ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/25/2018

FemtoSat Assembly and Deployment: Using onboard components printed from the Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF)-Manufacturing Device, today the crew demonstrated FemtoSat deployment trajectories. This experiment consists of a 3D printed deployer, four FemtoSats and a 0.050” L-wrench. The four FemtoSats will be loaded in the deployer and locked in place with the L-wrench.  When the L-wrench is removed the satellites will spring launch out of the deployer. This investigation tests the design of a Femtosat deployment in microgravity prior to a full scale mission where hundreds will be deployed from a satellite. The AMF enables the production of components on the International Space Station (ISS) for both NASA and commercial objectives. The AMF is capable of producing parts out of a wide variety of thermopolymers including engineered plastics.

Japanese Experiment Module Airlock (JEM A/L) Setup:  In preparation for the upcoming Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) maintenance, today the crew extended the A/L slide table into the JEM pressurized module (JPM), removed the passive capture mechanism, and installed JEM ORU Transfer Interface (JOTI) on the slide table.  Next week, robotics ground controllers will remove an MBSU from its location outside the station and place it on the JEM A/L slide table for transfer inside.  Once inside, station crew will perform maintenance on the MBSU to recover its functionality and then pass it through the JEM A/L again for reinstallation outside the station.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Operations:  In preparation for the next USOS EVA planned for January 29, the crew performed tether and bag inspections, tool configuration, battery charging, procedures review, and conferences with the ground teams.

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

  • In-flight Maintenance (IFM) Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) Hardware Gather
  • Photo TV Battery Charge Initiation
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Extension to JPM Side
  • JEM Airlock (AL) Slide Table Passive Capture Mechanism Removal
  • SSC-5 Logout
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
  • Preparation and setup of КСПЭ Equipment for MPEG2 video recording via Ku-band from SM
  • Gathering Equipment and Tools for EVA-44.  КСПЭ Equipment Deactivation
  • Structures and Mechanisms JEM ORU Xfer I/F JEM Active Mechanism Tether Loop Removal
  • Structures and Mechanisms (S&M) JOTI Installation for MBSU Transfer
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Configuring
  • MELFI 3 Ice Brick Insert 1
  • MELFI 2 Ice Brick Insert 1
  • In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) Cover Build
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Retraction from JPM Side
  • iPad Air 2 Charge
  • MELFI 1 Ice Brick Insert 1
  • Update FIT Server Settings following the iPad certificate updates
  • Photo TV Battery Charge Swap
  • Charging EVA Camera D4 Battery
  • Drying Biolab Incubator Cold Spot Sponge
  • US Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tether Inspection
  • Plant Gravity Perception/European Modular Cultivation System On-Board Training
  • Battery Stowage Assembly (BSA) Operation Initiation
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT)
  • US Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Rivet Inspection
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Long Life Battery (LLB) Initiate
  • Photo TV Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) Camera Turnaround
  • EVA (ВКД) Flight Procedures  Study
  • Review Airlock Ops Procedure per RODF and R/G. Tagup with specialists
  • Microgravity Science Glovebox Laptop Computer Photo
  • Earth Imagery from ISS Crew Conference
  • Inventory Management System (IMS) Conference
  • Onboard Training (OBT) Robotics On-board Trainer (ROBoT) Setup
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Review
  • Photography of ТП228 mockup temperature sensors on the external surface of MRM2
  • PILOT-T. Experiment Ops.
  • Preventive Maintenance of DC1 Docking Assembly Hatch sealing Mechanisms and Progress 437 hatch before RS EVA
  • IMS Update
  • PILOT-T. Closeout Ops. Tagup with specialists as necessary
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – Lab
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Conference
  • CB/ISS crew conference
  • Flight Director/ISS crew conference
  • Acoustic Monitor Data Transfer and Stow
  • FemtoSat assembly and deployment
  • Photo TV Battery Charge Deactivation 

Completed Task List Activities

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • Standard commanding.

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Friday, 01/26: EVA Preps (Tool Config, DOUG Rev, Proc Rev, GoPro S/U, battery charge, ROBO Rev), EMCS Main, Plant Gravity, SLAMMD
  • Saturday, 01/27:  Weekly Housekeeping, Crew Off Duty
  • Sunday, 01/28:  EVA cuff checklist config, tool config, procedure review and conference, Crew Off Duty

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