ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/08/2016

Everywear:  Today a crewmember configured the Smartshirt for exercise and then donned it for an exercise session with the Cycle Ergometer with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (CEVIS) while data was recorded by the iPad Everywear application.  Everywear is an ambulatory data collection system that makes use of wearable sensors connected to an iPad tablet computer that is synchronized with ground computers. This easy-use system seeks to demonstrate the benefits of extensive physiology data collection for both science and medical follow-up purposes, by improving usability for crew members on the ISS. The main advantage of Everywear is the ability to aggregate data from different tools, but it also brings with it a simplification in procedures for astronauts. This is a versatile device that can cover a wide variety of needs with a tailored data collection capability that allows a unified treatment of data. The use of this personal assistant brings a very important gain in crew-time availability for ISS crew members. 

Vascular Echo:  A crewmember performed a Vascular Echo resting ultrasound and blood pressure measurements this morning.  With assistance from a ground remote guidance team, he scanned his 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.

Capillary Flow Experiment-2 (CFE-2): The crew set up and initiated test runs with the Interior Corner Flow 1 hardware in support of the CFE-2 Vane Gap experiment.  Because liquids behave differently in space than they do on Earth, containers that can process, hold or transport them must be designed to work in microgravity. The CFE-2 furthers research into the control of liquid behavior aboard spacecraft through wetting and container geometry. Vane Gap experiments identify the critical geometric wetting conditions of a vane structure that does not quite meet the container wall – a construct used in various fluid systems aboard spacecraft such as fuel tanks, thermal systems and water processors for life support.  The results of these tests may be used to improve the capability to quickly and accurately predict how related processes such as passive separation of gases from liquids in the absence of gravity occur. 

Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutron (RaDI-N):  After retrieving the RaDI-N hardware from the Russian crewmembers, a USOS crewmember deployed all 8 Space Bubble Detectors around the ISS for the Radi-N2 experiment. The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) RaDI-N investigation will be conducted by measuring neutron radiation levels while onboard the ISS. RaDI-N uses bubble detectors as neutron monitors which have been designed to only detect neutrons and ignore all other radiation. 

Veg-03 Operations: The crew checked and photo-documented the status of the plants in the Veggie facility today.  The overall goal of Veg-03 is to further demonstrate proof-of concept for the Veggie plant growth chamber and the planting pillows using ‘Outredgeous’ Red Romaine lettuce.  Future long-duration missions into the solar system, will require a fresh food supply to supplement crew diets, which means growing crops in space. Previous investigations focused on improving productivity in controlled environments, but the limited quarters of the space shuttle and ISS made it difficult to conduct large-scale crop production tests. Veg-03 expands on previous validation tests of the new Veggie hardware, which crew members will soon use to grow cabbage, lettuce and other fresh vegetables in space. Tests determine which types of microorganisms are present in space-grown cabbage, providing baseline data for future crop-growing efforts.  Behavioral health surveys assess the impact of growing plants on crew morale and mood.

Fluid System Servicer (FSS) Internal Thermal Control System (ITCS) Coolant Refill:  Earlier today the crew set up the FSS Fluids Control Pump Assembly (FCPA) and refilled the LAB Low Temperature Loop (LTL) Pump Package Assembly (PPA) accumulator.  Once filled, the crew relocated the FSS to the Columbus module and refilled the Columbus Water Pump Assembly (WPA) accumulator.  Then the FSS was used to fill the JEM ITCS Moderate Temperature Loop (MTL), followed by the filling of a pair of dry ITCS lines in Node 1/Node 3. 

Port Solar Array Mast Imagery:  The crew completed a photo-survey of the port solar array masts by capturing a series of images from the Docking Compartment (DC)-1 Port window of the all four port mast structures from tip to base.  The ground is working on a plan to quantify and mitigate the risk of solar array mast structural failure due to Micro Meteoroid Orbital Debris (MMOD). Taking these images will provide an outstanding base configuration to compare MMOD strike probability against actuality.

Port 1 Radiator Imagery:  The crew performed a routine survey of the P1 Radiator from the DC-1 Port window.  During the task the radiator was rotated to two different angles to photograph both sides of the Port Thermal Radiator Rotary Joint (TRRJ). 

