ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/21/2017

Intracranial Pressure & Visual Impairment (IPVI):  The crew obtained both front-on and profile view pictures to check for facial edema followed by a conference with ground teams.  Scheduled at Launch + 4 months (L+4m), the IPVI investigation studies changes to crewmembers’ eyes and optic nerves by analyzing arterial blood pressure and blood flow to the brain before and after spaceflight. The IPVI investigation uses non-invasive methods as compared to current invasive methods (spinal tap) to measure intracranial pressure.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #40 Preparations: The crew participated in a briefing covering the following preparations:

  • Crew member specific reminders
  • Suit specifics and refreshers
  • Key points in an emergency
  • EVA day procedure sequence
  • EVA day comm overview for suits
  • Hardware management

The crew is also performed the following:

  • Onboard Training (OBT) EVA Robotics Onboard Trainer (ROBoT) session.
  • Verified Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFER) is functional prior to EVA.
  • Installed Rechargeable EVA Battery Assembly (REBA) in EMUs 3006 and 3008.
  • Verified EMU 3006 and 3008 glove heater functionality.

Environmental Health System (EHS) Surface Sample Kit (SSK), Microbial Air Samper (MAS): The crew pre-gathered items for MAS and SSK sampling planned for tomorrow.

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Yesterday and overnight, Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the MSS and walked the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) off the Lab Power Data Grapple Fixture (PDGF) onto the Functional Cargo Block (FGB) PDGF.  They then performed a survey of the Starboard side of 48 Soyuz (48S).  When the survey was completed, Controllers walked the SSRMS off the FGB PDGF onto the Lab PDGF and maneuvered the SSRMS to a park position.  MSS performance was nominal.

Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) 275 Recovery:  Overnight, TDRS 275 returned to service for S-Band and Ku-Band. The communications satellite had been out of service due to timeout event which occurred on 3/16/17. The TDRS Network continues to investigate the root cause of the anomaly.

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

  • KORREKTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake
  • MORZE. Logging Liquid and Food (Medicine) Intake
  • Photography of RS windows (3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 26 in SM)
  • VIZIR. Experiment set up and start using СКПИ P/L
  • Diagnostics of FGB Power Supply System Filter Units (БФ-2) and Main Bus Assembly (БСШ-2) with Infra-Red camera. 
  • Monitoring RS structural shell surfaces using Multipurpose Eddy Current Device МВП-2К (Cross-section of SA setup). 
  • Collecting atmospheric condensate samples [КАВ] from [СРВ-К2М] up to Gas-Liquid Mixture Filter (ФГС) to Russian Samplers, terminate
  • Sampling atmospheric condensate [КАВ] upstream of СРВ-К2М БКО (Water Purification Column Unit), configuration set up, sampler installation (drink bag)
  • Data prep on monitoring RS structural surfaces for downlink via OCA
  • In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Full Fill
  • Sampling atmospheric condensate [КАВ] upstream of БКО СРВ-К2М, Sampler Change out (drink bag)
  • Intracranial Pressure & Visual Impairment (IPVI) Face Photo-taking
  • ASEPTIC. Samples photo after incubation
  • БРП-М water sampling to drink bags
  • VIZIR. СКПИ Closeout Ops
  • Charging EVA Camera D4 Battery
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Review
  • SVO-ZV water sampling to Russian drink bags
  • ASEPTIC Photo Edit and Downlink
  • Filling (separation) of ЕДВ (КОВ) for Elektron or ЕДВ-СВ
  • Preparing for Changing Replaceable Condensate Removal Lines. 
  • ASEPTIC. Cryogem-03 Removal
  • Delta file prep
  • MORZE. Experiment setup
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Airlock Unstow
  • Simplified Aid For EVA Rescue (SAFER) Checkout
  • On-board Training (OBT) EVA Robotics Onboard Trainer (ROBoT) Session
  • Robotic Workstation (RWS) Teardown
  • Surface Sampler Kit (SSK) and Microbial Air Sampler (MAS) Gather
  • Rechargeable EVA Battery Assembly (REBA) Installation
  • Sampling Condensate Water [КАВ] upstream of [СРВК-2М] БКО (Water Purification Column Unit), sampler (drink bag) removal, configuration teardown
  • Rechargeable EVA Battery Assembly (REBA) Powered Hardware Checkout

Completed Task List Items

  • ARED Detent Follow Up (Completed GMT 79)
  • Carbon Dioxide Monitor (CDM) Set-up (Completed GMT 79)
  • ESA Active Dosimeter Area Monitoring Mobile Unit Stow (Completed GMT 79)
  • EVA Fluid QD Fam (Completed GMT 79)
  • Crew evaluation of EveryWear Medical Module Medication list (Completed GMT 79)
  • PMM Cleanup (Completed GMT 79)
  • Carbon Dioxide Monitor (CDM) Data Download (Completed GMT 79 and 80)

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • ROBoT OBT support
  • SSRMS walkoff from N2 PDGF A to MBS3

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Wednesday, 03/22: MELFI Icebrick Install, MSL SCA Exchange, Surface/Microbial Sampling, BEAM Ingress/Google Streetview, EVA Preps (ROBoT, Camera Config), CMO OBT
  • Thursday, 03/23: EVA Preps (Procedure Review/Conf, Tool Config, Equip Lock Prep, Tool Audit)
  • Friday, 03/24: EPIC MDM/SPDM Lube EVA, Orbital-7 Launch

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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