ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/22/2017

66 Progress (66P) Launch: 66P launched successfully from Baikonur, Kazakhstan on Tuesday at 11:23 pm CST with nominal ascent. Docking is scheduled for Friday, February 24th at 2:36 am CST.

SpaceX (SpX)-10 Capture: This morning’s rendezvous was aborted as a result of a bad ISS state vector being uplinked to the Dragon vehicle.  The SpaceX team is in the process of analyzing the cause of this bad state vector and how to prevent this in the future.  The ISS and SpaceX teams are preparing to perform a re-rendezvous tomorrow, February 23rd.  Capture is tentatively planned for 11:00 GMT (5:00 am CST). 

Crew Day:  As a result of the aborted SpX-10 capture, ground teams have elected to make today an off-duty day for the USOS crew.  As part of their off duty time today the crew performed their routine weekend housekeeping activities, since Saturday will now be a crew work day. 

Fluids Integrated Rack (FIR) White Light Cable Swap: The crew performed a swap of the White Light Fiber Optic (F/O) moving the cable from one light source to the other. The light from the FIR White Light Lamps is transmitted through the cables to the Light Microscopy Module (LMM) microscope to provide lighting to the experiment sample. LMM Biophysics 1 (The Effect of Macromolecular Transport of Microgravity Protein Crystallization) launched on SpX-10. When installed, investigators will use the results from LMM Biophysics 1 to examine the movement of single protein molecules in microgravity. By studying the crystals of a higher quality that can be grown in microgravity, scientists will be able to better understand their structure and how they work.

Today’s Planned Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Crew Off Duty [Replanned]

Completed Task List Items

  • Wanted Poster for Minature Exercise Device Power Cable [Item not found] 

Ground Activities
All activities were completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Configure for Dragon capture
  • Return to nominal configuration 

Three-Day Look Ahead: [Note: replan of the next couple of days is in work]

  • Thursday, 02/23: Dragon capture and berthing, Dragon/N2 Vestibule outfitting, Node 2 CPA Removal, Dragon Ingress, Dragon Center Stack transfer, Double Cold Bag unpack
  • Friday, 02/24: 66P Dock, 66P ingress, 66P transfer operations, SABLE CO2 Incubator Install, TangoLab-1 card replace, MERLIN3 install, Polar 1 transfer and install, Glacier 3 transfer and install, MESC first microscope ops,
  • Saturday, 02/25: RR-4 transfer

QUICK ISS Status – Environmental Control Group:







[СКВ] 1 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV1”)


[СКВ] 2 – SM Air Conditioner System (“SKV2”)


Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Lab


Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Node 3


Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Lab


Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Node 3


Oxygen Generation Assembly (OGA)


Urine Processing Assembly (UPA)


Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Lab


Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3

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