ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/15/2020

Bionutrients hardware locate: The crew successfully located a BioNutrients-1 support kit needed for upcoming operations with the investigation.  The experiment uses engineered microbes, like yeast, to generate carotenoids from an edible media.   The carotenoids can be used to supplement potential vitamin losses from food that is stored for very long periods. Specially designed storage/growth packets are intermittently activated by astronauts over a 5-year period, then frozen and returned to Earth for examination.

Standard Measures: The crew performed a saliva sample collection in support of the Standard Measures (SM) investigation.  The aim of the SM investigation is to ensure consistent capture of an optimized, minimal set of measures from crewmembers until the end of the ISS Program in order to characterize the adaptive responses to and risks of living in space.  Among other things, the ground teams perform analyses for metabolic and chemistry panels, immune function, microbiome, etc.


USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #62/P6 Battery EVA#3:  Today, EV1 (Jessica Meir) and EV2 (Christina Koch) conducted a 7hr 29min EVA to perform the following tasks in support of the P6 Channel 4B battery transition from Ni-H2 to Li-Ion:

  • 4B worksite prep
  • Install battery 1 (IEA) on EP Z location
  • Install battery F (EP) on 4B slot 1 (IEA)
  • Install battery 2 (IEA) on EP F / AP F (EP) on Slot 2 (IEA) location
  • Install battery 3 on AP F (slot 2 (IEA))
  • Install battery E (EP) on slot 3 (IEA)
  • Install battery 4 (IEA) on EP Y (Get ahead task)
  • Cleanup

Mobile Servicing System (MSS): Today, Robotic Ground Controllers (ROBO) powered up the MSS and maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) and HTV8 Exposed Pallet (EP8) from the pre-EVA park position to the P6 channel battery EVA position. Once in position, ROBO removed EP8 payload power in preparation for the planned battery and adapter plate swaps. Following EVA battery access on EP, ROBO re-applied EP8 payload power and will maneuver the SSRMS and EP8 to the post-EVA park position later today. The MSS and EP8 will remain the post/pre-EVA park position until the second P6 4B EVA planned for January 20th.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • No task list activities were completed.

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • Payload Operations Support
  • SSRMS P6 Battery EVA Support 

Thursday, 1/16 (GMT 016) EVA Crew Half-Off Duty Day


  • Food Acceptability
  • JEM PS-120 UOP Cable disconnect
  • MHU-5 prep


  • EVA Debrief
  • EVA Procedure & DOUG Reviews
  • EVA Metox Regen
  • EVA LLB Charger Verification and BSA Charge Initiation
  • MMU1 R&R
  • Col Bay 4 Clean-Up and Restore
  • HRF2 Rack Rotations

Friday, 1/17 (GMT 017)

  • Acoustic Diagnostics
  • Bionutrients
  • CIR/AMCE manifold bottle replacement
  • Food Acceptability
  • JWRS bubble removal
  • HERMES vacuum valve
  • Standard Measures
  • Veggie-1 h/w R&R


  • Rechargeable EVA Battery Assembly Installation
  • EVA Tool Configuration
  • EVA Procedures Review and Conference
  • Camera Battery Charge Initiation and Swap
  • EVA LLB Ops Init/Term
  • METOX Removal/Install
  • BSA and METOX Term
  • EMU Water Recharge
  • EHS TOCA Buffer Container Change Out
  • COL PWS2 T61P Software Loads, Activation, and C/O (Cycle 15)

Saturday, 1/18 (GMT 018)

  • Payload NAS clean


  • Crew Off-Duty

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

  • HRF Generic Saliva Collection 10 Minutes
  • ECON-M. Observation and Photography
  • UF-ATMOSFERA. PL Deactivation
  • HRF Generic MELFI Sample Retrieval And Insertion Operations
  • EVA COTS UHF Communication Unit (CUCU)  Verify off
  • HRF Generic Saliva Collection Stow
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Down in Columbus & Service Module
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) iPad Contingency Procedures preparation
  • USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Communication Configuration
  • Closing of a window № 6,8,9,12,13,14 SM
  • Extravehicular Activity (EVA) In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Preparation
  • On MCC Go Regeneration of БМП Ф2 Absorption Cartridge (end)
  • ASEPTIC. Setup and activation of ТБУ-В No.4 thermostat at +37 deg С
  • ASEPTIC. Photography of media culture in Poverkhnost 18.2-18.3 and Vozdukh 18.2 devices.
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Purge
  • ASEPTIC. Glovebox setup and activation. Setup of Poverkhnost 18.2-18.3 and Vozdukh 18.2 devices. Start Glovebox-S cleaning mode.
  • Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) In-Suit Light Exercise (ISLE) Prebreathe
  • OTKLIK. Document review and equipment gathering.
  • ASEPTIC. Gloves and Equipment Reconfig in the Glovebox
  • ASEPTIC. Photo Edit and Downlink
  • OTKLIK. Deinstallation of Control Unit (БК) and Operator Console (КО)
  • Crewlock Depress
  • Crewlock Post Depress
  • ASEPTIC. Sterilization Deactivation. Glovebox-S Poverkhnost 18.2 – 18.3 surface sampling and starting air sampling in Vozdukh 18.2
  • Crewlock Egress
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Water Recovery System (WRS) Sample Analysis
  • Worksite Preparation
  • OTKLIK. Deinstallation of Control Unit (БК) and Operator Console (КО), assistance.
  • Move Battery 1 (IEA) to EP Slot Z
  • SSRMS EVA Support
  • Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Portable Emergency Provisions (PEPS) Inspection
  • Move Battery F (EP) to Slot 1 (IEA)
  • OTKLIK. Deinstallation of PL
  • Move Battery 2 (IEA) to EP F / AP F to Slot 2 (IEA)
  • BioNutrients Hardware Locate
  • ASEPTIC. Glovebox-S power off. Sample Insertion for incubation into ТБУ-В No.04 thermostat at +37 deg C
  • Move Battery 3 (IEA) to AP F (IEA)
  • Move Battery E (EP) to Slot 3 (IEA)
  • EVA Crew Lock Ingress
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record
  • EVA Glove Photo Setup
  • Crewlock Pre Repress
  • Crewlock Repress
  • Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) Post-EVA Activities
  • Photo/TV Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Camera Disassembly
  • EVA Glove Photo Downlink
  • Photo/TV Extravehicular Activity (EVA) GoPro Downlink
  • Return to nominal comm configuration after USOS EVA