ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/11/2017

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NeuroMapping: Today two 52S crewmembers set up the NeuroMapping hardware and performed their Flight Day 30 tests in “strapped in” and “free floating” body configurations. During the test, the crewmembers executed three Behavioral Assessments: mental rotation, sensorimotor adaptation, and motor-cognitive dual tasking. The NeuroMapping investigation studies whether long-duration spaceflight causes changes to brain structure and function, motor control, or multi-tasking abilities. It also measures how long it would take for the brain and body to recover from possible changes. Previous research and anecdotal evidence from astronauts suggests movement control and cognition can be affected in microgravity. The NeuroMapping investigation performs structural and functional magnetic resonance brain imaging (MRI and fMRI) to assess any changes that occur after spending months on the ISS.

Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) Configuration for Advanced Combustion via Microgravity Experiments (ACME): To support the ACME payload investigation, the crew disconnected water umbilicals at the CIR Z-Panel to remove water pressure from the rack and then removed the Multi-user Droplet Combustion Apparatus (MDCA) Chamber Insert Assembly (CIA) from the CIR combustion chamber for the final time. The ACME chamber insert for the first set of test points was configured and connected into the CIR Combustion Chamber.  After the water umbilicals were reconnected to the Z-Panel, the crew performed a leak check. Due to the amount of hardware requiring installation, activities will be conducted over the next two days. The ACME investigation is a set of five independent studies of gaseous flames to be conducted in the CIR. ACME’s primary goal is to improved fuel efficiency and reduced pollutant production in practical combustion on Earth. Its secondary goal is to improve spacecraft fire prevention through innovative research focused on materials flammability.

Post Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) Tasks: Today crewmembers participated in an EVA debrief conference with ground specialists, preformed battery maintenance, and serviced the water system on the Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMUs) used during yesterday’s EVA. During US EVA #45 the crew successfully Removed and Replaced (R&R) the External Television Camera Group (ETVCG) located at Camera Port 9 (CP9) and lubricated the newly installed Latching End Effector (LEE) A on the Space Station Robotic Manipulator System (SSRMS).  

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

  • Calf Volume Measurement
  • SPLANKH. EGEG Recording.
  • SPLANKH. Photography of the Experiment Session
  • KUBIK Temperature Adjustment to 6°C
  • ISS HAM Video Power Up
  • Multi Omics Item Gathering
  • Study of veins in lower extremities.
  • Snapshot of Cardiomed windows on MSE-Med
  • PK-4 Flexhose connection to Neon gas bottle
  • Nikon still camera sync with station time
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Periodic Health Status (PHS) Post EVA Examination
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) in Columbus
  • PK-4 Gas Supply Flexhose disconnection for storage
  • NeuroMapping Experiment Neurocognitive Test Video – Subject
  • RELAKSATSIYA. Parameter Settings Adjustment.
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
  • RELAKSATSIYA. Observation.
  • ISS HAM Service Module Pass
  • Manufacturing Device Print Removal and Stow
  • Metal Oxide (METOX) Regeneration Termination
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Social Media Event
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Long Life Battery (LLB) Initiate
  • Battery Stowage Assembly (BSA) Operation Initiation
  • Filling (separation) of ЕДВ (КОВ) for Elektron or ЕДВ-СВ
  • Rodnik Bag Audit
  • ACME MWA Prep
  • Plug-in Plan (PiP) GFCI Cable Swap
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Rack Doors Open
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Water Recharge
  • Polar IMAK Sample Swap
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Front End Cap Open
  • Polar Desiccant Pack insert
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Fill
  • ACME Insertion Configuration 1
  • Download Pille Dosimeter Readings
  • Pille Dosimeter Readout after US EVA
  • IMS Update
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Debrie

Completed Task List Activities

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • SSRMS Walkoff
  • Standard commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 10/12: CIR Ops and ACME Config, WHC Dose Pump R&R, EVA 46 Tool Config
  • Friday, 10/13: ETVCG Build, FIR Reconfiguration, DECLIC Hose Return, EVA Procedure Review and Conference
  • Saturday, 10/14: Housekeeping Tasks, Crew Off-Day

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

  Component

Status

Elektron

On

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

Standby

Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA)

Process

Urine Processing Assembly (UPA)

Standby

Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab

Full Up

Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3

Off