ISS Daily Summary Report – 3/14/2019

58 Soyuz (58S) Launch and Docking: The 58S Soyuz launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome this afternoon at 2:14 PM CT and completed a nominal 4 orbit rendezvous and docking to the ISS MRM1 Port at 8:01 PM CT. The 58S crew Aleksey Ovchinin, Nick Hague, and Christina Koch returned ISS to 6-crew operations after hatch opening at 10:09 PM CT. This evening, the entire ISS crew will conduct a Safety Briefing to familiarize the new Soyuz crew with potential hazards and available safety measures on-board ISS.  Each crewmember will practice their emergency egress routes and familiarize themselves with emergency equipment locations.

ISS Experience Node 1 Setup: The crew set up Space Station Computer (SSC) 25 and the ISS Experience Z-Cam in order to capture a recording session. The ISS Experience creates a virtual reality film documenting daily life aboard the space station. 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 Virtual Reality (VR) 360-degree camera with nine 190° fisheye lenses.

Time Perception: Using a head-mounted Oculus Rift display, headphones, finger trackball and laptop computer, the crew performed the Time 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.

Common Video Interface Unit (CVIU)-8 Replacement: In January, the Remote Power Controller (RPC) for CVIU-8 tripped open. After several troubleshooting efforts by crew and ground teams, the problem was isolated to CVIU-8. Today, the crew replaced CVIU-8 with a new unit.  Flight Controllers then successfully activated the CVIU.  CVIUs provide an interface between camcorders and the ISS Video System fiber-optic lines. In addition to video signal conversion, the CVIU also supplies electrical power to the camcorders.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • ISS commanding in support of 58S rendezvous and dock

Look Ahead:  

Friday, 03/15 (GMT 074): (Crew Off-Duty)

  • None


  • None

Saturday, 03/16 (GMT 075):

  • ISS experience stow
  • Veg-03H plant thin and pillow prime


  • EVA Preparation
    • EVA Procedure Reviews
    • LCVG Water Fill
    • EMU Water Recharge

Sunday, 03/17 (GMT 076):

  • None


  • EVA prep
  • ARED crew handover

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

  • Space Acceleration Measurement System Control Unit Activation
  • Robot Startup
  • Team Task Switching Experiment Survey
  • Acoustic Monitor Data Transfer and Stow
  • TIME experiment combined session (Setup + Science)
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • Team Task Switching Experiment Survey
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Fill Part 3
  • Installing Waste Water Filter Assembly on LSR Rack.
  • TIME experiment combined session (Science + Stowage)
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT)
  • USOS Window Shutter Close
  • Perfect Crystals Hardware Restow
  • On Board Training (OBT) ROBoT T&C Self Study
  • Soyuz 742 ODF Ops. Start drying two space suits
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Down in Columbus
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Down in Service Module
  • Actiwatch Spectrum HRF Rack 1 Setup
  • Troubleshooting for EDV 1258
  • HRF Rack 2 Supply Kit Resupply
  • Pressurization of Elektron-VM Liquid Unit before Activation
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • Actiwatch Spectrum HRF Rack 1 Stow
  • In Flight Maintenance Common Video Interface Unit (CVIU 8) R&R LAB1D7
  • ISS Experience Node 1 Setup
  • Monitoring shutter closure on windows 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14. Note 7.
  • Gas Analyzer Activation in Soyuz 741
  • Review TV Coverage procedures Hatch Opening from MRM1 and Arrival of Expedition 59”
  • Preparation for Soyuz 742 Docking
  • USOS Window Shutter Close
  • MPEG-2 Downlink Test via Ku-band (Activation/Deactivation of TV Data Monitoring and MPEG2 Multicast hardware)
  • СТТС configuration for Soyuz 742 docking to MRM1. Comm check with Soyuz 742 in RSA-S/G2
  • Monitoring Soyuz 742 Rendezvous with ISS (MRM1)
  • Activation of TV Data and MPEG2 Multicast Monitoring Equipment
  • On MCC Go Activation of mpeg2 multicast video recording mode
  • On MCC Go Moding MRM1-SOYUZ PEV to ELECTR CONTR position
  • Closing Applications and Downlink of MPEG2 Multicast Video via OCA
  • ISS Experience Astronaut Log Recording
  • Comm reconfig after Soyuz 742 docking
  • On MCC Go Soyuz 742 – MRM1 Interface Leak Check
  • Hardware Setup in SM for Expedition 59 Arrival TV PAO Coverage from SM
  • ISS Experience Recording Stop
  • Disconnecting КЛ-153М TV Camera from MRM1 TV System
  • Hardware Setup in MRM1 for Hatch Opening TV Coverage from MRM1
  • ISS Experience Recording Start
  • Soyuz-MRM1 Transfer Hatch Opening
  • ТПК-58S hatches open and PAO-TV-rep. Hatches open
  • Handover of the 3rd space suit and gloves for drying in Soyuz 741
  • Start drying the third space suit (Soyuz 741)