ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/25/2019

AMS EVA preparation: The crew continued preparation for the third AMS repair EVA with procedure reviews.  The multiple AMS-02 repair EVAs are being performed to recover a series of cooling pumps within the AMS-02 experiment. The first and second of the AMS EVAs were completed successfully and went very well. The third EVA is currently scheduled to occur next Monday, 02-December.  AMS-02 is a state-of-the-art particle physics detector that uses the unique environment of space to advance knowledge of the universe and lead to the understanding of the universe’s origin by searching for antimatter, dark matter and measuring cosmic rays.

Analog-1 Science session: The crew performed the science session for Analog-1.  In this session, the crew controlled and interacted with the rover to identify and describe rocks, and attempt collection of various rocks based on feedback from the ground team.  The ground team is still looking over the data collected from the session, but believes the session went very well.  Space is such a harsh place for humans and machines that future exploration of the Solar System may involve sending robotic explorers to “test the waters” on uncharted planets before sending humans.  The parent METERON project is a European initiative to help prepare for future human-robotic exploration missions to the Moon, Mars, and other celestial bodies. The project is organized around a series of experiments as preparatory steps towards gaining the experience needed, through adaptation of the traditional ways of working, to effectively and efficiently support operations of human and robotic combined elements on a planetary surface.

Standard Measures: Using the data collection on an available SSC (Station Support Computer), the crew performed their pre-sleep questionnaire.  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.

Rodent Research-14:  The first day of the RR-14 science sessions was performed today.  Rodent Research–14 focuses on microgravity as a disruptor of the 12-hour circatidal clock.   The study 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.

Systems:

Waste Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Flush Water Hose Replacement:  On GMT 298, the T-hose (S/N 7) which connects the EDV-CB, the Waste Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Flush Water Tank Empty Pressure Sensor (“Empty Sensor”), and the Water Valve Block did not successfully mate to the empty sensor. Today, the crew performed a fit check with a new T-Hose (S/N 8) to the empty sensor and a new EDV.  The S/N 8 T-hose did not mate with the installed empty tank sensor so the crew continued with the remaining operations including EDV full flush tank fill and inspection.  The forward plan will be to swap the empty sensor with another spare on-board.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • WHC KTO Replace (GMT 327)

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • ISS Experience SSC Support

Tuesday, 11/26 (GMT 330)
Payloads:

  • AMS procedure review and training,
  • Rodent Research-14
  • Handhold Exp Platform Desiccant Installation
  • LSR Troubleshooting
  • Standard Measures
  • Veg-04B check

Systems:

  • JEMRMS BDS C/O Cleanup

Wednesday, 11/27 (GMT 331)
Payloads:

  • AMS procedure review
  • Analog-1 teardown
  • Food acceptability
  • Rodent Research-14
  • ESA/Photobioreactor remove
  • Veg-04B plant check

Systems:

  • IFM-WHC-UR/IF R&R
  • OBT TORU Drill
  • OBT TB Prep

Thursday, 11/28 (GMT 332)
Payloads:

  • AMS procedure review and training
  • Rodent Research-14
  • Space Moss
  • Veg-04B final harvest

Systems:

