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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1600 on: 08/11/2022 02:55 pm »
ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/10/2022

ISS Reboost: Today, the ISS performed a reboost using the Aft Progress 81P R&D thrusters. This reboost was the first of three reboosts to set up proper conditions for 68S 2-orbit rendezvous on September 21 and 67S landing on September 29. The burn duration was 2 minutes 45 seconds with a Delta-V of 0.3 m/s.

Payloads:

Fluid Science Laboratory/Soft Matter Dynamics (FSL/SMD): The crew exchanged four Particle STAbilised Emulsions and Foams (PASTA) Sample Cell Units and a single reference sample with five Foam Coarsening #2 Samples in the SMD Experiment Container. On Earth, the mixture of gas and liquid that makes up a foam quickly starts to change. Gravity pulls the liquid between the bubbles downwards, and the small bubbles shrink while the larger ones tend to grow at the expense of others. Due to drainage, coarsening (or enlarging) and rupture of the bubbles, a foam starts to collapse back to a liquid state. In space, foams are more stable because there is no drainage in weightlessness. This allows scientists to study the slower phenomena of a bubble becoming bigger and bursting, which on Earth are masked by the drainage that destabilizes the foam.

International Commercial Experiment (ICE) Cubes: Experiment Cubes #0, #3, #8, #9 were removed from the ICE Cubes Facility and prepared for return to the ground. During these activities, Experiment Cube #10 was relocated to slot J05 in the facility. The ICE Cubes facility is a capable experiment platform that offers flexibility to host many different experiments for research, technology demonstration or educational objectives. During flight, users are able to have near real-time telemetry and telecommanding capabilities with the Experiment Cube from any location with an internet connection. The ICE Cubes service provides fast and direct access to the ISS for any country, institute, or entity.

Immunosenescence: The crew set up the appropriate microscope and performed observations of the cells growing in each BioCell. Microgravity as a Model for Immunological Senescence and its Impact on Tissue Stem Cells and Regeneration (Immunosenescence) studies the effects of microgravity on cells involved in tissue regeneration and whether recovery occurs post-flight. Results could provide insight into whether effects of the biological aging process can be reversed.

ISS Ham Radio: The crew participated in an ISS HAM pass with Kopernik Observatory & Science Center (KOSC), Vestal, N.Y., USA. Opened in 1974, Kopernik has offered hundreds of thousands of students of all ages the opportunity to learn about their world and the universe surrounding them. Kopernik’s resources include three permanent telescopes, a heliostat, weather station, three classrooms, computer lab, portable planetarium, and amateur radio station. Since the earliest space station expeditions, ISS Ham Radio has allowed groups of students in schools, camps, museums, and planetariums to hold a conversation with the people living in space. As the ISS passes overhead, students have approximately 9 minutes to ask crew members 10 to 20 questions.

JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer-22 (J-SSOD-22): The J-SSOD hardware preparation for the Friday deploy was concluded with the removal of the launch lock cover, installation of the Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI), retraction of the slide table, etc. J-SSOD provides a novel and safe small satellite launching capability to the ISS. The J-SSOD is a unique satellite launcher, handled by the JEM Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS), which provides containment and deployment mechanisms for several individual small satellites. Once J-SSOD, including satellite cases with small satellites, is installed onto the Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) by crew members, it is passed through the JEM Airlock for retrieval, positioning, and deployment by the JEMRMS.

Ring Sheared Drop (RSD): The processed sample syringe was removed, and a new sample syringe was installed. The RSD investigation examines the formation and flow of amyloids without the complications associated with the solid walls of a container, because in microgravity, surface tension provides containment of the liquid. Amyloids – fibrous, extracellular protein deposits found in organs and tissues – are associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Results could contribute to better understanding of these diseases as well as to development of advanced materials.

Systems:

SpX-25 Thermal protection System (TPS) Survey: Yesterday and today, Robotics Ground Controllers completed the SpX-25 TPS survey using the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) and the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM). TPS inspections are performed on returning vehicles prior to undock from the ISS to ensure the vehicle is in a good configuration for re-entry.

RS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) 54 Preparations: The crew continued preparation activities for the upcoming RS EVA 54, beginning with termination of charging and removal of Rechargeable EVA Battery Assembly (REBA) Li-Ion batteries. US EVA tools were also transferred from the USOS to the RS. The Russian EVA is planned for Wednesday, August 17.

Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis & Data Record: The crew performed an analysis of the Water Processing Assembly (WPA) using the TOCA. The TOCA unit oxidizes organic carbon species present in the water to carbon dioxide gas and measures the concentration using nondispersive infrared spectroscopy. Analysis of the potable water using the TOCA occurs on a weekly basis.

On-orbit Hearing Assessment (OOHA): Today the crew performed an auditory test using the OOHA headset and KUDUwave software. The assessment measures hearing function while crewmembers are exposed to noise and microgravity during long-duration spaceflight.

Completed Task List Activities:

None

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

ACS MCS Configuration for Reboost
SSOD Checkout In JPM
JEMRMS Deactivation/Activation After Cable Reconfiguration
JEM Airlock Depressurization and Vent
MSS Survey of SPX-25
Crew Dragon System Checkout
JEM MAXI File Uplink

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1601 on: 08/11/2022 03:01 pm »
This device is helping bring crews closer to identifying microbes on the @Space_Station. Microbial monitoring in space helps to streamline processes back on Earth which could support hospitals by optimizing cleanliness and turnaround time.

https://twitter.com/ISS_Research/status/1557738319647109120

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1602 on: 08/11/2022 03:27 pm »
We explore space, and sometimes space comes to us. This "visit" dates back to over 300 million years ago ... the Gweni-Fada crater in Chad caused by the impact of a #meteorite - 14 km in diameter! #MissionMinerva..

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« Reply #1603 on: 08/11/2022 03:28 pm »
Happy #NationalDay#Chad!  The Tibesti mountains really stand out from up here… the highest peak, the Emi Koussi volcano, is almost 3.500 meters high! And those dry watercourses are testimonies of a past, water-rich climate. #MissionMinerva..

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1604 on: 08/11/2022 05:16 pm »
Crew Studies Life Science, Botany and Prepares for Spacewalk

Mark Garcia Posted on August 11, 2022

Healing wounds in space and growing crops in low-Earth orbit and beyond were the main research topics aboard the International Space Station on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Expedition 67 crew is also packing a U.S. cargo craft and preparing for a Russian spacewalk next week.

Two-time space station resident Kjell Lindgren of NASA set up hardware during the morning inside the Life Science Glovebox for a biology experiment studying how skin heals in weightlessness. He was joined in the afternoon by fellow astronauts Bob Hines and Jessica Watkins, both from NASA, and Samantha Cristoforetti of ESA (European Space Agency) for an experiment procedures review and a conference with the payload developer on the ground. Observations may provide insights improving wound healing techniques for astronauts and Earthlings.

Hines and Watkins began their day drawing their blood samples, spinning them in a centrifuge, then stowing them in a science freezer for later analysis. Hines then inspected seeds and recirculated fluids for the XROOTS botany study growing mizuna greens and radishes to explore agricultural techniques in space. Watkins later worked on orbital plumbing duties inside the Unity module.

Cristoforetti began her day servicing research gear as she downloaded Acoustic Monitor data to a laptop computer then swapped components on a fluorescence imaging microscope. At the end of the day, she continued stowing cargo inside the SpaceX Dragon resupply ship readying it for its return to Earth later this month.

Cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Denis Matveev are gearing up for another spacewalk on Aug. 17 to prepare the European robotic arm (ERA) for operations on the station’s Russian segment. The duo has been readying their Russian Orlan spacesuits, spacewalking tools, and the Poisk module’s airlock for next week’s planned six-and-half-hour spacewalk. Flight Engineer Sergey Korsakov, who will assist the spacewalkers next week, is also configuring the ERA for the upcoming excursion, which would be this year’s seventh spacewalk.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2022/08/11/crew-studies-life-science-botany-and-prepares-for-spacewalk/

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1605 on: 08/11/2022 05:17 pm »
Healing wounds and growing space crops topped the @ISS_Research schedule today. Exp 67 also packed a @SpaceX #Dragon and prepped for a spacewalk next week.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1557775775461511173

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1606 on: 08/11/2022 07:56 pm »
Expedition 67 Astronaut Kjell Lindgren Answers Indiana Student Questions - Aug. 11, 2022


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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
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« Reply #1609 on: 08/11/2022 09:10 pm »
Picture taken #fromspace onboard the @Space_Station by @ESA astronaut @AstroSamantha

Isola d'Elba (Aug 07) @italia #Italy

#Expedition67 #ISS #MissionMinerva

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« Reply #1610 on: 08/12/2022 12:37 am »
The first biology experiment in deep space!

