ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/22/2019

The ISS Experience: The crew recorded Astronaut logs for the ISS Experience study. The ISS Experience creates a virtual reality film documenting daily life aboard the ISS. 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.

Ring Sheared Drop: The crew reviewed procedures and subsequently performed a test cell removal of the existing syringe followed by the installation of a new syringe test cell into the ring assembly. The Ring Sheared Drop investigation uses microgravity to examine the formation and flow of amyloids in the absence of surface tension and other complications created by the solid walls of a container. Fibrous, extracellular protein deposits found in organs and tissues, amyloids are associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Results could contribute to better understanding of these diseases as well as to development of advanced materials.

CBEF-L (Cell Biology Experiment Facility-L): The crew inserted the Control equipment into the facility inside the Saibo Rack. Cell Biology Experiment Facility-L (CBEF-L) is a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) new subrack facility, which is an upgraded facility of the original Cell Biology Experiment Facility (CBEF) currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS). CBEF-L provides new capabilities with additional new resources such as Full High Definition video interface, Ethernet, 24 VDC power supply, and a larger diameter centrifugal test environment. By using the original CBEF and CBEF-L as one facility for the same experiment, the payload user is provided with an upgraded experimental environment that can handle the processing of more experimental samples for a wider array of experiments.


HII Transfer Vehicle (HTV)8 Cargo Operations: Today, the crew continued with HTV8 cargo transfer operations.  Today’s cargo transfers will facilitate additional rack transfers in the future. This week, the crew will continue to focus on HTV8 cargo operations in preparation for HTV8 close out and departure late next week.

Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Portable Emergency Provisions (PEP) Inspection: Today, the crew performed the periodic PEP inspection, which involves utilizing a PEPs matrix and inspecting various emergency provisions such as the Portable Fire Extinguisher (PFE), Portable Breathing Apparatus (PBA), Quick Don Mask (QDM), and Extension Hose Tee Assemblies at multiple locations throughout the space station.  The crew spends several minutes on each item and notes any visible damage.  Inspections are performed routinely to ensure the PEPs are in good operational condition.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • No completed task list activities

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • Payload Support Operations

Look Ahead:

Wednesday, 10/23 (GMT 296)

  • Probiotics Saliva ops and questionnaire (JAXA)
  • CBEF-L Incubator insertion (JAXA)
  • AMS procedure/video review (NASA)
  • Food Physiology Crew Diet Briefing (NASA)
  • SAMS Drawer 1 fan replace (NASA)
  • VEG-04B Plant check (NASA) 


  • EVA Loop Scrub
  • EVA A/L Restow
  • AMS Procedure Review
  • ZSR Install
  • RSP Transfer to HTV8
  • HTV8 Cargo Ops

Thursday, 10/24 (GMT 297)

  • CBEF-L LTL distribution box insert into SAIBO Rack (JAXA)
  • CBEF-L act and Ethernet Hub install (JAXA)
  • AMS Procedure Review (NASA)
  • VEG04B Plant check and MMD procedure review (NASA)
  • PCG-19 Ops (NASA)
  • Story Time in Space HISD Photo (NASA)
  • PL NAS Deep Clean (NASA)
  • Rodent Research-17 Inventory Audit and Hab restow (NASA)
  • NanoRacks HW consolidate (NASA)
  • BEST Sample Transfer 2 (NASA)


  • AMS Procedure Review
  • AMS Handrail Training
  • AMS Top Spacer Tool Training
  • AMS Hex Capture Training
  • AMS Debris Shield Handling Training
  • AMS Socket Capture Training
  • HTV8 Cargo Ops 

Friday, 10/25 (GMT 298)

  • VESSEL ID system Deinstall (ESA)
  • Myotones Measurements (ESA)
  • Cerebral Autoregulation measurement (JAXA)
  • FIR-ACE-T6 Module reconfig (NASA)
  • Food Acceptability (NASA)
  • LTE HW consolidate (NASA)
  • Standard Measures (NASA)
  • LSG WV fan replace (NASA)
  • VEG-04B MMD Calibrate and ops (NASA)


