ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/06/2018

55Soyuz (55S) Launch: 55S launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome this morning at 6:12 AM CT with Sergy Prokopev, Serena Auñón-Chancellor, and Alexander Gerst on-board.  Docking to the Mini Research Module-1 (MRM-1) module is scheduled at 08:07 AM CT on June 8 after a 34-orbit rendezvous. The ISS crew compliment will increase to six after hatch opening at approximately 10:05 AM CT.

NanoRacks-Remove Debris (RemDeb):  The crew prepared the RemDeb satellite in the JEM for deployment by removing launch panels and protective coverings, attaching the Kaber deployer system to the satellite, and then attaching the satellite/Kaber assembly to the Airlock Adapter Plate on the JEM Airlock Slide Table.  The Slide Table was then retracted back into the Airlock and the inner hatch closed.  These activities are being performed in support of the jettison of the RemDeb planned for June 19th.  NanoRacks-Remove Debris demonstrates an approach to reducing the risks presented by space debris or “space junk”. Collisions in space may have serious consequences, but research has shown that removing the largest debris significantly reduces the chance of collisions. NanoRacks-Remove Debris uses a 3D camera to map location and speed of debris and then deploys a net to capture and de-orbit simulated debris that is up to 1 meter in diameter.  Ground experts will then analyze video of the demonstration runs. 

Wireless Communication and Positioning Experiment (Wireless Compose): Today the crew configured the WiseNet Base Station and install WiseNet motes in the Columbus module.  Wireless Compose demonstrates a wireless network for the efficient readout of sensors and the localization of moving objects within the Columbus module of the ISS. The experiment is based on the impulse radio – ultra-wideband (IR-UWB), which extends the capabilities of a recently performed wireless sensor network (WSN) demonstration using Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) bands at 2.45 GHz. The evaluation of Wireless Compose results will help in the analysis of potential uses of WSN for unmanned and manned spaceflight missions, and to derive obstacles and limitations for the operations under very specific conditions due to the complex electromagnetic environment. 

Atomization: The crew replaced sample syringes for the Atomization investigation today. The Atomization experiment investigates the disintegration processes of a low-speed water jet for various jet issue conditions in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) to validate the new atomization concept by observing the process using a high speed camera. The knowledge gained can be applied to improve various engines utilizing spray combustion. 

Space Automated Bioproduct Lab (SABL): The crew performed troubleshooting activities for the SABL 2 hard drive today.  The crew was unable to log onto the SABL 2 laptop previously but was able to log in today.  SABL supports a wide variety of experiments in the life, physical and material sciences with a focus on supporting research of biological systems and processes. 

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

  • Kaber and NanoRacks Kaber Plate (STEP) Gather
  • Verification of ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Extension to JPM Side
  • Remove Satellite Operations Review
  • Regeneration of Micropurification Unit (БМП) Ф1 Cartridge (start)
  • Acoustic Monitor Setup for Crew Worn Measurements
  • A/L Adapter Plate (JCAP) and NanoRacks Kaber Plate (STEP) Installation
  • Filling (separation) of EDV-SV and EDV for SRV-U-RS
  • Remove Satellite Hardware Preparation and Installation on the JEM Airlock Slide Table
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • SEPARATION. Preparation for Distillation
  • Scheduled monthly maintenance of Central Post Laptop. Laptop Log-File Downlink.
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Retraction from JPM Side in Manual Mode
  • XF305 Camcorder Setup
  • Atomization syringe replacement 2
  • Space Automated Bioproduct Lab 2, Hard Drive Troubleshooting
  • INTER-MAI-75. Preparation, config setup and HAM Radio activation.
  • Wireless Compose Big Picture Words Reading
  • Biolab Incubator Door Locking Bolt Installation – Part 1
  • Space Automated Bioproduct Lab 2, Cable Troubleshooting
  • Plant Habitat-01 Water Fill
  • БКС cable repair behind SM panel 327
  • Transfer of USOS ЕДВ brine to Progress 438 [AO] to Rodnik H2O Tank 2 and flushing H2O tank 2 connector В2
  • Biolab Incubator Door Locking Bolt Functional Check
  • Wireless Compose Motes Installation
  • Manufacturing Device Print Removal, Clean and Stow
  • INTER-MAI-75. Hardware Deactivation
  • CONTENT. Experiment Ops
  • IMS Update
  • Inventory Management System (IMS) Conference
  • Acoustic Monitor Battery Swap 

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • 55S Launch
  • EHDC BEAM Survey

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 06/07: EVA tool config, EVA procedures review, REBA checkout, HRF2 inventory
  • Friday, 06/08: 55S docking, BIOLAB glove exchange, EVA tool config, EVA GoPro setup, ISS Safety Briefing, Plant Habitat -1 Science Carrier Install
  • Saturday, 06/09:  Housekeeping, Crew Handover, 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