ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/04/2019

Kubik: Over the weekend a crewmember performed upgrades, checkout and activation of the Kubik 6 hardware. Samples from Kubik 5 were transferred to Kubik 6 and the Kubik 5 was de-installed and stowed. Kubik is a small controlled-temperature incubator or cooler with removable inserts designed for self-contained, automatic microgravity experiments such as those using seeds, cells, and small animals. 

Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR): Today crewmembers performed a Manifold #2 high percentage O2 Bottle and Gas Chromatograph (CG) bottle changeout on the front Optics Bench. The CIR includes an optics bench, combustion chamber, fuel and oxidizer control, and five different cameras for performing combustion experiments in microgravity.

Marrow: Today a crewmember performed the MARROW breath and Ambient air setup for tomorrow morning’s sample collection and took documentary photos. Marrow looks at the effect of microgravity on bone marrow. It is believed that microgravity, like long-duration bed rest on Earth, has a negative effect on the bone marrow and blood cells that are produced in the bone marrow.

ISS HAM: Today a crewmember swapped out the Columbus ISS HAM packet module  with a new unit that arrived on 71P. A crewmember also executed a HAM pass with Colégio Campo de Flores, Almada, Portugal. International Space Station Ham Radio (ISS Ham Radio) provides opportunities to engage and educate students, teachers, parents and other members of the community in science, technology, engineering and math by providing a means to communicate between astronauts and the ground HAM radio units. 

Water Storage System (WSS) Installation: The crew began the WSS installation in the Lab. Today, the crew assembled the WSS Potable Tank Assembly and installed it into the modified Zero-G Stowage Rack (ZSR) located at LAB1D4. 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. 

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.

Starboard Radiator Imagery: This afternoon ground teams will position the Starboard Thermal Radiator Rotary Joint (TRRJ) to allow the crew to take pictures of the S1 Radiator. This is done annually to help assess the structural integrity of the radiator and inspect for any previously unidentified damage.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • Deploy an Adlink Mini-PC (Completed GMT 033)
  • COL1A1 Cleanup (Completed GMT 033)
  • Battery Stowage Assembly (BSA) Operation Initiation (Completed GMT 033)
  • Stow Found Hardware (Completed GMT 033)
  • Move Handrails out of ARED Operable Volume (Completed GMT 033)
  • Crew swaps the ISS Ham Packet Module in the Columbus (Completed GMT 033)
  • Japanese Pressurized Module (JPM) Ziplock Bag Stow (Completed GMT 033)
  • LAB1D4 Cleanout Part 3 (Completed GMT 033)
  • LAB1O5 Cleanup (Completed GMT 033)
  • Microgravity Measurement Apparatus (MMA) Parallel Adapter Replacement (Completed GMT 033)
  • NOD2 Stowage Cleanup (Completed GMT 033)
  • Payload ZBook Installation (Completed GMT 033)
  • Node 1 Camcorder Power Configuration (Completed GMT 033)
  • Station Support Computer 13 Wired Transition (Completed GMT 033)
  • Battery Stowage Assembly (BSA) Operation Termination (Completed GMT 034)
  • Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Filter Circuit Breaker Reset (Completed GMT 034)
  • CSA Video Recording: Mission: Astronaut (Completed GMT 035)
  • CSA Video Recording: FIRST Robotics Competition (Completed GMT 035)
  • CSA Video Recording: We Day Event – Montreal (Completed GMT 035)
  • Cerebral Autoregulation Cables Stow (Completed GMT 035)

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • SSRMS Operations

Two-Day Look Ahead:  

Tuesday, 02/05

  • Lighting Effects log and Cognition tests (NASA)
  • Repository Urine collect (NASA)
  • Standard Measures Questionnaires (NASA)
  • BCM Journal and Cognition test (NASA)
  • Marrow sample collection (CSA)
  • FLUIDICS install and session 5 (ESA)


  • JEMAL Leak Check
  • Robotics Training
  • Lab UOP Reconfig

Wednesday, 02/06

  • Lighting Effects log and Cognition tests (NASA)
  • Standard Measures Questionnaire (NASA)
  • Actiwatch Spectrum PLUS chk (NASA)
  • BCM Questionnaire (NASA)
  • Medieval Proteomics blood collections (CSA/JAXA)
  • FLUIDICS sessions 2&3 (ESA)


  • Cygnus Egress and Return Prep

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

  • Auxiliary Laptop Computer System Virus Definition File Update
  • Food Acceptability Questionnaire
  • On-board Training (OBT) Cygnus Review
  • Preventive Maintenance of FS1 Laptop
  • БРИ monthly maintenance
  • Fan Pump Separator (FPS) Tool Gather Part 1
  • Filling (separation) of ЕДВ (КОВ) for Elektron or ЕДВ-СВ
  • In-Flight Maintenance (IFM) Water Storage System (WSS) Gather
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • Elektron-VM Signal and Command Matching Unit (БССК) R&R prep
  • Video Setup for Water Storage System operations
  • Water Storage System (WSS) Potable Tank Assembly
  • Checking БД-2 treadmill carriage position. Photograph position of БД-2 carriage relative to pullout roller by lifting БД-2 curtain. Downlink photo via OCA
  • Exercise Data Downlink via OCA
  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • URAGAN. Observation and photography using [НА ВСС]
  • On-board Training (OBT) Cygnus Review
  • ISS HAM Service Module Pass
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Rack Doors Open
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Manifold #2 Bottle Replacement
  • Combustion Integrated Rack GC Check Gas Bottle Replacement
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Rack Doors Close
  • HRF Generic Urine Collection Setup
  • Photo TV Camera Set Up For Radiator Inspection
  • Photo TV Starboard Radiator Imagery 1
  • Photo TV Deactivation for Radiator Imagery
  • Cygnus Cargo Operations Conference
  • Marrow Breath And Ambient Air Sample Setup – Subject
  • Marrow Breath And Ambient Air Sample Setup Historical Photo