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ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/15/2018

69 Progress (69P) Docking:  This morning the 69P vehicle docked to the SM aft port of the ISS.  Rendezvous and docking both completed successfully in the automated mode with a preliminary docking capture time of 4:38:43 AM CST.   Lighting Effects: Upon wa
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/15/2018

69 Progress (69P) Docking:  This morning the 69P vehicle docked to the SM aft port of the ISS.  Rendezvous and docking both completed successfully in the automated mode with a preliminary docking capture time of 4:38:43 AM CST.   Lighting Effects: Upon wakeup, a 53S subject provided a daily sleep log entry to track his sleep … Continue reading «ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/15/2018»

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/14/2018

Lighting Effects: Upon wakeup, a 53S subject provided a daily sleep log entry to track his sleep patterns and wakefulness. The Lighting Effects experiment hopes to better quantify and qualify how lighting can effect habitability of spacecraft. The light bulb
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/14/2018

Lighting Effects: Upon wakeup, a 53S subject provided a daily sleep log entry to track his sleep patterns and wakefulness. The Lighting Effects experiment hopes to better quantify and qualify how lighting can effect habitability of spacecraft. The light bulbs on the ISS are being replaced with a new system designed for improved crew health … Continue reading «ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/14/2018»

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/13/2018

69 Progress (69P) Launch:  69P launched from the Baikonur, Kazakhstan this morning at 2:13am CST and achieved nominal insertion with all antennas and solar arrays deployed.  Due to orbital phasing, this will be a 34-orbit rendezvous profile.  69P docking i
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/13/2018

69 Progress (69P) Launch:  69P launched from the Baikonur, Kazakhstan this morning at 2:13am CST and achieved nominal insertion with all antennas and solar arrays deployed.  Due to orbital phasing, this will be a 34-orbit rendezvous profile.  69P docking is scheduled for Thursday morning at 4:43am CST.  Lighting Effects: Upon wakeup, a 53S subject began … Continue reading «ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/13/2018»

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/12/2018

69 Progress (69P) Launch Abort:  Over the weekend, the planned launch of 69P did not occur.  The vehicle issued an abort command shortly before launch and successfully shut down the launch sequence.  The root cause is under investigation, and the forward p
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/12/2018

69 Progress (69P) Launch Abort:  Over the weekend, the planned launch of 69P did not occur.  The vehicle issued an abort command shortly before launch and successfully shut down the launch sequence.  The root cause is under investigation, and the forward plan is in work.  The next available launch opportunity is tomorrow morning, Tuesday, February … Continue reading «ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/12/2018»

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/09/2018

Rodent Research 6 (RR-6):  Today the crew performed the fourth day of RR-6 operations where they conducted fixative swaps and processed a series of blood samples from the rodents. The samples from today’s activities were placed in the Minus Eighty Degree C
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/09/2018

Rodent Research 6 (RR-6):  Today the crew performed the fourth day of RR-6 operations where they conducted fixative swaps and processed a series of blood samples from the rodents. The samples from today’s activities were placed in the Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) for containment. The Rodent Research-6 (RR-6) mission uses … Continue reading «ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/09/2018»

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/08/2018

Communications Issues:  This morning, communication with the ISS on Space to Ground (S/G) became intermittent.  A failed controller card at White Sands prevented the acquisition of the correct Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS).  Nominal communicatio
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/08/2018

Communications Issues:  This morning, communication with the ISS on Space to Ground (S/G) became intermittent.  A failed controller card at White Sands prevented the acquisition of the correct Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS).  Nominal communications were restored after the card was replaced.  Rodent Research 6 (RR-6):  Today the crew performed the third day of … Continue reading «ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/08/2018»

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/06/2018

Common Communications for Visiting Vehicle (C2V2) R2 Upgrade:  Due to issues experienced yesterday while loading the C2V2 R2 upgrade, ground controllers were unable to complete the first day of R2 load operations.  The attempt to load the software today wa
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/06/2018

Common Communications for Visiting Vehicle (C2V2) R2 Upgrade:  Due to issues experienced yesterday while loading the C2V2 R2 upgrade, ground controllers were unable to complete the first day of R2 load operations.  The attempt to load the software today was again unsuccessful.  It was determined that a file mismatch was causing errors in the software … Continue reading «ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/06/2018»

