ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/08/2020


  • AMOS (Autonomous Medical Officer Support) overview: In preparation for activities later this week, the crew reviewed the big picture words for the AMOS session, logged into the application, and studied the Objectives and Foundations section.  The goal of the session will be to use an ultrasound instrument to image the urinary bladder and kidney areas.  As missions venture farther from Earth, astronauts need the capability to diagnose and treat acute medical conditions without ground support. The AMOS Demonstration tests a software tool designed to help minimally trained or untrained users conduct complicated medical procedures, without assistance from Earth. For the study, the crew uses AMOS to perform ultrasound imaging of the bladder and kidneys, a plausible Mars mission medical scenario.
  • AstroPi: In preparation for the upcoming AstroPi challenge, the crew removed a scratched optical filter and installed a clean filter onto the AstroPi IR (infrared) unit.  Following this, the crew set up the unit in the Node 2 nadir window.  In the European AstroPi Challenge, students and young people are offered the amazing opportunity to conduct scientific investigations in space by writing computer programs that run on Astro Pi’s – special Raspberry Pi computers aboard the ISS.  Students can choose either ‘Life in Space’ or ‘Life on Earth’ as themes for their experiments. 


  • Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Sample Collection: The crew collected water samples from the PWD for in-flight and post-flight analysis.  Collection is scheduled multiple times throughout the increment to verify water quality.
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Acoustic Dosimeter Setup: The crew set up and donned crew-worn acoustic dosimeters. Acoustic data collected by the dosimeter will be downlinked to the ground for analysis.
  • On Board Training (OBT) Soyuz Descent Drill: In preparation for their departure from the ISS next week, the 61S crew completed a nominal descent and landing drill earlier this morning.  This is the first of two drills the crew will perform prior to Soyuz undock scheduled for Friday, April 17th.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • Wanted Poster for lost UPA hoses

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

  • Lab Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Activation
  • Thermal Amine Scrubber (TAS) Deactivation

Look Ahead Plan

Thursday, 4/9 (GMT 100)

  • AMOS
  • Food Acceptability
  • Veggie PONDS
  • VRU cable reconfig


  • 62S Soyuz arrival activities
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Acoustic Monitor Setup
  • ISS Safety Briefing
  • Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Full Fill

Friday, 4/10 (GMT 101)

  • Actiwatch Plus
  • ER10B flow control adjust
  • Food Acceptability
  • MELFI OBT review
  • STP-H5 photo
  • Transparent Alloys


  • 61S Transfer Operations – Prepack of US items for loading into Soyuz
  • On-board Training (OBT) ISS Emergency Hardware Familiarization
  • Crew Departure Preparations 

Saturday, 4/11 (GMT 102)

  • ER 10B flow control adjust
  • SMD sample exchange
  • HRP saliva setup


  • Emergency Roles and Responsibilities Review
  • Crew Quarters (CQ) Starboard Cleaning

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

  • KORREKTSIYA. Starting Accelerometry
  • МО-8. Configuration Setup
  • Body Mass Measurement – BMMD
  • МО-8. Closeout Ops
  • Cell Biology Experiment Facility-Left (CBEF-L) Filter Detachment
  • Regeneration of Micropurification Unit (БМП) Ф2 Absorption Cartridge (end)
  • Acoustic Monitor Setup for Crew Worn Measurements
  • Voice check in S/G1 from Baikonur
  • Setup and configuration of КСПЭ camcorder in SM for MPEG2 TV transmission during the descent OBT
  • Pressure Management Device (PMD) Partial Power Cable Disconnection
  • Soyuz 744 Descent OBT and return stowage conference
  • JAXA Mouse Mission 5 Mouse Habitat Cage Unit (HCU) Detachment 4
  • JAXA Mouse Mission 5 Adaptor Plate and Interface Unit Removal
  • AstroPi IR Optical Filter exchange
  • AstroPi IR setup in Node 2
  • Test TV Conference
  • Turn off camcorder, TV system monitoring equipment, close applications
  • ISS Crew departure preparation
  • Recharging Soyuz 744 Samsung PC Battery
  • JAXA Mouse Mission 5 Equipment Closeout
  • Replacement of Membrane Filter Separator (МФР) in the third [СРВ-К2М] line.
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – JEM
  • KENTAVR fit check
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Sample Collect
  • BIOPLENKA. Setup and activation of ТБУ-В at +4°С
  • MICROVIR. Glovebox-S Setup
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Sample Analysis
  • AMOS Demonstration Operations Review Operator
  • Terminate Soyuz 744 Samsung PC Battery Recharge
  • Crew Arrival Preparations
  • Relocate SSC1 from NOD2 CQ to SM
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Coliform Water Processing
  • USOS Window Shutter Close
  • Acoustic Monitor Battery Swap
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record
  • Private Family Conference (PFC)
  • KORREKTSIYA. Accelerometry end
  • Pressure Management Device (PMD) Teardown
  • Restow Vestibule Outfitting Kit (VOK)