NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 12 February 2019 - Daily Exercise and Research

NASA astronaut Anne McClain is inside the Destiny laboratory module surrounded by exercise gear, including laptop computers and sensors that measure physical exertion and aerobic capacity, during a workout session aboard the International Space Station. Credit: NASA. Dec. 14, 2018.

The Expedition 58 crew explored space exercise and checked out biology hardware today aboard the International Space Station.

The space residents supplemented their research activities and kept the orbital lab systems in tip-top shape.

Daily exercise in space is important so astronauts can fight muscle and bone loss caused by living in weightlessness. Doctors are seeking to optimize workouts for crews to stay in shape for strenuous activities like spacewalks, returning to Earth and adjusting to gravity.

Anne McClain of NASA contributed to that research today strapping into an exercise bike while attached to breathing tubes and sensors. Scientists measured her breathing and aerobic capacity to understand the effects of microgravity on pulmonary function and physical exertion.

Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques worked on a pair of incubators throughout Tuesday. He disconnected hardware in the Kubik incubator that houses small biology studies in the Columbus lab module. Afterward, he glided into the Kibo lab module and set up a carbon dioxide meter inside the Space Automated Bioproduct Laboratory supporting a wide variety of life sciences.

The commander, Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos, worked primarily in the station's Russian segment beginning the day working on life support gear. The highly experienced cosmonaut then moved onto space navigation research before charging the emergency phone inside the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft.

On-Orbit Status

Human Research Facility (HRF) Urine Setup: The crew set up hardware in preparation for repository activities later this week. Repository is a storage bank that is used to maintain biological specimens over extended periods of time and under well-controlled conditions. It 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.

Space Acceleration Measurement System II (SAMS II) Screen Cleaning: As part of the routine periodic maintenance, the crew cleaned lint from the filter screens in the SAMS-II RTS/D1 (Remote Triaxial Sensor Drawer 1) and RTS/D2 locations. SAMS-II is an ongoing study of the small forces (vibrations and accelerations) on the ISS resulting from the operation of hardware, crew activities, dockings, and maneuvering. Results generalize the types of vibrations affecting vibration-sensitive experiments. Investigators seek to better understand the vibration environment on the ISS.

Nitrogen / Oxygen Recharge System (NORS) Tank Uninstall: Today the crew worked with MCC-H to terminate the transfer of Nitrogen from the NORS Recharge Tank to the ISS Airlock Nitrogen Tanks. As part of the activity, they removed the fill hose, regulator, then uninstalled and stowed the tank for return on a future cargo vehicle.

Compound Specific Analyzer - Combustion Products (CSA-CP) Sample Pump Failure: During a scheduled inspection, the crew found that one CSA-CP Sample Pump was failed. The Sample Pump is needed to obtain CSA-CP samples at fire ports. Currently there is only one functional Sample Pump on ISS. Ground teams are working to manifest a spare pump onboard an upcoming cargo vehicle.

Intra-Module Ventilation (IMV) Measurements: Yesterday, the crew took periodic measurements of the airflow at IMV ducts in several locations, including Russian Segment to Node 3, Node 3 to Cupola, Airlock to Node 1, Lab to Node 2, Node 2 to Lab, Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) inlet and Node 3 to BEAM. Teams are currently reviewing the data and will request cleaning if the airflow measurements are below pre-defined limits.

Completed Task List Activities:
PMM1D4 Reconfiguration
PMM1PD2 GLA removal and new light install

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.
Primary Power System (PPS) Channel 3A Characterization Test (Ongoing)

Two-Day Look Ahead:
Wednesday, 02/13

Actiwatch plus check
CSA frozen blood setup
ER3 ELC swap and bios check
Fluid Shifts prep
ISS HAM pass
JAXA/TPS setup
Team Task Switching survey

ITCS refill in Lab and JEM

Thursday, 02/14

Astrobee OBT
ER10B MTL flow adjust
Fluid Shifts repeat Chibis session
Refabricator installation completion
JAXA/TPS setup
JAXA/SAIBO video survey


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

Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos web site and social media
ECON-M. Observations and photo
R&R ПФ1-ПФ4 Dust Filters Cassettes in the SM
VECTOR-Т. Hardware Setup
Kubik 6 Data Copy
Regeneration of the БМП Absorbing Cartridge Ф2 (start)
COSMOCARD. Closeout Operations.
Kubik Test Experiment Container Uninstall
SM Video Equipment Maintenance with Live Broadcast (S+Кu-band).
Transfer Water from Progress 440 Rodnik Water Tank #1 into a EDV using a Compressor.
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Fill Part 3
Photo/TV Camcorder Setup Verification
Kubik 6 Uninstall
Deck 3 restore after KUBIK activities
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
Space Automated Bioproduct Lab, CO2 Incubator Installation
Midday Meal
XF305 Camcorder Setup
Microscope (MS) Test Sample Removal
Space Automated Bioproduct Lab, CO2 Incubator Installation
Closeout for Microscope in MSPR Work Volume.
Station Support Computer 6 (SSC6) Troubleshooting
Visual and functional inspections of the CSA-CP Probes on ISS.
СОЖ maintenance
Biomolecule Extraction and Sequencing Technology (BEST) Biomolecule Sequencer Checkout
MELFI Biomolecule Extraction and Sequencing Technology (BEST) Sample Trash
Microgravity Measurement Apparatus (MMA) Connection Check
Charge Soyuz 741 (57S) IRIDIUM Phone
Rodent Research Cargo Transfer Bag Consolidate
Gather Fluid System Servicer (FSS) equipment in preparation for operations on GMT-044.
Charge Soyuz 741 (57S) IRIDIUM Phone
VECTOR-Т. Remove ФСС Equipment from Window #9. Transfer and Downlink Data
Environmental Health System (EHS) - Compound Specific Analyzer-Combustion Products (CSA-CP) Extended Maintenance
HRF Generic Urine Collection Setup
Space Automated Bioproduct Lab, CO2 Meter Setup
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
PL Control Box2 Relocate
Space Acceleration Measurement System Screen Cleaning
IMS Delta File Prep
Space Automated Bioproduct Lab, CO2 Meter Location Swap
Space Acceleration Measurement System Screen Cleaning
Evening Preparation Work
Fluid System Servicer (FSS) Payload Water Reservoir (PWR) Gather
Space Automated Bioproduct Lab, CO2 Meter Teardown and Stow

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