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/05/2018

Microbial Tracking-2 (MT-2): Over the weekend, a 53S subject completed saliva sample collections in support of the MT-2 investigation. The MT-2 series continues the monitoring of the types of microbes that are present on the ISS. It seeks to catalog and chara
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/05/2018

Microbial Tracking-2 (MT-2): Over the weekend, a 53S subject completed saliva sample collections in support of the MT-2 investigation. The MT-2 series continues the monitoring of the types of microbes that are present on the ISS. It seeks to catalog and characterize potential disease-causing microorganisms onboard the ISS. Crew pre-flight, in-flight, and post-flight samples and … Continue reading «ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/05/2018»

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/02/2018

Russian Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #44: Alexander Misurkin (as EV1) and Anton Shkaplerov (as EV2) performed RS EVA #44 with a Phased Elapsed Time (PET) of 8 hrs 13 min. During the EVA, the cosmonauts removed and replaced the [OHA] antenna high frequency re
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/02/2018

Russian Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #44: Alexander Misurkin (as EV1) and Anton Shkaplerov (as EV2) performed RS EVA #44 with a Phased Elapsed Time (PET) of 8 hrs 13 min. During the EVA, the cosmonauts removed and replaced the [OHA] antenna high frequency receiver on Service Module (SM) aft.  Microbial Tracking-2:  A 53S crewmember completed body … Continue reading «ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/02/2018»

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/30/2018

Personal CO2 Monitor Sensor Calibration: Today the crew will perform a single point calibration of the Personal CO2 monitors using and iPad and readings from a Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) sample port. The Personal CO2 Monitor demonstrates a system capabl
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/30/2018

Personal CO2 Monitor Sensor Calibration: Today the crew will perform a single point calibration of the Personal CO2 monitors using and iPad and readings from a Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) sample port. The Personal CO2 Monitor demonstrates a system capable of unobtrusively collecting and downlinking individual crew members’ CO2 exposure for weeks to months. This … Continue reading «ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/30/2018»

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/31/2018

Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) SmoothNav: The crew set up the SPHERES work area to activate and check out the hardware and EXPRESS laptop computer (ELC) before conducting the SmoothNav experiment run. SmoothNa
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/31/2018

Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) SmoothNav: The crew set up the SPHERES work area to activate and check out the hardware and EXPRESS laptop computer (ELC) before conducting the SmoothNav experiment run. SmoothNav develops an estimation algorithm aggregating relative state measurements between multiple, small, and potentially differently instrumented spacecraft. The algorithm obtains … Continue reading «ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/31/2018»

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/01/2018

NanoRacks DreamUp Xtronaut Crystal Growth (DreamXCG):  The crew used hot water from the PWD to dissolve sugar crystals in two pouches and later transfer sugar water into the pouches with seeded dowels. This investigation teaches students about the effects o
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/01/2018

NanoRacks DreamUp Xtronaut Crystal Growth (DreamXCG):  The crew used hot water from the PWD to dissolve sugar crystals in two pouches and later transfer sugar water into the pouches with seeded dowels. This investigation teaches students about the effects of microgravity on crystal formations using near-identical flight kits flown and operated aboard the International Space … Continue reading «ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/01/2018»

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/23/2018

USOS Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) #47:  Today, Mark Vande Hei (as EV1) and Scott Tingle (as EV2) successfully completed USOS EVA #47 with a Phased Elapsed Time (PET) of 7 hrs 24 min. The primary goal of the EVA was to swap the Latching End Effector (LEE) f
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/23/2018

USOS Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) #47:  Today, Mark Vande Hei (as EV1) and Scott Tingle (as EV2) successfully completed USOS EVA #47 with a Phased Elapsed Time (PET) of 7 hrs 24 min. The primary goal of the EVA was to swap the Latching End Effector (LEE) from the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) … Continue reading "ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/23/2018"

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/22/2018

Light Microscopy Module (LMM) Petri Plants Plate Operations: Over the weekend, the crew used the light meter in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) to take light intensity measurements before transporting the plates to the Lab to photograph the plates with a
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/22/2018

