ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/28/2018

68 Progress (68P) Undock: 68P successfully undocked from the Docking Compartment 1 (DC-1) port this morning at 8:50 AM CDT. This Progress vehicle will conduct Non-ISS free-flight experiments from April 3 to April 24. A series of burns scheduled for Thursday March 29 and April 2 will place the vehicle into the required orbit. The deorbit burn is scheduled for Wednesday, April 25th at 11:15 PM CDT followed by atmospheric entry and destruction. 

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparations:  Today the crew completed final preparations for US EVA #49 – Node 3 External Wireless Communications (EWC) installation, planned for tomorrow. The crew completed Pre-EVA health exams, final EVA Tool configuration, Equipment Lock prep, EVA procedure review, and conferences with ground specialists. Estimated airlock hatch opening is 7:10 AM CDT tomorrow.

Veg-03:  This morning the crew completed an audit of Veg-03 hardware in preparation for the plant harvest planned for April 6th.  The crew also watered the Veg-03 plants and continued with the photo-documentation of plant growth for the 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. 

Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Communication Unit (CUCU): In preparation for SpX-14 arrival, currently planned for April 4, the crew powered up and checked out the CUCU and Dragon Crew Command Panel (CCP). CUCU provides a command and telemetry communications link between ISS and Dragon during free flight operations in the vicinity of ISS. 

Emergency Roles & Responsibilities Review: With the arrival of 54S, all crewmembers participated in an Emergency Roles & Responsibilities Review. Items of discussion included crew accountability, access to escape vehicles, and ISS Commander responsibilities. Due to the complex nature of emergencies in space, it is imperative each crewmember is fully familiar with the various emergency procedures and strategies in place.

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

  • Lighting Effects Sleep Log Entry – Subject
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config LAB Setup
  • Crew Prep for PAO
  • Robotic Workstation (RWS) High Definition (HD) Monitor Deactivation
  • TV conference  with the participants of the theme-based tour Space vacation in the camp Voskhod (Ku+S-band)
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Down in Service Module
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Down in Columbus
  • Veggie Hardware Audit.
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain
  • Replacement of СО2 sensor in ГЛ2106 gas analyzer. 
  • Removal of TV Cameras CA1, 2 and ССД-302 Light Units in Soyuz 738 [CA].
  • PILOT-T. Preparation for the experiment.
  • Periodic Health Status (PHS) Pre EVA Examination Setup
  • PILOT-T. Experiment Ops.
  • COSMOCARD. Closeout Ops
  • Periodic Health Status (PHS) Pre EVA Examination
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Configuring
  • Pre-EVA Periodic Health Status Examination – Stow
  • Glacier Desiccant Swap
  • Checking cover closure on windows 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14.Note 5
  • COSMOCARD. Preparing for and Starting 24-hr ECG Recording
  • PILOT-T. Experiment Ops.
  • Polar Desiccant Swap
  • Gas-Analyzer ГЛ2106 mode changing to operation”.  Executed 2 hours after activation
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Cuff Checklist Print
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Audit.
  • USOS Window Shutter Close
  • Radiation Area Monitors (RAM) Deployment
  • PILOT-T. Closeout Ops.
  • Emergency Roles and Responsibilities Review
  • Gathering and deployment of PILLE sensors prior to USOS EVA
  • Verification of ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position
  • Photography of Progress 437 Docking Assembly from SM window No.7 and 8 while undocking from DC1
  • VEG Series Experiment On-Board Training.
  • Mode DC1-Soyuz PEV to CLOSED position
  • VEG-03F Plant Photo
  • Plant Habitat Hardware Relocate
  • VEG-03 Dual Facility Watering for each Plant Pillow
  • Extravehicular Activity Station Support Computer Relocate
  • CEVIS Isolator Snip
  • Photo/TV CUCU Video Setup
  • Filling (separation) of ЕДВ (КОВ) for Elektron-VM or ЕДВ-СВ
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Conference
  • PROFILAKTIKA-2. Training Session Using КОР-01-Н Set
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • Equipment Lock (E-LK) Preparation
  • Maintenance Activation of Spare Vozdukh Atmosphere Purification System Emergency Vacuum Valves [АВК СОА]
  • ISS Crew Orientation
  • COTS UHF Communication Unit (CUCU) Activation
  • Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
  • COTS UHF Communication Unit (CUCU) Crew Command Panel (CCP) Checkout
  • COTS UHF Communication Unit (CUCU) Crew Command Panel (CCP) Stow
  • Photo TV CUCU Video Deactivation

Completed Task List Activities

  • JAXA Report #5

Ground Activities
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • MCA Zero Calibration
  • 68P Undocking Support
  • CUCU Checkout

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 03/29: US EVA 49
  • Friday, 03/30: Emergency Hardware OBT, Post-EVA Ops, Veggie-03 Harvest, RockCandy Imagery, ICE Experiment Photos
  • Saturday, 03/31: 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