ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/05/2018

Life Support Rack (LSR): The crew reviewed the LSR big picture words in preparation for the upcoming installation. Once the installation and checkout are complete, LSR will be capable of providing oxygen generation, carbon dioxide removal, and water generation. Life Support Rack (LSR) is a Technology Demonstrator for Closed Loop Air Revitalization. LSR captures carbon dioxide from cabin air and recovers 50% of its oxygen for use by the astronauts. LSR technologies were selected for integration into a single system, not requiring buffer tanks or compressors. It is intended to operate for a minimum of one year on the ISS to demonstrate the robustness of the technology for future Exploration Missions and is sized to support a crew of three.

Lighting Effects:  The crew performed the Lighting Effects sleep logging activity. The Lighting Effects investigation studies the impact of the change from fluorescent light bulbs to solid-state light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with adjustable intensity and color and aims to determine if the new lights can improve crew circadian rhythms, sleep, and cognitive performance.

Fine Leak Checks and Pressure Management Device (PMD):  Fine leak checks were successfully performed for the Node1/Lab and Node2/Lab vestibules today. The Crew was isolated aft of the Lab for approximately 6 hours while Lab hatches were closed. PMD was utilized successfully in support of the Node2/Lab portion of the leak checks. PMD helps conserve ISS resources and Crew time for depressurizing and pressurizing vestibule operations. 

Treadmill (T2) Accelerometer R&R:  Today, the crew successfully replaced the Accelerometer within T2. In addition, they took advantage of the access and greased the forward right axle today. Once the replacement was complete, the crew and ground successfully performed a checkout of T2. The Accelerometer had been failed since April 12, 2018. Ground teams utilize accelerometer data to characterize the health of the T2 Vibration Isolation System (VIS). 

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • JEMRMS Ops in support of JSSOD-10
  • PMD Commanding

Two-Day Look Ahead:

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

Sunday, 10/07: Urine collections (Biochem profile, lighting effects, repository), Off-Duty 

Monday, 10/08:

  • Radi-N2 Deploy
  • Urine Collections, Blood Collections
  • LSR Installation


  • EVA Procedure Review

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

  • Record COP24 script
  • EVA Procedure Review for Suit IV
  • International Procedure Viewer Tablet Questionnaire
  • Making a documentary about life onboard the ISS
  • R PAO event report preparation
  • Spacetex-2 questionnaire filling
  • Spacetex-2 Final Questionnaire filling
  • СЦЕНАРИЙ. Наблюдения и фотосъемка с использованием фотоаппаратуры
  • ECON-M. Observations and photo (Task list)
  • Visual inspection and leak check, using US leak detector ULD in the orbital compartment [БО] of Soyuz №739. Report to MCC during comm pass
  • Lighting Effects Sleep Log Entry Subject
  • LMM MERLIN Plate Insertion
  • Countermeasures System (CMS) Treadmill 2 (T2) Accelerometer R&R Equipment Gather
  • Pressure Management Device (PMD) Equipment Setup and Power
  • СТТС Configuration for MRM1
  • Reading LSR Big Picture Words
  • Pressure Managmenet Device (PMD) Part 1
  • Lab/Node 1 Vestibule Depress and Leak Check Init
  • Comm reconfig for nominal ops
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Inspection
  • Mpeg-2 TV Downlink Test via Ku-band prior to Progress 440 docking
  • Battery Stowage Assembly (BSA) Operation Termination
  • Lab/Node 1 Vestibule Depress and Leak Check Term
  • Urine and brine transfer from ЕДВ to Progress 439 H2O tank 2
  • Countermeasures System Treadmill 2 Accelerometer Remove and Replace Part 2
  • EMU Data Recorder Troubleshooting
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Resize
  • Countermeasures System (CMS) Treadmill 2 System (T2) Monthly Inspection
  • Configure Pressure Management Device for Vestibule Pressurization
  • Countermeasures System (CMS) Treadmill 2 (T2) Quarterly Maintenance
  • Pressure Management Device (PMD) Equipment Teardown
  • Inventory Management System (IMS) Conference
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Restow
  • Lighting Effects Light Meter Setup [deferred]
  • Lighting Effects Light Meter Readings [deferred]
  • Station Support Computer Network Attached Storage Drive Reseat
  • ISA/VAJ CTB restow
  • Lighting Effects Light Meter Stow [deferred]
  • Record UN Forum Script
  • Record VDE Summit Script
  • Handover Big Picture Words Review
  • PAO Deferred Release Message for Task List for FE-6; 2018 MassChallenge Awards
  • Sextant Navigation Payload Proficiency