ISS Daily Summary Report – 10/27/2020


ExHAM sample detach: The crew removed and stowed 15 ExHAM#1 samples.  The samples were exposed to the ISS external environment and include several exposure panels (each with multiple test materials), an actuator, capture panels, etc.  Taking advantage of Kibo’s unique function of having both an airlock and a robotic arm on the ISS, the ExHAM (Exposed Experiment Handrail Attachment Mechanism) facility enables space experiments to be performed in the exposed space environment, by attachment to the Japanese Experiment Module Kibo’s Exposed Facility.

Iceberg install: The crew performed the steps necessary to install the Iceberg cold stowage facility into EXPRESS rack 4.  Iceberg is a Double Locker equivalent designed for EXPRESS Rack operation and provides additional cold stowage resources aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The units provide an operating range of +4°C to -95°C.   Iceberg is similar to the Glacier and Polar units currently in use, but provides additional volume to help reduce the number of EXPRESS Rack locations needed.

MSG facility activation: The crew assisted with the activation of the MSG (Microgravity Science Glovebox) facility, which will be used to support ops later this week.  The MSG is a rack-level payload facility located in the U.S. Laboratory module on the ISS. MSG provides resources such as power, data, video, heat rejection, vacuum, nitrogen and containment for investigations. The facility is well suited for handling hazardous materials when crew are present. MSG is capable of accommodating both physical science and biological research payloads.


Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM) Latching End Effector (LEE) Survey: Ground teams positioned the SPDM LEE near the P1 Lower Outboard External High Definition Camera (EHDC) and are currently performing a survey of the LEE. Imagery from this survey will be used to perform a SPDM LEE snare cable health assessment.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

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

  • SSRMS LEE High Definition Survey
  • VB-RC Off-nominal Motion Checkout
  • ER4 ICEBERG Activation
  • SPDM OEUCS Checkout

Look Ahead Plan

Wednesday, 10/28 (GMT 302)

  • Drop Vibration gather and review
  • ExHAM sample attach
  • Food Acceptability


  • ISS Crew Orientation
  • EHS Ops
  • OPTIMIS Tablet App BPW Review

Thursday, 10/29 (GMT 303)

  • Drop Vibration setup
  • EPM board removal 


  • UTS Offload & EDV Swap

Friday, 10/30 (GMT 302)

  • Cubesat review
  • Hero Product
  • HRF urine setup
  • Plant Habitat-02 science install 


  • RS EVA Prep
  • NORS O2 Ops

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

  • Insertion of Russian experiments blood samples into MELFI
  • Auxiliary Computer System [ВКС] laptops anti-virus scan and report
  • Handhold Exp Platform (HXP)
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Extension to JPM Side
  • SM Atmosphere analysis using Freon Leak Analyzer/Detector (ФИТ)
  • Recharging air conditioning system [СКВ2] from КВО.6003 bottle
  • СКПФ1, СКПФ2 dust filter replacement and MRM1 Gas-Liquid Heat Exchanger (ГЖТ) cleaning (ФГБ1ПГО_4_424_1, bag 435-20 (00071061R) or ФГБ1ГА bag 440-22 (00074646R) Discard removed filters. Reflect changes in IMS)
  • Replacing ПФ1, ПФ2 dust filters and cleaning В1, B2 Fan screens in MRM2 (ФГБ1ПГО_4_424_1, bag 435-20 (00071061R) or bag ФГБ1ГА (440-22). Discard old units.  Reflect changes in IMS)
  • SM Atmosphere analysis using Freon Leak Analyzer/Detector (ФИТ)
  • Photography of CoaguChek device
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Retraction from JPM Side
  • Photography of Ecosfera-2010 sample
  • Emergency Operations (EMER) Chip Measurement System (CMS) Battery Changeout
  • Emergency Chip Measurement System (CMS) Hardware Swap
  • Collecting PILLE dosimeter readings
  • Microgravity Science Glovebox Activation
  • Iceberg Express Rack Install
  • Preparation for ИДЭ-4 smoke sensor needle cleaning in DC1 Fire Detection System.
  • Crew time for ISS adaptation and orientation