ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/12/2020


AstroPi: Following the successful conclusion of the ESA European AstroPi challenge, the AstroPi IR (infrared) unit was transferred from Node 2 back to the Columbus module.  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.

JAXA Payload Laptop (PLT) activation: In support of the HTV Wireless LAN Demo, the crew activated Payload Laptop Terminal 3 (PLT-3).  This laptop will be used to verify a link can be established with an external Wireless Access Point.  HTV Wireless LAN Demonstration (HTV WLAN Demo, or simply WLD) will demonstrate 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.


Environmental Health System (EHS) Operations:  Today, the ISS crew performed periodic EHS water sampling and Air Quality Monitoring (AQM) semi-annual maintenance.  Crew collected water samples from the Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) to perform a Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) analysis that measures the amount of organic constituents in the potable water.  The crew also tested the water samples for the presence of Coliform bacteria utilizing a Coliform test bag. These two tests are used to determine if the drinking water is still safe for crew consumption. As part of routine maintenance, the crew replaced the sieve cartridges in the AQM and vacuumed the vents.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • SSC22 Relocate
  • PMM1P4 RSR Cleanout (ongoing)

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

  • UPA PCPA Pumpdown
  • CCSR18 NH3 Timer Patch Load
  • BGA biasing PPL update for high beta
  • JEMRMS Ops to video survey

Look Ahead Plan

Wednesday, 5/13 (GMT 134)

  • Astrobee mapping
  • CIR manifold bottle exchange
  • JWRS check 


  • HMS Ultrasound

Thursday, 5/14 (GMT 135)

  • Astrobee power off
  • Food Physiology diet brief
  • LIDAL DAU temporary relocate
  • MERLIN desiccant swap
  • SCRAM relocate 


  • TOCA WRS Sample Analysis
  • HMS OCT2 exam
  • COL D1,D2 and D3 Rack Bag Installation 

Friday, 5/15 (GMT 136)

  • AstroPi video
  • Cryo Chiller
  • ISS HAM pass


  • CBCS Installation and Checkout
  • HTV Rendezvous Training
  • Robotics Onboard Trainer (ROBoT) Training
  • HTV Robotics Review

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

  • Body Mass Measurements
  • Checkout of Virus Definition File Update on Auxiliary Computer System [ВКС] Laptops and Report
  • JPM Fwd Window Shutter Open
  • Payload Laptop Terminal 3(PLT3) Activation
  • SM ИнПу panel alcove IMS ops
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Fill Part 3
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) ISS Food Intake Tracker (ISS FIT)
  • Cleaning FGB Gas-Liquid Heat Exchanger (ГЖТ) Detachable Screens 1, 2, 3
  • AstroPi transfer from Node 2 to Columbus
  • Red Eye Temp Stow
  • Vacuum cleaning dust collectors ПC1, ПС2 filter cartridges in FGB (panels 203, 403)
  • ECG Holter Monitoring (start)
  • Preparation for diagnostics of FGB Power Supply System Devices. R/G and RODF Overview
  • IMS XCP94499J Bag Audit
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Sample Collect
  • Preventive Maintenance of SM Ventilation Subsystem. Group А
  • Filling ЕДВ with water from Progress 448 [АО] H2O Tank 1
  • Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Manual Fill Initiation & Termination
  • RWS Monitor Cover Photo Documentation
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Potable Water Dispenser (PWD) Sample Analysis & Data Record
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) – Rad Detector Relocate
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fills
  • Progress 448 [АО] transfers for [КМТКУ] and [КМТК] Matrix Switch units R&R
  • AQM Sieve Cartridge Remove and Replace
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – JEM
  • Centerline Berthing Camera System (CBCS)  Gather
  • JLP1S1 Rack Front Stowage Photo-document
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Coliform Water Processing
  • INTERACTION-2. Experiment Ops
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Vision Test & Questionnaire
  • JPM Window Shutter Close