ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/15/2018

69 Progress (69P) Docking:  This morning the 69P vehicle docked to the SM aft port of the ISS.  Rendezvous and docking both completed successfully in the automated mode with a preliminary docking capture time of 4:38:43 AM CST.  

Lighting Effects: Upon wakeup, a 53S subject provided a daily sleep log entry to track his sleep patterns and wakefulness. The Lighting Effects experiment hopes to better quantify and qualify how lighting can effect habitability of spacecraft. The light bulbs on the ISS are being replaced with a new system designed for improved crew health and wellness. The Lighting Effects investigation studies the impact of the change from fluorescent light bulbs to solid-state light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with adjustable intensity and color and aims to determine if the new lights can improve crew circadian rhythms, sleep, and cognitive performance. Results from this investigation also have major implications for people on Earth who use electric lights.

Earth Imagery from ISS Target (EIISS): Using the RED camera, the crew captured images of the Caribbean and the Baja Peninsula. EIISS is used to support creation of a series of videos showcasing Earth views taken from space. The videos are taken with cameras on the ISS in 6K hi-resolution and are integrated into videos for screensavers for public enjoyment, exploration, and engagement.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparation:  Today the USOS Crew completed final Equipment Lock configuration and tool checks in preparation for Friday’s EVA.  Detailed reviews of Cuff Checklists, the EVA Briefing Package, Detailed Timeline, Tool Configuration Summary, Sharp Edge Briefing, and SSU Systems Briefing Package completed EVA preparation.  Scheduled egress from the Joint Airlock is tomorrow morning at 6:10 AM CST. 

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

  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Reminder for EVA In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Preparation
  • Lighting Effects Sleep Log Entry – Subject
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Down in Columbus
  • USOS Window Shutter Close
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Down in Service Module
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) – Microbial Air Sampler (MAS) Kit Sample Collection
  • Gathering and deployment of PILLE sensors prior to USOS EVA
  • Monitoring shutter closure on SM windows 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14. Note 5
  • MРEG2 Downlink Test via Ku-band
  • Preparation for Progress 438 Docking
  • Progress 438 docking to the SM Aft. Comm Reconfig for Nominal Ops after Docking
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) – Surface Sample Kit (SSK) Collection/Incubation
  • Activation of MPEG2 Multicast TV Monitoring Equipment.
  • Progress 438 docking to SM Aft
  • Activation of MPEG2 multicast video recording mode. 
  • Equipment Lock (E-LK) Preparation
  • Closing Applications and Downlink of MPEG2 Multicast Video via OCA
  • RED Camera Setup.
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • Progress 438 and SM Aft Interface Leak Check
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Audit.
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Configuring
  • ПрК-СУ Hatch Opening
  • Opening of Progress-[СУ] Hatch
  • Installation of Quick Release Screw Clamps on SM Aft side
  • Air sample collection in Progress using АК-1М adsorber after docking
  • Progress 438, Air Duct Installation
  • Earth Imagery from ISS RED Target Operations
  • Microbial Tracking-2 Saliva Setup
  • Inventory Management System (IMS) Conference
  • De-installing Progress 438 [АО] docking mechanism (Connectors XF9L, XF10L, XF11L, XF64L – de-mate only) Installation of two hatch tools on the front surface of Progress 438 hatch 
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cuff Checklist Print
  • MELFI 2 Ice Brick Insert 6
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Review
  • Progress 438 [AO] Transfers and IMS Ops
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Conference
  • ISS HAM Service Module Pass
  • Transfer of Konyugatsiya, Produtsent, Bioplenka from Progress 438 and Setup in Thermostat at +4°С
  • Atmospheric Control System (ACS) Nitrogen Oxygen Recharge System (NORS) Oxygen Transfer to Low Pressure O2 Tank
  • Robotic Workstation (RWS) Setup
  • POLIGEN. Hardware transfer and setup
  • RED Camera Deactivation.
  • POLIGEN. Photography of Kits at Exposure Locations
  • MICROVIR. Hardware transfer from Progress 438
  • MICROVIR. Photography of Cassette-M No.4-1, 4-2. Setup of Cassette-M No.4-1 on the panel and Cassette-M No.4-2- 4-4 in ТБУ-В
  • Flight Director/ISS CREW CONFERENCE

Completed Task List Activities

  • PMM SSLA Installation

Ground Activities
All activities completed unless otherwise noted.

  • Progress docking
  • Standard Commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Friday, 02/16: USOS EVA #48 (swap POA LEE with ESP2 degraded LEE, return POA LEE to airlock, CLA swap, FMS grounding strap install)
  • Saturday, 02/17:  VEG-03, post-EVA activities, MT-2, ISS-HAM, Post-EVA Debrief
  • Sunday, 02/18:  MT-2, Lighting Effects, 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