ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/21/2018

Time:  The crew performed a Time perception session. ESA’s Time experiment captures the accurate perception of objects in the environment is a prerequisite for spatial orientation and reliable performance of motor tasks. Time is also fundamental to motion perception, sound localization, speech, and fine motor coordination. The Time experiment quantifies the subjective changes in time perception in humans during and after long-duration exposure to microgravity.

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID):  The task to install 10 RFID Logistics marker tags in PMA-1 today was postponed due to the crew not being able to easy access the required locations.  This activity will be rescheduled after the OA-9 mission is complete.  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. 

JEM Airlock (JEMAL):  Following the successful deployment of the NanoRacks-Remove Debris satellite, the crew removed and stowed the Kaber from the A/L Adapter Plate (JCAP) slide table adapter. The crew then installed the MPEP (Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform) in preparation the next JEMAL cycle. 

Manufacturing Device (MD): Today the crew trimmed the filament of a new feedstock canister within the MD device to troubleshoot a jamming issue seen during a recent print attempt. The Manufacturing Device supports the production of components on the ISS for both NASA and commercial objectives. It is capable of producing parts out of a wide variety of thermopolymers including engineered plastics.  

Health Maintenance System (HMS) Eye Ultrasounds: Today the 54S crew completed a second day of routine eye exams using an Ultrasound machine. Eye exams are performed regularly onboard in order to monitor crewmembers eye health.  Eyesight is one of the many aspects of the human body that is affected by long-duration stays in a microgravity environment.

Portable Emergency Provisions (PEPS) Inspection: Today the crew inspected Portable Fire Extinguishers (PFEs), Portable Breathing Apparatus (PBAs), and Extension Hose Tee Kits (EHTKs) as part of routine maintenance.

Node 3 (N3) External Wireless Communications (EWC) Wireless Access Point (WAP) Checkout: The N3 EWC WAP will provide Wi-Fi coverage to payloads installed on the Japanese Experiment Module – Exposed Facility (JEM-EF) and is required by the ECOSTRESS payload arriving on SpaceX-15.  The N3 EWC WAP is connected to two EVA antennas that were installed during US EVA 49, one located on Node 3 Zenith and the other located on Node 3 Nadir, and today’s nominal checkout ensured proper functionality of each antenna. 

Cygnus Cargo Operations: OA-9 Cargo Message #3 was uplinked overnight and the crew reported spending approximately seven hours on cargo operations since receipt.  Despite continued issues with foam management, the crew was able to complete approximately one third of the message and will continue with cargo operations tomorrow. 

Lab Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Failure: This afternoon the Lab CDRA shut down due to an Air Selector Valve (ASV) fault on valve 104.  Recovery attempts were unsuccessful and startup of the Node 3 CDRA is in work. Once complete, specialists will continue with additional troubleshooting.  There are currently three spare valves on-orbit. 

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

  • RADIOSKAF. Antennae cable connection and “Tanyusha-YuZGU-4” satellite activation in relay mode.
  • RADIOSKAF. Photo and video recording
  • Galley Rack MERLIN Transfer
  • JEM Airlock Press
  • Max Cycle Ergometer w/ Vibration Isolation & Stabilization (CEVIS) Portable PFS Partial Set Up
  • UPA Brine Filter Gather
  • [БПК] Condensate Processing Unit troubleshooting.
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • JEM Airlock Leak Check
  • Urine Processor Assembly (UPA) Brine Filter Changeout
  • Max Cycle Ergometer w/Vibration Isolation & Stabilization (CEVIS) Portable PFS Power Up
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Extension to JPM Side
  • Time experiment science
  • Radio Frequency Identification Logistics Marker Tag Installation in PMA-1 [Aborted]
  • UDOD. Experiment ops with BREATHING-1 assembly and SPRUT-2 assembly.
  • KABER Hardware Stow
  • A/L Adapter Plate (JCAP) & NanoRacks Kaber Plate (STEP) Removal
  • MPEP Installation to JEM Airlock Slide Table
  • Crew performs Max CEVIS exercise with PPFS
  • MPEP Installation to JEM Airlock Slide Table Support
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Retraction from JPM Side
  • Kaber & A/L Adapter Plate (JCAP) Stow
  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • RADIOSKAF. “Tanyusha-YuZGU-4” satellite and relay mode deactivation, Kenwood D700 radio station replacement with D710.
  • Max Cycle Ergometer w/Vibration Isolation & Stabilization (CEVIS) Portable PFS Partial Stow
  • Charging Samsung computer in Soyuz 738 post OBT – start of charge
  • FAZOPEREKHOD. Prep ops and start of experiment
  • Video recording of greetings
  • Reconfigure Node 3 BelAir Wireless Access Point (WAP) Antennas for Checkout
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config LAB Setup
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – Lab
  • Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Power On
  • Wireless Compose Base Station Power On and Battery Mode Switch
  • Ultrasound 2 Scan Prep
  • Crew Medical Officer (CMO) Proficiency Training
  • Digital matrix cleaning in Nikon D3X, D3S, D4 and D5
  • АСУ system Е-К bucket and hose R&R
  • Ultrasound 2 Scan
  • Portable Emergency Provisions (PEPS) Inspection
  • Ultrasound 2 Post Exam
  • Wireless Compose Motes Mode Switching
  • Biological Research In Canisters Light Emitting Diode Removal
  • Emergency RS ISS VHF-1 Comm Checkout from USOS
  • Biological Research In Canisters Light Emitting Diode Installation
  • FAZOPEREKHOD. Closeout ops.
  • Manufacturing Device Filament Trim
  • Charging Samsung computer in Soyuz 738 after OBT – end of charge
  • Team Task Switching Experiment Survey [Aborted]
  • Robotic Workstation (RWS) Setup
  • Handover of Increment 56 Crew
  • Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
  • Handover of Increment 56 Crew
  • IMS Ops
  • Max Cycle Ergometer w/Vibration Isolation & Stabilization (CEVIS) Portable PFS Conclude
  • ISS Crew Orientation
  • Cygnus Cargo Operations Conference
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – ESA Nutritional Assessment
  • Robotics Work Station (RWS) Display and Control Panel (DCP) Checkout
  • Wireless Compose SD Card Data Copy 

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None 

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • JEM RMS WVE Checkout 

Three-Day Look Ahead:

  • Friday, 06/22:  Plant Habitat plant thinning, Cygnus Cargo Ops, Crew Handover, MPCC EICL Software load, OCT Exams, Cygnus Engine Survey
  • Saturday, 06/23:  Housekeeping, Off Duty
  • Sunday, 06/24: 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