ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/02/2017

Exposed Facility Unit (EFU) Adapter Transfer: Ground Controllers maneuvered the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) and extracted the Small Fine Arm (SFA) from the SFA Storage Equipment (SSE). Overnight tonight the ground controllers will maneuver the SFA to grasp the EFU Adapter from the EFU-5 location.  Once the EFU Adapter has been removed, it will be transferred and installed on the JEM Airlock (JEMAL) Slide Table. These activity is part of a series of events prior to the deployment of the High Definition Television Camera –Exposed Facility 2 (HDTV-EF2) experiment. HDTV-EF2 is a high-definition television camera system, which is used for earth observation from the ISS.   

Body Measures: Today the Body Measures subject performed the Flight Day 80 (FD80) session. The crew, with assistance from a trained operator conducted a Body Measures data collection session. The crew configured still cameras and video, then collected the Neutral Body Posture video and stow the equipment. NASA is collecting in-flight anthropometric data (body measurements) to assess the impact of physical body shape and size changes on suit sizing. Still and video imagery is captured and a tape measure is used to measure segmental length, height, depth, and circumference data for all body segments (chest, waist, hip, arms, legs, etc.) from astronauts before, during and after their flight missions.

Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) Modal Test: The crew ingressed BEAM and temporarily installed the Internal Wireless Instrumentation System (IWIS) Remote Sensing Unit (RSU) in Node 3 and the Triaxial Accelerometer (TAA) in BEAM. Following the instrument installation, the crew performed a modal test by imparting loads onto BEAM and measuring the acceleration throughout the module. Expandable habitats, occasionally described as inflatable habitats, greatly decrease the amount of transport volume for future space missions. These “expandables” weigh less and take up less room on a rocket while allowing additional space for living and working. They also provide protection from solar and cosmic radiation, space debris, and other contaminants. Crews traveling to the moon, Mars, asteroids, or other destinations could potentially use them as habitable structures. BEAM is an experimental expandable capsule attached to the Node 3 aft Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) port. The BEAM investigation will run approximately 2 years.  BEAM is not an occupied module, and not used for stowage.  During this time, BEAM is constantly monitored for temperature, pressure, and radiation. Periodically, four times per year, the ISS crew enters the module to collect data and check on its structural condition. Following the BEAM investigation, the module will be released from the ISS and burn up on reentry into the atmosphere.

SkinSuit: The SkinSuit subject configured the height measurement location, then with operator assistance conducted a height measurement and answered a questionnaire. At the end of the day, the operator took additional measurements prior to the subject doffing the suit.  The Skinsuit is a tailor-made overall with a bi-directional weave specially designed to counteract the lack of gravity by squeezing the body from the shoulders, to the feet, with a similar force to that felt on Earth. The subjects of the investigation perform an evaluation of the efficacy of Skinsuit in reducing/preventing low back pain and preventing spine elongation; measure the gravitational load provided by Skinsuit on the ISS crewmember; evaluate operational considerations, in particular hygiene/microbiology, comfort, thermoregulation, donning/doffing, impingement and range of motion to prepare for Long Duration Missions; and evaluate the effect of wearing Skinsuit while exercising.

Electromagnetic Levitation (EML) Sample Coupling Electronic (SCE) Installation: The crew performed an installation of the SCE into the Experiment Module (EXM) of the EML.  The SCE will measure electrical resistivity of samples inside the EML.  After demating cables and hoses the EXM will be partially removed from the European Drawer Rack (EDR) to allow for the SCE installation.  The EXM will be reinstalled and cables and hoses reconnected.  EML is a facility composed of 4 inserts installed into EDR on-orbit representing a facility for Electromagnetic Levitation of samples. The experiment samples are installed in a dedicated Sample Chamber that is attached to EML and will be replaced by new Sample Chambers for new experiment batches. 

Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Halo: The crew conducted the first of two days of initial checkout and runs in support of the SPHERES Halo investigation. Sponsored by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), SPHERES Halo utilizes the SPHERES facility (satellites) and is designed to mature adaptive Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) technology in support of on-orbit, robotic satellite assembly and servicing in a risk-tolerant, dynamically authentic environment. The Halo has six Halo ports and is able to support up to six peripherals, including docking ports, cameras, and other sensors and actuators. These peripherals can be added and removed from the Halo by the astronaut as necessary for each test. 

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

  • Lighting Effects Sleep Log Entry – Subject
  • KORREKTSIYA. Collection of Blood Samples
  • KORREKTSIYA. Closeout Ops
  • KORREKTSIYA. Venous blood sample processing using Plasma-03 centrifuge
  • Insertion of Russian experiments blood samples into MELFI
  • KORREKTSIYA. Handover to USOS for MELFI Insertion
  • SPHERES Battery Swap
  • JEM Airlock Depressurization
  • Dose Tracker Data Entry Subject
  • KORREKTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake
  • ISS HAM Service Module Pass
  • Cable removal for EML SCE installation
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • Acoustic Dosimeter Operations – Setup Dosimeter for Static Measurement
  • CARDIOVECTOR. Experiment Ops.
  • Body Measures Equipment Gather
  • Body Measures Experiment Operations – Subject
  • RELAKSATSIYAHardware Setup.
  • VEG-03 Plant Photo
  • SPHERES Battery Swap
  • Body Measures Experiment Operations – Operator
  • Multi Omics Item Gathering
  • JEM Airlock Vent
  • RELAKSATSIYA Parameter Settings Adjustment.
  • JEM Airlock Vent Confirmation
  • SkinSuit H/W Retrieval and Height Measurement Setup
  • RELAKSATSIYA Observation
  • SkinSuit Height Measurement & Questionnaire
  • SkinSuit Height Measurement Operator
  • Remove Items in Front of N3A for Hatch Access
  • RELAKSATSIYA Closeout Ops and Hardware Removal.
  • ARED Platform Fold
  • Photo/TV N3/BEAM Camcorder Setup
  • SPHERES Battery Swap
  • BEAM Ingress
  • Dose Tracker Data Entry Subject
  • Reminder Multi Omics FOS intake
  • BRI Deactivation and Cleaning.
  • Cable reconfiguration between SM panels 228 and 229А
  • SPHERES Crew Conference
  • TAA Install in BEAM
  • KORREKTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake
  • Installation of SCE into EML-EXM
  • SPHERES Test Session Setup
  • Re-mating Vozdukh TLM-connectors
  • Modal Test #2
  • Cable reconfiguration between SM panels 228 and 229А
  • Inspection and Photography of Replaceable Panel Assembly (ПАС1) No.21
  • Deconfigure IWIS
  • SPHERES Test Session Run
  • BEAM Cleanup and Egress
  • Return Items Back to N3A Location That Were Removed for BEAM Ingress
  • ARED Platform Unfold Back to Nominal Position
  • Preventive Maintenance of FS1 Laptop
  • Pressurization of Elektron-VM Liquid Unit before Activation
  • Ghost Camera Stow
  • N3 Camera Stow
  • BRI Activation and comm monitoring
  • SPHERES Test Session Shutdown
  • Re-Installation of Cables after SCE installation
  • SPHERES Test Session Setup
  • NAPOR-mini RSA. Cleaning Onboard Memory Storage БЗУ-М vents
  • Countermeasures System (CMS) ARED Instrumentation Box Power Off
  • NanoRacks Frame-3 Switches to On
  • Habitability Human Factors Directed Observations – Subject
  • Download of BRI log from RSS1
  • SPHERES Battery Stow
  • Initiate EDV fill from PWD
  • Inventory Management System (IMS) Conference
  • EDV Fill from PWD Term
  • Deconfig IWIS TAA,  IWIS TAA Cable Assembly, IWIS Power Chain, Stow Remaining Hardware
  • ISS HAM Service Module Pass
  • SkinSuit Height Measurement & Questionnaire
  • SkinSuit Height Measurement Operator
  • SkinSuit Photodocumentation
  • RELAKSATSIYA Charging battery for Relaksatstiya experiment (initiate)
  • KORREKTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake
  • NEUROIMMUNITET. Saliva Sample
  • NEUROIMMUNITET. Starting 24-hr ECG Recording  

Completed Task List Items

  • COL1O3 Audit
  • COL1O4 Audit
  • VEG03 Pillow water
  • EMU Helmet unpack and repack for return
  • PMM Hatch Window Cover Installation
  • New Food Evaluation
  • Empty CTB Audit 

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • JEMRMS Operations

 Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Friday, 02/03: SPHERES HALO, ELF Sample Holder Exchange, EFU Adapter Transfer
  • Saturday, 02/04: Weekly Housekeeping, Crew Off Duty
  • Sunday, 02/05: 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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