  • Endoscope Kit Prep
  • RGN Tank Drain/Fill/Process

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

  • Biomolecule Extraction and Sequencing Technology (BEST) MELFI Sample Insertion into a Box Module Part 4
  • Biomolecule Extraction and Sequencing Technology (BEST) MELFI Sample Retrieve Part 2
  • Biomolecule Extraction and Sequencing Technology (BEST) MWA Preparation Part 1
  • Biomolecule Extraction and Sequencing Technology (BEST) Sample Transfer Part 3
  • Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos web site and social media
  • ECON-M. Observation and Photography
  • Virtual ATU Configure JEM
  • Rodent Research Dissection Assist
  • SPLANKH-2. Splankhograph Setup.
  • SPLANKH-2. Sonomed-K Setup.
  • Rodent Research 14 Dissection
  • SPLANKH-2. Ultrasound study before breakfast with the Electrogastroenterography (EGEG) running on the background.
  • Rodent Research Centrifuge Setup
  • Glovebox Freezer Sample Insert
  • Rodent Research Centrifuge Configure
  • HRF Centrifuge Spin Conclude
  • Rodent Research Assist
  • Daily Planning Conference
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis
  • Rodent Research MELFI Insert 1
  • JEMRMS Final Activation Before JEMRMS Console C/O
  • Rodent Research Dissection Assist
  • Rodent Research 14 Dissection
  • Check Closure of SM window shutters 6,8,9,12,13,14 Note 6
  • Pressurization of Elektron-VM Liquid Unit before Activation
  • Rodent Research Centrifuge Configure
  • SPLANKH-2. Ultrasound study after breakfast with the Electrogastroenterography (EGEG) running on the background. Glovebox Freezer Sample Insert
  • HRF Centrifuge Spin Conclude
  • Rodent Research MELFI Insert
  • JEMRMS Console Checkout
  • USOS Window Shutter Close
  • VEG-04B Plant Check/Watering for each Plant Pillow
  • Analog-1 Session Setup
  • Rodent Research Dissection Assist
  • Analog-1 Session 2 Video Recording
  • Analog-1 Task Overview Video
  • Rodent Research 14 Dissection
  • Analog-1 Session Protocol
  • Glovebox Freezer Sample Insert
  • Rodent Research Centrifuge Configure
  • SPLANKH-2. Splankhograph Closeout Ops SPLANKH-2.
  • Sonomed-K Closeout Ops.
  • Glovebox Freezer Sample Insert
  • HRF Centrifuge Spin Conclude
  • Analog-1 Questionnaire
  • Rodent Research Assist
  • Rodent Research MELFI Insert 1
  • Analog-1 Closeout
  • Analog-1 Session 2 Video Recording
  • JEMRMS Deactivation Preparation After JEMRMS C/O
  • Rodent Research Dissection Assist
  • Rodent Research 14 Dissection
  • SEPARATSIA. Mixing in the [СРВ-У-РС] urine circulation loop.
  • In-Flight Maintenance Waste and Hygiene Compartment Water Components Remove and Replace
  • Glovebox Freezer Sample Insert
  • Rodent Research Centrifuge Configure
  • Glovebox Freezer Sample Insert
  • HRF Centrifuge Spin Conclude Final
  • Rodent Research Assist
  • Rodent Research MELFI Insert
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config COL Setup
  • Replacement of Vozdukh soundproof cover.
  • PAO Preparation
  • Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Manual Fill Initiation
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – COL
  • In-Flight Maintenance Waste and Hygiene Compartment Flush Water Tank Inspection
  • Soyuz 744 Kazbek Fit Check
  • JEMRMS Backup Drive System (BDS) Reconfiguration
  • СОЖ maintenance. Vozdukh [АВК СОА] valves service activation
  • SM Air Sampling for CO using ИПД Samplers
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record
  • Food Acceptability Survey
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Conference
  • PAO Preparation
  • Metal Oxide (METOX) Regeneration Termination
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • SM and FGB Air Sampling using АК-1М Sampler
  • Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Manual Fill Termination
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config LAB Setup
  • PAO Preparation
  • On MCC Go Filling up Progress 442 (DC1) СрПК Section 2 with N2
  • Auxiliary Laptop Computer System Virus Definition File Update
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – Lab
  • БД-2 treadmill status check
  • AMS Procedure/video review
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config COL Setup
  • PAO Preparation
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – COL
  • Exercise Data Downlink via OCA
  • Daily Planning Conference
  • Standard Measures Pre-sleep Questionnaire
  • Standard Measures Pre-sleep Questionnaire
  • Preparing for SW Antivirus Scan on Auxiliary Computer System Laptops
  • Reminder Rodent Research Thermal Consideration