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ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/17/2018

Microbial Tracking-2:  Today a crewmember collected saliva samples for the Microbial Tracking-2 investigation and placed them inside a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI). MT-2 monitors the different types of microbes that are pres
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/17/2018

Microbial Tracking-2:  Today a crewmember collected saliva samples for the Microbial Tracking-2 investigation and placed them inside a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI). MT-2 monitors the different types of microbes that are present on ISS over a 1-year period.  After the samples return to Earth, a molecular analysis of the RNA …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/14/2018

H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-7 Launch: Today’s launch attempt was scrubbed due to a technical issue. Binary Colloidal Alloy Test – Cohesive Sediment (BCAT-CS): The crew checked the camera alignment and focus by viewing the latest BCAT images on a lapto
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/14/2018

H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-7 Launch: Today’s launch attempt was scrubbed due to a technical issue. Binary Colloidal Alloy Test – Cohesive Sediment (BCAT-CS): The crew checked the camera alignment and focus by viewing the latest BCAT images on a laptop. BCAT-CS focuses on the study of forces between particles that cluster together by using sediments …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/13/2018

Rodent Research-7 (RR-7): The crew completed the second of two days of rodent operations for the RR-7 investigation. Crewmembers will perform bone densitometer scans, blood draws, fecal pellet collections, and sampling operations. They also completed cleanin
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/13/2018

Rodent Research-7 (RR-7): The crew completed the second of two days of rodent operations for the RR-7 investigation. Crewmembers will perform bone densitometer scans, blood draws, fecal pellet collections, and sampling operations. They also completed cleaning of the rodent habitats. The RR-7 investigation examines how the space environment affects the community of microorganisms in the …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/12/2018

H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-7 Launch Delay: Due to an unfavorable weather forecast for tomorrow’s HTV launch attempt, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has delayed the HTV-7 launch to Friday, 14 September at 20:59 GMT (15:59 CT) with capture on Tue
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/12/2018

H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-7 Launch Delay: Due to an unfavorable weather forecast for tomorrow’s HTV launch attempt, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has delayed the HTV-7 launch to Friday, 14 September at 20:59 GMT (15:59 CT) with capture on Tuesday, 18 September at 11:25 GMT (06:25 CT). Rodent Research-7 (RR-7): The crew completed the first of …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/11/2018

Microbial Tracking-2 (MT-2): Today a crewmember collected saliva and body surface samples for the Microbial Tracking-2 investigation and placed them inside a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI). MT-2 monitors the different types of
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/11/2018

Microbial Tracking-2 (MT-2): Today a crewmember collected saliva and body surface samples for the Microbial Tracking-2 investigation and placed them inside a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI). MT-2 monitors the different types of microbes that are present on ISS over a 1-year period. After the samples returned to Earth, a molecular …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/10/2018

H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-7 Launch Status: On Sunday, Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) reported that tonight’s launch of HTV-7 has been delayed due to weather concerns. Experts are meeting later tonight (Tuesday, 11-September in Japan) to dis
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/10/2018

H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-7 Launch Status: On Sunday, Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) reported that tonight’s launch of HTV-7 has been delayed due to weather concerns. Experts are meeting later tonight (Tuesday, 11-September in Japan) to discuss the upcoming weather forecast and begin work to select a new launch date; the next earliest launch opportunity …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/07/2018

Airway Monitoring: Today the crew performed the Airway Monitoring US Airlock Session. The science session consists of two different protocols that are performed at both ambient, and reduced (10.2 psi) pressure in the US airlock. These protocols are the low Ni
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/07/2018

Airway Monitoring: Today the crew performed the Airway Monitoring US Airlock Session. The science session consists of two different protocols that are performed at both ambient, and reduced (10.2 psi) pressure in the US airlock. These protocols are the low Nitric Oxide (NO) protocol that determines how much NO is exhaled with the respiration, and …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/06/2018

