ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/15/2019

Muscle Tone in Space (Myotones): The crew gathered hardware for tomorrow’s scheduled Myotones operations. The investigation observes the biochemical properties of muscles during long-term exposure to the spaceflight environment. Results from this investigation are expected to provide insight into principles of human resting muscle tone which could lead to the development of new strategies for alternative treatments for rehabilitation both on Earth and for future space missions.

EXpedite the PRocessing of Experiments for Space Station Racks (EXPRESS Rack) 9B: During the SpX-17 mission, Columbus Power and Data Unit (PDU) 1 Outlet 7 which provides auxiliary power to the rack, tripped and could not be closed. Troubleshooting was unsuccessful and it was determined that the Biological Research Program Solid State Power Control Module (BSSPCM) needed to be replaced. Today the crew replaced the BSSPCM Sold State Power Converter Module to recover auxiliary power. The EXPRESS Racks support science experiments in any discipline by providing structural interfaces, power, data, cooling, water, and other items needed to operate science experiments in space. 

Robotics Onboard Trainer (ROBoT) Dragon On-Board Training (OBT): In preparation for SpX-18 arrival, the crew practiced a 30 meter approach, two Capture Point hold runs and numerous two meter runs. Later in the day the crew studied the OBT big picture and reference summary. SpX-18 is scheduled to launch on July 21 and berth on July 23.

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Yesterday, Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the MSS and performed a survey of the future International Docking Assembly (IDA3) EVA worksite. The SSRMS was then maneuvered to the Offset Grapple Start position and is now in ready for crew offset grapple practice on Thursday in preparation for SpX-18 berthing.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • Laptop CTB audit
  • BFF dry run

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • Prep for High Beta ops
  • Dragon OBT support
  • Payloads ops support

Look Ahead:

Tuesday, 7/16 (GMT 197)

  • Myotones Measurement and data transfer and Conference (ESA)
  • Florescence Microscope (MS) setup and sample insert (JAXA)
  • Everywear ISS application on IPAD config (ESA)
  • RR Habitat  (2, 3, 4) stow (NASA)
  • VEGGIE facilities (1,2) relocations (NASA)


  • ER9B BSSPCM config

Wednesday, 7/17 (GMT 198)

  • PhotoBioreactor Nutrient and Sample Exchange (ESA)
  • Clean Bench relief Valve checks (JAXA)
  • Express Rack 1 power switch photo (NASA)
  • ISS Experience LAB intro recording (NASA)
  • Standard Measures (NASA)
  • HERMES Facility install and Cassette insert and checkout (NASA)
  • Express Rack 4 Z-book setup and s/w load (NASA)
  • MELFI N2 pressure checks (NASA)
  • AMS Laptop Relocate to Columbus module (NASA)


  • ER1 rack power switch inspection
  • AMS laptop relocate 

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

  • ISS Experience Z-Cam Setup on the MWA
  • RSK2 for operations with videoregistration and charging if necessary
  • EXPRESS Rack 9B BSSPCM R&R Procedure Review
  • Audit of Medical Kits Part 1
  • COLUMBUS Bay 1, 2, 3 clean-up
  • ExPRESS Rack-9B Umbilical Demate
  • Myotones Kit Gathering
  • ER9B R&R Hardware Gather
  • Replacement of Condensate Collector (СБК) after Changeout of Replaceable Condensate Removal Lines [СМОК] and Flushing the line
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • ISS Experience Solid State Drive Changeout
  • Nikon Camera Time Sync
  • On-board Training (OBT) Dragon Robotics Onboard Trainer (ROBoT) Session 1
  • Air Heater Fan [БВН] Screen Cleaning in Progress 441 (DC1)
  • ER9B R&R Crew Conference
  • TOCA)Sample Data Record
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Tritel Hardware Monitoring
  • TOCA Buffer Container (BC) Changeout
  • Changeout of Dust Filter ПФ1-4 Cartridges in SM
  • Robotics Onboard Training (ROBoT) Session for Dragon
  • Monthly ISS RS Video HW Functional Check
  • ExPRESS Rack-9B Umbilical Mate
  • Robotics Onboard Training (ROBoT) Session for Dragon
  • Exercise Data Downlink via OCA
  • ExPRESS Rack-9B Umbilical Mate
  • Evening Preparation Work
  • ER9B BSSPCM Config
  • ISS Experience Hardware Stow
  • Evening Preparation Work
  • HRF Veg Profile of Mood States Questionnaire