ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/19/2019

Rodent Research-17 (RR-17): The crew completed Day 4 of Rodent Research operations. RR-17 uses younger and older mice as model organisms to evaluate the physiological, cellular and molecular effects of the spaceflight environment. Some responses to spaceflight in humans and model organisms such as mice resemble accelerated aging. This investigation provides a better understanding of aging-related immune, bone, and muscle disease processes, which may lead to new therapies for use in space and on Earth.

Ring Sheared Drop: The crew completed operations overview and setup of the Ring Sheared Drop operations. The investigation uses microgravity to examine the formation and flow of amyloids in the absence of surface tension and other complications created by the solid walls of a container. Fibrous, extracellular protein deposits found in organs and tissues, amyloids are associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Results could contribute to better understanding of these diseases as well as to development of advanced materials.

Life Support Rack (LSR): The crew exchanged the three Hydrogen sensors located on the Oxygen Generation Drawer. LSR is a Technology Demonstrator for Closed Loop Air Revitalization. It captures carbon dioxide from cabin air and recovers 50% of its oxygen for use by the astronauts. LSR will operate for a minimum of one year on the ISS to demonstrate the robustness of the technology for future exploration missions.

Node 1 (N1) Preparation for Slime in Space Experiment: The crew installed covers on equipment in N1 in preparation for the Slime in Space experiment next week. The portable breathing apparatus ports, vacuum access port, hatch manual pressure equalization valves, and hatch windows were covered.

Adlink Mini PC: Two Adlink Mini PCs were set up in Node 3 in preparation for the next two Arcturus technology demonstrations, Urine Transfer System (UTS) and Toilet Data System (TDS). Until UTS and TDS come online, one Adlink will be powered off and one will remain running “Tea” to gain hardware shelf life and demonstrate Arcturus telemetry/commanding capability.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • Glacier 2 to Melfi 2 transfer
  • Contingency waste water dump filter hardware retrieval
  • N1 cover verification
  • JEMAL hardware wanted poster

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • Payloads ground support

Look Ahead:

Friday, 9/20 (GMT 263)
Payloads:

  • MSPR Adapter removal and insertion (JAXA)
  • MSL Removal and Install of Low Gradient Furnace sample Cartridge
  • Glacier Desiccant Swap (NASA)
  • ISS Experience NanoRacks Rotational Dynamics Recording (NASA)
  • NanoRacks Rotational Dynamics Ops (NASA)
  • Cryo Chiller Cartridge removal and Decontamination (NASA)
  • Microgravity Crystals Ops (NASA)
  • BEST Sample Transfer Ops (NASA)
  • HERMES – Vacuum Vlv Close (NASA)

Systems:

  • Crew departure prep

Saturday, 9/21 (GMT 264)
Payloads:

  • Rodent Research Fixative Swap (NASA)
  • PL NAS Vent Clean (NASA)

Systems:

  • Crew off duty; housekeeping

Sunday, 9/22 (GMT 265)

Payloads:

  • Rodent Research Fixative Swap (NASA)

Systems:

  • Crew off duty

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

  • Probiotics Saliva Operations
  • Probiotics Saliva Sample MELFI Insertion
  • Probiotics Question
  • On MCC GO Current Regulator РТ-50-1М (А204) R&R
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config JEM Setup
  • PAO Preparation
  • Adlink Mini PC Deploy in Node 3
  • Ring Sheared Drop Payload Overview
  • On MCC GO Demating РТ-50-1М telemetry connectors (Х101, X1326) from the onboard cable network (БКС)
  • Ring-Sheared Drop Hardware Setup
  • Cargo items prepack for return and disposal on Soyuz 742
  • RFID Antenna Label
  • NanoRacks Rotational Dynamics Battery Charge
  • Rodent Research 17
  • Rodent Research Assist
  • On MCC GO Mating Current Regulator РТ-50-1М telemetry connectors (Х1326, X101) to Onboard Cable Network (БКС)
  • РТ-50-1М No.4 (А204) R&R, Closeout Ops
  • CARDIOVECTOR. Experiment Session
  • Rodent Research Cryo Chiller Insert-3
  • Installation of Closing Tape on Hydrogen Sensor 2 and 3
  • Rodent Research Centrifuge Setup Configure
  • Rodent Research MELFI Insert
  • Rodent Research Cryo Chiller Insert-3
  • HRF Centrifuge Spin Conclude
  • Rodent Research MELFI Insert 3
  • CARDIOVECTOR. Experiment Session
  • Rodent Research Assist
  • Inventory Management System (IMS) Conference
  • Rodent Research 17
  • Rodent Research Assist
  • Reconnecting Kurs-P hardware cables
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) – Rad Detector Rotate
  • ISS Crew departure preparation
  • Rodent Research Cryo Chiller Insert-3
  • Setup and Activation of Crew Onboard Support Kit (КСПЭ) Equipment for coverage via RGS (On MCC Go: VHF1 or S/G 1 conference )
  • Rodent Research MELFI Insert
  • EXPRESS FAILED LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT
  • Multiple User System for Earth Sensing Server Vent Cleaning
  • Rodent Research Cryo Chiller Insert-3
  • Test of TV data transfer link via RGS – MCC-M – UAE
  • Rodent Research MELFI Insert
  • Rodent Research Cryo Chiller Insert-3
  • TV System Closeout after RS TV coverage via RGS
  • KORREKTSIYA. Recharging Actimeter batteries
  • Rodent Research Centrifuge Configure
  • MPEG-2 TV Downlink Test via KU-band prior to Soyuz 744 Docking to the ISS
  • Pre-pack cargo items for return or disposal via Soyuz 742
  • HRF Centrifuge Spin Conclude Final
  • Rodent Research MELFI Insert 3
  • Rodent Research Assist-1
  • RR Cryo Chiller Sample Transfer to MELFI
  • Ring-Sheared Drop Hardware Setup
  • Rodent Research Sample Relocation
  • Rodent Research Access Unit Clean