ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/01/2017

Sally Ride Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Students (EarthKAM) Node 2 Lens Change: The crew configured the D2X camera for EarthKAM with the 180mm lens. EarthKAM allows thousands of students to photograph and examine Earth from a space crew’s perspective. Using the Internet, the students control a special digital camera mounted on-board the International Space Station. This enables them to photograph the Earth’s coastlines, mountain ranges and other geographic items of interest from the unique vantage point of space. The team at Sally Ride EarthKAM then posts these photographs on the Internet for the public and participating classrooms around the world to view. 

Astronaut Energy Requirements for Long-Term Space Flight (Energy): The 51S subject conducted day 9 of the 11-day Energy experiment run, by logging their food and drink consumptions throughout the day. The Energy investigation is conducted over an 11 day period (day 0 through day 10) and measures an Astronaut’s Energy Requirements for Long-Term Space Flight, a crucial factor needed for sending the correct amount of the right types of food with space crews. Nine astronauts will be examined during exercise and rest cycles three months before launch, three months after arriving at space station and adapting to the space environment, and after return to Earth. Physicians will measure metabolic rates, urine content, and bone density to determine energy needs. 

Lighting Effects:  A 52S crewmember completed the 2nd day of a two week long Sleep Shifted session, by tracking his daily sleep patterns and wakefulness. The Lighting Effects investigation studies the impact of the change from fluorescent light bulbs to solid-state light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with adjustable intensity and color and aims to determine if the new lights can improve crew circadian rhythms, sleep, and cognitive performance. 

At Home in Space:  The crew took photographs today to document ISS culture. This Canadian Space Agency investigation assesses culture, values, and psychosocial adaptation of astronauts to a space environment shared by multinational crews on long-duration missions. It is hypothesized that astronauts develop a shared space culture that is an adaptive strategy for handling cultural differences and they deal with the isolated confined environment of the spacecraft by creating a home in space. At Home in Space also uses questionnaires to investigate individual and culturally related differences, family functioning, values, coping with stress, and post-experience growth. 

67 Progress (67P) Reboost:  Tonight, ground teams will reboost the station using thrusters on 67P.  Duration is targeted for 03:26, with a target delta V of 0.42 m/s.

Node 2 Forward Intermodule Ventilation (IMV) Reconfiguration:  Today the crew installed a new IMV Fan and Silencer Assembly at Node 2 Forward Deck Endcone. They did not get to the tasks to install ducting to provide IMV flow into PMA-2 in preparation for future Visiting Vehicle dockings or to install a new IMV Grille Screen to provide easier cleaning of the Node 2 Overhead Port Alcove IMV Inlet.  These tasks will be scheduled at a later date. 

Improved Payload Ethernet Hub Gateway (iPEHG):  The crew installed an iPEHG in Express Rack (ER) 8. The new iPEHG design corrects performance limitations often experienced by the older PEHGs. 

Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) Rack Front Cleanup:  The crew prepared the PMM Rack Fronts to accept cargo during the upcoming Orbital ATK 8 (OA-8) mission by moving smaller items off of rack fronts and staging these items for disposal. During OA-8 cargo operations, these disposal items will be swapped with cargo that arrived on OA-8. 

Mobile Serving System (MSS) Operations: Robotic Ground Controllers powered off the MSS and translated the Mobile Transporter (MT) from Worksite 7 (WS7) to WS3.  After MSS was powered back on, they then configured MSS for the start of Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) preparation operations scheduled to start tomorrow.  They finally performed a checkout of the Backup Drive unit (BDU).  MSS performance was nominal. 

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

  • Lighting Effects Sleep Log Entry – Subject
  • ENERGY Diet Log of Breakfast
  • Relocate Stowage in N2 to Allow Access to N2 Inter-module Ventilation
  • ExPRESS Rack 8 Rack Rotate Down Preperation
  • URAGAN. Observation and photography using Photo Equipment
  • 24-hour ECG Recording (start)
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain
  • Water Resource Management (WRM) Condensate Sample Init
  • TIMER. Initiation
  • PEHG Hardware Install
  • 24-hour Blood Pressure Recording (start)
  • MELFI 3 Ice Brick Insert 1
  • VIZIR. Experiment Ops.
  • Node 2 Forward Intermodule Ventilation (IMV) Reconfiguration
  • VHF-2 test from Soyuz 736 via US ground sites
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
  • TIMER. Experiment Ops Video Termination and Cleanup
  • TV conference with VOSKHOD theme-based children’s camp.
  • Regul-OS antenna feeder system test using FSH3
  • Photo/TV SAW Mast Port Survey
  • Water Resource Management (WRM) Condensate Sample Terminate
  • ENERGY Diet Log of Lunch
  • BCR/RFID Scanner Reset
  • Cygnus PROX C/O Review
  • ExPRESS Rack 8 Rack Rotate Up
  • Cygnus PROX Switch ON
  • Video Recording of Greetings
  • Earth Imagery from ISS Crew Preference Target Operations
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – Lab
  • Procedure review for the LAB1O5 ZSR and LAB1D4 CHeCS Rack Swap
  • Life On The Station Photo and Video
  • Preventive Maintenance of SM Ventilation Subsystem. Group В2 (SKV1)
  • Polar Hardware Install into Express Rack
  • Miniature Exercise Device Hardware Gather
  • Bone Densitometer Rack Installation
  • At Home In Space Culture Photo
  • Solar Array Survey Equipment Stow
  • CONTENT. Experiment Ops
  • Node 2 Camcorder deactivation
  • PMM Rack Front Cleanup
  • VIZIR. Experiment Ops
  • Node 2 Forward Stowage Replace
  • USOS Window Shutter Close
  • Корабль Cygnus – тест пульта выдачи команд с лэптопа PCS в режимах BSP-B и TRX-B
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) – Formaldehyde Monitoring Kit (FMK) Deployment Operations
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Grab Sample Container (GSC) Sampling Operations
  • EarthKAM Node 2 Lens Change
  • Monitoring shutter closure on windows 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14
  • TIMER. Battery Charge
  • ENERGY Diet Log of Dinner 

Completed Task List Activities

  • Labeling of ROBoT simulator hardware 

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • 67P Reboost
  • Cygnus PROX Activation/Deactivation
  • T2 Powercycle
  • CDRA Blower Test

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 11/02: A/L PHA QD, Energy, COL WOOV8 Inspect, Miniature Exercise Device ARED, Lab Rack Swap, Hatch Seal Inspect, Storytime
  • Friday, 11/03: N3-PMM Leak Check, EXT MDM Build, Cygnus Rendezvous OBT, Food Consolidation
  • Saturday, 11/04: Housekeeping, 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