ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/27/2018

Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Airlock (JEMAL) Materials ISS Experiment – Flight Facility (MISSE-FF) Operations:  The crew extended the JEMAL Slide Table into the JEM and removed the MISSE Transfer Tray (MTT) from the table. They also removed the JEM ORU Transfer Interface (JOTI), which was configured to support the MTT, from the table. 

Space Technology and Advanced Research Systems (STaARS):  The crew removed the STaARS-1 experiment facility this morning for return on the SpaceX-14 vehicle.  The STaARS-1 facility supported biotechnology and life science investigations to characterize the effects of microgravity on living systems, targeting the molecular responses that alter cell physiology and lead to unique cellular processes and the production of novel compounds that can impact pharmaceutical, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, biofuel, and discovery sciences. 

Space Headaches:  Two 53S crewmembers completed the weekly questionnaire for the ESA Space Headaches investigation today. This investigation collects information that may help in the development of methods to alleviate associated symptoms and improve 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. 

Node 3 (N3) External Wireless Communication (EWC) Systems Installation: The crew installed the N3 internal hardware required to interface with the EWC antennas that were installed during US EVA 49. Once installed, the BelAir Wireless Access Point (WAP) and associated coaxial, Ethernet, and power cabling will allow Joint Station Local Area Network (LAN) (JSL) data transmission to external payloads from these new external locations. The first payload scheduled to use this capability is ECOSTRESS arriving on SpaceX-15. 

Dragon Cargo Operations: The crew continued loading Dragon with cargo scheduled for return. Today the crew completed the fourth Dragon Cargo Message less 1 hour. The fifth cargo message, which includes Dragon Center Stack packing instructions, will be uploaded to the crew this weekend.  SpaceX-14 is currently scheduled to unberth on May 2. SpaceX-14 is currently scheduled to unberth on 2 May at 9:32 AM CDT.  

Node 3 (N3) Mass Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Troubleshooting: The reinstallation of the original ORU 08 (S/N F0001) last Thursday did not resolve the diverging constituent data issue in the N3 MCA.  Data review continues to point towards the ORU 02 as the likely cause of the anomalous readings. Today, the crew removed both ORU 02 and ORU 08 for return and refurbishment on SpaceX-14. ORU 08 (S/N F0002) is currently being re-installed in the N3 MCA and the rear utilities will be left de-mated so that the crew will not need to rotate the rack to install the next available ORU 02 spare scheduled for arrival on SpaceX-15. 

Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) operations: Overnight, the ground Robotics Controllers will stow the Robot Micro Conical Tool (RMCT) and Tool Holder Assembly (THA) used during Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE) robotics operations.  Once complete, they will stow the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) and complete a SSRMS walk-off to the Node 2 Power Data Grapple Fixture (PDGF). Tonight’s operations will conclude with the grapple of Dragon in preparation for unberth next Wednesday, 2 May at 9:32 AM CDT.    

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

  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Decontamination Training
  • Making a documentary about life onboard the ISS
  • Cooling Equipment Installation for SM 800А Power System
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • VIZIR. СКПИ Battery Charge
  • Node 3 External Wireless Communication (EWC) Hardware Gather
  • Node 3 MCA Verification Gas Assembly Removal
  • Space Technology and Advanced Research Systems Facility Removal
  • Regeneration of Micropurification Unit (БМП) Ф2 Cartridge (start)
  • Copy ИМУ-Ц micro-accelerometer data to laptop
  • Node 3 Endcone Stowage Cleanout in prep for the Node External Wireless Communication (EWC) System Installation
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Configuring
  • Node 3 External Wireless Communication System Installation
  • Mouse Stress Defense Item Gathering
  • XF305 Camcorder Setup
  • Mouse Stress Defense Mouse Habitat Cage Unit Change
  • Remove Node 3 MCA Mass Spectrometer
  • VIZIR. End battery charge
  • Node 3 MCA Verification Gas Assembly Replace
  • VIZIR. Prep and Calibration of СКПИ PL
  • COSMOCARD. Closeout Ops
  • Made In Space Fiber Optics Removal & Stow
  • MCA ORU Prep for Return
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Swap
  • Photo/TV CUCU Video Setup
  • COTS UHF Communication Unit (CUCU) Crew Command Panel (CCP) Swap Out
  • COTS UHF Communication Unit (CUCU) Crew Command Panel (CCP) Checkout
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT)
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – Lab
  • JEM Airlock Press
  • RS1 Laptop Activation
  • Node 3 Endcone Stowage Replace
  • КЦП1 and RS1 Laptop Upgrade to SM SW Version 08.10
  • JEM Airlock Leak Check
  • Mouse Stress Defense Transportation Cage Unit Spare Cage Replace
  • VIZIR. Closeout Ops
  • Preventive Maintenance of SM Ventilation Subsystem. Group В1
  • Cargo Transfer to Dragon
  • XF305 Camcorder Setup
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Extension to JPM Side
  • Test of Laptop RS1-КЦП1-ЦВМ-ТВМ Command & Data Path
  • Materials ISS Experiment (MISSE) MTT Removal and Stowage
  • RS3 Laptop Upgrade to SM SW Version 08.10
  • JEM ORU Transfer Interface (JOTI) Removal
  • Dragon Cargo Operations Conference
  • Photo TV CUCU Video Deactivation
  • JEMAL Slide Table Screw Holes Inspection
  • JEM Active Mechanism Tether Loop Installation
  • RS3 Laptop-КЦП2-ЦВМ-ТВМ Command & Data Transmission Test
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Retraction from JPM Side
  • RS3 Laptop Deactivation
  • RS REMOTE Laptop Upgrade to the new version. Laptop RS2 installation at nominal location
  • Space Headaches – Weekly Questionnaire

Completed Task List Activities

  • EV Decontamination Training
  • IPV Tablet Review

Ground Activities
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • CUCU Checkout
  • JEM Airlock Ground Support
  • SCP02 Software Patching
  • SPDM RMCT Stow 

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Saturday, 04/28: Housekeeping, DUST Sample Collection, Crew Off-Duty
  • Sunday, 04/29: Crew Off-Duty
  • Monday, 04/30: MVP Ops, Dragon Cargo Ops, HRF Rack Reconfig, JSSOD8 Install, PCG9 Processing, Invitrobone Transfers 

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