ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/18/2018

Gravitational References for Sensitomotor Performance (GRASP): The crew reconfigured the GRASP equipment from the seated configuration to the quasi-free floating configuration this morning. They will compete three science operational runs in the new configuration. GRASP is intended to provide insight into how the central nervous system integrates information from different sensory modalities, encoded in different reference frames, in order to coordinate movements of the hand with objects in the environment.  Performed on the ISS, in conjunction with a series of experiments performed on the ground, GRASP explores the interaction between all of the various sensory cues.  

Human Research Program (Biochemical Profile, Marrow, and Repository):  This morning a 55S crewmember collected blood samples for their Flight Day 15 session of the Biochem Profile and Repository investigations and their Flight Day 10 session of CSA’s Marrow investigation.  They also collected air samples yesterday and today. 

  • The Biochemical Profile investigation tests blood and urine samples obtained from astronauts before, during, and after spaceflight. Specific proteins and chemicals in the samples are used as biomarkers, or indicators of health. Post-flight analysis yields a database of samples and test results; which scientists can use to study the effects of spaceflight on the body.
  • Marrow looks at the effect of microgravity on bone marrow. It is believed that microgravity, like long-duration bed rest on Earth, has a negative effect on the bone marrow and the blood cells that are produced in the bone marrow.
  • Repository is a storage bank used to maintain biological specimens over extended periods of time and under well-controlled conditions. The repository supports scientific discovery that contributes to our fundamental knowledge in the area of human physiological changes and adaptation to a microgravity environment and provides unique opportunities to study longitudinal changes in human physiology spanning many missions.

Nanoracks-Remove Debris Satellite (RemDeb):  The crew depressurized and vented the Japanese Experiment Module Airlock today as part of the preparation for the deploy of the RemDeb planned for June 20th.  RemDeb demonstrates an approach to reducing the risks presented by space debris or “space junk”. Collisions in space may have serious consequences, but research has shown that removing the largest debris significantly reduces the chance of collisions. NanoRacks-Remove Debris demonstrates using a 3D camera to map location and speed of debris and deploying a net to capture and de-orbit simulated debris up to 1m in size. Ground experts will then analyze video of the demonstration runs. 

Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutron (RaDI-N): After retrieving the RaDI-N hardware from a Russian crewmember, a USOS crewmember deployed eight Space Bubble Detectors in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM). This Canadian Space Agency (CSA) investigation measures neutron radiation levels in the ISS. Bubble detectors are designed to only detect neutrons and ignore all other radiation. 

Oxygen Generation System (OGS) Hydrogen (H2) Sensor Orbital Replacement Unit (ORU) Remove & Replace (R&R):  Today the crew R&Rd the OGS H2 sensor ORU and cleaned the associated Avionics Air Assembly (AAA) inlet.  This is routine maintenance, required every 201 days of sensor operation, is necessary due to the nominal degradation of H2 sensor material. Ground specialists are currently conducting a checkout of the newly installed sensor. 

Cygnus On-Board Training (OBT): The 54S crew, Prokopev, Gerst and Auñón-Chancellor, completed a training session to practice emergency response actions that need to be taken with Cygnus attached.  The crew regularly completes OBT sessions to refresh their familiarity with the various emergency procedures that can result from off-nominal events onboard ISS.  

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: This evening ground controllers will unstow the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) and conduct a Mobile Transporter translation from Worksite (WS)3 to WS7.  Once complete, operators will start configuring the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) for Remove Debris (RemDeb) extraction, scheduled for tomorrow, and deploy later this week. 

