ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/05/2020


Sally Ride Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle Schools (EarthKAM): The crew deactivated and stowed the EarthKam hardware. EarthKAM allows thousands of students to photograph and examine Earth from a space crew’s perspective. Using the Internet, the students control a special digital camera mounted on-board the ISS. This enables them to photograph the Earth’s coastlines, mountain ranges and other geographic items of interest from the unique vantage point of space. The EarthKAM team then posts these photographs on the Internet for viewing by the public and participating classrooms around the world.


Northrop Grumman (NG)-14 Mission:  NG-14 Cygnus vehicle (S.S. Kalpana Chawla) rendezvoused with the ISS and was captured by the ISS Crew utilizing the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) at 4:32 am CT.  Following capture, the Cygnus spacecraft was maneuvered and berthed to the Node 1 nadir Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) by Robotics Ground Controllers and fully integrated with the ISS.  Once integrated, the crew ingressed the Pressurized Cargo Module (PCM) to transfer time critical payloads and cold bags from Cygnus to the ISS. The Cygnus NG-14 mission is part of the Commercial Resupply Services-2 (CRS-2) contract and is expected to be berthed to ISS until December 16, 2020.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

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

  • Ground Supt for Cygnus Ops
  • ATS PPL update
  • Daily File Downlinks
  • IAS Comm Config for MRM Ops

Look Ahead Plan

Tuesday, 10/6 (GMT 280)

  • Rhodium Space Rhizosphere Ambient Stow (NASA)
  • NanoRacks Platform 2 Module 73 Install & Transfer (NASA)
  • TangoLab-2 Cardcube Replace (NASA)


  • Cygnus Cargo Ops
  • N1N VOK Stow
  • CBCS Stow

Wednesday, 10/7 (GMT 281)

  • Bacterial Genome Fitness  ACT (NASA)
  • SPECTRUM Plate Install (NASA)
  • AvatarX Setup/Checkout (JAXA)
  • Astrobee On (NASA)
  • ROBO Pro Briefing (JAXA)


  • OBT Cyg Emer Rvw
  • UTS Offload EDV Swap

Thursday, 10/8 (GMT 282)

  • LSG Restraint Fold & WV Stow (NASA)
  • Astrobee Battery Change (NASA)
  • ROBO Pro Final Rounds (JAXA)
  • NanoRacks Module 73 Remove (NASA)
  • LSG Sleeve Swap & Crew Restraint Install (NASA)
  • Food Physiology (NASA) 


  • SOKOL Leak Check
  • LSG Crew Restraint Installation Initial
  • LSG Sleeve Swap
  • TOCA Run 

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

  • Robotic Workstation (RWS) High Definition (HD) Monitor Downlink
  • Robotics Workstation (RWS) Configuration
  • USOS Window Shutter Close
  • Cygnus PCS Command and PROX Link Verification
  • ABOUT GAGARIN FROM SPACE. Hardware Deactivation
  • Centerline Berthing Camera System (CBCS) Powerup
  • Cygnus R-BAR Approach
  • TBU. Check temperature of ТБУ-В #07 thermostat and free zone before inlet and outlet holes of ТБУ-В
  • Preparation of Items for Return and Removal with Soyuz 745
  • Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) Cygnus Capture
  • MRM1 comm config to support tagup
  • SEPARATSIA. Urine distillation in auto mode with the use of СРВ-У-РС. Current and voltage measurement
  • CHIBIS Set Transfer
  • LBNP Orthostatic Test
  • Remote Workstation Monitor HD Video Downlink Deactivation RWS.
  • Pressure Management Device (PMD) Equipment Setup
  • Node 1 Centerline Berthing Camera System (CBCS) Removal
  • Photo TV High Definition (HD) Cygnus Video Setup
  • Urine transfer from EDV to Progress 444 (DC1) Rodnik БВ2 Tank and flushing БВ2 tank B2 connector [ABORTED]
  • MRM2 comm config to support tagup
  • Checkout of СК, БСС systems by telemetry from MRM2
  • N1 Deck MPEV open
  • Pressure Management Device (PMD) Teardown
  • Node 1 Nadir to Cygnus Vestibule Outfitting
  • EARTHKAM. Hardware deactivation in Node 2 and stow
  • Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) Controller Panel Assembly (CPA) Rotation and Closeout
  • Cygnus Ingress
  • ABOUT GAGARIN FROM SPACE. Hardware Activation
  • Air sample collection using АК-1М absorber in Cygnus
  • Cygnus Cargo Photo