ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/27/2017

Fluid Shifts Baseline Imaging:  The 49S and 50S crewmembers continued this week’s Fluid Shifts baseline imagery activities. With one crew member performing as an operator, ultrasound imaging was taken of arterial and venous measures at various body locations. Additional data from the Cerebral and Cochlear Fluid Pressure (CCFP), Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), a Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emission (DPOAE) test, ESA’s Cardiolab (CDL) Holter Arterial Blood Pressure Device, and Intraocular Pressure (IOP) was collected 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.

Everywear Investigation: A 49S crew member completed a sleep questionnaire as part of his Flight Day (FD)140 sleep assessment session.  The crew also removed a biometric patch they were wearing and transferred the data from it.  Everywear makes use of wearable sensors connected to a iPad tablet computer which is wirelessly synchronized with computers on the ground. This system seeks to demonstrate the benefits of extensive physiology data collection for both science and medical followup purposes.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparations: The crew utilized Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) Software to review the translation paths during the EXPRESS Pallet Controller Assembly (ExPCA) EVA currently scheduled for May 12.

ISS Reboost: Early this morning the ISS completed a reboost using the Service Module main engines. The reboost was to set up planned conditions for 49S landing on June 2 and 67P launch on June 14. Burn duration was 30 seconds.

Cygnus Cargo Operations: The crew has completed ~25.5 hours of cargo transfer. Approximately 12 hours of transfer time remains. 

Cycle Ergometer with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (CEVIS) Status: The crew replaced the CEVIS Ergometer as a result of the crew reporting  a grinding noise. Ground teams reviewed video and audio and isolated the noise to a stepper motor in the CEVIS Ergometer. The crew will exercise on the CEVIS to veriify functionality and absence of noise. 

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Yesterday evening, Robotics Ground Controllers walked the Space Station Robotic Manipulator System (SSRMS) from Node 2 to Mobile Base System (MBS) Power Data Grapple Fixture 1 (PDGF1).  They then maneuvered the SSRMS to unstow the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) from MBS PDGF2 and completed the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) setup for the Remote Power Control Module (RPCM) S11A-C swap with RPCM S14B-G scheduled for tomorrow, April 28th. 

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

  • Fast Neutron Spectrometer Troubleshoot
  • IPAD ODF updates
  • EKON-M. Observations and photography
  • Measuring Hematocrit Number.
  • Hematocrit Test
  • Measuring Hematocrit Number.
  • Soyuz 733 Automatic Phased Array Antenna (АФАР-M ) Power Bus Off/On
  • Fluid Shifts Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Power On
  • Hematocrit Equipment stowage
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Scan
  • Recharging Soyuz 733 Samsung PC Battery (if charge level is below 80%)
  • ISS Crew Orientation
  • EveryWear sleep assessment questionnaire filling
  • Fluid Shifts OCT Baseline Setup
  • MERLIN 5 Desiccant Swap
  • Photo/TV 4K Teardown
  • ISS HAM Service Module Pass
  • Fluid Shifts CDL Holter Arterial BP Hardware Don – Subject
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis
  • EveryWear Doffing of Biometric Patch and data transfer
  • CONSTANTA-2. Cassette Retrieval from ТБУ-В and Setup on a panel for a 1-hour warmup
  • Fluid Shifts Ultrasound Baseline Scan
  • Study of cardiovascular system under graded physical CYCLE load
  • ESA Weekly crew conference
  • CEVIS Ergometer R&R
  • CONSTANTA-2. Preparation and Execution 2
  • UDOD. Experiment Ops with DYKNANIYE-1 and SPRUT-2 Sets
  • Fluid Shifts CCFP Baseline Test – Subject
  • Recharging Soyuz 735 Samsung PC Battery (if charge level is below 80%)
  • EveryWear Biometric Patch close out activity
  • Fluid Shifts OCT Baseline Exam
  • Fluid Shifts DPOAE Baseline Test
  • Fluid Shifts OCT Baseline Stow
  • Fluid Shifts Tonometry Baseline Setup
  • Meteor Shutter Open
  • Fluid Shifts Tonometry Baseline Exam
  • Montreal PAO Event iPad Configuration
  • Fluid Shifts CDL Holter Arterial BP Hardware Doff – Subject
  • Portable Onboard Computers (POC) Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) Software Review
  • CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor
  • Fluid Shifts CCFP Baseline Stow
  • Fluid Shifts Tonometry Baseline Stow
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Scan
  • Polar Desiccant Pack Swap
  • Terminate Soyuz 735 Samsung PC Battery Charge (as necessary)
  • Data Transmission Radio Link (RSPI) Clearing files from Onboard Memory Storage (БЗУ)
  • ISS Crew Orientation
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Data Export
  • Handover of Increment 51 Crew
  • Activation check of Atmosphere Purification Filter Assembly A-2
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Post Exam
  • Inventory Management System (IMS) Conference
  • Terminate Soyuz 733 Samsung PC Battery Charge (as necessary)
  • Evening Preparation Work
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Fundoscope Prep
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) – Coliform Water Sample Analysis 44 +/- 4 hours post processing
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Fundoscope Setup
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) CMO – Fundoscope
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Eye Exam – Fundoscope
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Fundoscope Tear Down and Stow

Completed Task List Items

  • None 

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Fluid Shifts Support

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Friday, 04/28: EVA procedures review, BEAM ingress, Genes In Space hardware checkout, EHS RAM deploy
  • Saturday, 04/29: Crew off duty, housekeeping
  • Sunday, 04/30: Crew off duty

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