ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/24/2017

Orbital 7 (OA-7) Capture/Berthing: Friday night, Robotics Ground Controllers maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to inspect the Node 1 Nadir Active Common Berthing Mechanism (ABCM). They then maneuvered the SSRMS to the Cygnus high hover position and powered up the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) in “Hot Backup” mode in preparation for Saturday morning’s Cygnus capture. 

On Saturday, Pesquet and Whitson monitored the Cygnus approach from the Cupola Robotic Workstation and with Pesquet at the controls, Cygnus was captured nominally. Ground Controllers then maneuvered Cygnus into position to support an inspection of its Passive Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) then maneuvered and installed it to the Node 1 Nadir Active CBM. The Cygnus hatch was subsequently opened and cargo transfer was initiated.

Human Research Program (HRP) Collections (Marrow):  A 50S crewmember performed the Flight Day 15 (FD15) blood and air sample collections in support of the Marrow experiment.  A blood sample was collected, processed in the centrifuge and placed in the Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI).  A breath sample and ambient air sample were also collected and stowed for return on a later flight. The Marrow investigation looks at the effect of microgravity on bone marrow. It is believed that microgravity, like long-duration bed rest on Earth, has a negative effect on the bone marrow and the blood cells that are produced in the bone marrow. 

NanoRacks Microscope-3 Instrument Operations:  The crew performed NanoRacks Microscope-3 assembly and checkout for both microscopes.  NanoRacks Microscope-3 will be used for viewing and capturing digital microscope photos of various science specimens.

Emergency Roles & Responsibilities Review: With the arrival of the 50S crew, all 5 crewmembers reviewed priorities during emergency response to ensure safety of the crew and safe configuration of the ISS. To meet these priorities the crew covered crew accountability, readiness of the Soyuz escape vehicle and communication and coordination among themselves as well as with ground teams during an emergency event.

Cycle Ergometer with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (CEVIS) Status: On Sunday, the crew reported a grinding noise in the CEVIS and were directed to stand down on CEVIS use. Ground teams met and decided that the crew can continue CEVIS use wearing hearing protection and will schedule an Ergometer Remove & Replace (R&R). 

Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Status: On Sunday, UPA experienced a Distillation Assembly Belt Slippage Fault and was moded to shut down. The same fault was experienced last Thursday. Ground teams met and recommends restarting the UPA which is in work.

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

  • Reminder 1 Fluid Shifts Baseline Imaging Measures
  • ODF Books Update on iPAD
  • Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media
  • EKON-M. Observations and photography
  • МО-8. Setup
  • CSA Generic Frozen Blood Collection 25 Minutes – Subject
  • Body mass measurement
  • CSA Generic Frozen Blood Collection – Operator
  • CSA Generic Refrigerated Centrifuge Configure
  • МО-8. Closeout ops
  • CSA Generic Refrigerated Centrifuge Spin Conclude
  • CSA Generic Sample MELFI Insertion
  • CSA Generic Frozen Blood Collection Conclude And Stow
  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • KARDIOVEKTOR. Execution experiment
  • Uninstall 50S [СА1,2] TV cameras and [СДД-302] lights.
  • EveryWear Biometric Patch charging
  • On board Training Cygnus Emergency Procedure Review
  • Shift handover safety procedure review
  • Emergency Roles and Responsibilities Review
  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • Auxiliary computer systems review Specialist conference when required
  • 50S right seat container cargo handling
  • Daily electrocardiogram recording (start)
  • Daily blood pressure measurement (start)
  • ISS Crew Adaptation
  • Post Cygnus arrival emergency OBT
  • NanoRacks Microscope-3 Instrument Operations
  • 50S equipment transfer, IMS update
  • KONSTANTA-2. Retrieve the cartridge from [ТБУ-В] and stow at panel 418 to warm up for one hour
  • Fluid Shifts CCFP Baseline Setup
  • 50S delivered ODF replacement
  • Post Cygnus arrival emergency OBT
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – LAB
  • KASKAD. Manual stirring inside the bioreactor
  • Handover of Increment 51 Crew
  • KONSTANTA-2. 1st study setup and run. Specialist conference
  • Cygnus Cargo Operations Conference
  • KONSTANTA-2. Photography during the science operation
  • Polar Samples to Cold Stowage – Transfer 1
  • NanoRacks External Platform Operations Review.
  • NanoRacks External Platform Hardware Gather
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Vision Test
  • ISS Crew Orientation
  • Fluid Shifts Hardware Battery Installation
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Vision Questionnaire
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Vision Test
  • HMS. Eye test
  • HMS. Eye test questionnaire fill-up
  • HMS Tonometry Test Setup
  • HMS Tonometry Test Crew Medical Officer (CMO)
  • HMS Tonometry Test Subject
  • HMS Tonometry Test Stow
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Vision Questionnaire

Completed Task List Items

  • ARED Right Upper Stop Cable Adjustment [Completed GMT 112]
  • Rendezvous and Prox Ops Program (RPOP) Setup [Completed GMT 112]
  • Lab Aft Hatch Stowage Latch Troubleshooting [Completed GMT 112]
  • Veggie 03 Pillow Watering and Photo [Completed GMT 112 and 113]
  • Expedition New Earth Video-CHOW TIME [Completed GMT 112]
  • Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) Software Review [Completed 113]
  • On board Training Cygnus Emergency Procedure Review [Completed 113]
  • Transfer 50 Soyuz USOS Unpack [Completed 113]
  • Expedition New Earth Video-CHOW TIME [Completed 114]
  • EXPRESS Rack 7 Laptop Computer battery changeout [Completed 114] 

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Nominal System Commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 04/25: NREP hardware swap, Fluid Shifts, Meteor hard drive swap/anti-virus update
  • Wednesday, 04/26: Fluid Shifts, sample transfer from Polars, National Assn. of Broadcasters 4K downlink
  • Thursday, 04/27: Fluid Shifts, P/TV 4K teardown, EVA DOUG review, Cygnus cargo transfer

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

Full Up

Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3