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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 13 January 2016

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
January 17, 2016
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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 13 January 2016
NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 13 January 2016.

The crew is involved in a number of different experiments today, including more fluid shift studies, the SPRINT experiment, and experiment Matroyshka-R.
Tim Kopra was taking part in the SPRINT experiment today, which evaluates the use of high intensity, low volume exercise to minimize loss of muscle, bone and cardiovascular function.

Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko is working with Matroyshka, which measures radiation dosages aboard the International Space Station.

Tim Kopra, Time Peake, and Yuri Melenchenko will be reviewing medical training and CPR procedures today.

On-Orbit Status Report

Fluid Shifts Before, During and After Prolonged Space Flight and Their Association with Intracranial Pressure and Visual Impairment (Fluid Shifts): Kelly continued his Return minus 45 day (R-45) Fluid Shifts activities today in the Russian Segment with assistance from Kornienko and Volkov and guidance from the ground team. He performed Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Cerebral and Cochlear Fluid Pressure (CCFP) and Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions (DPOAE) tests, and a Tonometry exam. He also completed the part of the experiment utilizing the Russian Chibis (Lower Body Negative Pressure – LBNP) suit during ultrasound measurements. Fluid Shifts investigates the causes for severe and lasting physical changes to astronaut’s eyes. Because the headward fluid shift is a hypothesized contributor to these changes, reversing this fluid shift with a lower body negative pressure device is investigated as a possible intervention. Results from this study may help to develop preventative measures against lasting changes in vision and eye damage.

Sprint Ultrasound: Kopra performed his Flight Day 30 thigh and calf ultrasound scans today with assistance from Peake and guidance from the Sprint ground team. Ultrasound scans are used to evaluate spaceflight-induced changes in the muscle volume. The Sprint investigation evaluates the use of high intensity, low volume exercise training to minimize loss of muscle, bone, and cardiovascular function in ISS crewmembers during long-duration missions. Upon completion of this study, investigators expect to provide an integrated resistance and aerobic exercise training protocol capable of maintaining muscle, bone and cardiovascular health while reducing total exercise time over the course of a long-duration space flight. This will provide valuable information in support of the long term goal of protecting human fitness for even longer space exploration missions.

Fine Motor Skills: Kopra completed a session of the Fine Motor Skills experiment today. During the experiment he performed a series of interactive tasks on a touchscreen tablet. This investigation is the first fine motor skills study to measure long-term microgravity exposure, different phases of microgravity adaptation, and sensorimotor recovery after returning to Earth gravity.

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Yesterday afternoon, ground controllers successfully performed a periodic survey of the Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Testbed Experiment on ExPRESS Logistics Carrier (ELC)-3. Once the survey was complete, they commanded a Mobile Transporter (MT) translation from Worksite (WS)-7 to WS-2. The move was required in order to provide camera support during Friday’s Sequential Shunt Unit (SSU) 1B Extravehicular Activity (EVA) and to preposition the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) for next week’s Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) demonstration activity.

Orbital ATK (OA)-4 Cargo Operations: Kelly, Kopra, and Peake continued transferring cargo from Cygnus to ISS today. Approximately 33 hours of cargo operations remain.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training: The 45S Crew (Malenchenko, Kopra, and Peake) participated in medical contingency training. This on-board training provides crewmembers the opportunity to work as a team in resolving a simulated medical emergency. The training also allows the crew to practice communication and coordination necessary to perform medical emergency procedures. They located medical emergency procedures and appropriate Health Maintenance System (HMS) components utilized during an emergency and determined the deployed configuration. Finally, they reviewed individual methods of CPR delivery in micro-gravity.

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

Morning Inspection. SM ??? (Caution & Warning Panel) Test
Biochemical Urine Test
FLUID SHIFTS Comm configuration
FLUID SHIFTS. Gathering and Connecting Equipment for TV coverage
URISYS Hardware Stowage
Fine Motor Skills – Examination
FLUID SHIFTS Experiment Operations
ECLSS Recycle Tank Remove and Replace
Soyuz 719 Samsung Tablet Recharge – Initiate
On MCC GO Regeneration of ??? ?2 Micropurification Cartridge
Pre-EVA Crew Health Status – Prep
Periodic Health Evaluation before EVA
WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
USND2 – Hardware Activation
SPRINT – Hardware prep and installation
Battery Charging for EVA Camera setup
SPRINT – Operator Assistance with the Experiment
KULONOVSKIY KRISTALL. Copy and Downlink Data
Replacement of urine receptacle (??) and filter-insert (?-?) in ???. Install Urine Receptacle No. 0550035 (00067297R, ??1??_1_138_1), Filter-Insert No. 1406277 (00064551R, ??1??_1_138_1, Cover 1200024 b/c 00045144R). Stow the removed unit in ??? 429 for disposal
FLUID SHIFTS. Copying Data from CCFP/DPOAE devices and their deactivation in RS
HAM radio session from Columbus
DOSETRK – Medication Tracking Update
USND2 – Data Transfer
Private Psychological Conference
WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
Soyuz 719 Samsung Tablet Recharge – terminate
WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
RGN REC-TNK – Remove depress hose for nominal operations
24-hour ECG monitoring
USND2 – Hardware Deactivation
MATRYOSHKA-R. Gathering and Initialization of Bubble-Dosimeter Detectors
HABIT – Questionnaire Completion
Private Psychological Conference
JRNL – Journal Entry
WRS Maintenance
WRS – Recycle Tank Fill
24-hour BP monitoring
DOSETRK – Medication Tracking Update
IMS and Stowage Conference
RGN – Initiate drain into EDV
MATRYOSHKA-R. Handover of BUBBLE-dosimeters to USOS
RADIN – Handover of Detectors from/to RS
MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeter detector initialization and deployment for exposure
RADIN – Dosimeter Deployment
INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops
Soyuz 718 Samsung Tablet Recharge – Initiate
WRS Maintenance
RGN – Terminate water drain into EDV
IMS Delta File Prep
USOS EVA – Camera Setup
??? Maintenance
IMMUNO. Preparing Saliva-Immuno Kit for the experiment
Cygnus Cargo Operations
Evening Work Prep
Soyuz 718 Samsung Tablet Recharge – terminate
On MCC GO ??? ?2 Absorption Cartridge Regeneration
Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media
Video Recording for All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (?????)
URAGAN Observations and Photography
ECON-M. Observations and Photography

Completed Task List Items
EVA Tool Configuration

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.
Nominal System Commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Thursday, 01/14: EVA Procedure Review, EVA Tool Audit, Equipment Lock Preparation
Friday, 01/15: EVA #35 (SSU 1B)
Saturday, 01/16: USOS Airlock Deconfiguration, EVA Tool Stow, EVA debrief with ground

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

Component – Status
Elektron – On
Vozdukh – Manual
[???] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) – On
[???] 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 – Idle
Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3 – Operate
Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA) – Process
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) – Standby
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab- Full Up
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 – Off

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