ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/05/2019

Standard Measures: The crew collected blood and saliva samples in support of the Standard Measures investigation.  The aim of the investigation is to ensure consistent capture of an optimized, minimal set of measures from crewmembers until the end of the ISS Program in order to characterize the adaptive responses to and risks of living in space.  Among other things, the ground teams perform analyses for metabolic and chemistry panels, immune function, microbiome, etc.  These measures populate a data repository to enable high-level monitoring of countermeasure effectiveness and meaningful interpretation of health and performance outcomes, and support future research on planetary missions. 

ISS HAM: A crewmember completed a contact pass with the Private UKEB School, Izmir, Turkey.  ISS Ham Radio provides opportunities to engage and educate students, teachers, parents and other members of the community in science, technology, engineering and math by providing a means to communicate between astronauts and the ground HAM radio units. 

Rodent Research-14 (RR-14): The crew transferred Rodent Habitats 1 & 2 to Lab from Cygnus.  Rodent Research–14, Microgravity as a Disruptor Of The 12-hour Circatidal Clock (RR-14), uses mice to test the hypothesis that disruptions in a microgravity environment to the circadian rhythm sleep/wake cycle will affect the body on a cellular and key organ level. The importance of this 12-hour clock has been established as a mechanism that controls stress-responsive pathways. The unique environment of the ISS provides an ideal setting to challenge this. In short, exposing cellular systems in mice to the stress of microgravity provides an opportunity to study the response of the 12-hour body clock from cellular adaptation and its effect(s) on organismal behavior. 

TangoLab-2 (Space Tango MultiLab Locker): The crew removed Card Cube sample 014 from TangoLab-2 and installed 012.  TangoLab-2 is a reconfigurable general research facilities designed for microgravity research and development and pilot manufacturing in the ISS. 

Veg-04B: The crew performed a routine plant check, and watered the plants as needed.  The Pick-and-Eat Salad-Crop Productivity, Nutritional Value, and Acceptability to Supplement the ISS Food System (Veg-0404A, Veg-04B, and Veg-05) investigation is a phased research project to address the need for a continuous fresh-food production system in space. A healthy, nutritious diet is essential for long-duration exploration missions, which means that the typical pre-packaged astronaut diet needs to be supplemented by fresh foods during flight; the Veggie Vegetable Production System (Veggie) has begun testing aboard the space station to help meet this need, and validation tests have demonstrated that leafy greens can be grown in spaceflight. The research of Veg-04B focuses on the impact of light quality and fertilizer on leafy crop growth for a 56-day grow-out, microbial food safety, nutritional value, taste acceptability by the crew, and the overall behavioral health benefits of having plants and fresh food in space.

Systems:

Cygnus NG-12 Operations:  Today, the ISS crew continued to work on Cygnus cargo transfer to the ISS including unpacking and transferring time critical payloads. In addition, the crew also completed the Cygnus Emergency Review On-Board Training (OBT). The Cygnus/NG-12 vehicle is part of the new Commercial Resupply Services-2 (CRS-2) program that includes multiple upgrades that expands the vehicle capabilities.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • WHC-ЕДВ-Y-R&R

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • Payload Operations Support
  • SSRMS Cygnus Ungrapple
  • SSRMS IDA-2 Seal Survey

Wednesday, 11/06 (GMT 310):

  • Vascular Echo scan and BP Measure (CSA)
  • SAIBO-CBEF Control Unit 2 troubleshooting (JAXA)
  • HRF Frozen Blood Collect (NASA)
  • RR-14 Transport stow (NASA)
  • ER6 Zbook R&R (NASA)
  • MISSE-F Hardware Gather and MTT setup (NASA)
  • VEG-04B check (NASA)
  • BEST Sample Transfer 2 (NASA)
  • EarthKam Lens change (Joint)
  • ISS HAM (NASA)

Systems:

  • Cygnus Cargo Ops
  • SSC Relocate
  • Cygnus OBT Emergency Review

Thursday, 11/07 (GMT 311):

  • AMS EVA Preparations (NASA)
  • MISSE (NASA)
  • HRF Saliva Collection (NASA)
  • BioFabrication Facility (NASA)
  • NanoRacks ZGO SMPL Photo (NASA)

