ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/30/2020


Cubesat review: The crew reviewed the NRCSD-19 installation material in preparation for next week’s activities. A single NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer (NRCSD) has the capability to launch 6 CUs worth of CubeSats. A CU is a Cube Unit, where 1 CU is a cube with 10 cm sides. For NRCSD-19, there are 8 Deployers preassembled in two (2) Quad Deployers, and a total of seven satellites will be deployed (SpOC, Bobcat-1, NEUTRON-1, LEMUR2 (v4.7), LEMUR2 (v4.8), DESCENT, and SAT-LLA).

Plant Habitat-02: The original plan for Friday’s activities was to install the Plant Habitat-02 science carrier 1, and later in the day refill the P Hab-02 water distribution system. However, due to an issue with the Plant Hab-02 software application on the laptop, we were not able to complete the activities for today. The teams are assessing a forward plan. Assessment of Nutritional Value and Growth Parameters of Space-grown Plants (Plant Habitat-02) cultivates radishes as a model plant that is nutritious and edible, has a short cultivation time, and is genetically similar to Arabidopsis, a plant frequently studied in microgravity. Developing the capability for food production in space requires understanding cultivation conditions such as intensity and spectral composition of light and the effects of the culture medium or soil. This research could help optimize plant growth in the unique environment of space, as well as evaluation of nutrition and taste of the plants.


Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations – Yesterday, the Robotics Ground Controllers powered up the MSS and maneuvered the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) and Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) to the Mobile base System (MBS). The SPDM was stowed on the MBS Power & Data Grapple Fixture #2 (PDGF #2). The SSRMS released the SPDM and maneuvered to the Direct Drive position. SSRMS wrist Direct Drive test was performed yesterday and continued today.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • CMS Exercise Equipment Gather
  • Replace damaged fire port hole decals

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

  • JEMRMS Maneuver for transfer Handhold Exp Platform
  • SSRMS Direct Drive Test
  • Nitrogen repress of ISS cabin atmosphere
  • Plant Habitat Science Carrier Installation #1 support

Look Ahead Plan

Saturday, 11/1 (GMT 305)

  • No utilization activities 


  • Crew off duty day

Sunday, 11/2 (GMT 306)

  • Repository 


  • Crew off duty day 

Monday, 11/3 (GMT 307)

  • NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer-19 Install on the MPEP
  • Radi-N2 deploy
  • Repository


  • SpX-Crew Dragon Rendezvous review CBT

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

  • Plant Habitat-02 Science Carrier Install Hardware Gather
  • Setup and activation of crew onboard support kit (КСПЭ) equipment for mpeg2 TV coverage Troubleshooting Power Supply System (СЭП)
  • Troubleshooting SM Power Supply System (СЭП) Filter Unit (БФ-1М) and Main Bus Assembly (БСШ-1М).
  • Plant Habitat-02 Science Carrier Installation Procedure Review
  • ALGOMETRIYA. Experiment Session.
  • Plant Habitat-02 MWA Preparation
  • Plant Habitat Science Carrier Installation #1
  • MRM1 (MRM2) Comm Config
  • SEPARATION. Recovery of [СРВ-У РС] Urine Processor Distiller Component.
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • On MCC GO Turning off camcorder, TV system controls, closing applications
  • NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer Installation Procedure Review
  • Nitrogen/Oxygen Recharge System configure to Lo Pressure Oxygen HPGT
  • Reconnecting БИТС2-12 telemetry system cassettes with Data Formatting Units ТА515 (БФС)
  • Transfer Compartment (ПхО) and MRM2 Preparation for EVA
  • Plant Habitat Water Refill [Aborted]
  • Transfer Compartment (ПхО) and MRM2 Preparation for EVA
  • Relocation of Yakor foot restraint (for Orlan exit after A/L repress) from DC1 in MRM2
  • Transfer Compartment (ПхО) and MRM2 Preparation for EVA
  • Comm reconfig for nominal ops
  • RODF replacement on FS1 and Samsung tablets
  • HRF Generic Urine Collection Setup
  • HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection Hardware Setup