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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 14 January 2016

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
January 17, 2016
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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 14 January 2016
NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 14 January 2016.

Commander Scott Kelly and one-year crewmate Mikhail Kornienko continue their contribution to the fluid shifts study with the aid of Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov.
Data from this long-term study hopes to reveal correlations between the distribution of fluid in the body and changes in vision during prolonged stays in microgravity.

Final preparations are underway for tomorrow’s spacewalk by Tim Kopra and Tim Peake to replace the failed Sequential Shunt Unit and regain the use of power channel 1B that went down on November 13. The 6 ½ hour spacewalk will also involve the spacewalkers deploying cables for the future installation of International Docking Adapters on Pressurized Mating Adapters that will accommodate the arrival of U.S. commercial crew vehicles.

On-Orbit Status Report

Fluid Shifts: Kornienko continued his Return minus 45 day (R-45) Fluid Shifts activities today in the Russian Segment with assistance from Kelly 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.

Sleep Log: Kelly recorded a Sleep Log entry today after waking. The Sleep ISS-12 experiment monitors ambient light exposure and crew member activity and collects subjective evaluations of sleep and alertness. The investigation examines the effects of space flight and ambient light exposure on sleep during a year-long mission on the ISS.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparation: The USOS Crew carried out their final Equipment Lock and Tool preparations in support of tomorrow’s Sequential Shunt Unit (SSU) EVA. In addition, they printed and reviewed Cuff Checklist procedures, reviewed an EVA Briefing Package, Detailed Timeline, Tool Configuration Summary, Sharp Edge Briefing, and SSU Systems Briefing Package. Egress from the Joint Airlock is scheduled to occur tomorrow morning at 6:55am CST.

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

Morning Inspection, Laptop RS1(2) Reboot
RSS 1, 2 Reboot
IMMUNO. Saliva Sample (Session 1)
Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Reminder for EVA In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Preparation
IMMUNO. First stress test, questionnaire data entry
IMMUNO. Test-Tube Blood Collection (finger)
IMMUNO. Blood Sample Processing
IMMUNO. Equipment Stowage
FLUID SHIFTS. Comm configuration for the experiment
Final printout of EVA procedures
Freon Analysis of SM Atmosphere Using Freon Leak Analyzer/Detector (ФИТ) (CМ1РО_4_402)
USOS EVA Tool Configuration
Pille Sensors setup for USOS EVA
FS1 Server SW Installation to copy SOT data
Life On The Station Photo and Video
Audit of Personal Hygiene Articles (СЛГ). Selection of wipes for priority use
IMS Delta File Prep
PAO hardware setup
TV Session with Time magazine and NTV Channel
Relocating PBAs for upcoming EVA
24-hour ECG Monitoring (termination)
USOS EVA Tool Audit
24-hour BP monitoring (terminate)
Life On The Station Photo and Video
Audit of Personal Hygiene Articles (СЛГ). Selection of wipes for priority use
Equipment Lock Preparation
Evening Work Prep
Robotic Work Station (RWS) – Display and Control Unit (DCP) powerup
Final printout of EVA procedures
IMMUNO. Second stress test, questionnaire data entry
EVA Procedure Review
IMMUNO. Saliva Sample (Session 2)
IMMUNO. Equipment Stowage Closeout
CONTENT. Experiment Ops
EVA Procedure Review
US EVA Procedure Conference
Earth photo/video ops
Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media
Video Recording for All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (ВГТРК)
URAGAN Observations and Photography
ECON-M. Observations and Photography

Completed Task List Items

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

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Friday, 01/15: EVA #35 (SSU 1B)
Saturday, 01/16: USOS Airlock Deconfiguration, EVA Tool Stow, EVA debrief with ground
Sunday, 01/17: Crew Day Off

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 – 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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