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

  • EveryWear sleep assessment questionnaire filling
  • Aerosol Samplers Battery Charge
  • Photo/TV SAW MAST Setup
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) WSTA Fill
  • ALGOMETRIYA. Pressure and Thermal Mode Algometry preparation for and measurement session
  • Crew empties lower compartment of COL1O2 in preparation for Columbus Fluid System Servicer (FSS) ops.
  • Photo TV Camera Set Up For Radiator Inspection
  • Fluid System Servicer (FSS) Setup and Refill in LAB
  • Meteor Hard Drive Swapout
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • Un-powering the AstroPi Vis.
  • EveryWear Smartshirt Gateway charging
  • EveryWear Doffing of Biometric Patch and data transfer
  • METEOR Grating Configuration
  • OTKLIK. Hardware Monitoring
  • Crew Medical Officer (CMO) On Board Training (OBT)
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Acoustic Dosimeter Operations – Setup Dosimeter for Static Measurement
  • PhotoTV SAW Mast Port Survey
  • EveryWear Biometric Patch close out activity
  • PILOT-T. Preparation for the experiment. Tagup with specialists
  • Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Power On
  • Vascular Echo Resting Ultrasound Scan 135 Minutes – Subject
  • Replacement of Chibis-M Removable Seal Curtain.  Get curtain No.2
  • URAGAN. Observation and Photography using Photo Spectral System (ФСС).
  • PILOT-T. Experiment Ops.
  • Capillary Flow Experiment MWA Preparation
  • BIOCARD. Experiment Ops.
  • Capillary Flow Experiments Hardware Setup
  • BIOCARD. Photography of the Experiment Session
  • Aerosol Active Samplers Hardware Installation
  • PILOT-T. Closeout Ops.
  • Vascular Echo CDL Holter Arterial BP Measurement – Subject
  • Fluid System Servicer (FSS) Relocate and Setup in Columbus
  • URAGAN. Photo Spectrum System (ФСС) Data Export Closeout
  • PhotoTV SAW Mast Port Survey
  • Fluid System Servicer (FSS) Lab Stowage Replace
  • HRF Generic Urine Collection Setup
  • ESA Weekly crew conference
  • Fluids System Servicer (FSS) Columbus and JEM Refill
  • Water Recovery System Waste Water Tank Drain Init
  • ALGOMETRIYA. Pressure Algometry Measurement Ops
  • Capillary Flow Experiments Interior Corner Flow 1 Test Operations
  • Recharging Soyuz 732 Samsung PC Battery (if charge level drops below 80%)
  • MRM2 comm config to support the P/L Ops
  • Kulonovskiy Kristall Experiment Run.
  • HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection Setup
  • Water Recovery System Waste Water Tank Drain Termination
  • ISS HAM Columbus Pass
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Prep and Initialization of Bubble-Dosimeter Detectors
  • MRM2 Comm Reconfig for Nominal Ops
  • KULONOVSKIY KRISTALL. Copy and Downlink Data
  • Robotic Workstation (RWS) High Definition (HD) Monitor Downlink
  • Purging Elektron-VM Liquid Unit (БЖ) after Shutdown
  • Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutrons Hardware Handover
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Handover of BUBBLE-dosimeters to USOS
  • Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutrons
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeter initialization and deployment for exposure
  • Physical Fitness Evaluation (on the treadmill)
  • Photo TV Port Radiator Image
  • Capillary Flow Experiments Hardware Teardown
  • EveryWear Smartshirt setup for exercises
  • CONTENT. Experiment Ops
  • CEVIS Exercises with EveryWear Smartshirt
  • VEG-03 Plant Photo
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Inspection
  • Photo TV Starboard Radiator Imagery 1
  • EveryWear Smartshirt Doff and Close out activities
  • Photo TV Starboard Radiator Imagery 2
  • Flight Director/ISS CREW CONFERENCE
  • Remote Workstation Monitor HD Video Downlink Deactivation RWS.
  • Solar Array Survey Equipment Stow
  • Crew restows items in COL1O2_G, that were removed in preparation for Columbus Fluid System Servicer (FSS) ops.
  • Photo TV Deactivation for Radiator Imagery
  • Recharging Soyuz 732 Samsung PC Battery, terminate (as necessary)
  • ALGOMETRIYA. Pressure and Thermal Algometry Measurement Session. Closeout Ops

Completed Task List Items

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Solar Array configuration for Port Solar Array Survey
  • TRRJ positioning for Radiator Survey
  • Swap all US CDH Buses to Channel B
  • Swap all US CDH Buses to Channel A
  • ITCS Refill

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Friday, 12/09: MSPR Combustion Chamber Installation, ITCS Coolant Loop Fill, HRF Samples, Fine Motor Skills, Vascular Echo, Veg-03
  • Saturday, 12/10: Weekly Housekeeping, HRF Samples
  • Sunday, 12/11: 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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