ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/22/2019

Fluid Shifts: In support of the final day of Fluid Shifts operations, the crew performed a Chibis (lower body negative pressure) Imaging session. The video issues experienced yesterday did not occur today and the ground teams report today’s session occurred nominally. Fluid Shifts is a NASA investigation, divided into Dilution Measurements, Baseline Imaging, and Baseline Imaging with Chibis (Lower Body Negative Pressure). The Fluid Shifts experiment investigates the causes for severe and lasting physical changes to astronaut’s eyes. Because the headward fluid shift is a hypothesized contributor to these changes, reversing this fluid shift with a lower body negative pressure device is being evaluated as a possible intervention. Results from this study may help to develop preventative measures against lasting changes in vision and prevention of eye damage.

Rad-N2 retrieval: The crew retrieved all 8 detectors and pouches from their Node 3 F3 rack deployed location and delivered them to the Russian crew member to processed in the Bubble Reader. The objective of this Canadian Space Agencyinvestigation is to better characterize the ISS neutron environment, define the risk posed to the crew members’ health, and provide the data necessary to develop advanced protective measures for future spaceflight. It’s been recognized that neutrons make up a significant fraction (10-30%) of the biologically effective radiation exposure in low-Earth orbit. The bubble detectors used in the investigation are designed detect neutrons and ignore all other radiation.

Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMUs) 3004 and 3006 Maintenance: As part routine maintenance, the crew performed an EMU 3004 water loop scrub and acquired water samples for conductivity testing. EMU 3006 was unable to be activated and scrubbed as a result of an anomaly with its fan. Several attempt were made to activate the fan without success. Ground teams are reviewing a forward troubleshooting plan. EMU Loop Scrubs are required preventive maintenance needed to remove any chemical and biological contaminants from the EMU Transport Loop. 

Northrop Grumman 10 (NG-10) Cygnus Cargo Operations: The crew continued to perform Cygnus cargo operations today. Ground teams estimate ~23 hours of cargo operations remain prior to Cygnus departure planned for February 12.   

Completed Task List Activities:

  • ISS Experience Hardware Stow
  • Saibo Rack Accumulator Removal

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • Nominal System Commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:   

Wednesday, 01/23:

  • Actiwatch plus evaluation check
  • FPEF cable connect
  • ISS HAM pass
  • LSG


  • BEAM Ingress and Hardware Stow

Thursday, 01/24:

  • MSPR ELT reset
  • POLAR EXPRESS install


  • BEAM Hardware Stow and Egress
  • ITCS Maintenance Canister Installation in the Lab

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

  • SCENARIO. Observation and Photography with photo equipment
  • Photographing of RS modules.
  • ECON-M. Observations and photo (Task list)
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • Check and Report the Results of Antivirus Scanning on [BKC] Laptops
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Comm Config for the Experiment
  • Facet Cell Installation
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Hardware Preparation and Setup for TV Downlink. Tagup with specialists
  • FLUID SHIFTS OCT2 Service Module Setup
  • БМП Micropurification Unit Ф1 Absorbing Cartridge Regeneration (start)
  • Verify that SM Window Shutters #6, 8, 9, 12, 13 and 14 are Closed.
  • Solution Crystallization Observation Facility (SCOF) Cable Connection
  • USOS Window Shutter Close
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Set up HRF PC3 Laptop (instead of RSE1)
  • EML Gas Valves Opening
  • FLUID SHIFTS OCT2 Service Module Power On
  • FLUID SHIFTS CCFP Service Module Configuration
  • EML Sample Chamber Valve opening
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Chibis Don
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Assistance during CHIBIS and [KMA-01] Ops.
  • FLUID SHIFTS DPOAE Service Module Setup
  • FLUID SHIFTS Tonometry Service Module Setup
  • FLUID SHIFTS Experiment Service Module Data Collection Operator
  • FLUID SHIFTS Experiment Service Module Data Collection Subject
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Doff Chibis
  • FLUID SHIFTS CCFP DPOAE Service Module End
  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • FLUID SHIFTS OCT2 Service Module Power Off
  • FLUID SHIFTS Tonometry Service Module Stow
  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • Systems Operations Data File (SODF) Deploy
  • Cygnus Cargo Operations Conference
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) 3004 Cooling Loop Maintenance Scrub Initiation
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Set up RSE1 Laptop (instead of HRF PC3)
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Disconnect SSC1 from Ethernet
  • FLUID SHIFTS OCT2 Service Module Stow
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Disconnect US Inverter from the Onboard Equipment Control System (СУБА) and Tear Down Cable Assembly
  • FLUID SHIFTS CCFP HRF PC Service Module Stow
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cooling Loop Maintenance Iodination
  • FLUID SHIFTS Hardware Final Gather
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Disconnect КСПЭ Equipment and Close Apps on SSC1
  • FLUID SHIFTS Hardware USOS Transfer
  • FLUID SHIFTS. Restore Nominal Comm Config
  • FLUID SHIFTS HRF PC 3 Reconnect
  • MATRESHKA-R. Gather and Check BUBBLE Dosimeters Readings
  • Radi-N Detector Retrieval/Readout
  • Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutrons Hardware Handover
  • MATRESHKA-R. Take Over BUBBLE Dosimeters from USOS
  • MATRESHKA-R. Gather and Check BUBBLE Dosimeters Readings
  • FLUID SHIFTS Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Setup And Power On From Cargo Transfer Bag
  • FLUID SHIFTS Hardware Stow
  • EVA Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cooling Loop Scrub Deconfiguration