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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 5 September 2016

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
September 6, 2016
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NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 5 September 2016
NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 5 September 2016.

Today: Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) Ingress and Sampling: Flight Engineer (FE)-6 Rubins ingressed the BEAM and collected the deployed Radiation Area Monitor (RAM) dosimeters and performed Microbial Air Sampler (MAS) and Surface Sample Kit (SSK) sampling.
She also performed a thorough inspection of the walls and found no moisture. The crew also replaced all of the BEAM sensor extended life battery packs. The MAS and SSK samples as well as the RAM dosimeters will be packed for return on 46S and analyzed in Houston.

Cardio Ox and Biochem Profile Collections: Rubins and FE-5 Onishi performed their Flight Day 60 (FD60) urine and blood collections and inserted them into Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI). The Biochemical Profile experiment tests blood and urine samples obtained from astronauts before, during, and after spaceflight. Specific proteins and chemicals in the samples are used as biomarkers, or indicators of health. Post-flight analysis yields a database of samples and test results, which scientists can use to study the effects of spaceflight on the body. The goal of Cardio Ox is to determine whether biological markers of oxidative and inflammatory stress are elevated during and after space flight and whether this results in an increased, long-term risk of atherosclerosis risk in astronauts.

Marrow: Rubins collected breath and ambient air samples in support of the Canadian Space Agency’s Marrow experiment. Marrow investigation looks at the effect of microgravity on the bone marrow. It is believed that microgravity, like long-duration bed rest on Earth, has a negative effect on the bone marrow and the blood cells that are produced in the marrow. The extent of this effect, and its recovery, are of interest to space research and healthcare providers on Earth.

ISS Change of Command (COC): The entire crew discussed with Mission Control Center (MCC)-Houston and MCC-Moscow flight control teams their roles and responsibilities for the timeframe between the COC event and departure of 46S. Anatoly Ivanishin then assumed command of the ISS from Jeff Williams. Following the COC, the 47S crew became prime for emergency response.

Post Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tasks: The crew deconfigured the Airlock following last week’s EVA operations and prepared Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMUs) and equipment for long term stowage. They also performed EMU cooling loop maintenance on the EMUs used during the EVA (3003 and 3008).

Crew Quarters (CQ) Port Cleaning: In preparation for his departure from the ISS tomorrow Williams cleaned his CQ, including the intake and exhaust ducts, fans and airflow sensors.

