ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/26/2017

NanoRacks External Platform (NREP) Operations:  The crew depressurized and vented the Japanese Experiment Module(JEM) Airlock (JEMAL) in preparation for the JEM Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) transfer of the NREP to the JEM External Facility (JEM-EF) this Friday.  

Fluid Shifts Baseline Imaging: The 49S crew continued this week’s Fluid Shifts baseline imagery activities.  With one crew member performing as an onboard operator, ultrasound imaging was taken of arterial and venous measures at various body locations. Additional measurements using the Cerebral and Cochlear Fluid Pressure (CCFP), Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), ESA’s Cardiolab (CDL) Holter Arterial Blood Pressure Device, and Intraocular Pressure (IOP) were taken as well. Fluid Shifts is a joint NASA-Russian experiment that investigates the causes for severe and lasting physical changes to astronaut’s eyes. Because the headward fluid shift is a hypothesized contributor to these changes, reversing this fluid shift with a lower body negative pressure device is investigated as a possible intervention. Results from this study may help to develop preventative measures against lasting changes in vision and eye damage.

Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Sample Holder Exchange: The crew completed a JAXA ELF Sample Chamber removal and inspection. The ELF is an experimental facility designed to levitate, melt and 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.

Fine Motor Skills (FMS): The crew completed a series of interactive tasks for the FMS investigation which studies how fine motor skills are affected by long-term microgravity exposure, different phases of microgravity adaptation, and sensorimotor recovery after returning to Earth’s gravity. The goal of the investigation is to determine how fine motor performance in microgravity trends/varies over the duration of a six-month and year-long space mission; how fine motor performance on orbit compares with that of a closely matched participant on Earth; and how performance trends/varies before and after gravitational transitions including periods of early flight adaptation and very early/near immediate post-flight periods. 

4K Ultra-High Definition (UHD) Streaming: The crew performed a successful 4K live video demo for the annual National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB). This meeting is attended by over 100,000 representatives in the media industry (ex., journalists, directors, producers and video engineers). The ISS showcased live 4K ISS downlink at a keynote address as part of the convention.

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations:  Yesterday Robotics Ground Controllers powered off the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) and the Mobile Base System (MBS) and translated the Mobile Transporter (MT) from Worksite 6 (WS6) to WS3.  After powering the MBS and SPDM back up to operational they maneuvered the SPDM to unstow Robot Micro Conical Tool (RMCT) #2 from the Tool Holster Assembly (THA). This was the first day of operations to set up MSS for the Remote Power Control Module (RPCM) S11A-C swap with RPCM S14B-G scheduled this Friday, April 28th.

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

  • IMS Delta file prep
  • IPAD ODF updates
  • URAGAN. Observation and photography
  • EKON-M. Observations and photography
  • Reminder 2 Fine Motor Skills
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) OCT Setup
  • ISS Crew Orientation
  • Fine Motor Skills Experiment Test
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – OCT Exam
  • JEM Airlock Depressurization
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
  • Fluid Shifts Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Power On
  • Fine Motor Skills Experiment Test – Subject
  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Donning CardioLab Holter, Subject t
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – OCT Exam
  • Soyuz 735 Transfers and IMS Ops
  • Fluid Shifts Ultrasound Baseline Scan – Operator
  • Tightening of QD Screw Clamps on DC1-Progress 435 Interface
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • Fluid Shifts CCFP Baseline Test – Subject
  • JEM Airlock Vent
  • Photography of Plume Impingement and Deposit Monitoring Unit [БКДО] position on MRM2 from SM window No.13 (After Soyuz 735 Docking)
  • XF305 Camcorder Setup
  • Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Multipurpose Small Payload Rack 2(MSPR2) Work Bench Setting
  • JEM Airlock Vent Confirmation
  • Fluid Shifts OCT Baseline Exam
  • Fluid Shifts DPOAE Baseline Test
  • Fluid Shifts OCT Baseline Stow
  • Fluid Shifts Tonometry Baseline Exam
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Tonometer Test
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Doffing CardioLab Holter
  • Fluid Shifts Tonometry Baseline Stow
  • Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Sample Holder Removal on Work Bench
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
  • Habitability Walk-through Video – Subject [Aborted]
  • Photo TV 4K Downlink Setup
  • Photo TV High Definition (HD) Video Setup
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) – Rad Detector Rotate
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – OCT Exam
  • Progress 435 (DC1) Stowage Ops with IMS Support
  • Soyuz 735 Transfers and IMS Ops
  • Habitability Narrated Task Video
  • Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Multipurpose Small Payload Rack 2(MSPR2) Work Bench Closeout
  • Closing window 6,8,9,12,13,14 shutters
  • Taking close-up photos of the samples in designated ELF Sample Holders.
  • Photo/TV 4K NAB Downlink
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Fundoscope Setup
  • Photo/TV 4K Downlink Deactivation
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Eye Exam – Fundoscope
  • USOS Window Shutter Close
  • Hematocrit Hardware Setup
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Fundoscope Tear Down and Stow

Completed Task List Items

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • JEMAL depress
  • SSRMS walkoff from N2 to MSB1 at WS3
  • SSRMS SPDM unstow [In work] 

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 04/27: Fluid Shifts, P/TV 4K teardown, EVA DOUG review, Cygnus cargo transfer
  • Friday, 04/28: EVA procedures review, BEAM ingress, Genes In Space hardware checkout, EHS RAM deploy
  • Saturday, 04/29: 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

Full Up

Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3