ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/05/2017

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Rodent Research-5 (RR-5) Systemic Therapy of NELL-1 for Osteoporosis:  The crew completed injections of half of the RR-5 mice remaining on the ISS in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) and performed bone densitometer scans of each of those mice. 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.The Bone Densitometer device measures the density of minerals in bone. Quantitative measures of bone loss in mice during orbital space flight provide data for the development of countermeasures for human crewmembers, as well as for bone-loss syndromes on Earth. 

S-Band String 2 Space to Ground (S/G)-2 Audio Troubleshooting: Ground teams performed troubleshooting steps for distorted S/G-2 downlink voice experienced while on S-Band String 2. The distortion was first observed last Wednesday, June 28th.  Since then, ground teams performed various troubleshooting steps to isolate the problem to String 2 of the S-Band System. Today’s troubleshooting focused on the S-Band Baseband Signal Processor (BSP)-2.  BSP-2 built in tests were executed without errors followed by a power cycle of the unit and a repeat of S/G-2 communication checks. The distortion was no longer present after the power cycle.  S-Band String 2 remains the active string.     

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

  • 50S Samsung Tablet Battery Status Check and Recharge (if it is less than 80% charged)
  • Nikon Camera Time Synch with Station Time
  • Test Video Recording for Russia Today TV Channel
  • VIZIR. SM Panels 114 and 116 Outfitting for CКПФ-УМ Payload
  • Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media
  • РСПИ. Deletion of Files from Onboard Memory Device (БЗУ)
  • ECON-M. Observation and Photography
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Alignment Guide Removal
  • RADIOSCAF. Танюша-ЮЗГУ-1 Nanosatellite Deactivation
  • Regeneration of Micropurification Unit (БМП) Cartridge Ф2 (start)
  • Water Transfer from Progress 67P (SM Aft) Rodnik Water Tank БВ2 into SM Rodnik Water Tank БВ2 Water Conditioning Unit (БКВ) Purification Column (БК) and [CРВК-2М] Hoses R&R
  • Countermeasures System (CMS) Heart Rate Monitor (HRM) iPad Downlink
  • Water Conditioning Unit (БКВ) Purification Column (БК) and [CРВК-2М] Hoses R&R
  • Rodent Research Node 2 Camcorder Video Setup
  • Rodent Research Injection and Bone Densitometer 1B
  • Rodent Research MELFI Retrieve 4
  • Rodent Research MELFI Retrieve 6
  • Rodent Research Injection and Bone Densitometer 1A
  • Central Post Laptop Monthly Routine Maintenance
  • Copying of Log Files from Central Post Laptop after Monthly Routine Maintenance
  • Rodent Research Bone Densitometer Scans
  • Progress 67P (SM Aft) Water Tank Bladder Compression
  • Rodent Research Injection and Bone Densitometer 1B
  • Water Conditioning Unit (БКВ) Purification Column (БК) and [CРВК-2М] Hoses R&R
  • Rodent Research Injection and Bone Densitometer 1B
  • Rodent Research MELFI Retrieve 6
  • Rodent Research Injection and Bone Densitometer 2A
  • [СРВК-2М] Water Conditioning Unit (БКВ) Flush (start)
  • Rodent Research Bone Densitometer Stow
  • Rodent Research Injection and Bone Densitometer 1B
  • Reconfigure LAB camcorder and Dual Canon Li-Ion Battery Charger to nominal config
  • Progress 67P (SM Aft) Water Tank Bladder Compression – Closeout Operations
  • Atmosphere Control and Supply (ACS) Nitrogen Manual Valve Open
  • RADIOSCAF. Танюша-ЮЗГУ-1 Nanosatellite Activation
  • Regeneration of Micropurification Unit (БМП) Cartridge Ф2

Completed Task List Items

  • Photos of the EMCS HV20 Handle, the valve, and surrounding area

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Rodent Research ops support
  • S-Band String 2 S/G2 audio troubleshooting

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 07/06: MSPR Group Combustion closeout, PWD water collect, JEM Camera Robot ops
  • Friday, 07/07: Fluid Shifts, JSSOD sat deploy, Meteor hard drive swap
  • Saturday, 07/08: Crew off duty, housekeeping

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

  Component

Status

Elektron

Off

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

Idle

Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3

Operate

Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA)

Process

Urine Processing Assembly (UPA)

Process

Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab

Full up

Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3

Off