ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/30/15

Cygnus Offset Grapple On-Board Training (OBT):  In preparation for Cygnus arrival planned for December 6th, the USOS crew practiced vehicle captures with the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) which was located at the Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) Flight Releasable Grapple Fixture (FRGF) High Hover position in preparation for the training. Following the training, the crew participated in a conference with ground teams.


Crew Departure Preparation:  Yui continued packing his personal items in preparation for his return to Earth scheduled for December 11th.


Microbiome:  For his Return Minus 14 day Microbiome session, Lindgren collected body samples yesterday and today.  He answered survey questionnaires yesterday and Saturday and collected surface samples today.  Microbiome investigates the impact of space travel on both the human immune system and an individual’s microbiome (the collection of microbes that live in and on the human body at any given time).


Veggie (Veg-01):  Kelly refilled the Veg-01 plant pillows with water on Saturday.  The Veg-01 investigation is used to assess on-orbit function and performance of the Veggie facility, focusing on the growth and development of seedlings in the spaceflight environment and the composition of microbial flora on the plants and the facility.  For this run, Zinnias will be grown for 60 days and are expected to produce flowers.


Habitability:  Kelly documented his recent observations related to human factors and habitability for the Habitability investigation.  Habitability assesses the relationship between crew members and their environment to better prepare for future long-duration spaceflights to destinations such as near earth asteroids and Mars. Observations recorded during 6 month and 1 year missions can help spacecraft designers determine how much habitable volume is required, and whether a mission’s duration impacts how much space crew members need.


Sleep Log:  Kelly recorded a Sleep Log entry today after waking. The Sleep ISS-12 experiment monitors ambient light exposure and crew member activity and collects subjective evaluations of sleep and alertness.  The investigation examines the effects of space flight and ambient light exposure on sleep during a year-long mission on the ISS.


Crew Quarters (CQ) Cleaning:  Yui cleaned his deck CQ including intake and exhaust ducts, fans and airflow sensors.


Today’s Planned Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • BIOME – questionnaire and sample draw
  • HRF- sample insertion in MELFI
  • Tagup with Search and Rescue team specialists for the returning crew
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • CMS ops for harmful contaminant measurements in SМ
  • “KENTAVR” Sizing
  • RWS setup
  • OASIS – Equipment  handover
  • Video Footage recording for Roscosmos
  • OASIS – Equipment  handover
  • BIOME – sample draw
  • OBT – procedure review for Cygnus rendezvous and birthing
  • COSMOCARD. Prep, start of daily EKG recording
  • HRF- sample insertion in MELFI
  • BIOME – hardware stow
  • DAN. Experiment Ops
  • DAN. Assistance with experiment Ops
  • Flushing B1 connector of RODNIK БВ1 tank of Progress 429 (SM Aft)
  • Crew Quarters – housekeeping
  • HABIT – video recording
  • МАТRESHKA-R. “LULIN-5” data check
  • BIOME – prep for sweat sample collection
  • Prep time for return to Earth
  • HABIT – video voiceover
  • Video Footage for TV science channel NAUKA 2.0
  • PE data downlink via ОСА
  • BIOME – sweat sample collection
  • HRF- sample insertion in MELFI
  • Sample collection in GSC container
  • Packing of personal medical kits
  • Video Footage for TV science channel NAUKA 2.0
  • Item prep for return on Soyuz 717
  • OBT 1 for Cygnus capture
  • WRS. Liquid waste tank drain
  • OBT 1 for Cygnus capture
  • Individual protection gear ИПК-1М R&R in FGB #03(00065633R, ФГБ1ПГО), #04 (00065635R,ФГБ1ПГО_4_410), #07 (00065634R, ФГБ1ПГО_2_229)
  • OBT- conference on SSRMS run results
  • CALCIUM. Prep for Experiment session 16
  • Prep time for return to Earth
  • US item prep for placing in Soyuz 43S (№717)
  • IMS update
  • Item prep for return on Soyuz 717
  • Evening Work Prep
  • HRF- hardware prep for urine sample collection
  • Prep time for return to Earth
  • BIOME – surface sample collection
  • Evening Work Prep
  • HRF- sample insertion in MELFI
  • BIOME – hardware stowage
  • Evening Work Prep
  • RWS deactivation
  • Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media
  • ECON-M. Observations and Photography
  • URAGAN. Observations and Photography
  • Video Footage for VGTRK TV Network
  • Personal data prep for return.
  • Installation of inserts to ease opening of SM interior panel locks (Unstow kit Элементы конструкции (Structural Elements) (004890R), ФГБ1ПГО_4_427_1, СТВ No.1112 (004106J)


Completed Task List Items

  • None


Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • MSS Powerup
  • SSRMS ACBM survey
  • MSS powerdown


Three-Day Look Ahead:

Tuesday, 12:01 Ocular Health, SM Water Sample Collection, Cygnus Attached Phase OBT, 43S Pre-Pack, JAXA ELF Video

Wednesday, 12/02: Ocular Health, CBCS Install, Cygnus Cargo Ops Conf, Crew Departure Prep, Fundoscope

Thursday, 12/03: Orbital ATK 4 Launch , Ocular Health, CARDOX, Soyuz Descent OBT


QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component Status
Elektron On
Vozdukh Manual
[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) On
[СКВ] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”) Off
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab Standby
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 Operate
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab Shutdown
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) Normal
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab Full Up
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Off