ISS Operations Update – March 4, 2016

Photo: NASA
Photo: NASA

Space Headaches Questionnaire

Space Acceleration Measurement System Sensor (SAMS)-II Relocation from Lab to Kibo

BASS-M – Hardware Stowage [BASS-M stands for Burning and Suppression of Solids – Milliken and is part of a series of BASS experiments that investigate how solid materials burn without the presence of gravity which is of use in physics but also in spacecraft engineering and fire protection. The BASS-M experiment looks at flame-retardant cotton fabrics to determine how well they resist burning in microgravity. This can be used in the development of flame-retardant textiles for use on Earth and in space.]

Vzir Experiment Operations and Tagup [Vzir (Viewfinder) uses the SKPF-U (Photo Image Coordinate Reference System) hardware, a photo image coordinate reference system using ultrasound sensors and a camera for general target views.]

Seismoprognoz Data Download [Seismoprognoz will measure the temporal and spatial scales of ionospheric disturbances caused by seismic phenomena in order to develop algorithms to detect plasma features of earthquakes and anthropogenic impacts from space-based instruments. The payload consists of an external monoblock, a Data Control and Acquisition Module, an attachment kit, flash memory and associated cables and connectors.]

Food Frequency Questionnaire


Nominal Inspections/Servicing Tasks  (Morning Inspection, Caution & Warning Panel Check, Sozh System Maintenance) (Russian Crew)

Urine Processing Assembly: Troubleshooting showed that a Quick Disconnect was not fully installed. After mating of the QD, the UPA pressure sropped and the system was placed to standby. During its first processing cycle, UPA transitioned to shutdown due to a Drive Assembly belt slippage, a recurrence of a previous problem.

Routine Maintenance of H2O valves [КН], Air Press Valves [КВ], and Drainage Valves [КД] in SM Rodnik Tanks

Dust Filter Replacement and В1, В2 Fan Grille Cleaning in Pirs

Dust Filters and Cleaning В1, B2 Fan Screens in MRM2

Dust Filter Replacement and Heat Exchanger Cleaning in MRM1

Monthly Inspection of T2 Treadmill System

Respiratory Support Pack Checkout

Other Acitivities:

Weekly Tagup with Russian Mission Control Team

Health Maintenance System Defibrillator Inspection

ESA Weekly Crew Conference

Inventory of USOS Food Rations

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