ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/25/2019

ISS Experience setup and recording: The crew set up the hardware in Node 1, recorded themselves with The ISS Experience Z- Cam answering questions from the ISS Experience Astronaut Log, then moved the ISS Experience hardware to Node 2. Questions were related to the astronaut’s personal experience, adaptation to life in space, and space exploration. The ISS Experience team will create a virtual reality film documenting daily life aboard the ISS. The 8 to 10 minute videos created from footage taken during the six-month investigation cover different aspects of crew life, execution of science aboard the station, and the international partnerships involved. The ISS Experience uses a Z-CAM V1 Pro Cinematic VR (Virtual Reality) 360-degree camera with nine 190° fisheye lenses. 

Refabricator payload overview: The crew installed the Refabricator hardware into the Basic EXPRESS rack 10B. Refabricator’s objective is to demonstrate a unique process for repeatable, closed-loop recycling of a polyetherimide/polycarbonate plastic material for additive manufacturing in the microgravity environment of the ISS. Eventually, Refabricator type hardware could recycle waste plastic materials into high quality 3D-printer filament, providing the potential for sustainable fabrication, repair, and recycling capabilities on long-duration space missions. This hardware represents a key component of NASA’s In-Space Manufacturing (ISM) technology development roadmap. 

70 Progress (70P) Undock: 70P undocked from the Docking Compartment (DC) 1 port today at 5:55 AM CT. The deorbit burn occurred at 10:08 AM CT followed by atmospheric entry and destruction.

Internal Thermal Control System (ITCS) Operations: Yesterday, the crew installed an ITCS Maintenance canister which ran in the Lab ITCS for a minimum of 4 hours to introduce antimicrobial Ortho-Phythaladehyde (OPA). Today, following an equalization of at least 24 hours, the crew removed the canister and took fluid samples.

Northrop Grumman 10 (NG-10) Cygnus Cargo Operations: The crew continued Cygnus cargo operations today. Cargo operations will continue to prepare for Cygnus departure currently planned for February 12.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • 70P Undocking Operations

Three-Day Look Ahead:

Saturday, 01/26: Crew Off Duty

  • Lighting Effects
  • JAXA/ELF Cartridge Ops


  • None

Sunday, 01/27: Crew Off Duty

  • Lighting effects


  • None

Monday, 01/29:

  • Bio-Monitoring
  • Food Acceptability
  • Lighting Effects
  • RR Audit
  • Time Perception


  • Cygnus Cargo Operations

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

  • Actiwatch Spectrum HRF Rack 1 Operations
  • Countermeasures System (CMS) Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Cylinder Flywheel Evacuation
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Down in Columbus
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Up
  • Condensate transfer from Lab Condensate tank to WPA Waste Water Tank
  • Condensate direct transfer from Lab condensate tank to WPA waste water tank.
  • Acrobatics in Space
  • Water in Space – Q&A
  • Glacier Desiccant Swap
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT)
  • Delta file prep
  • ISS Experience Hardware Relocate
  • ISS Experience Hardware Stow
  • ISS Experience Astronaut Log Recording
  • ISS Experience Node 1 Setup
  • Lab Low Temperature Loop (LTL) Internal Thermal Control System (ITCS) Sample Collection
  • Internal Thermal Control System (ITCS) Maintenance Canister Removal in Lab
  • Node 3 Moderate Temperature Loop (MTL) Internal Thermal Control System (ITCS) Sample Collection
  • Internal Thermal Control System (ITCS) Sample Gathering
  • Internal Thermal Control System (ITCS) Sample Stow
  • ACDU Remote Controller Power Cable Connection Check
  • Inter Module Ventilation (IMV) flow measurement for JPM Module.
  • Lighting Effects Light Meter Readings Footbridge
  • Lighting Effects Light Meter Operations
  • MELFI Ice Brick Inserts
  • Video recording
  • Refabricator Installation
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Down in Service Module
  • USOS Window Shutter Close
  • Water Recovery and Management (WRM) Waste Water Bus (WWB) Recombine with Isolated Condensate Tank
  • Water Recovery and Management (WRM) Waste Water Bus (WWB) Split
  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • Cygnus Cargo Operations Conference
  • Inspection and Cleaning of Laptops RS2, RS1 (ФГБ1ПГО_4_426_1 0.5 CTB 1166 (006615J)).
  • RS3 Laptop Inspection and Cleaning. Tagup with specialists as necessary
  • Demate connectors #10Ю-Х63 and #10Ю-Х64.
  • Photography of Progress 439 Docking Assembly from SM window No.7 while undocking from DC1
  • Control of the closed state of a window №6,8,9,12,13,14 cover. Note 7
  • Photographing of RS modules.
  • Weekly monitoring of video recording equipment performance on the ISS RS
  • PILOT-T. Experiment Ops.
  • Mode DC1-Soyuz PEV to CLOSED position
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • ИНПУ1, ИНПУ2 software audit. Tagup with specialists
  • FGB Gas Analyzer Vacuum Cleaning
  • Vacuum cleaning of filters on ПС1, ПС2 dust collectors in FGB (ФГБ1ПГО_4_424_1 bag 438-31 (00072886R). The ones removed – place for disposal. Update IMS)