The International Space Station has revealed the on-orbit status. The crew has revised the generic Extravehicular Activity preparation. What is more, members of the team also have emergency and post Extravehicular Activity procedures, EVA particular procedures, EVA systems and detailed timelines. Scientists have connected Channel 3A to Channel 3B by using Seamless Power Channel Handover before starting the complete discharge of the batteries on Channel 3A.
This process was estimated by researchers to be completed by December 30. The on-orbit status has also revealed data about the Fluid Shifts Dilution Measurements. The third out of three 49S subjects have set off for their Flight Day 45 Fluid Shifts Dilution Measurements procedures. After the subject was awake, specialists have collected samples of saliva, blood, and urine.
The samples were inserted into Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI) before the subjects ingested a Sodium Bromide tracer. During the whole day, the members of the crew conducted extra tests on new sampled of saliva, blood, and urine. These were also introduced into MELFI. At the end of the day, the crew worked together to configure the Baseline Imagining in the USOS.
Fluid Shifts Dilution Measurements were separated into three distinct experiment portions like Baseline Imaging with Chibis, Baseline Imaging, and Dilution Measurements. The investigation regarding Fluid Shifts is responsible for analyzing the effects of significant and lasting physical changes which occur in the eyes of an astronaut. The shift of the headward fluid represents a hypothesized factor to the possible changes that may arise.
Thus, to exchange the shift of fluid with a negative pressure device situated lower in the body was categorized as being a possible procedure. The outcomes of the new study may help scientists create measures of prevention against permanent changes which may occur in vision or even eye damage.
Researchers have also examined the Japanese Experiment Module Airlock (JEMAL) Depress. After the crew had managed to successfully install the J-Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (SSOD) on the slide table of JEMAL, they depressurized the airlock which was prepared for the deployment of the satellites scheduled for mid-January. The facility known as J-SSOD assures economically viable, safe and reliable means of launching research satellites into the orbit of our planet.
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