ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/11/2021

Mon, 11 Oct 2021 09:00:38 GMT
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

Payloads: Bio-Analyzer:  Crewmembers upload a new Bio-Monitor Application configuration file from an...

Bio-Analyzer is a Canadian Space Agency onboard instrument that serves as a platform for scientific experiments on the International Space Station.

The instrument performs on-orbit quantification of biological molecules and cellular composition in samples collected and prepared aboard the ISS. Edible Foam: A crewmember inspected the Edible Foam in the Food Processor Consumables Kit, performed an egg white hydration test, and completed the EveryWear Questionnaire.

JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer-19: A crewmember Removed the J-SSOD-19 Multi from MPEP. The JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer provides a novel, safe, and small satellite launching capability to the ISS. The J-SSOD is a unique satellite launcher, handled by the Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System, which provides containment and deployment mechanisms for several individual small satellites.

NRCSD-21 will be launching CAP Sat, PR-CuNa R2, and SPACE HAUC. Plant Habitat-04: A crewmember removed debris from the Science Carrier/Plant Habitat Facility and took photos from the top of the entire Science Carrier and of each of four quadrants of the Science Carrier.

Microgravity Growth of New Mexico Hatch Green Chile as a Technical Display of Advanced Plant Habitat's Capabilities demonstrates using the Advanced Plant Habitat by growing peppers in space for the first time.

An excellent source of Vitamin C, peppers are more difficult to cultivate than many possible space crops because they take longer to germinate, grow, and develop fruit.

The investigation includes microbial analysis to improve understanding of plant-microbe interactions in space and assessment of flavor and texture, which vary based on the growth environment and care such as amount of watering.

The Rodent Research Facility provides rodent housing on board the ISS. Animal research is essential for understanding the impacts of spaceflight on the systems of the human body, and for development of potential therapies that will ease harmful responses to space flight.

The advisory panel for Animal and Human Biology appointed by the Committee for the Decadal Survey on Biological and Physical Sciences in Space was unanimous in its recommendation that an animal habitat be incorporated as soon as possible into the ISS. Time Perception in Microgravity: Crewmembers performed Time Perception experiment combined sessions.

OBT ISS Emergency Hardware Familiarization: The ISS Commander and newly arrived 65S crewmember, FE-4 Anton Shkaplerov, practiced communication with the RS and USOS in the event of an emergency.

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