ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/31/2019

Multi-purpose Small Payload Rack (MSPR): Today, a crewmember installed the Florescence Microscope into the MSPR work volume and ground initiated a one-week checkout in preparation for Space Moss observations during the SpaceX-18 mission. The MSPR is a multipurpose payload rack system used in the JEM. It has two workspaces and a worktable that can be used for wide fields of space environment utilization including science and educational missions.

NanoRacks External Cygnus CubeSat Deployer (NRCSD): A crewmember performed photography of the NRCSD-15 mission deploys. The NRCSD is a stackable, modular, ground loaded launch case. Each NRCSD accommodates up to 6.5U and eight launch cases are stacked for each JEM Airlock opening. The NRCSD meets the growing demand to deploy CubeSat format satellites from the International Space Station for a variety of customers.

Advanced Combustion via Microgravity Experiments (ACME): A crewmember replaced hardware on the ACME unit by installing a new mesh power supply and closeout panel. The ACME experiment series being performed in the CIR includes five independent studies of gaseous flames. The primary goals of ACME are to improve fuel efficiency and reduce pollutant production in routine fuel combustion activities on Earth. Its secondary goal is to improve spacecraft fire prevention through innovative research focused on materials flammability. 

Northrop Grumman 10 (NG-10) Cygnus Cargo Operations: The crew continued Cygnus cargo operations in preparation for the vehicle departure, currently planned for February 8.   

Water Storage System (WSS) Rack: The crew configured the Zero-G Stowage Rack (ZSR) located at LAB1D4 in preparation for WSS tank installation next Monday. In the future, WSS will improve existing resupply/waste water management and iodinated water storage capabilities on ISS. The WSS water storage tanks arrived onboard NG-10. The remaining hardware needed for the rack will be manifested on a subsequent visiting vehicle. 

Completed Task List Activities:

  • COL1F2 EXPRESS Rack Locker Removal

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • Battery 4A3 Reconditioning (Ongoing)
  • CubeSat Deploys

Two Day Look Ahead:  

Friday, 02/01

  • Circadian Rhythms doff (ESA)
  • ISS Experience hardware setup (NASA)
  • Lighting Effects post sleep log (NASA)
  • CIR/ACME part 2 reconfiguration (NASA)
  • Bio-Monitor Stow (ESA)


  • Node 3 Toilet Stall Installation
  • Battery 4A3 Reconditioning (Termination)

Saturday, 02/02 (Crew Off Duty)

  • Kubik 6 config (ESA) – task list
  • Kubik 5 Upgrade (ESA) – task list


  • None

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

  • R PAO event report preparation
  • Photographing of RS modules.
  • ECON-M. Observations and photo (Task list)
  • ТГК 71P transfer operations
  • Reminder to the crew about Circadian Rhythms experiment constraints
  • Lighting Effects Sleep Log Entry Subject
  • Biochemical Urine Test
  • URISYS Hardware Stowage
  • Activation of standby mode in Regul-[OC] Radio Control and Communication System [РСУС] set 1 and 2
  • XF305 Camcorder Setup
  • Microscope (MS) Familiarization
  • ACME MWA Prep
  • PL Control Box2 Relocate
  • Microscope Setup in MSPE Work Volume (WV)
  • RS ISS Module Photos
  • NanoRacks CubeSat Deployment Photos
  • Diagnostics of FGB Power Supply System Filter Units (БФ-1М) and Main Bus Assembly (БСШ-1М), Preparation Tagup with specialists
  • PAO hardware setup. Video/Audio check
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT)
  • Crew Prep for PAO
  • NanoRacks CubeSat Deployment Photos
  • TV Conference with Moscow School No.1593 schoolchildren and teachers (Ku + S-band)
  • Wireless Compose Motes Deinstallation
  • Microscope (MS) Test Sample Install
  • INTER-MAI-75. HAM Radio Hardware Activation
  • NanoRacks CubeSat Deployment Photos
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Rack Doors Open
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Front End Cap Open
  • ACME Chamber Insert Configuration
  • Vacuum Cleaning ВД1 and ВД2 airducts in MRM2
  • В3 Fan Screen Cleaning in MRM2
  • Water Recovery and Management (WRM) Waste Water Bus (WWB) Recombine with Isolated Condensate Tank
  • Water Recovery Management (WRM) Condensate Pumping Initiation
  • NanoRacks TechEdSat-8 Photography
  • NanoRacks TechEdSat-8 Video
  • ACME Chamber Insert Configuration
  • Condensate Pumping CWC Swap
  • INTER-MAI-75. Equipment deactivation and cleanup
  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • Cygnus Cargo Operations Conference