Airway Monitoring: Today the crew continued the preparatory activities for the GMT 250 Airway Monitoring US Airlock Session. These activities included setting up the camera and hardware required for Airway Monitoring in the US Airlock. The Airway Monitoring i
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/06/2018

Airway Monitoring: Today the crew continued the preparatory activities for the GMT 250 Airway Monitoring US Airlock Session. These activities included setting up the camera and hardware required for Airway Monitoring in the US Airlock. The Airway Monitoring investigation aims to determine in detail the pulmonary nitric oxide turnover in weightlessness and in combined weightless, …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/05/2018

Airway Monitoring: Today the crew performed preparatory activities for the GMT 250 Airway Monitoring US Airlock Session. These activities include review of big picture words, hardware location, etc. The Airway Monitoring investigation aims to determine in det
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/05/2018

Airway Monitoring: Today the crew performed preparatory activities for the GMT 250 Airway Monitoring US Airlock Session. These activities include review of big picture words, hardware location, etc. The Airway Monitoring investigation aims to determine in detail the pulmonary nitric oxide turnover in weightlessness and in combined weightless, hypobaric and hypoxic environments as well as …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/04/2018

Binary Colloidal Alloy Test – Cohesive Sediment (BCAT-CS): On Sunday, the crew checked the camera alignment and focus by viewing the latest BCAT images on a laptop.  TheBCAT-CS investigation studies the forces between particles that cluster together b
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/04/2018

Binary Colloidal Alloy Test – Cohesive Sediment (BCAT-CS): On Sunday, the crew checked the camera alignment and focus by viewing the latest BCAT images on a laptop.  TheBCAT-CS investigation studies the forces between particles that cluster together by using sediments of quartz and clay particles.  Conducting the research in the microgravity environment of the ISS …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/31/2018

Out-of-Spec ISS Cabin Pressure Decrease: Following the initial leak repair yesterday, the ISS was repressurized to nominal pressure using Progress assets.  Today, the Russian crew performed additional activities for the leak repair.  There was still a smal
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/31/2018

Out-of-Spec ISS Cabin Pressure Decrease: Following the initial leak repair yesterday, the ISS was repressurized to nominal pressure using Progress assets.  Today, the Russian crew performed additional activities for the leak repair.  There was still a small leak path which the crew sealed as they continued with the repair. An additional level of repair will …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/30/2018

Out-of-Spec ISS Cabin Pressure Decrease: Last night, the ISS cabin pressure started dropping at the rate of one mmHg/hr. This morning the crew performed leak isolation steps via a series of hatch closures and determined the leak was in the Soyuz 55S habitati
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/30/2018

Out-of-Spec ISS Cabin Pressure Decrease: Last night, the ISS cabin pressure started dropping at the rate of one mmHg/hr. This morning the crew performed leak isolation steps via a series of hatch closures and determined the leak was in the Soyuz 55S habitation module [БО]; a pressure check of the 55S descent module was nominal. Further …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/29/2018

Biomolecule Extraction and Sequencing Technology (BEST): The crew prepared BEST RNA samples and began 48 hour sequencing on the Biomolecule Sequencer. The BEST investigation studies the use of sequencing for identification of unknown microbial organisms livin
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/29/2018

Biomolecule Extraction and Sequencing Technology (BEST): The crew prepared BEST RNA samples and began 48 hour sequencing on the Biomolecule Sequencer. The BEST investigation studies the use of sequencing for identification of unknown microbial organisms living on the ISS, and how humans, plants and microbes adapt to living on the ISS. SpaceTex-2 and Metabolic Space: …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/28/2018

ExPRESS Rack (ER) 5 Payload Isolation: On August 23rd, the ER5 Subsystem Valve was removed and replaced (R&R’d) after a Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Moderate Temperature Loop (MTL) leak had been isolated to ER5. Earlier today, the crew disconnected
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/28/2018

