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ЦитатаISS Daily Summary Report - 9/14/2020

Burning Rate Emulator (BRE):
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The crew reconfigured the ACME hardware in preparation for BRE experiment runs. This includes swapping in Igniter Arm #2. The Burning Rate Emulator (BRE) investigation is conducted in the Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) on the International Space Station (ISS), as part of the Advanced Combustion via Microgravity Experiments (ACME) project. In this fire safety study, the flammability of solid and liquid materials is simulated by burning gaseous fuels under key conditions corresponding to the solid and liquid materials. This technique has been demonstrated for a wide variety of materials in normal-gravity and could provide an efficient way to screen and select fire-resistant materials for use in spacecraft, if the technique is similarly effective in microgravity.
Light Microscopy Module (LMM):
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The crew removed the ACE-T4 module and configured the LMM for Confocal Target test operations. The Light Microscopy Module (LMM) is a modified commercial, highly flexible, state-of-the-art light imaging microscope facility that provides researchers with powerful diagnostic hardware and software onboard the International Space Station (ISS). The LMM enables novel research of microscopic phenomena in microgravity, with the capability of remotely acquiring and downloading digital images and videos across many levels of magnification. The way that matter is organized and moves on the microscopic level profoundly affects the macroscopic world and an understanding of such processes helps scientists and engineers build more efficient materials and machines both for both the earth and space environments.
Robotics External Leak Locator (RELL) Checkouts:
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Today, robotic ground controllers (ROBO) activated the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) and are currently in the process of performing checkouts of the two RELL units that are stowed in the Robotic Tool Stowage (RiTS). RELL survey operations are planned for the Radiator Beam Valve Modules (RBVM) of the S1 truss Heat Rejection System (HRS). The RELLs are mass spectrometer "sniffers" that will be used to assist in the investigation of possible External Active Thermal Control System (EATCS) anhydrous ammonia (NH3) leaks. The EATCS coolant loops cool external electrical systems as well as transport heat away from internal water cooling systems that are required keep critical ISS avionics from overheating.
Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis & Data Record:
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Crew performed an analysis of the water processing assembly (WPA) using the TOCA. The TOCA unit oxidizes organic carbon species present in the water to carbon dioxide gas and measures the concentration using nondispersive infrared spectroscopy. Analysis of the potable water using the TOCA occurs on a weekly basis. The crew replaced the TOCA Waste-Water Bag (WWB) just prior to the sample collection to preclude overfill.



ЦитатаBiology, Physics Hardware and Software Updates During Pilot Studies

Mark Garcia
Posted Sep 15, 2020 at 2:40 pm

Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy replaces components inside the Waste and Hygiene Compartment, the International Space Station's bathroom.

The Expedition 63 crew tended to a variety of science hardware Tuesday servicing the gear and updating software that operates the advanced research devices. Fitness tests and ongoing lab maintenance rounded out the schedule aboard the International Space Station.

A trio of science facilities supporting physics and biology investigations received hands-on attention throughout the day. Commander Chris Cassidy first connected a laptop computer to the Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) and updated the software that runs the extreme temperature research device.

The veteran NASA astronaut also set up the Confocal Space Microscope, which observes cellular and tissue functions using fluorescence and spatial filtering techniques. Cassidy then replaced filters inside the Life Science Glovebox (LSG) which enables two crew members to conduct biology and technology research at the same time.

The ELF, among numerous other research facilities, is housed inside the Columbus lab module from the European Space Agency (ESA). The specialized confocal and wide-field microscope and the LSG reside in JAXA's (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Kibo lab module. Columbus has been attached to the station since February 2008, while the three-part Kibo was installed over a period between March and July 2008.

Today was cosmonaut Ivan Vagner's turn to take a fitness test on the Zvezda service module's treadmill. The once-a-month physical evaluation sends data down to researchers collected from sensors attached to a crew member during the 90-minute exercise. Vagner also studied ways cosmonauts might pilot spacecraft and robots on future planetary missions.

Cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin deactivated gear that observed Earth's nighttime atmosphere in near-ultraviolet wavelengths. The three-time station resident then spent the rest of the day inspecting Russian life support gear.


Цитата Ivan Vagner @ivan_mks63 3 ч. назад

О чем вам говорит аббревиатура ЛОР? А у нас так называется #эксперимент по направлению «Человек в космосе».

