ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/16/2018

USOS Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) #48: Today, Mark Vande Hei (as EV1) and Norishige Kanai (as EV2) performed USOS EVA #48 with a Phased Elapsed Time (PET) of 5:57. The primary goal of today’s EVA was to remove and replace the Payload ORU Accommodation (POA) Latching End Effector (LEE). The LEE formerly occupying the POA was brought inside ISS via the Joint Airlock while the LEE previously on the External Stowage Platform (ESP)-2 Flight Support Equipment (FSE) was relocated to the POA. The crew also performed the following get-ahead tasks: LEE Lube, Robot Micro Conical Tool (RMCT) Deploy, Force Movement Sensor (FMS) Grounding Strap Install, and Flex Hose Rotary Coupler (FHRC) Strut Correction.  

Veg-03 Initiation: The crew continued to perform Veg-03 operations by thinning the plants to one plant per pillow and adding water to the small plant pillows. The overall goal of Veg-03 is to further demonstrate proof-of concept for the Veggie plant growth chamber and the planting pillows. Future long-duration missions into the solar system, finally culminating on Mars, will require a fresh food supply to supplement crew diets, which means growing crops in space. Previous investigations focused on improving productivity in controlled environments, but the limited quarters of the space shuttle and International Space Station made it difficult to conduct large-scale crop production tests. Veg-03 expands on previous validation tests of the new Veggie hardware, which crew members will soon use to grow cabbage, lettuce and other fresh vegetables in space.

Space Headaches: The crew completed the weekly questionnaire for the ESA Space Headaches investigation. The Space Headaches investigation collects information that may help in the development of methods to alleviate associated symptoms and improvement in the well-being and performance of crewmembers in space. Headaches during space flight can negatively affect mental and physical capacities of crewmembers that can influence performance during a space mission.

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

  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Reminder for EVA In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Preparation
  • BIOPLENKA. Activation of Cryogem-03 at +37°С setting
  • Lighting Effects Sleep Log Entry – Subject
  • PRODUTSENT. Moding ТБУ-В thermostat No.02 at to +29°С
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Down in Columbus
  • Internal Audio Subsystem (IAS) Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Communication Configuration
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Down in Service Module
  • Portable Onboard Computers (POC) Dynamic Onboard Ubiquitous Graphics (DOUG) Setup
  • Actiwatch Spectrum Watch Doff – Subject
  • EVA COTS UHF Communication Unit (CUCU)  Verify off
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Preparation
  • ISS Crew and ГОГУ (RSA Flight Control Team) weekly conference
  • MICROVIR. Photography of Cassette-M No.4-1, No.4-2 upper cells. Squeezing out and photography of bottom cells
  • Monitoring shutter closure on SM windows 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14
  • ISS Crew departure preparation
  • PRODUTSENT. Removal of from ТБУ-В No.05 (+4°С) and transfer to ТБУ-В No.02 (+29°С)
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Purge
  • BIOPLENKA. Fixation of Constanta No.5-1 cassette biofilm and setup in ТБУ-В No.05. Insertion of Constanta kit for incubation into Cryogem-03
  • PRODUTSENT. Photography of Bioekologiya case setup in ТБУ-В No.02
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Prebreathe
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – JEM
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • Extra-Vehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) In-Suit Light Exercise Prebreathe
  • MICROVIR. Photography of Cassette-M No. 4-1, No.4-2 lower cells
  • Crewlock Depress
  • Crewlock Post Depress
  • Crewlock Egress
  • Reconnecting SM KURS-P cables from DC1 Antenna Feeder to MRM2 port Antenna Feeder and photo of connection site
  • Remove CLA
  • SSRMS Setup
  • SSRMS EVA Support
  • POA (Payload ORU Accommodation) LEE (Latching End Effector) Removal
  • Inventory Management System (IMS) conference
  • POA (Payload ORU Accommodation) LEE (Latching End Effector) Transfer to Airlock
  • Degraded LEE (Latching End Effector) Retrieval from Temp Stow Ring
  • Soyuz 737 Kazbek Fit Check
  • Pre-pack cargo items for return or disposal via Soyuz
  • LEE (Latching End Effector) Install on POA (Payload ORU Accommodation)
  • US priority cargo transfers from Progress 438 [AO] and IMS Ops
  • Bringing ODF up to date using Progress 438 delivered files
  • CLA Installation
  • SSRMS Cleanup
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Get Ahead Tasks
  • Evening work prep, ТБУ- В No.5 Current Temperature Check
  • Crewlock Ingress
  • Robotic Workstation (RWS) Teardown
  • Retrieve Deerskin Gloves
  • EVA Glove Photo Setup
  • VEG-03E Plant Pillow Water
  • Crewlock Repress
  • Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) Post-EVA Activities
  • Extravehicular Activity PGT Battery Removal
  • Internal Audio Subsystem (IAS) Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Communication Deconfiguration
  • Actiwatch Spectrum Watch Don – Subject
  • Photo/TV Extravehicular Activity (EVA) GoPro Downlink
  • Photo/TV Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Glove Photo Downlink
  • Space Headaches – Weekly Questionnaire
  • BIOPLENKA. Removal of Samples from thermostat, fixation of biofilm in Constanta cassette No.5-2
  • Photo/TV Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Camera Disassembly
  • Cupola Window Shutter 4 Close
  • LEE Crewlock  Tether
  • BIOPLENKA. Photography during the Insertion into thermostat
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Up

Completed Task List Activities

  • Wanted Poster – MDM Chassis Fastener Kit 

Ground Activities
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • EVA support
  • Standard Commanding

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 02/17:  VEG-03, post-EVA activities, ISS-HAM, Post-EVA Debrief
  • Sunday, 02/18:  VEG-03, Circadian Rhythms, Lighting Effects, Crew Off Duty
  • Monday, 02/19: USOS Holiday, VEG-03, Lighting Effects

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