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Re: Expedition-50 thread (Nov. 2016 - March 2017)
« Reply #240 on: 03/30/2017 02:58 PM »

ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/29/2017

Posted on March 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm by HQ.
 

Dose Tracker Data Entry: The crew performed their weekly Dose Tracker data logging, responding to a questionnaire which asks if crew members have used medications since the last entry, what prompted them to use the medication, how well it worked, how frequently they repeated doses, and if the medication caused side effects. The Dose Tracker investigation uses an iPad app to collect information on members’ medication use during their missions. Results help determine whether medicines act differently on humans in space than they do on Earth.

European Space Agency (ESA) Active Dosimeter Swap: The crew swapped the currently worn Mobile Unit (MU) with a charged MU and initiated the data download to the ESA Active Dosimeter Personal Stowage Device (PSD).  The European Crew Personal Active Dosimeter is an active device worn by European ISS crewmembers in orbit to measure the radiation exposure. This device, coupled with other dosimeters in ESA’s Columbus Laboratory, provides radiation dosage information that can be used to support risk assessment and dose management. The future goal is to enable the verification of radiation monitoring systems for future medical monitoring of crewmembers in space.

U.S. Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #41 Preparations: In preparation for tomorrow’s planned EVA, today the crew completed the following:
•Configured tools required for the EVA.
•Verified that batteries are installed in Pistol Grip Tools (PGTs) and EVA cameras.
•Prepared the Equipment Lock, EMUs and ancillary hardware to support EVA prep activities.
•Procedures review including detailed timeline, briefing package, tool config summary and planned get-ahead tasks.

Following the procedures review the crew participated in a conference with ground teams to discuss questions or concerns. The crew is scheduled to egress at 7:10AM CDT.

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Re: Expedition-50 thread (Nov. 2016 - March 2017)
« Reply #241 on: 04/03/2017 09:15 AM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/30/2017

Posted on March 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm by HQ.
 
U.S. Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #41: EV1 Kimbrough and EV2 Whitson completed the following tasks during today’s 7 hour 3 minute External (EXT) Enhanced Processor and Integrated Communications (EPIC) Multiplexer/Demultiplexer (MDM) / Shields Installation EVA.  During the final translation back to the airlock, Whitson’s Helmet Light Assembly came loose from her helmet.  Kimbrough was able to tether to a bracket on the assembly, disconnect the electrical connections, and fully remove the Helmet Light Assembly to assist in ingress.

Planned Tasks
•Zenith EXT EPIC MDM R&R
•PMA3 Connect
•PMA3 Cover Removal
•Node 3 Axial Shields Install •Forward Zenith, Forward Nadir, Forward Aft were completed.
•During preparation for install, one of four of the axial shields was lost. The Aft Zenith location was shielded with the PMA3 cover.  The lost shield is forward of ISS with a retrograde component and there is good confidence that it will phase out of the ISS plane.

•PMA 3 Cummerbunds Install

Get-ahead Task
•N2 Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) Inspection and partial cleaning •Took photos of contamination sites #4 and #38
•Cleaned contamination at site #4 and took post cleaning photos


Mobile Servicing System:  The Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the MSS and used the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) for video support of the EVA #41.  The Ground Controllers then maneuvered the SSRMS to a stow configuration which also provided additional views for the Node 2 Nadir Common Berth Mechanism (CBM) cleaning activity.  MSS performance was nominal.

Sally Ride Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle Schools (EarthKAM): This morning the crew successfully installed and activated the EarthKAM payload in the Node 2 nadir hatch window. Science operations using the EarthKAM setup will begin next week, marking the beginning of the 57th EarthKAM mission. This session includes over 200 schools in more than 50 countries around the world and is scheduled to last through April 9. This is a NASA education program that enables thousands of students to photograph and examine Earth from a space crew’s perspective. Using the Internet, the students control a special digital camera mounted on-board the ISS. This enables them to photograph the Earth’s coastlines, mountain ranges and other geographic items of interest from the unique vantage point of space. The team at Sally Ride EarthKAM then posts these photographs on the Internet for the public and participating classrooms around the world to view.

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Re: Expedition-50 thread (Nov. 2016 - March 2017)
« Reply #242 on: 04/03/2017 01:24 PM »

ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/31/2017

Posted on March 31, 2017 at 4:00 pm by HQ.
 