Цель -- получение данных о состоянии ЛОР-органов, пародонта и твердых тканей зубов у космонавтов для диагностики, профилактики и лечения возможных заболеваний этих органов.

3 ч. назад

Исследования проводим с помощью видеоотоскопа, изображение с которого сбрасывается на Землю.Проведение обследования позволит своевременно диагностировать развитие воспалительных заболеваний слизистых оболочек верхних дыхательных путей и контролировать состояние в процессе лечения



ЦитатаКосмонавт на МКС пожаловался на пыльный корабль с подарками к Новому году
01:40 16.09.2020

МОСКВА, 16 сен - РИА Новости. Космонавт Олег Скрипочка, летавший на  Международной космической станции, пожаловался специалистам на Земле на очень пыльный грузовой корабль "Прогресс", прилетевший с новогодними подарками в декабре 2019 года, следует из доклада медиков, опубликованного на сайте Центра подготовки космонавтов (ЦПК).

Скрипочка с сентября 2019 года по апрель 2020 года выполнил полет на МКС.

Цитата"Десятого декабря 2019 года - бортинженер-7 (Скрипочка - ред.) отметил достаточно заметное количество пыли в грузовом корабле "Прогресс МС-13", - говорится в докладе врачей в свежем номере журнала "Пилотируемые полеты в космос", выпускаемом ЦПК.

"Прогресс МС-13" прилетел на МКС 9 декабря, среди его грузов были подарки российским космонавтам к Новому году.



ЦитатаISS Daily Summary Report - 9/15/2020

ELF (Electro-static Levitation Furnace):
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The crew configured cables to allow ground teams to initiate a software updates to the ELF Z-book. ELF is an experimental facility designed to levitate, melt and solidify materials by containerless processing techniques using the electrostatic levitation method. With this facility thermophysical properties of high temperature melts can be measured and solidification from deeply undercooled melts can be achieved.
LSG (Life Sciences Glovebox):
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The crew performed the LSG Rear-Wall Filter Exchange and also prepared the LSG laptop for software updates. LSG is a sealed work area that accommodates life science and technology investigations in a "workbench" type environment. Due to its larger size design, two crew members can work in the LSG simultaneously.
Confocal Space Microscopy:
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The crew completed the microscope cell chamber holder install and performed the remaining installation steps for the Confocal Space Microscope setup in the JEM. The Confocal Space Microscope (Confocal Microscope) is a JAXA facility that provides fluorescence images of biological samples aboard the International Space Station. Confocal microscopy uses spatial filtering techniques to eliminate out-of-focus light or glare in specimens whose thickness exceeds the immediate plane of focus. With the Confocal Microscope data can be obtained on the fundamental nature of cellular and tissue structure and functions in real-time.
MSG (Microgravity Science Glovebox):
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The crew prepared the MSG laptop for software updates. The Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) is a rack-level payload facility located in the U.S. Laboratory module on the ISS. MSG provides resources such as power, data, video, heat rejection, vacuum, nitrogen and containment for investigations. The facility is well suited for handling hazardous materials when crew are present. MSG is capable of accommodating both physical science and biological research payloads.
Robotics External Leak Locator (RELL):
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Today, robotic ground controllers (ROBO) activated the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) and are currently in the process of performing a RELL scan of the Radiator Beam Valve Modules (RBVM) of the S1 truss Heat Rejection System (HRS). The RELL is a mass spectrometer "sniffer" that will assist with the investigation into possible External Active Thermal Control System (EATCS) anhydrous ammonia (NH3) leaks. The EATCS coolant loops cool external electrical systems as well as transport heat away from internal water-cooling systems that are required keep critical ISS avionics from overheating.



ЦитатаScience Hardware Upkeep All Day on Station

Mark Garcia
Posted Sep 16, 2020 at 1:54 pm

Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy poses for a portrait wearing his flight suit inside the cupola, the International Space Station's window to the world.

The International Space Station's advanced microgravity research systems continue to be serviced today ensuring innovative results and insights to benefit humans on and off the Earth.

The Kibo lab module from JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) contains an airlock used to transfer science experiments into the vacuum of space. Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy installed a variety of components and connected cables this morning that operate the airlock and control the pressure.

JAXA's robotic arm grapples and maneuvers the experiments back and forth from the airlock to an external pallet. Air pressure inside the airlock is turned off and on as materials exposure investigations are installed outside Kibo or retrieved for analysis.

