ISS Operations Update – January 14, 2016

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Photo: NASA/Scot Kelly

Sleep ISS-12 [The ISS-12 experiment monitors the ambient light exposure and crew member activity and collects data on the subjective evaluation of sleep and alertness. Ambient light and activity are monitored via a wrist-worn actiwatch that delivers actiwatch spectrums that are put through bio-mathematical models of sleep and light to predict circadian phase. Sleep logs will be kept by crew members as a subjective assessment of sleep quality and duration. It is hoped that this investigation can deliver requirements for lighting, sleep-shifting protocols and workloads for future space exploration missions.]

Fluid Shifts [Fluid Shifts Before, During and After Prolonged Space Flight and Their Association with Intracranial Pressure and Visual Impairment. Known as the Fluids Shift study, this experiment is one of the most complex integrated experiments ever performed on ISS using pieces of US and Russian hardware to attempt to quantify the amount of fluid shifting from the lower body to the upper body when transitioning from a gravity to a microgravity environment. This will also lead to an understanding of effects of the fluid shift on fluid pressure in the head, changes to vision and eye structure. Effects on the eye caused by elevated intracranial pressure include globe flattening, choroidal folds, and alteration of the optic nerve.]


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

Freon Analysis of SM Atmosphere Using Freon Leak Analyzer/Detector

Other Activities:

EVA Preparations: Equipment Lock and Tool preparations, Review of Cuff Checklist procedures & EVA Briefing, Timeline review, SSU Systems Briefing

“Life on Station” – Documentary Video Shoot (Russian Crew Members) [Crew Members chronicle their lives aboard ISS for a documentary produced by Telekanal Roscosmos.]
PAO Event