U.S. Crew Half Duty Day: Following yesterday’s successful EVA, today was a half duty day for the US crew. They executed standard post EVA activities including a Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) water recharge, returning equipment to the Airlock, Metal Oxide (METOX) regeneration, battery maintenance, and a debrief with ground teams.

Habitability Observations: The crew documented and submitted observations per tasks from the last few weeks related to human factors and habitability. The crew selects from various topics including housekeeping activities, trash management, accumulation of dust, items not stowed, frequency of housekeeping, and effectiveness of housekeeping tools. The investigation collects observations about the relationship between crewmembers and their environment on the ISS. Observations can help spacecraft designers understand how much habitable volume is required, and whether a mission’s duration impacts how much space crew members need.

Space Headaches Questionnaire: The crew performed their weekly questionnaire, answering questions utilizing the Data Collection Tool. The European Space Agency (ESA) investigation collects information that may help in the development of methods to alleviate associated symptoms and improvement in the well-being and performance of crewmembers in space. Headaches during space flight can negatively affect mental and physical capacities of crewmembers that can influence performance during a space mission.

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Re: Expedition-50 thread (Nov. 2016 - March 2017)
« Reply #243 on: 04/04/2017 03:55 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/03/2017
Posted on April 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm by HQ.

EXpedite PRocessing of Experiments to Space Station (EXPRESS) Rack Locker Relocation: Following the successful completion of the Rodent Research-4 experiment during SpaceX-10, this morning the crew reconfigured EXPRESS Racks 1 and 2 to their nominal configuration for upcoming payload operations.

Programmable Isolation Mount (PIM): The crew installed the PIM into EXPRESS Rack 7 in the US Lab. The Controlled Dynamics Locker (CDL) is an EXPRESS locker insert with a programmable isolation mount inside. The research experiment is mounted to the isolated platform interface inside the locker insert. The isolation platform provides the research experiment with a broadband acceleration environment below 10µg-rms from 0.01Hz to 200Hz on ISS. It also allows for programmable variations of that dynamic acceleration environment independently in each axis. Microgravity research in areas such as protein crystal growth, fluid physics, plant biology and horticulture, stem cell research, cell/tissue culturing and other microstructure studies focusing on the intricacies of cell functioning and mechanisms would benefit from utilizing the customizable features of the PIM.

Manufacturing Device (MD) Operations: The crew removed and replaced (R&R) the MD Feedstock Canister, Extruder, and Print Tray. The Manufacturing Device -Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) enables the production of components on the ISS for both NASA and commercial objectives. Parts, entire experiments, and tools can be created on demand utilizing the AMF that is installed into an Express Rack locker location. The AMF is capable of producing parts out of a wide variety of thermopolymers including engineered plastics.

ISS Reboost: The ISS performed a nominal reboost using the Service Module (SM) main engine thrusters.  The reboost was to set up planned conditions for  48S landing on April 10 and 50S launch on April 20.

Portable Emergency Provisions (PEPS) Inspection: The crew completed this regularly scheduled maintenance to inspect Portable Fire Extinguishers (PFEs), Portable Breathing Apparatus (PBAs) and Extension Hose Tee Kits (EHTKs). They will also performed 180-day mask harness maintenance.

Node 1 (N1) Starboard Aft Intermodule Ventilation (IMV) Fan Inlet Cleaning: The crew completed cleaning this location to remove Foreign Object Debris (FOD) from IMV fan inlets and silencers.
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Re: Expedition-50 thread (Nov. 2016 - March 2017)
« Reply #244 on: 04/05/2017 01:57 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/04/2017

Posted on April 4, 2017 at 4:00 pm by HQ.
 
Return minus 15 (R-15) Human Research Program (HRP) Collections: The 48S returning crewmember performed a fasting blood draw followed by urine collections. Both blood and urine samples were stowed in Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) for freezing and storage for return and analysis. The Biochemical Profile experiment tests blood and urine samples obtained from astronauts before, during, and after spaceflight. Specific proteins and chemicals in the samples are used as biomarkers, or indicators of health. Post-flight analysis yields a database of samples and test results which scientists can use to study the effects of spaceflight on the body. The repository is a storage bank used to maintain biological specimens over extended periods of time and under well-controlled conditions. This repository supports scientific discovery that contributes to our fundamental knowledge in the area of human physiological changes and adaptation to a microgravity environment and provides unique opportunities to study longitudinal changes in human physiology spanning many missions.

