ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/01/2020

Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR): The crew replaced Nitrogen/Oxygen manifold bottles in support of the continuing s-Flames investigation. The CIR includes an optics bench, combustion chamber, fuel and oxidizer control, and five different cameras for performing combustion experiments in microgravity.

Japanese Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD)#13: The crew removed the J-SSOD#13 hardware from the JEM Airlock slide table. The JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD) provides a novel, safe, and small satellite launching capability to the International Space Station (ISS). The J-SSOD is a unique satellite launcher, handled by the Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS), which provides containment and deployment mechanisms for several individual small satellites. Once J-SSOD, including satellite install cases with small satellites, is installed on the Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) by crew members, it is passed through the JEM airlock for retrieval, positioning, and deployment by the JEMRMS.

Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutrons (RADI-N2): The crew retrieved all the RADIN-N2 dosimeters from the Russian crew and installed them in the Node1-O3 rack front.  The objective of this Canadian Space Agency investigation is to better characterize the ISS neutron environment, define the risk posed to the crew members’ health, and provide the data necessary to develop advanced protective measures for future spaceflight.  It’s been recognized that neutrons make up a significant fraction (10-30%) of the biologically effective radiation exposure in low-Earth orbit.  The bubble detectors used in the investigation are designed detect neutrons and ignore all other radiation.

RED-EYE: The crew restowed the RED-EYE hardware back into the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM). The hardware was temporarily stowed in the Columbus module during the Astrobee operations in the JEM. The RED-EYE program develops and demonstrates technologies which increase the utility of low-cost microsatellites.


Northrop Grumman 13 (NG-13) Cygnus Cargo Operations: The crew continued to perform Cygnus cargo operations today. Ground teams estimate ~2.5 hours of cargo operations remain prior to Cygnus departure, currently planned for May 11th.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

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

  • PCS reboots
  • CCS file downlinks/dumps
  • LSR activation support commanding

Look Ahead Plan

Saturday, 5/2 (GMT 123)

  • No Crew payload activities 


  • Crew Off Duty
  • Cygnus Cargo Ops 

Sunday, 5/3 (GMT 124)

  • No Crew payload activities 


  • Crew Off Duty 

Monday, 5/4 (GMT 125)

  • MSG Laptop MLC software upgrades (NASA)
  • HRF2 Centrifuge removal and Drawer reconfig and Rack relabel (NASA)


  • Columbus D3 Rack Bags filling
  • ARED Cylinder Flywheel Evacuation
  • CHeCS Emergency Contingency Drill Training
  • HMS WinSCAT Test
  • CMS Battery Changeout

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

  • ISS Repress using Progress 443 (DC1) High Pressure Oxygen System (СрПК) Section 2
  • LAB1S6 CCAA MFCV Inspection
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fills
  • JEM Airlock Press
  • IMS audit of Docking and Internal Transfer System (ССВП) kits. Status Report
  • JEM Airlock Leak Check
  • URAGAN. SOVA PL closeout and teardown
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Extension to JPM Side
  • JEM SSOD(Small Satellite Orbital Deployer) Multi (2 Deployers) Removal from MPEP
  • Preventive Maintenance of SM Ventilation Subsystem. Group В1
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Retraction from JPM Side
  • Combustion Integrated Rack Manifold #1,2 and 4 Bottle Replacements
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Prep and Initialization of Bubble-Dosimeter Detectors
  • Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutrons Hardware Handover & Deploy
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Handover of BUBBLE-dosimeters to USOS
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeter initialization and deployment for exposure
  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • Scheduled monthly maintenance of the Central Post laptop. Downlink Log-files via OCA
  • Inventory Management System (IMS) Conference
  • Red Eye Restow
  • Space Automated Bioproduct Lab, CO2 Incubator Removal
  • Saffire Power Check
  • TERMINATOR. Installing and connecting Terminator-Nadir PL. PL activation
  • INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops
  • Space Automated Bioproduct Lab, Door Close
  • URAGAN. Observation and photography