ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/07/2017

Energy Requirements for Long-Term Space Flight (Energy): The crew completed urine collections for Day 6 of the 11-day Energy protocol, logging food and drink consumptions as well.  The Energy investigation measures adaptations in the components of total energy expenditure of crewmembers so that an equation to determine the energy requirements of crewmembers during space flight may be derived. Such knowledge of energy requirements is of a great importance to ensure health, good performance and the overall success of a mission, and also contributes to ensure adequate exercise load and cargo allotments for food during space flight.

Body Measures: The Body Measures subject, with assistance from a trained operator, conducted Flight Day (FD) 105 Body Measures data collection session. The crew configured still cameras and video, collected the Neutral Body Posture video and stowed 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.

Auxin Transport: The crew initiated the fourth Auxin Transport experiment. They injected water into the chambers to prep for incubation in the Measurement Experiment Unit (MEU). Auxin Transport is a JAXA sponsored study to clarify the role of the plant hormone auxin under microgravity conditions. Specialists hope to collect gene expression data, including levles and redistribution of the proteins for auto-morphogensis (differentiation of tissues and subsequent growth without an introduced stimulus) using corn plants as the plant organism model for Auxin Transport 4.

Node 3 (N3) Port Bulkhead Feedthrough Remove and Replace (R&R): The crew replaced three existing Bulkhead Feedthroughs on the Node 3 Port Bulkhead. This activity will provide a connectivity pathway for wireless payload data transmission and prepare for future utilization of the Node 3 Port location.

N3 Port Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) Control Panel Assembly (CPA): The crew took photos of the Vestibule with CPAs removed to identify any interference issues with the CPAs folded. They also photographed the Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA)3 starboard hatchway surface to reveal any interference issues with the Hatch Depress Indicator. They then performed a fit check of the N3 Port Aft CPA in a folded down position with connectors still mated.  The activity was performed to test a concept to save crew time for visiting vehicle operations in the future by folding the CPAs out of the way versus completely removing and reinstalling the CPAs. 

Onboard Training (OBT) – Emergency Response: During this OBT the 49S crew completed the following objectives for an ammonia leak scenario:

  • Practiced ISS emergency response with crew and ground roles based on information provided by simulator displays.
  • Physically translated through the ISS to the appropriate response locations.
  • Practiced procedure execution and associated decision making based on cues provided by the simulator.
  • Practiced communication and coordination with Mission Control Center-Houston (MCC-H) and MCC-Moscow as required.

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

  • HRF Generic Urine Collection
  • HRF Generic Sample MELFI Insertion Operations
  • ENERGY Diet Log of Breakfast
  • Symbolic Activity (Setup)
  • Activation of Orlan-MKC suit No.4.
  • Body Measures Experiment Operations
  • Ремонтные работы по установке накладных листов на панели интерьера СМ – подготовка
  • S/G2 MRM2 Comm Config
  • Activation of Orlan-MK suit No.5.
  • Photo TV Pressurized Mating Adapter 3 (PMA 3) Video Setup
  • Node 3 Port Bulkhead Feedthrough Remove and Replace
  • Removal of БРТА-2 from Orlan-MK No.5 backpack.
  • Node 3 Port Bulkhead Feedthrough Assist
  • Removal of БРТА-2 from Orlan-MK No.5 backpack.
  • SSC Device Reboot
  • HRF Generic Urine Collection Stow
  • Comm reconfig for nominal ops
  • Removal of БК-3М main enclosure from Orlan- МКС No.4 backpack.
  • Energy Urine Sample Collection
  • Installation of БРТА-2 on Orlan-МКС No.4 backpack.
  • Installation of backup БК-3М on Orlan-MKC No.4
  • ENERGY Water Sample
  • Gathering Orlan-MKC No.4 ORUs.
  • Energy Urine Sample Collection
  • OCT Setup
  • Auxin Transport Item Gather
  • 24-hour ECG Recording (terminate)
  • 24-hour BP recording (terminate)
  • ENERGY Diet Log of Lunch
  • APEX-04 Petri Plate Photo
  • Auxin Transport Sample Preparation
  • OCT Exam
  • Auxin Transport Sample Preparation
  • Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) Meas Exp Unit (MEU) Micro-G Attachment
  • 24-hour ECG Recording (start)
  • Progress 435 (DC1) Cargo Transfers and IMS Ops
  • OCT Stow
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain
  • Node 3 Port Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) Controller Panel Assembly (CPA) Fitcheck
  • VIZIR. Experiment Ops.
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain Part 2
  • Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Urine Processor Assembly (UPA) Configuration
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Up
  • Centerline Berthing Camera System Pressurized Mating Adapter Target Installation
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config LAB Setup
  • Training for Emergency Response On-board ISS
  • INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops
  • Pressurized Mating Adapter 3 (PMA3) Node 3 Port Hatch Close
  • Verification of ИП-1 Flow Indicator Position
  • Training for Emergency Response OBT
  • IMS Update
  • PAO Preparation
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – Lab
  • Fundoscope Setup
  • MERLIN 2 Desiccant Swap
  • OBT ISS Emergency Drill Conference
  • Fundoscope Prep
  • Eye Exam – Fundoscope
  • Fundoscope Tear Down and Stow
  • ENERGY Diet Log of Dinner

Completed Task List Items

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • JEMRMS SFA release, park
  • N3 MCA Full Calibration
  • Solar Array Maximum Power Evaluation
  • Temporary Lab CDRA Activation

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Wednesday, 03/08: Eye Ultrasound, N3 Port CPA Install, NanoRack Module 9, APEX-4
  • Thursday, 03/09: CubeSate Deployer Removal, HXP Adapter Install, Fluid Shifts, EVA Tool Config, PMA3 Relocate Preps
  • Friday: Rodent Research procedure review/equipment gather, Fluid Shifts, Cygnus OBT

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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