ExPRESS Rack (ER) 5 Payload Isolation: On August 23rd, the ER5 Subsystem Valve was removed and replaced (R&R’d) after a Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Moderate Temperature Loop (MTL) leak had been isolated to ER5. Earlier today, the crew disconnected the supply and return lines to the Space Automated Bioproduct Laboratory (SABL) and Plant Habitat facilities …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/27/2018

Moon Imagery:  Today the crew took photographs of the full Moon and downlinked them for evaluation on the ground. If a spacecraft loses communication with the ground or with NASA’s Deep Space Network, its crew must navigate just as ancient mariners did, us
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/27/2018

Moon Imagery:  Today the crew took photographs of the full Moon and downlinked them for evaluation on the ground. If a spacecraft loses communication with the ground or with NASA’s Deep Space Network, its crew must navigate just as ancient mariners did, using the moon and stars. The Moon Imagery investigation collects pictures of the …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/24/2018

Treadmill 2 (T2) Maintenance: The crew performed both the 6-month and yearly T2 preventative inspections and maintenance actions. During these tasks, the crew inspected the treadbelt slats and screws, cleaned the treadmill drive shaft, greased forward and r
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/24/2018

Treadmill 2 (T2) Maintenance: The crew performed both the 6-month and yearly T2 preventative inspections and maintenance actions. During these tasks, the crew inspected the treadbelt slats and screws, cleaned the treadmill drive shaft, greased forward and rear axles, vacuumed inside the rack and around the treadmill, and inspected the bungee shackle key mount witness marks. An …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/23/2018

69 Progress (69P) Undock: Last night, 69P undocked from the Service Module (SM) Aft port at 9:16 PM CDT. This Progress vehicle will remain on-orbit conduct non-ISS free-flight experiments until 29-August. The deorbit burn is scheduled for Wednesday, August 2
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/23/2018

69 Progress (69P) Undock: Last night, 69P undocked from the Service Module (SM) Aft port at 9:16 PM CDT. This Progress vehicle will remain on-orbit conduct non-ISS free-flight experiments until 29-August. The deorbit burn is scheduled for Wednesday, August 29 at 8:24 PM CDT followed by atmospheric entry and destruction. Center for the Advancement of Science …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/22/2018

69 Progress (69P) Undock: This evening, 69P is scheduled to undock from the Service Module (SM) Aft port at 9:16 PM CDT. This Progress vehicle will conduct Non-ISS free-flight experiments from August 23 to August 30. The deorbit burn is scheduled for Wednesd
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/22/2018

69 Progress (69P) Undock: This evening, 69P is scheduled to undock from the Service Module (SM) Aft port at 9:16 PM CDT. This Progress vehicle will conduct Non-ISS free-flight experiments from August 23 to August 30. The deorbit burn is scheduled for Wednesday, August 29 at 8:24 PM CDT followed by atmospheric entry and destruction.   Atomization:  …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/21/2018

BioServe Protein Crystallography (BPC)-1:  The crew performed BioServe Protein Crystallography Microscope operations today.  They removed the BioServe Protein Crystallography samples from the Space Automated Bioproduct Laboratory (SABL), made observations,
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/21/2018

BioServe Protein Crystallography (BPC)-1:  The crew performed BioServe Protein Crystallography Microscope operations today.  They removed the BioServe Protein Crystallography samples from the Space Automated Bioproduct Laboratory (SABL), made observations, and photographed the sample wells using the microscope, and returned the samples to the SABL.  BPC-1 seeks to demonstrate the feasibility of conducting protein crystal growth …

ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/20/2018

Waste Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Blower Circuit Breaker Trip: This morning the circuit breaker to the WHC blower tripped. After the crew ran the nominal malfunction procedure, the breaker again tripped prompting ground specialists to declare the hardware faile
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/20/2018

Waste Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Blower Circuit Breaker Trip: This morning the circuit breaker to the WHC blower tripped. After the crew ran the nominal malfunction procedure, the breaker again tripped prompting ground specialists to declare the hardware failed. The crew successfully removed and replaced the failed blower and functional tests were successful; WHC is now …

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