ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/14/2020


ISS HAM: The crew initiated an ISS HAM radio contact with Ramona Lutheran School in Ramona, CA. ISS Ham Radio provides opportunities to engage and educate students, teachers, parents and other members of the community in science, technology, engineering and math by providing a means to communicate between astronauts and the ground HAM radio units.

Actiwatch Plus: The arriving US crewmember donned on the Actiwatch Plus hardware. The Actiwatch is a waterproof, nonintrusive, sleep-wake activity monitor worn on the wrist of a crewmember. The device contains a miniature uniaxial accelerometer that produces a signal as the subject moves. The data are stored in nonvolatile memory within the Actiwatch until they are downloaded for analysis.

Fluid Science Laboratory (FSL): The crew removed and stowed the Soft Matter Dynamics (SMD) sample and hardware. The crew then installed the Multi-Scale Boiling Experiment Container (EC) into the FSL facility.  The FSL is a multiuser facility designed by the European Space Agency (ESA) for conducting fluid physics research in microgravity. It can be operated as a fully automatic or semiautomatic facility and can be controlled onboard by the International Space Station (ISS) crew or from the ground in tele-science mode. 


63 Soyuz Launch/Dock: 63S launched on Wednesday, October 14, from Baikonur Cosmodrome at 12:45 AM CT carrying Kate Rubins, Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov to the ISS. Docking to the MRM1 port occurred at 3:48 AM CT with hatch opening at 6:07 AM CT. Following hatch opening, all six crewmembers performed the ISS Crew Safety Briefing during which the 62S crew familiarized the 63S crew with potential hazards and available safety measures. Plans were reviewed for emergency actions, roles and responsibilities in response to depressurization, fire and toxic release hazards.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • 62S Pre-Pack (ongoing)
  • Cygnus Cargo Ops (ongoing)

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

  • Ground Support for Soyuz Docking Ops

Look Ahead Plan

Thursday, 10/15 (GMT 289)

  • Handhold Experiment Platform Adapter on MPEP Install (NASA)
  • STaARS-12 Kit-ambient stow, Exp Containers into Facility (NASA)
  • Rhodium Space Rhizosphere Chamber Photo (NASA)
  • Rhodium Space Rhizosphere Chamber to POLAR (NASA)
  • MSG PBRE-2 Cleanup (NASA)


  • ZBook Client Swap
  • EHS TOCA Run
  • WHC PreTreat Tank R&R

Friday, 10/16 (GMT 290)

  • VECTION Session (CSA)
  • DOSIS 3D PDP Swap (ESA)
  • MVP Module Photo/Install (NASA)
  • HRF Saliva Setup (NASA)
  • STaARS-12 Sample MELFI Insert (NASA)
  • Food Acceptability (NASA) 


  • CQ Port Clean
  • EMER Roles/Resp Review
  • HMS IMAK Unpack

Saturday, 10/17 (GMT 291)

  • Food Physiology-Saliva Collect (NASA)


  • OBT Soyuz Nominal Drill

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

  • ТБУ (Universal Bioengineering Thermostat). Checking ТБУ-В No.07 thermostat temperature and unobstructed area near ТБУ-В inlet/outlet vents
  • Operation using TПK onboard data files
  • ISS HAM Kenwood Radio Power Down in Columbus
  • ISS HAM Radio Power Down in Service Module
  • USOS Window Shutter Close
  • Checking cover closure on SM windows 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14.  Note 8
  • Gas Analyzer Activation in Soyuz 745
  • FSL Facility Core Element locking at the end of scientific operations
  • MPEG-2 Transmission Channel Test via Ku-band  (Activation of MPEG2 multicast and MPEG unicast TV and video streaming)
  • FSL Soft Matter Dynamics Experiment Container Sample Cell Unit Exchange
  • [СТТС] configuration for Soyuz 747 docking to MRM1.Comm check with Soyuz 747 in RSA-S/G2
  • Preparation for Soyuz 747 Docking
  • Monitoring Soyuz 747 approach to ISS (MRM1)
  • FSL SOFT MATTER DYNAMICS Experiment Container Deinstallation
  • Activation of mpeg2 multicast and unicast video recording mode
  • Moding MRM1-Soyuz PEV to ELECTR CONTR position
  • Comm reconfig after Soyuz 747 docking
  • Pressurization of Elektron-VM Liquid Unit before Activation
  • FSL MultiScale Boiling experiment container feedthrough panel reconfiguration
  • Turn off TV systems monitoring equipment, close applications and downlink Mpeg2 multicast and Mpeg2 unicast recorded data via OCA
  • Soyuz 747 – MRM1 interface leak check
  • FSL MultiScale Boiling Experiment Container Installation
  • Hardware setup in SM for ISS Expedition 64 Arrival TV coverage from SM
  • Crew Departure Prep
  • Disconnecting КЛ-153М TV camera from MRM1 TV system
  • Hardware setup in MRM1 for Hatch Opening from MRM1 TV coverage
  • FSL Facility Core Element release in preparation of SMD or RUBI operations
  • Soyuz 747-MRM1 hatch opening
  • ТПК-63S hatches open and PAO-TV-rep. Hatches open
  • Comm reconfig for nominal
  • Closing applications, deactivation of camcorders and TV data monitoring equipment
  • [РО]-ПрК hatch opening in SM
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) High Calibration
  • Connecting КЛ-153М TV camera to MRM1 TV system
  • Drying of gloves and spacesuits (Soyuz 747)
  • ISS Safety Briefing
  • ISS HAM Kenwood Radio Power Up
  • Crew Quarters (CQ) Onboard Training
  • Stow spacesuits and gloves in Soyuz 747 after drying
  • Actiwatch Plus Watch Don
  • Soyuz 747 Deactivation (without Gas Analyzer deactivation)  Transfer Atmosphere Purification & Filtration Unit (АФОТ-2М), ИПК-1М gas mask, and Portable Repress Tank (БНП) from MRM1 to Soyuz 747 БО
  • MICROVIR. Hardware transfer from Soyuz 747,  setup to stow  in ТБУ-В thermostat
  • MSK-2. Hardware transfer from Soyuz 747 and setup
  • ISS HAM Columbus Pass Kenwood
  • MSK-2. Hardware setup and powerup
  • CASKAD. Transfer of BOP kit from Soyuz
  • CASKAD. Connection BOP with БКУ keyboard to Cascad thermostat at +29 °С
  • MELFI 2 Icebrick Inserts
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Transfer and Setup of Passive Detector Assemblies (PDA). Photography
  • Health Maintenance System (HMS) Personal Medication Stow
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Sample Data Record
  • REFLEX. BB-MKS Kits Transfer and Setup (with photo ops)