ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/02/2020


NanoRacks Cubesat Deployer – Mission 19 (NRCSD-19) –  The crew installed the Cubesat deployers onto the MPEP (Multipurpose Experiment Platform). The crew also took imagery photos of the hardware installation.  For NRCSD-19, there are eight Deployers preassembled in two 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). The NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer is a stackable, modular, ground loaded launch case. Each NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer accommodates up to six launch cases and are stacked for each JEM Airlock opening.

Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutrons (RADI-N2) – The crew deployed the eight Radi-N2 bubble detectors at JEM Panel FD3/JPM1F3 and provided photodocumentation of the detectors.  The objective of this Canadian Space Agency investigation is to better characterize the ISS neutron environment, define the risk posed to the crew members’ health, and provide the data necessary to develop advanced protective measures for future spaceflight.  It’s been recognized that neutrons make up a significant fraction (10-30%) of the biologically effective radiation exposure in low-Earth orbit. The bubble detectors used in the investigation are designed detect neutrons and ignore all other radiation.

Repository – The crew performed urine and blood collections in support of the Repository study. Repository supports scientific discovery that contributes to our fundamental knowledge in the area of human physiological changes and adaptation to a microgravity environment and provides unique opportunities to study longitudinal changes in human physiology spanning many missions.


Battery Stowage Assembly (BSA) Operation – The crew initiated an automated Charge-Discharge-Charge (C-D-C) maintenance cycle on all Helmet Lights, PGT Batteries, and two REBAs in the BSA via the Battery Charger Assembly (BCA).

SpaceX Crew Dragon Computer Based Training (CBT) Review – The crew continued familiarization training in preparation for Crew Dragon rendezvous operations. SpaceX Crew-1 Mission is currently schedule for launch on November 14th from Kennedy Space Center and is set to dock to the ISS on November 15th.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • WHC KTO Replace
  • SpX-Crew Dragon Rendezvous review CBT2
  • SpX-Crew Dragon Rendezvous review CBT3

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

  • NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer Installation on the MPEP
  • JEM Airlock Depressurization Monitoring

Look Ahead Plan

Tuesday, 11/3 (GMT 308)

  • Electrostatic Levitation Furnace (ELF) Gas Bottle Unit (GBU) Replacement
  • Plant Habitat Water Refill & Plant Habitat Science Carrier Installation #1
  • SERFE Installation Procedure Review
  • SERFE-CWCI Gather-1 & SERFE-CWCI Degas-1 


  • Swap Lo P O2 Supply from HPGT to NORS
  • Acoustic Monitor Setup for Crew Worn Measurements
  • Temperature and Humidity Control (THC) Oxygen Generation System (OGS) Avionics Air Assembly (AAA) Flow Measurements

Wednesday, 11/4 (GMT 309)

  • EML Gas Valves Opening
  • Rhodium Space Rhizosphere MELFI Sample Insertion
  • Rhodium Space Rhizosphere Science Chamber Ambient Stowage Removal
  • SERFE Hardware Installation 


  • Water Recovery Management (WRM) Water Balance
  • Environmental Health System (EHS) Acoustic Monitor Setup 

Thursday, 11/5 (GMT 310)

  • NanoRacks CubeSat Deployment Photos
  • Food Acceptability Survey


  • CDRA Selector Valve R&R
  • US EVA Tool Transfer
  • Regenerative ECLSS Recycle Tank Drain

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

  • Reminder HRF Generic Urine Collection End
  • Reminder HRF Generic Frozen Blood Collection
  • HRF Generic Urine Collection
  • HRF Generic MELFI Sample Retrieval And Insertion Operations
  • HRF Generic HRF Centrifuge Setup And Frozen Blood Collection Subject
  • HRF Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Spin Conclude
  • HRF Generic MELFI Sample Insertion
  • Review of preliminary EVA timeline and ODF, watching video on EVA 47.
  • NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer Hardware Gather
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Extension to JPM Side
  • Handhold Exp Platform Adapter removal.
  • NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer Installation on the MPEP
  • JEM Airlock Slide Table (ST) Retraction from JPM Side
  • Battery Stowage Assembly (BSA) Operation Initiation
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE dosimeter setup and activation.
  • СОЖ Maintenance
  • HRF Generic HRF Centrifuge Frozen Blood Collection Conclude And Stow
  • HRF Generic Urine Collection Stow
  • On MCC-M Go Vacuum Cleaning of ПН28-120 Voltage Converter for SM Printer (behind panel 231A). Visual check of GFCI and cable extension.
  • Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutrons Hardware Handover
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. Handover of BUBBLE-dosimeters to USOS
  • Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutrons
  • MATRYOSHKA-R. BUBBLE-dosimeter initialization and deployment for exposure.
  • SpX-CREW DRAGON review CBT
  • PILOT-T. Preparation for the experiment
  • SpX-CREW DRAGON Rendezvous review CBT
  • IMS update
  • PILOT-T. Experiment Ops.
  • Exercise Data Downlink via OCA
  • ЦВ1 Fan Screen Cleaning in FGB
  • On MCC-M Go ISS Repress Using Air from ТКГ 444 (DC1) СрПК Section 2