ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/01/2018

NanoRacks DreamUp Xtronaut Crystal Growth (DreamXCG):  The crew used hot water from the PWD to dissolve sugar crystals in two pouches and later transfer sugar water into the pouches with seeded dowels. This investigation teaches students about the effects of microgravity on crystal formations using near-identical flight kits flown and operated aboard the International Space Station (ISS). With access to crew member videos and data on the same experiment, students are able compare crystal formations in space to those in their classrooms. The investigation aims to promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields to the next generation of students. 

Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) Configuration for Advanced Combustion via Microgravity Experiments (ACME): The crew removed and replaced CIR manifold #2 bottle on the front of the optics bench. CIR provides sustained, systematic microgravity combustion research and it houses hardware capable of performing combustion experiments to further research of combustion in microgravity. This is for the ACME investigation which 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. 

Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) loop scrub and conductivity test:  As part of the deconfiguration from the EVA activities over the past two weeks, the crew performed EMU water loop scrubs and then acquired and tested water samples for conductivity.  These activities are required for long term health monitoring and maintenance of the EMUs.

Internal Thermal Control System (ITCS) Water Sampling:  Today the crew continued to sample fluid from the ITCS for return and analysis on the ground.  Today’s samples were taken from the US Lab module.  This is regularly scheduled preventive maintenance to verify health of the ITCS.

Eye Exams:  The crew completed routine Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Fundoscope eye exams today.  Eye exams are performed regularly onboard in order to monitor crewmembers eye health.  Eyesight is one of the many aspects of the human body that is affected by long-duration stays in a microgravity environment.

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

  • Cupola Window Shutter 4 Open
  • Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Power On
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Scan
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cooling Loop Maintenance Scrub Initiation
  • Tropical Cyclone Hardware Closeout
  • Revised EVA Timeline Review
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Scan performed by a Crew Medical Officer (CMO)
  • Photo/TV EVA GoPro Stow
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
  • Glacier Desiccant Swap
  • Faulty AQM Sieve Cartridge Remove and Replace
  • Staging EVA equipment in DC1
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Post Scrub Cooling Loop Water (H2O) Sample
  • Lab Internal Thermal Control System (ITCS) Sample Collection
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cooling Loop Maintenance Iodination
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Post Exam
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) – Rad Detector Relocate
  • AstroPi PR video
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Conductivity Test
  • TV Conference with the participants of the 12th S.P. Korolev Russian National Youth Readings
  • Microbial Tracking-2 Saliva Setup
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) OCT Setup
  • Collecting PILLE dosimeter data and their deployment prior to RS EVA-44
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) OCT Exam
  • EVA Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cooling Loop Scrub Deconfiguration
  • Fuel Oxidizer Reaction Products (FORP) KIT Prep
  • Verification of ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT)
  • Internal Thermal Control System (ITCS) Sample Stow
  • Orlan-MKS No.4 Drink Bag Refill and Install
  • Orlan-MK No.6 Drink Bag Refill and Install
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – Lab
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Fill Part 3
  • In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Full Fill
  • Purging Elektron-VM Liquid Unit (БЖ) after Shutdown
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • NanoRacks Rock Candy Experiment Start
  • Vacuum cleaning of КВД and КСД valve screens before EVA
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Upper Rack Doors Open
  • Stow Syringes used in H2O Conductivity Test
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Manifold #2 Bottle Replacement
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Swap
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Fundoscope Setup
  • MELFI 3 Ice Brick Insert 2
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Upper Rack Doors Close
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Fundoscope Prep
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Eye Exam – Fundoscope
  • Flight Director/ISS CREW CONFERENCE
  • Inventory Management System (IMS) Conference 

Completed Task List Activities

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • Standard commanding.

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Friday, 02/02:  JPM rack swap, Russian EVA
  • Saturday, 02/03:  Housekeeping, crew off duty
  • Sunday, 02/04:  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