ISS Daily Summary Report – 2/15/2019

Astrobee: Today the crew participated in a final crew conference, followed by the Docking Station installation in the JEM.  When the satellites arrive on orbit (starting with the NG-11 vehicle), Astrobee will consist of self-contained, free flying robots and a docking station for use inside the ISS. The robots are designed to help scientists and engineers develop and test technologies for use in microgravity, to assist astronauts with routine chores, and give ground controllers additional eyes and ears on the space station. The autonomous robots, powered by fans and vision-based navigation, perform crew monitoring, sampling, logistics management, and can accommodate up to three investigations

Nanoracks CubeSats Deployer (NRCSD) Removal: The crew removed the CubeSat Deployers from the MPEP (Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform), removed the MPEP and Passive Capture Mechanism from JEM Air Lock (JEMAL) Slide Table, and removed the MPEP Adapter Plate.  These are clean-up activities following the successful NRCSD-15 CubeSat deployment on January 31 and prepare the JEMAL for the next user.  The NRCSD is a self-contained CubeSat deployer system for small satellites staged from the ISS.

Time Perception: Using a head-mounted Oculus Rift display, headphones, finger trackball and laptop computer, the crew performed the Tim Perception science sessions.  A program on the laptop induces visual and audio stimuli to measure a subject’s response to spatial and time perception in a microgravity environment. The accurate perception of objects in the environment is a prerequisite for spatial orientation and reliable performance of motor tasks. Time is fundamental to motion perception, sound localization, speech, and fine motor coordination.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • EMU 3008 Gas Trap and Pump Inlet Filter R&R

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • LSR Deactivation

Three-Day Look Ahead:  

Saturday, 02/16 (Crew off duty)

Sunday, 02/17 (Crew off duty) 

Monday, 02/18

  • AWP
  • DSC Flash Disk exchange
  • EarthKAM session start
  • Food Acceptability


  • EMU 3006 FPS R&R

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

  • Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos web site and social media
  • Video recording
  • ECON-M. Observations and photo (Task list)
  • TIME Perception experiment constraints reminder
  • Water Recovery Management (WRM) Condensate Pumping Initiation
  • Countermeasures System (CMS) Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Quarterly Inspection
  • ABOUT GAGARIN FROM SPACE. Hardware Setup and Activation
  • XF305 Camcorder Setup
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Extension to JPM Side
  • Monitoring cover closure on windows #6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 SM
  • SREDA-ISS. Preparation steps and photo equipment settings adjustment
  • NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer Removal from the MPEP
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • Verification of ИП-1 Flow Sensor Position
  • SREDA-ISS. Hardware setup and activation
  • EXPRESS Rack 3 Laptop Computer Software Load
  • MPEP and Passive Capture Mechanism Removal from JEM Airlock Slide Table
  • Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) Removal JEM Airlock Slide Table Support
  • SREDA-ISS. Closeout Ops
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Retraction from JPM Side
  • VEKTOR-T. Battery charging
  • Astrobee Crew Conference
  • Astrobee Docking Station Install
  • Changeout of ПФ1 & ПФ2 Dust Filters (ФГБ1ПГО_4_426_1, bag 436-3 (00071434R). Discard the removed items. Update IMS) and Cleaning В1, В2 Fan Screens in DC1
  • Changeout of ПФ1 & ПФ2 Dust Filters (ФГБ1ПГО_4_426_1, bag 436-3 (00071434R). Discard the removed items. Update IMS) and Cleaning В1, B2 fan screens in MRM2
  • TIME experiment combined session (Setup + Science)
  • RS ISS Module Photos
  • Inventory Management System (IMS) Conference
  • HRF Rack 2 PC 2 Transfer to ER3
  • VECTOR-T. Installation of Photo Spectral System (ФСС) Hardware on SM window No.9. Setting Parameters
  • TIME experiment combined session (Science + Stowage)
  • Refabricator Hardware C/O
  • HRF Rack 2 PC 2 Deploy
  • Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 1 To HRF Rack 2 Transfer
  • Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 2 Power On
  • Astrobee Docking Station Power Down