Cassidy also checked a memory card for a laptop computer that runs the COLBERT treadmill inside the Tranquility module. The NASA astronaut then photographed the front panel display of a GLACIER science freezer for review on the ground. Finally, he cleaned dust and debris inside a server supporting the MUSES Earth-imaging platform.

Cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner spent a good portion of Wednesday checking Russian power supply connections and battery temperatures. Ivanishin then researched ways to optimize interactions between station crews and mission controllers from around the world. Vagner also worked on fluid and pressure checks inside the Progress 76 resupply ship docked to the Pirs docking compartment.


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Цитата Big Mike @LCS_Big_Mike 10 ч. назад

Aerospace Fun Fact #9- In 2006, ISS astronauts chucked a space suit into space. The suit was a retired Russian Orlan space suit that had packed inside, a transmitter & battery. The suit acting as a shelter for the electronics. The battery died early after 2 orbits.
https://video.twimg.com/tweet_video/EiDnLE1WAAAXSEY.mp4 (0:05)


Цитата Ivan Vagner @ivan_mks63 28 мин. назад

В этот день, 17 сентября 1857 года, родился выдающийся русский ученый, исследователь и изобретатель Константин Эдуардович #Циолковский.

Именно его исследования легли в основу теории реактивного движения и современной космической науки!



ЦитатаISS Daily Summary Report - 9/16/2020

MUSES (Multiple User System for Earth Sensing Facility):
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The crew performed the MUSES Server Vent Cleaning. MUSES is an Earth imaging platform, as part of the company's new commercial space-based digital imaging business. MUSES hosts earth-viewing instruments (Hosted Payloads), such as high-resolution digital cameras, hyperspectral imagers, and provides precision pointing and other accommodations. It hosts up to four instruments at the same time, and offers the ability to change, upgrade, and robotically service those instruments. It also provides a test bed for technology demonstration and technology maturation by providing long-term access to the space environment on the ISS.
Japanese Experiment Module Airlock (JEMAL) Valve Box Remote Controller (VB-RC):
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Today, the crew completed the installation of the JEMAL VB-RC. The newly installed VB-RC allows full-control of the JEMAL pressures by the JAXA ground control team. This new capability frees up crewmembers to spend more time performing other critical tasks during JEM Airlock operations.
Robotics External Leak Locator (RELL) Stow:
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Yesterday, robotics ground controllers (ROBO) performed RELL scans of the S1 truss Radiator Beam Valve Modules (RBVM) of the External Active Thermal Control System (EATCS) Heat Rejection System (HRS). Today, ROBO activated the Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) and stowed the RELL back into the Robotic Tool Stowage (RiTS) platform. The RELL is a mass spectrometer "sniffer" and is being used to assist with an investigation into possible EATCS anhydrous ammonia (NH3) leaks. The EATCS loops cool external electrical systems as well as transport heat away from internal water-cooling systems that are required to keep critical ISS systems from overheating.
Crew Quarters (CQ) 9 Volt Battery Changeout:
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Today, the crew replaced the 9-volt batteries in all four CQs. This maintenance is required every twelve months. These batteries are used to power the Caution & Warning (C&W) alarm speakers and the Egress Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs).



ЦитатаDNA Repairs, Self-Replicating Materials Highlight Thursday's Research

Mark Garcia
Posted Sep 17, 2020 at 3:17 pm

(From left) Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA with Roscosmos Flight Engineers Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner pictured during various station activities.

Thursday's science schedule aboard the International Space Station focused primarily on DNA and physics research including ongoing Earth photography sessions. The Expedition 63 trio also maintained life support gear and packed a Russian cargo ship.

The space environment affects a variety of biological and physical phenomena adapted and designed for Earth's gravity and atmosphere. Organisms from microbes to humans experience a variety of critical changes in microgravity. Fuels, materials and a host of other physical conditions also go through a series of important modifications. NASA and its international partners study these effects to ensure the health of astronauts and safety of spacecraft planned for future missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond.

DNA studies have been ongoing for years on the station to understand the long-term impacts of radiation and weightlessness on biology. This morning, Commander Chris Cassidy set up and checked out a DNA-monitoring device for the Genes In Space-6 experiment. The portable, handheld miniPCR-16 device, also used in Earth laboratories, provides insight into the repair mechanisms of DNA-damaged cells caused by space radiation.

