ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/02/2022

Tue, 02 Aug 2022 09:00:04 GMT
ISS On-Orbit Status Report

Payloads: ESA Biofilms-2: Following the completion of the 14-day experiment session, the twenty-four...

ESA Biofilms-2: Following the completion of the 14-day experiment session, the twenty-four Experiment Containers were removed from the Kubik 5 and Kubik 6 facilities and packed for return to the ground.

In the Kubik experiment Biofilms-2, three bacteria species are grown on metal surfaces in a liquid environment at three different gravity levels.

Genes in Space-9: The crew set up the appropriate hardware and initiated runs 3 and 4 for the GIS-9 experiment.

Immunosenescence: The third BioCell media exchange was performed for the Immunosenescence experiment.

Microgravity is a model for Immunological Senescence and its impact on Tissue Stem Cells and Regeneration studies on the effects of microgravity on cells involved in tissue regeneration and whether recovery occurs post-flight.

Ring Sheared Drop: The spin motor was installed in the RSD experiment hardware in preparation for RSD installation into the Microgravity Science Glovebox later this week.

Controlling CO2 levels on the station reduces the likelihood of crew members experiencing symptoms of CO2 buildup, which include fatigue, headache, breathing difficulties, strained eyes, and itchy skin.

Health Maintenance System - Optical Coherence Tomography 2 Exam: Today, the crew completed OCT eye exams as the second of three regularly performed on-board routine tests to monitor crewmembers eye health.

Water Process Assembly was configured to isolate the Potable Bus upon the reaching a target offload. Crew monitors the offload time as a secondary control to protect the CWC-I from over pressurization.

Environmental Health System Total Organic Carbon Analyzer Water Recovery System Sample Analysis & Data Record: The crew performed an analysis of the Water Processing Assembly 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.