ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/25/2016

FLame EXtinguishment (FLEX)-2 Multi-user Droplet Combustion Apparatus (MDCA) Exchange: This morning, the crew was scheduled to perform a Fluids and Combustion Facility (FCF) MDCA replacement in preparation for the FLEX-2 experiment.  The Crew was unable to remove the MDCA Chamber Insert Assembly (CIA) from the Combustion Integration Rack (CIR) Combustion Chamber.  Ground teams will meet to determine additional troubleshooting to assist in removing the MDCA.  FLEX-2 is the second experiment to fly on the ISS which uses small droplets of fuel to study the special spherical characteristics of burning fuel droplets in space. The FLEX-2 experiment studies how quickly fuel burns, the conditions required for soot to form, and how mixtures of fuels evaporate before burning. Understanding these processes could lead to the production of a safer spacecraft as well as increased fuel efficiency for engines using liquid fuel on Earth. 

HRP Collections: The crew performed their Flight Day 30 (FD30) blood draw in support of the Biochemical Profile and Repository experiments. Collected samples were placed in Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) for return at a later date. 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. Repository is a storage bank 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. 

Robotic External Leak Locator (RELL) Preparations:  The Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Airlock (JEMAL) was depressurized to prepare for deploying RELL via the slidetable next week.  RELL is an instrumentation package that is maneuvered externally by the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS)/Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) to detect local pressure variations to help in locating a leak.  For this demonstration, a predetermined scan/survey procedure will be executed that characterized the ISS environment and scans various ISS elements containing ammonia lines and systems.  Operations next week will also attempt to identify the source of the “white flakes” that have recently been noticed on downlink video. 

Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Stowage Wire Kit Installation:  Overnight, the crew completed the activities to install the JEM Stowage Wire Kit.  This Kit makes additional stowage available in the area under the JEM Airlock (JEMAL).  They installed additional wire frames and CTBs in the deck locations forward and aft of the JEMAL.  A total of 7.0 Cargo Transfer Bag Equivalent (CTBE) of stowage was gained through this JEM Stowage Wire Kit upgrade.    

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

  • HRF Generic Collection
  • NEUROIMMUNITET. Saliva Samples Collection. Psychological Testing (morning). Tagup with specialists
  • HRF Generic Sample MELFI Insertion Operations
  • HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection 30 Minutes
  • KORREKTSIYA. NEUROIMMUNITET. Blood Samples Collection
  • NEUROIMMUNITET. Venous Blood Samples Processing (Smear). Tagup with specialists
  • KORREKTSIYA. NEUROIMMUNITET. Venous Blood Samples Processing on Plasma-03 Centrifuge
  • Insertion of Russian experiments blood samples into MELFI
  • KORREKTSIYA. Closeout Operations
  • HRF Generic Refrigerated Centrifuge Configuration
  • HRF Generic Refrigerated Centrifuge Spin Conclude
  • HRF Generic Sample MELFI Insertion
  • Fine Motor Skills Experiment Test – Subject
  • CARDIOVECTOR. Experiment Operations. Tagup with specialists
  • JEM Airlock Depressurization
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Rack Doors Open
  • High Definition Video Camera Assembly 1 Activation in High Definition Mode
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Front End Cap Open
  • Columbus Video Camera Assembly 1 Adjustment
  • Aquapad Water double Analysis
  • Data Transfer from USB Jumpdrive to MagVector
  • HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection Conclude Stow
  • Multi-user Droplet Combustion Apparatus Hardware Replacement [Aborted]
  • WHC Urine Receptacle (UR) and Insert Filter (IF) Remove and Replace
  • Removal of GoPro cameras from Soyuz 733. Copying the video to a hard drive. Battery Charge
  • NEUROIMMUNITET. Psychological Testing
  • CARDIOVECTOR. Experiment Operations.
  • Inventory of Elektron-VM Spares
  • HTV-6 ESA items trash gather
  • MOTOCARD. Assistance and Photography during the Experiment
  • ISS HAM Service Module Pass
  • VEG-03 Plant Photo
  • ISS Crew Orientation
  • JEM Airlock Vent
  • Preparation for BRI Monthly Cleaning – gathering LensPen brushes.
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Front End Cap Close
  • HRF Generic Sample MELFI Retrieval Insertion Operations
  • JEM Airlock Vent Confirmation
  • MARES Ultrabay Hard Disk installation
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Rack Doors Close
  • Inventory Management System (IMS) conference
  • ISS Crew Handover
  • Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Power On
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Scan Prep
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Scan
  • FS1 Laptop Preventive Maintenance
  • CEVIS Handover Video Review
  • ISS Crew Orientation
  • BRI Monthly Cleaning.
  • Ultrasound 2 Guided Data Export
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Post Exam
  • USB Jumpdrive Data Transfer
  • High Definition Video Camera Assembly 1 Switch to SD Mode
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) WSTA Fill
  • Meteor Hard Drive Swapout
  • NAPOR-miniPCA. Cleaning of БЗУ-М Ventilation Openings
  • Termination of Soyuz 733 GoPro HERO3 Battery Charge (6 ea.) and Stow
  • Strata Status Check
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • NEUROIMMUNITET. Hair Samples Collection
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Stow
  • ISS HAM Video Power Up
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Hardware Return
  • CEVIS Crew Handover
  • Space Headaches – Weekly Questionnaire
  • Joint Station LAN Edge Router Cable Reconfig
  • NEUROIMMUNITET. Saliva Samples Collection
  • NEUROIMMUNITET. ECG Recording (termination). Closeout Operations and Data Downlink

Completed Task List Items

  • WHC KTO Replace
  • 3D Printer OGS Adapter Checkout
  • N3 PCS Shell Swap

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • JEMAL depress
  • MDCA Exchange support
  • PCS Patch Install 

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 11/26: Housekeeping, Crew Off Duty, HRF Collection
  • Sunday, 11/27: Crew Off Duty, HRF Collection
  • Monday, 11/28: RELL Ops, CIR Bottle Replace, HRF Ops, DECLIC, Marangoni (MD30) removal, Sarcolab

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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