Habitability: The crew completed two Habitability activities, both the fifth in the series.  The first activity was a walk-through video of areas used for recreation activities, explaining what activities are performed and where, and focusing on considerations for designers of future vehicles. The second activity was a Narrated Task Video of the Node 3 ventilation cleaning, capturing details such as volume needed to perform task, vehicle planning considerations, and systems interface issues, as well as any other human factors concerns. The Habitability investigation collects observations about the relationship between crewmembers and their environment on the ISS. Observations can help spacecraft designers understand how much habitable volume is required, and whether a mission’s duration impacts how much space crew members need.

Lighting Effects Meter Reading: The crew set up and configured the Light Meter hardware and took readings in the Node 3 and US Lab.  Both modules still use the legacy General Luminaire Assembly (GLA), while the lights in Node 1 have been upgraded to the Solid State Lighting Assemblies (SSLAs). The Lighting Effects experiment hopes to better quantify and qualify how lighting can effect habitability of spacecraft. The light bulbs on the ISS are being replaced with a new system designed for improved crew health and wellness. The Lighting Effects investigation studies the impact of the change from fluorescent light bulbs to solid-state light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with adjustable intensity and color and aims to determine if the new lights can improve crew circadian rhythms, sleep, and cognitive performance. Results from this investigation also have major implications for people on Earth who use electric lights.

Node 2 HMU 220 Power Cable Re-route: Today the crew completed re-routing an existing power cable (HMU 220) from Node 2 to a previously routed wire harness. HMU 220 previously provided power to the Node 2 Zenith berthing port through the HTV Node 2 Jumper. The power cable was routed from the Node 2 Forward Endcone toward  the Node 2 Deck Crew Quarter Standoff and mated to wire harness W8553 to support a redundant power feed for the previously installed Node 1 Galley Rack. During the HMU 220 task, Shell Heater temperature sensor 1B in Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA) 2 failed high. Wire harness HMU 671, adjacent to HMU 220, provides data routing for the failed sensor. The crew was directed to inspect the harness for damage but none was reported. There is sufficient redundancy on shell heater 1A. Grounds teams are reviewing telemetry.

On Board Training (OBT) Soyuz Descent Drill:  In preparation for departure from the ISS scheduled for next Monday, April 10th, the 48S Crew completed this nominally planned descent drill.

N3 Deck Starboard Intermodule Ventilation (IMV) Fan Inlet Cleaning: The crew cleaned this location to remove Foreign Object Debris (FOD) from IMV fan inlets and silencers.

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Re: Expedition-50 thread (Nov. 2016 - March 2017)
« Reply #245 on: 04/06/2017 03:52 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/05/2017

Posted on April 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm by HQ.

Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Universal Docking Port (UDP): The crew completed a test run for the SPHERES UDP payload. They loaded the test software and performed the session with ground support staff direction. Objectives of the UDP session are to demonstrate a reliably successful docking through running multiple, repeatable docking maneuvers using both global metrology and docking port cameras; perform joint maneuvers of docked satellites using the thrusters from two satellites to demonstrate controllability; and test an algorithm for docking to a satellite which is tumbling in a slow, known manner. The addition of the Docking Ports is a critical upgrade to the SPHERES facility aboard the ISS. With the new ability to dock and undock, SPHERES provides a test bed to address many of the challenges of combining autonomous spacecraft. Mated spacecraft can assemble complex systems in orbit or combine sensors and actuators for satellite servicing and repurposing missions. The SPHERES-UDP enables testing of complex tasks through optimal and adaptive control, autonomous decision-making processes, and real-time image processing.

Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Sample Holder Exchange: The crew performed the first of two days of operations in support of the JAXA ELF Sample exchanges in the Multi-Purpose Small Payload Rack-2 (MSPR2) facility.  They removed the sample holder and installed the new cartridge into the holder. The ELF is an experimental facility designed to levitate/melt/solidify materials by containerless processing techniques using the Electrostatic Levitation method. With this facility, thermophysical properties of high temperature melts can be measured, and solidification from deeply undercooled melts can be achieved.

Story Time From Space Light Demo: The crew narrated and recorded a video to demonstrate the spectrum of the light from the sun and the attenuation of the light intensity as the sun is viewed through the atmosphere. Story Time From Space combines science literacy outreach with simple demonstrations recorded aboard the ISS. Crew members read five science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related childrens’ books in orbit, and complete simple science concept experiments. Crew members videotape themselves reading the books and completing demonstrations. Video and data collected during the demonstrations are downlinked to the ground and posted in a video library with accompanying educational materials. The narrated demonstration is based on the childrens’ books Max Goes to Mars, The Wizard Who Saved the World, and Max Goes to Jupiter.

