ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/22/2018

54S Rendezvous: 54S, carrying Ricky Arnold, Drew Feustel, and Oleg Artimyev to the International Space Station, is currently conducting a 34-orbit rendezvous profile with a planned docking Friday, March 23 at 19:43 GMT (14:43 CDT).  All Soyuz systems are performing nominally.

Veg-03:  The crew watered the Veg-03 plants and continued with the photo-documentation of plant growth for the Veg-03 investigation. Veg-03 supports the proof-of concept for the Veggie plant growth chamber and the planting pillows. Future long duration space missions will require a fresh food supply grown in space to supplement crew diets. 

Lighting Effects: A 53S crewmember completed a daily sleep log entry this morning upon waking to record his sleep patterns and wakefulness. 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. 

US Extravehicular Activity (EVA) 49 Preparation: Today the crew configured GoPro cameras, terminated the final MetOx Regeneration cycle, degassed a Cargo Water Container (CWC) for Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) use, and terminated Battery Stowage Assembly (BSA) operations in preparation for next week’s EVA. Additionally, the crew completed a Robotics On-Board Training (RoBOT) session to review procedures for next week’s EVA.  

Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) Operations:  Yesterday, ground specialists began a Force Movement Sensor (FMS) fine characterization of the SSRMS Latching End Effector (LEE) A. Overnight during the test, a FMS Cross Check error was triggered requiring the teams to stand down for the night. The FMS characterization will resume later this afternoon after new parameters are calculated for the test. 

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

  • Biochemical Urine Test
  • URISYS Hardware Stowage
  • Inventory Management System (IMS) conference
  • Photo TV EVA Go Pro Battery Charging
  • Tropical Cyclone Untended Check
  • Installation of Ikarus SW on FS1 and FS1 laptops.
  • Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR) Two-Phase Flow Experiment Equipment Deactivation
  • Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) Video Cable Reconfiguration to Video Compression and Recording Unit 2 (VRU2)
  • Progress 437 Stowage (DC1) and IMS Ops
  • Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Calibration Check
  • Replacement of ПФ1, ПФ2 Dust Filters and Cleaning В1, B2 Fan Screens in MRM2
  • Tropical Cyclone Hardware Closeout
  • Changeout of Dust Filter ПФ1-4 Cartridges in SM
  • VEG-03 Dual Facility Watering for each Plant Pillow
  • VEG-03E & F Plant Photo
  • Photo TV GoPro Setup
  • ISS O2 Repress from Progress 437 (DC1) СрПК Section 1 (start)
  • ISS O2 Repress from Progress 437 (DC1) СРПК Section 1 (terminate)
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Review
  • Replacement of ИК0501 ГЛ2106 Filter Unit (БФ). Install unit No.65 
  • Fan replacement in ГЛ2106 Gas Analyzer.  Install unit No.236 СОЖ maintenance
  • On-board Training (OBT) EVA Robotics Onboard Trainer (ROBoT) Session
  • CQ outfitting for the arriving crew
  • CONTENT. Experiment Ops
  • Metal Oxide (METOX) Regeneration Termination
  • Battery Stowage Assembly (BSA) Operation Termination
  • Portable air samples with Portable O2 Monitor and CDM
  • ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT)
  • Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Calibration Check Data Record
  • USOS Window Shutter Close

Completed Task List Activities

  • None 

Ground Activities
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • Standard Commanding
  • RoBOT Session Support
  • SPDM Stow and configure SSRMS for EVA

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Friday, 03/23: 54S Docking, EMU Resizing, PCG #14 Install
  • Saturday, 03/24: Crew Off-Duty
  • Sunday, 03/25: Crew Adaptation and Handovers, EVA Tool Config, EVA Procedure Review

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