Light Microscopy Module (LMM) Petri Plants Plate Operations: Over the weekend, the crew used the light meter in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) to take light intensity measurements before transporting the plates to the Lab to photograph the plates with and without lids.  Plants cultivated in microgravity look mostly normal, but space-grown plants have a … Continue reading "ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/22/2018"

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/19/2018

Vascular Echo: After completing the Cardiolab (CDL) blood pressure measurement earlier this week, today the 53S subject performed the Vascular Echo Exercise Portable Doppler (PDOP) measurement with ground team assistance. Using the CDL PDOP, the crewmember do
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/19/2018

Vascular Echo: After completing the Cardiolab (CDL) blood pressure measurement earlier this week, today the 53S subject performed the Vascular Echo Exercise Portable Doppler (PDOP) measurement with ground team assistance. Using the CDL PDOP, the crewmember donned the PDOP femoral probe and performed a 1-minute exercise followed by a resting period during which data was … Continue reading "ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/19/2018"

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/18/2018

Plant Habitat Gaseous Nitrogen (GN2) Hose Connection: Today the crew removed and replaced the acoustic blanket and growth chamber door before retrieving the GN2 filter and connecting it to the EXpedite the PRocessing of Experiments to Space Station (EXPRESS)
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/18/2018

Plant Habitat Gaseous Nitrogen (GN2) Hose Connection: Today the crew removed and replaced the acoustic blanket and growth chamber door before retrieving the GN2 filter and connecting it to the EXpedite the PRocessing of Experiments to Space Station (EXPRESS) Rack nitrogen. The other end was connected to the GN2 hose in order to perform a … Continue reading "ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/18/2018"

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/17/2018

CORRECTIONS TO TODAY’s REPORT: Circadian Rhythms activity was deferred due to conflicts with the OFV tomorrow.  It will be performed tomorrow. Added ISS Reboost with SM Main Engines Circadian Rhythms [Deferred]:  Today a 53S crewmember instrumented themse
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/17/2018

CORRECTIONS TO TODAY’s REPORT: Circadian Rhythms activity was deferred due to conflicts with the OFV tomorrow.  It will be performed tomorrow. Added ISS Reboost with SM Main Engines Circadian Rhythms [Deferred]:  Today a 53S crewmember instrumented themselves with Thermolab Double Sensors, mounted the Thermolab Unit to their belt, and began 36 hours of monitoring for … Continue reading "ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/17/2018"

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/16/2018

Rodent Research 6 (RR-6):  In support of the on-going RR-6 investigation, today the crew refilled the rodent habitat water supply using the water refill kit and later remove the mice and restocked the rodent habitats with new food bars in addition to cleanin
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/16/2018

Rodent Research 6 (RR-6):  In support of the on-going RR-6 investigation, today the crew refilled the rodent habitat water supply using the water refill kit and later remove the mice and restocked the rodent habitats with new food bars in addition to cleaning the lids and interiors cages of the habitats. The Rodent Research-6 (RR-6) … Continue reading "ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/16/2018"

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/15/2018

Vascular Echo: With ground team assistance, a 53S crewmember performed a Vascular Echo protocol, which included scans of his neck, thigh, portal vein, and heart. Following the scanning activity, the subject completed three consecutive blood pressure measureme
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/15/2018

Vascular Echo: With ground team assistance, a 53S crewmember performed a Vascular Echo protocol, which included scans of his neck, thigh, portal vein, and heart. Following the scanning activity, the subject completed three consecutive blood pressure measurements using the Cardio-lab Holter Arterial blood pressure unit. Vascular Echo examines changes in blood vessels, and the heart, … Continue reading "ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/15/2018"

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/15/2018

Vascular Echo: With ground team assistance, a 53S crewmember performed a Vascular Echo protocol, which included scans of his neck, thigh, portal vein, and heart. Following the scanning activity, the subject completed three consecutive blood pressure measureme
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/15/2018

Vascular Echo: With ground team assistance, a 53S crewmember performed a Vascular Echo protocol, which included scans of his neck, thigh, portal vein, and heart. Following the scanning activity, the subject completed three consecutive blood pressure measurements using the Cardio-lab Holter Arterial blood pressure unit. Vascular Echo examines changes in blood vessels, and the heart, … Continue reading "ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/15/2018"

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