Multi-Omics Mouse Preparations: In preparation for the JAXA Rodent Research experiment hardware launching on SpaceX-11 (SpX-11), the crew installed the Glove Box Panel on the Kobairo Rack front in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM). Following installation, the attachment points for the Working Table were marked with Kapton tape for easier operations on SpX-11.

In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Crew Quarters (CQ) Overhead Cleaning: In preparation for departure from the ISS next week, the CDR cleaned his CQ intake and exhaust ducts as well as fans and airflow sensors while targeting areas behind applicable panels. 

Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Maintenance: During today’s post Extravehicular Activity (EVA) EMU suit maintenance, a step to switch the suits to battery power from Service and Cooling Umbilical (SCU) power was missed. While powering up for a cooling loop scrub, both EMU 3006 and 3008 were configured for station power during the power up sequence rather than battery power. Powering EMUs from battery power is to protect from power spikes that may occur when the DC to DC converter is powered. During the activity, there were no DC-DC converter trips, no EMU current limiter trips and nominal suit data was observed immediately after power up on both suits. Ground teams are evaluating further for any unknown impacts.  The cooling loop scrub was completed with no further issues.
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Re: Expedition-50 thread (Nov. 2016 - March 2017)
« Reply #246 on: 04/07/2017 08:38 AM »
Thomas Pesquet will return on Earth at 06/02/2017 after 196 days into space

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Re: Expedition-50 thread (Nov. 2016 - March 2017)
« Reply #247 on: 04/08/2017 07:48 AM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/06/2017

Posted on April 6, 2017 at 4:00 pm by HQ.

Flight Day 120 (FD120) Human Research Program (HRP) Collections: The 49S subject performed a fasting blood draw and urine collections. Both samples were stowed in Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) for freezing and storage until their return and analysis. The Biochemical Profile experiment tests blood and urine samples obtained from astronauts before, during, and after spaceflight. Specific proteins and chemicals in the samples are used as biomarkers, or indicators of health. Post-flight analysis yields a database of samples and test results which scientists can use to study the effects of spaceflight on the body. Repository is a storage bank used to maintain biological specimens over extended periods of time and under well-controlled conditions. This repository supports scientific discovery that contributes to our fundamental knowledge in the area of human physiological changes and adaptation to a microgravity environment and provides unique opportunities to study longitudinal changes in human physiology spanning many missions.

Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Sample Holder Exchange: The crew performed the second part of the ELF Sample Exchange, installing the Sample Holder and Cartridge into the ELF Work Volume. The ELF is an experimental facility designed to levitate/melt/solidify materials by containerless processing techniques using the Electrostatic Levitation method. With this facility, thermophysical properties of high temperature melts can be measured, and solidification from deeply undercooled melts can be achieved.

Multi-Omics Mouse Preparations: In preparation for the JAXA Rodent Research experiment hardware launching on SpaceX-11, the crew set up the CO2 Valve Unit and performed a checkout.

Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Relocate Postponed:  The PWD was scheduled to be relocated today but the activity was postponed.  The crew spent time yesterday and today looking for an adapter needed for the activity but were unable to locate it.  Ground teams are discussing work arounds to allow the relocation to occur without using the adapter.

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Re: Expedition-50 thread (Nov. 2016 - March 2017)
« Reply #248 on: 04/09/2017 03:42 PM »
Thomas Pesquet‏@Thom_astro 

Today #Exp50 becomes #Exp51 with @astro_kimbrough handing over command to @AstroPeggy. #Bestcrewever

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Re: Expedition-50 thread (Nov. 2016 - March 2017)
« Reply #249 on: 04/09/2017 06:02 PM »
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Expedition 50 Crew Hands Over the Space Station to Expedition 51
The reins of the International Space Station were passed from NASA’s Shane Kimbrough to NASA’s Peggy Whitson during a ceremony on the orbital outpost April 9. Kimbrough is returning to Earth April 10 with his Expedition 50 crewmates, Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos in the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft for a landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan to complete a 173-day mission. Whitson remains on the station as commander of Expedition 51 along with Flight Engineers Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos and Thomas Pesquet of the European Space

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