ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/06/2020


EarthKAM (Sally Ride Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle Schools): The crew deployed the Camera hardware in Node 2. 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.

SERFE (Spacesuit Evaporation Rejection Flight Experiment): The crew performed a Water Sample collection and stowed the sample for return. SERFE demonstrates a new technology to remove heat from spacesuits and maintain appropriate temperatures for crew members and equipment during space walks. The technology uses evaporation of water for cooling. The investigation determines whether microgravity affects performance and evaluates the technology’s effect on contamination and corrosion of spacesuit material.


Lab Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Air Selector Valve (ASV) 102 Remove and Replace (R&R): The crew completed the R&R of the LAB CDRA ASV 102 and the Lab CDRA closeout procedure today. The CDRA selectively removes carbon dioxide from the ISS cabin atmosphere.

Robotics On-board Trainer (RoBOT): The crew completed nominally scheduled proficiency training needed to maintain Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) qualifications. ROBoT is an on-orbit version of the ground-based Dynamics Skills Trainer (DST) that simulates robotics operations with using SSRMS hand controllers with graphical feedback.

Joint Station LAN (JSL) Firewall R&R in Lab: Today the crew performed an R&R of the failed Lab Firewall #2. The Firewalls provide additional security to ISS computer assets and facilitate smoother integration of Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) hardware into the ISS JSL network.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

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

  • Initial Powerup and Checkout of Lab AR Rack and Lab CDRA
  • Lab IATCS Repress

Look Ahead Plan

Saturday, 11/7 (GMT 312)

  • Crew Off-Duty 


  • Crew Off-Duty

Sunday, 11/8 (GMT 313)

  • Crew Off-Duty 


  • Crew Off-Duty

Monday, 11/9 (GMT 314)

  • ELF cartridge Exchange (NASA)
  • HRF Saliva setup


  • ARED Quarterly Maintenance
  • Emergency Equipment Staging – Part 1 

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

  • Lab Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Selector Valve Replace (R&R)
  • Hand Ergometry Assessment
  • US LAB Firewall Replacement
  • СОЖ maintenance
  • On Board Training (OBT) ROBoT T&C Proficiency
  • EarthKAM Node 2 Setup and Activation
  • [СТТС] Configuration for MRM2
  • IMS Delta File Prep
  • ПхО EVA Support Panel (ПОВ) Checkout.
  • SERFE Water Sampling for Post Flight Analysis
  • MRM2 EVA Support Panel (ПОВ) Checkout
  • SERFE MELFI insertion
  • Acoustic Monitor Data Transfer and Stow
  • Activation and Inspection of Orlan-MKS suit No.4, No.5.
  • Orlan Interface Unit (БСС) checkout in MRM2.
  • БСС checkout in ПхО.
  • Degassing Orlan-MKS suits No.4 and No.5 and БСС in MRM2.
  • Lab Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) Selector Valve 102 Closeout
  • PEV activation test from ПхО EVA Support Panel.  as necessary
  • PEV Activation and Checkout from MRM2 EVA Support Panel. as necessary
  • ПхО БСС cooling loop separation using Degassing Pump Unit (БОС).
  • Comm reconfig for nominal ops
  • Synchronization of Nikon camera with station time