ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/23/2016

Marrow Air Sampling: The crew performed their first Marrow air sampling collection today.  A breath sample and ambient air sample were collected and stowed for return on a later flight. The 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 bone marrow.

Fluid Shifts Cerebral and Cochlear Fluid Pressure (CCFP) Checkout: The crew performed a checkout of the CCFP that arrived on the 48Soyuz vehicle. The crew configured the device and performed a functional checkout including setup and data transfer in advance of the integrated Baseline Data Collection measurements tomorrow.  The CCFP device is being evaluated as a method for indirectly measuring Intracranial Pressure (ICP).  The CCFP comprises a headset onto which is mounted an air-flow sensor which measures the amount of air pushed from the ear canal or drawn into the ear canal when the Tympanic Membrane (TM) moves.  By this method, volume displacements of the TM as small as a nanoliter (1×10-9 L) can be measured by the CCFP.   The scientists will take the CCFP data collected inflight and compare it to data collected on the ground to identify any difference in the ICP during the different flight phases and then include that with the rest of the Fluid Shifts measures to correlate the Fluid Shifts phenomenon to ICP changes.

OnBoard Training (OBT) ISS Emergency Hardware Fam and EMER Mask review:  The crew performed a review and practice session for donning Emergency masks and practicing purge technique.  They also performed a familiarization session with the emergency hardware to ensure they are familiar with the locations of equipment and the positions of valves used in emergencies.  The crew identified some deltas from the expected locations and reported those to the ground specialists so that the documentation can be updated.

Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Stowage Wire Kit Installation:  The crew continued the activities to install the JEM Stowage Wire Kit.  This Kit makes additional stowage available in the area under the JEM Airlock (JEMAL).  Today’s activities included removing the closeout panels and installing protective panels over the shell heaters.  The crew installed wire frames in the area directly below the JEMAL and moved four 1.0 Cargo Transfer Bags (CTBs) into that location.  The crew will be scheduled later to install additional wire frames and CTBs deck locations forward and aft of the JEMAL.    

Eye Exams:  The crew will be performing routine eye exams using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and fundoscopy hardware. OCT hardware is used to measure retinal thickness, volume, and retinal nerve fiber layer. Fundoscope exam is performed to obtain images of the retinal surface.  

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations:  Overnight, the Robotics Ground Controllers walked-off the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) from Mobile Base System (MBS) Power Data Grapple Fixture (PDGF) 3 to the MBS PDGF1.  They unstowed Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) from MBS PDGF 2.  These activities are in preparation for Robotic External Leak Locator (RELL) operations planned to start Monday 28-November. 

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

  • KORREKTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake
  • Dose Tracker Data Entry Subject [Paused]
  • Dose Tracker Historical Documentation Photography
  • Regeneration of Micropurification Unit (БМП) Ф2 Cartridge (start)
  • JEM Stowage Wire Kit Installation to JPM1D7 Preparation
  • Checkout of a spare Condensate Pumping Unit (БПК). 
  • Verification of ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position
  • ARED Handover Video Review
  • Soyuz 732 Samsung Tablet Recharge, Initiate
  • Fluid Shifts CCFP Baseline Setup
  • Soyuz 732 IRIDIUM phone recharge, setup, start charge
  • Fluid Shifts CCFP Functional Checkout
  • ТК 732 IRIDIUM Phone Charging – Battery Status Check
  • Soyuz 732 IRIDIUM Phone Charge, Terminate Charge, Teardown of the Setup
  • ISS Crew Adaptation
  • MOTOCARD. Experiment Ops
  • In flight Maintenance WHC Stow
  • JEM Stowage Wire Kit Installation to JPM1D7
  • Cleaning Nikon camera Digital Image Sensor
  • EveryWear iPad application password setting
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) WSTA Fill
  • Fluid Shifts Hardware Battery Installation
  • ПТАБ-1М Temperature Check (pos. А308).
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) OCT Setup
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config Columbus Setup
  • KORREKTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake
  • PAO Preparation
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • Date /Time Sync on 6 RS still cameras to the station time
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) in Columbus
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – OCT Exam
  • ПТАБ-1М Temperature Check (pos. А308).
  • OTKLIK. Hardware Monitoring
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) OCT Stow
  • Integrated Emergency Procedure Review
  • IMS Update
  • Soyuz 732 Samsung Tablet Recharge, Terminate
  • Dose Tracker Data Entry Subject
  • Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ)
  • Fundoscope Setup
  • On-board Training (OBT) ISS Emergency Hardware Familiarization
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Fundoscope Prep
  • ESA Active Dosimeter Mobile Unit Swap
  • KORREKTSIYA. Preparation for the Experiment
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Eye Exam – Fundoscope
  • Intermodular TORU Test with Mated Progress 433
  • URISYS Hardware Setup
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Fundoscope Tear Down and Stow

Completed Task List Items

  • AstroPI Vis Power On
  • MD Print Removal and Stow
  • MobiPV Battery Recharge

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • 4B3 Battery reconditioning
  • SSRMS Walkoff to MBS1 and Unstow SPDM

Three-Day Look Ahead: (plans may change due to WHC R&R replanning)

  • Thursday, 11/24: Fluid Shifts, CBEF, PEPS Inspect, Storytime
  • Friday, 11/25: CIR MDCA maintenance, WHC maintenance, Eye Ultrasound, MARES EPM HD Install, COL HTV gather, Aquapad
  • Saturday, 11/26: Housekeeping, Crew Off Duty, HRF Collection

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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