NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 19 June 2015


NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 19 June 2015.

The three inhabitants of the International Space Station wrapped up a week-long series of eye checks for the Ocular Health study today and continued a litany of ongoing public and commercial microgravity science research.

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly worked inside the Destiny laboratory and opened up the Fluids Integrated Rack to replace a microscope lamp. The rack enables numerous fluid physics experiments helping scientists learn how to do such things as design better fuel tanks and water systems aboard spacecraft.

Cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko worked on their set of Russian science exploring the effects of microgravity on the human body and the behavior of liquid crystals. The Splanh experiment looks at how living in space affects a crew member's gastroenterology. Another study, the OASIS experiment, is researching the possibility of liquid crystal displays inside future spacesuit helmets.

SpaceX has rescheduled its launch of the Falcon 9 rocket with its Dragon resupply ship to June 28 at 10:21 a.m. EDT. Padalka and Kelly continue to train for its arrival now set for June 30 at around 7 a.m.

On-Orbit Status Report

Ocular Health: Kelly and Kornienko completed their Flight Day (FD) 90 Ocular Health activities with their ultrasound session, Padalka was the ultrasound operator for both sessions. The ultrasound images will be used to identify changes in globe morphology, including flattening of the posterior globe, and document optic nerve sheath diameter, optic nerve sheath tortuosity, globe axial measurements, and choroidal engorgement. The Ocular Health protocol calls for a systematic gathering of physiological data to characterize the risk of microgravity-induced visual impairment/intracranial pressure in ISS crewmembers.

Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR) Lamp Replacement: To prepare for the Microchannel Diffusion Experiment (MDE), which is flying on SpaceX-7, Kelly replaced a burned out lamp in the FIR.

Spaceflight Effects on Neurocognitive Performance: Extent, Longevity, and Neural Bases (NeuroMapping): Kelly completed his FD90 NeuroMapping sessions today. A subset of behavioral assessment tests were performed to complement the pre- and post-flight testing, including a mental rotation test, dual task test, and a joystick-based sensorimotor adaptation test. As a 1-year crewmember, Kelly will perform six in-flight NeuroMapping sessions throughout his mission. NeuroMapping studies whether long-duration spaceflight causes changes to the brain, including brain structure and function, motor control, and multi-tasking abilities. It also measures how long it would take for the brain and body to recover from possible changes.

On Board Training (OBT) Robotics On Board Trainer (RoBOT): In preparation for SpX-7 arrival Kelly (M-1) and Padalka (M-2) completed their second SpX-7 training session using RoBOT. This session focused on introducing Padalka to SSRMS Hot Backup operations as well as SSRMS malfunction recovery during track and capture. Kelly also lead Padalka through the Free-Flyer Capture Cue Card as well as star blocks of the SSRMS capture procedure.

Today's Planned Activities
All activities were complete unless otherwise noted.

LAB Bacteria Filter Inspection
OTKLIK. Hardware Check / r/g 8408
ISS crew and ГОГУ (RSA Flight Control Management Team) weekly conference r/g 9102
Replacement of РТ-50-1М No.4 and No.11 (А204, А211) r/g 9121
USND2 - activation of Ultrasound Hardware and Camcorder
NeuroMapping Neurocognitive Test Operations Subject
Ultrasound 2 - Scanning Prep
Ultrasound 2 - Scanning (Operator)
Ultrasound 2 - Scan (Subject)
Demating РТ-50-1М TLM Connectors from БКС./ r/g 9121
Ultrasound 2 - Data Export
Potable bus sample
WRS - Recycle Tank Fill
Ultrasound 2 - Closeout ops
Replacement of РТ-50-1М No.4 and No.11 (А204, А211) / r/g 9121
Ultrasound 2 - Data Export
Ocular Health - Cardiac and Blood Pressure Operations (Subject)
Ocular Health - Cardiac and Blood Pressure Operations (Operator)
IMS Tagup (S-band)
Ocular Health - Preparation Steps
Ocular Health - Cardiac and Blood Pressure Operations (Subject)
Ocular Health - Cardiac and Blood Pressure Operations (Operator)
FIR Rack Doors Open
ACE-H1. Sample Changeout
Ocular Health - Closeout ops
Replacement of РТ-50-1М No.4 and No.11 (А204, А211) / r/g 9121
Ocular Health - Data Export
FIR Rack Door Close
IMS Delta File Prep
IMS and Stowage Conference [Aborted]
OBT - Dragon Robotics Review
Replacement of РТ-50-1М No.4 and No.11 (А204, А211)
USND2 - Deactivation of Ultrasound Hardware and Camcorder
MRM1 Fan Screen Cleaning (group B). Cleaning behind panels 405, 406 r/g 8393
Mating РТ-50-1М TLM Connectors to БКС / r/g 9121
Replacement of РТ-50-1М No.4 and No.11 (А204, А211) - Closeout Ops / r/g 9121
Completed Task List Items

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

Ocular Health ops
Robotics training
Three-Day Look Ahead:

Saturday, 06/20: Crew off duty, housekeeping
Sunday, 06/21: Crew off duty
Monday, 06/22: Dragon OBT, CUCU/CCP checkout, OBT emergency drill
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) - Standby
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) - Standby
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab - Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 - Full Up

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