BioSentinel will test how yeast, which has similar biological mechanisms to human cells, reacts to deep-space radiation. Experiments on @Space_Station and Earth will be used for data comparisons.

https://twitter.com/ISS_Research/status/1557839635182600192

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« Reply #1611 on: 08/12/2022 12:38 am »
Vote on which space crop sounds tastiest to you..

Mizuna mustard greens, red romaine lettuce, chile peppers, & radishes are just a few of the plant varieties we’ve grown aboard
@Space_Station and in our ground facilities at @NASAKennedy.

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceSci/status/1557759748367421441

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« Reply #1612 on: 08/12/2022 12:56 am »
Cape Canaveral captured by @Astro_FarmerBob from the International Space Station on July 30th.

What a beautiful shot..

https://twitter.com/Harry__Stranger/status/1557712684824477697

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« Reply #1613 on: 08/12/2022 10:27 am »
Small Satellites Deployment J-SSOD#22 from "Kibo" (TUMnanoSAT, FUTABA, HSU-SAT1)


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« Reply #1614 on: 08/12/2022 11:05 am »
Astronauts from the ISS explore layered formations in the Earth's atmosphere

08/12/2022 13:07

On Thursday, August 11, 2022, on board the Russian segment of the station, the following were performed:

preparation for Oleg Artemiev and Denis Matveev’s spacewalk under the Russian program (VKD-54) — installation of an additional portable pressurization unit in the Poisk small research module, test transmission of telemetry information from the European ERA remote manipulator via a broadband communication system, preparation of medical packs and on-board first aid kit for exit;

experiment "Vizir" (study of methods for recording the current position and orientation of portable scientific equipment and objects of manned space complexes);

experiment "Interaction-2" (study of the regularities of the behavior of the crew in a long-term space flight);

experiment “About Gagarin from Space” (open transmission from the Russian Segment of the ISS via an amateur radio communication channel to ground receiving stations of radio amateurs around the world of images, photographic materials dedicated to the life and work of the first cosmonaut Yu.A. Gagarin);

experiment "Pilot-T" (study of the reliability of the professional activity of an astronaut in a long-term space flight);

experiment "Terminator" (observation in the visible and near infrared ranges of the spectrum of layered formations at the heights of the upper mesosphere - lower thermosphere in the vicinity of the solar terminator);

assessment of the level of physical fitness of Oleg Artemiev and Denis Matveev on the VB-3M exercise bike in the Zvezda service module;

editing the database of the inventory system.

https://www.roscosmos.ru/38088/


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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1615 on: 08/12/2022 11:18 am »
Today Russia celebrates the 110th anniversary of the creation of the Air Force! Happy holiday, #HappyDay! @SergKorsakov..

#Air Force is the pride of the country, the courage of Russian pilots, the professionalism of the anti-aircraft, missile and radio engineering troops, the labor feat of the engineering staff, advanced science, the best aviation equipment in the world.

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« Reply #1616 on: 08/12/2022 11:19 am »
Congratulations on the Day of the Aerospace Forces of Russia.

Modern VKS were formed in 2015 by combining the air force and the aerospace defense forces. Aerospace Forces reliably guard the security of our homeland. Happy holiday! @SergKorsakov.

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« Reply #1617 on: 08/12/2022 11:21 am »
We wish all veterans of military aviation and those who are in the service today a clear sky over their heads, well-being, new successes for the benefit of our great Motherland! Let the goals be high, takeoffs - confident, landings - soft! Happy holiday, #HappyDay ! @SergKorsakov.

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Re: Expedition 67 Thread
« Reply #1618 on: 08/12/2022 11:52 am »
PASTA! Not to eat, but the "PArticle STAbilised Emulsions & Foams" experiment in the #ISS Fluid Science Laboratory, which studies the development of bubbles in emulsions. Samples were removed & packed for return & samples for the new FOAM experiment are installed. #MissionMinerva..

https://twitter.com/AstroSamantha/status/1558039003361837059
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« Reply #1619 on: 08/12/2022 12:12 pm »
#AuroraBorealis view from @Space_Station @OlegMKS..

https://twitter.com/nkknspace/status/1557996426801471489

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