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

MARROW Air Samples
HRF Sample Collection
HRF MELFI Sample Insertion
HRF Activation of Centrifuge and blood collection operator assistance
HRF Blood Collection Operator
HRF Refrigerated Centrifuge Configuration
DOSETRK Data Entry
HRF Refrigerated Centrifuge Configuration 2
MRF Flow
HRF MELFI Sample Insertion
Auxiliary Laptop Computer System Anti-Virus Data Update
Crew Departure Prep
Removal and handover of dosimeters to RS for stowage in Soyuz 720
Measuring Partial CO Pressure in RS using US portable CSA-CP device (Central Post SM panel 208)
HRF Blood sample removal in preparation for cold stowage insertion
HRF MELFI Sample Insertion
MATRYOSHKA-R. Transfer of PADLE detectors and handover for Return / r/g 3286
MATRYOSHKA-R. Photos of Transfer / r/g 3290
Fine Motor Skills (FINEMOTR) Experiment Ops
LBNP Exercise (CLOSEOUT) r/g 3296
HRF Refrigerated Centrifuge Closeout Ops
HRF Sample Collection
On MCC GO Dismantling ??? (??251??) and ROM from Soyuz720 ??
HRF MELFI Sample Insertion
US items prepack for return on 46S
HABIT Questionnaires
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Fill Part 3
CASKAD. Connecting Anabioz Incubator to ??? and Power Up / r/g 3293
WRM Condensate Collection Configuration
Soyuz 731 Samsung Tablet Recharge, initiate
HABIT Preparing for the experiment
Stowage of BEAM Video Equipment
Folding ARED Platform
CASKAD. Starting Anabioz No. 2 Battery Charge / r/g 3293
Folding ARED Platform
MRF Purge
BEAM Ingress
Crew Discretionary Event
FENIKS. Removal and Transfer of Bioekologiya cases to Soyuz 720, disposal of empty Bioekologiya kits / r/g 3292
Air Lock Deconfig after EVA
Moving Stowage back to the A/L after the EVA
BEAM air sampling using ??-1? sampler r/g 3295
Environmental Health System (EHS), Radiation Area Monitors (RAM) Retrieve
FAGEN. Removal and transfer of [MCK] Kits No.06 and No.07 from panel 328 to Soyuz 720 / r/g 3291
BIOPOLIMER. Hardware Removal from Exposure Location and Transfer to Soyuz / r/g 3294
Start EMU cooling loop scrub
STRUKTURA Photography during deactivation / r/g 3289
STRUKTURA Deactivation of crystallization process / r/g 3288
Microbiology Surface Sampling in BEAM using SSK kit
BAKTERIOFAG. Photograph and Dismantle BIOECOLOGIYA Container, transfer to Soyuz 720 / r/g 3287
STRUKTURA Transfer and stowage of Luch-2 Kit to Soyuz 720 / r/g 3288
IFM Port Crew Quarters (CQ) Cleaning
Soyuz 720 Samsung Tablet Recharge, initiate
Sanitary -Hygiene Status Monitoring r/g 3298
Soyuz 720 Payload Container Stowage Ops for return / r/g 3099
Soyuz 731 Samsung Tablet Recharge, terminate
??? Maintenance r/g 3300
EMU Cooling Loop Post Scrub Water Sample
Microbial Air Sampler (MAS) Kit Sample Collection in BEAM
EMU Cooling Loop Maintenance, EMU Reconfig
Microbial Sample Collection / r/g 3297
Filling (separation) of ??? (???) for Elektron or ???-??
Transfer of MAS/SSK samples (from BEAM) to RS for stowage in Soyuz 720
HRF Sample Collection
Replace BEAM Distributed Impact Detection System (DIDS)
HRF MELFI Sample Insertion
BEAM Cleanup and Egress
Exercise Data Downlink via OCA
ARED Footplate Unfold to Nominal Position
IFM In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Port Crew Quarter (CQ) Cleaning
Health Maintenance System (HMS) Profile of Mood States (POMS) Questionnaire
HRF Sample Collection
Water Transfer to Container via MRF, End
Countermeasures System (CMS), Sprint Exercise, Optional
HRF MELFI Sample Insertion
EMU Cooling Loop Deconfig
Soyuz 720 P/L Container Transfer Operations Report r/g 3099
MARROW Air Samples
Soyuz 720 Samsung tablet recharge, terminate
Signing ISS RS Handover Protocol / r/g 3285
Comm Check and Ops from Soyuz 720 via RGS

Completed Task List Items
MELFI1 retrieve 1 and 2 of 4
BMS sample complete 3 of 4
Manufacturing Device Print Removal, Clean, and Stow
PFS Gas Delivery System Portable PFS Photography
HRF PC1 and PC2 battery changeout
Space Station Research Explorer (SSRE) iPad Application Update

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.
Support for EMU Loop Scrub
Safing for port CQ cleaning

Three-Day Look Ahead:
Tuesday, 09/06: Cardio Ox ultrasound, final HRF samples, 46S undock and landing
Wednesday, 09/07: Crew Sleep Shift
Thursday, 09/08: Express Rack 7 SSPCM R&R, EVA water conductivity test, ARED cable R&R, IMV flow measurement

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:
Component – Status
Elektron – On
Vozdukh – Manual
[???] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) – Off
[???] 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) – Standby
Urine Processing Assembly (UPA) – Process
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab – Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 – Full Up

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