Systems:

  • Photo/TV Port Solar Array Survey
  • Lab CCAA SCP Installation
  • ISS Emergency Prep
  • IFM WHC Pre-Treat Tank R&R

Friday, 11/08 (GMT 312):
Payloads:

  • BioFabrication Facility Tissue Print With Cells Install
  • Food Acceptability Survey
  • Rodent Research Water Box and Light Check
  • Standard Measures Cognition Testing HRF PC1
  • VEG-04B Plant Check/Watering for each Plant Pillow
  • PK-4 hard disk Audit, PK-4 Experiment Campaign 8 – Familiarization

Systems:

  • THC P6 CCAA Swap
  • ISS Emergency OBT
  • ISS Emergency Medical Contingency Drill OBT
  • ISS Emergency Conference OBT
  • ISS Emergency Simulation OBT

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

  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cuff Checklist Print and incorporate
  • Preparation of reports for Roscosmos website and social media
  • ECON-M. Observation and Photography
  • KORREKTSIYA. Starting Accelerometry
  • HRF Generic Saliva Collection 10 Minutes
  • HRF Generic MELFI Sample Insertion Operations
  • Daily Planning Conference
  • Cold Stowage Double Coldbag Unpack
  • KORREKTSIYA. Log Entry of Liquids and Food (Medicine) Intake
  • SREDA-ISS. Recharging NIKON Still Camera Battery
  • PROBOY. RSЕ1 Laptop Ops.
  • PROBOY. Penetration Simulator Ops.
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis
  • Polar Samples to Cold Stowage
  • Centerline Berthing Camera System (CBCS) Stow
  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • PROBOY. Removal of cable И2106.00073.100-2
  • PROBOY. Copy and download data to memory card. Start
  • TangoLab-2 Card Cube Replace
  • PROBOY. Copy and Downlink Data
  • VEG-04B Plant Check/Watering for each Plant Pillow
  • Temperature measurements of battery modules No.1-No.8 of ПТАБ case and connectors (before mating circuit connectors).
  • Temperature measurements of battery modules No.1-No.8 of ПТАБ case and connectors,assistance
  • Rodent Research Animal Transfer 1
  • Progress 442 (DC1) Stowage and IMS Ops
  • 24-hour ECG Recording (start)
  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • 24-hour Blood Pressure Recording (start)
  • AMS EVA MWA Setup
  • Temperature measurements of battery modules No.1-No.8 of ПТАБ case and connectors, assistance
  • Temperature measurements of battery modules No.1-No.8 of ПТАБ case and connectors (when ДПР3 responds).
  • ISS HAM Service Module Pass
  • On MCC Go ISS O2 Repress from Progress 442 (DC1) СрПК Section 2, initiate
  • Rodent Research Animal Transfer 2
  • Vacuum Cleaning ВД1 and ВД2 airducts in MRM2
  • On MCC Go ISS O2 Repress from Progress 442 (DC1) СРПК Section 2, terminate
  • KORREKTSIYA. Log Entry of Liquids and Food (Medicine) Intake
  • Private Medical Conference (PMC)
  • Filling (separation) of ЕДВ [КОВ] for Elektron or ЕДВ-СВ (flush water container)
  • SREDA-ISS. Preparation steps and photo equipment settings adjustment. СОЖ Maintenance
  • SREDA-ISS. Hardware focus setup and activation
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • Wireless Instrumentation System (WIS) Station Support Computer (SSC) Relocate Part 1
  • Restow Vestibule Outfitting Kit (VOK)
  • Onboard Training (OBT) Cygnus Debrief Conference
  • On board Training Cygnus Emergency Procedure Review
  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Conference
  • SREDA-ISS. Closeout Ops
  • On board Training Cygnus Emergency Procedure Review
  • AMS Capture Cage training
  • HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection Hardware Setup
  • Polar Samples to Cold Stowage
  • Wireless Instrumentation System (WIS) Station Support Computer (SSC) Relocate Part 1
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record
  • On board Training Cygnus Emergency Procedure Review
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Waste Water Bag (WWB) Change-out
  • Daily Planning Conference