ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/26/2019

Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutrons (RADI-N2): The crew retrieved a donned sensor and handed over to the Russian crew for data retrieval. Another unit was also relocated to the crew quarters sleeping area. The objective of this Canadian Space Agency investigation 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 has 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 to detect neutrons and ignore all other radiation.

Muscle Tone in Space (Myotones): A crewmember performed the first session of Myotones measurements. Myotones investigation observes the biochemical properties of muscles during long-term exposure to the spaceflight environment. Results from this investigation are expected to provide insight into principles of human resting muscle tone, which could lead to the development of new strategies for alternative treatments for rehabilitation both on Earth and for future space missions.

Cerebral Autoregulation: Today a crewmember took measurements for the 1st session of the Cerebral Autoregulation experiment. As the body’s most important organ, the brain needs a strong and reliable blood supply so the brain is capable of self-regulating blood flow even when the heart and blood vessels cannot maintain an ideal blood pressure. The Cerebral Autoregulation investigation tests whether this self-regulation improves in the microgravity environment of space. 

CIR (Combustion Integrated Rack): The crew swapped out the CIR Manifold 02/N2 bottles to support upcoming CIR Burning Rate Emulator runs. The CIR includes an optics bench, combustion chamber, fuel and oxidizer control, and five different cameras for performing combustion experiments in microgravity. 

Zero-Gravity Stowage Rack (ZSR) Swap: The crew relocated the ZSR in the Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) to where the Resupply Stowage Rack (RSR) was located in the PMM.  The ZSR will be disposed of on HTV-8. These activities are in preparation for rack reconfiguration plans for HTV-8.

USOS Extravehicular Activity #53 Preparations: In preparation for Friday’s planned EVA, the crew completed the following:

  • Procedures review
  • Procedures conference
  • Tool config
  • EMU swap/water ops
  • Cuff checklist print
  • Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) review

Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Quarterly Maintenance: The crew performed this scheduled maintenance to inspect the X-rotation dashpots, cycle the main arm through full range of motion and grease the Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (VIS) rails and rollers. The crew also greased upper stop catch plates and rack indicator catch mechanisms. 

Completed Task List Activities:

  • Toilet funnel ops
  • NG-11 trash gather
  • EVA tool config
  • Fluidics HD check
  • EDV hydroconnector photos
  • Veggie plant check

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • EVA prep support
  • 2A battery robotic ops

Look Ahead:  

Wednesday, 03/27:
Payloads:

  • Cerebral Autoregulation measurements and Closeout (JAXA)
  • Actiwatch (Donned) data xfer (NASA)
  • GLACIER1 Tray and Left vertical support install (NASA)
  • Team Task Survey (NASA)

Systems:

  • EVA prep
  • WHC scheduled maintenance

Thursday, 03/28:
Payloads:

  • HRF Blood and Urine Collections (NASA)
  • ISS HAM powerdown (NASA)
  • TTS Survey (NASA)

Systems:

  • EVA prep
  • JEMAL depressurization/vent
  • SODF emergency book update

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

  • R PAO event report preparation
  • ECON-M. Observations and photo (Task list)
  • Countermeasures System (CMS) Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Quarterly Maintenance
  • Portable Onboard Computers (POC) Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) Software Review
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain
  • VOZDUKH Deactivation
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain Part 2
  • Water fill of EDV from Progress-440 (SM Aft) Rodnik H2O Tank No.2
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Tritel payload monitoring
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Review
  • XF305 Camcorder Setup
  • Replacement of ВСБ-95 СТС unit in DC1
  • Cerebral Autoregulation Data Measurement
  • Structures and Mechanisms (S&M) Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) Zero-Gravity Stowage Rack (ZSR) Swap
  • ВСБ-95 unit checkout in DC1, DC1 СТС test.
  • Myotones Device Setup with EPM Laptop – Session 1
  • ABOUT GAGARIN FROM SPACE. Ham session with students from Khabarovsk
  • Myotones Measurements
  • Crew adaptation and ISS familiarization
  • ПОВ-2 panel deactivation in DC1 (temporary config).
  • MERLIN 2 Desiccant Swap
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Review
  • Myotones Device Data Transfer
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis
  • Structures and Mechanisms (S&M) Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) Zero-Gravity Stowage Rack (ZSR) Swap
  • Structures and Mechanisms (S&M) Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) Zero-Gravity Stowage Rack (ZSR) Move Assist
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Conference
  • FS1 laptop maintenance
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE dosimeter gathering and data collection
  • БРИ monthly maintenance
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Configuring
  • Glacier EXPRESS Rack Relocation
  • Radi-N Detector Retrieval/Readout
  • Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutrons Hardware Handover
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE dosimeter handover from USOS
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE dosimeter gathering and data collection
  • Extra vehicular Activity Mobility Unit Swap
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Water Recharge
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Upper Rack Doors Open
  • Food Acceptability Questionnaire
  • Vacuuming of ВД1 and ВД2 air ducts in DC1
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) – Formaldehyde Monitoring Kit (FMK) Deployment Operations
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Manifold #2 Bottle Replacement
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Grab Sample Container (GSC) Sampling Operations
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill  [Aborted]
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Configuring
  • Vacuuming of ВД1 and ВД2 air ducts in MRM2
  • Actiwatch Plus Evaluation Display Check
  • Emergency Operations (EMER) Chip Measurement System (CMS) Battery Changeout
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Manifold #1 Bottle Valve Close
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Upper Rack Doors Close
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
  • Countermeasures System (CMS) Cycle Ergometer with Vibration Isolation and Stabilization (CEVIS) Exercise Session
  • Food Acceptability Questionnaire
  • Columbus cabin restore after Myotones experiment
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cuff Checklist Print
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Fill Part 3
  • VOZDUKH Deactivation
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill