NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 26 July 2016

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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 26 July 2016.

Today: Biological Rhythms 48 Multi Media Card Exchange: The crew stopped the first half of the 24-hour recording that began yesterday and changed out the Multi Media Card and battery of the Digital Walk Holter ECG, then began the second half of the 24-hour recording.

The objective of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Biological Rhythms 48 is to study the effects of long-term microgravity exposure on heart function by analyzing an astronaut's electrocardiogram for 48 hours.

Fluid Shifts: Crewmembers continued Fluid Shifts operations by configuring the Refrigerated Centrifuge for sample load operations, conducting body (blood, urine, and saliva) sample collections and stowing the samples in a MELFI (Minus Eighty-degree Freezer for ISS). Fluid Shifts is a joint USOS - Russian experiment that measures how much fluid shifts from the lower body to the upper body, in or out of cells and blood vessels, and determines the impact these shifts have on fluid pressure in the head, changes in vision and eye structures

JEM Airlock (JEM AL) Operations: With assistance from the ground team, the crew completed Airlock Control and Display Unit-Remote Control (ACDU-RC) checkout and JEM AL labeling activities. They also removed the Handhold Experiment Platform Adapter from the Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) prior to removing MPEP from the Small Fine Arm (SFA) Airlock Attachment Mechanism (SAM) which is on the JEMAL slide table. This is in preparation for next week's planned installation of NanoRacks External Platform (NREP).

At Home in Space Questionnaire: The crew completed a questionnaire for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) At Home in Space experiment which assesses culture, values, and psychosocial adaptation of astronauts to a space environment shared by multinational crews on long-duration missions. It is hypothesized that astronauts develop a shared space culture that is an adaptive strategy for handling cultural differences and they deal with the isolated confined environment of the space craft by creating a home in space. At Home in Space investigates individual and culturally related differences, family functioning, values, coping with stress, and post-experience growth.

Microbial Check Valve (MCV) Orbital Replacement Unit (ORU) Remove & Replace (R&R): The Water Processing Assembly (WPA) has been experiencing high pressure faults when in reprocess mode due to high delta pressure across the MCV. The old MCV was installed following a failed R&R in 2015 and was degraded. Today the crew replaced the MCV with a spare delivered on SpX-9. The WPA is currently in process mode and data indicates the delta pressure has returned to normal levels.

Transition to the Power Management Control Application (PMCA) and Photovoltaic Control Application (PVCA) R5 Software Suite: The X2 PMPV R5 software transition began over the weekend and continued through today. Yesterday the software was pushed to the Backup Photovoltaic Control Unit (PVCU) Multiplexer-Demultiplexers (MDMs) [PVCU-3B, PVCU-3A, PVCU-4A and PVCU-2B], which were then transitioned to Primary. Today the software was pushed to the remaining PVCU MDMs [PVCU-1A, PVCU-1B, PVCU-2A, and PVCU-4B]. After the software loads were completed, the MDMs were transitioned from backup to primary. This returned the MDMs in their final desired Prime/Backup configuration.

Dragon Cargo Operations: The crew has unloaded all cargo from the vehicle. The crew completed 2.5 hours of cargo packing and loading for return.

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

BIOPLENKA. Removal of cassette No.3-2 from CRYOGEM-03 thermostat, Fixation of Constanta No.3-2 cassette biofilm and setup in ТБУ-В No.04 r/g 2908
FLUID SHIFTS. Saliva Test
FLUID SHIFTS. MELFI Urine Sample Insertion
FLUID SHIFTS. Urine Sample Collection
FLUID SHIFTS. MELFI Urine Sample Insertion
FLUID SHIFTS. Basic blood values
FLUID SHIFTS Blood Collection
FLUID SHIFTS Refrigerated Centrifuge Configuration
FLUID SHIFTS. Water Collection from the Galley and taking radioisotope marker
BLR48 - starting measurement
AHIS Questionnaire Completion
FLUID SHIFTS. Refrigerated Centrifuge Spin Conclude
FLUID SHIFTS. MELFI Urine Sample Insertion
FLUID SHIFTS. Urine Sample Collection
XF305 Camcorder Settings Adjustment
JEM Airlock Inner Hatch Open
Filling (separation) of ЕДВ (КОВ) for Elektron r/g 2851
FLUID SHIFTS. MELFI Urine Sample Insertion
CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 2888
JEM Airlock Monitor JEM AL Slide Table extension to JPM
HXP ADPTR Adapter Removal
СОЖ Maintenance
MPEP Removal of MPEP from Small Fine Arm (SAM) Part 1
JEM Airlock Releasing Capture Mechanism
MPEP Removal of MPEP from Small Fine Arm (SAM) (assistance)
MPEP Removal of MPEP from Small Fine Arm (SAM) Part 2
BIOCARD. Operator Assistance During the Experiment / r/g 1907
BIOCARD. Experiment r/g 1907
SSIPC Management / ISS Crew Tagup
Virus Definition File Update on Auxiliary Computer System (ВКС) Laptops
FLUID SHIFTS Blood Collection
FLUID SHIFTS. 3-Hour Blood Collection, Subject
SFA Remove Small Fine Arm (SFA) SAM from JEM AL Slide Table
FLUID SHIFTS Refrigerated Centrifuge Configuration
FLUID SHIFTS. 3-hour Saliva Collection, Subject
FLUID SHIFTS. MELFI Urine Sample Insertion
FLUID SHIFTS Cerebral and Cochlear Fluid Pressure (CCFP) Analyzer Device Baseline Setup
VIZIR. Fit check assessment for installation of Photo Image Coordinate Reference System r/g 2907
Replacement of FGB Power Supply System АБ4 Module 800А (A74) unit
FLUID SHIFTS. Refrigerated Centrifuge Spin Conclude
FLUID SHIFTS. MELFI Urine Sample Insertion
SFA Removal of Small Fine Arm (SFA) Airlock Attachment Mechanism (SAM) from JEM Airlock (AL) Slide Table (assistance)
OCT Hardware Setup
FLUID SHIFTS Refrigerated Centrifuge Spin Conclude
Gathering Microbial Check Valve (MCV) equipment for IFM
Access to Microbial Check Valve (MCV)
JEM Airlock Monitoring Capture Mechanism motion
FLUID SHIFTS. 5-hour Saliva Collection, Subject
FLUID SHIFTS. MELFI Urine Sample Insertion
FLUID SHIFTS. Urine Sample Collection, Closeout Ops
FLUID SHIFTS. MELFI Urine Sample Insertion
FLUID SHIFTS. Urine Collection Hardware Stowage
JEM Airlock Inner Hatch Closure
Health Maintenance System (HMS) Profile of Mood States (POMS) Questionnaire
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Operator
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Subject
MCV Remove and Replace
ALGOMETRIA. Experiment Ops / r/g 2911
BIOPLENKA. Fixation of Constanta No.3-3 cassette biofilm and setup in ТБУ-В No.04 r/g 2909
24-hour ECG Monitoring (termination) / r/g 2892
MCV Close-out Ops
Disinfectant dump to 2 ЕДВ containers and SM Rodnik H2O Tank 1 bladder compression / r/g 2910
CALCIUM. Experiment Session 6 / r/g 2906
24-hour BP monitoring (terminate) / r/g 2893
Progress 433 (DC1) Transfers and IMS Ops / Progress 433 Transfer Ops + r/g 2834, 2835
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Operator
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Subject
PAO Hardware Setup
Crew Prep for PAO
24-hour BP monitoring (start) / r/g 2893
PAO Event
24-hour ECG Monitoring (start) / r/g 2892
MCV Stowage
USND2 Unit Activation
FS-HW- Battery Installation
Eye Imaging, Ultrasound Scan Prep
Eye Imaging, Scanning (Operator)
Eye Imaging, Scan (Subject)
CONTENT. Experiment Ops / r/g 2905
IMS Delta File Prep
Eye Imaging, Data Export
Eye Imaging, Scanning (Operator) /
Eye Imaging, Scan (Subject)
OCT Hardware Stowage
CONTENT. Experiment Ops / r/g 2913
CASKAD. Manual Mixing in Bioreactor / r/g 2888
Eye Imaging, Data Export
Eye Imaging, Closeout Ops
On MCC GO Cleanup after SM Rodnik H2O Tank 1 bladder compression / r/g 2910

Completed Task List Items
Dragon transfer ops [Active]

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.
JEMAL ops
PVCU R5 Software load

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Wednesday, 07/27: Fluid Shifts, Mouse cage maintenance, Fine Motor Skills, Airway Monitoring hardware locate, PEPS inspection
Thursday, 07/28: Fluid Shifts, Mouse cage maintenance, Airway Monitoring hardware deploy, EMU resize, Active Dosimeter install/checkout
Friday, 07/29: EVA SAFER maintenance, Mouse cage maintenance, Airway Monitoring A/L setup, MSL LGF sample cartridge exchange

QUICK ISS Status - Environmental Control Group:
Component - Status
Elektron - Off
Vozdukh - Manual
[СКВ] 1 - SM Air Conditioner System ("SKV1") - Off
[СКВ] 2 - SM Air Conditioner System ("SKV2") - On
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab - Standby
Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3 - Operate
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab - Idle
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 - Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) - Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) - Norm
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab - Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 - Full Up

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