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

  • Marrow Breath And Ambient Air Sample Collection
  • Cargo prep for Cygnus
  • МО-8. H/W set up
  • Body Mass Measurement – BMMD
  • HRF Generic Urine Collection
  • CSA Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection
  • HRF Generic Sample MELFI Insertion Operations
  • МО-8. Closeout ops
  • CSA Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Configuration
  • CSA Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Spin Conclude
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain
  • Photograph the Ventilation Assembly in the Orbital Compartment of Soyuz #738
  • CSA Generic Sample MELFI Insertion
  • CSA Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Conclude And Stow
  • Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis
  • JEM Airlock Depressurization
  • GRASP configuration change from seated to quasi free floating
  • Microgravity Measurement Apparatus (MMA) Cable Replace
  • PROFILAKTIKA-2. Experiment setup.
  • Electrostatic Levitation Furnace(ELF) Sample Cartridge Photo taking
  • Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
  • Charge Soyuz #738 HERO3 GoPro Batteries (6 items) (start)
  • GRASP science performance in quasi free floating configuration
  • JAXA MT PCG Ice Brick Insertion.
  • PROFILAKTIKA-2. Assistance with МО-3 Test.
  • HRF Generic Sample MELFI Retrieval And Insertion Operations
  • PROFILAKTIKA-2. Experiment Ops on БД-2 Treadmill (MO-3 Test in Passive Mode).
  • Urine Receptacle (UR) and Insert Filter (IF) Remove and Replace
  • PROFILAKTIKA-2. Closeout Ops.
  • Audio conference with participants in “First in Space” shift of All-Russia Children Center “Ocean”
  • PROFILAKTIKA-2. Hygiene procedure
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Hardware Gather
  • JEM Airlock Vent
  • MELFI 1 Nitrogen Pressure Check
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE dosimeter setup and activation.
  • MELFI 2 Nitrogen Pressure Check
  • JEM Airlock Vent Confirmation
  • MELFI 3 Nitrogen Pressure Check
  • Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutrons Hardware Handover
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE dosimeter handover to USOS
  • Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutrons
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeters initialization and deployment for exposure
  • GRASP stow
  • Photo/TV Columbus AVN443 HD Encoder power cycle
  • BEAM Intermodule Ventilation (IMV) Flow Measurement Survey
  • Recycle Tank Remove and Replace
  • Manufacturing Device Feedstock Canister and Extruder Exchange
  • SEPARATSIA [СРВ-У] Distillation and Log File Downlink.
  • Vacuum Cleaning of ПФ1-4 Dust Filters Cassettes in the SM (panels 448, 449, 245, 246)
  • Oxygen Generation System (OGS) Hydrogen Sensor R&R
  • HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection Setup
  • ISS Crew Orientation
  • MARES Pantograph disassembly from Main Box
  • SM Ventilation Subsystem Preventive Maintenance. В1 group
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • Charge Soyuz #738 HERO3 GoPro Batteries (6 items) (end)
  • ПН28-120 Current Converter Protective Screen Cleaning
  • Tightening Fast-Removal Screw Clamps on SM Aft – Progress 438 Interface
  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • Checking БД-2 treadmill carriage position
  • Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record
  • MELFI Icebrick Transfer 1 [Aborted]
  • Cygnus Cargo Operations Conference
  • Glacier Desiccant Swap
  • OBT. Cygnus (OA-9) Emergency Procedure Review

Completed Task List Activities:

  • Everywear App Configuration [Completed GMT 168]
  • OPTIMIS Viewer Changes Review [Completed GMT 168]
  • WHC KTO Replace [Completed GMT 168]
  • 55S Unpack [Completed GMT 167] 

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • JEMAL depress and vent
  • MT translation from WS3 to WS7
  • OGS H2 sensor R&R 

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 06/19: EMU Loop Scrub, EMU Conductivity Testing, Emergency Hardware OBT, Myotones, UOP Cable Swap, MERLIN3 Relocate, ISS HAM Radio Pass, ACME Burner Clean
  • Wednesday, 06/20: 54S Emergency Descent Drill OBT, SUBSA sample troubleshooting, Eye Exams, MAX CEVIS, JEM TEPC Removal, Acoustic Monitor Survey
  • Thursday, 06/21: MPEP Adapter Install, Eye Exams, RFID Install, MAX CEVIS, PEPS Inspection, Crew Handover, N3 EWC Checkout 

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