ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/16/2020

Functional Immune: The crew gathered blood samples in support of the Functional Immune investigation.  The Functional Immune Alterations, Latent Herpesvirus Reactivation, Physiological Stress and Clinical Incidence Onboard the International Space Station (Functional Immune) investigation analyzes blood and saliva samples to determine the changes taking place in crew members’ immune systems during flight.

ISS Experience: The crew set up the appropriate ISS Experience hardware and captured their preparation for the 61-Soyuz crew departure.  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.

JEM AirLock (JEMAL): In preparation for the next investigation to use the JEMAL, the crew extended the slide table, removed the JEM ORU Transfer Interface (JOTI) hardware (which was used by a previous investigation), retracted the slide table and closed the airlock.  The JEM airlock allows hardware to be passed from the pressurized volume in the ISS to the unpressurized Exposed Facility area, where the hardware can then be manipulated robotically.


61S Crew Return Preparation:  ISS crew prepared for the 61S return by completing the final touches on packing the Soyuz spacecraft for departure.  Later today, Oleg Skripochka, Jessica Meir and Drew Morgan will return to Earth Thursday night/Friday morning on 61S. Undocking is scheduled for 8:53 pm CT Thursday evening with the landing in Kazakhstan scheduled early Friday morning at 12:17 am CT.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • IPAD-T/S-1002

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

  • Payload Support Operations
  • 61S Undock Preparation (Shutter closure)

Look Ahead Plan 

Friday, 4/17 (GMT 108) – Crew Day Off


  • No utilization items


  • No systems activities

Saturday, 4/18 (GMT 109)

  • Food Physiology
  • ISS Experience stow
  • Veggie PONDS


  • USOS Window Shutter Close 

Sunday, 4/19 (GMT 110)

  • No utilization items 


  • Ku-band Cable Swap

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

  • iPad Troubleshooting 1002
  • R PAO event report preparation
  • ECON-M. Observations and photo (Task List)
  • HRF Generic Saliva & Urine Collection
  • HRF Generic MELFI Sample Retrieval And Insertion Operations
  • HRF Generic Saliva & Urine Collection Stow
  • HRF Generic MELFI Sample Insertion
  • HRF Generic HRF Centrifuge Setup And Frozen And Ambient Blood Collection Subject
  • HRF Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen and Ambient Blood Collection Operator
  • HRF Generic Ambient Blood Collection
  • HRF Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Configuration
  • Soyuz 744 time critical stowage. Stowage of equipment to be returned to Earth
  • HRF Generic Ambient Blood Collection Pack And Handover
  • HRF Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Spin Conclude
  • Soyuz 745 Transfers and IMS Ops
  • CASKAD. Disconnecting БОП and БКУ from Cascad thermostat. Thermostat deactivation
  • HRF Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Conclude And Stow
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Down in Service Module & Columbus
  • CASKAD. Transfer and stow БОП kit in Soyuz [СА] for return
  • Food Physiology MELFI Sample Retrieval
  • Food Physiology Fecal Sample Processing
  • BIOPLENKA. MICROVIR. Transfer to Soyuz
  • CASKAD. Remove and stow Cascad thermostat and Cables kit
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT)
  • ISS Experience Node 1 Setup
  • Vacuum Cleaning of Dust collectors ПC1, ПС2 filter cartridges in FGB  (panels 203, 403)
  • Food Physiology MELFI Sample Insertion 3
  • Food Physiology MELFI Sample Insertion and Retrieval
  • Food Physiology (FPH). MELFI sample insertion and retrieval
  • Food Physiology Fecal Portable Glovebag Hardware Replenish
  • ISS Experience Recording Preparation
  • Food Physiology Fecal Sample Processing
  • ISS Experience Microphone Don & Doff
  • ISS Experience Social Moments Recording
  • Crew time for ISS Orientation
  • ISS Experience Record Conclude
  • Food Physiology MELFI Sample Insertion 2
  • Soyuz 744 Stowage Completion Report (S-band)
  • Food Physiology Fecal Sample Processing Hardware And Portable Glovebag Stow
  • Photography of the external surface of Soyuz 744 СА-БО hatch cover
  • Actiwatch Plus Watch Doff
  • USOS Window Shutter Close
  • ТПК 61S – СА hatch cover photo downlink
  • Internal Audio Subsystem (IAS) Crew Quarter (CQ) Audio Cable Configuration
  • Comm Config for Soyuz 744 Undocking and Descent
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Extension to JPM Side
  • Comm check with Soyuz 744 in RSA2-S/G2
  • Relocating Emergency Hardware from SM Aft
  • ТПК 61S activation
  • JEM ORU Transfer I/F Removal
  • Setup and activation of КСПЭ equipment in SM for Transit Hatch Closure MPEG2 TV coverage via Ku-band
  • Relocation and installation of Unit II No.8 in Soyuz 745 (MRM2)
  • Checking cover closure on SM windows 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14. Note 11
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Retraction from JPM Side
  • Closing of transitive hatches Soyuz – SM Aft
  • ISS Experience Hardware Relocate
  • Turn off camcorder, TV system monitoring equipment, close applications
  • ТПК 61S – SM hatch closing leak check