ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/28/2020


Fluid Science Laboratory (FSL) Soft Matter Dynamics & Compacted Granulars: The crew exchanged Sample 04 with Sample 01 inside the Soft Matter Dynamics (SMD) Experiment Container in the Lower drawer (CEM Lower) of the FSL. FSL Soft Matter Dynamics – Hydrodynamics of Wet Foams (Foam Coarsening) aims to investigate bubble size and rearrangement dynamics for “wet foams”. Microgravity offers the opportunity to investigate such “wet” foams, which cannot be stabilized on Earth because of drainage. Moreover, microgravity conditions are essential to study rearrangement phenomena, such as coarsening and coalescence, disentangled from drainage.

The ISS Experience: The crew temporarily stowed the Z-camera to the side of the module until SpaceX Demo-2 arrival. 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.

H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) Wireless LAN Demonstration: The crew removed the JEM Infrared (IR) camera, Ethernet extender, and associated hardware from the Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) on the JEM Airlock (JEMAL) slide table. HTV Wireless LAN Demonstration (HTV WLAN Demo) demonstrates real-time wireless video transfer between the International Space Station (ISS) and a visiting spacecraft. Autonomous docking technology is important for future missions, such as to the Moon and Mars, that will be unable to rely on human operations the same way as current vehicle logistics. Stable and high-rate data transfer is critical to the real-time video monitoring required for docking.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • Intermodule Ventilation (IMV) Bracket Fastener Install

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

  • JEM Airlock Ground Support
  • ATS PPL Uplink

Look Ahead Plan
Friday, 5/29 (GMT 150)


  • RADi-N2 Deploy in NOD103 Rack Front (CSA)


  • Crew Off Duty
  • TOCA WRS Analysis & Data Record
  • Regen WSTA Fill

Saturday, 5/30 (GMT 151)

  • Crew Off Duty 


  • Crew Off Duty

Sunday, 5/31 (GMT 152)

  • ISS Experience Recording Demo-2 Dragon hatch open (NASA) 


  • Crew Dragon Docking
  • ISS Safety Briefing
  • Crew Dragon SODF Deploy
  • Crew Dragon/ISS Audio Checkout
  • ISS Crew Handover

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

  • JEM Airlock Pressurization
  • Checking cover closure on SM windows 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14
  • Temp Stow ISS Experience Z-CAM
  • Cardiovascular evaluation during graded exercise on cycle ergometer (with assistance)
  • PCS / SSC RPOP Troubleshooting
  • JEM Airlock Leak Check
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Extension/Retraction
  • WAP/Camera Unit, JEM IR Camera and JEM Ethernet Extender External Removal from MPEP
  • Replace urine receptacle (МП) and filter-insert (Ф-В) in [АСУ]. [АСУ] Activation after replacement
  • Air sample collection using Draeger tube air sampler (ИПД) in SM for CO
  • Air sample collection in SM and FGB using АК-1М sampler
  • Stow readily removable cargo in the PL container under Soyuz 745 middle seat
  • Progress 443 (DC1) stowage operations with IMS Support
  • Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) Removal JEM Airlock Slide Table
  • TERMINATOR. RSS2 laptop software update
  • Maintenance of quick-disconnect (QD) screw clamps on DC1-Progress 443 Interface
  • FSL Facility Core Element locking at the end of scientific operations
  • FSL SOFT MATTER DYNAMICS Experiment Container Sample Cell Unit Exchange
  • Life on the Station Photo/Video
  • FSL Facility Core Element release in preparation of SMD or RUBI operations
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fill
  • Food Physiology Crew Diet Briefing
  • Moving Air Conditioner System 2 [СКВ2] Air Pressure Valve [ВН1] to Closed [3] position
  • URAGAN. SOVA (Auto orientation system for video spectral hardware) PL Installation and Activation