ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/06/2017

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Flight Day 120 (FD120) Human Research Program (HRP) Collections: The 49S subject performed a fasting blood draw and urine collections. Both samples were stowed in Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) for freezing and storage until their return and analysis. The Biochemical Profile experiment tests blood and urine samples obtained from astronauts before, during, and after spaceflight. Specific proteins and chemicals in the samples are used as biomarkers, or indicators of health. Post-flight analysis yields a database of samples and test results which scientists can use to study the effects of spaceflight on the body. Repository is a storage bank used to maintain biological specimens over extended periods of time and under well-controlled conditions. This repository supports scientific discovery that contributes to our fundamental knowledge in the area of human physiological changes and adaptation to a microgravity environment and provides unique opportunities to study longitudinal changes in human physiology spanning many missions.

Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Sample Holder Exchange: The crew performed the second part of the ELF Sample Exchange, installing the Sample Holder and Cartridge into the ELF Work Volume. The ELF is an experimental facility designed to levitate/melt/solidify materials by containerless processing techniques using the Electrostatic Levitation method. With this facility, thermophysical properties of high temperature melts can be measured, and solidification from deeply undercooled melts can be achieved.

Multi-Omics Mouse Preparations: In preparation for the JAXA Rodent Research experiment hardware launching on SpaceX-11, the crew set up the CO2 Valve Unit and performed a checkout. 

Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Relocate Postponed:  The PWD was scheduled to be relocated today but the activity was postponed.  The crew spent time yesterday and today looking for an adapter needed for the activity but were unable to locate it.  Ground teams are discussing work arounds to allow the relocation to occur without using the adapter.

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

  • URAGAN. Observation and photography
  • EKON-M. Observations and photography
  • Lighting Effects Sleep Log Entry
  • HRF Generic Urine Collection
  • HRF Generic Saliva Collection
  • HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection
  • HRF Generic Sample MELFI Insertion Operations
  • HRF Generic Refrigerated Centrifuge Spin
  • NEUROIMMUNITET. Saliva sample collection
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Stow
  • Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Experiment Sample Holder Install
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain Part 2
  • LBNP Training 
  • In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Full Fill
  • Electrostatic Levitation Furnace(ELF) Sample Removal
  • Acoustic Dosimeter Setup Day 3
  • Soyuz 732 Stowage Ops for Return.
  • Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Sample Cartridge 2 Install
  • Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Slit Cover stow
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
  • On-orbit Hearing Assessment using EARQ
  • IDENTIFICATION. Copy ИМУ-Ц micro-accelerometer data to laptop
  • HRF Generic Sample MELFI Retrieval Insertion Operations
  • JEM Common Gas Support Equipment (CGSE) Gas Supply Start
  • Pre-Multi-Omics Mouse Item Gathering
  • Recharging Soyuz 733 Samsung PC Battery (if charge level is below 80%)
  • CO2 Vlv Unit Setup
  • IDENTIFIKATSIYA. Copy ИМУ-Ц Micro-Accelerometer Data to HDD for return
  • Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) Alignment Guide Installation
  • CO2 Vlv Unit Checkout
  • Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) /Group Combustion Module (GCM) Component Deactivation
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
  • Recharging Soyuz 732 Samsung PC Battery (if charge level is below 80%)
  • JEM Common Gas Support Equipment Gas Supply Stop
  • Hardware prepack for return and disposal on Soyuz 732
  • Glove Box Panel Closeout
  • Manufacturing Device Print Removal, Clean and Stow
  • Network Monitoring System (NMS) Laptop Battery Swap
  • VEG-03 Wick Open
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
  • Separation of ЕДВ using Separation Unit [УС]
  • Soyuz 732 Transfer Ops
  • Galley Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Installation [Aborted]
  • Space Headaches – Weekly Questionnaire
  • CALCIUM. Bioekololgiya Cases: Photography, Processing, and Photo Downlink, Pre-pack for Return
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Fill Part 3
  • 48S US Prepack
  • Trash Staging Cleanout
  • HRF Generic Sample MELFI Insertion Operations
  • INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops
  • OA7 Trash Pregather
  • Galley Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Installation Part 2
  • Terminate Soyuz 733 Samsung PC Battery Recharge (if necessary)
  • INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops
  • Preventive maintenance of MRM1 АСП Hatch Sealing Mechanism and Soyuz 732 hatch
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
  • HRF Generic Sample MELFI Retrieval Insertion Operations

Completed Task List Items

  • Galley Rack Power Source Swap (From aborted Galley Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Installation Activity)
  • Portable Water Dispenser – TOCA (Total Organic Carbon Analyzer) Water Sample Collection & Analysis
  • Portable Water Dispenser – Environmental Health System (EHS) Coliform Water Detection
  • JLP Cleanup and Reconfiguration

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Galley Rack Power Source Swap Support – Safing and Power/De-power Assistance   

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Friday, 04/07: Crew off duty
  • Saturday, 04/08: Crew off duty, housekeeping
  • Sunday, 04/09: 49S Crew Emergency Roles/Responsibilities review, Change of Command

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

  Component

Status

Elektron

On

Vozdukh

Manual

[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”)

Off          

[СКВ] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”)

On

Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab

Standby

Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3

Operate

Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab

Operate

Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3

Operate

Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA)

Process

Urine Processing Assembly (UPA)

Process

Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab

Off

Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3

Full Up