ISS Daily Summary Report – 11/17/2020

SpaceX Crew-1 Docking: Resilience successfully docked to the ISS on November 16th at 10:02 PM CT, completing the approximately 27-hour rendezvous to station. The Node 2 hatch was then opened shortly after midnight. With the docking of Resilience, Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Soichi Noguchi, and Shannon Walker join the ISS crew complement.


Actiwatch Don: Several members of the arriving Crew-1 crew donned an Actiwatch-Plus on their non-dominant wrist outside of any clothing.  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.

ELF Tether Removal: The crew removed a sample cartridge tether which is believed to have been causing issues with successful processing of the ELF Round Robin samples.  The Round Robin – Thermophysical Property Measurement (Round Robin) investigation provides researchers with a better understanding of how to measure liquid metal properties to revolutionize how process modeling can support design, flight qualification and production of advanced spaceflight systems.


Post-Docking Operations: The crew completed several activities after Resilience docked to the ISS. The crew relocated Space Station Computers (SSCs) which were used during the Dragon approach monitoring from the Cupola to the Lab. The resident ISS crew helped to familiarize the newly arrived crew of potential hazards and the available safety measures on-board ISS by performing a safety briefing. Finally, the crew performed an initial day US Segment handover to begin familiarizing the crew with living and working on ISS.

Battery Stowage Assembly (BSA) Operation Re-Initiation: The crew re-initiated automated Charge-Discharge-Charge (C-D-C) BSA battery operations on Battery Charger-3 (BC3) after a zero current charge error was seen on REBA 1016 during yesterday’s charging attempt. The charging is typically terminated 3 days after this activity as C-D-C maintenance may take up to 65 hours to complete.

T2 Troubleshooting: After the ground powered on the T2 rack, the crew verified the T2 rack status, re-installed the emergency stop magnet, and then re-verified the T2 rack status. This activity returned T2 to a nominal configuration and the equipment will be operable after the ground completes the activation and checkout tomorrow.

Completed Task List Activities:

  • None

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

  • C2V2 Configuration for Dragon Approach
  • Primary Power System (PPS) Beta Gimbal Assembly (BGA) Commanding for Docking
  • Attitude Control System (ACS) Commanding for Docking
  • Thermal Control System (TCS) Commanding for Docking
  • Dragon Configuration for Docked Operations on Node 2 Forward

Look Ahead Plan

Wednesday, 11/18 (GMT 323)

  • GRIP
  • ISS Experience Stow
  • LSR Spare Relocate
  • POLAR/MELFI Transfer
  • SERFE 


  • IFM Hatch Seal Inspection
  • RS EVA #47 Help
  • THC IMV Flow Measure
  • Emergency Equipment Transfer
  • Cygnus OBT 

Thursday, 11/19 (GMT 324)

  • Avatar-X
  • AWP
  • CBEF-L Current Measurements
  • Drop Vibration
  • EXPRESS Rack 2 Laptop t/s
  • Food Acceptability
  • GRIP
  • MSRR/MSL SCA Exchange
  • Standard Measures
  • T-CMM
  • Vection


  • Dragon Debrief Conference
  • Dragon Cargo Transfer
  • EVA Tool Transfer

Friday, 11/20 (GMT 325)

  • Avatar-X
  • CBEF-L Config Change
  • ESA/LSR Pre-gather and Maintenance
  • FIR/LMM/ACE Module Exchange
  • Food Acceptability
  • Food Physiology
  • GRIP
  • Plant Habitat-02
  • POLAR Desiccant Swap
  • Refabricator Stow
  • STaARS BS12
  • Standard Measures
  • T-CMM
  • Tangolab-2 Cardcube Install


  • EHS CSA-CP Activation and Checkout Part 1
  • APM Node 3 Install
  • EVA Tool Stow
  • EVA BSA Battery Operations Terminate
  • EVA BSA Battery Operations Initiate
  • RGN Recycle Tank Drain
  • RGN Recycle Tank Fill
  • UTS Offload EDV Swap
  • RGN Recycle Tank Process

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

  • Node 2 to Dragon Final Pressurization and Vestibule prep for Ingress
  • Dragon Hatch Open
  • Dragon Forward Hatch Open
  • Public Affairs Office Welcome Event for Crew Dragon
  • Dragon Node2 Forward Systems Operations Data File (SODF) Deploy
  • Dragon Forward – Station Support Computer Return
  • Actiwatch Plus Watch Don
  • Gather and transfer ISS Leak Kit materials.
  • Urine Transfer System Offload EDV Troubleshoot
  • Dragon Forward Docking Kit Stow
  • Prep Sleep Station in Dragon
  • Battery Stowage Assembly (BSA) Operation Re-Initiation
  • Recharging external accumulator SM-AGAT-U55 – initiation
  • ISS Safety Briefing
  • Handover of Increment 64 Crew
  • Drink Bag Fill and Install in Orlan
  • Reminder to Clear IMV Inlet
  • Study EVA timeline
  • REMOTE RS LAPTOP testing
  • КВД and КСД MNT before EVA
  • XF305 Camcorder Setup
  • Electrostatic Levitation Furnace(ELF) Tether Removal
  • ISS Experience Record Conclude
  • ISS Experience Hardware Relocate
  • Заделка места разгерметизации в ПрК – установка заплатки из гибкого материала. Перег. со спец.
  • Демонтаж оборудования видеорегистрации (2 шт.) на РС МКС на время ВКД РС
  • PELLE. Download & placement before EVA
  • Restow ISS Leak Kit tools.
  • Recharging external accumulator SM-AGAT-U55 – end
  • ТЕСТ. Отбор проб-мазков с внешних поверхностей скафандров и элементов интерьера (перед ВКД)
  • Biochemical urine test
  • GRIP experiment constraints reminder