Mission Diary – 25 May

Cygnus is now completely unpacked and all logistical supplies from that vehicle have been transferred to the ISS. Habitability studies and the continued monitoring of experiments was punctuated by preparations for BEAM deployment, with leak checks lined up for Thursday.

ISS Daily Report 25 May

Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) High Definition (HD) Video Drawer Checkout: Following yesterday’s installation of the new HD video drawer and two HD video monitors, the crew continued the upgrade process for the MSG video equipment by completing checkout activities. After the hardware was set up and powered, the video signals were routed using the HD Video Drawer Graphical User Interface (GUI) located as a remote desktop application on the MSG Laptop Computer. The MSG HD video hardware was stowed following completion of the checkout activities.

Fine Motor Skills: A series of interactive tasks were completed for the Fine Motor Skills investigation.  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’s gravity.

Dose Tracker: The crew completed entries for medication tracking. This investigation documents the medication usage of crew members before and during their missions by capturing data regarding medication use during spaceflight, including side effect qualities, frequencies and severities. The data is expected to either support or counter anecdotal evidence of medication ineffectiveness during flight and unusual side effects experienced during flight. It is also expected that specific, near-real-time questioning about symptom relief and side effects will provide the data required to establish whether spaceflight-associated alterations in pharmacokinetics (PK) or pharmacodynamics (PD) is occurring during missions.

Habitability Human Factors Directed Observations: The crew recorded and submitted a walk-through video documenting observations of an area or activity providing insight related to human factors and habitability. The investigation collects information about the relationship between crew members and their environment on the ISS. Observations can help spacecraft designers understand how much habitable volume is required and whether a mission’s duration impacts how much space crew members need.

Bigelow Expandable Aerospace Module (BEAM) Vestibule Outfitting: The crew completed Node 3 (N3) Aft vestibule pressurization and leak check, opened the hatch, and completed installation and hardware deployment in N3 Aft BEAM Vestibule for all of the equipment required to support tomorrow’s planned BEAM deployment. Completed tasks were:

  • Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) Control Panel Assembly (CPA) and Center Disc Cover (CDC) removal,
  • ground strap installation,
  • deployment of BEAM deployment controller with associated cables except for power cable,
  • deployment of multimeter with BEAM Resistive Thermal Device (RTD) jumper,
  • installation of BEAM Vestibule data cable.

BEAM ingress is scheduled for June 2.

OA-6 Cargo Transfer Operations: Today the crew completed OA-6 unpack.
Today’s Planned Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • MORZE. Evaluation using SPRUT-2
  • Calf Volume Measurement / r/g 2338
  • FINEMOTR  Operator Assistance with the Experiment
  • Folding ARED Platform
  • Node 3 Aft Pressurization and Leak Check
  • RR-HAB BAG Rodent Research Habitat Stowage Bag Retrieval Sample Insertion into bags
  • COSMOCARD. Closeout Ops / r/g 2335
  • Node 3 Aft Hatch Opening
  • Rodent Research (RR) Camcorder Setup
  • FINEMOTR Experiment Ops
  • Stowage of Rodent Research Habitat Module
  • Removal and transfer of CBM disk cover
  • MORZE. Psycho-physiological Evaluation: Tsentrovka, SENSOR Tests
  • Removal of Node 3 Nadir CBM Controller Panel Assembly (CPA)
  • Study of veins in lower extremities / r/g 2337
  • Rodent Research (RR) Module Stowage
  • OCT Hardware Setup
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • WRS Sample Collection
  • BEAM Ground Strap Installation
  • HABIT Habitability Walk-Through Video
  • Inspection and Photos of space behind SM panels / r/g 2334
  • DOSETRK Data Input
  • MORZE. Psycho-physiological Evaluation: SUPOS Test
  • BEAM Vestibule Outfitting Part 1
  • VIZIR. Experiment Ops with СКПФУ Hardware r/g 2352
  • MORZE. Psycho-physiological Evaluation: Cattell’s Test
  • Health Management System (HMS) Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Subject
  • Health Management System (HMS) Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Operator
  • MORZE. Psycho-physiological Evaluation: Strelau Test
  • OCT Hardware Stowage
  • Rodent Research (RR) Camcorder Setup
  • BEAM Deployment Dynamic Sensors (DDS) Setup
  • MORZE. Closeout Ops
  • Robotic Work Station (RWS) Setup
  • ARED Footplate Unfold to Nominal Position
  • Potable Water Collection in SM for In-Flight Chemical and Microbial Analysis
  • HMS Defibrillator Inspection
  • MSG Video Recording
  • Stowage of Rodent Research Habitat Module
  • TOCA Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Sample Analysis
  • DOSETRK Data Input
  • JEM Remote Sensor Unit Battery R&R
  • Rodent Research (RR) Module Stowage
  • HABIT Preparing for the experiment
  • PK4 HD Data Download
  • Life On The Station Photo and Video / r/g 2000
  • PK4- Preparation for Data Download
  • Water Processing using MCD
  • Inspection and Cleaning of Laptops RS2, RS3
  • СТТС comm system switchover to the primary set
  • On MCC Go Inspection and Cleaning of RS1 Laptop
  • Inspection and Photos of space behind SM panels / r/g 2334
  • AUT Sample Retrieval from MELFI
  • AUT R2 Sample fixative application
  • TOCA Data Recording
  • MSG Video Recording
  • Countermeasures System (CMS) Sprint Exercise, Optional
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops / r/g 2349
  • MORZE. Experiment setup / r/g 2348
  • MSG  Hardware Deactivation
  • USOS High Definition (HD) Video setup for PAO
  • Crew Prep for PAO/ r/g 2356
  • TV Greetings to the Participants of Pressa-2016 Festival r/g 2356

Completed Task List Items

  • WHC KTO R&R 

Ground Activities

All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • BEAM activities
  • SPDM OTCM checkout
  • Nominal ground commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

Thursday, 05/26: BEAM leak check, inflation, deploy, EMCS water pump tube install, Cygnus cargo transfer

Friday, 05/27: Vascular Echo ultrasound, Ocular Health, Cygnus cargo transfer

Saturday, 05/28: Crew off duty, housekeeping

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:

                              Component Status
Elektron On
Vozdukh Manual
[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”) Off
[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 Off
Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3 Full Up
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