ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/16/2019

Nutrition Monitoring for the International Space Station (NutrISS): The crew performed the Bioimpedance Assembly Measurement (BIA) setup, took measurements, and filled out the questionnaire. Historical photos were also taken. Long duration spaceflight induces relevant changes in body composition and a loss of body mass. In the NutrISS investigation, a periodic assessment of body composition (body weight, fat mass and fat-free mass) during spaceflight aboard the ISS is carried out using a dedicated bio-impedance analysis device to allow for the measurement of long-term energy balance modification over time. Based on this data, it is hypothesized that an adjusted diet maintaining a near-neutral energy balance, and/or increasing protein, intake can limit microgravity-induced bone and muscle loss of crew members. 

Rodent Research-17 (RR-17): The crew perform day 1 of rodent 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.

Waster & Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Urine Receptacle/Inlet Filter (UR/IF) and Piping Removal & Replacements (R&Rs): The crew successfully R&Rd the UR/IF and WHC piping. Following the R&Rs, the crew cleaned the WHC power supply, reactivated WHC, and performed a leak check to close out the activity.

Service Module (SM) Reboost: On Saturday the ISS performed a nominal reboost using the SM Main Engine thrusters. The purpose of the reboost was to set up the proper conditions for the 61S 4-orbit rendezvous on September 25 and the 58S landing on October 3. 

Completed Task List Activities:

  • Microgravity Crystals Microscopy Plate Set B, Session 4
  • Rodent Research setup
  • SSK with VEG part 2
  • Crew arrival prep
  • ESA PAOs: EURONEWS, Radio Capital FM UK, Science Museum, Skylight
  • MVP module move
  • WHC KTO replace

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • Water transfer from resupply storage tank to WPA Waste Water Tank
  • Payloads Ground Support

Look Ahead:

Tuesday, 9/17 (GMT 260)
Payloads:

  • RADIN- Retrieve and handover to Russian crew (CSA)
  • ELF Gas bottle Unit air replacement (JAXA)
  • HRF-Repository Urine and Blood Collection (NASA)
  • Food Acceptability (NASA)
  • Express Rack 1 and 2 Acoustic Inspection (NASA)
  • Standard Measures presleep Questionnaire (NASA)
  • Rodent Research-17 Ops (NASA)

Systems:

  • Recycle tank drain

Wednesday, 9/18 (GMT 261)
Payloads:

  • Probiotics Gather (JAXA)
  • Standard Measures Presleep Questionnaire and Cognition troubleshoot (NASA)
  • HRF – Repository Urine collect (NASA)
  • Rodent Research-17 Ops (NASA)
  • NanoRacks Module 82 Photo (NASA)
  • MSG Illumination Unit check (NASA)

Systems:

  • Crew departure prep

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

  • Data Preparation for Return (Commander)
  • Data Preparation for Return (FE5)
  • Preparation of reports for Roscosmos website and social media
  • Photography of removable handrails covers inside RS
  • SCENARIY. Observation and photography of catastrophic events and their aftermath
  • Photography of space behind SM panels
  • ECON-M. Observations and Photography
  • HRF Generic Urine Collection Male
  • МО-8. Setup
  • HRF Generic MELFI Sample Retrieval And Insertion Operations
  • HRF Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection 25 Minutes Subject
  • Body Mass Measurement – BMMD
  • Bioimpedance Assembly Measurement
  • HRF Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Operator
  • NutrISS Historic Photo Documentation
  • Body Mass Measurement – BMMD
  • HRF Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Configuration
  • HRF Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Spin Conclude
  • МО-8. Closeout ops
  • HRF Generic MELFI Sample Insertion
  • HRF Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Conclude And Stow
  • MORNING PREPARATION WORK
  • KOSMOKARD. 24hr electrocardiogram recording setup + init
  • Orthostatic tolerance test under ОДНТ impact. Specialist conference
  • Orthostatic tolerance test under ОДНТ impact (assistance)
  • Rodent Research 17
  • Rodent Research Assist
  • Rodent Research Cryo Chiller Insert-3
  • Rodent Research Centrifuge Setup Configure
  • Study of the cardiovascular system condition under graduated VELO exercise Specialist conference
  • Study of the cardiovascular system condition under graduated VELO exercise
  • Rodent Research MELFI Insert
  • Rodent Research Cryo Chiller Insert-3
  • HRF Centrifuge Spin Conclude
  • Rodent Research MELFI Insert 3
  • MELFI PBR Trash
  • MELFI 3 Ice Brick Insert
  • Rodent Research Assist
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) – Microbial Air Sampler (MAS) Analysis
  • Rodent Research 17 Dissection
  • Rodent Research Assist
  • [ВКС] Laptops Virus Definition File Update
  • SM ventilation systems maintenance. Group A
  • EML. Sample chamber deinstall
  • HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection Hardware Setup
  • Rodent Research Cryo Chiller Insert-3
  • Probiotics Fecal Sample Operations
  • Rodent Research MELFI Insert
  • Inspection of O-Ring of EML Sample Chamber
  • Rodent Research Cryo Chiller Insert-3
  • Rodent Research MELFI Insert
  • Probiotics Fecal Sample MELFI Insertion
  • JAXA System Laptop Terminal 6 (SLT6) Battery Removal
  • Rodent Research Cryo Chiller Insert-3
  • Installation of EML Sample Chamber
  • JAXA Medical Laptop(MDLT) Battery Removal and Replace
  • Rodent Research Centrifuge Configure
  • HRF Centrifuge Spin Conclude Final
  • Rodent Research MELFI Insert 3
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config LAB Setup
  • Prepare items for 58S return/removal
  • PAO Preparation
  • Rodent Research Assist-1
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – Lab
  • Waste Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Urine Receptacle (UR)/Insert Filter (IF) and Piping R&R Preparation
  • RR Cryo Chiller Sample Transfer to MELFI
  • HRF Generic Urine Collection Urine Containment Bag Stow And Retrieval
  • Waste Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Urine Receptacle (UR)/Insert Filter (IF) Route
  • Waste Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Piping R&R
  • IMS update
  • 3D magnetic bioprinter. Mode [ТБУ-в No.07] thermostate to +29°С
  • Waste Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Urine Receptacle (UR)/Insert Filter (IF) Installation
  • Waste Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Urine Receptacle (UR)/Insert Filter (IF) Piping R&R Activation
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
  • Exercise Data Downlink via OCA /
  • Standard Measures Pre-sleep Questionnaire
  • Reminder HRF Generic Urine Collection
  • Reminder HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection
  • Preparation for the Antivirus Scanning of [ВКС] Laptops