ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/22/2019

AMS-02 (Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer) EVA#2:

Today, ISS CDR Luca Parmitano (EV-1) and FE-9 Drew Morgan (EV-2) conducted US EVA #60 (AMS EVA #2) to perform the following tasks:

  • Power Cable Preparation
  • Mechanical Attachment Device (MAD) Install
  • Depressurization Cut
  • VSB Tube Rough Cut
  • VSB MLI Closeout
  • Nadir MLI Removal
  • Nadir Tube Rough Cut

The multiple AMS-02 repair EVAs are being performed to recover a series of cooling pumps within the AMS-02 experiment. The first of the series of EVAs occurred last Friday. The second EVA is scheduled to occur this Friday, November 22nd.  AMS-02 is a state-of-the-art particle physics detector that uses the unique environment of space to advance knowledge of the universe and lead to the understanding of the universe’s origin by searching for antimatter, dark matter and measuring cosmic rays.

EML:  As a continuation of the science campaign, the crew opened the appropriate Argon valves and closed the Helium valves.  The EML (Electro-Magnetic Levitator) is a 360 kg multi-user facility designed for containerless materials processing in space. It supports research in the areas of meta-stable states and phases along with the measurement of highly accurate thermophysical properties of liquid metallic alloys at high temperatures.  EML can accommodate up to 18 samples, each 5 to 8 mm in size.  Heating rates of up to 100 Kelvin per second can be achieved with a maximum temperature of 2,100°C.

ISS Experience: The crew set up the ISS Experience hardware in the Node 1 area to capture the today’s EVA operations.  In this session, the crew described the exercise preparation to get ready for the EVA, the checks that are performed for the EVA hardware, and the entry into the airlock and eventually going outside the ISS on EVA day.  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.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • No task list activities were completed.

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • ISS Experience SSC Support
  • AMS EVA2 Support 

Saturday, 11/23 (GMT 327)

  • CBEF-L
  • ISS Experience stow
  • Veg-04B
  • TReK video shutdown and WORF laptop re-cable


  • EMU Water Recharge and Tool Configuration
  • EVA Debrief
  • EMU Long Life Battery (LLB) recharge initiate

Sunday, 11/24 (GMT 328)

  • Veg-04B plant check


  • EVA Metox Regen
  • EMU Long Life Battery (LLB) recharge term

Monday, 11/25 (GMT 329)

  • Analog-1
  • Food Acceptability
  • Rodent Research-14
  • Standard Measures
  • Veg-04B check


  • WHC Flush Water T-Hose R&R
  • WHC Manual Fill
  • WHC water tank inspect

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

  • ECON-M. Observation and Photography
  • ISS Experience Recording Start
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Reminder for EVA In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Preparation
  • Reminder NutrISS ESA Nutritional Assessment Last
  • USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Communication Configuration
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Down in Columbus
  • ISS Experience
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Down in Service Module
  • EVA COTS UHF Communication Unit (CUCU)  Verify off
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Preparation
  • IDENTIFIKATSIYA. Copy ИМУ-Ц micro-accelerometer data to laptop
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Purge
  • Verify shutter closure on SM windows 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 Note 10
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Prebreathe
  • VEG-04B Plant Check/Watering for each Plant Pillow
  • Post Exercise Hygiene
  • Crewlock Post Depress
  • Crewlock Egress
  • EML. Gas Valves Operations
  • SSRMS Translate
  • SSRMS EVA Support
  • Translate to Worksite
  • Express Logistics Carrier (ELC) 2 Setup
  • Power Cable Prep
  • Power and Data Cable Prep
  • MAD Install
  • Ground Control Assist and Tool Prep
  • SSRMS Translate
  • Photography for FGB new enclosures installation
  • Depress Cut
  • VSB Tube Rough Cut
  • VSB MLI Closeout
  • Ground Control Assist and Tool Prep
  • SSRMS Translate
  • Nadir Assist
  • Nadir MLI Removal
  • Nadir Tube Rough Cut
  • SSRMS EVA Support
  • SSRMS Translate
  • EVA Crew Lock Ingress
  • EVA Glove Photo Setup
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) – Formaldehyde Monitoring Kit (FMK) Stow Operation
  • ISS Experience
  • Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) Post-EVA Activities
  • Photo/TV Extravehicular Activity (EVA) GoPro Downlink
  • EVA Glove Photo Downlink
  • Photo/TV Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Camera Disassembly
  • USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Communication Deconfiguration
  • NutrISS – ESA Nutritional Assessment