ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/29/2017

Dose Tracker Data Entry: The crew performed their weekly Dose Tracker data logging, responding to a questionnaire which asks if crew members have used medications since the last entry, what prompted them to use the medication, how well it worked, how frequently they repeated doses, and if the medication caused side effects. The Dose Tracker investigation uses an iPad app to collect information on members’ medication use during their missions. Results help determine whether medicines act differently on humans in space than they do on Earth. 

European Space Agency (ESA) Active Dosimeter Swap: The crew swapped the currently worn Mobile Unit (MU) with a charged MU and initiated the data download to the ESA Active Dosimeter Personal Stowage Device (PSD).  The European Crew Personal Active Dosimeter is an active device worn by European ISS crewmembers in orbit to measure the radiation exposure. This device, coupled with other dosimeters in ESA’s Columbus Laboratory, provides radiation dosage information that can be used to support risk assessment and dose management. The future goal is to enable the verification of radiation monitoring systems for future medical monitoring of crewmembers in space.

U.S. Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #41 Preparations: In preparation for tomorrow’s planned EVA, today the crew completed the following:

  • Configured tools required for the EVA.
  • Verified that batteries are installed in Pistol Grip Tools (PGTs) and EVA cameras.
  • Prepared the Equipment Lock, EMUs and ancillary hardware to support EVA prep activities.
  • Procedures review including detailed timeline, briefing package, tool config summary and planned get-ahead tasks.

Following the procedures review the crew participated in a conference with ground teams to discuss questions or concerns. The crew is scheduled to egress at 7:10AM CDT.

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

  • Recharging Soyuz 733 Samsung PC Battery (if charge level is below 80%)
  • Dose Tracker Data Entry Subject
  • [СКВ1] Electrical Cables Checkout
  • SCENARIO. Observations and photography
  • ISS Crew departure preparation
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Periodic Health Status (PHS) Pre EVA Examination
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Pre-EVA Periodic Health Status Examination
  • Demating telemetry connectors
  • [СКВ1] Electrical Cables Checkout
  • ESA Weekly crew conference
  • ELECTRONIC NOSE. Experiment Ops Part 1
  • Study of cardiac bioelectric activity at rest
  • Mating telemetry connectors
  • [СКВ1] Electrical Cables Checkout
  • Separation and Pumping Unit [БРПК-2] R&R
  • Recharging Soyuz 732 Samsung PC Battery (if charge level is below 80%)
  • Pille sensors prep for USOS EVA
  • Dose Tracker Data Entry Subject
  • Scheduled monthly maintenance of Central Post Laptop. Laptop Log-File Downlink via OCA
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Configuring
  • Mating of telemetry connectors
  • Separation and Pumping Unit [БРПК-2] R&R
  • Conference of Search and Rescue (ГПСК) specialists with returning crew
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Audit.
  • Private Psychological Conference (PPC)
  • ELECTRONIC NOSE. Experiment Ops Part 2
  • Terminate Soyuz 733 Samsung PC Battery Charge
  • Filling (separation) of ЕДВ (КОВ) for Elektron or ЕДВ-СВ
  • Program Management/ISS CREW Conference
  • ELECTRONIC NOSE. Photography
  • CCE Preparation
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) iPad Contingency Procedures preparation
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Review
  • Verification of ИП-1 Flow Indicator Position
  • PROBIOVIT. CRYOGEM-03 refrigerator Setup
  • PROBIOVIT. Glovebox-S Setup
  • CONTENT. Experiment Ops
  • ISS HAM Service Module Pass
  • Terminate Soyuz 732 Samsung PC Battery Charge
  • Equipment Lock (E-LK) Preparation
  • SM windows Nos.6,8,9,12,13,14 shutter closure       

Completed Task List Items

  • None 

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • EVA procedures review conference

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 03/30: EVA #41
  • Friday, 03/31: Crew departure prep, EVA debrief/cleanup
  • Saturday, 04/01: Crew off duty, housekeeping

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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