ISS Daily Summary Report – 12/03/2019

Rodent Research-14 (RR-14): The crew completed cleaning and teardown of the Life Science Glovebag. Rodent Research–14, Microgravity as a Disruptor Of The 12-hour Circatidal Clock (RR-14), uses mice to test the hypothesis that disruptions in a microgravity environment to the circadian rhythm sleep/wake cycle will affect the body on a cellular and key organ level. The importance of this 12-hour clock has been established as a mechanism that controls stress-responsive pathways. The unique environment of the ISS provides an ideal setting to challenge this. In short, exposing cellular systems in mice to the stress of microgravity provides an opportunity to study the response of the 12-hour body clock from cellular adaptation and its effect(s) on organismal behavior.

BioFabrication Facility (BFF): The crew reviewed procedures for the upcoming BFF cassette installation operations. The BFF is dedicated to manufacturing human organs and tissues in space, primarily for use by patients on Earth. Besides printing tissue, the BFF also can help maintain the health of deep space exploration crews by producing food and personalized pharmaceuticals on demand.


SpX-19 Dragon Rendezvous Training: Today, the ISS crew completed Dragon Rendezvous Review On-board proficiency training that is designed to prepare the crew on the Dragon mission profile, the Dragon rendezvous crew procedures and the crew interface utilized for monitoring and commanding the Dragon spacecraft.  Currently, SpX-19 is scheduled to launch on December 4 and will arrive at the ISS on December 7.

AMS-02 Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Post Operations: Today, the ISS crew spent some time on the Post EVA recovery efforts including recharging the Li-Ion batteries for the Extravehicular Activity Mobility Units (EMU).  Additionally the EMU Metox canisters, used for metabolic CO2 removal, regeneration was initiated which is a baking process that removes the COfrom saturated canisters. The crew also recharged the EMU suits with fresh water in preparation for the next EVA as well as participating in a Post EVA Debrief with ground support specialists.

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations: Today, the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) was maneuvered to a translate config and the Mobile Transporter (MT) was translated from Worksite 2 to Worksite 6. The SSRMS will be walked-off to Node 2 for the crew’s SSRMS Offset Grapple onboard training (OBT).  Later this afternoon, the MT will be translated back to Worksite 2 in preparation for SpaceX-19 arrival.

Completed Task List Activities:


Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • Payload Support
  • SpX-19 Support Operations

Wednesday, 12/4 (GMT 338)

  • Standard Measures Post Sleep (NASA)
  • Bio-Monitor Firmware Update (CSA)
  • ISS Experience Astronaut Log Review (NASA)


  • IMS Edit

Thursday, 12/5 (GMT 339)

  • Bio-Monitor comm check (CSA)
  • CBEF Humidifier Setup, LTL install and initial setup (JAXA)
  • ISS Experience Astronaut Log (NASA)
  • Food Acceptability (NASA)
  • Food Physiology Briefing (NASA)
  • Fluid Shifts Delusion Measures Setup (NASA)
  • BFF Cassette inserts (NASA)
  • ISS HAM Pass (NASA)


  • EVA Restow
  • RWS Overlay Camera Cal
  • Dragon VOK Gather
  • ARED Quarterly Maintenance

Friday, 12/6 (GMT 340)

  • Bio-Monitor H/W Poweroff (CSA)
  • ECHO Maintenance (ESA)
  • Kubik Centrifuge removal from Kubik 5 & 6 (ESA)
  • Fluid Shifts Collections (NASA)
  • FIR CCU HD replace (NASA)
  • Food Acceptability (NASA)
  • BFF Cassette inserts and Syringe Swap (NASA)
  • NR-Zero-G oven preheat and checkout (NASA)


  • Dragon RPOP setup
  • Dragon Cargo Conference
  • Dragon Cargo Review

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

  • OPTIMIS Tablet and IPV Tablet Application Big Picture Words Review
  • Preparation of Reports for Roscosmos Web Site and Social Media
  • Uragan. Observations and photo (Task list)
  • ECON-M. Observation and Photography
  • Reminder Periodic Health Status (PHS) Evaluation
  • Treadmill 2 (T2) Photo/TV Reminder
  • Removal of Air Conditioner System [СКВ1] soundproofing for drying.
  • Reading Pille dosimeter data after US EVA
  • СОЖ maintenance Switching ЭПК2 valve in FGB Pressurized Adapter (ГА) to OPEN position
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Periodic Health Status (PHS) Post EVA Examination Setup
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Periodic Health Status (PHS) Post EVA Examination – Subject
  • Setup and Activation of Crew Onboard Support Kit (КСПЭ) Equipment for MPEG2 TV TORU Training (OBT) coverage from SM
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Periodic Health Status (PHS) Post EVA Examination – Crew Medical Officer (CMO)
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Periodic Health Status (PHS) Post EVA Examination – Subject
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Periodic Health Status (PHS) Post EVA Examination – Crew Medical Officer (CMO)
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Post-EVA Periodic Health Status Examination – Stow
  • Ethernet Cable Connection to JEM PS-120 Junction Box at JPM1A7
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Long Life Battery (LLB)/Metal Oxide (METOX) Installation
  • FROST and FROST2 Power Cable Reconfiguration
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Up
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) – Compound Specific Analyzer-Combustion Products (CSA-CP) Checkout Part 2
  • Private Medical Conference (PMC)
  • Photo/TV Nikon D5 Camera Deploy
  • Extravehicular Activity Data Recorder Activation
  • Polar Desiccant Swap
  • Treadmill 2 (T2) Exercise Video Equipment Setup
  • On MCC Go Deactivate camcorder, TV system monitoring equipment, close applications
  • Life On The Station Photo and Video
  • Vacuum Cleaning area behind panels 405, 406 and MRM1 Interior
  • Replacement of the glovebox inner cover.
  • Food Acceptability Survey
  • Treadmill 2 (T2) Exercise Video Equipment Stow
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis
  • On-Board Training (OBT) Dragon OBT Conference
  • On-board Training (OBT) Dragon Robotics Review
  • Onboard Training (OBT) Robotics On-board Trainer (ROBoT) Setup
  • On-board Training (OBT) Dragon Rendezvous Review
  • PAO Preparation
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config JEM Setup
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – JEM
  • Life On The Station Photo and Video
  • Rodent Research Life Science Glovebox Clean up
  • Preventive Maintenance of SM Ventilation Subsystem. Group B2
  • On-board Training (OBT) Dragon Robotics Onboard Trainer (ROBoT) Session 1
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Long Life Battery (LLB) Initiate
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Water Recharge
  • BioFabrication Facility Procedure Review3
  • MELFI 1 Ice Brick Insert 2
  • MELFI 3 Ice Brick Insert 2
  • Glovebox Freezer – Life Science Glovebox – Teardown
  • BFF MERLIN Sample Insertion
  • Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) Post-EVA Activities
  • Metal Oxide (METOX) Regeneration Termination
  • LSG Work Volume Stow
  • Metal Oxide (METOX) Regeneration Initiation
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Debrief