  • EVA Metox
  • HTV Cargo Transfer
  • S&M PMM1S2 ZSR Install

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

  • Preparation of reports for Roscosmos website and social media
  • URAGAN. Observation and Photography
  • SCENARIY. Observations and Photography
  • Photography of space behind SM panel
  • ECON-M. Observation and Photography
  • Recharging Soyuz 746 Samsung PC (if charge level below 80%)
  • Reminder ESA Nutritional Assessment
  • Standard Measures Post-sleep Questionnaire
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Acoustic Monitor Setup
  • Ring Sheared Drop Payload Overview
  • DUBRAVA. Observation and Photography using VSS.
  • On MCC GO Regeneration of Micropurification Unit (БМП) Ф2 Cartridge, initiate
  • ISS Experience Lab Setup
  • Acoustic Monitor Setup for Static Measurements
  • XF305 Camcorder Setup
  • SAIBO Cell Biology Experiment Facility Left (CBEF-L) Control Equipment 2 Insertion
  • CARDIOVECTOR. Experiment Session.
  • ISS Experience Recording Preparation
  • ISS Experience Astronaut Log Recording
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • PROBOY. Document review and equipment gathering.
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) – ESA Nutritional Assessment
  • Private Medical Conference (PMC)
  • Ring-Sheared Drop MELFI Sample Retrieve
  • PROBOY. Installation of РМ-2 microphone cable.
  • Ring Sheared Drop Tube remove
  • Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Portable Emergency Provisions (PEPS) Inspection
  • ISS Experience Microphone Doff
  • ISS Experience Microphone Don
  • ISS Experience Astronaut Log Recording
  • Transfer Operations – Pack and stow items on HTV
  • Progress 442 (DC1) Cargo Transfers and IMS Ops
  • ISS Experience Record Conclude
  • Transfer Operations – Pack and stow items on HTV
  • ISS Experience Hardware Relocate
  • SEPARATION. Activation of [СРВ-У-РС] system. Starting distillation cycles.
  • SEPARATION. Activation of [СРВ-У-РС] system. Starting distillation cycles (crew handover)
  • Energy Armband Kits retrieval from JSB S/N 5315
  • Extravehicular Activities (EVA) Retractable Equipment Tether (RET) Inspect
  • Ultrasound 2 HRF Rack 2 Power On
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Scan Prep
  • Replacement of Laptop RSK1 model T61p with HP Z-Book
  • Transfer Operations – Pack and stow items on HTV
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Scan
  • IMS audit of RS Docking Assembly (СтА) accessories and DC1 Active Hybrid Docking System ССА-Г hatch mounts
  • Probiotics Item Gathering
  • Ring-Sheared Drop Syringe and Test Cell Removal and Install
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Scan performed by a Crew Medical Officer (CMO)
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Scan
  • Transfer Operations – Pack and stow items on HTV
  • RSD MELFI Sample Insertion
  • US Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Tools Stow
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Ultrasound 2 Post Exam
  • ISS Experience Z-CAM Stow
  • Atmosphere Control and Supply (ACS) Nitrogen Transfer (N2 XFER) Terminate
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Crew Medical Restraint System (CMRS) – Checkout
  • On-Orbit Hearing Assessment (O-OHA) with EarQ Software Setup and Test
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Crew Tether Inspect
  • Countermeasures System (CMS) Treadmill 2 (T2) Exercise Session
  • Food Acceptability Survey
  • VEG-04B Plant Check/Watering for each Plant Pillow
  • SEPARATION. Deactivation of [СРВ-У-РС] system. Downlink of log-file  (crew handover)
  • SEPARATION. Deactivation of [СРВ-У-РС] system. Log-file downlink. CB/ISS CREW CONFERENCE
  • Daily Planning Conference