ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/06/2020


Space Tango MultiLab Locker (TangoLab-2): The crew removed Card 014 and stowed it for return and installed sample cards 001 and 012 recently flown on NG-14 as part of TangoLab-2 Mission 18 operations. TangoLab-2 is a reconfigurable general research facilities designed for microgravity research and development and pilot manufacturing in the ISS.

NanoRacks Platforms: The crew installed NanoRacks Module-73 into the NanoRacks Platform 2 and then into Plate Reader 2 in order to verify power and telemetry connectivity. NanoRacks Platforms is a multipurpose research facility on board the ISS. NanoRacks Platforms supports NanoRacks Modules in the CubeSat form factor by providing power and data transfer capabilities to operate investigations in microgravity.

Rhodium Space Rhizosphere: The crew performed mixture operations of sample chambers 0008 – 0011 and then placed them in an ambient stow location. Soil Health in Space: Determination of Gravitational Effects on Soil Stability for Controlled Environment Agriculture (Rhodium Space Rhizosphere) examines the effects of spaceflight on the soil aggregates formed by fungi and bacteria. Recent studies have shown a connection between biological activity, aggregation formation, and the overall capacity of soils to sustainably produce nutritious food crops. A better understanding of fungal and bacterial structures and functions in soil could improve food production on Earth and in space.

Polar: The crew uninstalled POLAR’s 3 and 8 from the Cygnus cargo spacecraft and transferred and installed them into ISS racks. Polar is a cold stowage managed facility that provides transport and storage of science samples at cryogenic temperatures (-80ºC) to and from the ISS.


Cygnus Rendezvous Hardware Tool Cleanup: As part of closeout ops from yesterday’s Cygnus capture and berthing, the crew returned the Centerline Berthing Camera System (CBCS) and Vestibule Outfitting Kit (VOK) today to their appropriate stowage locations. The CBCS supports Common Berthing Mechanism (CBM) mating alignment operations necessary to berth a vehicle to Node 1. The VOK is a toolkit the crew uses during berthing operations.

Cygnus Vehicle Cargo Operations: Today, the crew began Cygnus cargo transfer operations. Ground teams estimate approximately 35 hours remain to complete cargo ops.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • Transfer 62S USOS prepack (ongoing)
  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations (ongoing)

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

  • External High Definition Camera (EHDC) survey of Soyuz before undock
  • Mobile Servicing System (MSS) File Uplink
  • ARS Lab Major Constituent Analyzer (MCA) Zero Calibration
  • Maneuver to –XVV using OPM

Look Ahead Plan

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
  • TOCA Run 

Friday, 10/9 (GMT 283)

  • Onco Selectors Mix & Injections (NASA)
  • Astrobee Off (NASA)


  • Systems Operations Data File (SODF) Update 

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

  • Body Mass Measurement – BMMD
  • JEM Camera Robot Preparation for Robo-Pro Challenge Final Round
  • Robotic Workstation (RWS) Teardown
  • Transfer Cygnus Cargo Operations
  • Hardware prepack for return and disposal via Soyuz 745
  • ТБУ (Universal Bioengineering Thermostat). Checking ТБУ-В No.07 thermostat temp & unobstructed area near ТБУ-В vents
  • Preparing for FGB Power Supply System ПТАБ-2 (АБ6) Replacement
  • Polar Cygnus Uninstall, Transfer, And EXPRESS Rack Install
  • Cold Stowage Double Coldbag Unpack
  • Rhodium Space Rhizosphere Rhodium Science Sample Chamber Ambient Stow
  • NanoRacks Platform-2 Module Install
  • TangoLab-2 Card Cube Replace
  • Surface sample collection from equipment and structural elements on SM panels 101, 129, 130, 137, 139, 329, 412, 415, 436, in transfer compartment (ПхО), transfer chamber (ПрК)
  • Prepack the kit with Laser Range Finder (ЛДИ-11) for return on Soyuz 745
  • MPEG-2 TV Downlink Test via KU-band prior to Soyuz 747 Docking to the ISS
  • Public Affairs Office (PAO) Event in High Definition (HD) – Node 1 Camcorder Towards Airlock
  • Vacuum Cleaning ПН28-120 Voltage Converter for SM printer (behind panel 231А).  Visual inspection of GFCI cable and extension cable
  • Photography of glass panes on windows No.02 [РО] No.13, No.14 SM (ПхО)
  • SEPARATION. Distillate Sampling from  ЕДВ No.1323
  • Centerline Berthing Camera System (CBCS) Stow
  • Restow Vestibule Outfitting Kit (VOK)
  • USOS Window Shutter Close
  • Verifying shutter closure on windows 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 prior to reboost
  • Laptop RSK1 battery checkout