ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/19/2018

Vascular Echo: After completing the Cardiolab (CDL) blood pressure measurement earlier this week, today the 53S subject performed the Vascular Echo Exercise Portable Doppler (PDOP) measurement with ground team assistance. Using the CDL PDOP, the crewmember donned the PDOP femoral probe and performed a 1-minute exercise followed by a resting period during which data was collected. The 1-minute exercise and data collection was repeated once more before the subject deactivated and stowed the hardware to conclude the activity. The Vascular Echo investigation examines changes in blood vessels and the heart, while the crew members are in space, and then follows their recovery on return to Earth. The results could provide insight into potential countermeasures to help maintain crew member health, and quality of life for everyone.

Rodent Research 6 (RR-6):  Following the rodent habitat water supply refill earlier this week, today the crew checked for obvious signs of water leakage from the rodent habitat water boxes and confirmed that the lights are functioning. The crew stow both habitats for return. The Rodent Research-6 (RR-6) mission uses mice flown aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and maintained on Earth to test drug delivery systems for combatting muscular breakdown in space or during disuse conditions. RR-6 includes several groups of mice selectively treated with a placebo or implanted with a nanochannel drug delivery chip that administers compounds meant to maintain muscle in low gravity/disuse conditions.

Space Headaches:  The crew completed the weekly questionnaires for the European Space Agency (ESA) Space Headaches investigation. The Space Headaches investigation collects information that may help in the development of methods to alleviate associated symptoms and bring improvement to the well-being and performance of crewmembers in space. Headaches during space flight can negatively affect mental and physical capacities of crewmembers that can influence performance during a space mission.

Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) Walkoff:  Later today, ground robotics controllers will command the SSRMS to perform three walkoff maneuvers to configure the SSRMS in preparation for the Extravehicular Activity (EVA) planned for this coming Tuesday.  A walkoff maneuver is one in which the SSRMS moves across the ISS like an inchworm, switching end over end.  The upcoming EVA has a primary goal of swapping Latching End Effector (LEE) B, so the SSRMS needs to be based on LEE A, and positioned where the crew can access it.  This set of triple walkoff maneuvers will position it accordingly. 

EVA tool configuration and procedure reviews:  Today the crew configured tools and reviewed procedures for the EVA planned for next Tuesday.  They also participated in a conference with ground teams to address any questions and prepare for the EVA operations.

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

  • Compound Specific Analyzer-Combustion Products (CSA-CP) Extended Maintenance
  • Extravehicular Activity Station Support Computer Relocate
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
  • Verification of ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position
  • СТТС Configuration for MRM2
  • UDOD. Experiment Ops with DYKNANIYE-1 and SPRUT-2 Sets
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT)
  • In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Full Fill
  • PILOT-T. Experiment Ops
  • Portable Onboard Computers (POC) Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) Software Review
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Configuring
  • AQM Sieve Cartridge Remove and Replace
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedures Print
  • UDOD. Photography of the Experiment Session
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Review
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • MRM2 Comm Reconfig for Nominal Ops
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Conference
  • ПхО and DC1 config for EVA No.44
  • Replacement of RSS1 Laptop Main Hard Drive with RSS1 SW v.4.0 installation
  • Rechargeable EVA Battery Assembly (REBA) Installation
  • Rodent Research Water Box and Light Check
  • Vascular Echo Exercise PDOP Measurement – Subject
  • Rechargeable EVA Battery Assembly (REBA) Powered Hardware Checkout
  • Miniature Particle Telescope  USB Reseat
  • Rodent Research Locker Preperation
  • Rodent Research Habitat Stow
  • Photo/TV Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Camera Configuration
  • ПхО and DC1 config for EVA 44
  • SODF cue card verification and update
  • Photo TV GoPro Setup
  • Photo/TV Camcorder Battery Charger Troubleshooting
  • Space Headaches – Weekly Questionnaire
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – Lab
  • Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Portable Emergency Provisions (PEPS) Inspection
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Eye Exam – Fundoscope
  • European Modular Cultivation System Gas Valve Close
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Fundoscope Tear Down and Stow

Completed Task List Activities

  • None 

Ground Activities
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • SSRMS walkoff
  • Standard commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 01/20: Weekly Housekeeping, Crew Off Duty, Petri Plate, Circadian Rhythms
  • Sunday, 01/21: Crew Off Duty
  • Monday, 01/22: EVA Preps (Tool Config, Proc Review, Eq Lock Prep), Plant Habitat, RR-6, Neuromapping, LMM Target Oil, Pretreat Tank R&R

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