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    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/21/2018 September 21, 2018
      H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-7 Launch: HTV-7 Launch is currently scheduled on Saturday, 22 September at 12:52 CT. If HTV-7 launches on Saturday, a 5-day rendezvous profile will result in capture and berthing on the morning of 27 September.  The current weather forecast looks promising for tomorrow’s launch. Plant Habitat:  Today the crew took photos of […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/20/2018 September 20, 2018
      Service Module (SM) ISS Reboost: This afternoon at 1:05 PM CT, the ISS completed a 17s reboost using the SM main engine. This reboost is the final reboost in a series of three burns to set up proper phasing for 54S landing on October 4th and 56S launch, which will use the 4-orbit rendezvous profile, on October […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/19/2018 September 19, 2018
      Biochemical Profile: the crew completed Urine and Blood collections today. The Biochemical Profile investigation tests blood and urine samples obtained from astronauts before, during, and after spaceflight. Specific proteins and chemicals in the samples are used as biomarkers, or indicators of health. Post-flight analysis yields a database of samples and test results which scientists can […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/18/2018 September 18, 2018
      Binary Colloidal Alloy Test – Cohesive Sediment (BCAT-CS):  The crew checked camera alignment and focus by viewing the latest BCAT images on a laptop. BCAT-CS focuses on the study of forces between particles that cluster together by using sediments of quartz and clay particles.  Conducting the research in the microgravity environment of the ISS makes […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/17/2018 September 17, 2018
      Microbial Tracking-2:  Today a crewmember collected saliva samples for the Microbial Tracking-2 investigation and placed them inside a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI). MT-2 monitors the different types of microbes that are present on ISS over a 1-year period.  After the samples return to Earth, a molecular analysis of the RNA […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/14/2018 September 14, 2018
      H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-7 Launch: Today’s launch attempt was scrubbed due to a technical issue. Binary Colloidal Alloy Test – Cohesive Sediment (BCAT-CS): The crew checked the camera alignment and focus by viewing the latest BCAT images on a laptop. BCAT-CS focuses on the study of forces between particles that cluster together by using sediments […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/13/2018 September 13, 2018
      Rodent Research-7 (RR-7): The crew completed the second of two days of rodent operations for the RR-7 investigation. Crewmembers will perform bone densitometer scans, blood draws, fecal pellet collections, and sampling operations. They also completed cleaning of the rodent habitats. The RR-7 investigation examines how the space environment affects the community of microorganisms in the […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/12/2018 September 12, 2018
      H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-7 Launch Delay: Due to an unfavorable weather forecast for tomorrow’s HTV launch attempt, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has delayed the HTV-7 launch to Friday, 14 September at 20:59 GMT (15:59 CT) with capture on Tuesday, 18 September at 11:25 GMT (06:25 CT). Rodent Research-7 (RR-7): The crew completed the first of […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/11/2018 September 11, 2018
      Microbial Tracking-2 (MT-2): Today a crewmember collected saliva and body surface samples for the Microbial Tracking-2 investigation and placed them inside a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI). MT-2 monitors the different types of microbes that are present on ISS over a 1-year period. After the samples returned to Earth, a molecular […]
    • ISS Daily Summary Report – 9/10/2018 September 10, 2018
      H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-7 Launch Status: On Sunday, Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) reported that tonight’s launch of HTV-7 has been delayed due to weather concerns. Experts are meeting later tonight (Tuesday, 11-September in Japan) to discuss the upcoming weather forecast and begin work to select a new launch date; the next earliest launch opportunity […]