Cassidy then turned his attention to unique materials that self-assemble and self-replicate with powerful implications for future space voyages. He set up a specialized microscope during the afternoon to observe particles suspended in fluids that self-organize into crystalline structures. The experiment takes place inside the Fluids Integrated Rack and explores the possibilities of 3D printing and additive manufacturing in microgravity.

The two station cosmonauts from Russia, Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner, swapped out and activated Earth observation hardware to continue monitoring and forecasting natural and man-made catastrophes. Ivanishin then serviced communications equipment before cleaning ventilation filters in the Zarya module. Vagner contributed to the ventilation system cleaning inside the Zvezda service module while also loading the Progress 75 resupply ship with trash and discarded gear.


18.09.2020 00:21:15 #25690 Последнее редактирование: 18.09.2020 00:30:36 от tnt22

ЦитатаSept. 17, 2020

NASA to Host Preview Briefings, Interviews for First Crew Rotation Mission with SpaceX

The SpaceX Crew-1 official crew portrait with (from left) NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Soichi Noguchi.
Credits: NASA

NASA will highlight the first crew rotational flight of a U.S. commercial spacecraft with astronauts to the International Space Station with a trio of news conferences beginning 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 29. The briefings, which will take place at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston, will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website. The full astronaut crew flying on the mission also will be available for interviews.

NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 flight mission, scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 23, will carry astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker of NASA and Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to the space station from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


Briefings and participants include (all times EDT):

11 a.m. - NASA's Commercial Crew Program News Conference with the following participants:

  • NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine
  • Kathy Lueders, associate administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
  • Phil McAlister, director, Commercial Spaceflight Development, NASA Headquarters
  • Hans Koenigsmann, vice president, Build and Flight Reliability, SpaceX

12:30 p.m. - Crew-1 Mission Overview News Conference with the following participants:

  • Steve Stich, manager, Commercial Crew Program, NASA's Johnson Space Center
  • Kenny Todd, deputy manager, International Space Station, NASA's Johnson Space Center
  • Anthony Vareha, NASA flight director, NASA's Johnson Space Center
  • Benji Reed, director, Crew Mission Management, SpaceX
  • Junichi Sakai, manager, International Space Station, JAXA

2 p.m. - Crew News Conference with the following participants:[/font][/size][/color]
  • Astronaut Michael Hopkins, spacecraft commander, NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission
  • Astronaut Victor Glover, pilot, NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission
  • Astronaut Shannon Walker, mission specialist, NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission
  • Astronaut Soichi Noguchi, mission specialist, NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission

3:30 p.m. - Round Robin Crew Interviews

  • Crew-1 astronauts will be available for a limited number of remote interviews following the news conference.

Following an Oct. 23 launch, the Crew-1 astronauts are scheduled to arrive at the space station the same day to join NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, as well as Expedition 64 commander Sergey Ryzhikov and flight engineer Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, both of the Russian space agency Roscosmos.

Michael Hopkins is commander of the Crew Dragon spacecraft and the Crew-1 mission. Hopkins is responsible for all phases of flight, from launch to re-entry. He will also serve as an Expedition 64 flight engineer aboard the station. Selected as a NASA astronaut in 2009, Hopkins spent 166 days in space as a long-duration crew member of Expeditions 37 and 38 and completed two spacewalks totaling 12 hours and 58 minutes. Born in Lebanon, Missouri, Hopkins grew up on a farm outside Richland, Missouri. He has a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois, and a master's degree in aerospace engineering from Stanford University. Before joining NASA, Hopkins was a flight test engineer with the U.S. Air Force.

Victor Glover is the pilot of the Crew Dragon spacecraft and second-in-command for the mission. Glover is responsible for spacecraft systems and performance. He also will be a long duration space station crew member. Selected as an astronaut in 2013, this will be his first spaceflight. The California native holds a Bachelor of Science degree in general engineering, a Master of Science degree in flight test engineering, a Master of Science degree in systems engineering and a master's degree military operational art and science. Glover is a naval aviator and was a test pilot in the F/A‐18 Hornet, Super Hornet, and EA‐18G Growler aircraft.

