ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/13/2018

Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Preparations: In preparation for tomorrow’s US EVA #51 Node 2 External Wireless Communications (EWC), the crew finalized their EVA tool configurations and completed an audit of EVA equipment.  After a final review of the EVA briefing package, the crew participated in an EVA Procedures Conference, configured the Robotics Work Stations (RWSs), and readied the Equipment Lock and EMUs for tomorrow morning’s EVA activities.  EV hatch opening is scheduled at ~7:05 AM CDT Thursday morning. 

Grip:  The crew completed the third of three Grip operations in the supine position. ESA’s Grip investigation tests how the nervous system takes into account the forces due to gravity and inertia when manipulating objects.  Results from this investigation may provide insight into potential hazards for astronauts as they manipulate objects in different gravitational environments, support design and control of haptic interfaces to be used in challenging environments such as space, and provide information about motor control that will be useful for the evaluation and rehabilitation of impaired upper limb control in patients with neurological diseases.  

Electromagnetic Levitator (EML):  The crew installed a new sample and process chamber in the EML today. Valves were opened between the two chambers. The EML is a multi-user facility is designed for containerless materials processing in space. It supports research in the areas of meta-stable states and phases along with the measurement of high-accurate thermophysical properties of liquid metallic alloys at high temperatures.

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID):  The crew installed 11 RFID Logistics marker tags in Nodes 2 and 3 today.  RFID Logistics aims to utilize RFID enabled tags on hardware throughout the ISS to assist in the tracking of the hardware as it is moved around the ISS.

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

  • CSA Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection
  • CSA Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Configuration
  • CSA Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Spin Conclude
  • GRIP science performance in supine position
  • Periodic Health Status (PHS) Pre EVA Examination Setup
  • CSA Generic Sample MELFI Insertion
  • Periodic Health Status (PHS) Pre EVA Examination
  • SEPARATION. Distillation in an Automatic Mode
  • Pre-EVA Periodic Health Status Examination – Stow
  • EML Sample Chamber Valve opening
  • HTV PROX Switch ON
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Configuring
  • GRIP partial stowage
  • Restore Nominal Comm Config
  • Pille Preparation and Deployment Prior to the USOS EVA
  • Replace BRI Config File with Version 7.1
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tool Audit
  • ISS Crew Orientation
  • Installation of Updated Software on RSS1 and FS1 for an Automatic Downlink of BRI Log Files
  • BIOCARD. Assistance during the Experiment
  • BIOCARD. Experiment Operations
  • Food Acceptability Questionnaire Subject
  • Radio Frequency Identification Logistics Marker Tag Installation in Node2 and Node 3
  • Early Mission Debrief Conference
  • HTV PCS HCP Selfcheck (Side B)
  • ISS Crew Handover
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Review
  • Filling In (Degassing) of EDV (KOV) for Elektron-VM or EDV-SV
  • HTV PCS HCP Selfcheck (Side A)
  • Robotic Workstation (RWS) Setup
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Procedure Conference
  • ИП-1 Sensors Installation Monitoring
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • Cargo Transfer from 55S (Soyuz #739). IMS Update
  • Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Quarterly Inspection
  • CSA Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Conclude And Stow
  • Extravehicular Activity Station Support Computer Relocate
  • HTV PROX Switch OFF
  • Lab External Wireless Controller (EWC) Connector Safing
  • Equipment Lock (E-LK) Preparation
  • IMS Delta File Prep 

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • HTV PROX Checkout

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Thursday, 06/14: EVA 51 (N2 EWC power and Ethernet cable routing from Lab to N2, Install WIF #16 and #17 Booms with HD Camera and EWC Connections, CP3 Light R&R, CP3 HD Camera R&R, CATS Door Closure)
  • Friday, 06/15:  Post EVA (EVA tool stow, EVA Debrief, EMU Water Recharge), GRASP, Acoustic Monitoring Survey
  • Saturday, 06/16: Crew Off Duty, Housekeeping

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

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Trace Contaminant Control System (TCCS) Node 3