ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/04/2019

The ISS Experience: Today a crewmember replaced the Solid State Drives for the ISS Experience. The ISS Experience creates a virtual reality film documenting daily life aboard the space station. The 8 to 1 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 Virtual Reality (VR) 360-degree camera with nine 190° fisheye lenses.

Plasma Krystall-4 (PK-4): Today a crewmember installed the PK-4 flex hose to the Argon gas bottle, opened the valve, then reported pressure readings to the ground. This is in preparation for this week’s runs. PK-4 is a scientific collaboration between the ESA and Roscosmos, performing research in the field of “Complex Plasmas”: low temperature gaseous mixtures composed of ionized gas, neutral gas, and micron-sized particles.

Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) On-Orbit Fit Verification (OFV): Today the crew completed an OFV in support of upcoming P4 Integrated Equipment Assembly (IEA) Channels 4A and 2A Battery ExtraVehicular Activity (EVAs). During the OFV, the crew took body measurements and resized their EMUs to ensure proper fit. Each EMU contains exchangeable components allowing each astronaut to adjust EMU fit to their individual preference. The EVAs are currently planned for March 22 and 29. 

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Yesterday, the Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the MSS and maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) to unstow the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) from the Lab Power and Data Grapple Fixture (PDGF). At the end of the operations, SSRMS and SPDM were configured to start the SpX-Demo1 Crew Dragon survey later today. 

Completed Task List Activities:

  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Long Life Battery (LLB) Terminate (GMT 062) 

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • Crew Dragon Survey utilizing SSRMS
  • Crew Dragon Power Demonstration 

Look Ahead:  

Tuesday, 03/05 (GMT 064):

  • LSR Waste Water filter removal (ESA)
  • ELF Cable changeout (JAXA)
  • Food Acceptability (NASA)
  • Actiwatch Plus chk (NASA)
  • SUBSA ops OVW (ESA)
  • PK4 Runs 1/1-3 (RUS)
  • CIR Manif bottle replace (NASA)


  • Integrated Emergency Procedure Review
  • WHC Pre-Treat Tank Replace

Wednesday, 03/069 (GMT 065):

  • SODI – Alt DSC stow (ESA)
  • Circadian Rhythms Ops (ESA)
  • SUBSA H/W Gather (NASA)
  • PK4 Runs 2/1-3 and HD xchng (RUS)


  • Crew Dragon Cargo Operations
  • 57S Emergency Drill

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

  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Equipment Lock Preparation Part 1
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) On-orbit Fitcheck Verification (OFV) Extravehicular (EV)
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Long Life Battery (LLB)/Metal Oxide (METOX) Installation
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • ISS Experience Solid State Drive Changeout
  • On-Board Training (OBT) Dragon Emergency Review
  • PK-4 Flexhose connection to gas bottle
  • PK-4 Video Monitor Checkout
  • PK-4 Video Monitor Installation
  • Preventive Maintenance of FS1 Laptop
  • БРИ monthly maintenance
  • Preparing for Antivirus scan on Auxiliary Computer Laptops
  • Auxiliary Laptop Computer System Virus Definition File Update
  • Exercise Data Downlink via OCA
  • Flushing Purification Column Unit (БКО) for Elektron-VM and Condensate Water Processor [СРВ-К2М]
  • Micropurification Unit (БМП) Ф1 Absorption Cartridge Regeneration (end)
  • Regeneration of БМП Ф1 Micropurification Cartridge (start)
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • MPEG-2 TV Downlink Test via KU-band prior to Soyuz 742 Docking to the ISS