ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/30/2016

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparations:  The USOS Crew prepared the Equipment Lock, Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMU), and ancillary hardware to support the upcoming Battery Upgrade EVA scheduled for Friday, January 6th.   In addition, they conducted an EMU On-Orbit Fit Verification (OFV) in order to confirm the correct sizing on EMUs 3006 and 3008. 

Fluid Shifts – Baseline Imaging: The second of three 49Soyuz subjects performed their Baseline Imaging measurements with assistance from both onboard operators and ground remote guiders.  Ultrasound imaging was taken of arterial and venous measures of the head and neck, cardiac, ophthalmic and portal vein, and tissue thickness of lower and upper body. Additional measurements using the Cerebral and Cochlear Fluid Pressure (CCFP), Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions (DPOAE), Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), ESA’s Cardiolab (CDL) Holter Arterial Blood Pressure Device, and Intraocular Pressure (IOP) using the tonometer were taken as well. Fluid Shifts is a joint NASA-Russian experiment that investigates the causes for severe and lasting physical changes to astronaut’s eyes. Because the headward fluid shift is a hypothesized contributor to these changes, reversing this fluid shift with a lower body negative pressure device is investigated as a possible intervention. Results from this study may help to develop preventative measures against lasting changes in vision and eye damage.

Fine Motor Skills: The crew performed their weekly Fine Motor Skills tests, performing a series of interactive tasks on a touchscreen tablet. The investigation studies how fine motor skills are effected by long-term microgravity exposure, different phases of microgravity adaptation, and sensorimotor recovery after returning to Earth gravity. The goal of Fine Motor Skills is to answer how fine motor performance in microgravity trend/vary over the duration of a six-month and year-long space mission; how fine motor performance on orbit compare with that of a closely matched participant on Earth; and how performance trend/vary before and after gravitational transitions, including the periods of early flight adaptation, and very early/near immediate post-flight periods. 

Aerosol Sampler: Today the crew closed the final collection surfaces on the Passive Aerosol Sampler (PAS).  The PAS was designed with individual drawer-like collection surfaces covered with sticky carbon tape which are open to ISS air for 5 different exposure durations (2, 4, 8, 16 and 32 days). PAS are mounted on the edge of air vents where the drawers directly intercept the air pulled into the ISS ventilation system. These vents often have a build-up of dust that is removed in weekly vacuuming chores, so depending on the sampling location, the longer duration samples are expected to contain visible amounts of airborne debris.

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

  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Reminder for On-Orbit Fitcheck Verification (OFV) Measurements
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Reminder for On-Orbit Fitcheck Verification (OFV)
  • Daily Planning Conference
  • ISS crew and ГОГУ (RSA Flight Control Management Team) weekly conference (S-band)
  • Fluid Shifts Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Power On
  • Fine Motor Skills Experiment Test – Subject
  • Equipment Setup and Activation for MPEG2 TV coverage via Ku-band. 
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis
  • Fluid Shifts OCT Baseline Setup
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Hardware Return
  • Crew Preparation for PAO Event
  • Crew Medical Officer (CMO) On Board Training (OBT)
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO)  New Year Event
  • Dose Tracker Data Entry Subject
  • Fluid Shifts CDL Holter Arterial BP Hardware Don – Subject
  • Deactivation of КСПЭ Equipment and closing applications on CP SSC after TV conference
  • CARDIOVECTOR. Experiment Ops 
  • Fluid Shifts Ultrasound Baseline Scan – Subject
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • Fluid Shifts Ultrasound Baseline Scan – Operator
  • UDOD. Experiment Ops with DYKNANIYE-1 and SPRUT-2 Sets.
  • USOS Window Shutter Close
  • iPad procedure test for working with r/g.
  • Fluid Shifts OCT Baseline Exam – Operator
  • Fluid Shifts DPOAE Baseline Test – Subject
  • Fluid Shifts OCT Baseline Stow
  • Photo TV GoPro Battery Charging
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Equipment Lock Preparation Part 1
  • Fluid Shifts Tonometry Baseline Setup
  • Fluid Shifts Tonometry Baseline Exam – Operator
  • Photographing БД-2 limit switch and file
  • Fluid Shifts Tonometry Baseline Exam – Subject
  • Fluid Shifts CDL Holter Arterial BP Hardware Doff Alternate – Subject
  • Fluid Shifts Tonometry Baseline Stow
  • Space Headaches – Weekly Questionnaire
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) On-orbit Fitcheck Verification
  • Inventory Management System (IMS) Tagup (S-band)
  • Замена ПУРВ-К (А308) (№10322900) на ПУРВ-К (А308) (№10326332) и установка кабель-вставки.
  • NAPOR-mini RSA. Cleaning Onboard Memory Storage БЗУ-М vents
  • Preventive Maintenance of FS1 Laptop
  • БРИ monthly cleaning.
  • MRM2 comm config to support the P/L Ops
  • Kulonovskiy Kristall Experiment Run.
  • MRM2 Comm Reconfig for Nominal Ops
  • Initiate water transfer from CWC-I to ЕДВ
  • Terminate water transfer from CWC-I to ЕДВ
  • Aerosol Passive Samplers Hardware Stowage
  • IMS Update
  • VEG-03 Hardware Deactivation
  • Dose Tracker Data Entry Subject
  • INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record
  • Habitability Human Factors Directed Observations – Subject
  • Habitability Walk-through Video – Subject

Completed Task List Items

  • Fluid Shifts Hardware Gather
  • PMA1 IMV Cone Screen Cleaning
  • Manufacturing Device Print Removal, Clean and Stow
  • SSLA Installation – Node 1 (Qty 3)
    • NOD1OP2-1
    • NOD1OP4
    • NOD1OS2-1 

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • S4 Battery Drain
  • Nitrogen Distribution System Leak Check 

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 12/31:  Crew off duty, Housekeeping
  • Sunday, 01/01: Crew Off Duty
  • Monday, 1/02:  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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