluid Control and Pump Assembly (FCPA) and PCPA at Quick Disconnect 27 (QD27), which is located on the PCPA. This will help to determine if the FCPA is the source of the high conductivity seen in the UPA distillate. 

Emergency Response On-Board Training (OBT):  All three crewmembers participated in an OBT session covering response in the event of a rapid depress, fire or ammonia emergency.  This review specifically was a refresher of planned responses to these scenarios during a 3-crew period. 

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

  • URAGAN. Observation and photography
  • EKON-M. Observations and photography
  • Multi Omics Saliva Operations
  • Multi Omics Saliva sample MELFI Insertion
  • Multi Omics Question
  • ENERGY Diet Log of Breakfast
  • Ultrasound 2 HRF USB Drive Relocate
  • IMS Tagup
  • MSPR Combustion Chamber (CC) pressure gause check and Valve Operations.
  • SPHERES Battery Stow
  • Regenerative ECLSS Recycle Tank Drain
  • PILOT-T. Preparation for the experiment.
  • Recycle Tank Drain to EDV
  • Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ)
  • Tropical Cyclone Hardware Closeout
  • PILOT-T. Experiment Ops.
  • Circadian Rhythms Instrumentation
  • Circadian Rhythms Downlink
  • ENERGY Water Sample
  • PILOT-T. Closeout Ops.
  • Energy Urine Sample Collection
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) WSTA Fill
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • SPHERES Test Session Setup
  • MSPR Combustion Chamber (CC) pressure gauge check and Valve Operations.
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config LAB Setup
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – Lab
  • MSPR /Group Combustion Module (GCM) Component Deactivation
  • ENERGY Diet Log of Lunch
  • SPHERES Slosh Run
  • Verification of ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position
  • In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Urine Processor Assembly (UPA) QD27 Demate
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeter initialization and deployment for exposure
  • MELFI Ice Brick Insert
  • Space Headaches – Weekly Questionnaire
  • РК4 Experiment Campaign 3 Familiarization
  • SPHERES Test Session Shutdown
  • Ultrasound 2 HRF USB Drive Relocate 2
  • Long Duration Sorbent Testbed Status Check.
  • SPHERES Slosh USB Download
  • Space Headaches – Weekly Questionnaire
  • OBT Emergency Delta Review
  • ENERGY Diet Log of Dinner

Completed Task List Items

  • CWC-I Trash Gather Part 1
  • CSL-6 Reload
  • Mouse Epigenetics Item Consolidation
  • JAXA Report Part 7

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Battery 4B2 Reconditioning

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 10/08: Weekly Housekeeping, HAM Radio Pass, ENERGY Experiment
  • Sunday, 10/09: Crew Off Duty, ENERGY Experiment
  • Monday, 10/10: USOS 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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