Shannon Walker is a mission specialist for Crew-1. As a mission specialist, she will work closely with the commander and pilot to monitor the vehicle during the dynamic launch and re-entry phases of flight. She will also be responsible for monitoring timelines, telemetry, and consumables. Once aboard the station, Walker will become a flight engineer for Expedition 64. Selected as a NASA astronaut in 2004, Walker launched to the International Space Station aboard the Russian Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft as the co-pilot, and spent 161 days aboard the orbiting laboratory. More than 130 microgravity experiments were conducted during her stay in areas such as human research, biology, and materials science. A Houston native, Walker received a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics from Rice University in 1987, as well as a Master of Science degree and a doctorate in space physics, both from Rice University, in 1992 and 1993, respectively.

Soichi Noguchi will also be a mission specialist for Crew-1, working with the commander and pilot to monitor the vehicle during the dynamic launch and re-entry phases of flight, and keeping watch on timelines, telemetry and consumables. Noguchi will also become a long-duration crew member aboard the space station. He was selected as an astronaut candidate by the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA, currently the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) in May 1996. Noguchi is a veteran of two spaceflights. During STS-114 in 2005, Noguchi became the first Japanese astronaut to perform a spacewalk outside the space station. He performed a total of three spacewalks during the mission, accumulating 20 hours and 5 minutes of spacewalking time. He launched aboard a Soyuz spacecraft in 2009 to return to the station as a long-duration crew member. The Crew Dragon will be the third spacecraft that Noguchi has flown to the orbiting laboratory.

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Last Updated: Sept. 17, 2020
Editor: Sean Potter



ЦитатаИсточник сообщил об утечке аммиака на американском сегменте МКС
01:03 18.09.2020

МОСКВА, 18 сен - РИА Новости. Небольшая утечка аммиака найдена снаружи американского сегмента Международной космической станции, она не несет угрозы экипажу, сообщил РИА Новости источник в ракетно-космической отрасли.

Жидкий аммиак циркулирует снаружи МКС и используется для отвода в космос тепла от модулей американского сегмента станции. Он относится к умеренно-токсичным химическим веществам, но в больших концентрациях может стать сильным ядом для человека.

"Специалисты зафиксировали утечку аммиака снаружи американского сегмента МКС. Речь идет о скорости утечки примерно 700 граммов в год. Но никакой угрозы экипажу станции нет", - сказал собеседник агентства.

По его словам, на днях место утечки было локализовано с помощью специального американского прибора. "Аналогичная ситуация у американской стороны уже была в 2017 году в другом месте снаружи МКС: утечку обнаружили, локализовали и устранили во время выхода астронавтов в открытый космос", - пояснил источник.


ЦитатаРоскосмос подтвердил сообщения об утечке аммиака на МКС
01:35 18.09.2020 (обновлено: 01:48 18.09.2020)

МОСКВА, 18 сен - РИА Новости. Незначительная утечка аммиака, обнаруженная на американском сегменте Международной космической станции, не влияет на безопасность экипажа и российский сегмент станции, сообщил РИА Новости представитель пресс-службы Роскосмоса.

Ранее источник агентства в ракетно-космической отрасли рассказал, что снаружи американского сегмента МКС найдена небольшая утечка аммиака, ее скорость составляет примерно 700 граммов в год. По его словам, место утечки локализовано с помощью специального американского прибора. Источник отметил, что никакой угрозы экипажу станции нет. Он добавил, что аналогичная утечка была обнаружена и устранена в другом месте снаружи американского сегмента МКС в 2017 году во время выхода астронавтов в открытый космос.

Цитата"Незначительная утечка аммиака на американском сегменте МКС не влияет на безопасность станции и экипажа, и никак не влияет на российский сегмент МКС", - сказал представитель пресс-службы Роскосмоса.

Жидкий аммиак циркулирует снаружи МКС и используется для отвода в космос тепла от модулей американского сегмента станции. Он относится к умеренно-токсичным химическим веществам, но в больших концентрациях может стать сильным ядом для человека.



