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Re: Expedition 56 Thread
« Reply #20 on: 06/12/2018 09:40 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/11/2018

Grip:  Today a crewmember deployed Grip hardware in the Columbus module central aisle and performed dynamic seated operations.  ESA’s Grip investigation tests how the nervous system takes into account the forces due to gravity and inertia when manipulating objects. Results from this investigation may provide insight into potential hazards for astronauts as they manipulate objects in different gravitational environments as well as support design and control of haptic interfaces to be used in challenging environments such as space. Additionally, this investigation hopes to provide information about motor control that will be useful for the evaluation and rehabilitation of impaired upper limb control in patients with neurological diseases. 

Multi-Omics: A 54S crewmember collected fecal samples for JAXA’s Multi-Omics experiment and place them in a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI). The Multi-omics analysis of human microbial-metabolic cross-talk in the space ecosystem (Multi-Omics) investigation evaluates the impacts of space environment and prebiotics on astronauts’ immune function, by combining the data obtained from the measurements of changes in the gut microbiological composition, metabolites profiles, and the immune system.

Dose Distribution Inside the ISS – 3D (DOSIS 3D): Passive radiation detectors were installed in the Columbus module today in support of ESA’s DOSIS 3D investigation. This experiment uses active and passive detectors to determine the radiation doses inside the ISS and provides documentation of the actual nature and distribution of the radiation fields. A concise three dimensional dose distribution map of all the segments of the ISS will be developed based on this data and data from JAXA and NASA monitoring devices.

Human Research Program (Marrow, Cell-Free Epigenome (CFE) and Medical Proteomics):  A 55S crewmember collected blood samples for their Flight Day 5 session of CSA’s Marrow and JAXA’s CFE and Medical Proteomics investigations.  Air samples were collected for the Marrow investigation as well.

Marrow looks at the effect of microgravity on bone marrow. It is believed that microgravity, like long-duration bed rest on Earth, has a negative effect on the bone marrow and the blood cells that are produced in the bone marrow.
For the CFE study, blood samples are collected from astronauts and cellular genes are analyzed.  The results provide insight into how human bodies function during space flight.
The Medical Proteomics investigation evaluates changes of proteins in blood serum, bone and skeletal muscles after space flight, and also supports identification of osteopenia-related proteins. By combining research results for space mice, astronauts and ground patients, proteins related to osteopenia can be identified using the latest proteome analysis technique.  It is anticipated that the use of the marker proteins related to osteopenia will be of benefit in the future for assessing the health of astronauts as well as osteoporosis patients on ground.
Emergency Roles & Responsibilities Review: With the arrival of 55S, all crewmembers participated today in an Emergency Roles & Responsibilities Review. Items of discussion included crew accountability, access to escape vehicles, and ISS Commander responsibilities. Due to the complex nature of emergencies in space, it is imperative each crewmember is fully familiar with the various emergency procedures and strategies in place.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparations: In preparation for this week’s US EVA #51 Node 2 External Wireless Communications (EWC), the crew used computer-aided simulations to review EVA procedures via Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG).  Later in the day, the crew participated in an EVA procedures conference to review their DOUG session and EVA procedures with ground specialists.

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Robotics specialists conducted a Mobile Transporter (MT) Translation from Work Site (WS)4 to WS3 this afternoon and maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to stow the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) on the

Mobile Base System (MBS)-2.  Once complete, they grappled the Node 2 (N2) Power Data Grapple Fixture (PDGF) with SSRMS.  These activities put the MSS in the required configuration to support Thursday’s US EVA #51 Node 2 External Wireless Communications (EWC).

Marinara Service Pack (SP) Deploy: This morning, ground specialists deployed the Marinara SP on three crew-assigned Space Station Computers (SSCs). This update adds additional ground troubleshooting capabilities and supports upcoming payloads and Tech Demos.  Remaining SSCs will be loaded with the SP during crew sleep pending a successful checkout of this morning’s updated computers.

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Re: Expedition 56 Thread
« Reply #21 on: 06/14/2018 03:16 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/13/2018

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparations: In preparation for tomorrow’s US EVA #51 Node 2 External Wireless Communications (EWC), the crew finalized their EVA tool configurations and completed an audit of EVA equipment.  After a final review of the EVA briefing package, the crew participated in an EVA Procedures Conference, configured the Robotics Work Stations (RWSs), and readied the Equipment Lock and EMUs for tomorrow morning’s EVA activities.  EV hatch opening is scheduled at ~7:05 AM CDT Thursday morning.

Grip:  The crew completed the third of three Grip operations in the supine position. ESA’s Grip investigation tests how the nervous system takes into account the forces due to gravity and inertia when manipulating objects.  Results from this investigation may provide insight into potential hazards for astronauts as they manipulate objects in different gravitational environments, support design and control of haptic interfaces to be used in challenging environments such as space, and provide information about motor control that will be useful for the evaluation and rehabilitation of impaired upper limb control in patients with neurological diseases. 

Electromagnetic Levitator (EML):  The crew installed a new sample and process chamber in the EML today. Valves were opened between the two chambers. The EML is a multi-user facility is designed for containerless materials processing in space. It supports research in the areas of meta-stable states and phases along with the measurement of high-accurate thermophysical properties of liquid metallic alloys at high temperatures.

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID):  The crew installed 11 RFID Logistics marker tags in Nodes 2 and 3 today.  RFID Logistics aims to utilize RFID enabled tags on hardware throughout the ISS to assist in the tracking of the hardware as it is moved around the ISS.

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Re: Expedition 56 Thread
« Reply #22 on: 06/18/2018 02:35 PM »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/15/2018

Post Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Activities: Following yesterday’s successful US EVA #51 Node 2 (N2) Forward External Wireless Communications (EWC), the crew began stowing the tools and cameras used during the EVA and conducted an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) water recharge.  The crew also participated in an EVA debrief with ground specialists.

Gravitational References for Sensitomotor Performance (GRASP): The crew configured the GRASP equipment for operations and performed three science operational runs in the seated position. GRASP is intended to provide insight into how the central nervous system integrates information from different sensory modalities, encoded in different reference frames, in order to coordinate movements of the hand with objects in the environment.  Performed on the ISS, in conjunction with a series of experiments performed on the ground, GRASP explores the interaction between all of the various sensory cues.

TangoLab-1: The crew moved the TangoLab-1 facility from EXPRESS Rack 4 in the JEM to EXPRESS Rack 7 in the US Lab and activated the payload to allow the ground to check telemetry. TangoLab-1 is a reconfigurable general research facility designed for microgravity research and development and pilot manufacturing on the ISS.

Nanoracks-Remove Debris Satellite (RemDeb): The crew inspected the satellite bolt holes for the RemDeb payload in support of the launch of the RemDeb planned for June 20th.  NanoRacks-Remove Debris demonstrates an approach to reducing the risks presented by space debris or “space junk”. Collisions in space may have serious consequences but research has shown that removing the largest debris significantly reduces the chance of collisions. NanoRacks-Remove Debris demonstrates using a 3D camera to map location and speed of debris and deploying a net to capture and de-orbit simulated debris up to 1m in size. Ground experts will analyze video of the demonstration runs.

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