ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/04/2018

54S Undock and Landing: The 54 Soyuz vehicle undocked successfully from the Mini Research Module (MRM)-2 Zenith Docking Port at 2:56 AM CT this morning. Following the completion of a fly-around maneuver, during which the crew took photos of ISS in celebration of its 20th Anniversary on-orbit, 54S completed a nominal de-orbit burn, separation of modules, and descent; the Soyuz vehicle landed in Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan at approximately 6:44 AM CT bringing Drew Feustel, Ricky Arnold, and Oleg Artemyev safely home to Earth.

Functional Immune: The crew completed the Functional Immune Health Assessment Questionnaire. Functional Immune analyzes blood and saliva samples to determine the changes taking place in crewmembers’ immune systems during flight. The changes in the immune system are also compared with crewmembers’ self-reported health information. Results are expected to provide new insight into the possible health risks of long-duration space travel, including future missions to Mars, asteroids, or other distant destinations.

Meteor:  Today the crew successfully recovered the Meteor laptop and checked the camera settings.  The next target of opportunity for the investigation is the Draconids meteor shower with a peak of 08-Oct-2018, but significant meteor flux occurring as early as 06-Oct.  The Draconids shower occurs when the Earth passes through the dust debris left by comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner.  The Meteor payload is a visible spectroscopy instrument used to observe meteors in Earth orbit. Meteor uses image analysis to provide information on the physical and chemical properties of the meteoroid dust, such as size, density, and chemical composition. The study of the meteoroid dust on orbit provides information about the parent comets and asteroids.

Pressure Management Device (PMD) Unpack and Deploy: PMD is a new device that allows for the depressurization and repressurization of vestibules without venting the air overboard. Scheduled for its first use this Friday, the crew unpacked PMD today and pre-deployed the unit in preparation for use during the upcoming Lab/Node 2 Fine Vestibule Leak Check; successful operation of PMD will help conserve ISS resources when both berthing visiting vehicles and conducting vestibules leak checks.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • 54S Undock and Landing Support

Two-Day Look Ahead:

Friday, 10/05:


  • Lighting effects (continuing)
  • LMM Biophysics MERLIN insertion


  • Treadmill 2 Accelerometer Remove and Replace
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Resize
  • Lab/Node 1 Vestibule Depress and Leak Check
  • Lab/Node 2 Vestibule Depress and Leak Check
  • HTV Cargo Operations

Saturday, 10/06: Crew Off-Duty, Housekeeping, J-SSOD-10 satellite deploy

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

  • HRF Generic Saliva Collection 10 Minutes
  • HRF Generic Sample MELFI Retrieval And Insertion Operations
  • Lighting Effects Sleep Log Entry
  • Functional Immune Historical Documentation Photography
  • HRF Generic Ambient Blood Collection
  • Functional Immune Health Assessment Questionnaire
  • PROBIOVIT. MICROVIR. BIOPLENKA. Handover for stowage in Soyuz 738
  • Soyuz 738 Stowage Ops for Return. GoPro HERO3 camcorders adjustment and installation in Soyuz 738 for operation during the descent.
  • JEM Airlock Depressurization
  • HRF Generic Ambient Blood Collection Pack And Handover
  • HRF Generic Ambient Blood Collection Stow
  • PROBIOVIT. Deactivation of ТБУ-В No.05
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Upper Rack Doors Open
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Manifold #4 Bottle Replacement
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Upper Rack Doors Close
  • Equipment gather from PMM
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT)
  • Water Recovery Management (WRM) Condensate Pumping Initiation
  • Spaceflight Cognitive Assessment Tool for Windows (WinSCAT) Test
  • Photography of [СА] and returning cargo before Soyuz 738 undocking from the ISS
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • Soyuz 738 Transfer Operations Completion Report (S-band)
  • JEM Airlock Vent
  • Photography of the external surface of Soyuz 738 [СА] БО hatch/manhole cover
  • Soyuz 738 БО-СА hatch cover photo downlink (via OCA r/g 0130)
  • JEM Airlock Vent Confirmation
  • Comm Config for Soyuz 738 Undocking and Descent
  • Soyuz 738 Comm Check via RSA2-S/G2
  • Soyuz 738 Activation. Transfer of Soyuz 738 Emer-1a book to MRM2
  • Food Acceptability Questionnaire – Subject
  • HRF Generic Saliva Collection
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Down in Columbus
  • HRF Generic Sample MELFI Retrieval And Insertion Operations
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Down in Service Module
  • HRF Generic Saliva Collection Stow
  • Setup and Activation of КСПЭ Equipment for Hatch Closure from MRM2 TV coverage in mpeg2 via Ku-band.  Use Sony HVR-Z7E Camcorder
  • TIME Perception experiment constraints reminder
  • Battery Stowage Assembly (BSA) Operation Initiation
  • Control of the closed state of a window №6,8,9,12,13,14 cover
  • ISA/VAJ Relocate
  • Soyuz-MRM2 Hatch Closure
  • Closing of transitive hatches ТПК-МИМ2
  • HTV Transfer Operations
  • Soyuz 738- MRM2 Hatch Leak Check
  • Downlink of TV coverage Hatch Closure data from MRM2
  • Deactivation of camcorder, TV System monitoring equipment and closing applications
  • Verification of ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position
  • Meteor Flash Drive Install
  • Operation using TПK onboard data files. Soyuz undocking
  • Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 Power On
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Scan
  • Functional Immune Health Assessment Questionnaire
  • USOS Window Shutter Close
  • Activation of MPEG2 Multicast TV Monitoring Equipment.
  • Pressure Management Device (PMD) Unpack, Set-up and Deploy (XTP)
  • Activation of MPEG2 multicast video recording mode.
  • Switching СО-ТК PEV in MRM2 to CLOSED position
  • Closing Applications and Downlink of MPEG2 Multicast Video via OCA
  • ISTOCHNIK-M Preparation For Measurements.
  • Pressure Management Device (PMD) Equipment Setup and Power
  • HTV Cargo Operations Conference
  • Meteor System Disk Recovery
  • ISTOCHNIK-M. Activation of Soyuz 738 telemetry recording mode
  • ISTOCHNIK-M Closeout Ops
  • Soyuz 738 comm reconfig for nominal ops after landing
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Up