ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/28/2017

Rodent Research-5 (RR-5) Systemic Therapy of NELL-1 for Osteoporosis: The two animal habitats that will remain on ISS following SpX-11 departure were cleaned and restocked with new food bars.  Because spaceflight has significant and rapid effects on the musculoskeletal system it is important to investigate targeted therapies that could ameliorate some of the detrimental effects of spaceflight. The NELL-1 drug being studied in the RR-5 investigation has the potential to slow or reverse bone loss during spaceflight.

Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF):  The crew exchanged sample holders in the ELF. They also removed samples that had been lost in the Holder Cartridge to prevent interference with the subsequent experiment.  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. 

Food Acceptability:  The crew reviewed reference material and completed a Food Acceptability questionnaire. This investigation hopes to determine the impact of repeat consumption on food acceptability on ISS within the current closed-variety spaceflight food system. Results will be used in developing strategies to improve food system composition to support crew health and performance on long duration missions.

Portable Emergency Provisions (PEPs) Inspection: The crew completed this regularly scheduled maintenance to verify that Portable Fire Extinguishers (PFE), Extension Hose Tee Kits (EHTK), Portable Breathing Apparatuses (PBA) and pre-breathe masks are free of damage to ensure functionality. 

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Yesterday evening, Robotics Ground Controllers maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) and Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) Arm1 to stow the Roll Out Solar Array (ROSA) Flight Releasable Attachment Mechanism (FRAM) in Dragon Trunk Site 2.  SPDM Arm1 then released the ROSA FRAM Micro-Square Fixture (MSF) and the SSRMS lifted the SPDM out of the Dragon Trunk and maneuvered it to a park position.  

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

  • Controlling and Charging of Soyuz 735 Samsung Tablets
  • Greetings Video Recording
  • Test Video Recording for Russia Today TV Channel
  • Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media
  • РСПИ. File Deletion from Onboard Memory Device (БЗУ)
  • URAGAN. Observation and Photography
  • ECON-M. Observation and Photography
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Alignment Guide Removal
  • ORLAN-MK #6 Leg Shell Replacement
  • XF305 Camcorder Setup
  • Electrostatic Levitation Furnace(ELF) sample Cartridge Retrieval
  • Portable Emergency Provisions (PEPS) Inspection
  • Electrostatic Levitation Furnace(ELF) Sample Holder Exchange
  • Electrostatic Levitation Furnace(ELF) Sample Removal
  • ORLAN-MK #6 Leak Check
  • Hardware Restow
  • Electrostatic Levitation Furnace(ELF) sample Cartridge Installation
  • Cleaning of FGB Central Fan ЦВ1 Screens
  • O2 Repress from Section 2 of Progress 435 (DC1) Oxygen Supply Facility (СРПК) – start
  • Polar Sample Transfer From MELFI
  • ISS O2 Repress from Section 2 of Progress 435 (DC1) Oxygen Supply Facility (СРПК) – end
  • Monitoring of ИП-1 Sensors Installation
  • Switch of БКС Х322/10 on CA325 Monounits of the First and Second REGUL-OS Radio Control and Communication System
  • Food Acceptability Reference Material Review
  • Cargo Transfer to Dragon
  • Food Acceptability Questionnaire – Subject
  • Rodent Research Node 2 Camcorder Video Setup
  • Rodent Research Habitat 1-4 Restock

Completed Task List Items

  • Genes in Space MWA Preparation
  • Genes in Space with Biomolecule Sequencer Hardware Gather
  • Genes in Space MELFI Retrieve
  • Genes in Space with Biomolecule Sequencer Proof on Concept Initialization

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • POLAR/MELFI transfer to Dragon
  • Rodent Research habitat restock
  • T2 ground power cycle

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 06/29: NanoRacks Module 48 ops, Rodent Research, Dragon departure OBT
  • Friday, 06/30: NanoRacks Module 9 ops, POLAR transfer to Dragon, StemCell media change
  • Saturday, 07/01: Rodent habitat stow, POLAR/DCB transfer to Dragon, Dragon egress, N2 CPA install

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