ISS Daily Summary Report – 8/12/2020


Space Studio KIBO: The crew performed the KIBO studio setup with the X305 camera setup and recorded a live stream session for a JAXA TV show. The Space Frontier Studio KIBO is a broadcasting studio that is constructed and operated in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM), also known as Kibo. The studio can livestream activities, interactive entertainment, and communication from space. The program can receive uplinked video and audio from a ground studio to Space Frontier Studio KIBO, and downlink video and audio from space to ground.

Packed Bed Reactor Experiment-2 (PBRE-2): The crew performed PBRE-2 hardware setup and connected the cables and hoses in the Micro Gravity Science Glovebox (MSG). The ground will then initiate a run for several months using 2 science modules. The PBRE-2 investigates the forces acting on and created by a gas and a liquid flowing simultaneously through a column filled with glass spheres in microgravity. Known as two-phase flow, this side-by-side movement of a gas and liquid is used in a variety of space-based systems and equipment. Results could help improve the design of future mass and heat transfer equipment used in space.


H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)9 Cargo Operations: In preparation for HTV9 unberth, scheduled for August 18th, the ISS crew continued to pack the HTV vehicle with Cargo Transfer Bags (CTBs). The crew also received Russian items for disposal. Ground teams estimate approximately 2 hours remain to complete available cargo ops. The crew will continue to focus on cargo operations in preparation for HTV9 close out and departure early next week.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • MELFI 1 Dewar Clean Part 2
  • HTV Cargo Ops (on-going)

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

  • Ground Ops for Kibo Studio
  • IAS Configuration for MRM Comm
  • ROBoT Checkout & Setup

Look Ahead Plan

Thursday, 8/13 (GMT 226)

  • ELF Cartridge Swap (NASA)
  • Astrobee JEM Cargo Temp Stow Placement & Powerup NASA)
  • JEM Water Recovery System Cable Connect (JAXA) 


  • VHF Emer Comm Checkout
  • N2 IMV Screen Installation
  • HTV Cargo Ops

Friday, 8/14 (GMT 227)

  • RADI-N2 Deploy-Node 3 F3 Rack (CSA)
  • JWRS System Bag Retrieval & Closeout (JAXA)
  • Food Physiology (NASA)
  • Astrobee Cargo Placement (NASA)
  • CBEF-L CO2 Flow Close (JAXA) 


  • HTV Departure OBT
  • CMS ARED Qtrly Maint
  • HTV Cargo Ops 

Saturday, 8/15 (GMT 228)

  • Crew Off Duty


  • Crew Off Duty

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

  • JEM Temporary Stowage Relocation for Kibo Studio
  • ТБУ (Universal Bioengineering Thermostat). Checking ТБУ-В No.07 thermostat temperature and unobstructed area near ТБУ-В inlet/outlet vents
  • JPM Aft Window Shutter Open/Close for Kibo Space Studio
  • Kibo Studio Setup, Camera Check and Closeout
  • [СТТС] Comm Reconfiguration for MRM1
  • SEPARATION. Connecting a new Centrifugal multi-stage vacuum distiller (ЦМВД) drive control module. Switching urine water regeneration system [СРВ-У] to mixing mode
  • URAGAN. Diagnostics of VSS PL
  • Merlin Desiccant Swap
  • Station Support Computer (SSC) Power On
  • Packed Bed Reactor Experiment (PBRE) Hardware Gather & Setup
  • Russian Video recording
  • HTV9 Cargo Transfers
  • Inventory Audit of КСПЭ office equipment
  • Filling (separation) of ЕДВ (КОВ) for Elektron or ЕДВ-СВ
  • Preparation & handover of items to be trashed on HTV-9