ЦитатаISS Daily Summary Report - 9/17/2020

Genes in Space-6:
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The crew performed a checkout of the miniPCR16s S/N 001 and S/N 002 with updated software on SSC 6 and miniPCR16 S/N 002 on SSC13. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) damage caused by increased exposure to radiation can affect the long-term health of astronauts. Genes in Space-6 determines the optimal DNA repair mechanisms that cells use in the spaceflight environment. The investigation evaluates the entire process in space for the first time by inducing DNA damage in cells and assessing mutation and repair at the molecular level using the miniPCR and the Biomolecule Sequencer tools aboard the space station.
European Physiology Module (EPM):
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The crew performed a power reconfiguration of the ESEM (Exchangeable Standard Electronic Module) in the EPM. European Physiology Module (EPM) is designed to investigate the effects of short- and long-duration space flight on the human body. It includes equipment for neuroscientific, cardiovascular, and physiological studies.
ACE-T-Ellipsoids (Nonequilibrium Processing of Particle Suspensions):
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The crew configured the FIR Facility in preparation of Ellipsoid experiment operations. The ACE-T-Ellipsoids investigation designs and assembles complex three-dimensional colloids - small particles suspended within a fluid medium - and controls density and behavior of the particles with temperature. These so-called 'self-assembled colloidal structures' are vital to the design of advanced optical materials and the control of particle density and behavior is important for their use in 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Microgravity provides insight into the relationships among particle shape, crystal symmetry, density, and other fundamental issues.
Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain/Fill:
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Today, the crew set up the recycle tank to drain to a ЕДВ-У. Following the setup the ground performed the tank drain using the Urine Transfer System (UTS). Once the ground specialists completed the transfer, the crew verified the recycle tank was empty, terminated the drain, and repositioned the fill/drain valve to fill. The crew also swapped the ЕДВ in the offload ЕДВ spot of the UTS.


ЦитатаSpace to Ground: Honoring Kalpana: 09/18/2020

 NASA Johnson

18 сент. 2020 г.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyiMhGvQD5c (2:52)



ЦитатаRobotics, Space Tech and Heart Research Wrap Up Work Week

Mark Garcia
Posted Sep 18, 2020 at 3:45 pm

Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy poses with two Astrobee robotic assistants during visual and navigation tests inside the Kibo laboratory module.

A set of free-flying robotic helpers buzzed around the International Space Station today for visual tests. Meanwhile, the Expedition 63 trio conducted a variety of advanced space research and maintained the upkeep of the orbiting lab.

Astrobee is the name given to a trio of small cube-shaped, autonomous robots being tested on the station for its ability to help crews in space. Commander Chris Cassidy powered up the robotic assistants this morning and set them free inside Japan's Kibo lab module. Ground engineers are testing Astrobee's visual and navigation system and watching video streamed from station cameras and from the devices themselves.

Cassidy then spent the rest of the afternoon tearing down the Packed Bed Reactor Experiment that is exploring technology to support water recovery, planetary surface processing and oxygen production. The research hardware observes gas and liquid flows that could inform the optimal design of chemical and biological reactors benefitting Earth and space industries.

Cardiac research is also a space research priority as doctors learn to keep astronauts safe and healthy during long-term exploration missions. Cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin attached sensors to himself Friday morning to monitor the adaptation of his blood circulation system for the Russian Cardiovector study. He then moved on to a technology investigation that observes the magnetic and dynamic forces the space station experiences on orbit.

Flight Engineer Ivan Vagner continued the weeklong power connection and life support systems checks. Vagner also was back on photography duty shooting Earth landmarks to help scientists forecast natural and man-made catastrophes.


21.09.2020 13:53:05 #25695 Последнее редактирование: 21.09.2020 13:59:00 от tnt22

Цитата21.09.2020 12:37
Коррекция орбиты МКС запланирована на 7 октября

С целью формирования баллистических условий перед запуском и стыковкой транспортного пилотируемого корабля «Союз МС-17» на 7 октября 2020 года запланирована очередная коррекция орбиты Международной космической станции.

По предварительным данным службы баллистико-навигационного обеспечения Центра управления полётами ЦНИИ машиностроения (входит в состав Госкорпорации «Роскосмос»), двигатели грузового корабля «Прогресс МС-14», пристыкованного к агрегатному отсеку модуля «Звезда», будут включены в 13:29 по московскому времени и проработают 103,5 с. После проведения корректирующего манёвра средняя высота орбиты станции увеличится на 400 метров и составит около 419,8 км над поверхностью Земли.

Пуск ракеты-носителя «Союз-2.1а» с пилотируемым кораблем «Союз МС-17» запланирован на 14 октября 2020 года с площадки № 31 космодрома Байконур. В состав осинового экипажа корабля входят космонавты Роскосмоса Сергей Рыжиков и Сергей Кудь-Сверчков, а также астронавт NASA Кэтлин Рубинс. Дублирующий экипаж состоит из космонавтов Роскосмоса Олега Новицкого, Петра Дуброва и астронавта NASA Марка Ванде Хая.


