ISS Daily Summary Report – 6/01/2020

SpaceX Demo-2 Launch: This weekend, marked the historic launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission. The vehicle successfully launched from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Saturday, May 30 at 2:22pm CT.  Crew Dragon successfully docked to the International Space Station on Sunday, May 31 at 9:27 am CT. 


Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF):  The crew made the appropriate gas line and valve configuration changes to transition ELF for Argon use.  The NASA Round Robin experiment, which begins later this week, will use Argon during the sample processing in the ELF facility.  The Round Robin – Thermophysical Property Measurement (Round Robin) investigation provides researchers with a better understanding of how to measure liquid metal properties to revolutionize how process modeling can support design, flight qualification and production of advanced spaceflight systems.

JEM Airlock (JEMAL):  The crew assisted with the depressurization of the JEMAL.  This is part of the ops needed to prepare for the installation of the external JAXA iSIM experiment in the coming weeks.  The integrated Standard Imager for Microsatellites (iSIM), is a high-resolution optical binocular telescope developed by SATLANTIS. The objective of this experiment is to demonstrate the technology, and its functionality, in the low-Earth orbit environment.

The ISS Experience: The ground successfully transferred the files from this weekend’s recording.  They also elected to perform some troubleshooting on connectivity issues they’ve been experiencing with the Station Support Computer (SSC) used for the data transfer.  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)9 Cargo Operations: Today, the crew performed HTV9 cargo transfer operations and will continue to work on HTV9 cargo operations throughout the week.

Crew Dragon Arrival Operations: The crew performed several activities to configure the vehicle for post-docking operations. The crew performed a communication check between the Crew Dragon and Soyuz vehicle. They transferred a payload locker from Crew Dragon to ISS and transferred emergency response equipment from ISS to Crew Dragon. The Crew Dragon is now configured for safe haven response. Finally, all USOS crew participated in a debrief conference which allowed the team to provide comments and discuss feedback concerning the Demo-2 mission to date.

Crew Dragon Cargo Operations: The crew began cargo transfer operations by unloading cargo from Crew Dragon.  There are approximately 2 hours remaining to unpack and transfer cargo to the ISS.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • 62S Handover Questionnaire
  • ARED Platform Pictures
  • Connector Pliers Restock
  • Cobalt Brick Stow
  • Station Support Computer (SSC20) Relocate to Lab
  • HTV9 Fruits Video
  • SSC1 Cyrillic Decal Application

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

  • SSRMS Transfer of External Pallet 8 to HTV
  • Video Support for Robotics Ops
  • ATS PPL Load

Look Ahead Plan

Tuesday, 6/2 (GMT 154)

  • CIR/ACME Mass Flow Controller and Ignitor Replace 


  • EHS TOCA WRS Analysis and Data Record
  • Safe Haven Demo
  • HTV Cargo Review & Conference
  • ECLS PEPS Inspect
  • Dragon Cargo Unpack

Wednesday, 6/3 (GMT 155)

  • Electrolysis Measurement Setup and Sample Exchange
  • Hourglass SD Card Swap
  • Plant Habitat-02 Dual MWA Preparation


  • Emergency Mask Review OBT
  • EHS PWD Water Collect
  • OBT ISS Emergency Hardware Familiarization
  • CEVIS & ARED Crew Handover 

Thursday, 6/4 (GMT 156)

  • CIR Manifold Bottle Exchange
  • ELF Round Robin Sample Install
  • Electrolysis Measurement Sample Exchange
  • Plant Habitat-02 


  • HTV Cargo Ops

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

  • SpX-CREW DRAGON Emergency Response Review
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Recycle Tank Drain/Fill & Process
  • Reorganize Dragon Supplies after Docking
  • SCENARIO. Observation and photography using the camera
  • Dragon Locker Remove
  • PROFILAKTIKA-2. Health check of electro-pneumatic unit from [КОР-01-Н] set
  • JEM Airlock Depressurization
  • Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (RGN) Wastewater Storage Tank Assembly (WSTA) Fills
  • Transfer Crew Dragon Trash to ISS
  • Nikon camera sync with station time
  • Monitoring mpeg2 TV-image on Central Post SSC laptop (without broadcasting video to MCC)
  • Dragon MegaHEPA Seals Install
  • DM2 Locker Install
  • Emergency Equipment Transfer
  • Monitoring Condition of RS Hull Structural Surfaces Using МВП-2K Multipurpose Eddy Current Device – preparation
  • Recharging Iridium EXTREME 9575 phone in Soyuz 745
  • Use Automated Emer Comm to Configure for Voice Checks
  • Internal Audio Subsystem (IAS) Audio Checkout between Dragon and ISS
  • Voice Check between Soyuz 745 and Dragon (SpX Demo-2)
  • Electrostatic Levitation Furnace(ELF) Argon gas Preparation
  • JEM Airlock Vent
  • Emergency Stowage Debrief
  • JEM Airlock Vent Confirmation
  • POIC Overview OBT
  • VIZIR. Photo image coordinate referencing system (СКПФ-УМ) Session
  • PCS Demonstration of capabilities in Dragon [ABORTED]
  • Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Gas Bottle Unit (GBU) valve closing
  • Restoring SM panel 134
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – Node 2
  • Dragon Forward Docking Kit Stow
  • Onboard Training (OBT) Dragon Debrief Conference
  • TERMINATOR. Deinstall from the window, closeout ops with Terminator-Nadir PL
  • ISS Experience Hardware Stow
  • Transfer Operations – Pack and stow items on HTV
  • URAGAN. Installation and activation of SOVA scientific hardware and photographic equipment
  • USOS Window Shutter Close