ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/14/2016

63 Progress (63P) Undock: 63P undocked successfully from the Service Module (SM) aft port this morning at 4:37 AM CDT. Deorbit burn was completed at 7:50 AM CDT followed by atmospheric entry and destruction. 

Vascular Echo Resting Ultrasound: FE-5 performed Vascular Echo resting ultrasound and blood pressure measurements this morning.  With assistance from ground remote guidance teams, he was directed to scan the neck, thigh and heart.  This Canadian Space Agency (CSA) investigation examines changes in blood vessels, and the heart, while the crew members are in space, and then follow their recovery on return to Earth. The results could provide insight into potential countermeasures to help maintain crew member health, and quality of life for everyone.

Blood Collections:  FE-6, with assistance from FE-5, performed blood collections in support of several Human Research Experiments.  Samples were collected, spun in the refrigerated centrifuge and placed in Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) for the Biochemical Profile, CardioOx, and Repository experiments. 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. Twelve crewmembers provide blood and urine samples to assess biomarkers before launch, 15, and 60 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. Repository is a storage bank that is used to maintain biological specimens over extended periods of time and under well-controlled conditions. This repository supports scientific discovery that contributes to our fundamental knowledge in the area of human physiological changes and adaptation to a microgravity environment and provides unique opportunities to study longitudinal changes in human physiology spanning many missions.

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

  • Marrow Breath And Ambient Air Sample Collection – Subject
  • HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection Double Spin Collection
  • HRF Generic Refrigerated Centrifuge Double Spin Configuration
  • HRF Generic Sample MELFI Insertion
  • Personal CO2 Monitor Doff and Charge
  • Closing Shutters on windows 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14
  • HRF Generic Refrigerated Centrifuge Spin Conclude
  • HRF Generic Sample MELFI Insertion
  • USOS Window Shutter Close
  • Soyuz 731 Samsung Tablet Recharge, Initiate
  • Microbe IV Sampling Sheet and White Tube Collection
  • Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Power On
  • Vascular Echo Resting Ultrasound Scan 135 Minutes – Subject
  • Preparation and Photography of Progress 432 Docking Assembly from SM Window No.26 during undocking from SM Aft
  • Switch ПрК-ТК PEV to CLOSED position
  • 24-hour ECG Recording (start)
  • Microbe IV Sample MELFI Insertion
  • HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection Conclude Stow
  • Vascular Echo CDL Holter Arterial BP Measurement – Subject
  • 24-hour Blood Pressure Recording (start)
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Up
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) WSTA Fill
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain
  • XF305 Camcorder Setup
  • Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) Micro-G and 1G Wipe
  • Long Duration Sorbent Testbed Status Check.
  • Soyuz 731 Samsung tablet recharging, end
  • Strata Status Check
  • PK-4 data hard drives exchange
  • Robotic Workstation (RWS) Setup
  • Personal CO2 Monitor Donn
  • Robotic Workstation (RWS) High Definition (HD) Monitor Downlink
  • Pre-pack PK-4 Hard Drives for return stowage on Soyuz
  • On-Orbit Hearing Assessment (O-OHA) with EarQ Software Setup and Test
  • Space Headaches – Weekly Questionnaire
  • PK-4 Video Monitor Deinstallation
  • INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeter gathering and measurements.
  • Meteor Shutter Open
  • Space Headaches – Weekly Questionnaire
  • Remote Workstation Monitor HD Video Downlink Deactivation RWS.
  • Personal CO2 Monitor Power Cycle

Completed Task List Items

  • Cup-PCS-Shell-Swap

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • 63P Undock support
  • Vascular Echo support
  • SSRMS Configuration for Cygnus capture

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 10/15: Weekly Housekeeping, Crew Off Duty
  • Sunday, 10/16: HRF Body Measures, 47S Prepack, Crew Off Duty, OA-5 Launch
  • Monday, 10/17:  SSK and MAS Sampling, Cygnus ROBOT training

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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