ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/18/2018

Food Acceptability: An ISS crewmember performed the Questionnaire. The Food Acceptability investigation seeks to determine the impact of repetitive consumption of food currently available from the spaceflight food system.  Results will be used in developing strategies to improve food system composition to support crew health and performance on long duration missions

Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR): The ISS crew swapped out CIR Manifold #4 (1-letre) Bottles. One bottle contains 100% C2H4 and the other contains 40% CH4. The CIR includes an optics bench, combustion chamber, fuel and oxidizer control, and five different cameras for performing combustion experiments in microgravity.

Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Tether Slosh: Crew performed test runs of the SPHERES Tether Slosh test points. SPHERES Tether Slosh combines fluid dynamics equipment with robotic capabilities aboard the ISS to investigate automated strategies for steering passive cargo that contain fluids. In space, the fluid fuels used by spacecraft can slosh around in unpredictable ways making space maneuvers difficult. This investigation uses two SPHERES robots tethered to a fluid-filled container covered in sensors to test strategies for safely steering spacecraft such as dead satellites that might still have fuel in the tank

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • Nominal System Commanding

Two-Day Look Ahead:
Friday, 10/19:


  • Plant Habitat Harvesting (NASA)
  • METEOR Inverter R&R (NASA)
  • BioServe Protein Crystallography Microscope setup
  • NanoRacks Platform 1&2 Relocate (NASA)
  • Atomization-MSPR activation (JAXA)


  • LSR Umbilical Mate
  • EMU LLB Auto cycle Initiate
  • HTV Cargo Transfer

Saturday-Sunday, 10/20-21:

  • No Crew Payload activities


  • Housekeeping, Crew Off Duty

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

  • Record COP24 script
  • AC Dry Vacuum Cleaner Cue Card Update
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Manifold #4 Bottle Replacement
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Upper Rack Doors Close
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Upper Rack Doors Open
  • Countermeasures System (CMS) Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Cylinder Flywheel Evacuation
  • Delta file prep
  • ECON-M. Observations and photo (Task list)
  • EVA Procedure Review for Suit IV
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA)  Training Review
  • Flight Director/ISS CREW CONFERENCE
  • Food Acceptability Questionnaire
  • Gathering Russian Equipment for Disposal via CYGNUS HTV-7
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT)
  • International Procedure Viewer Tablet Questionnaire
  • Inventory Management System (IMS) Conference
  • ISS HAM Service Module Pass
  • Life On The Station Photo and Video
  • Maintenance Activation of RS СРВ-У Centrifugal Multi-Purpose Vacuum Distiller (ЦМВД)
  • Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media
  • Preventive Maintenance of SM Ventilation Subsystem.  Group А
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – Lab
  • Record UN Forum Script
  • Record VDE Summit Script
  • Recorded Greeting Request
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
  • SCENARIY. Observation and photography using Photo Equipment
  • SPHERES Tether Slosh Run
  • Test transmission of log files from the Central Post Laptop via telemetry.
  • URAGAN Observations and Photography
  • Visual inspection and leak check, using US leak detector ULD in the orbital compartment [БО] of Soyuz №739. Report to MCC during comm pass
  • Visual inspection and leak monitoring using US ULD Leak Detector in Soyuz 739 БО. Report to MCC
  • Water Recovery Management (WRM) Condensate Pumping Initiation
  • СОЖ maintenance