Цитата Ivan Vagner @ivan_mks63 29 мин. назад

#ПолярноеСияние - пожалуй, одно из самых красивых атмосферных явлений...

И вишенка на торте -- это не просто сияние, а с восходом через него нашей соседки Венеры. По соседству расположились зодиакальное созвездие Рака и звёздное скопление М44, так называемые «Ясли».


Цитата Chris Cassidy @Astro_SEAL 50 мин. назад

In training @us_navyseals learn how to sew through heavy material to make modifications to our gear. This weekend I used my old sewing skills to make improvements in our kitchen. As my friend @AstroDrewMorgan says..."leave the foxhole in better shape than when you got there."



ЦитатаISS Daily Summary Report - 9/18/2020

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The crew initiated an ISS HAM contact with Avellaneda Ikastetxea school, Sodupe, Spain. ISS Ham Radio provides opportunities to engage and educate students, teachers, parents and other members of the community in science, technology, engineering and math by providing a means to communicate between astronauts and the ground HAM radio units.
Packed Bed Reactor Experiment-2 (PBRE-2):
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The crew deinstalled and stowed the PBRE-2 hardware. The PBRE-2 investigates the forces acting on and created by a gas and a liquid flowing simultaneously through a column filled with glass spheres in microgravity. Known as two-phase flow, this side-by-side movement of a gas and liquid is used in a variety of space-based systems and equipment. Results could help improve the design of future mass and heat transfer equipment used in space.
Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG):
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The crew powered down the MSG Facility. The Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) is a rack-level payload facility located in the U.S. Laboratory module on the ISS. MSG provides resources such as power, data, video, heat rejection, vacuum, nitrogen and containment for investigations. The facility is well suited for handling hazardous materials when crew are present. MSG is capable of accommodating both physical science and biological research payloads.
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The crew powered on the Astrobee Free Flyer to allow ground teams to perform video capture and free flyer operations to providing JAXA Module mapping data. Astrobee is made up of three free-flying, cube-shaped robots which are designed to help scientists and engineers develop and test technologies for use in microgravity to assist astronauts with routine chores, and give ground controllers additional eyes and ears on the space station. The autonomous robots, powered by fans and vision-based navigation, perform crew monitoring, sampling, logistics management, and accommodate up to three investigations.
Treadmill-2 (T2) Monthly Inspection:
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As part of regular maintenance to ensure that the T2 exercise device is in good operational condition, the crew inspected all four Snubber Arms for any sign of free play as well as make any necessary adjustments to reduce the free play.



ЦитатаEye Checks and Pilot Study Kickoff Work Week

Mark Garcia
Posted Sep 21, 2020 at 1:38 pm

This nighttime photograph from the station looks north across Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Eye checks took place aboard the International Space Station today to help flight surgeons understand how living in space affects vision. The Expedition 63 crew also explored future space-piloting techniques and worked on atmospheric and power systems.

All three space lab residents participated in vision tests today measuring visual acuity, visual field and contrast sensitivity. Just like visiting an eye doctor on Earth, the crew members read an eye chart at various distances and different contrasts. Doctors are exploring why some astronauts have reported vision impacts following the completion of their months-long station missions.

Commander Chris Cassidy also spent Monday working on a variety of life support and science hardware. The veteran NASA astronaut first set up a small, portable device that is testing the continuous analysis of the station's atmosphere for elements such as nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, methane and water. The data is transmitted back to Earth every two seconds for review by ground specialists.

Cassidy then collected and stowed water samples from the plumbing system inside the Tranquility module for later analysis back on Earth. He finally relocated the TangoLab-2, a science facility that supports biology and chemistry studies in a more power efficient device with better cooling capabilities.

Future missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond will require updated piloting skills necessary to operate spacecraft and robots in different gravity and planetary environments. Cosmonaut Ivan Vagner continued researching those skills aboard the station today to inform training techniques to successfully control a vehicle on a planetary surface.

Cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin spent his morning checking Russian battery temperatures and power connections with assistance from Vagner. The three-time station resident also synchronized cameras to station clocks and worked on computer hardware.