ISS Daily Summary Report – 1/28/2020

Refabricator: The ground teams successfully initiated and completed the first of five tensile sample prints using material that was once-recycled on the ground. The Refabricator’s objective is to demonstrate a unique process for repeatable, closed-loop recycling of a polyetherimide/polycarbonate plastic material for additive manufacturing in the microgravity environment of the ISS.  Eventually, Refabricator type hardware could recycle waste plastic materials into high quality 3D-printer filament, providing the potential for sustainable fabrication, repair, and recycling capabilities on long-duration space missions. This hardware represents a key component of NASA’s In-Space Manufacturing (ISM) technology development roadmap.

Made In Space – Recycler: The crew installed the RECYCLER 3D printer into Express Rack 9B locker 5. The Made in Space – Recycler recycles polymer materials into filament that can be used as feedstock for the Made in Space 3D printer on the space station. Crews can use materials and parts that have reached the end of their useful life to create new items using 3D printing. This reduces the weight and mass of supplies that must be brought into space from Earth, an important capability for deep space missions.

CIR (Combustion Integrated Rack): The crew replaced the CIR manifold #4 with new H2 and C2H4/N2 gas bottles in preparation of continued s-Flame test runs. The CIR includes an optics bench, combustion chamber, fuel and oxidizer control, and five different cameras for performing combustion experiments in microgravity.

CAL (Cold Atom Lab): The crew moved the CAL facility from the LAB Express Rack 7 location to the COLUMBUS module and then removed Science Module #1 from the facility and replaced it with Module #3. The old Module #1 was temp stowed for return. The crew also cleaned the angled and straight fiber port inspection tips with fiber cleaning wipes. This operation was performed in the COLUMBUS module as it provided a better spatial work area. Upon completion of the module installation, the crew transferred the facility back to the LAB Express Rack 7 location. The CAL produces clouds of atoms that are chilled to about one ten billionth of a degree above absolute zero — much colder than the average temperature of deep space. At these low temperatures, atoms have almost no motion, allowing scientists to study fundamental behaviors and quantum characteristics that are difficult or impossible to probe at higher temperatures. In microgravity, researchers may be able to achieve even colder temperatures than what is possible on the ground, and observe these cold atom clouds for longer periods of time.

STPSat-4: The crew installed the CYCLOPS STPSat-4 Satellite onto the CYLCOPS SFA Plate and then the CYCLOPS was installed onto the JEM Airlock slide table. The Slide table was moved into the JEM airlock which was then depressurized. Launched from the International Space Station, Space Test Program Satellite-4 (STPSat-4) is a suite automated for robotic space tools and sensors that test new equipment configurations and monitor space conditions. STPSat-4 specifically includes space weather sensors, solar panels, an antenna array and devices for tracking location of both satellites and their astronomic surroundings. This project demonstrates how a range of new technologies can be integrated on nanosatellite platforms.


AMS-02 (Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer) EVA #4: Over the weekend, EV1 (Drew Morgan) and EV2 (Luca Parmitano) conducted a 6 hour 16 minute EVA to complete the final AMS repair EVA which consisted of the following tasks:

  • Nadir Leak Check
  • VSB Leak Check
  • Open Accumulator Valve
  • Multilayer Insulation (MLI) Tent Install
  • Mudflap Install and Shower Cap Removal
  • CP9 ETVCG Filter Removal (Get Ahead Task)
  • CP8 ETVCG Filter Removal (Get Ahead Task)

Additionally, both CP8 and CP9 camera views had a successful checkout.

Completed Task List Activities (Saturday-Tuesday):

  • AMS procedure reviews
  • EVA Go Pro-Setup
  • NFL 100TH Photo
  • Astrorad vest historical photo

Ground Activities:
All activities are complete unless otherwise noted.

  • JEM Airlock Depressurization Monitoring
  • JEMRMS Cyclops Tool Fixture (TF) Grasp
  • JEMRMS Cyclops P/L Deploy Maneuver

Wednesday, 1/29 (GMT 029)

  • Vascular Aging Glucometer reading and blood Collect (CSA)
  • HRF-Blood collect (NASA)
  • JAXA Mouse Mission/CBEF-L Video (VRUS) Compress/Record Unit 2  reconfig (JAXA)
  • Hourglass Run install into CBEF centrifuge(JAXA)
  • JAXA Water Recovery System Bag chk (JAXA)
  • ELF Gas Bottle Unit (GBU) valve opening (JAXA)
  • Standard Measures Pre-Sleep Questionnaire (NASA)
  • CYCLOPS STPSat4 Deploy video (NASA)
  • Confined Combustion Sample Ops (NASA)
  • CAL Fiber Cable R&R part 1 (NASA)
  • SLINGSHOT Procedure Review (NASA)
  • ISS Experience Z-cam setup for video data off-load (NASA)
  • Russian EDOS-1 Blood samples MELFI insert (ESA)
  • Food Acceptability Conference (NASA) 


  • 59S Soyuz Nom Drill OBT
  • OCT 2 Exam
  • WHC Manual Fill
  • 59S Crew Departure Preparations
  • Cygnus Cargo Closeout and CG Corrections
  • N1N VOK Gather
  • PCS Relocations

Thursday, 1/30 (GMT 030)

