ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/17/2017

53 Soyuz (53S) Launch: 53S launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome this morning with Anton Shkaplerov, Scott Tingle, and Norishige Kanai.  Docking to the Mini Research Module-1 (MRM-1) module is scheduled for 02:42 AM CST on December 19 with hatch opening at ~4:15 AM CST. 

SpaceX (SpX)-13 Capture and Berthing: SpX-13 rendezvous and capture were successfully completed today at 11:02 AM CST using the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS). The crew monitored Dragon’s approach from the Cupola Robotic Workstation. During capture the Latch End Effector (LEE) snare cable tension went above the expected value, and before resuming nominal operation the Robotics Ground Controllers commanded the LEE mechanism to reduce this tension to the expected range. Dragon was berthed at 7:30 AM CST by ground controllers.  Vestibule outfitting, vehicle ingress and removal of the center stack began following capture.

Today’s Planned Activities
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • Robotic Workstation (RWS) High Definition (HD) Monitor Downlink Setup
  • Photo/TV Ghost Camera in Cupola on SSC power recording
  • Robotics Workstation (RWS) Dragon Configuration
  • Dragon R Bar Approach
  • Check Closure of SM window shutters 6,8,9,12,13,14 Note 6
  • Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) Dragon Capture
  • Node 2 to Dragon Pressurization and Leak Check Equipment Pregather
  • СОЖ maintenance. [СВО], [СГО], АСУ’s [СПКУ] counter, SM’s and FGB’s POTOK data dumps
  • Zebrafish Muscle2 Familiarization for sample fixation.
  • Node 2 to Dragon Pressurization and Leak Check
  • Dragon Vestibule Outfitting
  • Dragon Ingress
  • Node 2 Nadir Controller Panel Assembly (CPA) Ground Strap Replacement and CPA Rotation
  • Collecting SpX-13 Air Samples Using АК-1М Sampler
  • Transfer Center Stack
  • Dragon Cargo Operations Conference
  • Lighting Effects Sleep Log Entry – Subject

Completed Task List Activities

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • Dragon Rendezvous/Capture/Berth
  • Nominal Commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Monday, 12/18: Dragon Cargo Transfer, Zebra, Bioculture System, Coldbag unpack, Tangolab2, RR Review
  • Tuesday, 12/19: 53S Docking, ISS Safety Brief, RR Transfer, BRIC LED, Space Headaches
  • Wednesday, 12/20: Arthrospira, SABL2, Synthetic Bone, 52S Emer Drill, Zebra, RR, Ram Deploy, APEX5, Marrow-2

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

Full Up

Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3