ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/28/2018

Kubik 6:  After completing commissioning for ESA’s Kubik 6 facility the crew disconnected and stowed the Kubik 6.  Kubik is a small controlled-temperature incubator/cooler used to study biological samples in a microgravity environment.  It is equipped with removable inserts designed for self-contained, automatic experiments using seeds, cells, and small animals.

Electro-static Levitation Furnace (ELF):  The crew exchanged the sample cartridges in ELF and stowed the processed sample for return.  ELF is an experimental facility designed to levitate, melt and solidify materials by containerless processing techniques using the electrostatic levitation method.  With this facility thermophysical properties of high temperature melts can be measured and solidification from deeply undercooled melts can be achieved. 

Barrios Protein Crystal Growth (PCG):  The crew mixed solutions in a crystallization plate.  Barrios PCG focuses on the successful transfer and mixing of different solutions into commercial off-the-shelf multiwell plates. Video of the growth of the protein crystals in the multiwell plates will be downlinked for evaluation. 

Orbital ATK (OA)-9 Cygnus:  The crew completed a training session to practice emergency response actions that need to be taken with Cygnus attached.  They also continued with Cygnus cargo operations. 

Soyuz (53S) Return Cargo Packing: The crew started packing the cargo that will return on 53S. The remaining packing will be completed prior to undocking. 

External Television Camera Group (ETVCG) Disassembly:  The crew disassembled the ETVCG that was retrieved from Camera Port (CP)-13 during EVA #50 on May 16, 2018 and removed the Pan and Tilt Unit (PTU) with the Television Camera Interface Converter (TVCIC). The TVCIC was then removed and stowed.  The crew will install a new TVCIC on the PTU and then reassemble the ETVCG at a later date. The newly assembled ETVCG will be installed at Camera Port CP-3 during EVA #51. 

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

  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • XF305 Camcorder Setup
  • Electrostatic Levitation Furnace(ELF) sample Cartridge Retrieval
  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • Filling (separation) of ЕДВ (КОВ) for Elektron-VM or ЕДВ-СВ
  • Soyuz descent training
  • Soyuz 737 Descent Drill, Return Equipment List & Stowage Consultation
  • Electrostatic Levitation Furnace(ELF) sample Cartridge Cleaning
  • Transfer Operations – Prepack of US items to be loaded into Soyuz
  • NanoRacks Maintenance Work Area Preparation
  • Electrostatic Levitation Furnace(ELF) sample Cartridge Installation
  • Adjusting position of the control valve [КР] and the [СКВ1] heating valve [ВН1] in the SM Air Conditioning System.
  • NanoRacks Maintenance Work Area Relocation
  • Auxiliary Laptop Computer System Virus Definition File Update
  • Countermeasures System (CMS) Treadmill 2 (T2) Exercise Session
  • Removal of СО Gas Analyzer ГЛ2106
  • CONTROL. Switching Indicator-ISS P/L measuring modes
  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • Kubik 6 Temperature and Centrifuge Data Copy
  • Changeout of ПФ1 & ПФ2 Dust Filters (ФГБ1ПГО_4_419_1, bag 437-13 (00072389R)). Discard de-installed items. Reflect changes in the IMS and Cleaning В1, В2 Fan Screens in DC1
  • Preventive maintenance of MRM1 АСП Hatch Sealing Mechanism and Soyuz 737 hatch
  • Disconnection and Stowing of KUBIK 6
  • Countermeasures System (CMS) Max Cycle Ergometer w/Vibration Isolation & Stabilization (CEVIS) Kit Consolidate
  • NanoRacks Maintenance Work Area Return
  • Recharging Soyuz 737 Samsung PC Battery, start charging
  • Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth
  • Cygnus Cargo Operations Conference
  • СКПФ1,СКПФ2 dust filters in MRM1
  • Soyuz 737 Stowage Ops for Return
  • Biomolecule Sequencer Software Install Prep
  • Biomolecule Sequencer Software Checkout
  • On board Training Cygnus Emergency Procedure Review
  • ISS Crew departure preparation
  • Pressurization of Elektron-VM Liquid Unit before Activation
  • External TV Camera Group (ETVCG) Teardown
  • Solidification Using Baffles in Sealed Ampoules OBT
  • Checking БД-2 treadmill carriage position. Photograph position of БД-2 carriage relative to pullout roller by lifting БД-2 curtain. Downlink photo via OCA
  • Solidification Using Baffles in Sealed Ampoules Hardware Gather
  • In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Full Fill
  • Manufacturing Device Stow
  • Polar Desiccant Swap
  • In-flight Maintenance (IFM) External Television Camera Group (ETVCG) Color Television Camera (CTVC) and Pan/Tilt Unit (PTU) Disassembly
  • Manufacturing Device Locker and Cable Setup
  • Recharging Soyuz 737 Samsung PC Battery, end charging
  • Delta file prep
  • Polar Desiccant Swap
  • Cold Atom Lab Station Support Computer Relocate Part 1
  • In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Full Fill
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) – Radiation Area Monitors (RAM) Retrieval
  • ISS Crew departure preparation
  • Meteor Hard Drive Swapout

Completed Task List Activities

  • None

Ground Activities
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • NANO Barrios PCG support

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Tuesday, 05/29: Cold Atom Lab (CAL), EMCS Facility Removal, Cygnus Cargo, STaARS, Subsa h/w setup, 53S Prepack, Microbial Tracking, Probiotics
  • Wednesday, 05/30: VEGGIE Fac Removal, CAL, DOSIS, Subsa Sample, CSA-CP c/o, Cygnus Cargo, LHA R&R, JEM Camera Robot c/o, OA9 Stowage Reconfig, Lighting Effects
  • Thursday, 05/31: ER3 IPeHG install, Veggie Fac Install, WRS Pump Roller R&R, CAL SAMS, PEPS Inspect, Soyuz OBT, MD Print Rmv, Atomization 

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