ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/07/2017

Personal Radiation Shielding for Interplanetary Missions (PERSEO):  Today the crew performed an initial checkout of a radiation shielding garment for the Italian Space Agency (ASI) PERSEO Project. They filled the garment with water, donned the garment, and later doffed the garment before draining the water.  PERSEO evaluates the efficacy of a personal radiation protection system, easily wearable by the astronaut and aimed at risk reduction for exposure to cosmic radiation, particularly in case of solar particle events. The garment has containers that are positioned to shield the more radiosensitive organs. Water is used because of its shielding properties and its ready availability on the ISS. The radiation protection strategy will be tested with dedicated measurements of shielding efficacy.

Airway Monitoring:  The crew set up the Airway Monitoring system in the US Laboratory module today and powered on the Enhancement Unit and the Portable Pulmonary Function System (PFS) for a software upgrade from the ground.  With dust particles present in the ISS atmosphere, Airway Monitoring studies the occurrence and indicators of airway inflammation in crewmembers, using ultra-sensitive gas analyzers to analyze exhaled air. This will help to identify health impacts and support maintenance of crewmember well-being on future human spaceflight missions, such as to the Moon and Mars, where crewmembers will have to be more self-sufficient in identifying and avoiding such conditions.  

Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS)-02:  On Sunday the AMS-02 laptop hard drive failed.  Today the crew changed out the drive and installed software on the new hard drive. AMS-02 has collected and analyzed billions of cosmic ray events, and identified millions of these as electrons or positrons (anti-matter). The number of high energy positons increases steadily rather than decaying, which is different than projections from theoretical models and indicates a yet to be identified source of positrons. Researchers have also observed a plateau in the positron growth curve and need additional data to determine why. Results suggest that high-energy positrons and cosmic ray electrons may come from different and mysterious sources. Solving the origin of cosmic rays and antimatter increases understanding of our galaxy. 

Story Time From Space: A crewmember participated in the Story Time from Space project by reading I Wonder Why Stars Twinkle today while being videotaped.  The recording will be downlinked and used for educational purposes. Story Time From Space combines science literacy outreach with simple demonstrations recorded aboard the ISS. Crew members read science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related children’s books on orbit, and complete simple science concept experiments. Video and data collected during the demonstrations are downlinked to the ground and posted in a video library with accompanying educational materials.

Remote Power Controller Module (RPCM) N21B4A-B R&R:  This morning, the crew replaced RPCM N21B4A_B via a Hot Demate/Mate (HDMM).  No powerdowns were required during this operation.  A new RPCM was installed and successfully established communication with the MDM.  Downstream loads have been successfully powered on.  This R&R has recovered the Node2 ATU1.

EVA Mobility Unit (EMU) Maintenance:  Today the crew performed EMU maintenance, replacing the water line vent tube assembly on EMU 3003 and refilling water tanks. 

Node 2 Overhead InterModule Ventilation (IMV) Reconfiguration:  The crew reconfigured the N2 Overhead IMV by replacing ductwork and installing a new high speed fan.  This will provide airflow to Pressurized Mating Adapter 3 (PMA-3).

Today’s Planned Activities
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • Lighting Effects Sleep Log Entry – Subject
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Social Media Event
  • Setup N1 camcorder to downlink view
  • КОНСТАНТА-2. Извлечение  кассеты из ТБУ-В и размещение на пан. на 1 ч для прогрева
  • Sensor Changeout
  • ARIS Hardware Consolidate
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Hard Upper Torso (HUT) Water Line Vent Tube Assembly (WLVTA) Remove and Replace
  • On MCC Go, Regeneration of Micropurification Unit (БМП) Ф1 Cartridge (start)
  • AIRMON Setup and Power On
  • Photography of the БД-2 treadmill belt edge and screen form of Belt tab
  • PROBOY. Connecting cable 17КС.600Ю 8260А47-10
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • PROBOY. Acoustic Signal Converter Unit (БПАС) activation and Software Update.
  • CONSTANTA-2. Preparation and Execution 6. Tagup with specialists
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Water Recharge
  • ESA Nutritional Assessment EveryWear Application Conference
  • Rotate Rack Down at NOD2S4 Location Down for RPCM R&R Access
  • Node 2 RPCM (Remote Power Control Module) R&R at NOD2S4 Location
  • Return N1 camcorder to its nominal location
  • Rotate Rack Back Up at NOD2S4 Location after RPCM R&R
  • MELFI 3 Ice Brick Insert 3
  • Earth Imagery from ISS Crew Preference Target Operations
  • Cleanup Operations from Node 2 Remote Power Control Module (RPCM) Operations
  • PROBOY. RSЕ1 Laptop Ops
  • PROBOY. Penetration Simulator Ops
  • Node 2 IMV (Intermodule Ventilation) Diffuser Photos at NOD2OP3 and NOD2OP4 locations
  • Robotic Workstation (RWS) Setup
  • AIRMON Power Off
  • Robotic Workstation (RWS) High Definition (HD) Monitor Downlink
  • PROBOY. Copy and Downlink Data
  • On-board Training (OBT) Cygnus Robotics Onboard Trainer (ROBoT) Self study Session
  • PROFILAKTIKA-2. КОР-01-Н Health Check. Tagup with specialists
  • AMS Hard Drive Changeout
  • AMS Software Load
  • Laptops RS2, RS3 Inspection and Cleaning
  • Node 2 Forward Endcone Stowage Relocation
  • On-Orbit Hearing Assessment (O-OHA) with EarQ Software Setup and Test
  • Radiation Shield Garment Prep and Fill
  • Intermodule Ventilation (IMV) Reconfiguration at Node 2 Overhead Location
  • On MCC Go RS1 Laptop Inspection and Cleaning. Tagup with specialists as necessary
  • Story Time Book I Wonder Why Stars Twinkle Read
  • Robotic Workstation (RWS) High Definition (HD) Monitor Deactivation
  • Water Recovery and Management Condensate Pump Gather
  • Radiation Shield Garment Drain and Stow
  • VIZIR. Experiment Ops
  • URAGAN. Observation and Photography using VSS
  • Node 2 Camcorder deactivation.
  • Crew Discretionary Event
  • Regenegation of Micropurification unit (БМП) Ф1 cartridge (finish) 

Completed Task List Activities

  • EVA Tool Stow
  • EVA Wipe Audit
  • EVA Zip Tie Audit
  • ECG Device relocation
  • PMM Rack Front Cleanup – Part 2
  • Polar Desiccant Swap
  • VEG-03 Plant Pillow Water
  • VEG-03 Plant Pillow Water 

Ground Activities
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  •  Standard commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Wednesday, 11/08: Airlock RPCM R&R, Airway Monitoring
  • Thursday, 11/09: Lab CDRA Maintenance, IWIS TAA R&R, ITCS FSS Refill
  • Friday, 11/10: Cygnus OBT, Stowage Consolidation, Earth Imagery, CBCS Install, HRF Operations 

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