  • Vascular Echo Scans and Blood Pressure Measurements (CSA)
  • HISUI data recover install (JAXA)
  • ELF Cartridge retrieve, clean and install (JAXA)
  • Standard Measures –Post sleep – (NASA)
  • Slingshot Deployer Install (NASA)
  • ELC6 BIOS check and software install (NASA)
  • Saliva and blood collect for Standard measures and Vascular Echo (NASA)
  • Food Acceptability Survey (NASA)
  • Glacier Tray and Support Structure removal (NASA)


  • 59S Crew Departure Preparations
  • Cygnus Egress and Hatch Close
  • N1n CPA Installation
  • PMD Setup
  • N1n Depress
  • Cygnus Vestibule Depress 

Friday, 1/31 (GMT 031)

  • Vascular Echo Leg Doppler scan (CSA)
  • DOSIS-3D passive detectors de-install (10 PDP and 1 TDP) (ESA)
  • CIMON procedures review and battery charge (ESA)
  • HOURGLASS removal from CBEF (JAXA)
  • CYCLOPS hardware JEM table retract and stow (NASA)
  • CBEF Disinfect prep and Humidifier 2 installation (JAXA)
  • JEMAL Slide Table retract and Cyclops hardware stow (NASA-JAXA)
  • Food Acceptability Survey (NASA)
  • VEGGIE Monitoring Review and surface Sample collect Photo (NASA)
  • MIS-RECYCLER Print removal and photo and material kit A insertion (NASA)
  • CAL Removal and Fiber Optics Inspection part 2 (NASA)
  • ISS Experience H/W Stow (NASA)
  • ASTRORAD Vest Photo (NASA)


  • 59S Crew Departure Preparations
  • PCS Relocations
  • Cygnus Command Link Verification
  • Cygnus Release Command and Monitoring
  • N1n VOK Stow
  • PMD Teardown

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

  • ARED Cable Rope Tension Check
  • Cold Atom Lab Science Module Remove And Replace Parts 1 & 2
  • Collection of Condensate Water [КАВ] Samples from [СРВ-К2М] Upstream Gas-Liquid Mixture Filter (ФГС) Using Russian Samplers – Init
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Manifold #4 Bottle Replacement
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Upper Rack Doors Close
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Upper Rack Doors Open
  • Countermeasures System (CMS) Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Cable Arm Rope Flip
  • Crew Departure Preparations for Return to Earth
  • Cyclops/Satellite Installation Review
  • Cyclops/StpSat-4 Installation for JEM RMS Small Fine Arm Deployment
  • Drying out of SS #1 and #2 – termination
  • Filling (separation) of ЕДВ (КОВ) for Elektron or ЕДВ-СВ
  • Glove pair #1 drying termination, glove pair #2 drying setup
  • Glove pair #2 drying termination
  • HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection Hardware Setup
  • HRF Generic MELFI Sample Retrieval And Insertion Operations
  • HRF Generic Saliva Collection 10 Minutes
  • ISS Crew departure preparation
  • ISS HAM Service Module Pass
  • JEM Airlock Depressurization
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Extension to JPM Side
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Retraction from JPM Side
  • JEM Airlock Vent
  • JEM Airlock Vent Confirmation
  • KENTAVR fit check
  • KORREKTSIYA. Accelerometry. Termination
  • KORREKTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food Intake (medicine)
  • KORREKTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food Intake (pharmaceuticals)
  • KORREKTSIYA. Logging Liquid and Food Intake (pharmaceuticals)
  • KORREKTSIYA. Preparation for experiment
  • KORREKTSIYA. Start of  Accelerometry
  • On Board Training (OBT) Cygnus Ground Control Release Self Study
  • On-board Training (OBT) Cygnus Review
  • Passive Capture Mechanism Removal from JEM Airlock (AL) Slide Table
  • Pre-training Charge of Samsung PC Soyuz#746 – terminate
  • Pre-training charge of Soyuz 746 Samsung PC – start
  • PROBIOVIT.  Glovebox-C Hardware Preparation
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – Lab
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) High Definition (HD) Config LAB Setup
  • Recycler Installation
  • Reminder 1 Vascular Aging Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Reminder 1L HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection
  • Reminder 2 Vascular Aging Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Reminder 2L HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection
  • Reminder Probiotics Intake
  • Reposition SSCs 5, 13 with their associated power cables to reach near LAB1P2. Relocate SSC17 (Laptop only) from NOD2 to LAB1P4 and disconnect SSC16 laptop from its power chain and connect SSC17 using SSC16 power chain & Ethernet cable.
  • SlingShot BPW Review -1
  • SlingShot Controller Install
  • SOKOL suit drying; SS1 and SS2 setup for drying
  • SOKOL suit leak check
  • SS#3 drying – start, glove pair #1 drying setup
  • SS3 drying – end, glove pair #3 – drying start
  • Stowage of Space Suits and gloves post drying
  • STPSat XF305 Video Setup
  • Vascular Aging Glucose Test Setup
  • Vascular Aging MERLIN Sample Insertion
  • Vascular Aging Oral Glucose Tolerance Test Review
  • Ventilation Grille Cleaning in MRM1 (Group С) /SM Ventilation Subsystem and Air Conditioning System
  • Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Urine Filter Hose Remove and Replace (R&R)
  • БРП-М water sampling to beverages bags
  • ОДНТ training session (PRELIMINARY).