ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/03/2019

Crystallization of LRRK2 Under Microgravity Conditions-2 (CASIS PCG 16): Today, a crewmember performed Microscope photo operations on the PCG 16 sample card. CASIS PCG 16 evaluates growth of Leucine-Rich Repeat Kinase 2 (LRRK2) protein crystals in microgravity. LRRK2 is implicated in Parkinson’s disease, but crystals of the protein grown on Earth are too small and compact to study. Detailed analysis of larger, space-grown crystals can define the protein’s exact shape and morphology and help scientists better understand the disease’s pathology.

Materials International Space Station Experiment 10 (MISSE-10): Today the ground robotic teams continue to install MISSE-10 sample carriers onto the MISSE Flight Facility (MISSE-FF) external platform. MISSE-10-NASA hosts a suite of eight NASA investigations aboard the MISSE-FF.  The MISSE-10 mission exposes 188 samples consisting of radiation protection, radiation detection, laminates, coatings, polymetric, high-efficiency low-mass solar cell systems, composites and additively-manufactured materials to the space environment. 

Northrop Grumman 10 (NG-10) Cygnus Ingress: Today, the crew re-ingressed the Cygnus vehicle after the hatch had been closed for the past several weeks. Ground teams are working to provide cargo unloading messages for the crew.

Cygnus Cargo Operations: The crew completed about 2 hours of Cygnus cargo operations. Today’s tasks had the crew unpacking bags that were temporarily stowed onboard the ISS during the early destow activities.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • Node 2 Smoke Detector (SD) Photographs
  • In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Crew Quarters (CQ) Overhead Cleaning Part 1 and 2
  • SSC-24 Battery Reseat
  • Cygnus Cargo Ops

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • SPDM Operations in support of MISSE Sample Transfers

Three Day Look Ahead:

Friday, 1/4:

  • Made In Space Fiber Optics 2 De-install
  • NeuroMapping video test
  • Standard Measures Body swab, urine and fecal collection
  • Actiwatch Plus status verification
  • Behavioral Core Measures questionnaires
  • STaARS BioScience-4 EC removal
  • NanoRacks Module 9 OBT
  • Circadian Rhythms Hardware Donning
  • NanoRacks Module 75-78, 80 removal
  • TangoLab 1 card removal for return
  • MISSE-10 MSC installs


  • Dragon Lithium Hydroxide (LiOH) Filter Bag Installation
  • SPDM Operations in support of MISSE Sample Transfers

Saturday, 1/5: Crew Off Duty

  • NanoRacks Module-9 Session 3 activations

Sunday, 1/6

  • TangoLab-2 card removal
  • STaARS BioScience-4 container removal
  • CASIS PCG 16 Microscope photo ops
  • Circadian Rhythms Hardware doffing
  • MISSE-10 MSC Pack removal review


  • Dragon Cargo Operations

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

  • Behavioral Core Measures Profile of Mood States Questionnaire
  • Behavioral Core Measures ROBoT-r Testing
  • Behavioral Core Measures Team Measures Questionnaire
  • Cygnus Ingress
  • Dragon Center Stack Fence Install
  • HRF Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Operations
  • HRF Generic Sample MELFI Retrieval And Insertion Operations
  • HRF Generic Urine Collection Female
  • HRF Generic Urine Collection Male
  • In Flight Maintenance (IFM) Crew Quarters (CQ) Overhead Cleaning
  • Delta file prep
  • ISS HAM Packet Module Locate
  • Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency Sample MELFI Retrieval and Insertion
  • Microscope Reposition Operations
  • PCG-16 PCG Card Microscope Photo Operations
  • Polar Sample Transfer From Cold Stowage
  • Probiotics Question
  • Probiotics Salive Sample MELFI Insertion
  • Probiotics Saliva Operations
  • Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media
  • Robot Startup
  • Standard Measures Cognition Testing HRF PC 1
  • Standard Measures Fecal Collection Setup
  • Standard Measures Pre-sleep Questionnaire
  • Standard Measures Post-sleep Questionnaire
  • Team Task Switching Experiment Survey Subject
  • Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • Preventive Maintenance of FS1 Laptop
  • Routine monthly maintenance of BRI and disconnecting cable from BRI port 6-16
  • Weekly monitoring of video recording equipment performance on the ISS RS
  • Photography of ТП228 dummy thermal sensors on the external surface of MRM2
  • Regeneration Micropurification Unit (БМП) Ф2 Absorption Cartridge
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • Equipment transfer for removal to DC1 Progress #439, IMS updates
  • VIZIR. Cleanout of areas behind panels (MRM1 behind panel 401)
  • FGB Gas Analyzer Vacuum Cleaning